Blue Mountain Lodge
In Killarney Provincial Park
 
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Access: We are on an island and so the only access is by boat. We bring guests across by motorboat, which is why we prefer that you arrive by 6pm or contact us if that is not possible.
Airports: There is a small airport in Killarney, however it is still 40 minutes from the lodge. Taxi service is possible from the town if prearranged. You can also fly directly into the lodge by float plane.
BBQs: A propane BBQ is located on the sauna deck for guest use. There is also a picnic area on the mainland with charcoal BBQs.
Bedding: There are pillows and wool blankets on the beds, but no sheets and pillowcases. Guests must bring their own bedding. We recommend sleeping bags as they are usually easier to bring than sheets.
Boating: We rent 14 ft aluminum fishing boats. Only boats owned by the lodge are allowed on the lake. (See our Things to Do page for a photo.)
Bugs: Yes, this is northern Ontario and we do have blackflies from late May to mid-June. Mosquito season runs from mid-June to mid-July. As the lodge is on an island, mosquitos are not usually a problem except in the evenings.
Can and bottle ban: As Killarney is a wilderness park you cannot take cans and bottles when you go out into the park. However, you are allowed to have them at the lodge.
Canoeing: We are located inside Killarney Provincial Park - a popular wilderness canoeing destination. We rent a variety of canoes to our guests through Killarney Kanoes.
Cellphones: We are generally out of cell phone range. You will have to drive into Killarney Park main gate to get a signal.
Check-in/
Check-out:
Our check-in time is 2:30pm and our check-out time is 10:00am. If you plan on arriving after 6pm, please make sure you let us know as we have to be watching to bring you across the lake.
Credit cards: We accept Visa and Mastercard but we are unable to accept debit cards due to technology issues.
Discounts: Sorry, we don't have any special arrangements with any organizations.
Fall colours: There is, of course, no guarantee on when the trees colours will peak. We usually suggest the 3rd week in September, but they can be as late as the 1st week in October.
Fireplaces: None of our cabins have fireplaces, however all (except Shuska) have woodstoves for heat. We provide firewood for heat at no extra charge.
Fishing: We have large and small mouth bass (open from the last Saturday in June) and northern pike (open year round.)
Gasoline: It is a good idea to get gas before leaving Hwy 69 as Killarney is the only place to get gas once you turn off.
Hiking: You can access the main park hiking trail at the end of Bell Lake - a short canoe ride from the lodge. This is the access for Silver Peak as well (see the activities page for a photo).
Internet access: Our satellite connection uses a lot of power, and so is only used when the sun shines and so internet use cannot be guarranteed.
Kitchens: We supply pots and pans, dishes and cooking and eating utensils. There is a propane stove top (no oven) and a propane refrigerator.
Laundry: Sorry, there are no laundry facilities. Killarney has the closest laundromat.
Lighting: There is no electricity in the cabins, so lighting is provided by wall mounted propane lights. Please do not use candles in the cabins - we are a very long way from a fire station.
Maps: We sell the official Killarney Provincial Park map. If you wish to order it in advance, it is available, along with other KPP publications, through this link.
Minimum Stay: During July and August the cabins are rented by the week only, with Cabins #2 and 3 renting from Saturday to Saturday, and Cabins #4 and Shuska from Sunday to Sunday. Outside of July and August the cabins rent for a minimum three night stay. We do not take reservations for just one night.
Operating Season: Blue Mountain Lodge is open from approximately mid-May to mid-October. The operating season depends on the weather as we cannot access the lodge until the ice is gone from the lake.
Payment: You can pay by cash, cheque, Visa or Mastercard. Sorry - we cannot accept debit cards due to technology limitations.
Pets: Sorry, we do not allow pets.
Public Transportation: Unfortunately it is not possible to reach the lodge by public transportation.
Refridgeration: All of the cabins have propane fridges, however please remember that they are a lot smaller than you have at home (less than 8 cu. ft.), and the freezer is quite small. (Here is a link to a photo of a typical fridge.) Sorry - we cannot sell ice due to our own refridgeration limitations.
Reservations: Reservations may be made by phone, anytime after January 1st for the following summer. We operate almost 100% by reservation and it is rare that we can accept a guest without a reservation.
Restaurants: The closest restaurants are in Killarney, approximately 40 minutes away.
Road Conditions: Bell Lake Road is a gravel road that is always open once the snow has gone. However it should be driven with care as there can be sudden dips.
Shopping: The town of Killarney is the closest place to shop (approximately 40 minutes away), however it is very limited and so we recommend that you bring your supplies for the week. Killarney is fun to visit for ice cream and fish and chips, and the Killarney Park office sells souvenirs.
Smoking: We request that guests only smoke outside the cabins.
Swimming: Bell Lake is great for swimming with very few weeds and a moderate temperature (by Canadian standards!). There is a very small sand beach with shallow water for the little ones.
Taxes: HST (Harmonized sales tax) is 13% on all goods and services.
Telephones: There are no telephones in the cabins and we are generally out of cell phone range. Most people can get a cell phone signal from the top of the hill behind the lodge. (Hilltop trail link).
Television: There are no TVs in the cabins. Enjoy the peace and quiet!
Water: Lake water is not considered drinkable due to changes in health regulations. Water should be boiled before drinking or you should bring drinking water with you.
Wheelchair access: Sorry - our facility was built in the 40's and is not wheelchair accessible.
Wildlife: Guests will often see black bear, moose, deer and beavers. Wolf siteings are becoming more common. Of course, there are no guarantees!
Woodstoves: All of our cabins (except Shuska) have woodstoves for heat. We provide firewood for heat at no extra charge.

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