When are we open? - We are open Mid May to end of October. It is highly recommended that you book early to avoid disappointment during the peak season from July through end of August.
Office hours of operation: 10am to 5pm.
Long weekend stay we only accept to a minimum of 3 nights stay for all the cottages.
Is there charge for late check-out? - Check out is usually at 10 am. But you can request for a late check out till noon if there is nobody checking in the cottage the next day. Late check out after noon am will be charged as a day stay per cottage on the reservation credit card.
How do I find out about cottage availability and make a reservation? - Please fill-out and send the reservation request form found on the Reservations page of this web-site, or you may send an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to provide us with your phone number so we may phone you back directly to discuss your booking and if you wish to confirm a reservation, to obtain your credit card details. You can make reservations on our website or you may call us at 613 652 6277 or 6133637818 to discuss cottage availability.
Call us during office hours 10 am to 5 pm. If no one can take your call, leave your phone number and a short message on our answering machine and we will get back to you as soon as possible or the next day.
What should I bring? - Our cottages come fully equipped with modern kitchens and 3/4 piece bathrooms. Each cottage has a microwave, stove or hot plate, refrigerator, toaster, coffee-maker, kettles, dishes and cooking utensils. Our bedrooms have firm mattresses and have large screened windows. Each cottage has its own deck and outside furniture, as well as a gas barbecue. There is no air conditioning in any of the cottages, however cottages have ceiling and/or portable fans. If the forecast is for very hot/humid weather, you may wish to bring additional fans from home. Electric space heaters are available upon request during the early spring and late fall months. Water from taps is tested and drinkable. Bring only your clothes, swimming suits, food, drinks, fishing gear, cameras, sunscreen, bug spray, toiletries, etc. Each cottage has a small supply of basic cleaning liquids and toilet paper to get you started. It is recommended that you bring own if you are staying for a week, along with spices, salt/pepper, sugar, coffee/filters, etc. Two well appointed grocery stores and beer/liquor stores are available within 5-10 minutes drive.
Where do I get firewood? - You can bring your own firewoods or you can buy them for $5.00 dollars at the resort.
Are Linens Provided? - Linens (i.e sheets, pillow cases, hand and bath towels) are included at no charge.
Is there internet? We have free wireless WIFI which can be accessed at most cottages (depending on the sensitivity of your device).
Is there TV? There is TV in all the cottages. We request that you don't lose the remote controls otherwise there will be a charge.
May we have guests visit us at the cottage? Each cottage has a maximum number of persons which may be accommodated. Any person beyond that maximum number is considered a day guest and a fee of $20 per guest/day is payable. Such day guests are entitled to use the facilities at Doran Bay e.g. pool, barbeques, washrooms, canoes/kayaks, however they may not stay overnight inside your cottage if you already have the maximum number of persons permitted for your cottage.
May we bring tents or campers in order to have day guests stay overnight? Doran Bay is not yet equipped to handle large RVs or large pop-up campers. If a party renting a cottage wishes to set up a tent or small pop-up trailer/camper, we will try to accommodate such a request. Each tent/trailer will be charged $25/day. As stated previously, a day guest who sleeps in the tent/trailer will be charged $20/day. Day guests sleeping in the tent or camper are entitled to use the facilities at the cottage rented including the cottage washroom, shower, BBQ, pool, canoes/kayaks etc. It is important to note that no electrical or other services will be provided to the tent or trailer camper.
Are there laundry facilities nearby Doran Bay? There is a laundrymat behind the Stinson Gas Station on the north side of County Road 2 in the Village of Iroquois (5 minutes away by car)
What is there to do at Doran Bay? - We have a 20'X40' in-ground pool with large interlocking brick deck that has a dramatic view of the bay and river. Canoes and kayaks are available free of charge to paddle around the Bay or a couple of kilometers up Doran Creek into a beautiful nature sanctuary filled with wildlife. Enjoy an evening campfire along the shoreline with the lights of Iroquois dam and locks twinkling, and the lighted ships sailing past. Firewood may be purchased at a cost of $5/bundle. There is excellent fishing from shore, or bring your own or rent one of our fishing boats. Enjoy unforgettable vistas of beautiful St. Lawrence River where you will watch large ships sail past Doran Bay then slowly navigate through the Seaway Iroquois Lock. Take in the sights and sounds of fish jumping and migratory birds resting in the Doran Creek Provincially Significant Wetland/Fish and Migratory Bird Sanctuary. We have fantastic sunsets, especially during the autumn. Normally there is a refreshing westerly breeze, even on the hottest summer nights. See our Activities Page on this web-site for further Local Attractions, and read the document filled with useful information which we will email to you at time of reservation confirmation.
Is the tap water drinkable? Our tested well water is drinkable or you can bring your own drinking water.
Are pets allowed? No pets allowed.
Can I bring my boat? Certainly, we have dockage which should accommodate most boats up to a maximum of 16-18 feet. Boat dockage is free and at the owner's risk. A boat launching ramp and gas is located nearby at Iroquois Municipal Marina on the road leading to the Seaway Lock Ship Passage Outlook.
Are you cyclist friendly? Yes, we have a safe place to store your cycle as well as tools for making repairs. Breakfast food can be provided on request.