by Jackie Perrin
Get back to nature, and enjoy wholesome family fun at Misty Isles Lodge in Gananoque. In fully furnished efficiencies, one-bedroom and two-bedroom cottages, families will enjoy the comforts of home, like kitchen facilities, along with some modern amenities like free Wi-Fi. Boat rentals, sea kayak rentals and bike rentals are available onsite and are exclusive to overnight guests. Water taxi service to provincial islands, fishing guide service and boat dockage are also available. The property is open seasonally from May to October.
Our Editor Loves
- Family accommodations with river views
- Onsite bike and boat rentals
- Private beach
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
Awesome first time kayaking adventure. Stayed at Misty Isles Lodge. It was great place from which to launch kayaks, ride bikes, hike, and visit the towns of Gananoque and Brockville. The cottages were clean, the staff was great, and the showers were hot!
Misty Isles is beautiful, restful, peaceful and simply one of the best places to stay in the area.
Recent trip was my third time staying at Gayle's Misty Isles Lodge. First time was a single cabin, traveling solo, back in 2011. Second time was a deluxe cabin with spouse, summer before last. This time we opted for a lovely large 2-bedroom cottage for two full weeks.
All cabins/cottages were comfortably furnished with kitchens fully kitted out: stove, oven, microwave, kettle, drip coffee pot (filters provided!), pots, pans, dishes, flatware, glasses/cups/mugs, etc. Every accommodation has a gas grill outside, with propane, firestarter and grilling utensils provided.
Loved the gorgeous setting, right along the St. Lawrence with many of the most scenic of the Thousand Islands seen from Misty Isles' shore and the several docks on the property.
(Note: We are not television viewers at home and the views are what we come to Misty Isles for, so the telly didn't come on at all during our stay. However, we did use the free wi-fi available on occasion; it was a bit slow, but otherwise no issues once connected.)
Misty Isles is well-tended & landscaped with lovely flowers and outdoor 'art' pieces around the property. There's a small pond and a little arched wooden foot bridge connecting the RV portion of the property with the cottages & cabins. A small sandy 'beach' area is located near the main dock and some toddler-sized play items are available for small children.
Sea kayaks are available for rent to paddle out to visit some of the islands, or just to gaze at the scenery from the water. Bicycles are also available - gratis - for guests staying there at Misty Isles. The Thousand Island Parkway is nearby and there are miles of paved bike/walking trails that parallel the scenic highway.
Gayle, the owner of Misty Isles, is the epitome of friendliness and welcoming hospitality, which we've come to associate with everyone we've encountered there in the Thousand Island area of Ontario.
We're already planning another return stay! :-)