About Us

wide shot of the main dining cabin at Bartlett Lodge in the background with a dock and wooden deck chairs in the mid ground and water in the foreground

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

marianne froehlich
marianne froehlich
Last night we four had the pleasure of dining at Bartlett Lodge after a three year Covid hiatus! It was with great relief that we found that not only had nothing changed but it was better than ever. Our boatman was kind and courteous, Marilyn's smiling face met us at the door and our server, Robyn, outdid herself to make our dining experience perfect in every way. The food from charcuterie platter, to seafood crepe appetizer, to perfectly done Angus beef tenderloin to Marilyn's Peach Blueberry Streusel Pie was exquisite. Thank you for a start to finish memorable dining experience. My 92 year old mother happily finished her filo wrapped cheesecake for breakfast this morning!
Big Dipper
Big Dipper
Percy Golf
Percy Golf
Traditional lake-side resort in Algonquin Park, comfortable, well appointed cabins, nice king beds in "clamping tents, but best of all is the fabulous staff and great food!
Darryl Denike
Darryl Denike
Absolutely amazing dinner experience! It starts by taking the complimentary water taxi across the lake to the actual lodge. Lodge is very rustic and something you would expect in Algonquin park. Dinner is a 4 courses starting with a charcuterie board and bread. Most of the items are hand made on the premises except for a couple imported cheeses. Next, you pick your 3 course meal. There is a section of about 4 items for each course, all house made. Presentation was great, food was delicious, and service was fantastic. After dinner you are able to sit by the lake in one of the muskoka chairs and enjoy the sunset. If you are looking for a truly amazing experience, I highly recommend coming here.
Ronald Van pampus
Ronald Van pampus
We were married last Saturday in a romantic setting dockside with family and friends. All staff of Dinning room, water taxi and management are exceptional; the kitchen selections were mouth watering! Can highly recommend the location on Algonquin Park. Will be back soon°
Marcelo Iturbe
Marcelo Iturbe
Simply unbelievable! The location is breathtaking, the service top of it's class and the food... Oh wow the food... Surreal! Perfect for an anniversary, birthday or just want to splurge for a few days. 5 star service in the heart of Algonquin. The best of the park without having to rough it out.
Dave & Lis Van Harten
Dave & Lis Van Harten
Only had dinner there - which was fantastic. The food was so good. The service delightful. The boat ride to and from the shore to the restaurant added to the whole experience. Would definitely go again!
To location was beautiful, the food was very good, the service is great too. But I found it quite expensive considering you bring your own wine. $100/person.
Brenda Barrington
Brenda Barrington
We just returned from Bartlett Lodge and I cannot say enough about this special place. The food was exceptional, the service was delightful and we loved our accommodations. The spacious tent with a proper king-sized bed took camping to a new level. We also took a boat trip with Malcolm that ended up being the highlight of our stay. Malcolm's knowledge of the history of the park and his respect for the natural surroundings really helped us appreciate this unique corner of Canada. I would highly recommend a trip to Bartlett Lodge.
Yue Hu
Yue Hu
One of the best vacations had recently! Stayed for 3 days, 2 nights. The perfect first time spent at Algonquin park. The place is gorgeous, very well curated, the people are wonderful, really make you feel welcome and taken care of. The food was also amazing, among the best meals had since we relocated to Canada! We went for a day trip in canoe on the lake, tried sup and took a bath in the lake. A very relaxing long weekend. Would definitely recommend and surely would go back.


What’s included in my stay?

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.

Can I bring my dog?

Bartlett Lodge does not accept pets. We are happy to recommend Happy Tails in the Huntsville area as a place to board your pet.

Do you have Fire Pits?

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.

Are gratuities included in the pricing?

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.

Is there Wifi at the resort?

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.

Do the rooms have televisions or telephones?

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.

Do I need to make a reservation if I’m only coming for dinner?

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”

Is there an extra cost for single occupancy?

Our single occupancy rate is 1.5 times the standard per person rate.

How do I get over to the Lodge? Is the parking lot safe?

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.

Is Bartlett Lodge licensed to sell or serve alcohol?

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.

Do we need to reserve a time for the water taxi?

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.

What time are check-in and check-out?

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.

Do you have Electric Vehicle charging stations?

Yes! We have two EV changing stations for guest use during your stay with us. These are both Level 2, Core +, universal charging stations. Please remember to bring an adapter for your Tesla vehicle. Have the FLO app downloaded and payment ready on your phone. The fee for the charging station is $2 per hour, and all payments are made directly through the FLO app. Please be mindful of other guests who need to charge at our stations as well.

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