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The Trace at Oak Lake

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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Please note, this property is under new ownership as of 2019 and has received extensive renovations at many of its cottages and amenities. Visit our website and Book Now widget for rates and availiability information - we do not currently accept Tripadvisor reservations. The Trace at Oak Lake is located on beautiful Oak Lake in The Kawarthas, just north of Havelock, Ontario in welcoming Peterborough County. We are an ages 19+ four-season resort that is perfectly wrapped by 1,200 feet of crystal clear shoreline with amazing views. Avid sports enthusiasts will enjoy this semi-private (no public access) lake with superior Walleye (Pickerel) and Bass fishing along with Perch and other pan fish. Don't forget to try our ice fishing! Located near crown land, The Trace offers shoreline picnic...Please note, this property is under new ownership as of 2019 and has received extensive renovations at many of its cottages and amenities. Visit our website and Book Now widget for rates and availiability information - we do not currently accept Tripadvisor reservations. The Trace at Oak Lake is located on beautiful Oak Lake in The Kawarthas, just north of Havelock, Ontario in welcoming Peterborough County. We are an ages 19+ four-season resort that is perfectly wrapped by 1,200 feet of crystal clear shoreline with amazing views. Avid sports enthusiasts will enjoy this semi-private (no public access) lake with superior Walleye (Pickerel) and Bass fishing along with Perch and other pan fish. Don't forget to try our ice fishing! Located near crown land, The Trace offers shoreline picnics, hiking trips, and incredible weed-free swimming. Exceptional fishing all year round. Ask us about our ice fishing huts.(Zone 15) Enjoy hunting on pristine crown land (WMU 60A District) for moose, deer, bear and small game. Try snowmobiling or ATV'ing. The trails are accessible directly from The Trace. Onsite Rentals: boat, motor, canoe, kayak and paddle boats. Swimming, hiking trails, and more. The property consists of 10 beautifully appointed cabins and 10 chalet/townhouses. All units at The Trace feature a fully functional kitchen and bath. For 2019, The Trace has received all-brand new hotel-quality beds, mattresses, and linen service. Cabins range in style and function from classic/rustic to freshly updated modern cottages. Rocky Point (cabin pictured at the tip of the property) has received a complete overhaul becoming a luxurious king-studio (sleeps 2, in style!). Cabins come in Studio, 2-bed, and 3-bed configurations. Our chalet/townhouses have all been fully renovated and come in either superiod king 1-bedroom (sleeps 3) or queen studio (sleeps 2) configurations. For 2019, The Trace has also been updated with a beautiful cedar barrel sauna and 45-foot armor stone terrace along the shoreline for sunbathing, and lakeside yoga. We look forward to hearing from you!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
1 Unknown type
About the Owner
Tom C
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay was a meddle of extremes: Positives: 1. Nice owners! Responsive and kind. 2. Nice location. Negatives: 1. "Rustic" means sub-standard: creaking floors, squeaking doors, exposed electrical wires, (very) loud fridge, non-working oven, super-dirty/rusty bbq. 2. poor layout - beds are not couple-friendly 3....More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Bobita43
Maps62215422347, VR Owner at The Trace at Oak Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, We are disappointed that your holiday (back in September) left you dissatisfied. Cabin: The cabin you selected, our most affordable, is certainly a very rustic/old structure. We purchased the property less than two years ago, and are steadily progressing along with our revitalization. Your...More

Reviewed October 4, 2020

My husband and I had the most wonderful two night stay in cabin #7 (recently renovated, signature King cabin) to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. It was an easy 2 hr(ish) drive from Toronto with a nice stop for a patio lunch in Peterborough....More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank kurzy
Reviewed September 20, 2020

We had an amazing time at The Trace! We stayed for 2 nights and three days. The cabins were lovely! Very clean, fully stocked kitchen and amazingly comfortable beds. We stayed in Cabin 9. It got a little cold at night but the living room...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank areyouwithclaire
Reviewed July 10, 2020 via mobile

Just got back from spending 5 days at the Trace. My best friend and I enjoyed every minute. Whether we were catching sun on the loungers or swimming in the warm weed free lake or sitting on the outdoor couch having a cocktail enjoying the...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Debc196262
Reviewed July 6, 2020 via mobile

The Trace at Oak Lake is a perfect getaway for a group of friends or a couple looking for a friendly, relaxing place on the water. Owned by a great couple who are happy to welcome you to their property. It’s the perfect balance of...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank RyanMalfara
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Reviewed June 29, 2020

I would love to give this place 5 stars as the grounds and lakeview was wonderful. However, the cabin that we stayed at which is as cabin 8 was very run down and in desperate need for renovations. Not only does it sit on a...More

Date of stay: June 2020
3  Thank Eva591
Reviewed June 25, 2020

We stayed with our two children during one of the family weeks in June and thoroughly enjoyed our time. There is lots to do if you like being in or on the water. Tom and Erin were welcoming and often seemed to be around during...More

Date of stay: June 2020
Thank SusanMaryScott
Reviewed October 22, 2019

Everything about this getaway is amazing! Sitting on the shores of a picturesque northern Ontario lake with views of both sunset AND sunrise from the terrace. We enjoyed loons calling to each other several times over the 3 days we were there & even watched...More

Date of stay: October 2019
1  Thank plumloco04
Reviewed October 7, 2019

What a great relaxing time! Exactly what we needed. Took my family and no complaints (rare lol :) The property was beautiful, clean and organized. It's amazing how much work they have done to the entire property/cottages/grounds etc. They setup a communal seating area &...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Dru G
Reviewed September 11, 2019

Check in was easy and quick. The new owners are very friendly.Terrific accommodation. Loved having a full kitchen and an oh so comfortable bed. Clean, well maintained, well stocked. The property is picture perfect. We had a great romantic getaway. We spent time each day...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Barry S
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Balcony
Grill
Boat Available
Ceiling Fans
Deck
Refrigerator
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Playground
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Sauna
Staffed Property
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Waterfront
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby
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