9 Four-Season Lodge Getaways

Lodge escapes aren't just a summer thing — experience the very best of every season!

Lodge escapes aren’t just a summer thing — many are four-season getaways that help you experience the very best that every season has to offer. With endless pristine snow and at least four months of below-freezing temperatures, winter is a way of life in Northeastern Ontario!

Maybe you're looking to kick the "winter blues," or just get away from the daily grind. Whether you’re a family looking for a Christmas or March Break getaway, sledders looking for phenomenal backcountry powder, or a couple looking for a special winter weekend, you’re sure to find an experience to suit exactly what you're looking for at a Northeastern Ontario lodge.

Author's Note: ALL lodges listed are on or near OFSC-Promoted Snow Tour routes. 

Sunset Bay Inn

Perfect for: Snowshoers, Couples' Getaways

Highlights: Modern furnishings, a full kitchen, located on Big Nellie Lake

Make it an extra long weekend on your way to Timmins, or make the trip just to visit homey Sunset Bay Inn in Iroquois Falls. This destination should be considered if you're planning a snowshoeing or cross-country skiing getaway this season. With options to rent by the room, or the entire inn, groups of up to eight can be accommodated. 

Lake Herridge Lodge & Resort

Perfect for: Couples' Getaways, Snowshoers

Highlights: Home-cooked meals, guided snowshoes and photo tours, close to White Bear Forest

Not just the ultimate summer destination, experience (arguably) Ontario's most beautiful season in Temagami at Lake Herridge Lodge & Resort. Known for world-class paddling in the summer months, the Temagami region also delivers top-notch outdoors experiences during the winter. See the boreal forest draped in snow and the hardy animals that call it home. Choose from one of five remote lakes to explore on showshoe. Round out your day with a homecooked meal at the lodge made with local ingredients, and a spot by the fire with friends. 

Saenchiur Flechey

Perfect for: Family & Couples' Getaways

Highlights: A wide range of activities to choose from, an outdoor ice rink and personal cottages

At the risk of sounding cliche, Saenchiur Flechey really does have something for everyone. Rent an ice-hut for the day, strap on a pair of skates, go for a snowshoe, or just cozy up inside next to the fire with a good book. Saenchiur Flechey (on the shores of Lake Nipissing) offers an outdoor enthusiast's paradise, with the option of an inviting indoor oasis to warm up in. 

Sportsman’s Lodge Wilderness Resort

Perfect for: Family Getaways, Sledders

Highlights: Home of the largest log structure in Ontario, located on three Sudbury snowmobiling trails, can accommodate large groups 

Make the trip to this family owned and operated lodge on the shores of Kukagami Lake in Wahnapitae, near the City of Greater Sudbury. The perfect place to have an outdoor adventure, Sportsman's Lodge Wilderness Resort welcomes visitors of all sorts, and can accommodate groups of all sizes. Snowshoe or ski while looking for birds such as woodpeckers, grouse and quail. If you're planning a sledding getaway, take advantage of the lodge's prime location on three main Sudbury snow tour routes.

Northland Paradise

Perfect for: Couples' Getaways, Sledders

Highlights: Nature photography tours, trapline tours, close to the White Bear Forest

Step into a pair of skis or snowshoes and visit one of the largest remaining stands of old growth pine forest, or take a nature photography tour with Northland Paradise in Temagami. This four-season lodge offers the best of all worlds, with ice hut rentals and sledding rate packages available in addition to a wide range of outdoor activities such as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. For something truly different, talk to your hosts about booking a trapline tour. 

Auld Reekie Lodge

Perfect for: Sledders

Highlights: Home cooked fare, package rates for sledders, off the beaten trail

If you're looking for a traditional lodge with history, Auld Reekie Lodge is the one. A great 'off the beaten trail' destination in beautiful Gowganda, the lodge was established in 1965. Besides direct access to snowmobile trails, Auld Reekie Lodge also offers guests a three-course dinner in their licensed dining room, a full hot breakfast, use of their hot tub, and satellite TV (all with their sledders package). Guests are also welcome to fish for their dinner, but bringing your own gear is recommended.   

Elk Lake Wilderness Resort

Perfect for: Sledders

Highlights: Sledders package, premium fuel, great food

Enjoy modern cabins, hot food and premium gas at Elk Lake Wilderness Resort in Elk Lake on the Montreal River. This resort boasts access to hundreds of kilometres of groomed snowmobile trails right from your cabin. You can even request a take-away lunch to accompany you on your excursions. Relax and unwind at the end of the day in the sauna, before heading out to do it all again the next day.

    Agnew Lake Lodge

    Perfect for: Anglers, Sledders, Cross-country Skiers 

    Highlights: 25 km of cross-country skiing trails, back lake ice fishing

    Welcome to Agnew Lake Lodge, located on beautiful Agnew Lake halfway between Sudbury and Elliot Lake. Pack a lunch and enjoy a full day of ice fishing on fantastic pike and trout lakes, accessed by snowmobile. Warm up at the end of the day with a warm meal at the licensed lodge, or curl up beside the woodstove in your own personal cabin. If you're coming by vehicle, bring along your cross-country skis to take advantage of the lodge's 25 km of trails. 

    Big Moose Camp

    Perfect for: Anglers

    Highlights: Ice fishing package rate, heated ice huts, minnows 

    Join Big Moose Camp on Lake Nosbonsing to cozy up in your very own heated ice hut -- tip-ups and minnows included. Lake Nosbonsing boasts many of the same fishing opportunities as its larger neighbour, Lake Nipissing, but is a quieter option. Anglers can pursue perch, cisco (lake herring), northern pike, and of course, walleye. Choose from one of 7 lakeview cottages to call your own for the duration of your stay, each with its own fully equipped kitchen and satellite TV. 

    About Jordan Nicksy

    Jordan is a writer, digital marketer, amateur photographer, and experiences severe wanderlust. After backpacking parts of Southeast Asia, she knew she wanted to work in travel and tourism, and joined Northeastern Ontario Tourism. She is passionate about food & culinary arts, history, spending time outdoors, photography, and travel.

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