I have stayed at this resort before, but in the B&B facilities in the main building. This time I stayed in Cabin #1, next to the ice cream shack as the B&B was full. I did not book ahead this time as I was driving by myself from Saskatchewan to southern Ontario and did not know how far I would get each day. As I neared Algoma Mills and Blind River, I was glad to be able to stay somewhere familiar. As I wanted an early start the next morning for the last 7.5 hour drive to get me to my destination, it was probably best that I not stay for their delicious breakfast!
The view from the cabin over the lake was as lovely as I remembered. The cabin had a sofa and coffee table and a table and 5 chairs in the living room, a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, coffee pot and electric frying pan. The bedroom had a nice queen bed. The sliding doors from the living room opened onto the deck overlooking the lake with deck chairs and cushions and a fire pit, picnic table and communal BBQs close at hand. Too bad I was only staying the one night.
The next morning, my vehicle would not start thanks to some repair work done before I left Saskatchewan. It turned out that the mechanic did not properly attach the transmission wire – that’s a whole other story. However, it was the next day before this was discovered. I was glad to be at a resort I was familiar with when this happened. The owners, Sharon and Mark, were very helpful. Mark tried to boost my vehicle but it did not work. They then helped me contact Ford’s road side assistance (the vehicle was still under warranty) who arranged for a tow truck to take the vehicle to the closest Ford dealership, which was in another town 45KM away. Sharon then helped me book a hotel in that town for that night as it was a Sunday and the car couldn’t be fixed until the next day. Sharon also gave me a coffee and offered me breakfast but I was too uptight to eat.
I would definitely stay here again! The cabin was $134.47.