Welcome to Sunrise Lodge on beautiful Baptiste Lake
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Happy New Year! Welcome to our 2021 season!
It seems the uncertainties of last year have followed us into this year, so again it's cottaging with a twist! We will be observing Ontario's best practices for health and safety, "Operators and guests should continue to practice physical distancing, wear a face covering when physical distancing is a challenge, and wash hands frequently."
We are taking deposits now, but still await the green light to open for the summer. Of course if you or someone in your group becomes ill or does not feel well as your booking date approaches please do not come. Sunrise Lodge is not a place to recover or quarantine. To encourage this we will be waiving our 60 day cancellation policy, and will return deposits less the $25 processing fee. As always we ask that guests bring their own sheets, pillow slips, and towels. If you feel more comfortable, please bring your dish cloths as well. We will clean cabins as usual between guests but you are responsible for your own washing, hand santizer, etc.
All guests will be required to sign a waiver at the beginning of their stay. We also ask that you bring your own hand sanitizer and masks for trips to local stores. Please call ahead to book your stay, no drop ins will be allowed at this time.
Thank you to everyone for your continued cooperation and understanding through this difficult time.
Sunrise Lodge offers simple cottaging at it best. Located on a large private point, 7 charming, rustic lakefront cottages are surrounded by beautiful Baptiste Lake and the breathtaking wilderness of Hastings Highlands. Everything is here for an easy, relaxing cottage break: great swimming, boating, fishing, BBQs and bonfires under the Milky Way.
Unwind and unplug with an uncomplicated and rejuvenating cottage getaway. Simply breathe in fresh air and melt into an Adirondack chair. Just float on the water or find a secluded spot with a book to enjoy the quiet of the lake. Adventure enthusiasts can explore endless nature activities from here to Algonquin Park.
Sunrise Lodge is located on beautiful, big Baptiste Lake, part of a three lake chain which includes Elephant and Benoir Lakes that can take you on into Algonquin Park. Driving from Sunrise Lodge in one direction (south) is the nearby town of Bancroft - fully stocked with everything you'll need: grocery stores, farmers markets, excellent restaurants & pubs, LCBO & Beer Store, pharmacies, boutique shops, a playhouse and great parks to explore. Music festivals, antique car shows, the Rock Hound Gembouree, Art in the Park all happen throughout the summer. To the north is the small town of Maynooth, with its old style general store, antique and curio shops, art galleries, unique restaurants, and the big purple Arlington Hotel and pub that rocks music year round. And of course Algonquin Park is just up the road.
Sunrise Lodge has been an Ontario cottage getaway since the late 1940s. Though there have been many changes over the years, it still offers the same charming rustic beauty and the cottage quiet that it always has. You can spend your getaway on the dock, on the water, exploring the wilderness hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding. Driving the country back roads is spectacular and a great way to take in many unique small towns in the area.
Lakeside we offer a marine area with extensive docks for boat mooring and a deep water diving and swimming area. Centrally located among the cottages is a common building with a recreation room, separate showers and coin laundry facilities. Located beside the Rec Centre is a covered barbeque hut, with propane barbeques.
Sunrise Lodge is a private cottage resort. Your hosts, Greg and Hilary, are always available to answer questions or help you have a great cottage experience. We endeavor to be as eco friendly as possible, and continually strive to lighten our footprint to preserve the beauty of our natural surroundings.
Please NO pets.
Check-in for weekly stays, is after 3pm on Saturday. Check-out is the following Saturday before 10am.
To see a layout of the Sunrise Lodge, click on Map
Please join us in 2020!
We prefer to take payments for deposits and balances through bank to bank etransfer. During the Covid-19 restrictions, we will no longer accept cheques or money orders. All transactions can be done by eTransfer or cash.
The image below is the only photo I have of a painting my father did when I was a child. The original painting was removed from a cabin a few years ago. I only recently found this photo. This painting has huge sentimental value to me. My dad passed in 1986. I you have the painting or know its whereabouts, please return it. I don't care who took it or why, I just would like it back.
Sunrise Lodge has been involved in the making of three films: two shorts, Getting Late and Day 17, and the feature film Dark Sunrise. Below are trailers for Getting Late and Dark Sunrise as well as some behind the scenes photos.