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Trends in Cottage Rentals

People who rent cottages expect a well kept, safe, simple, place to stay in, coupled with the prospect of participating in a variety of outdoor activities while embracing a relaxing experience. Most renters are city dwellers looking for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Those with children are still wanting similar amenities found at home along with the possibility of a technology-free family bonding encounter. More often than not, cottagers wish to partake in natural terrains, something they don’t often experience, even if it is for only a week or two. With that [...]

April 12th, 2019|Categories: Cottage Experience|

Things to Bring to your Cottage

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 [...]

April 4th, 2019|Categories: Cottage Experience|

7 Things to Do in Ontario This Winter

Despite the slushy roads and cold temperatures, winter is a fabulous season for exploration and adventure. Sure, there’s always the standard go-to activities like skiing and skating but in Ontario, there’s so much more to see and do during this time of year. Whether you’re planning a family getaway or want some time alone enjoying the crisp air, here’s our top 10 things to do in Ontario this winter. 1. See the Northern Lights There’s nothing more magical than watching the northern lights dance in the sky. And luckily for Ontarians, you don’t have to go too far to take [...]

March 4th, 2019|Categories: Ontario Vacations|

A Guide to Planning a Family Spring Vacation

Although winter brings its share of fun, there’s something special about the start of spring. As the weather warms up and the snow begins to melt, most of us can’t help but fantasize about our next getaway. With spring break right around the corner, many families will look ahead to a vacation with the kids. Now is the time to start thinking about where you’d like to go, which sights you’d like to see, and how much you’re willing to spend. Although making getaway plans may seem overwhelming, it can actually be a lot of fun. So check out our [...]

March 1st, 2019|Categories: family vacation, Ontario Vacations|

4 Best Scenic Resorts in Ontario for a Relaxing Getaway

Many relationship experts believe that the key to an enduring and happy relationship is communication. Sipping some cognac by a hearty fire, or marvelling at a starlit sky, can help create the ideal romantic atmosphere, and what better way to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature by relaxing at a scenic resort in Ontario? Given the fact that there are a myriad of different resorts to choose from, deciding on which one to go to can be difficult. Here, we discuss the 4 best scenic resorts in Ontario for a relaxing getaway. The Loughborough Inn The Loughborough Inn is [...]

February 28th, 2019|Categories: family vacations, Ontario Vacations, packing, vacations|

Family Activities for Your Next Cottage Resort Visit

  If you are planning a cottage resort adventure for you and your family this summer, or simply want to get away during the winter, then a cottage resort visit can fit the bill nicely. However, planning fun activities that all the family can enjoy can prove to be an arduous task. However, with a little bit of planning, you can arrange activities that everyone can appreciate. Here, we provide some examples of fun family activities that you can plan during your next cottage resort visit. Fishing Enjoy some solitude away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis by [...]

February 13th, 2019|Categories: cottage, Cottage Experience|

12 Reasons You Should Choose a Cottage Getaway for Your Honeymoon

Cottage rentals in Kingston are the perfect getaway for your honeymoon. They are affordable, romantic and worry-free, so you can concentrate on each other instead of all the noise and attractions of an exotic resort shouting at you. Here are the reasons we recommend a cottage getaway for honeymooners. Less decision making This might seem like a silly place to start, but you’ve got enough decisions to make with planning the wedding. Pondering over your honeymoon destination shouldn’t be added to the list! Once you decide on cottage rentals for your getaway you can narrow down your options and decide [...]

January 14th, 2019|Categories: Cottage Experience|

How to Plan the Perfect Staycation

If you are finding your vacation budget dwindling this year, there are many affordable options you can consider. One of the most affordable and relaxing vacation plans is a ‘staycation’. A staycation keeps your activities and accommodations close to home while still providing you with the benefits of time away; all the rest and relaxation you need. Here are our tips for planning the perfect staycation. What is a ‘staycation’? Staycations provide you with a vacation experience while discovering all the activities and destinations available in your own backyard. You can stick to your own city, or venture a few [...]

January 7th, 2019|Categories: Staycation|

Planning A Romantic New Years Eve Getaway

If you’re going to go ‘all-out’ any night of the year, let it be New Years. Out with the old year and all it’s baggage, and in with a new turnover of the calendar, a psychological fresh start, and another year to smash all your goals. There are two types of people on New Years: those who want to go out and party, and those who want to spend quiet, quality time with their loved ones. Why not combine the best of both this year? Going on a New Year’s Getaway gives you a novel experience while letting you bond [...]

December 20th, 2018|Categories: Getaways|

Five Things to do Before Booking a Cottage Getaway

Cottage getaways are tons of fun! You and your family can take a break from your normal life and relax somewhere that’s utterly scenic. No traffic, no tech, no tasks on the to-do list. There are so many amazing cottages right here in Ontario that it’d be a shame not to see what the area has to offer. It’s a stone’s throw away from your home, but a completely different speed of life. What could be better? The best experiences often come from the best-laid plans, so make sure you do some planning before your trip. There’s not much to [...]

December 9th, 2018|Categories: Cottage Experience|

Solo Getaways for Self-Care

Life can get so busy and before you know it, you realize you haven’t taken time for yourself in months. And no, walking around the grocery store alone, without the kids, does not count as a solo getaway. When was the last time you enjoyed time away from the everyday grind at home, work, or school? If a few moments pass before you can answer that question, then it may be time to consider a solo getaway for yourself. A solo getaway is not a lonely getaway. It’s a peaceful getaway, a great time to hit the reset button and [...]

November 21st, 2018|Categories: Getaways|

Five Tips for Planning a Fall Getaway

Fall in Ontario is one of the most beautiful times of the year to plan a road trip. The air is crisp and the foliage is breathtaking, not to mention the best harvest-inspired meals and treats you’ll discover along the way. As the end of the year approaches and the weather turns from stifling hot to cool sunny days, it almost feels as if the world is calling out to you to take those last few vacation days left and plan the ultimate road trip. Aside from your basic essentials like toiletries and clothing, here are five helpful tips for [...]

November 5th, 2018|Categories: Getaways|

Must Visit Lakeview Cottages in Ontario

Whether you’re looking for adventure on a hot summer day or want to revel in the crisp air of an autumn afternoon, Ontario is the perfect place for year-round excitement. Whatever the season, enjoy the fabulous cottages our province has to offer. A cottage rental is even more special when it has views of the lake. There’s nothing more relaxing than sipping hot coffee as you gaze out at the water with your loved ones, or cooking steaks on the grill as you watch the sunset over the horizon. If this sounds like paradise, check out our favourite lakeview cottages [...]

October 10th, 2018|Categories: Cottage Experience|

Why You Should Visit the Thousand Islands in Ontario

Who doesn’t love spending time by the lake? Bonfires, water activities, morning coffee accompanied by the sound of loons, and hiking are only a few of the highlights of renting a lakefront cottage. Luckily, Canada is blessed with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and oceans for people to dabble in cottage living. However, from the brisk ocean air of the Atlantic to the babbling brooks of glacial watercourses of the mountains, perhaps one of the best locations to acquire a Lakeview cottage rental in Canada is actually in Kingston, Ontario. Why Kingston? Kingston, Ontario is not only one of Canada’s [...]

October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Ontario Vacations|

How to Store Your Fish

For some people, fishing is what defines summer. They love nothing more than hanging out on a boat angling for whatever bites. It’s even better when you bring home an amazing catch for the dinner table.For some people, fishing is what defines summer. They love nothing more than hanging out on a boat angling for whatever bites. It’s even better when you bring home an amazing catch for the dinner table. Fish has delicate flesh that deteriorates when exposed to heat and air, so knowing how to store your fish once you catch it is important to making it last [...]

September 24th, 2018|Categories: Fishing Ontario|

Tips For Hiking With Kids

Hiking with your kids is a great way to release some of their pent-up energy and spend memorable time together absorbing the beauty of the outdoors. Kids find wonder in an interestingly shaped fallen leaf, unusual animal tracks, or a mysterious bridge over a babbling brook. All the good vibes can be spoiled, however, if you’re caught unprepared for issues that come up while on the trail. Here are some tips for prepping for the hike, and to keep things positive while on the move: 1) Bring a good backpack You’ll want a large, sturdy backpack that won’t fall apart [...]

September 17th, 2018|Categories: Ontario Vacations|

Fall Outdoor Activities Families Can Do Together

Time spent outdoors is vital for health, happiness, and an appreciation of the earth. Children especially benefit from the opportunity to relish the outdoors. It helps them release their energy and satisfies their curious minds’ yearning for wonder. Best of all, most fall outdoor activities that families can do together are very inexpensive, if not free. Families who tackle the outdoors together strengthen their bond and teach children essential life skills for making it on their own. 1) Camping No childhood is complete without one camping trip. Camping is a grand excursion that costs next to nothing, other than a [...]

September 10th, 2018|Categories: Ontario Vacations|

Six Ways Nature Benefits Mental Health: A Message From Loughborough Inn

If you are feeling exhausted both mentally and physically, maybe it’s time to get back to nature. The benefits of nature can be enjoyed through many activities, such as sitting beneath a tree, taking a nature walk, or going on a relaxing fishing trip. Nature is a great remedy for both mind and body. Here are some of the top benefits of spending time against the backdrop of nature: 1. Reduce Stress, Increase Resilience Both the sights and sounds of nature have been shown to help decrease stress hormones while boosting the immune system and bringing balance to the nervous [...]

August 29th, 2018|Categories: Health Tips|

5 Shared Fitness Activities for Couples

When you're looking for a way to burn calories while connecting with your partner, there are a number of activities you can do. These activities can be both indoor and outdoor, so you can find something to do no matter what the weather is like. We've compiled a list of five fitness activities that you can do with your significant other. 1. Kayaking Kayaking is a fabulous summer activity to do either on your own or with a partner. Both lakes and rivers are great for kayakers. If you ride solo in your kayak, you and your partner can have [...]

August 15th, 2018|Categories: Health Tips|

11 Fun Cottage Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy and Entertained

A trip to the cottage is the perfect opportunity to get your kids to disconnect from their electronic devices, but keeping them busy and entertained at the cottage can be challenging. Here are 12 activities that are sure to keep your kids having fun all summer long. 1. Go on a treasure hunt A treasure hunt is a classic cabin activity that will keep your kids busy for hours. If you can, separate them into teams and set a time limit. 2. Go on a hike or bike ride Go on a family hike or bike ride around the cabin. [...]

June 25th, 2018|Categories: Cottage Experience|

4 Reasons Why You Should Take a Family Vacation

Some people don't want to take a family vacation. Usually, it's because they don't think they can afford it or that it would just be too much work to organize. Whatever the reason, a family vacation is still extremely important and is a great way to get out of the everyday routine to spend time with the ones you love. Taking a vacation with your loved ones can help you bond, and relieve the stress of your everyday routines. Not convinced you should take a family vacation this year? Here are four reasons that may make you reconsider. 1. It [...]

June 23rd, 2018|Categories: Ontario Vacations|

Tips for Organizing a Group Hike

The 135 acres surrounding the Loughborough Inn includes some of Ontario's premier hiking trails. Just steps from your cottage or cabin at Loughborough Inn are endless opportunities to enjoy the beautiful landscape on foot. If you’re planning a hike with a group of friends, it’ll require some planning on your end. Take a look at our tips for organizing a group hike. 1. Know Your Route Before heading out on the trails, it is crucial to know where you are going. Whether that means taking a picture of the map provided at the trailhead or bringing along a physical copy [...]

June 19th, 2018|Categories: Attractions Ontario|

8 Rookie Boating Mistakes to Avoid

When you are new to boating, making simple mistakes is easy. Often, boating mistakes happen because of not paying attention, being in a rush, or a combination of both. Fortunately, most of them result in nothing but a dented ego. However, lacking to follow basic boating safety procedures can end up in fatal consequences. Small open powerboats account for more than half of all Canadian boating-related deaths, followed by canoes. It’s important to be aware of all the safety risks and procedures when operating any type of boat. If you’re a rookie that’s planning to be out on the water [...]

June 16th, 2018|Categories: Boating|

How To Plan The Perfect Nature Getaway For Couples

We all need a break from the hustle and bustle of our lives. That’s why escaping for a nature getaway is the perfect way to reenergize. So leave the kids behind and plan your vacation with your significant other with these nature getaway tips: Let the Romance Happen ‘Naturally’ If you label your nature getaway as a “romantic trip,” you’re setting the bar too high. Instead, let the romance happen naturally. The whole point of a couple’s getaway is to relax and enjoy each other’s company. If you force romance, you’ll spend less time connecting and more time trying to [...]

June 1st, 2018|Categories: Getaways|

7 Basic Bass Fishing Tips All Anglers Should Know

If you don’t have the right know-how, you’re not going to catch the big one. To help you improve your chances of success on the lake this summer, here are seven basic bass fishing tips: Fish in the Unconventional Spots Bass like to go undercover because it allows them to sneak up on their prey. So, although bass can be found in open water, they’re easier to catch when you drop your lure under docks, lily pads, near rocks etc. Basically, look for covered areas and you’ll likely find bass. Match the Hatch Matching the hatch refers to having your [...]

May 25th, 2018|Categories: Fishing Ontario|

Why Taking a Break from Technology is Good for Your Health

Not long ago, a beer, a soccer ball, or a campfire was enough to keep us occupied. It was about enjoying the company of the people we care about. We still love to spend time with our family and friends, but more communication is increasingly being done through our smartphones, laptops, and tablets. However, we forget about the impact these connections have on our well-being. While not considered an addiction, an unhealthy attachment to the Internet is widespread and quite problematic for our mental health. For more convincing to unplug and enjoy the great outdoors, here are some reasons you [...]

May 14th, 2018|Categories: Break From Technology|

What You Need to Know about Fishing in Calm Waters

Spring is finally here and that means it’s time to dust off the fishing rod. Now all you have to do is get away for a weekend and find a destination. Well the biggest bass are caught in calm waters -- like Loughborough Lake! To help you catch the big one, here are some tips for fishing in calm waters. Fishing in calm water can be challenging because even with patience, there’s no guarantee you will catch anything. That's right, there's something about too much calm that puts fish on-guard. Professional bass fisherman Gerald Swindle agrees. In his 20-year career [...]

May 11th, 2018|Categories: Fishing Ontario|

The World Fishing and Outdoor Expo 2016

The final tradeshow on our circuit is the World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition. The expo will be held in Suffern, New York from March 10 - 13, 2016 and marks the 39th year running. We're excited to be a part of it! The World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition attracts over 2 million anglers, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. It gives us the opportunity to showcase the Loughborough Inn as one of the nation's premier outdoor resorts. We're hoping to attract even more anglers to our shores and also promote our cabins and cottages to families and couples. We love the fact that the [...]

January 28th, 2016|Categories: Tradeshows|

The Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sports Show 2016

The Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow is our time to shine! We’re thrilled to be going to this event to promote all the incredible features of The Loughborough Inn and our stunning area.  The Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow runs from February 25 - February 28, 2016 and boasts hundreds of vendors, celebrities, seminars and an impressive host of family friendly events. At the Loughborough Inn we’re lucky – we have a wonderful group of returning guests that come back to the Inn every year, and we’re looking forward to seeing our group of regulars expand. A lot of this will come [...]

January 28th, 2016|Categories: Tradeshows, Uncategorized|

Great American Outdoor Show 2016

The Great American Outdoor Show celebrates outdoor tradition in an exciting 9 day marathon tradeshow. Of course, we had to get in on the action. This event takes place on February 6-14, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and boasts 1,000 exhibitors and 650,000 square feet of space dedicated to all things outdoor. From shooting manufactures, to fishing boat and RV dealers, to outfitters, art and of course, resorts – the Great American Outdoor Show has something for every kind of outdoor enthusiast. Loughborough Inn will be at booth 2418. We’re excited to be a part of this jam [...]

January 13th, 2016|Categories: Tradeshows, Uncategorized|

Garden State Outdoor Show 2016

The Garden State Outdoor Sports Show is celebrating its 33nd year as New Jersey’s top outdoor tradeshow – and it’s not hard to see why. From January 7-10, 2016 this event will be attracting outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world – including us! This incredible event features thousands of things to do and see, including the highly anticipated Garden State Winter Classic 3D Archery Tournament, The Garden State Deer Classic, the BBQ lover’s Fire & Ice Expo as well as the American Fly Fishing School’s ‘Simul-cast Pond’ – a 50 foot long casting pond that lets you bone up on [...]

January 5th, 2016|Categories: Tradeshows, Uncategorized|
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