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Balsam Valley Cottage

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Listing #F254

Contact: Staff

Phone: 705-788-1810

Email: ocr(at)vianet(.)ca



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To book this cottage, please fill out the online form. Alternatively, you can fill out our printable application form and email it to reservations (@)ontariocottagerentals (dot)com or fax it to 705-788-3728. We will contact you regarding availability once the application form has been received.

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Suitable for Families
Suitable for Families
Pets Negotiable
Pets Negotiable
No Smoking
No Smoking

Check-in: Friday after 4:00pm

Check-out: Friday before 10:00am

Location: Groom Lake, Near Kearney, Ontario

There is privacy galore at this cottage nestled in a large secluded bay overlooking Lynx Lake, also known as Groom Lake. This cottage is spacious and offers all the comforts of home plus more inside. It is situated on 225 acres of beautiful wooded property offering hiking and walking trails, or in the winter you can snow shoe or cross country ski these same trails. The property has 3,000' of lakefront and has a 200' wide beach area right in the front of the cottage.

The kitchen, living and dining areas are all open concept with a view of the lake through large windows and doors that lead out to a lovely large wraparound deck. There are two barbeques with extra tanks plus several seating areas here on the deck with different views. You'll enjoy using the stainless steel kitchen appliances to prepare a meal to serve at the grand harvest table. After dinner, relax watching TV or movies on the large flat screen TV or listen to some favourite music on the upgraded surround sound stereo system while watching the sunset. The cottage boasts WIFI high speed internet plus Satellite Bell TV service.

This bright and attractive cottage features 6 bedrooms and 3 baths. The large master bedroom on the main level, boasts a lovely view and offers a king size bed with an en-suite bath. The second and third bedrooms, also on the main level, offer a queen and double. On the walkout lower level, the fourth bedroom has twin bunks, while the fifth bedroom has a queen bed with a gorgeous lake view! The sixth bedroom has a queen bed and is also equipped with a baby crib and change table if needed. This level also has a large common room. Here there are many games to choose from as well as an extensive book collection of everything from comic books to reference books!

The large sandy shallow bay with a hard packed sand beach will invite you on warm days. Two canoes, a rowboat, two swim boards and one windsurfer will be available to you for exploring the lake. If you choose to bring a boat with you, it can be launched at the public beach around the corner on the lake or you can launch the boat right from the beach at the cottage, as it is a gradual entry. There are life jackets of various sizes and safety kits for all the boats. The children will be delighted with the numerous sand toys. They might even enjoy some berry picking or a treasure hunt amongst the many trails! There is also a flat field where you can set up a badminton game or have a game of soccer.

From the cottage, it is only a 35-minute drive to Huntsville for shopping, Pioneer Village, Algonquin Theatre, many restaurants and other amenities. Algonquin Park is less than one hour's drive and well worth a visit, especially in the autumn when the trees are in full colour. You can rent ATV's or Jet Skis locally in Huntsville, including drop off and pick up service.

This cottage is an amazing gem that will please everyone, no matter what age, and bring you back year after year!

View Comments from Previous Vacationers

Refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, utensils, dishware, wash and dryer, 2 woodstoves, 2 BBQs, air conditioner
Table Seating:
10 - 12
6, sleeps 12
Bed Sizes:
1 King, 3 Queen, 1 Double, 1 Bunk bed (Single bottom and top), 1 Crib, 1 Playpen
Linens are provided: Sheets and pillowcases and inside towels. Vacationer supplies their own beach towels
1 four piece, 2 three piece (one with a jacuzzi tub)
Flat screen television with Satellite Bell TV, VCR player, DVD player, CD player, media player with 1,000+ movies and TV shows
Telephone & Internet:
Landline available. High-Speed internet access
Outdoor Furnishings:
Deck and lounge chairs, patio set, fire pit (firewood included)
200 feet of sandy beach with a grassy and sandy approach.Shallow for a long way out
Water Toys:
2 Canoes, 1 rowboat, 2 swimboards, life jackets
Dock Size:
General Store:
Within 10 minutes, Kearney General Store with LCBO and gas station
Pickerel and Smallmouth Bass
Kearney Entertainment Algonquin Theatre, Capitol Theatre
Partially Wheelchair Accessible (ramp only)


Please inquire regarding the high and low season dates for this cottage.
  • $4,200 per week during high-season (´╗┐High-Season includes Family Day Week, Victoria Day long weekend, March Break, the last full week of June to Labour Day Monday, Thanksgiving, as well as the week of Christmas and New Year's .)
  • $1,400 per week during off-season
  • $700 per night during holiday weekends in off-season (minimum 3 nights).
  • $233 per night during off-season.(3 night min)
  • $1,000 refundable security deposit required.

    The Security Deposit is held as insurance for our owners that should malicious damages occur, they will not be financially responsible. Penalties will be charged to the guest for a number of reasons, not limited to: smoking inside a cottage where smoking is prohibited, exceeding the guest limit for the cottage, leaving garbage on the property, misuse of cottage property.
  • For stays 1 week or less: $59 Accidental Damage Insurance required.

    The Accidental Damage Insurance covers any unintentional damages declared by the guest before check out.
  • For stays longer than 1 week: $75 Accidental Damage Insurance required.

    The Accidental Damage Insurance covers any unintentional damages declared by the guest before check out.
*   Administration fee may be applicable.