It was our third time at the flower moon and harvest moon cottages and once again it was a lovely, peaceful stay. We always enjoy the views from the decks, the quiet lake and the comfortable, well-equipped cottage.
Great Stay Again!
This is the second year in a row we have stayed a Moon Flower and it was, again, a WONDERFUL experience! Simone is so prompt and helpful with any questions and the house is as lovely as I remembered it. Great fishing and water activities are always a plus, and the hot tub was great even in July. My husband and I will be booking again next year!
Picturesque and serene
The cottage is wonderful. Very well laid out with all the amenities. Very comfortable with gorgeous views of the lake. The location is fantastic, not too far from Ottawa, near enough to a town but yet feels secluded. The lake itself is crystal clear and lots of local wildlife abounded. We were there for a weekend in early June and will definitely be back!
We had our cousins reunion this past weekend (Feb. 22 – 23, 2019) and we were very impressed with the cottage. It was very clean and had everything we needed. it was also very close to the town of Gracefield. We are hoping to go back again next winter.
Chalet bien Équipé
Un chalet très beau, bien équipé autant à l’intérieur qu’à l’extérieur. Il y a beaucoup de draps et de serviettes. Le chalet était très propre. Une belle vue sur le bord de lac. Je le recommande.
Best way to start the year
We had a wonderful stay, we were 12 adults from ages 19 to 83. We spent the New Year holiday at the cottage, the whole family. The spa was great and clean.
There was plenty of everything for all of us (toilet paper, scott towels, dishes, bed sheets, towels for the spa, and shower. We all slept comfortably. The scenery is absolutely peaceful and magical in winter. The lake was frozen for ice scating, or cross country skiing. I would definitely recommend for a family gathering.
A weekend away
A great weekend away! The living space was great with a fireplace in between the living and dining, great for a nice and cozy winter weekend. Hot tub was great and the ample amount of beds/bedrooms was a great plus! The owners responded quickly and were very friendly. Would definitely return!
Beautiful location for a fall get away
These two cottages were perfect for our group of friends and their kids. We had a wonderful October visit with each other and had so many thoughtful amenities that made the stay stress free.
Will definitely be coming back.
Peace and Quiet
We had a great week at the cottage. The lake is small/big enough to explore on a canoe, kayak or SUP (all of which are provided!!) Water is really clear and we did some snorkeling around the island. The island is fantastic if you want to explore or have kids who want a little adventure. The fishing was incredible. I think most people do catch and release so some of the bass were huge! There are some trails for walking off of the road in, just don’t go during deer season!😉 It was the last week of the summer so I think the Quebec schools were back in session which might explain why it was so quiet on the lake but really there aren’t that many other cottages so its pretty peaceful most of the time. The hot tub was a life saver as we had some bad weather but were still able to go for a swim and warm up in the tub. The lake isn’t great for walking into but I haven’t found a lake in the area that is so this is pretty normal. The dock goes out past the weeds and is perfect for jumping into the lake and swimming.
The cottage is really well equipped with most anything you need. Lots of non perishable staples in the cupboard so if you forget salt or sugar they probably have it. Lots of extra propane, toilet paper and water so you won’t run out! The living room is a little small and we only noticed because of the weather. Dining room table is great for cards and board games. There’s lots of beds so your kids can bring a friend! Lots of sheets and towels which is nice to not have to bring.
All in all we had a great time!
A wonderful family holiday.
A well appointed cottage on a clean, fresh water lake. The view in the evening with the sun behind the cottage lighting up the green mountains on the opposite side of the lake was especially attractive. The kids spent most of the day in the water both swimming and using the water craft provided – a kayak, paddle boat, canoe, and paddle board. The evening marsh mellow roasts over the fire pit located on the waterfront were a special moment for all.
My thanks to the owners for the care and attention given to the inside and the outside of the this lovely retreat.
PEACEFUL AND RELAXING
Amazing! This was truly one of the BEST vacations I have had in a long time. House tastefully decorated and clean with a view of the lake. Easy check-in and check-out, a plus! Simone responded quickly to all inquiries prior to and after booking! Upon arriving, quickly surveyed house for necessities during our visit, but found most were supplied such as toilet paper, paper towels, condiments, etc. as well as towels and bed linens. Fishing was FANTASTIC! TV had limited stations, but plenty of movies available (although we only watched 1 since we were so busy outside in the beautiful surroundings!) Fished everyday and had firepit burning every night with an abundance of wood! Hot tub was fantastic addition! Loved canoeing around the lake as well (canoe was provided!) There is also a paddle boat and stand up paddle board. It was 59 steps from house to pier, but not bad unless you have a health condition which limits mobility. Didn’t bother us and absolutely LOVED our stay! There is also a fire pit up by the house which we used the first night, but used the fire pit by the lake/pier every night afterwards for the beautiful view. Can’t wait to return next year! Thank you Simone for opening your beautiful home to us!
Great Fishing *****
We had a lovely weekend at the cottage. Good bass fishing at the island. Free canoe and hot tub with a great view over the lake. Lots of wildlife to see. Super comfortable place to stay, Thank you very much, Andrea and Stephen
We had a fantastic time at the Harvest Moon cottage. There were three adults and three children 6 years and under. The cottage had EVERYTHING you could possibly need. Kitchen cupboards full of every utensil, glasses, pots, pans. Fridge and cupboards with all the little things you might have forgotten e.g. mustard, mayonnaise, sugar, tea… The deck overlooks the lake and is the perfect place to have dinner using the large BBQ, or breakfast in the morning sun. We swam and canoed out to the little island numerous times. Lots of fish were caught and released. The downstairs bedrooms had plenty of space and were cool which is great to have in the hotter weather. The whole experience reminded me of my own childhood cottage and I am so glad I was able to introduce my son to a cottage weekend. The kids literally ran around in a gaggle of excitement the whole weekend. THIS is how to get your little ones active and enjoying the outdoors. Thank you Dan and Simone. We would love to return next year!
One of the best experiences I have had
I have to admit this was one of the best experiences I have had. Amazing cottage and its very well stocked with almost everything that you have never thought of. The place was clean and organized. The lake was stunning at night and its amazing for fishing and canoeing. I would highly recommend it to everyone who wants to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. I am definitely going back.
What a wonderful place to spend some time with your loved ones and friends
The cottage is unlike any other cottage my friends and I have stayed at. The location is hidden in a quiet area on a beautiful, clean and peaceful lake. The cottage itself is spacious, clean and cozy. The owners are very thoughtful and have stocked the cottage with everything from kitchen to lake supplies! They truly want you to enjoy yourselves. We were short on some towels for our large group on our first night, and they came the next day to provide us with extra towels! There are plenty of beds, and a large living room for everyone to hang out in. All in all, a great and superb place to spend a summer day on the water, and at night by the fire. Highly Recommended!
Couldn’t ask for better!!!
Me and my girlfriend really enjoyed our vacation there. Great cottage, very clean, very spacious and it’s a quiet place to relax because there’s no traffic around the cottage and not many boats on the lake. I would recommend this place to anyone, anytime! And the owners were very cooperative whenever we had some questions or there was some issues. Couldn’t ask for better!!!
Most perfect condition
The cottage was in the up most perfect condition. When booking, I wasn’t really expecting to be blown away, but i was. The kitchen was well stocked with all the items that I overlooked when planning.
Relaxing, peaceful getaway
My husband and and I spent a weekend at the Flower Moon cottage with our friends (another couple). The cottage was located in a beautiful spot, overlooking the lake. It was minus 20 outside, but the heating system and wood burning fireplace kept us warm and cozy. The cottage was clean, tastefully decorated and had everything we needed – including all the kitchen essentials. The living room was a great spot for relaxing in front of the fire. The bedroom we slept in was quite large and the bed was very comfortable. We went snowshoeing right from the cottage, following deer trails into the woods. I highly recommend this cottage for a relaxing, peaceful getaway, where you can be as active as you want to be. I would definitely go back.
Second year in a row
Had a great vacation for the 2nd year in a row. What a fantastic place to get away from everything. Cottage is great there’s everything you need there and more. Will probably book another week next summer! Thanks again Simone and Dan!!
What a piece of paradise!
What a piece of paradise! Thank you for sharing your retreat. My children and I had a wonderful relaxing weekend and never had a dull moment. The island was explored and the paddle boats were so fun. The view from the cottage is spectacular.
Can’t wait to go back
We had a party of 8 and we stayed at the Moon shadow for a week and it was simply amazing. Keep in mind we are not novice(s) for Cottage outings and this was our 6th Rental. One of the best Cottages I have ever stayed and its just so lovely to deal with Simone 🙂 The amenities and location was great. The lake was mesmerizing and the fishing was great too! Can’t wait to go back. Thank you.
We left feeling rejuvenated
We voted this bit of paradise a 10 out of 10! The accommodations were exquisite and not a detail was missed. Plenty to do for both kids and adults, including board games, video games, water vessels and toys, and even a massage chair that loosened the pent up stress in our tired bodies. We left feeling rejuvenated! The lake is fresh and clean and the moon and stars reflect magically off it – a great view from the sprawling deck looking over the lake. I believe this is a place that will be difficult to reserve as the word spreads – I cannot imagine a more perfect place for a cottage getaway. I am looking forward to going back!
Calm and serene haven
Came over from the UK and spent two wonderful weeks in a calm and serene haven. Great fishing, bird-watching and star gazing.
The cottage was spotlessly clean, warm and cozy – it put a whole new meaning to, ‘re-charging the batteries’. We hope to do the same again this year – try it, you’ll just love it.
Winter at the cottage
We had a great weekend at Moon Shadow. The cottage is very well equipped, cozy and comfortable. The kids felt right at home and just enjoyed playing outside, tobogganing and exploring the property. Looking forward to heading out there again in summer.
We came over from the UK
We came over from the UK and stayed at the cottages this winter, the scenery from the frozen lake is really breath taking. I tried taking so many photos but its just something you have to see for yourselves.
We had a lot of fun tobogganing, ice skating and ice fishing on the lake and its so peaceful at night we felt right at home almost straight away.
The cottages themselves were really warm and cozy and I’d certainly love to see what they look like in the summer next time I visit.
My friends and I stayed over for a long weekend towards the end of summer 2010 and had an awesome time. The lake was perfect and spent many an hour either sitting at the end of the dock or swimming in the clear water, and also liked how the lake was quiet and free of power boats. The cottage itself is perfect for a get away from the hectic day to day life, without losing any of the key amenities you require for comfort in this day and age. I would happily recommend this cottage to anyone and everyone