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CANADA: Tilden Lake, Ontario

Experience a retreat in stunning Northern, Ontario. Located on a Crown Land Game Preserve directly on Tilden Lake. The home is the ideal location to immerse yourself in nature to focus on your writing. Sip coffee on the deck and watch the sunrise. Write poetry to the haunting call of the loons or the gentle cry of wolves.

The home boasts a spectacular view of the lake. Enjoy the fresh air of Northern, Ontario. Sip your coffee on the deck or dock and watch the sunrise. Relax and enjoy the haunting calls of loons and wolves. Completely immerse yourself in Nature. The waterfront retreat features two bedrooms with queen and full size beds, two fully equipped kitchen and two bathrooms, a work desk and chair in each room. Walk out to a wrap around deck, write outside at the patio table, enjoy the screened in porch on rainy days.


Writers can choose an all-inclusive two night stay for $450.00 CND. This includes lodging, meals and transportation to and from North Bay.



If a longer stay is more appropriate, writers can stay for a full week to immerse themselves in their work. This includes transportation to and from North Bay and a trip to the local grocery store upon arrival. All basic condiments are provided including coffee and tea. Retreat guests are responsible for cooking their own meals.

Retreat operator Mary Rodgers is a Secondary School English teacher. She is also a writer.


Your Host and Retreat Operator:  Mary Rodgers.

Region:  Tilden Lake is just thirty minutes north of North Bay, 1, which is four hours north of Toronto and four hours west of Ottawa. The home is located on a Crown Game Preserve and offers the peace and quiet needed for gentle reflection and an opportunity to get away from the city.

Location:  The retreat is located thirty minutes north of North Bay and is 50 kilometers south of the town of Temagami. Four hours north of Toronto and west of Ottawa. It is the perfect place to relax and immerse yourself in nature. Walk or snowshoe among gia

Closest airport:  Jack Garland Airport Grayhound Bus service to North Bay daily from all major cities.

Tourism information:  North Bay Tourism


Studio Name Description Weekly Rates
Lakeside Room Queen Bed overlooking the lake, desk and chair, kitchen and bathroom. $750.00
Garden Room Double bed with writing table and chair overlooking the garden and outdoor fire. $650.00
All-Inlcusive All-Inclusive 2 night stay on weekends only. $450.00


  • Wireless
  • Printer
  • Phone
  • Refbook
  • Fireplace
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch dinner
  • Private bathroom
  • TV/DVD
  • Out smoking
  • SBathroom

Payment terms:  To guarantee your reservation, you will be confirmed upon receipt of deposit. $250.00 deposit required. Balance is due 48 hours prior to arrival. Certified cheque, email transfer

Cancellation policy:  Full refund less $50.00 if cancellation notice is received 30 prior to arrival. 50% refund if received 15 days prior to arrival. Deposit is non-refundable after that.

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