Seemingly remote but truly only a 20-minute drive south of Gravenhurst, this all-inclusive lakeside resort dates to 1898 and is particularly geared to outdoor types and families. Perhaps more suitably called a lodge, as it lacks modern and sophisticated touches one might expect, it is well-equipped and comfortable. It's the kind of casual place where guests chat into the evening, lounging in Adirondack chairs around a fire pit. Canoeing and kayaking are popular; floatplane excursions and golf can also be arranged. In winter, gear up for tobogganing, sleigh rides, and snowshoeing. Most rooms have fireplaces, and some have whirlpool baths; all but a few have views over Sparrow Lake. You can also book private cottages with decks. There are good deals on family vacations and weekend packages.
1500 Port Stanton Pkwy., R.R. 1, Severn Bridge, Ontario, P0E 1N0, Canada