Description from the owner
Description from the owner
A great Canadian log clubhouse full of wilderness antiques and rustic ambience. Riverfront views. Sleeps 12+. Two master bedrooms, 1 large sleeping loft, multiple spacious gathering areas, huge stone fireplace, 3-piece bath, full kitchen, large porch, and a large collection of Ottawa Valley antiques.TripAdvisor property ID 3344718
About the owner
About the owner
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Is staying in touch with what's "real" a priority in your life? Then Oiseau Bay Cottages could be the unforgettable experience you've been looking for!
We're a small operation but we'll leave a big impression.
We're off-grid yet comfortable.
We're secluded and well worth the trip. Let us be your home away from home!
Looking for natural adventure?
We have many pristine acres for your personal wilderness getaway! Boat in, paddle in, or drive in. Enjoy the magnificent Ottawa River, just steps from your front porch. Hike nearby mountain trails to a scenic lookout and picnic at the spring-fed lake at the top. Just get out there and experience the great outdoors!
Want to reconnect with the people you love?
Leave the gizmos and gadgets behind and get to know each other again! Whether it's getting the generations together or reuniting with far-flung friends, make unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Let us be "your place" and come back year after year!
Need to get away from it all?
Feeling disconnected from the things that really ground you? Then it's time to get away! Lounge on the waterfront or relax in the cool, shaded porches. Go for a trail run or take in the horseshoe pits. However it is that you relax best, you'll find it here!
Searching for beautiful surroundings with a story?
We are nestled between the Laurentian mountains and the Ottawa River, with nobody else around for miles. Wildlife and breathtaking scenery are all around. The buildings are all turn-of-the-century working farm estate buildings that have been restored to their original rustic charm, and every nook and cranny has a fascinating story to tell of days gone by.
Four Seasons of Activities:
Enjoy the glorious, clean, refreshing Ottawa River! We have 3 private beaches, swimmable waterfalls, and a swim raft for you to enjoy. Bring goggles and snorkels for additional fun!
We have complimentary canoes and kayaks for guests to use.
A horse shoe pit, croquet, beach volleyball, soccer, scrabble, chess, cards, Trivial Pursuit, kids' bingo--you name it. We've seen families deck it out in Oiseau Bay Survivor, or try your hand at some old fashioned lumberjack games.
There is great fishing along this stretch of the Ottawa River. We also keep a boat at a trout-filled lake 2 kilometers back in the mountains.
Dozens of kilometers of wilderness trails for running, biking, hiking, and bird watching. Hike up Oiseau Rock and refresh yourself with a swim in the spring-fed lake at the top, then enjoy a picnic at the lookout.
Have an evening cast off the dock, enjoy songs around the campfire, roasting marshmallows and looking at the stars, or get out on a full moon to enjoy nature at this most pristine time.
How about a hidden treasure map for the kids, or planting young trees in areas hit by mini twisters? At Oiseau Bay we'll provide lots of opportunities for little ones to learn in a natural setting.
Snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, back country snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice harvesting, ice skating, hockey, shinny, and cocoa by the woodstove.
Off-Site Activities Nearby
We share a boundary with spectacular Oiseau Rock, a sacred aboriginal heritage site. The rock offers an enjoyable half-day hike for the whole family with opportunities to picnic at scenic lookouts at the top, and to have an unforgettable swim in a spring-fed hilltop lake. You're sure to see the daring acrobatics of endangered peregrine falcons at the top. Historically, Oiseau Rock has pre-historic aboriginal pictographs, and is known as one of the top 5 pictograph sites in the Canadian shield. Paddle, boat, or drive to the trail head, or take our direct trail. Read about one family's experience.
White Water Rafting
We are only a short drive (~1 hour or less) from Canada's White Water Region! Enjoy a day of world-class white water rafting and kayaking at premiere recreational rafting sites such as Wilderness Tours, Owl Rafting, River Run Rafting, and Ésprit Rafting. Have a look!
A historic Hudson's Bay Trading Post, Fort William is a beach-front attraction about 10 miles down river from us. You can enjoy a beach-front bacon & eggs breakfast special or an afternoon ice cream cone. Stroll through this tiny town for a burst of early Canadian history. Great pub food, fiddle nights, and bands at the tavern in the evenings. Renowned fireworks display on July 1. This is a place for those who like to get a little wild like the Voyageurs used to! Boat there (~14 kilometers) or drive there (~40 minutes).
An aerial zip park for kids and adults. Located in Fort Coulonge, Quebec. There is also a historical park and stunning waterfalls. Located about a 1-hour drive from Oiseau Bay. A great afternoon trip for week-long visitors! Check out their website.
Right at the edge of the ZEC, less than a half hour's drive from Oiseau Bay, is family horseback riding at Brennan's Recreational Farms. (phone: hidden).
Enjoy some fine historic dining in Nichabau one evening. Located about a 40-minute drive from Oiseau Bay, North Fork is a stunning historic property high in the hills serving fresh, traditional dinners in a glorious garden setting. Reservations required. (phone: hidden).
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