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Northern Lodge

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Northern Lodge

Northern Lodge is located on Lake Shabomeka approximately 1.5 hrs drive from 8 Wing CFB Trenton, just outside the town of Cloyne. (East of Madoc and Tweed on Hwy 7, then North on Hwy 41 at Kaladar.)
 
  • GPS Coordinates: 44°53’3”N/77°08’43”W.
The Lodge consists of six cabins and two trailer sites. The cabins can sleep anywhere between four to eight people. The trailer sites can accommodate trailers up to 20 ft in length. Located on the site is also the newly constructed Main Lodge that all members are welcome to use.
 

The cabins themselves are very rustic in nature.  Each cabin is equipped with a fridge, stove, and microwave.  BBQs are also provided with each cabin but members must bring their own tank.

The cabins do not have washrooms but there are two, outdoor privies on site as well as two full bathrooms in the Main Lodge.

There is no potable water on site as the water is drawn directly from the lake.  Each year the water is turned on for May long weekend and shut off again after Thanksgiving long weekend.

The Main Lodge is communal in nature and equipped with a fridge, stove, tables and chairs and a great deck.  A limited number of canoes and rowboats are available to use and a playground area is available for the little ones.  For more information or to book a spot, email: Northernlodge@forces.gc.ca 

WSO 3.09 NORTHERN LODGE

 Refs:  A. 8 Wing Accommodations - Northern Lodge
B. PSP Manual

Purpose

 1.         This WSO has been created to provide direction WRT the process of booking the camping facilities at the Northern Lodge.
 General
 
2.       The Northern Lodge offers a relaxing, rustic retreat with a Main Lodge, six cabins, two serviced trailer pads, boat docks and a beautiful beachfront.  The site is located on Lake Shabomeka approximately 1.5 hrs drive from 8 Wing Trenton, just outside of the town of Cloyne. (East of Madoc and Tweed on Hwy 7, then North on Hwy 41 at Kaladar.). GPS Coordinates: 44°53’3”N/77°08’43”W.
 
3.       The Main Lodge is located at the base of the hill, directly in front of the beach and boat docks. It is intended for recreational use only and is not to be used for overnight stays.  Common amenities available at the Main Lodge include two showers, three toilets, a full kitchen, a washing machine, and cleaning supplies. Canoes, kayaks and some lifejackets are available at the Main Lodge. There are also two outhouses located onsite.
 
4.       The cabins sleep between four and six people and are equipped with electricity, a kitchen area that includes a fridge, stove, microwave, wash sink (non-potable water provided from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving), table, chairs, a screened in three seasons porch, picnic table, BBQ, and fire pit. Items not provided are dishes/cutlery, bedding/sleeping bags, propane tank for BBQ, firewood, potable water, and food.
 
5.       The trailer sites can accommodate trailers up to 20 ft in length and are equipped with electricity/water hookups, a fire pit, and a picnic table.
 
 Policy
6.       Any 8 Wing/CFB Trenton serving Reg Force or Class B Res Force CAF member has priority in bookings, with bookings becoming available for the upcoming year. All other members 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Class A Res Force, DND public servants, and NPF staff as well as all other CAF members and veterans are able to book one week later. The exact dates will be published on the CAF connection site for Northern Lodge. Bookings are made on a first come first serve basis and must be completed via email to Northernlodge@forces.gc.ca.
7.       During the peak season, (the first Sunday before 1 July to the first Sunday after 31 August), only full week bookings from Sunday to Sunday will be accepted. Members may only book one cabin for one week during the initial booking period. For this reason it is highly recommended to provide alternate dates when your initial bookings using the email booking request. Groups may send their request in one email, however there must be one unique SN, PRI or employee ID number for each cabin/trailer site during first priority bookings. Bookings from community members with no DND, CAF or NPF affiliation is prohibited.
8.       Spring and Fall seasons (subject to COVID restrictions) will begin on Victoria Day weekend and continue until Thanksgiving weekend and must be booked as Friday to Sunday (or Monday for the long weekens).
9.       Bookings are to be made via email to Northernlodge@forces.gc.ca. Prices are listed on the CAF Connection webpage. Credit Card information is due at time of booking (via phone) and will be charged upon stay.
10.      A full refund will be made for cancellations submitted at least 10 days in advance of the arranged check in date, otherwise a charge for the full reservation period will be levied. The only exceptions will be made for service members with operational taskings verified through the Personnel Services Officer within the Deputy Wing Commander Branch.
11.      Check out time is between 10:00 to 12:00 and check in time is between 14:00-16:00, unless otherwise arranged. Keys are to be picked up and dropped off at Northern Lodge during the specified check in/out times. Late or lost  key return will incur additional charges.
12.      All reservations will be marched in and out during the check in/out process to confirm that everything is in good working order and cleaned. Guests who fail to clean their cabins at the end of the week or who damage effects will be responsible for damages. Cleaning fees / left behind garbage will result in a $250.00 fee and damage fees are as per the schedule provided at check in.
12.      NOTE: This is a co-operative style lodge. All guests are responsible for cleaning their cabin prior to departure and assisting with cleaning the main lodge. There are no full time staff at the Lodge, however location is under remote surveillance and there are part time staff who provide necessary restocking and sanitization between guests.       
Updated: May 2021
OPI: DWingComd
 
2021 Schedule – Northern Lodge
Spring – canceled due to Stay at Home Order
Summer
Site Dates Price Notes
Cabin 5 (by the Lake) 27 June to 4 July
4 July to 11 July
11 July to 18 July
18 July to 25 July
25 July to 1 Aug
1 Aug to 8 Aug
8 Aug to 15 Aug
15 Aug to 22 Aug
22 Aug to 29 Aug
 
29 Aug to 6 Sep
$700/ week
 
Except 29 Aug to 6 Sept $750 for the 8 day week.
Check in is 1400-1600 and check out is 1000-1200.
Cabins 1, 2, 3, or 4 27 June to 4 July
4 July to 11 July
11 July to 18 July
18 July to 25 July
25 July to 1 Aug
1 Aug to 8 Aug
8 Aug to 15 Aug
15 Aug to 22 Aug
22 Aug to 29 Aug
 
29 Aug to 6 Sep
$600/ week
 
Except 29 Aug to 6 Sept $650 for the 8 day week.
Check in is 1400-1600 and check out is 1000-1200.
Cabin 6 (3 bedroom at the top) 27 June to 4 July
4 July to 11 July
11 July to 18 July
18 July to 25 July
25 July to 1 Aug
1 Aug to 8 Aug
8 Aug to 15 Aug
15 Aug to 22 Aug
22 Aug to 29 Aug
 
29 Aug to 6 Sep
$700/ week
 
Except 29 Aug to 6 Sept $750 for the 8 day week.
Check in is 1400-1600 and check out is 1000-1200.
Trailer sites 1 or 2 27 June to 4 July
4 July to 11 July
11 July to 18 July
18 July to 25 July
25 July to 1 Aug
1 Aug to 8 Aug
8 Aug to 15 Aug
15 Aug to 22 Aug
22 Aug to 29 Aug
 
29 Aug to 6 Sep
$300/ week
 
Except 29 Aug to 6 Sept $325 for the 8 day week.
Check in is 1400-1600 and check out is 1000-1200.
 
 
Fall – Tentative
Site Dates Price Notes
Cabin 5 (by the Lake) 10 – 12 Sep
17 – 19 Sep
24 – 26 Sep
1 – 3 Oct
9 – 12 Oct *
$250/ weekend
 
Except 9-12 Oct $300 for the 3 day weekend.
Check in is 1500-1800 on Friday and Check out is 1400-1700 on Sunday.
Cabins 1, 2, 3, or 4 10 – 12 Sep
17 – 19 Sep
24 – 26 Sep
1 – 3 Oct
9 – 12 Oct *
$200/ weekend
 
Except 9-12 Oct $250 for the 3 day weekend.
Check in is 1500-1800 on Friday and Check out is 1400-1700 on Sunday.
Cabin 6 (3 bedroom at the top) 10 – 12 Sep
17 – 19 Sep
24 – 26 Sep
1 – 3 Oct
9 – 12 Oct *
$250/ weekend
 
Except 9-12 Oct $300 for the 3 day weekend.
Check in is 1500-1800 on Friday and Check out is 1400-1700 on Sunday.
Trailer sites 1 or 2 10 – 12 Sep
17 – 19 Sep
24 – 26 Sep
1 – 3 Oct
9 – 12 Oct *
$80/ weekend
 
Except 9-12 Oct $110 for the 3 day weekend.
Check in is 1500-1800 on Friday and Check out is 1400-1700 on Sunday.

 
All prices are listed without tax. Tax will be applied to every invoice. In addition to rental rates, cleaning/damage fees will be levied as applicable.