The advertised "pool" is a hot tub, the fitness room is lean on equipment, and the grounds are small. But in this area of the world, you’re not going to do better and to be fair, service here is quite friendly, the housekeeping can’t be faulted and the dock out back is a lovely spot for quiet contemplation of the lake (also a launching place for a kayak or canoe). We also have a soft spot for the rooms: yes, they too are liliputian—there’s little space between the foot of the bed and the far wall—but they’re comfortable, with a subdued décor of neutral colored bedding, quiet artwork, and one wall of rustic knotty pine. And evening meals, in the spacious cedar log dining room, are well made and nicely presented. The menu ranges from delicious brandy-flambéed shrimp skewers in Cajun cream sauce to standard fare like burgers, chicken, steak and fried seafood. An a la carte entrée averages C$13 or you can splurge on the 3-course Table d’Hôtel at C$30.

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