Our Ontario resort accommodations are designed to keep our pricing fair and simple. We don't nickel and dime you and you won't find the included amenities like unlimited gas, bait and firewood in many other Lodge packages. There are no surprises at the end of your visit.
Most of our original, hand-hewed log cabins date back nearly a century and we take great pride in maintaining and preserving their historic beauty while providing modern day conveniences. In recent years we have updated roofs, plumbing, electrical and exteriors as well as appointments such as appliances, bedding and more. It’s a labour of love that our guests truly appreciate and sets us apart as one of the premier lodges in Canada and has helped earn us Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award in 2017. Rustic meets comfort you might say, and it’s all about your enjoyment and peace of mind.
We don’t rent by the cabin. Rather, we place you and your guests in the most appropriate, available cabin that comfortably suits the size of your party. So, you are never crammed into a cabin that may be too small. This also gives us the flexibility to accommodate people with accessibility needs and to upgrade people to larger cabins as availability presents. By all means, you may request a specific cabin at your time of booking and we always do our best to accommodate as best we can. However, as we host many people each season with different needs, we cannot promise specific cabins until time of arrival.
Here is a list of just some of the activities near and around our Northern Ontario lodge.
Hiking in Northern Ontario - Take a Hike! Yes there are as many hiking trails here as there are ATV trails. How far would you like to go today? The hiking on the trails is relatively easy and you are welcome to discover as much as you’re up for. There’s even a good chance you’ll come across some wildlife tracks!
The Beach - Our location provides calm waters, a sandy beach, kayaks and canoe, hydro cycle and water slide all free for everyone to enjoy. We also have an array of lounge chairs on the beach so you can sit back, relax and enjoy our sunny summers with your favorite beverage or that book you seem to never have time to read!
The Grounds - Enjoy a game of basketball, horse shoes, or a camp fire - it’s all available for guests to enjoy at their leisure.
Sunsets - There’s nothing quite like a Northern Ontario sunset with its ensemble of colours - each always different from the other. It’s quite peaceful to have a nice dinner followed by some quite time out on the deck watching the sun creep below the horizon. If you’re looking for some serenity away from it all, this is the place to be!
Science North - in Sudbury (1 hr. 20 min. west of our lodge)
Temagami Fire Tower - (30 min. north of Marten River)
Chief Commanda - Take an evening cruise! (North Bay 35 min. south)
The Marten River Provincial Park Logging Camp Museum
Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence
Marten River Community
Marten River Old Growth White Pine Trail
Marten River Lodge accepts reservations for dining for non-staying guests by appointment only. Some conditions may apply. Call 1.800.561.2067 or 705.892.2351 for more details.
Our original, hand-hewed log dining room and fully equipped commercial kitchen creates an inviting historic ambience for your dining experience. One of the original buildings constructed in 1925, it stands majestically against our beautiful wilderness backdrop and though she leans a little, she has withstood almost a century of some of the harshest winters and all that Mother Nature can bestow.
Our dining facilities are open for those opting for the All-inclusive American, Deluxe, Ultimate Deluxe or Modified Meal plans. And don't worry, if you plan on being out fishing at our scheduled meal times, let us know and we’ll wrap it up and deliver your meal to your cabin for when you return.
For guests choosing to cook for themselves in our fully appointed cabins, dining at MRL can still be an option. If you decide at any time during your stay that you just don’t feel like cooking, let us know with some advance notice and we’d be delighted to welcome you to our dining room. We generally plan to have a little extra food on hand for just these occasions and our Chef is always ready to serve! What to expect:
Hot plated breakfast (Eg. eggs, bacon, home fries, toast, juice, coffee, tea) $17.00
Boxed Lunch (Eg. sliced meat sandwich on ciabatta bun, dessert, chips, bottled water) $17.00
Dinner - 3 course (Eg. BBQ'd pork back ribs, basmati rice pilaf, fresh sautéed vegetable, dessert, coffee, tea) $44.00
*Note (Prices for non-overnight guests add 15%)
Breakfast is served at 7:00 am Lunch is packed to goDinner is served at 6:00 pm
Peter has been working at Marten River Lodge for nearly a decade and has prepared and served literally thousands of meals to our patrons. Highly regarded and appreciated by our guests, his reputation and culinary expertise stems from over 40 years of experience in kitchens in Europe and North America.
From the young age of 15 at his home in Switzerland, Peter began his training, education and apprenticeship, rising to notoriety among international celebrities. For eight years during the 1980s, Peter served as personal Chef to American country artist Johnny Cash when Johnny toured in Europe.
In Canada, Peter worked in major 5-star hotel kitchens including Toronto’s Four Seasons and Royal York hotels, where conference events had him preparing meals for as many as 1000 people in a single night. He has also worked at various luxury resorts in Ontario and in the US.
Peter owned and operated his own restaurant in Marten River during the 1990s, later selling the business and later again, buying it back and renovating it to become his home. Now that his wife Sharron has retired, they reside full time in Marten River. Over the winter months, Peter is often called upon to cater weddings and other events in our region. Peter is also a very capable handyman and occasionally helps others on renovation projects when he is not busy with his own.