We first visited on the July long weekend. It was a last minute decision and we got the very last room in the old lodge. The decor is outdated but the room was well-equipped and functional. We had a terrific view of the lake from our second-story balcony. Nice beach, lots of beach chairs and lots of activities for the kids. We went back again on the Labour Day long weekend and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Owners are planning to renovate the old lodge so we're looking at renting one of the cottages for next summer.
Balsam Resort has boat docking on property so very convenient for boaters. Downfall was no restaurant and no taxis to get to Fenelon Falls or Cocboconk to eat. Fortunately, owner was very helpful and got a friend to drive us to and from the nearest town to a restaurant for dinner. Charged $20.00 total. We were happy! Unit was like a townhouse with 2 bedrooms and bath upstairs and kitchen, living/dining are on main level. Patio door with patio and table and chairs on patio. All clean and pretty basic but comfortable. Beds could be better. Expensive for one night $350.00 +.
Attended over an August weekend for a relatives wedding. We stayed in a newer place with 2 floors, 2 bedrooms, full kitchen and everything you need. So much to do with the kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, etc.
When it was time to check out & depart, our tire was completely flat! Jim kindly & expertly patched up the tire, and we got home safely. He did not accept money we offered, but we are so very grateful for his help. The tire is still holding up and has not lost any air at all! The weather was lousy during our stay, but Jim & Liz's sunny disposition is not forgotten.
For more than 15 years, we spent every summer vacation with our two kids at Balsam Resort. It was a great place to be with your family After many years away, we returned to the resort this summer We were so pleased to see the upgrades. The new toys at the beach, the beach furniture and beach bar were fun. The units were upgraded with fresh paint and furniture. I liked the new barbeque area. This is a terriffc spot for a beach holiday, especially so for young families. I can't wait until my grandkids are old enough so that I can share this with them