My family spent a lovely week at the Bakers' cottage this August. It reminded me of my family's childhood cottage: pleasantly rustic, but clean and with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.
The cottage’s location, on a point of land projecting out into Mackenzie Lake, meant there was a more or less continuous breeze that kept the mosquitoes at bay.
Every morning we sat and drank our morning tea on the covered porch overlooking the lake, while hummingbirds entertained us with their aerial battles, fighting for control of the sugar-water feeder.
Our young boys enjoyed the simple pleasures of swimming, canoeing and playing around the cottage and grounds. There is also a small river nearby that we explored in the canoe, investigating the beavers’ dams, lodges and marshes.
Just offshore behind the bonfire pit, is a good fishing spot, where my sons and I drifted in the canoe, casting our lines in, catching bass after bass.