View of the front of the cottage looking up from the lake

Happynest began as a humble two-bedroom cottage in 1978 but we soon learned that there was a need for a private cottage property that could accommodate Family Reunions. As you will see from our customer comments pages, we have succeeded in providing the ideal combination of those features and services in a quiet, relaxed and friendly setting that our customers love to enthuse about when they write to thank us for treating them like family before, during and after their visit.

Indeed, some of our dearest friends are people that we have met though our experience as cottage hosts that now spans 37 years and counting. By the year 2000, we had torn down the original cottage and built what you see here today – a place for extended families to bond, and make fond memories to last a lifetime – Happynest.

Double Beds built as bunks

Double Beds built as bunks
See below all our features and activities for every season around Happynest.  
  • 5+ BEDROOMS (SLEEP 20 OR MORE PEOPLE)
  • Motor Boat and Canoe and Paddle boat are included
  • Complimentary boat tour of the lake included (No this is NOT a resort but we live on the same lake so we are available)
  • Sand beach with gradual slope for little kids
  • Free Wi-Fi and Telephone
  • Use of our hot tub and Sauna
  • Fire pit and free firewood (in door fireplace as well)
  • Large dock – room for all the boats – even if you bring your own
  • Gas BBQ (A good way to get volunteers to help with the cooking)
  • Satellite TV
  • Pet friendly environment
  • Dishwasher
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Two electric refrigerators with freezers
  • Large glass top stove with self cleaning oven
  • Two bathrooms
  • Beds enough for 20 or more people
  • Dining table and kitchen table large enough to have everyone together at meal time
  • Five small appliances, dishes, cutlery, cooking utensils included
  • Screened deck/Florida Room
  • Shaded quiet wooded lot and lots of sun on the lawn area and on the dock
  • VERY unspoiled and tranquil lake – no better water quality in Ontario
  • 160 k.m. of shoreline with only 156 cottages (On average one Kilometre of shore for each cottage!!!)
  • Surrounded by protected forests – No farms or industry anywhere to spoil the landscape
  • Water-skiing and tubing available as an optional extra
  • Convenience store at marina one mile away
  • Shops and unique dining experiences nearby
  • Lots of hiking trails, unspoiled nature and protected forest – easy portages to surrounding uninhabited lakes
  • Optional Extras available – water-skiing, tubing, kayak and wind surfer