The Reel Retreat, located on the north shore of the Trent River just north of Hastings, Ontario, Canada has excellent cottage accommodations and fishing for the avid angler.

During your stay you may wish to venture away from the water and see all that our beautiful area has to offer.

While visiting Peterborough County and the Kawarthas, you will enjoy some of the most tranquil natural scenery in Southern Ontario.

Close by are golf courses, craft and antique shops, art galleries, museums, auctions, Pioneer and Native Villages, saw mills, trail horseback riding, horse racing, slots, lift locks, bingo, dancing, fine restaurants, live theatre, concerts, scenic caves and many other tourist activities to enjoy.

All cottages are modern, clean, comfortable, spacious and fully equipped. They all have a view of the river and are spaced well apart. Each cottage is equipped with:
• Hot & Cold Potable Water
• Flush Toilet & Shower
• Fridge, Stove, & Oven
• Electric or Oil Heat
• Microwave
• Dishes, Utensils, Pots & Pans
• Toaster & Coffee Maker
• Double/Single & Sofa Beds
• Colour Cable TV
• Bedding & Tea Towels
• High-speed Wireless Internet

Available upon request (no charge) are: cast iron cookware for use on an open fire, cribs, highchairs, booster seats and playpens for indoor use. Please bring your own personal towels and beach blankets (are available for a nominal fee).

Also available on premises are: boat & motor rentals with life preservers supplied, boat launching, docking facilities up to 20', fish cleaning hut, live bait, complete tackle store, vacationer's store, ice, fish freezing (free), fishing & hunting licences. (more information on Fishing page)

During your stay, you can enjoy a variety of outdoor facilities at no extra charge: a safe sandy swim area, play area for children, horse-shoe pits, volleyball, basketball, campfire pits and firewood, picnic tables, paddleboat and canoe (for pleasure use - no fishing). Each cottage has its own propane BBQ and lawn chairs for kicking back and soaking in the sunshine and scenery.

2013 Season Rates (Canadian Funds)
May 11 - June 14
Aug 24- Oct 14
(off season)
June 15 - Aug 23
(peak season)
2 Night Minimum
3 Night or
Long Weekend

Cottages are available weekly from Saturday 2:00 pm to Saturday 9:00 am and weekends (off season) from 2:00 pm day of arrival to 12:00 pm day of departure.

Extra persons: $20 per night or $60 per week with a maximum of 2 extra people per cottage.

Please note that we have a no pets policy.

All reservations require a $300 deposit per week or 50% per weekend. Balance of account due upon arrival.

With six weeks notice of cancellation, deposits will be refunded, less a cancellation fee of $150.00. We reserve the right to re-let accommodations if reservations are not claimed by 3:30 pm, unless advance arrangements have been made with the management.

The Reel Retreat is perched on the north shore of the Trent River, near Lock 18 Hastings, at the lower end of Rice Lake and is easily accessible from Toronto, Kingston and Ottawa. Click here for a more detailed map or visit Mapquest.

To reach the Kawartha Lakes Tourism in Peterborough visit or call 1-800-461-6424

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We accept Interac, Visa and Mastercard
Goods & Services Tax (GST) & Provincial Sales Tax (PST) where applicable

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