Lockmaster's House, Davis Lockstation, Parks Canada

1822 Davis Lock Rd, Elgin, K0G 1E0, Canada
  based on 7 reviews
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Experience a holiday you'll never forget on the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in 1842, the stone defensible lockmaster's house at Davis Lockstation has been rehabilitated to the highest standards, offering a unique, self-catering holiday experience. Situated on high land overlooking the locks, the house accommodates up to six people with two bedrooms and a pull-out sofa and provides spectacular views of Sand Lake!

Offered by Parks Canada and luxuriously equipped with Queen-sized Fairmont Hotel mattresses, a clawfoot tub, custom kitchen and laundry facilities, the Lockmaster's house is the ultimate romantic getaway for two, or a family vacation in the heart of the Rideau Lakes. Complete with a deck, private dock and a canoe, a stay in the historic Lockmaster's House at Davis Lockstation offers an unforgettable experience Colonel John By would be envious of!

Davis Lockstation is located a short scenic drive from the villages of Elgin, Newboro, and Westport, thirty minutes from the City of Kingston and Highway 401, and 1.5 hours from downtown Ottawa.

The Rideau Lakes Region is a great place to explore. You can take advantage of the great fishing, boating, swimming, water-skiing, or lock through the historic canal system to the other lakes and towns. In the surrounding towns and cities there are also lots of activities and events to participate in including golf, historic tours, boat tours, shopping, restaurants and lots more!

Please check out the "YouTube VIDEO" of this property! 

Also included: A full kitchen, 20 foot dock, gas BBQ with propane, 40" flat screen TV, BlueRay DVD player, Washer/dryer, 16' canoe, outdoor table and four chairs, and fire pit are also included

Luxury bed linens and towels are also included with rental! Cottage has two bedrooms with a queen bed in each, plus a double pull-out sofa-bed.

Rideau Lakes Property Management is registered by the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) registration: #50017421


1 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, Deck facing the lake!

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 Fold-away bed, 2 Queen bed
  • Outside
    Private Balcony, Boat Dock
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, Smart TV with Netflix (no satellite)
  • Sanitary
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Gas BBQ, Deck chairs, Canoe/Kayak, canoe, Boat dock, Swimmable lakefront
Children welcome, Pets welcome,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

1822 Davis Lock Rd , Elgin, K0G 1E0, Canada

based on 7 reviews
Donna Woodhams (Toronto, Ontario)
This cottage is a very special place.

It was our second time renting the Lockmasters House and again we had a terrific time. The cottage was perfect, it had all the amenities to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped for all our culinary creations. The cottage was beautifully decorated, clean, all linens and towels were provided. We were extremely impressed with our stay and would definitely recommend. Thanks to Robin at Rideau Lakes Cottages for facilitating an excellent vacation.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 9/2019

E Wilson (Carleton Place Ontario )
Davis Locks. Lockmasters House

This was our second stay at the Lockmasters House. We love the peace and quiet this place offers. It is an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The view of the water and surroundings from the kitchen window was fabulous. The Parks Canada team at the Davis Locks were more than helpful and very friendly. They were quick to answer any question we had for them. If you want a quiet tucked away spot this is it. We plan on returning again next year.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 8/2019

David &Candace McConomy (Kingston ON)
Lockmasters House

Just finished two weeks at the Lockmaster’s House. The fittings and furniture were all first rate. The location is glorious. We had a wonderful time...Thank you Robin, David.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 8/2019

Martin Nolt (Pennsylvania )
Wonderful house

We spent a week at the lockmasters house. When we got there the code for the door wouldn’t work.Robin was very quick to come over and fix the problem. The house is beautiful, clean, and roomy. The beds were comfortable and clean. The deck has a great view and the fishing was phenomenal. We definitely found a keeper and will consider this house again.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 6/2019

DonnaW3097 (Toronto Canada)
This cottage exceeded our expectations!

The Lockmasters House was a beautiful place in a relaxing setting. The views from the cottage and especially the kitchen window were spectacular. The cottage had recently been renovated and it was amazing: modern, yet it captured the historical charm. It had all the amenities to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. We are kayakers and we paddled every day on the Rideau Lakes, there were many day trip opportunities. The daily activity at the lock provided continuous entertainment and enjoyment. The lock staff, visitors, and boaters were all very friendly. Such a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. We were extremely impressed with our stay and would definitely recommend. Yes, we will return!

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 8/2018

luciemorelmann (Ottawa Canada)
Excellent stay...

What a wonderful place to relax, let go of the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We truly enjoyed this fabulous vacation home, the quietness, the beautiful views and the near perfect weather. One word of caution, cell phones DO NOT WORK in this house as it is too isolated. You have internet (computer/tablet/Netflix and the likes) but no TV channels. But who wants to watch TV when you can admire the gorgeous views from the house. But the lack of cell phone connectivity would be a problem in case of emergency. Apart from that minor problem, the house has everything you could wish for in a vacation home. The BBQ was appreciated (and used!). The bedding is sparkling clean and very comfortable, and the kitchen is extremely well appointed. A truly beautiful vacation home!!!

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 5/2018

Lisa K (Toronto Canada)

The Lockmaster's House is a special place located near the most picturesque lock on the Rideau River. The house is very comfortable and the views are outstanding, especially the one from the kitchen window. The house comes with everything you could possibly want, including the most wonderful silence and sunsets. We do not go back to the same place twice but this is our one exception.

Young couple  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 10/2017

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