Get closer with a genuine, emotional connection to the joy of Algonquin
Where do we start? Bartlett Lodge has been creating memories for Algonquin visitors since 1917. Located on Cache Lake at around the mid-point of the Highway 60 corridor, the magic begins the moment you enter one of the two park gates, park your car on our shoreline and board the ‘freighter canoe’ for the short ride to our Lodge. From that moment on, you’re closer than you ever dreamed possible to Algonquin’s history, the inspiration for Canadian impressionists, wildlife and the sense of calm that is part of every experience you have with us.
- Modified American Plan Cabin Resort
- Gourmet Dining
- Authentic luxury
- A variety of unique experiences and packages
Marilyn & Kim Smith: Proprietors
In 1997, Kim & Marilyn Smith assumed ownership of Bartlett Lodge resort. Since that time, this classic Ontario resort has undergone extensive and exciting renovations. Kim & Marilyn, also the owners of Camp Tanamakoon for girls in Algonquin Park, have always been sensitive to the history, environment and intimacy of Bartlett Lodge and the surrounding Algonquin Park area. A labour of love, the renovations reflect careful planning involving a unique combination of preserving the past and meeting the needs of today’s travellers. Choosing to stay with us in our wild, yet sensitive environment, tells us that you share our concern for the planet. It is all of our responsibility to work toward a cleaner environment to preserve the delicate ecosystem that surrounds us. The well-earned reputation for superb cuisine makes a visitor’s stay unsurpassed in excellence! The friendly and enthusiastic staff will bring warmth and gentle attention to every detail of your vacation with us.
Algonquin Park offers travellers from around the world a unique opportunity to connect with nature, wildlife and important aspects of Canada’s past. As owners, our goal is to get you closer to what you came here for – whether that be a wildlife experience, art, trail-hiking, bird-watching or simply taking a breather from the whirling world around us. Bartlett Lodge is perfect for that too. Our goal over the coming years is to add experiences like explorations in canoe culture, authentic indigenous learning and varying aspects of art and the wilderness of Algonquin. Follow our blog (LINK) we’ll keep you up to date as new ideas become available.
What our guests have to say
We designed our pricing to be inclusive of a complete hospitality experience. To that end, rates are inclusive of hot breakfast and four-course dinner, non-alcoholic beverages during meals, your park permit, our water taxi service, and all on-site amenities including canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and mountain bikes.
Bartlett Lodge does not accept pets. We are happy to recommend Happy Tails in the Huntsville area as a place to board your pet.
We have one public fire pit on our property which is lit nightly during dinner hour. The fire is maintained by our team. For safety reasons we kindly ask that guests do not light or maintain the fire on their own.
Bartlett Lodge does not add a gratuity or service charge to your account as we prefer to leave this to your discretion. Gratuities are shared equally among all staff.
We add a gratuity of 18% to groups of 8 or more guests.
Although we prefer to preserve the tranquillity of the park, we understand that sometimes you just need to connect! Wifi is available to our guests across the majority of the property. We charge a fee of $5 per device for 24 hours of access to our recently upgraded system. Our internet does not allow for any streaming, illegal downloading or heavy usage.
To preserve the tranquillity of the setting, there are no TVs or telephones in the cabins. There is limited cellular reception in the park but we advise you to check with your service provider to ensure you will not incur any roaming charges.
Yes! We have permanently modified our dining room to offer a little more spacing between tables but are still happy to accept outside guests. Reservations are required and we are unfortunately not able to accommodate any “walk-ins”
Our single occupancy rate is 1.5 times the standard per person rate.
We provide a complimentary water taxi for all lodge guests (including those joining us just for dinner!) Please arrive at Cache Lake landing and call us from the direct line on the front dock. The parking lot is patrolled by Algonquin Park wardens and is very safe. Kindly note that guests park at their own risk.
The dining room is not licensed and guests are encouraged to bring their own wine, beer, or spirits. Our staff will be pleased to serve you with no corkage fees. Resort guests are likewise welcome to enjoy their own alcohol everywhere on our property.
Our water taxi runs on demand from 8am through 10pm seven days per week. When you are ready to go across please ask the office who can arrange a ride over. When returning use the direct access phone at the landing and we will send a water taxi to pick you up. Off-time arrivals and departures must be prearranged and cannot always be guaranteed.
Check-in is 3:00 pm and check-out is by 11:00 am. You are welcome to arrive early or stay later and enjoy our facilities. We will gladly store your luggage.