Resorts With a Screened Porch & TV in Ontario, Canada

Resorts With a Screened Porch & TV in Ontario, Canada
There are four resorts in Ontario, Canada, that have both screened porches and TVs. Some of the resorts have screened porches for dining, whereas others have screened porches at the actual cottage. Some of the resorts have recreational rooms with TVs and others have TVs in the guestrooms. All of the resorts are located near a lake and have numerous indoor and outdoor amenities.

Oakview Lodge and Marina

The Oakview Lodge and Marina is located about two and a half hours from Toronto. According to Oakview Lodge and Marina's website, guests enjoy a "romantic and relaxing atmosphere of the country inn." The Lodge has a fireplace lounge, which features an extensive martini bar, music, books, board games, satellite TV and magazines. Guests are provided full breakfast and four-course dinners. The food has a Mediterranean and Asian flair, which reflects the chef's heritage and influence. Guests can dine on the screened porch or in an air-conditioned dining room. The screened porch is only available in the summer and offers a view of Little Hawk Lake. After dinner, guests may wish to go to the sandy beach for campfires or retire to one of the six suites they have available. Four of the suites feature sitting rooms with satellite TVs, free wireless Internet, a queen-size bed and four-piece ensuite bath. The other two suites have two double beds. One of those suites has a four-piece bath and the other has a three-piece bath. The view from three of the suites encompass the lake and the other three suites feature views of the gardens.

If a suite is not to your liking, the Oakview Lodge and Marina also offers a two-bedroom cottage. One of the bedrooms has two double beds; the second has a double/single combo bunk bed. The cottage has a three-piece bath, full kitchen, fireplace, satellite TV and DVD player. The deck of the cottage offers a view of Little Hawk Lake and a gas barbeque. Pets are allowed at the cottage. Additionally, guests are allowed full use of the canoe and paddle boat.

Check-in is at 3:00 p.m. and check-out is at 11:00 a.m. Prices range from $100 per night per couple to $220 per night per couple, as of 2010. Children under 10 are free. Additional fees exist for each additional guest per day. There is a two-night minimum stay for weekends and three-night minimum stay for holiday weekends. The Oakview Lodge and Marina does offer package deals and last-minute specials so be sure to view their website for more information. American plans are available for $50 per person per day.

Oakview Lodge and Marina
RR#2 Minden, ON
ROM 2K0 Canada

Craganmor Point Resort

Craganmor Point Resort is located on 8 acres with 2,000 feet of waterfront and is about two hours north of Toronto. The resort is located on McLaren Island. There are seven beachfront cottages available for rent May through October. The cottages range from two to four bedrooms. Each cottage comes with a refrigerator, microwave, stove, coffee machine and toaster. The cottages have screened porches and a gas barbeque. Wireless high-speed Internet is available.

Craganmor Point Resort has a general store and full menu restaurant with views of the Georgian Bay. The restaurant features a fireplace, pool table, satellite TV, video games and kids' area with books and games. There are numerous outdoor activities for guests including horseshoes, croquet, sandy beaches, swimming and a children's outdoor playground. Guest have free use of the paddle boats, canoes and kayaks. You can also rent 14-foot and 16'-foot Crestliner motorized boats. Prices range from $175 to $320 per night, and weekly prices range from $695 to $1,395, as of 2010.

Craganmor Point Resort
Parry Sound
Georgian Bay, ON
P2A 2X2 Canada

Blue Moon Retreat

Blue Moon Retreat has six cottages on 20 acres on Purdy Lake. Purdy Lake is located between Bancroft and Barry's Bay on the southeast side of Algonquin Park. Blue Moon Retreat is two and a half hours from Ottawa and about three and a half hours from Toronto. All of the cottages have ranges, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers, coffee makers, toasters, satellite TVs, VCRs, DVD players, bottled water dispensers and air conditioning. Additionally, the cottages have a barbeque and private hot tubs.

Only the Shangri La cottage has a screened porch. The Shangri La is a three-bedroom, three-bath cottage that features a 42-inch plasma TV, boathouse, sitting room and large fieldstone fireplace. The Shangri La is pet-friendly year round. Canoes, kayaks, pedal boats and water trampolines are all free for guests to use. Additional free activities include fishing, swimming, tennis, badminton, air hockey and karaoke. Check-in is at 4:00 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m. Prices range from $649 to $2,949, as of 2010.

Blue Moon Retreat
P.O. Box 282
Maynooth, ON
ROK 2SO Canada

Clearview Cottages

Clearview Cottages is located on Clear Lake in Almaguin Highlands and is open year round. The cottages have refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, barbeques with propane, coffee pots with filters, kettles, toasters, dishes, glasses, utensils, comforters and pillows. Some of the cottages have satellite TV, DVD and/or VHS players and screened porches. All guests are offered free use of kayaks, paddle boats, canoes and water trampolines. Outdoor activities include a volleyball and badminton court, basketball hoop, croquet set, horseshoe pit and children's playground. There is a communal firepit on the waterfront with free firewood. Additionally, Clearview Cottage offers guests numerous indoor activities such as a recreation area with air hockey, tabletop hockey game and ping pong and pool tables. There are board and card games as well as DVDs and VHS tapes for guests to enjoy. Clearview Cottage also offers wireless Internet.

Rates range from $105 to $140 per night and $785 to $975 per week,as of 2010. There is a minimum two-night stay during winter, spring and fall. All rates are based on maximum occupancy as there is a fee for additional guests of $10 per night. There is also a fee for pets of $5 per night or $25 per pet per stay.

Clearview Cottages
1205 Hwy #592
Site 2B, Box 8, RR1
Emsdale, ON
POA 1J0 Canada

Article Written By Lynn Mancini

Lynn Mancini was an elementary teacher in Michigan for five years. She has been a high school reading teacher in Florida for five years. Mancini holds a bachelor's in education with a major in language arts and a minor in social studies from University of Michigan. Mancini also holds a master's from Marygrove College.

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