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Oak Park, Illinois
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect from our first trip to Manitoulin, but choosing Timberlane was a great start. It is rustic, but we were looking to get away for a few days and it certainly fit the bill. Mark was able to give us great recommendations for every activity we did on the island. We took advantage of most...

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Laura W, Owner at Timberlane Rustic Lodges, responded to this review

Thanks Steve! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and appreciate the positive feedback. Mark grew up on the island, and is an excellent resource for visitors, especially with all his stories. We also enjoyed getting to know you as well. Look forward to seeing all of you again, even if its just to stop by and...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 September 2015

After a three day stay at Timberlane Rustic Lodges to attend an on-site wedding, my husband, kids and I cannot wait to plan our trip back next summer. Mark and Laura go above and beyond for their guests in every aspect. Their facilities, activities and the overall setting is more than we could have asked for. I would highly recommend...

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Reviewed 31 August 2015

We had our wedding reception in the hall and rented the entire place for our guests and were very impressed by Mark, Laura (the owners) and their staff! They were accommodating, hard-working and very helpful! They made our weekend much less stressful. Our guests reported clean rooms, excellent and prompt service. Cabins are rustic, as advertised. Only minor complaints, like...

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Courtice, Canada
Reviewed 14 August 2015

It is secluded so you don't hear traffic noise and on a clear night the sky is incredible. I don't fish but I would guess this is a fisherman's paradise. The other guests were catching many large fish on a daily basis. Mark is very friendly and helpful. He makes you feel like family and can tell great stories about...

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Just returned from a week at Timberlane...it was perfect. Rustic yes, but quaint and exactly what I was looking for. The owner, Mark Varey has a unique gift for being there when you need him and providing optimum service. I can't wait to go back

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Sarnia, Canada
Reviewed 17 August 2014

My wife and I stayed here in mid-august of 2014. Bring your appetite for you will go home very well fed! I really can't say enough about the plentiful meals. They feature a different selection each weekday; while we were there we had roast chicken one night, roast beef the next and on the last day, fresh fish! All meals...

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Islandlili, Owner at Timberlane Rustic Lodges, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great descriptions and kind words about Timberlane! We are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves despite the weather. We really enjoy running the resort and meeting all the amazing people that come to stay with us, and are very glad that our efforts are being well received. Hope you have a great year and...

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 6 July 2013

What a fanastic experience. The first thing my father and I noticed upon arrival was a very warm welcome and the great hospitality of Mark and Laura the hosts.The cabins are strategically located near the lake offering a fantastic view and are very well mainted clean and tidy. You can enjoy all the luxuries of hot water, flush toilets, a...

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Islandlili, Owner at Timberlane Rustic Lodges, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about TImberlane. We are so glad that you and your dad had a wonderful time and caught some nice fish. Lake Manitou is definitely a great lake to fish on. Hope to see you back again! All the best! Laura & Mark

Oshawa
Reviewed 3 December 2012

Everyone was friendly! The location is so beautiful! They had a waterbowl with fresh water and a treat for my furbaby Smitty! They food was amazing! It was my first time to the island and I so enjoyed it. Laura and Mark had lots of great tips on where to visit and eat around the island. I loved staying in...

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Islandlili, Owner at Timberlane Rustic Lodges, responded to this review

Awwwww, thanks! Glad I could help out with the mosquitoes! They can be a bit bad at times, but at least we never see any blackflies. We love all the furry friends who travel with our guests and do our best to be dog friendly. Our dog, Molly, loves the company. So happy that your first time to the island...

London
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Where do I start. This place is the perfect getaway. Perfect for both family, couples or a guys fishing weekend away. The owners Mark and Laura make you feel right at home from the moment you arrive. The cottages are just that. Rustic Cottages but clean and comfy. Just modern enough ( they have microwaves, fridges, hot and cold water,...

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Islandlili, Owner at Timberlane Rustic Lodges, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind words! We are so glad that you had a good time here at TImberlane, and are very happy that you have made it an annual tradition! You are a great fit here at the lodge and we look forward to your arrival each year. You are definitely a welcome part of the...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 16 August 2011

Rustic cabins on a beautiful lake. The kids loved jumping off the raft. Just like having a cottage without the work!! Food is homestyle with plenty for everyone. The Saturday steak at the lake and Sunday Turkey dinner our definitely stand outs. Host family is friendly and is happy to meet your every need. You won't regret staying here!!

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Islandlili, Owner at Timberlane Rustic Lodges, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review of Timberlane! Sorry it has taken so long to respond, my learning curve on tripadvisor was a bit steep! :) We are very happy that you and your family had a great experience here at the lodge, and hope to see you again! All the best! Laura & Mark

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Timberlane Rustic Lodges is a family friendly fishing resort nestled next to Lake Manitou on beautiful Manitoulin Island. We have 9 private cabins down below on the water, and one housekeeping wheelchair accessible cabin up above overlooking the water along with a 4 suite newly renovated century farmhouse B&B open year round. We also have canoes, kayaks, 17" stanley fishing boats and pontoon boats all available for rental. The fishing is excellent - bass, whitefish, pickerel, laketrout, pike, trout and perch are all abundant in the lake. We take care of all the fish cleaning and packaging for you on site. We have a full restaurant that is guest only and make our meals from scratch. We also get most of our food from local sources. The meals are served family style and we get many great reviews of them. Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable of the area and are happy to help you out and let you know about local events and happenings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Timberlane Rustic Lodges

Address: 249 Mill Rd | Mindemoya, Ontario P0P 1S0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Northeastern Ontario > Manitoulin Island
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Timberlane Rustic Lodges Manitoulin Island, Ontario
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