Camp Mary Anne - Get up Close to Nature

Located on a private peninsula, our cabins are within feet of the waters-edge of pristine Lake Manitou on beloved Manitoulin Island. You can’t get any closer to the water than this.

Enjoy the luxury and modern conveniences with our high-end cabins; The Loft and The Boathouse. Or, unplug and escape in one of our rustic cabins including an original log cabin built in the early 1900s.

Explore the water’s edge with one of our kayaks, or feel free to bring your own boat. There are lots of places to tie it up.

Our eight cabins are close enough if you’d like to rent with family and have enough privacy to enjoy time to escape and unplug. Our luxury cabins are equipped with Saunas, TVs and his-end finishes, while our rustic cabins are a nod to the good ol’ days of fishing camps where the sound of the screen doors shutting behind you will always bring you back to your youth.

Stay in one of our rustic cabins on the water’s edge, where families have been returning to year after year. 

Host an event on our magnificent Amphitheatre.

Unplug and unwind here. It’s a perfect escape for your family.  You will find tranquility.

 

8 Cabins

Private Peninsula

Stunning Views

Dock Your Boat

Information

  • Wifi available for out-of-country guests
  • Free parking near your cabin
  • No parties
  • No pets
  • BBQ propane is provided
  • Wood for fire pits is provided
  • Linens are provided
  • Towels are not provided for rustic cabins

House Rules

Check-in: 1-3pm

Check-out: 9 am

Cancel up to 7 days before check in and get a 50% refund (minus service fees). Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Service fees are refunded when cancellation happens before check in and within 48 hours of booking.

History

Camp Mary Anne has a long history. It was originally built by an American family in the early 1900s. The patriarch was a successful photographer and he named the camp after his wife and her sister; Mary and Anne. 

The family would travel up every summer. The next family they sold to turned it into a commercial short-term rental place for many families to enjoy, and many families have for years. You can still experience some of the original history, but the main cabin unfortunately didn’t last. The stone chimney was leaning and couldn’t be saved. The original romantic smaller log cabins built for the maid and butler are still standing today. Log cabin 3 was originally for the butler. He had the best view of all of them, in my opinion.

The first commercial owners in the 40s or 50s built cabins 2, 4, 5 ,6 and 7 along the water’s edge. You can no longer built that close to the water, which sets Camp Mary Anne apart from other resorts.  It has always kept its name and reputation as a quiet escape for many generations. 

It has been modernized with the more recent upgrades most noticeable with the garage/Loft, Boathouse and spectacular terraced amphitheatre.

 

Surrounding Area

We’re a 10 min drive to Mindemoya where you can get groceries, go to a cafe or visit Mum’s bakery for a meal, coffee or pastry to-go.  

Manitoulin Island is filled with history and nature. Enjoy one of the many hiking trails, visit an alpaca farm, go ice fishing, stand behind bridal falls or take a stroll on the beach at Providence Bay. There’s lots to see and do on the Island. If you’re interested in world records, Manitoulin Island is the largest fresh-water Island in the world. Further to that, Lake Manitou is also the largest lake with an island within a lake in the world! It is large and deep and hosts many different fish species.

F.A.Qs.

If you travel from the mainland, you will reach the Island by crossing the historic railway/car swing bridge at Little Current.  During the summer season, it opens every hour on the hour to allow boat traffic and all land traffic ceases for a short but enjoyable time, while the bridge opens and closes to allow the boat to pass under it.

Once you cross the bridge, proceed to follow Highway 540.  You will firstly proceed somewhat southerly on Manitowaning Road towards Provincial Secondary Highway 540 (Meredith Street in Little Current)

You will turn left from Meredith Street onto Worthington Street and continue to follow Highway 540.  Highway 540 leads to Gore Bay, but you will not go that far.  You follow Highway 540 westerly a distance of 18.4 miles

At that point, you should be in the M’Chigeeng Reservation and encounter the intersection of Provincial Secondary Highway 551

Turn left, so as to proceed southerly along Highway 551, a distance of 4.2 miles

You will encounter the Rockville Road, which will intersect Highway 551 from the east

Turn left onto Rockville Road and proceed easterly 1.6 miles

At that point, Rockville Road veers to the left and you are at Camp Mary Anne Road

Proceed another 0.3 miles and you will be at Camp Mary Anne

MS Chi-Cheemaun is the largest passenger/car vessel on the Great Lakes.. When you land at South Bay Mouth, it is a 28.2 mile drive (45 kilometers) to Camp Mary Anne.  It should take you between 35 and 45 minutes.

Check the Chi-Cheemaun Website for schedules and fares.

From the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry docks proceed northerly along Provincial Highway Route 6, a distance of 0.1 miles

After a slight left deviation, continue northerly along Highway 6, a distance of 7.9 miles

Turn left so as to proceed generally westerly along Provincial Secondary 542, a distance of 13.1 miles

At that point, stay on Provincial Secondary Route 542, a distance of 2.5 miles, which should take you to the Town of Mindemoya

In Mindemoya, you should turn right, so as proceed northerly along Provincial Secondary Highway 541.  Proceed a distance of 2.7 miles.  You will see that at that point the Rockville Road intersects Highway 541 from the east

Turn right onto Rockville Road and proceed easterly a distance of 1.6 miles

At that point, Rockville Road veers to the left and you are at Camp Mary Anne Road

Proceed another 0.3 miles and you will be at Camp Mary Anne

Swimming in Lake Manitou is lovely and refreshing. It is a large and deep lake. June is still quite cool, but warms up nicely for July, August and September. The water’s edge is rocky, so feel free to bring water socks and floaties to swim to.

Kyra is our property manager and can help you with anything while your there. Reach out to Shelley for booking enquiries through the contact form.

Yes, you can drink the tap water. 

Yes, you are more than welcome to dock your boat. You would need to launch it in the next bay. Keep in mind that the water gets quite big and if the wind is blowing into shore, you might prefer to pull your boat out of the water.

For the rustic cabins (Cabins 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ,7) Sheets are included but towels are not, so please remember to bring your own towels. Contact us directly if you’re arriving from overseas and might need to borrow ours.

For the luxury cabins (The Loft and The Boathouse), all sheets and towels are provided.

Yes, we welcome events at the property. The amphitheatre is a perfect location for the ceremony and with enough notice, you can rent all cabins to ensure a private event.

Ask Kyra about fire notices. Depending on the summer, the province will issue a ban on open fires if it has been too dry with not enough rain.

The summer of 2018 saw unprecedented wildfires in Northern Ontario. We would like to err on the side of caution.

Provided it’s safe, you can find portable fire pits dotted around the property. If one isn’t by your cabin, talk to Kyra if you can move one closer to your cabin. Otherwise, there’s a stone fire pit on the grassy dock next to Cabin 2.

We are quite strict with fires and ask that they are completely out (no embers) if you are to leave it unattended. Douse fires with more-than-enough water to extinguish.