We weren't looking for cottage rentals in Eastern Ontario at the time. We were looking for a hotel in the heart of downtown Kingston while our family relocated for my husband's job. Instead we found ourselves living north of the city on the shore of Loughborough Lake, surrounded by the peace and beauty of nature in a cottage at Loughborough Inn for the month of August.
Our booking was quite last minute so there wasn't one, single cottage available for the full duration of our stay which meant that we had the opportunity to stay in a couple of different cottages. Of course, we got pretty familiar with all that Loughborough Inn has to offer its guests, so you can take our experience and the details I'll share into consideration in case you want to plan your own family getaway in Ontario!
Renting A Cottage in Ontario
Although we hadn't thought of renting a cottage in Ontario at this time (we were so focused on finding a hotel), I'm so glad the hotels were booked up because that caused us to look a little further (12 miles) away from town and we found ourselves a little haven that turned out to be just the right place for us to be during our moving transition!
Loughborough Inn offers both cottage rentals and cabin rentals. I'll share some photos and our experience staying in both!
Loughborough Lake Cottage Rentals
Each cottage is unique! There are Lakefront Cottages (right on the edge of the lake) and Lakeview Cottages (set back from the water). Both types of cottages are available in 1, 2, and 3 bedroom.
Our favourite cottage that we stayed in was a lakeview cottage named Sunset (pictured above). Below are some photos from the interior of the Sunset cottage.
This cottage has air conditioning, a living room with cable T.V. and lots of windows. The newly installed kitchen included all the dishes and cookware you need, a dishwasher, fridge, oven, stove, and microwave. This cottage had two bedrooms (each with a double and single bed) and a full bathroom with a door connecting to each bedroom.
The Sunset cottage is conveniently located right near the pool and is a very short walk from the lake. Below is a photo of one of the lakefront cottages, right on the water.
Ontario Cabins for Rent at Loughborough
You can also rent a cabin at Loughborough Inn. We stayed in one of the square log cabins which include a living room, beautiful kitchen, and 2 bedrooms (each with an en suite bathroom). Both bathrooms had jetted tubs and walk-in showers. There was also a screened in porch, satellite TV, wireless internet, and central air conditioning.
The above photos give you a glimpse of the cabin interior, but the video below will show you everything.
The cabins are surrounded by trees, away from the lake but a short walk from the playground and walking trails.
Loughborough Lake Marina & Other Amenities
Regardless of which type of cottage you book, all Loughborough Lake cottage rentals give you access to the Loughborough Lake Marina for fishing, boat rentals and water activities. There are also hiking trails, a pool, a field with soccer nets, and a playground. There is also a restaurant and you can set yourself up with a meal plan if you don't want to use your kitchen for cooking meals.
I look forward to sharing more about the resort itself and some of the activities and experiences we had while there, in further detail in future posts! If you're looking for Ontario resorts for families, I would definitely recommend the Loughborough Inn- not only are they a great place for Eastern Ontario cottage rentals, but you get access to so much on the grounds! The resort is open this year from May 15th to October 22nd and you can book now.