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14 04, 2014

Bringing Your Pet to the Cottage

2020-04-13T20:11:40+00:00Cottage Experience, Uncategorized|

Your pets are part of your family, so it’s totally understandable that you’d want to bring your pets on your family vacation. We, for one, are all about family vacations that include the whole family, which is why the Loughborough Inn is happy to provide pet-friendly units to make bringing your pets to the cottage easy. It’s probably no surprise that dogs are our most frequent guests, but we have played host to an array of pets, including cats and even birds. Aside from companionship, there are many reasons for bringing your pets to the cottage. The most common include: [...]

26 02, 2014

Cottage Activity Ideas

2020-04-13T20:11:49+00:00Cottage Experience, Uncategorized|

Cottage life is something everyone has to experience. There’s nothing quite as refreshing, rejuvenating and reinvigorating as spending some time nestled in nature. Taking time out from the noise of everyday life helps us focus on what really matters, and most importantly what doesn't. To truly enjoy cottage life it is important to know about the best cottage activities. You don’t want to show up with a swim suit and a smile and nothing else. This combo may be good for a day of entertainment, but it can wear thin – especially if you are at the cottage for a [...]

19 02, 2014

Spring Cottage Rentals

2020-04-13T20:11:54+00:00Cottage Experience, Uncategorized|

The Loughborough Inn is opening its doors on May 11th for spring cottage rentals and we couldn't be more excited. Spring is truly one of the most remarkable seasons to enjoy the outdoors – especially in Canada. Don’t get us wrong: Winter, summer and autumn are great times to be outside too and they definitely have their own beauties and virtues, but there is absolutely nothing as invigorating as the colour and renewal of spring after a few monochromatic months. Spring is a veritable buffet for the senses, with new things to see, touch, hear, smell and yes, even taste. [...]

11 02, 2014

Unique Outdoor Valentine’s Day Ideas She’ll Love

2020-04-13T20:11:58+00:00Cottage Experience, Uncategorized|

Valentine's Day, also known as Saint Valentine's Day, is a day dedicated to all things love. While the exact origins of the day remain muddled, it is generally agreed that the day was named after a Christian saint named Valentinus who was imprisoned and executed for marrying those who were not permitted to marry under law due to religious beliefs or socio-economic standing. Today, while not many people pay heed to the day's namesake, Valentine's Day is a notorious day in most countries around the world. Love it or hate it, February 14th has become synonymous with l'amour. There are [...]

31 01, 2014

Log Cabin Types: Round Logs vs Square Logs

2020-04-13T20:12:02+00:00Cottage Experience, Uncategorized|

Round Log vs Square Log: What's Your Preference? There isn't just one kind of log cabin. In fact, many log cabins are totally distinct, and their nuances are largely due to the particular preferences of their builder – especially when you look back at some of the original log cabins, which date back to Roman times. Nuances aside, there are a couple structural models for log cabins and it can be tricky to understand some of the more subtle differences between them. We’re going to make it easy for you and breakdown the big distinctions. Here we’ll discuss the 2 [...]

9 01, 2014

The Differences between Cabins and Cottages

2020-04-13T20:12:09+00:00Cottage Experience, Uncategorized|

The differences between cabins and cottages can seem a little vague - and in some cases, they are! Cabins and cottages share many of the same characteristics; namely, providing a place to get away that's in the lap of nature. This could be by a lake or the seashore or nestled in the woods. Regardless, they are a welcome place to escape. There are, however, some differences between cabins and cottages. We're here to explore the most prominent. Cottages Physical Characteristics & Locations Cottages can be made of a variety of materials, ranging from wood to brick to stone to [...]

15 08, 2013

Cottage Life in Ontario

2020-04-13T20:12:59+00:00Cottage Experience, Uncategorized|

Many people have dreams of the cottage life. Weeks and weekends by the lake are incredibly enticing, but is it worth the expense? For many people, the answer is a resounding NO. This is why finding great Ontario cottages rentals are important. You get to enjoy all the benefits of cottage life without the maintenance. Cottage life means constant diligence. Like any property, a cottage requires being on top of big and menial tasks. First, there are property taxes. With the amount you spend in property tax, you could getaway to any cottage rental in Ontario. Then there is insurance. Cottage [...]

12 07, 2013

Packing For The Cottage

2020-04-13T20:15:24+00:00Cottage Experience, Uncategorized|

You've done your research and found a perfect Ontario cottage rental. You've booked time off work and you've been looking forward to your Ontario vacation for weeks, if not months. Now it's a couple days before you leave and you've started to think about actually packing. What to bring? Items like swim suits, books, sun tan lotion and bug spray probably seem like givens, but there are a few less obvious but equally important items to pack for the best Ontario cottage vacation. These are items you use every day of your life, but are easily forgotten when you're packing [...]

23 04, 2013

Ontario Cottage Rental Considerations

2020-04-13T20:14:25+00:00Cottage Experience, Uncategorized|

So you've decided to look into the Ontario cottage rentals market. Like everything else in life, victory favours the prepared; if you've never done this sort of thing before, we’ve got some suggestions. Ontario cottage rentals are great for families or people thinking about purchasing one of their own (especially if you’re interested in the area.) Cottages obviously vary on size, location, and amenities, but we've created this brief list of considerations. Here are some Ontario cottage rentals considerations: Timing Are you looking into cottage rentals Ontario  for a holiday, a weekend getaway, or a personal celebration? Pay close attention to how busy you think it will [...]

22 04, 2013

Log Cabin Rentals in Ontario – The Benefits

2020-04-13T20:14:19+00:00Cottage Experience, Uncategorized|

When you read the words “log cabin rentals” you probably get a few common images in your head.  You probably imagine something from a movie – some lonely, ancient thing set back in the woods – that might end up being haunted. People think of something old rather than something new. Cabin rentals in Ontario have taken off lately, and cabins are experience a resurgence in the market for a number of reasons. Here are some of the reasons why cabin rentals in Ontario are so popular: Energy Efficiency Talking energy efficiency in log cabin rentals Ontario is difficult simply because [...]

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