The Pioneer Cottage
Square Footage: 700 ft
Sleeps: from 1 to 6
Parking: 3 vehicle(s) and off-road utility trailers
Heating: electric heat
Internet Access: Yes, Wireless Satellite
Children Allowed: Yes
Smoking: No. outdoors only please
Waterfront Property: Yes, sandy swimming area, also small public beach close by.
Features at a Glance
- Fridge, full sized stove with oven
- Satellite TV and DVD Player
- Pet/smoke free
- Wi-Fi Internet
- Variety of pots, pans, dishes, utensils, silverware
- Drip coffee maker, 4 slice toaster,
- Queen bed in two rooms, double bed in third bedoom
- Electric baseboard heating
- Propane BBQ incl. propane
- Large Furnished & Carpeted Screened-in Porch
- Picnic tables, shaded patio area
- Cleansers, vacuum, broom
- 3 piece bathroom
- Washer and dryer access (during peak season only)
- Cell phone service.
Our cozy and clean, well equipped, all season waterfront, 3 bedroom cottage, is nestled amongst a variety of trees with Palmerston Lake out it’s front door. A small family of 6 can vacation very comfortably as the sleeping accommodations include a queen bed in two bedrooms, a double bed in third bedroom.
All floors are carpeted or have vinyl for easy upkeep. All the windows and doors can easily be opened for fresh air circulation and are screened for bug free lodging.
For your convenience and enjoyment we have included in the cottage, Satellite TV and DVD Player, electric heat, fully equipped kitchen with microwave, fridge, stove, infant furniture for the asking, 3 piece bathroom , laundry area attached to main house, ceiling fan, large 8′ X 16′ furnished screened porch facing the lake, complimentary use of propane BBQ, 2 picnic tables, 6 deckchairs and table, pool noodles and lots of fresh air and gorgeous sunsets.
The fairly shallow swimming area has a nice sandy bottom with a gradual slope, no weeds and a floating raft for the kids. Toddlers will enjoy a “frog” shaped sandbox including sand toys and a large grassy front yard for playing.
The Pioneer Cottage is plumbed with pristine UV treated lake water however you may prefer to bring your own for drinking; extra water filter at kitchen tap. Our cottages are smoke free and pet free.
Rates and Availability
Early June 1st to Mid September
- Minimum Weekly Stay
- $1200.00 / Week
- Max 6 persons including children
Shoulder Season/Short Stays
Mid September until Late Fall (weather dependent).
- $1200.00 weekly
- $350 for a 2 Night Stay
All rates include tax.
Deposit may be required at time of reservation.
Weekly only during early June to mid September.
Saturday to Saturday.
Photos of the Pioneer
Due to COVID -19, included amenities will be discussed with each guest prior to arrival.
Located in District 1 of the OFSC snowmobile trail system and just minutes from the cottage are groomed OFSC snowmobile and EOTA ATV trails. ATV’s/snowmobiles are needed in the Winter to access an unlimited number of crown land lakes for ice fishing such as The Quinns, Granite, Mair, Redhorse, Minnow, Mosque, Summit, Wolfe etc. Palmerston Lake is a very deep, clean, clear spring-fed lake and is open for Bass and Lake Trout fishing from May-November only.
Your hosts reside year round on 150 ft. of waterfront property on Palmerston Lake, and share their piece of paradise with the guests of The Pioneer and The Guesthouse cottages. Partake in many of the other outdoor activities available in this area such as X-country skiing, snowshoeing during the winter months and swimming, boating and fishing during the Summer months.
A short hike up to our “Lookout” offers a breathtaking panoramic view of both Palmerston Lake and Canonto Lake. The use of a rowboat, paddleboat and canoe including a few sizes of life jackets and boating safety kit are available. There is a covered boat lift for dry storage of your own boat and the public boat launch is a short distance away.
Blankets and pillows are provided, however you must bring your own sheets, pillow cases and towels. We provide you with a few, often forgotten or overlooked items when packing, such as coffee filters, dish soap, T-towels and dish cloths, salt and pepper, clothespins, candles, matches and garbage bags. Please refer to our “Packing List”. Our Township requires recycling at all times. There are other privately owned cottages in the area but no resorts making boat traffic on the lake and traffic noise minimal. We appreciate family guests, couples and nature lovers who just want to experience a relaxing, country getaway as this is what outdoor life in The Land O’ Lakes is all about.