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Q &A

There are a couple of questions we get asked frequently. The answers are posted as followed and we hope it will help you plan your holiday with us at Lakeside Cottages. If you have any further questions or in need of more information, please feel free to contact us by email or phone. We will do our best to make your vacation with us at Lakeside Cottages a really enjoyable, relaxing and memorable one!

  • When is the best time to book?
    We suggest you book as early as you possible since the space is limited. A deposit will secure your reservations and by booking earlier, if there is a choice of cottages available then you get to pick your choice of cottage subject to our availability.
  • Can we come earlier then the check-in time?
    Our normal check-in is after If you happen to come earlier we may have to stop working in getting things ready for your arrival. This really only delays things, so we suggest that you call or email us first. You may arrive earlier if an early check-in has been prearranged in advance.
  • Can we bring three cars?
    We do have parking spaces for 2 cars. If you happen to bring a third car, or maybe other relatives or friends are joining you later in the week but please remember we will need advance notice in arranging car parking at the resort and we need to know who is here in case of any emergencies.
  • Do you have Lawn chairs?
    Yes. We have lawn chairs and even comfy sun loungers, and good size family picnic table. But if you have a favourite lawn chair, you are always welcome to bring it along.
  • Do you have Laundry facilities on site?
    The town of Lakefield is only 3 kms away with an excellent laundry service and the prices are very reasonable.
  • Do you have Black flies at the resort?
    We are lucky enough to say we have not seen them at the resort. You may see them on walking trails very early in May time, but only for a day or so.
  • Coming early May, do you have heaters in the cottages?
    Yes. We have electric controlled fireplaces in the lounge area in each cottage, and extra electric oil filled heaters for bathrooms and bedrooms if you need them.
  • How are the mosquitoes?
    This is Canada! We do have them for a short while in the very early mornings and just before it goes dusk for about an hour or so. During the day when the sun is out they will disappear. We recommend you to wear clothes that will cover your arms legs and to apply insect repellent if you are out during these times .
  • Do you have a T.V in the cottage?
    Yes. Each cottage comes with a T.V and local channels, and VCR players and VCRs for you to borrow in our office. If you wish to bring along a DVD to watch movies then that’s fine too. We find movies are great for the children to watch, but we hope you will spend more time out of the cottage enjoying our beautiful resort.
  • Do you have enough for the children to do?
    This is a question we get asked a lot and yes we do have enough for the entire family. We are a good family resort with an amazing safe sandy beach. Children really enjoy playing on the beach, and even the little ones can waddle in and out of the water. The teens love to go swimming in the lake all day long! We do have other fun things to do like ping pong, table football, volleyball, basket ball, shuffleboard, paddle boats and fishing.
  • Can we bring our own kayaks?
    Yes, you may bring your own kayak. We do have 2 paddle boats, 2 kayaks and 2 canoes and we do not charge extra–this is included in your cottage rental. Participation in any activities or use of any equipment is at your own risk and Lakeside Cottages will not be held responsible for any issues that may arise as a result of such.   
  • Do you have a campfire?
    Yes, we sure do. It is part of cottage life with weather permitting, as sometimes during the very hot dry summer weather fire bans maybe in place, but usually not for very long.
  • Will we get to see sunsets?
    Our resort is on the East side of Lake Katchewanooka, and with all the cottages facing the lake you will see some of the best sunsets your eyes will ever see as the Lakeside Cottages sunsets are truly amazing!
  • We have a Jet Ski can we bring it along?
    Sorry but no–Please keep them at home-Thank you!
  • Are all your cottages on the Lake?
    Yes they sure are. All the cottages have a view of the Lake.
  • What can we do if the weather is not so good?
    It’s always nice in Paradise! There is so much to see and do locally with sightseeing and great shops to explore that you will not have time to do everything, so you will have to return again next year.
  • Can we fish from the dock?
    Yes, you can fish right from our docks.
  • Where do we buy a fishing license from?
    You can purchase a fishing license at most major stores or locally at The Home Hard Store just in Lakefield. Children under the age of 18 years of age do not need a license to fish.
  • Where are the nearest shops?
    We are the closest resort to Lakefield where you will find most things–food stores, beer store, liquor store and a wonderful local butcher’s shop. You can even walk into Lakefield village for your Tim’s coffee!
  • Where is the nearest hospital?
    Peterborough city, which is only 10-15 minutes drive away.


  • How is the swimming?
    Excellent! Up to the swimming raft we have very few weeds. If you go further out into deeper waters you will find weed growth, however we do not recommend it for your safety.
  • Do you have internet services?
    Yes we have internet covering all of our cottages, but Wi-Fi at Lakeside Cottages usually stands for “Wildlife and Fishing” instead:-) In addition, as we are very close to Lakefield, you may use our local Library which is a free service, and Tim’s is only a few minutes away from our resort – opens 24 hours! But we’d recommend you to please rest and relax your minds, since you’re already in Paradise!
  • May we bring a flying drone to use at Lakeside Cottages?
    We’re sorry but no drones are permitted to be used by guests or visitors at Lakeside Cottages.
  • What is the weather like?
    Again, first of all, it’s always nice in Paradise! During spring time the weather is warming up nicely, and in May and June we have seen temperatures reach well into the high 70s and sometimes into the high 80s. July and August can be hotter months, and we are lucky to have a breeze coming across the lake and you can always find a shaded tree around the resort to relax under with a good book. September can be a wonderful month, the weather is excellent and once we get towards the end of the month things start to cool down a little, which can be nice if you like to sleep a little cooler at nights. During Thanksgiving time we have seen good sunny days, and some of our guests have even taken canoe rides and gone kayaking enjoying the fall colors that are simply amazing.


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