Spring is a time of change and rejuvenation. This season offers a variety of experiences that are complimented by fun and affordable packages. Guests can choose the package that allows them the vacation experience that they have been waiting for all winter. With value added features and special package weekends there is something for everyone on every budget.
A weekend away at the cottage is a great way to warm up for summer! Enjoy 3 nights in a cottage or resort townhouse with full kitchen, 4 pc bath, and living room with TV/DVD player, and deck with BBQ, many with whirlpool bath and a/c. Our package includes a scenic boat cruise of Stoney Lake where guests learn about the lakes colourful history, organized recreation activities such as craft time, movie night, scavenger hunt, mapping games, campfire plus a children’s carnival with games, face painting, and more. Relax and enjoy our resort facilities; heated pool, sand beach, indoor hot tub, “Hot tub under the stars”, canoes/kayaks, hike/bike trails, variety of recreation equipment, games room, fitness room and more. Massage Therapy on site, excellent fishing and world class golf next door.
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Are you an avid angler? Fishing and Touring package is designed to compliment every skill level. Whether an expert or beginner this 2 night package includes accommodation in a cottage or resort townhouse with full kitchen, whirlpool bath, TV/DVD, wood fireplace & deck with BBQ, free docking or use of a 14′ aluminium boat for 2 days (1 boat /one-two bedroom or 2 boats/three-four bedroom), with one tank of gas, safety equipment, & map of the lake. Enjoy our “hot tub under the stars”, indoor hot tub, games and fitness rooms, canoes/kayaks, recreation equipment, hiking/biking trails & beach.
Note: Golfing may be added for additional fees.
Regardless of how seriously you take your fishing, Stoney Lake provides some of the best angling opportunities in the Kawarthas. Pine Vista Resort offers new modern fish cleaning and freezing facilities, rod and reel rentals as well as bait and tackle sales.
Fishing licenses and gas are available at a small supply store next door. Excellent launching and docking facilities are available for your private boats.
Whether you’re a veteran angler in search of that elusive trophy or a newcomer to the sport of fishing, Stoney Lake has it all. Muskie, bass and pickerel (a.k.a. walleye) abound.
Some of the following hints will help you:
- Pickerel (or Walleye as our American friends call them) are considered to be one of the best eating fish and range from three to fourteen pounds. Some of the most effective methods include slowly jigging a leech or worm along a deep water weed line, slowly trolling a “Rapala” type lure, or using a weight forward spinner. Remember a slow presentation is best. Pickerel are schooling fish so if you catch one stay in that area.
- Bass, both smallmouth and largemouth, are plentiful in Stoney Lake. The smallmouth bass is renowned for its acrobatic jumps and fighting prowess when hooked. Try surface lures. Jigs can also be effective. Largemouth bass prefer a weedier environment and can be tempted with carefully presented spinner baits, plastic worms, or weedless jigs. Live bait such a frogs, minnows or crayfish can tempt any bass.
- Muskellunge, or Muskie for short, is the King of Sport Fish in Stoney Lake. Growing in size to over thirty pounds these “fresh water sharks” give the angler a real challenge. Large lures and stiff tackle are the mainstays of Muskie fishing. Lures such as the Suick or Teddy Bait or oversized spinner baits are effective when casting along weed lines with deeper water nearby. Trolling lures such as the Swim Whiz or Believers are the best when worked quickly. Try fishing at the end of September and early October for the real trophy fish.
- Panfish are very common in Stoney Lake and are highly co-operative for even beginning anglers. Perch,sunfish and rock bass will accommodate the angler who offers a hook and worm. These fish are excellent for introducing the youngsters to the joys of fishing. There is no time for them to be bored as the action is fast and furious. Work shallow water with weeds and rocks. Be prepared though — more than one Muskie has attacked a hook and worm offered by a youngster on a sunny afternoon! NOTE: To preserve the fish population, we have a limit on panfish of 25 fish per person per day.
Remember, it is always wise to check with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources or your tourist operator regarding licensing requirements before wetting a line.
For couples wishing to rekindle their romance in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere our Romantic Retreat for Two is the perfect package for you! Enjoy two tranquil nights by a crackling wood fireplace, soak in your private whirlpool bath and enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine. Treat your special someone to a therapeutic massage for pampering and relaxation or de-stress in our “hot tub under the stars”, indoor hot tub, games and fitness rooms. Take a meandering stroll or invigorating hike or bike ride on our natural trails. Enjoy the water by taking out a canoe for a morning paddle or rent a boat and motor to cast a line. Pine Vista provides the quiet, relaxing atmosphere that couples will love.
Ladies – leave the men at home and get ready to have some fun! Our Girls’ Getaway package is a great way for girlfriends caught in the bustle of daily living to reconnect and catch up. Enjoy 2 nights in a cottage or resort townhouse with full kitchen, whirlpool bath, TV/DVD, a/c & deck with BBQ plus 6 complimentary movie rentals, popcorn and a bottle or two of wine. Treat yourself to a therapeutic massage for some pampering and relaxation. De-stress in our “hot tub under the stars”, indoor hot tub, games & fitness rooms, or go canoeing, kayaking, and hiking/biking on our nature trails. Guys – our Girls’ Getaway makes a wonderful gift for a Birthday or special occasion.
Note: Golfing may be added for additional fees. Massage Therapy is available at an additional charge