Dorothy's Lodge

Chaffey's Lock, Canada
  based on 9 reviews
  •   25
  •   10
  • SQF 2,200
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Parking


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 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 and the Facebook Page: 

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


6 Bathroom, 10 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 2 Living room

  • Sleeping
    6 Double bed, 7 Queen bed, 5 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Blender, Child's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchenette, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster, Water cooler, Keurig coffee maker
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Central heating, Electric heating
  • Outside
    Boat Dock, Kayak, Canoe
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, Stereo system, TV (Cable)
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Shower
  • Laundry
    Iron & Board
  • Miscellaneous
    Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Smoke Detector, Vacuum cleaner
  • 6 Bathroom, 10 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 2 Living room
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Gas BBQ, Deck chairs, Canoe/Kayak, canoe, kayak, Swimmable lakefront
Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7 Children welcome, Suitable for events
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

25 Iron Bridge Lane, Elgin Ontario Canada , Chaffey's Lock, K0G 1E0, Canada

based on 9 reviews
Madeleine Selleck (Greely, Ontario)
Girls Weekend Getaway

We had a girls weekend get away from May 08-10/22 --- WOW, what a great time we had --- Accommodations, owners - everything and everyone was amazing, great service, very relaxing and enjoyable weekend. Beautiful place and great atmosphere. Did lots of walking on the Cataraqui Trail, great fishing, boating -- lots of things to do or if you want to just relax, great place for it. I would recommend Dorothy's Lodge. It's for everyone, families, singles or couples of any ages. Have Fun you won't regret it.

Other  |  stayed in 5/2022

Brendan (Toronto)
Great place!

My family and I had an absolutely lovely time at Dorothy's Lodge! The cabins were great, the beach, dock, and swimming were wonderful, and the large kitchen in the Annex was very well set up for all our cooking. Robin was wonderful for the booking and communication, and the new owners were so friendly and personable, and helped make our stay so fantastic! Dorothy's Lodge is a gem, and a really fantastic spot for larger groups to gather and relax in the country.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 8/2021

Tavisha birthwright
Awesome place to get away

Went with my family of 25 5 infants our first time going to Dorthys lodge we had a blast! Very peaceful relaxing place its a nice get away spot. The owners were super kind and friendly.. I highly recommend this place there's a lot of spaces cabins are clean me and my family will be going back there!!!

Happy you had a lovely experience!! Look forward to seeing you next visit. The Cooper’s

replied by the owner (6/20/2021 6:19:55 PM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 6/2021

Rawaa (London Ontario )

Great stay. We were 13 people including kids adults and seniors, we all enjoyed staying at Dorothy. The cottages were well equipped and the sitting at the dock was great. We will definitely come back soon!!

It warms our heart that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Dorothy’s!! That dock has provided some great times, happy your entire family got to experience it. See you next time. The Cooper’s

replied by the owner (7/2/2021 7:49:19 PM)

Group  |  stayed in 6/2021

William (New Jersey)
Canada vacation

First time At Dorothy’s lodge for our group! We had so much fun, the accommodations Were stellar, and the fishing was great! The owners were kind and generous. Definitely coming back next year!

Group  |  stayed in 8/2019

Georgina Luscombe (Elgin On)
Fourth Summer in a row!!!

We had another amazing week at Dorothy’s Lodge. The the past four years we have been making some amazing memories and are already looking forward to next year. So much space for everyone to be comfortable. We spend most of our time on the dock watching the kids swimming, fishing or kayaking. It really is a little piece of heaven.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 8/2019

Diane Taylor and Nigel Sutton (Kingston ont)
Fam jam

We seem to have developed a wonderful tradition of a week at Dorothy’s. Our family is a combined family due to a second marriage. Dorothy’s provide the perfect location to bring all our children and grandchildren together. They come from California, Toronto and Kingston. Other family members come from New York State and BC. Grandchildren range in age from 22 years to 7 weeks this last trip, a total of 13 children in all. Dorothy’s s is perfect to accommodate every one comfortably. The beach is great for little ones, bigger boys love the fishing, the gardens are a delight with room for soccer, slip and slides or bean bag toss. We used the fire pit for morning coffee or evenings with toasted marshmallows. Kayaking/ canoeing are wonderful in this peaceful location . Wildlife spotted this year were families of geese with signets, loons, deer, beavers, herons and chipmunks. Fish were abundant both Bass and Pickerel with reports from other fishermen of trout. The kitchen is well equipped and the whole property very clean and functional. We look forward to next years visit with real pleasure.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 6/2019

Sandra Dwyer
Always amazing

We love Dorothy’s Lodge!! Couldn’t ask for a better spot for our annual Family Reunion. Lots of memories made there and hopefully many more to come. A+++

Group  |  stayed in 6/2019

International_Dude Clayton, Delaware (USA)
As good as it gets!

We have rented different properties from Rideau Lakes Cottages for a few years now. Dorothy's is as good as it gets. Plenty of space to spread out. Plenty of amenities like AC and wifi. Decent location to some local businesses. Just look at the pictures and videos. Dorothy's does not dissapoint. I can say this one thing which is not and was not a drawback for us. With a local boat launch, the lock just up the way and a private road leading to some other cottages further up, Dorothy's isn't completely private and secluded like some other options. However no other place has offers what Dorothy's has. Looking forward to returning.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 7/2017

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