Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is your cancellation policy?

A. A DEPOSIT OF 1/3 OF THE TOTAL BOOKING AMOUNT IS TAKEN UPON BOOKING AND IS NON-REFUNDABLE. 

B. THE BALANCE OF YOUR STAY IS PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL.

C. NO REFUNDS OR DISCOUNTS ON LATE ARRIVALS OR EARLY DEPARTURES.


Q. What are the check in/out times?

CHECK IN IS AT 3PM AND CHECK OUT IS AT 10AM.

Q. CAN I BOOK THE COTTAGES FOR A WEEKEND?

A. YES, WEEKEND RATES APPLY.

Q. How far in advance do I need to book?

A. WE RECOMMEND AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

Q. Is there a charge for the paddle boats or canoes?

A. THERE ARE TWO PADDLE BOATS, TWO CANOES AND TWO KAYAKSAVAILABLE FOR USE FREE OF CHARGE TO GUESTS. THE WATER EQUIPMENT IS ON A FIRST COME BASIS.

Q. How close is the general store?

A. THERE IS A GENERAL STORE LOCATED JUST DOWN THE STREET, WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE. IT IS A CONVENIENCE STORE THAT OFFERS GAS TO BOATS AS WELL AS AN EAT IN RESTAURANT.

Q. Do we have to bring linens, towels and pillows?

A. YES, YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN COMFORTERS, LINEN FOR DOUBLE BED AND, IN SOME CASES, FOR SINGLE BEDS TOO. FOR OUR OUT OF COUNTRY GUESTS WE DO HAVE LINENS AVAILABLE, UPON REQUEST. LINENS MAY ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR WEDDING GROUPS OR EVENTS AS WELL, AT AN ADDITIONAL COST. PLEASE CONTACT FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

Q. What sorts of amenities are INCLUDED WITH EACH cottage?

A. ALL OF OUR COTTAGES ARE EQUIPPED WITH REFRIGERATOR, STOVE, MICROWAVE, COFFEEMAKER, TOASTER, POTS, PANS, DISHES, GLASSES, CUTLERY, BROOM, DUSTPAN, TOILET BRUSH, GARBAGE PAIL. A PROPANE BBQ AND PICNIC TABLE ARE ALSO PROVIDED FOR EACH COTTAGE. ALL YOU WILL NEED TO BRING IS DISH CLOTHES, TOWELS, LINENS, PERSONAL ITEMS INCLUDING TOILET PAPER, FOOD AND DRINKS.

Q. Is the resort safe for children?

A. YES, WE HAVE A FLAT GRASSY PROPERTY AND A SHALLOW SANDY BEACH FOR CHILDREN TO PLAY.

Q. Is there a play area for children?

A. YES, WE HAVE A PLAYGROUND FOR THE CHILDREN.

q. Is there a restaurant on the resort?

A. THERE IS NO RESTAURANT ON THE RESORT PROPERTY. HOWEVER, THERE IS A RESTAURANT WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE AT THE NEARBY CONVENIENCE STORE AS WELL AS DOZENS OF RESTAURANTS LOCATED IN PARRY SOUND APPROXIMATELY 15 KILOMETERS (9 MILES) AWAY, RANGING FROM FAST FOOD TO HIGH END.

THE RIDGE AT MANITOU GOLF COURSE IS A 10MIN BY BOATOR 20MIN CAR RIDE AWAY AND OFFERS A FULL RESTURANT.

A SNACK BAR IS LOCATED AT THE MARINA AROUND THE CORNER.

THE HURDVILLE COMMUNITY CENTRE ALSO OFFERS PANCAKE BREAKFASTS EVERY SATURDAY ON LONG WEEKENDS IN THE SUMMER FROM MAY TO OCTOBER. 

Q. How far is the nearest medical facility?

A. THE NEAREST MEDICAL FACILITY IS LOCATED IN PARRY SOUND APPROXIMATELY 15 KILOMETERS (9 MILES) AWAY. THE EMERGENCY ROOM IS OPEN 24/7.

Q. Can we bring our pets?

A. PET FRIENDLY COTTAGES ARE AVAILABLE FOR SMALL DOGS (UP TO 30LB). WE DO ASK HOWEVER THAT YOU FOLLOW A FEW SIMPLE RULES WHEN BRINGING YOUR PET TO OUR RESORT: 

  1. YOU MUST CLEAN AFTER YOUR PETS IMMEDIATELY.
  2. PETS OT TO BE LEFT ALONE WHEN YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE RESORT.
  3. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE FURNITURES AND THAT INCLUDES BEDS.
  4. DOGS MUST BE ON A LEASH AT ALL TIMES. 
  5. DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE BEACH.
  6. ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY YOUR PETS WILL BE CHARGED BACK TO YOU.


Q. Do the cottages have phones?

A. COTTAGES DO NOT HAVE PHONES. THERE ARE PAY PHONES LOCATED NEARBY, OR IN CASE OF EMERGENCY ONLYWE WILL ALLOW YOU TO USE OUR OFFICE PHONE.

Q. Will my cell phone work at the resort area?

A. SOME CELL PHONES DO GET SERVICE. WEATHER, PROVIDER AND LOCATION AFFECTS THE SERVICE DAY TO DAY.

Q. What TYPES of fish are found in the lake?

A. MANITOUWABING LAKE FEATURES A LARGE NUMBER OF FISH SPECIES. PICKEREL AND BASS ARE BOTH NATIVE TO THE LAKE, AND PIKE PROVIDE EXCELLENT ANGLING SINCE THEIR RECENT ENTRY INTO THE LAKE. OTHER FISH SPECIES IN THE LAKE INCLUDE YELLOW PERCH, LAKE WHITEFISH, LAKE HERRING, WHITE SUCKER, ROCK BASS, SUNFISH, BROWN BULLHEAD, CREEK CHUB, BLUNTNOSE MINNOWS, BLACKNOSE DACE, AND CARP.

Q. What are the maximum persons allowed in a cottage?

A. COTTAGES ARE PRICED BASED ON 2 PEOPLE PER BEDROOM, BUT MOST COTTAGES ARE EQUIPPED WITH FUTONS FOR AN ADDITIONAL 2 PEOPLE PER COTTAGE. PLEASE SEE THE PRICE LIST FOR CHARGES.

Q. How far away are the local golf courses?

A. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF GREAT OPTIONS IN THE AREA FOR THE AVID GOLFER. THE RIDGE AT MANITOU  IS A GOLF SANCTUARY WITH A FULL 18 HOLES CUT INTO THE BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE WITH CLUBHOUSE AND RESTUARANT. IT IS LOCATED ON THE LAKE ACROSS FROM OUR RESORT. A 20MIN DRIVE OR ARRANGE OR 10MIN PONTOON SHUTTLE ACROSS. DEER RUN GOLF COURSE OFFERS 18 HOLES OF GOLF AND IS LOCATED 10 KM EAST OF PARRY SOUND ON MCDOUGAL ROAD(APPROX. 5 KM FROM RESORT). THE PARRY SOUND GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB ALSO OFFERS A CHALLENGING COURSE AND IS LOCATED 5 KM NORTH OF PARRY SOUND ON GEORGE HUNT MEMORIAL DRIVE(APPROX. 20 KM FROM RESORT). THE SEGUIN VALLEY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, LOCATED 10 KM SOUTH OF PARRY SOUND OFF HIGHWAY 400 (APPROX. 25 KM FROM RESORT), IS A UNIQUE PUBLIC 18 HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE.

Q. How far away is the resort from a major town?

A. THE NEAREST TOWN IS PARRY SOUND, APPROXIMATELY 15 KILOMETERS (9 MILES) AWAY FROM THE RESORT.

Q. What kind of wildlife can we expect to see at the resort?

A. WHITE-TAILED DEER, A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF BIRDS AND DUCKS, EASTERN CHIPMUNKS, BEAVERS, RED FOX, THE OCCASIONAL RACCOON, BUTTERFLIES,AND ON RARE OCCASIONS THE CANADA LYNX AND WOLVES.

Q. Are the cottages winterized?

A. YES, WE HAVE ONE AND TWO BEDROOM COTTAGES AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND, AND THEY HAVE PROPANE FIREPLACES FOR YOUR COMFORT.

Q. FOR GROUP BOOKING WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT THE RESORT CAN HANDLE?

A. WE CAN ACCOMMODATE A TOTAL OF 42 PEOPLE IN EIGHT COTTAGES.

CALL: 1 (705) 389.9645         EMAIL:  CONTACT@FOURWINDSRESORT.CA