Top 5 French River Getaways
Owls Nest Lodge
Owls Nest Lodge has been offering a year-round escape for family vacations and fishing since 1985.
Located on the south shore of Trout Lake, Owls Nest offers some of the best fishing around. The clean water is noted for trout, pike, muskie, and walleye among many others. If you're not fishing, feel free to explore the rest of the lake with a boat, kayak, canoe, or go for a swim! The beautiful area is also conducive to other outdoor activities such as hunting and ATV riding in the fall and spring, and snowmobiling in the winter. The seven cabins come fully equipped with modern amenities too.close
Bear's Den Lodge
The Bear’s Den Lodge offers an unparalleled amount of activities to do in and around the French River.
Obviously, fishing is the main draw here, as it is for almost all lodges on the river. Bear’s Lodge fishes with the best of them, excelling in Muskie fishing. But Bear’s Lodge wants its guests to experience more of what the river has to offer. Go kayaking with a pair of binoculars to observe the local birds, or go on a down-to-earth Eco-tour of its banks. You could even (with the assistance of a skilled guide) go Black Bear hunting! At the Bear’s Den Lounge, the possibilities are endless.close
Dokis Bay, Ontario
The French River is beautiful for a reason. People CARE about it, and respect it as much as they admire it.
To this end, the Chaudière Lodge offers their very own Ecotourism program. Hop in a boat, kayak, or canoe and take a tour of the French River’s diverse ecosystem. Remote enough that light pollution is never an issue, make sure you get out on the river after dark for a breathtaking night sky. Don’t worry, the Chaudière Lodge’s incredibly comfortable rooms will be waiting for your return.close
Crane's Lochaven Wilderness Lodge
Supervillains always seem to have their own private islands. You can (almost) have one for yourself as long as you stay at Crane's Lodge!
Located on a private four square mile island ONLY accessible by boat, Crane's Lochaven Wilderness Lodge offers nigh-paralleled privacy for its guests. Being located in the middle of a river makes for great fishing as well. Optional fishing guides are available to help you catch a Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass or Musky. At night, drift to sleep to the soothing current of the French River as it drifts lazily by. Come and vacation like a supervillain!close
The Lodge at Pine Cove
French River, Ontario
If you and your partner need to inject some romantic adventure into your daily life, The Lodge at Pine Cove is here to help.
17 Luxurious cottages are available to rent, set directly in the Canadian wilderness and next to the gorgeous French River. For adventure, the river is your ticket! Canoe under a full moon, fish for small mouth bass, or simply relax on the shoreline. Quality fine dining and exceptional hospitality are standard, of course! So what are you waiting for? The Lodge at Pine Cove is calling your name- will you answer?close
If you’re looking to see what fishing on the French River is all about, The Wolseley Lodge has everything you could possibly need.
With 16 comfy cabins, the Lodge has no shortage of space for whatever size group you bring. Once you’re settled in, don't waste any time! Grab the rods and reels and cast off into the French River's sapphire waters. An unholy amount of fish await you: Walleye, Muskie, Northern Pike, Small Mouth Bass, Large Mouth Bass, Perch, Sunfish and Rock Bass all call this part of the river home. Fish from canoe, boat, or shore- whatever fits your fancy. Just remember your camera!close