Totem Point Lodge

Totem Point Lodge

46 Nature's Trail, Wolseley Bay, French River, Ontario P0M 2N0 Canada
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#2 of 3 lodges in Wolseley Bay
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Totem Point Lodge is located on the picturesque French River in Northern Ontario. We boast 14 rustic cottages, full docking options, and a beautiful location for outdoor adventure. Fishing is one of the most popular activities in the area, but many come to just relax and enjoy the scenery. Kayaks, canoe's, swimming, photography; all make it an enjoyable destination for outdoor lovers.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Restaurant
Game room
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Location

46 Nature's Trail, Wolseley Bay, French River, Ontario P0M 2N0 Canada
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North Bay Airport
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David P wrote a review Jul 2020
Toronto, Canada32 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything about our stay and the lodge itself was amazing. Despite being a drive from the GTA, it was definitely worth it - You're surrounded by endless nature. The cabin itself was spotless, and had all utensils needed to prepare your own meals. Keep in mind, cell phone coverage and WiFi speeds are limited, so be prepared be disconnected and enjoy your surroundings. Thank you Lily & Richard!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Michelle Barnes, Marketing at Totem Point Lodge
Responded Sep 8, 2022
You're very welcome!!! So happy to have had you stay with us and yes, sometimes the "disconnect" is a wonderful thing! 😉
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Carole P wrote a review Jun 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first time here and is was awesome. The owners were very nice. Our cabin was facing the river nice view. Our cabin was very comfortable had everything we needed for our stay. We took the American package which includes all meals included in the price we paid. The meals were breakfast, lunch to go and supper. Awesome meals and lots on your plate. Lunch to go was 2 sandwiches, beverages,fruit and cookies. In a cooler and ice pack that was awesome. We want to thank the owners for an awesome vacation everything was great we will be back thank you.
Carole
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Lots of stairs.
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Response from Michelle Barnes, Marketing at Totem Point Lodge
Responded Jul 5, 2021
Our pleasure!!!!! Your kind words are much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you here again!!
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CNE wrote a review Aug 2020
6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed there last week and absolutely loved every minute of it. The friendly lodge managers were very helpful and the two older gentlemen running it are hilarious and very knowledgeable! It has a very authentic feel being here. The cottages are clean, comfortable and self-sufficient for a long stay. Grocery stores are just a 10-15 minute drive away. We loved the campfires feel at each cottage. My dog loved swimming at the beach. Lots of great parks and places to explore nearby and if you're into fishing, you've hit the jackpot! We book cottages every year and I'm super thrilled to have discovered this Canadian treasure which has been one of my favorites in over a decade. We will be back for sure.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from LILYANN CHARTRAND, Owner at Totem Point Lodge
Responded Aug 28, 2020
Thank you for your wonderful review! We enjoyed having you and your family stay with us this past week and we look forward to your visit next summer!
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Eric Sharp wrote a review Jul 2020
Parry Sound, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Totem Point lodge for 3 days this week with 5 friends age 21-24. The new owners of this lodge were not friendly with us right from the beginning.

They first told us prices were $65 a day per person over the three days and we paid $400 deposit before arriving and were told to pay the rest when we leave. We were very respectful following rules but the owners clearly wanted nothing to do with us. They made us pay the full amount the next morning which was actually $210 and tried to tack on a $100 cleaning fee for a spilt beer in the game room which wasn’t even our cabin. They had just assumed and put it on our bill. They then closed the game room completely for the entirety of our stay. All because someone else spilt beer.

This was only the beginning, they then brought us firewood the next morning and left it on our lawn to which I asked if it was for us and they said yes. Not telling us it’s $20 every time we want wood. We never asked for it and they charged us anyway, reminding us every time we saw them to pay it.

The first night we stayed there the owner walked up to our cabin and told us to keep it to a hush while we were playing music quietly talking. This was at 8:30pm. None of the other guests were being treated like we were and it was clear they didn’t want us there. If you’re going to run a business like this you need to expect you’ll have different types of guests. We were nothing but respectful and never got a complaint from other guests.

If you’re a young adult I would suggest not staying here. This will be our last time going there which is a shame because the last owners were so friendly and ran the place perfectly.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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H0llyw00d2014 wrote a review Sep 2021
Guelph, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The people, the Lodge, and the FOOD :) just fabulous .
A family and fishermen's paradise.
Just got back last night and booking a Musky hunt for next week :)
We booked a guide who really knew his craft and all the best Musky and Walleye locations . All bait and gear was supplied by the guide but took some of my favorite rods and tackle.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
Room Tip: I found all the cabins that i saw exceptional
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Response from Michelle Barnes, Marketing at Totem Point Lodge
Responded Oct 3, 2021
Thank you for the kind words. So glad your experience was one that keeps you wanting to come back. No better compliment!
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Daniel D wrote a review Aug 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The owners are very nice and helpful have no one issues lending a hand to get you out on the water fishing. Pet friendly area amazing view from any point. Will definitely be looking into another trip again soon.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Michelle Barnes, Marketing at Totem Point Lodge
Responded Aug 21, 2022
Glad you enjoyed your stay and we will look forward to your return!
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Maggie P wrote a review Jul 2023
Gibisonville, Ohio1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent a week here and loved every minute. Such beauty and peace! Swimming the the river every day is a joy. Paddle boards and kayaks at your beck and call. Stayed in Cabin #4, small, 1-bedroom old-fashioned place that isn't fancy, with comfy beds and a screened-in porch. Other cottages are larger and a bit more fixed up, so ask for what you want. Sure, there were some bugs, but we managed. Bug spray works!
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Will G wrote a review Jul 2021
Aylmer, Canada6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our second year in a row and many more to come at Totem Point. Rick and Lily and their staff are fabulous. All very friendly and helpful. They have put a ton of effort into upgrading the resort and it is amazing to see all the improvements and upgrades from year to year. Can't wait to go back ext year
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Michelle Barnes, Marketing at Totem Point Lodge
Responded Jul 5, 2021
Thank you. We can't wait to see you back here again. Our guests make the Lodge a great place!!!
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Maryanncee wrote a review Aug 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hosts, Rick and Lily, as well as all their staff were so accomodating and helpful. Even out dog Sadie couldn't walk by the office without being offered a treat :)

The housekeeping cottage was immaculate, and well equipped, with a great view of the river.

As a family, we came here for a great fishing experience, but came away with so much more. Had an absolutely wonderful time. We'll be back!
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Michelle Barnes, Marketing at Totem Point Lodge
Responded Sep 8, 2022
Thanks for the kind words. We too enjoyed your families stay! There is no greater compliment than hearing our guests say they can't wait to come back! Cheers
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Carrie and Char... J wrote a review Aug 2022
Elora, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just returned from a lovely weekend at Totem Point Lodge. Yet another great stay at this cottage/fishing resort. I know I can expect top quality service and exceptional clean cottages every time we come up to stay. Rick,Lily, Bruce and staff are so friendly and approachable. They always make us feel welcome and take time for a chat to catch up…. Fishing was great too! Love to hear the children playing at the resort. Great place for families and fishers alike. See you in October when we will stay for 10 nights. Can’t wait! Carrie and Charlie Jenks
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Michelle Barnes, Marketing at Totem Point Lodge
Responded Aug 21, 2022
Thank you for the kind words. No greater compliment than to hear our guests say "can't wait to return." See you back here soon! Rick and Lily
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H0llyw00d2014 wrote a tip Sep 2021
Guelph, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I found all the cabins that i saw exceptional"
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Carole P wrote a tip Jun 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lots of stairs."
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Bill R wrote a tip Aug 2019
Port Colborne, Canada222 contributions126 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cottages overlooking the French River offer a scenic setting."
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Topher wrote a tip Jul 2019
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Riverside is the best cabin for a large group!"
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I1999GO wrote a tip Jul 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for room with screened porch. Rooms overlooking swimming area are nicely situated with best view of the lake."
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LOCATION
CanadaOntarioNortheastern OntarioFrench RiverWolseley Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Totem Point Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Totem Point Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Dokis Marina (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Totem Point Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Totem Point Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Totem Point Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Totem Point Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Wolseley Bay.
Are pets allowed at Totem Point Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.