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ParkerMag
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10/23/2017 10:19AM
Starting to think about next year's early season trip, and am thinking we may enter at Beaverhouse. A couple of additional folks are considering joining us, so canoe rental would be needed. That said, are there recommendations anyone can make for an outfitter in the area? We'd need a boat and bunkhouse room only.
 
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MattM
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10/23/2017 11:17AM
Hi,

Give this place a call.
http://www.seineriverlodge.com/

I worked with them last year and they were super affordable and easy to work with. Very nice couple that run the lodge. They had no issues with me only renting a room for one night.

I didn't need a boat, but I'm fairly sure they have canoes for rent. If they don't have what you are looking for, they might even be willing to get a canoe from town for you.

I booked the room above the office. It had a nice lake view, deck with grill, two bedrooms, a nice sitting area, and kitchen.

They even went to town before my trip and picked up my permit for me.

It was great to just drive up there and have my permit waiting. I cooked a simple dinner, chilled out looking over the lake and then just headed to Beaverhouse in the morning. It was nice not having to go to Atikokan for anything.

DancesWithTrees
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10/23/2017 01:48PM
For rental of boats etc. on the north side, I always recommend Canadian Quetico Outfitters, run by Doug Chapman. He's always been our guy and he's fantastic. But he doesn't have a lodge, it's just rental of boats and gear.
dentondoc
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10/23/2017 04:37PM
quote DancesWithTrees: "For rental of boats etc. on the north side, I always recommend Canadian Quetico Outfitters, run by Doug Chapman. He's always been our guy and he's fantastic. But he doesn't have a lodge, it's just rental of boats and gear."
I'd not hesitate to use Doug again. As a matter of fact, if I do a north-side entry next season, I WILL use Doug. Just keep in mind that he is located at the opposite end of the park from Beaverhouse ... very close to Dawson Campground/French Lake (Pickerel Lake, and if you use Doug, Stanton Bay EPs).

While Doug doesn't have a bunk house, he is usually open to you pitching a tent on the ample open ground adjacent to his business (which offers an "outhouse with a view"). If you'd like something a bit more comfortable, I can highly recommend Quetico College School. This is the site of what was previously an executive conference center. You can either stay in a cabin or in a dormitory-style room with on-suite bath. Since this is a full service facility, you can also arrange for breakfast and/or dinner in their chow hall. This facility is about 5 miles from Doug's place (which I'll also be using again if I'm on the north side). This place is expansive and quite impressive. Academic sessions are usually not running during much of paddling season ... in any case, they have excessive lodging capacity.

dd
MattM
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10/23/2017 05:01PM
quote ParkerMag: "Starting to think about next year's early season trip, and am thinking we may enter at Beaverhouse. A couple of additional folks are considering joining us, so canoe rental would be needed. That said, are there recommendations anyone can make for an outfitter in the area? We'd need a boat and bunkhouse room only."

I forgot to mention in my previous post that the lodge I recommended charged us $100 for a very nice "cabin" style apartment. I thought it was a very fair price considering the location in relation to beaverhouse entry and a comfortable nights stay before starting the trip.
GeoFisher
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10/23/2017 11:16PM
I've used Indiaonta Resort a couple times now.

I've stayed there the night before, and had breakfast going in and Dinner the night before here.

They are FANTASTIC.

They are about 10 miles from the Beaverhouse Entry Point on Calm Lake.

Indiaonta Resort

I have rented canoes from there too......and the also provide transport to and from the entry.

Later,

Geo
zski
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10/24/2017 11:18AM
http://www.seineriverlodge.com/
Quent & Lori are great.
10/24/2017 02:23PM

+1 on Indiaonta Close to Beaverhouse entry and great accommodations. Supper and breakfast are served to and they are delicious.
AmarilloJim
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11/06/2017 10:12AM
quote zski: "http://www.seineriverlodge.com/
Quent & Lori are great. "

+2
mkdixon
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11/06/2017 05:21PM
quote zski: "http://www.seineriverlodge.com/
Quent & Lori are great. "


+3

I have stayed there, rented canoes and been shuttled by them on a couple of occasions. A great place and they do rent souris river tandem canoes. Not too far from the Beaverhouse entry.
11/06/2017 09:19PM
Not that hard to post a link. Seine River Lodge
ParkerMag
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11/07/2017 07:07AM
Thanks so much, all! Huge help. Think I just need to decide between Seine River and Indianonta. Either of them exhibit at the winter travel shows that any of you all know of?
zski
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11/07/2017 09:00AM
quote ParkerMag: "Thanks so much, all! Huge help. Think I just need to decide between Seine River and Indianonta. Either of them exhibit at the winter travel shows that any of you all know of?" Quent & Lori have been to local outdoor shows in illinois a couple times. give them a call or email http://www.seineriverlodge.com/contact.htm
 
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