The Maples Cottage

Quick Info

Bedrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1064 ft
Sleeps: from 1 to 6
Parking: 3 vehicle(s)
Heating: electric heat and woodstove
Children Allowed: Yes. large yard, some infant furniture available
Smoking: No. outdoors only please
Pets: No
Waterfront Property: Yes, private dock and swimming area, intimate public beach close by.

Features at a Glance

  • Fridge, flat top ceramic stove with oven
  • Satellite TV, TV with built-in DVD Player
  • Variety of pots, pans, dishes, utensils, silverware
  • Drip coffee maker, 4 slice toaster,
    electric kettle
  • Queen bed, 2 single beds, double pull out sofa bed and queen pull out sofa bed
  • Electric baseboard heating and glass faced wood stove
  • Propane BBQ with propane
  • Patio area with Picnic table
  • Furnished, carpeted, screened-in porch
  • Washer and dryer
  • Cell phone service

Offers a lovely, private, setting

With no visible neighbors, The Maples cottage offers a lovely, private, setting and is surrounded by many maple trees with a northwest exposure for beautiful sunset viewing through the trees. Palmerston Lake, being a spring-fed, clean, clear lake has Lake Trout and Bass fishing.

The Maples cottage has electric heat and a woodstove with a glass door for comforting flame viewing making your Winter stay cozy and comfortable. The Maples cottage is like a home away from home, with good year round access. With carpet and vinyl plank flooring throughout for easy upkeep, this naturally bright cottage has a somewhat rustic appeal to it as we have retained some of it’s original log and chinking in our updating and renovating, yet keeping it modern and clean at the same time with the hopes it will suit the growing popularity of cottage vacationers. It is well maintained and stocked with all the comforts of home. A family of six will be very comfortable as the living area is very spacious with quality furnishings.

The two bedrooms which sleep 4 comfortably are set to the back of the cottage, away from any family noise in the evenings. A double sofa bed sectional couch and a Lazy Boy queen hide-a-bed in the living room sleeps 4 people. A four piece bathroom and laundry area provides families with young children the opportunity to stay for an extended period of time.

The large eat-in kitchen/dining room area with wooden table and 6 chairs is fully equipped with fridge, stove with oven and microwave and all small appliances as are cleansers and a vacuum cleaner for quick clean ups. The living room has abundant seating and is centered around the woodstove which throws off a delicious heat enticing one to cuddle up for a relaxing and warm weekend away during the Winter months. A TV/DVD with Satellite service are included. Data on your personal cell phone can be used for Internet. Our cottages are all smoke free and pet free.

Cottage Rental Facilities

With “drive to the door” access, The Maples cottage boasts a large, furnished, carpeted screened porch off the dining room offering extra bug free living and play space. Relax in the evening with a good book and listen to the call of the loons. Horseshoe pits (horseshoes included) which double as sandboxes (sand toys included) and a large grassed yard provide family fun. The picnic table and complimentary propane BBQ on the patio area, together with Muskoka chairs, make for enjoyable outdoor meals. The lake is accessed by approximately a 2 minute walk down a gentle trail through the trees, and then down a solid staircase with handrail to the lake. The view of Palmerston Lake is minimal during the Summer season due to heavy foliage on mature trees on the property, hence the abundance of privacy.

You will enjoy sitting on your own private dock with a storage shed for your personal waterfront needs. There is plenty of docking space for your own boat; the public boat launch is just a short distance away. Four patio chairs and small table remain at the dock for your convenience. The fairly shallow swimming area to one side of the dock has a gradual slope and no weeds, the lake bottom being a mix of sand and smaller rocks. Children will enjoy rock bass fishing off the end of the dock. Complimentary canoe and pedal boat with life jackets and boating safety kit is included.

Rates and Availability

High Season

Last week of June until after Labour Day; also last two weeks of December until after New Year’s Day. 

  • $1050 weekly
  • Max. 6 persons incl. children.

Shoulder Season/Short Stays

Early September until late June.

  • $850.00 weekly
  • 1-6 persons.
  • $130.00 per night, 2 persons
  • $150 per night , 3-4 persons
  • $30.00 pp/pn extra up to 6 persons MAX.

* SPECIAL FOR 2 PERSONS ONLY* – $350.00 for 3 nights during shoulder season.

Long Weekends

(excludes high season long weekends)

  • $480.00 for 3 nights
  • Up to 4 persons ($30.00 pp/pn extra, MAX 6)


  • Deposit required at time of reservation.
  • Weekly only during late June, July, August and until Labour Day, Saturday to Saturday.

Photos of The Maples

Availability Calendar

Availability Calendar


Located in District 1 of the OFSC snowmobile trail system and just minutes from the cottage are groomed OFSC snowmobile and EOTA ATV trails. ATV’s/snowmobiles are needed in the Winter to access an unlimited number of crown land lakes for ice fishing such as The Quinns, Granite, Mair, Redhorse, Minnow, Mosque, Summit, Wolfe etc. Palmerston Lake is a very deep, clean, clear spring-fed lake and is open for Bass and Lake Trout fishing from May-November only.

Partake in many of the other outdoor activities available in this area such as X-country skiing, snowshoeing during the winter months and swimming, boating and fishing during the Summer months. The use of a paddleboat and canoe including a few sizes of life jackets and boating safety kit are included. A short hike up to our “Lookout” offers a breathtaking panoramic view of both Palmerston Lake and Canonto Lake.

The Maples cottage is plumbed with delicious potable water from a seasonally tested well. Blankets and pillows are provided, however you must bring your own sheets, pillow cases and towels. We provide you with a few, often forgotten or overlooked items when packing, such as coffee filters, dish soap, T-towels and dish cloths, salt and pepper, clothespins, candles, matches and garbage bags. Please refer to our “Packing List“.

Please note: Our Township requires recycling.

There are other privately owned cottages in the area but no resorts making boat traffic on the lake and traffic noise minimal. We appreciate family guests, couples and nature lovers who just want to experience a relaxing country getaway as this is what outdoor life in the Land O’ Lakes is all about’.

Video of the Maples Cottage

Please note: Video shows layout of the Maples cottage, although some interior renovations have taken place since the video was taken.


Kathy and Don, What a wonderful week. We all enjoyed the cottage, fantastic view and just plain relaxing. Thanks again.… Read more “Exciting Adventures!”

Willie and Susan

Kathy and Don. Thanks so much. Had a very much needed relaxing time. Have a great Christmas, see you in… Read more “Relaxing Time”

Lorri and Adrian

The weekend was wonderful! Thanks for everything-we will definitely return!

Robin and Kelly
Kingston, Ont.

Thanks for a great weekend

Doug and Leanne
Russell, Ontario

Thank you once again and we will see you again next Summer.


Dear Kathy, Thanks for a wonderful stay at The Maples. We had a great time despite the weather. Sorry we… Read more “Wonderful stay at The Maples”


Thank you Don and Kathy for the use of the Pioneer. Despite the rain, we had a wonderful time and… Read more “Look forward to next Summer”

Walter and Nancy
Windsor, Ontario

We were truly surprised with the Maples cottage. It was much more than we ever expected. The area including the… Read more “Truly Surprised!”

Mike, Sarah, Sophie and Hannah
Kingston, Ontario

Dear Kathy And Don, We so enjoyed staying in The Pioneer this year. Thank you! I know the girls really… Read more “Water is so clear!”

Jackie, Bridget, Roger, Pat, Miles, Joyce, Hailey and the girls!

Thank you for letting us stay at The Maples. You have a beautiful spot! The trails are really good. We… Read more “You have a beautiful spot!”

Erica (age 13) and family
Brockville, Ontario

Thank you so much Kathy. We had a wonderful week! See you in April!

Lee, Shannon, Connor and Casey

“Thank you very much for a most relaxing weekend. It was perfect” Thank you so much for your hospitality. Next… Read more “It was perfect!”

Marie and Alisa

I appreciate what you have done for me and my family. We are all truly grateful and look forward to… Read more “Truly Grateful”


What a wonderful experience. My father and I spent the night in ‘The Guesthouse’ after riding over 100km of the… Read more “Definitely Coming Back!”

David Todman
Omemee, Ontario

Thank you so much, your cottage is beautiful and we all had such a relaxing time. We tried putting the… Read more “Your hospitality was amazing!”

Holly and Dan

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