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Crane's Lochaven Wilderness Lodge

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

As I am not into fishing, I wasn't sure what to expect when I went to Crane's Lochaven Wilderness Lodge. I was blown away with the experience I had and I can't wait to return with my family to experience it for longer next time. From the boat rides to explore the islands, the amazing food served by a top...

Thank KarenJones4
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Service was superb from the owners, Ed and Sue, to everyone else including the house keepers, waitresses, cook, guides, boat house helpers etc. Fishing was fantastic. Caught every species imaginable, smallmouth, largemouth, pike, walleye, perch, rock bass, pumpkin seed, catfish, golden bonefish (carp), no musky (but not targeting). First visit but sure to return. Can't miss with Crane's.

Thank John H
Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 28 July 2016

My friend and I wanted to get away for a few days. It seemed a bit pricey, but it included lots of things, so we booked and drove up northern Ontario. What a great bunch of people; friendly, happy and considerate. We didn't have to lift a finger...my kind of vacation! The cabins are very rustic and roomy. The food...

Thank lavenderskies2016
Greenfield, Indiana
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We were looking for a great family vacation stay at a Canadian fishing resort with our 8 year old twins and we found it here! From the moment you step foot on the dock you are treated like family. Matt was an excellent fishing guide and worked his tail off to give our family the best fishing experience! Having a...

Thank NatalieColtsFan
St. Maarten, Neth. Antilles
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I visited Crane's for a few short days in early July with my daughter and my 3 year old grandson. It was my 6th trip and still absolutely fantastic. The staff took excellent care of us - especially the 3 year old. Fishing was good and the weather cooperated by giving us a nice, heavy shower at night. Food was...

Thank Lukanani
Markham, Canada
Reviewed 8 July 2016

First time at Crane's and it won't be my last. Over the years I have stayed at many fishing lodges but none compares to this one. From the minute you arrive at the lodge Ed and Sue ensure your needs are met then surpassed. This starts with delivery of your luggage to your cottage and pickup when you leave. Sue...

Thank hsh181
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently visited Crane's. We were impressed with the whole experience. The owners greeted us at the dock upon arrival and made us feel very welcome. The owners and staff treated us like family and were willing to accommodate us any way possible! Everything was included in our stay making packing easy and light. Every cabin had...

1Thank kim a
Denver, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Have been to Cranes several times. Amazing owners and workers and beautiful island and river. This place has it all! The food is amazing, the cabins are comfortable and the fishing is very good. Make sure you get a guide early in the week if you've never been there before. It will help you learn the river more quickly! Can't...

Thank Anthony D
Ed and Sue C, Owner at Crane's Lochaven Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Anthony for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again!

Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I have just returned from a great trip at Crane's. I was there with my son from August 17 - 20, 2015. This was my first stay at Crane's Lockhaven - I will be returning every year!!! Even though I have fished the French river off and on over the past 10 years I can Honestly say Crane's Lockhaven has...

Thank Michael S
East Gwillimbury, Canada
Reviewed 25 June 2015

my friend &I wanted a nice relaxing weekend away with a little fishing ,food & quiet, well we got it all . picked up at the dock on our arrival, Darwin said hope aboard with a great smile, 15minutes later they take our luggage from the dock to your room &you follow empty handed(nice) .We weregreeted by a bottle of...

2Thank Richard J

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Additional Information about Crane's Lochaven Wilderness Lodge

Address: RR #1, Box 2, Noelville, French River, Ontario P0M 2N0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Northeastern Ontario > French River > Noelville
Number of rooms: 15
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“Stayed in cabin #9. I loved the beautiful and quiet view. Went in June, gorgeous weather. I would take a small fan next time.”
 of 5 bubbles lavenderskies2016, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are located on the edge of the island and all are very enjoyable.”
 of 5 bubbles Lukanani, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Cabins on back side of island more quiet if you want that”
 of 5 bubbles anthonydG1679XO, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“They r all good.”
 of 5 bubbles R6784TTmichaels, 20 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Get a guide :)”
 of 5 bubbles WasagalifeDOTcom, 21 Jul 2014 | Read review
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