Dorothy's Lodge- Chaffey's Lock

25 Guests

10 Bedrooms

18 Beds

6 Bathrooms

25 Guests

10 Bedrooms

18 Beds

6 Bathrooms

Dorothy's Lodge is a wonderful property in the heart of the Rideau Lakes that can accommodate groups up to 25 people! This property features docking for 3 boats, great swimming, great fishing, and exploring.

It is located, within walking distance to the Cataraqui Trail (great place for biking and hiking), convenience store with beer/liquor, etc, Opinicon Lodge Restaurant, historic Chaffey's Lock and the Lockmaster's Museum, Cedars Art Studio, and Boat rentals at Brown's Marina. The Opinicon Resort is only a 5 minute walk from this property for a great dinner, drinks in the pub, or for the best Ice-cream anywhere! Motorboats, pontoon boats, kayaks, Canoe, and bikes can also be rented within walking distance! By boat you have access to six lakes without locking through. Also the town of Newboro accessible by boat where there is fine dining and great Shopping.

The dock has a beach swimming area and a 20x20 foot dock with great swimming and lots of room to lounge. The fishing is great from the main dock where you can catch your fill of sun-fish and rock-bass, and if you are lucky a large-mouth bass or two.

This property is unlike any other available on the Rideau, a great place for family reunions!

There are four cottages with a lawn between them with a fire pit and room to throw frisbees, footballs etc.

Each cabin has A/C, electric heat, Coffee maker, water dispenser, Bell fibre TV via Amazon fire stick

Cabin info:

Annex: 5 bedrooms, 3 upstairs and 2 downstairs.


-Bedroom 1- 1 Queen 80x60

-Bedroom 2- 1 Queen 80x60

-Bedroom 3- Bunk Beds twins and 1 single twin. 75x38 mattresses.  3 beds in total

-1x full bathroom with tub


-Bedroom 4- 1 Queen 80x60

-Bedroom 5- 1 Queen 80x60

-1x bathroom with shower

-2x single cots available in Annex

-Sleeps 11, two full baths (one with a tub and one stand-up shower)

-Full kitchen with fridge stove, deep freezer, microwave and dishwasher

-Dining table for 12-14 people

Cabin #1:

-Sleeps 4 (1 queen bed and one trundle-bed with two single mattresses

-One full bathroom with stand-up shower

-kitchenette  with bar-fridge

Cabin #2

-One bedroom, Sleeps 6 (one queen bed and two trundle beds with 4 single mattresses)

-Full bathroom with tub/shower combo

-Kitchenette with full fridge, sink and microwave

Cabin #3:

-One bedroom with loft, Sleeps 9 (queen bed in bedroom, two double beds and a single bed in the loft and a trundle bed with two single mattresses in the living room)

-two full baths, both with stand-up showers

On the property:

-Laundry Facility

-High Speed, unlimited Wi-Fi

-Fish cleaning station


-Public boat launch

-Picnic tables


-Covered BBQ station with Large BBQ, sink, bar fridge, dishware, BBQ tools, prep area

Dock amenities:

-1 Canoe

-2 SUPs (stand-up paddle boards)

-1 Kayak

-Private beach area

-3 boat slips

-Life jackets

-Towel hanging area

-Sand toys

-3 shade umbrellas

-Adirondack chairs

Dorothy’s Lodge is located conveniently at the halfway point between Toronto and Montreal, 40 minutes from the Canada/USA border, only one hour and 10 minutes from Ottawa, making it an excellent place for extended families to congregate. Families only please. The Wifi downloads at a 1gbps, which is very fast!

Please note that we rent only the whole property out to one group/booking at a time.

The Rideau Canal is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and was rated #2 as an exceptional historic site destination by National Geographic.

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 attached 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, parties, and lots more!

Required for booking: Names, ages, and addresses for all guests in your group.

Check-out the YouTube Videos.

(Airbnb guests please search for "Rideau Lakes Cottages" on Youtube, then click on Playlists, then "Dorothy's Lodge")

Home highlights


Wireless Broadband Internet


Dorothy's Lodge

View from dock

Rideau Canal


view from dock

Main dock



Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome and Suitable for events

Location features

Lake, Town and Waterfront

Kitchen & dining

Gas BBQ, Blender, Child's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchenette, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster and Vacuum cleaner


Deck chairs, Canoe/Kayak, DVD-Player, Stereo system and TV (Cable)

Parking & facilities

Parking Included

Internet & office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Heating & cooling

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Central heating and Electric heating

Bathroom & laundry

Iron & Board, Hair dryer and Shower

Home Safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit and Smoke Detector

House Rules

Credit cards accepted

Children welcome

Check in: 04:00 PM

Check out: 10:00 AM


25 Iron Bridge Lane, Elgin Ontario Canada , Chaffey's Lock, Canada


Policy and notes


March 2023


About host

Robin Carbino

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