The Pioneer Cottage

Quick Info

Bedrooms: 3

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

Pets: No

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,

    electric kettle

  • Microwave
  • Queen bed in two rooms, double bed in third bedroom
  • 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, 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, playpen, 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, 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

High Season

Early June to Mid September

  • Minimum Weekly Stay
  • $1400.00 / Week
  • Max 6 persons including children

Shoulder Season/Short Stays

Mid September until Late Fall (weather dependent).

  • $1400.00 weekly
  • $370 for a 2 Night Stay for 1-4 persons, not including long weekends

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

Availability Calendar

Availability Calendar


Your hosts reside year round on 150 ft of waterfront property on Palmerston Lake-a spring fed lake in The Canadian Shield which offers Bass and Lake Trout fishing, multiple water sports opportunities and ATV trails are close by

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.


Your hospitality was amazing!

Thank you so much, your cottage is beautiful and we all had such a relaxing time. We tried putting the… Read more “Your hospitality was amazing!”

Holly and Dan

You have a beautiful spot!

Thank you for letting us stay at the cottage. You have a beautiful spot! The trails are really good. We… Read more “You have a beautiful spot!”

Erica (age 13) and family
Brockville, Ontario

Water is so clear!

Dear Kathy And Don, We so enjoyed staying in The Pioneer this year. Thank you! I know the girls really… Read more “Water is so clear!”

Jackie, Bridget, Roger, Pat, Miles, Joyce, Hailey and the girls!

Thank you for sharing your dream cottage

What a fantastic cottage! Loved it! I have owned a cottage on Palmerston lake for over 30 years and it… Read more “Thank you for sharing your dream cottage”

Brian and Judy Dean

Great Weekend!

Thanks for a great weekend

Doug and Leanne
Russell, Ontario

Relaxing Time

Kathy and Don. Thanks so much. Had a very much needed relaxing time. Have a great Christmas, see you in… Read more “Relaxing Time”

Lorri and Adrian

Truly Surprised!

We were truly surprised with the cottage! It was much more than we ever expected. The area including the lake… Read more “Truly Surprised!”

Mike, Sarah, Sophie and Hannah
Kingston, Ontario

Definitely Coming Back!

What a wonderful experience. My father and I spent the night in ‘The Guesthouse’ after riding over 100km of the… Read more “Definitely Coming Back!”

David Todman
Omemee, Ontario

Wonderful Week!

Thank you so much Kathy. We had a wonderful week! See you in April!

Lee, Shannon, Connor and Casey

Look forward to next Summer

Thank you Don and Kathy for the use of the Pioneer. Despite the rain, we had a wonderful time and… Read more “Look forward to next Summer”

Walter and Nancy
Windsor, Ontario

Exciting Adventures!

Kathy and Don, What a wonderful week. We all enjoyed the cottage, fantastic view and just plain relaxing. Thanks again.… Read more “Exciting Adventures!”

Willie and Susan

The sunsets were spectacular

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to enjoy the cottage this year! We missed not being able to watch… Read more “The sunsets were spectacular”

Monique and Mike

See you again!

Thank you once again and we will see you again next Summer.


Wonderful Time

Once again, our family have had a wonderful time! Super swimming and canoeing! Spectacular sunsets! We thank you most sincerely… Read more “Wonderful Time”

Jack, Emma, Heather, and Jackie

Truly Grateful

I appreciate what you have done for me and my family. We are all truly grateful and look forward to… Read more “Truly Grateful”


It was perfect!

“Thank you very much for a most relaxing weekend. It was perfect” Thank you so much for your hospitality. Next… Read more “It was perfect!”

Marie and Alisa

Definitely Return

The weekend was wonderful! Thanks for everything-we will definitely return!

Robin and Kelly
Kingston, Ont.

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