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A rustic and charming cottage experience - the perfect city escape!  Includes 2 separate bedrooms, 1 pullout sofa,  kitchen, bathroom, TV, etc.  Get a true taste of outdoor living with a trip to the warm outdoor shower! 

The cottage is right on the lake so the activities are endless. Activities nearby include swimming, canoeing, hiking, wildlife watching, paddleboardin


A rustic and charming cottage experience - the perfect city escape!  Includes 2 separate bedrooms, 1 pullout sofa,  kitchen, bathroom, TV, etc.  Get a true taste of outdoor living with a trip to the warm outdoor shower! 

The cottage is right on the lake so the activities are endless. Activities nearby include swimming, canoeing, hiking, wildlife watching, paddleboarding etc.  As you'll be spending a lot of time outdoors, we suggest you bring hand sanitizer, bug spray, and sunscreen.  There is a Canoe and Paddleboat for you to use.   4 adult universal life vests (rated for 90lbs +) for you to use will be located in the dining tent on deck.  For your safety, please take the bailing bucket boat safety kit with you (located in the Cabin).

PLEASE NOTE: if you are bringing a pet, please let us know in advance. We charge a pet fee of $35 per pet, PLEASE add this as an extra at the time of booking.

Summer is always fun at Echo Shores as is Autumn.  Highlands East Autumn colours are absolutely stunning and a favourite time to visit the area for  many Photography and Hiking enthusiasts.  There are many Artist Studio Tours around the area (look at our photos for dates).  What a great place to pick up a special momento!    Or,  bring your ATV and explore the many trails and participate in Geocashing; there are over 300 geocaches around the Bancroft area. 

No matter what season Echo Shores welcomes you.                                            

There is a barbecue, picnic table, and seating area all outside. Complete kitchen with fridge, stove, oven, sink, drip coffee maker, toaster, and microwave.  We also have pots and pans for you to use for cooking.  Looking for an evening of relaxation; check out the DVD's.  There is parking on the property for multiple cars. 

We provide only a mattress cover and fitted sheet on the beds so PLEASE bring your own pillows and bedding. Please also bring your own beach towels and hand towels, kitchen towels.

Paper products provided: a starter supply of 1 toilet paper roll, 1 paper towel roll, & a small amount of hand soap and dish soap is provided.

We have a garbage bin inside and in the dining tent.  PLEASE remember to take your garbage when you leave as we do not have a disposal service available. ;0)

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No wifi
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 5 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Echo Shores in Ontario.


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Hipcamper Ellen

The perfect waterfront getaway

Ellen B.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2021

Elaine and Sid have a beautiful, private property on a peaceful and quiet lake just 30 minutes South of Bancroft. My family loved our Thanksgiving weekend here playing games, enjoying appetizers on the dock, and taking the canoe out for a paddle. It's only 12 minutes from Silent Lake Provincial Park where we enjoyed a nice hike. The cottage has everything you need to make family dinners together and the outdoor shower is as promised, steps from the door and nice and hot with good water pressure. My family loved our time here together and we'll definitely be back and highly recommend it to anyone looking to get away!

Hipcamper Scott
Scott R.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2021

The cottage is quaint and clean. The view of the lake is beautiful and the calmness is serene. Outdoor shower was great as was the delicious homemade jam the hosts left us.

Hipcamper Sandra

Complete place to enjoy and relax

Sandra C.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2021

A very nice place to enjoy relaxing, quiet with the lake right next to the cabin, to go kayaking or sailing or simply enjoy the sunsets.
Recommended 100% and I would do it again.
Thanks Sid and Elaine, we enjoyed the place very much.

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Hipcamper Dale
Dale C.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2021

Very beautiful location with everything well organized for your stay.

Hipcamper Konrad

A wonderful escape from the city.

Konrad S.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2021

This cottage was a perfect little slice of heaven. It had everything we needed for a weekend away from the city and great access to a wonderful lake. The hosts were very attentive and replied quickly to any of my questions.

One downside was the heat inside the cottage, as it would have benefitted from Air conditioning.

The directions are easy to follow and the price was fair.
The cottage was clean and had everything we needed
for a relaxing weekend away. I would definitely recommend this cottage for small groups of 2 to 4 people.

Hipcamper Ekaterina
Ekaterina I.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2021

We loved everything about this cottage! It was very clean, well prepared for our stay and lovely.
We booked this cottage for two weeks, and despite the very hot weather we experienced, would book it again, just to sample again the nature pleasures it offers its guests. Pre arrival we were given excellent instructions and guidance and upon arrival found a welcome gift from the hosts and the essentials you need after a lengthy journey. The kitchen area is well designed and well equipped. We loved little details and keepsakes around the cottage as well as nice collection of DVDs.
Fire pit outside was very nice and comfortable to sit around. (we loved the patio swing with canopy to watch the stars and meteors).
Amazing views that words cannot describe!
Interesting trails around the area.
Swimming was great! We loved how water would calm down every evening to let us float in the water like autumn leaves:)
The only thing that bothered us is mosquitoes. But it’s a part of outdoors and we were well prepared for it with nets and sprays.
Also, we loved watching hummingbird visits every day in the morning…
Thank you!

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Hipcamper Sid and Elaine
Response from Sid and Elaine, the Host, on August 19th, 2021

We love that our Cottage is a happy place for families to make lasting memories that's just how we pictured this venture with HIPCAMP. Many thanks to Ekaterina and her beautiful Family! Your photos are priceless ~ we love them!! May your stay at Echo Shores become a little part of your Family tradition.

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Hipcamper Laura

Amazing getaway 🌅

Laura M.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2021

Such a beautiful cozy cottage! Short walk to the dock with clean deep water for diving. The cottage has everything you need; a shower, heater, comfortable beds and nice kitchen.
Sid and Elaine are amazing hosts, they were quick to respond to any questions we had. Will definitely be staying here again! :)

Hipcamper Natasha
Natasha O.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2021

Echo shores was the perfect place to get away from the city and relax for the weekend. The cottage is cozy, and has everything you need to make meals and relax. The dock is gorgeous, and we could not get over how nice the water was! We would stay here again in a heart beat!!

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew M.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2021

The weather wasn't great but the cabin was clean and had everything you needed. The dock was large and is where we spent most of the day that we had good weather. Water was deep off the end of the dock and good for shallow diving. Lots of classic movies on DVD which was convenient and provided an unexpected source of entertainment. All in all I thought this was a good rental and would recommend it.


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