Approximately 20 km north of Kingston, Ontario, in the Frontenac County region, is Loughborough Lake, which boasts great cottage rental options and offers up a host of natural outdoor activities to ensure your summer vacation is an optimum fun and relaxing experience. In addition to great hiking trails, you will find a variety of boating options, and fabulous outdoor activities to fill your summer days. If you plan on staying at a resort, Loughborough Inn has everything you could possibly want for your vacation: cabins, cottages, three home cooked meals per day, boating and boat rentals, a heated pool, play area, friendly staff—and it’s close to Kingston.

Things to Bring to your Cottage

If you are planning a big summer vacation, let us recommend Loughborough Inn. Loughborough Inn rents out an assortment of cottages and cabins to suit your needs—but they also offer up optimal experiences for each family member. Here is a list of must-have items that will ensure you have the right equipment to engage in multiple outdoor and indoor activities.

For the Fishing Enthusiast

Don’t forget to pack your fishing rods, a small bucket, fishing net and tackle box because Loughborough Lake is home to smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike and other fish. Don’t want to bring your boat along with you? No worries! Loughborough Marina is situated on the Loughborough Inn’s property and has affordable boat rentals. If you do want to bring your boat, there is ample dockage, free of charge for guests staying at the Inn. You are also welcome to fish off the dock or shoreline and there is always someone to tell a story about the big fish that got away.

For the Hiking Enthusiast

Don’t forget your hiking boots and/or running shoes with optional equipment: binoculars, picnic basket (take-out lunches available), hat, suntan lotion, first-aid kit, Field Guide and water bottle, because this area boasts some of the most beautiful hiking trails in Ontario. For a quick daily walk, run or long hike the trail is easily found just steps from your cottage or cabin. You may come upon the many bird species that inhabit the forest or witness a beaver sharpening his teeth on a branch or swimming amongst the water lilies—their most desirable food. The forest has an abundance of plants and tree species as well as animals and birds for the quiet and patient viewer.

For the Swimmer

Loughborough Lake is great for those looking to explore nature, plus it has activities for the whole family. Visitors can check out the Catarqui Creek Conservation Area to find out about watersheds in this area. Additionally, the Inn has an in-ground heated swimming pool. So don’t forget to pack your bathing suit (or two), floatation device, water toys and favourite towel—water fun awaits you! Don’t forget to bring along your favourite music, novel, or word/number puzzles in case you feel like relaxing while the others play around in the water.

For the Rustic

No matter what type of room you are renting during your vacation, Loughborough Inn provides linen during your stay. However, we would recommend that you bring along your favourite pillow just to make your stay extra cozy. For those wishing to prepare and cook meals, Loughborough Inn now offers Housekeeping Cabins with equipped kitchenettes. The only thing you’ll be needing is your meal planner and food because everything else is provided.

For the Children

Weather isn’t always predictable in Ontario so ensure you plan appropriate activities for cool, rainy or extremely hot and muggy days. Each cottage or cabin at Loughborough Inn comes equipped with a DVD player and CD player. Why not have a movie night which includes microwave popcorn, popcorn toppings and pop (which can be kept in your room’s refrigerator). Nothing is better at a cabin retreat than family game night, so bring along some family favourite board games. Sometimes a deck of cards is all you need to turn a rainy day into a memorable experience.  

Always check the weather conditions before you travel; this habit will help you consider your vacation needs and ensure you pack the necessities. Here is a list of things (besides those already mentioned) you should have when traveling regardless of where you are going or what you are doing:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Snacks
  • Rain Gear
  • Candles/Flashlight
  • Bug Spray/Tick Repellant
  • Toiletries
  • Cell Phone Charger
  • Journal
  • Writing Implements/ Colouring Books and Markers
  • Bicycles
  • Beverages

Loughborough Inn is situated on 250 acres of land. The cabins and cottages are reminiscent of pioneer life, yet modern enough to allow a peek at your personal technology device. It grants you the opportunity for real relaxation and time to get away from the crazy rush of day-to-day living. If you enjoy fires, you’ll be happy to hear that all homes offer a wood burning fireplace, and the wood comes free of charge! For most families, not having to cook and clean up afterward is one great deal on a vacation! Plan your summer now and contact Loughborough Inn for a real natural getaway.