FAQ

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed in any of our units, nor on the porches of the prospector tents.  It is permitted outside and we ask that you use the ashtrays provided and refrain from smoking in areas that are shared with other guests (dock, playground, outside showers, etc.)

Check-In

Check-in is between 3 pm and 8pm. If you will be arriving later than 8 pm, let us know and we will make arrangements for a self check-in with a letter and map.

Check-Out

Check-out is by 11 am. Gear must be loaded into vehicles by 11 to allow us to clean the tents before the arrival of our next guests but you are welcome to stay on-site until later in the day.

Wheelchair Accessible

The Mullein Cabin is wheelchair accessible and is located next to the shower building which has an accessible shower and washroom. Due to our topography it is not possible for the waterfront or walking trails to be accessible.

TV/WiFi/Phone

We hope you will unplug as much as possible during your stay as such none of our units have television, wifi or phones. The prospector tents and cabins do have a plug for charging cell-phones, cameras, etc.

Bedding and Towels

We do not provide bedding or towels except dish clothes and dish towels. You will need to bring your own pillows, bath or beach towels and sleeping bag or blankets.

Showers

There is a three-season pay shower available for those guests wishing to shower during their stay.  The cost is $2 for 5 minutes which allows us to cover the costs of providing this service.  The shower house is open between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm and requires loonies.

Visitors

You are welcome to have up to 2 visitors per day while staying. Visitors may stay until quiet hours and we ask that you keep in mind that the canoes, kayaks, SUP’s, are shared by all guests.  If you wish to have more than 2 visitors please contact us and we can discuss what it would look like.  An additional day rate may apply per additional visitor.

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours are between 10:30pm and 8:30 am.

Wood Stoves

The log cabins come equipped with a wood stove as their heat source.  There will be a fire going in the wood stove when you arrive. If you have questions about operating the wood stove we are happy to help. Firewood for heating the cabins is included with cold-season rentals.  Prospector tents are 3-season and do not come with a heat source.

Kitchens

Log cabins have an indoor kitchenette and prospector tents have an outdoor kitchenette on the porch.  Both include propane cook-top, ice box, dishes and separate water for drinking and washing.  Neither the cabins nor tents are plumbed so all wash water must be emptied into five-gallon pails provided.

Dishes

Log cabins and prospector tents come with all dishes for cooking and eating.  Dishes are expected to be clean when you check-out or additional charges will be applied.

Firewood

Firewood is available to purchase for outdoor bonfires and is $10/bag.  A crate is enough wood for 1-2 bonfires.  Please respect our forest and do not scavenge wood for fires from it.

ATV/ Snowmobiles

We do not permit ATV and Snowmobiles to be used on site. You may park your trailer with them in our upper parking lot if you plan to use them elsewhere.

Fireworks

We do not permit fireworks to be used on-site.

Canoe/ Kayak / Stand Up Paddleboard

We have six canoes, two kayaks and two SUPs available for guests to use.  You may also bring your own.  We also have paddles and life-jackets available in a variety of sizes.

Minimum Night Stay

Minimum stay is two nights except long weekends when the minimum stay is three nights.  We will make an exception and allow a one night stay if it within a few days of when you wish to stay and the unit is still available.

Composting Toilets

In order to reduce water usage we exclusively offer composting toilets.  Prospector tents have two shared public toilets located nearby.  Log cabins have a private toilet in each unit. There is a wheelchair accessible toilet located in the public shower building and another public toilet on the path to the dock.

What to Bring

All you need to bring are the clothing, bedding, toiletries, towels and food you need for your stay although a good book and a game or two are also highly recommended.  We also recommend bringing a flashlight in case you need to go anywhere during the night.  If you are planning to use the shower or purchase firewood, you should also bring cash and specifically loonies for the shower.

Parking

All units are accessed on foot with wagons available for moving gear. Prospector tents are 70 meters from the tent parking lot.  Log cabins are between 60 and 170 meters from their parking lot. We also have an upper parking lot available for visitors and those guests wishing to park boats, trailers, etc.  For winter rentals, all parking is in the upper parking lot as our driveway includes a reasonably steep hill that many vehicles cannot climb when conditions are at all icy. For winter rentals we will meet you at the parking lot when you arrive and help carry in your gear.

Pets

Dogs are permitted to stay in the cabins.  All other types of pets are not.  There is an additional charge of $15/night per dog. Dogs must be well-behaved, reasonably quiet and on-leash at all times when outside. Dogs must be kept off the furniture and cleaned up after both inside and out.  Dogs must not be left alone in the cabins or on the porch unless kenneled. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in additional charges.  Also please consider when deciding whether to bring your dog, that we have a German Shepherd/ Collie cross named Austin who is not leashed and is very friendly to both people and other dogs. If your dog does not respond well to friendly dogs, please do not bring it.

Motor Boats

We do not have a boat launch on-site.  Part of what drew us to Mink Bay was the quiet body of water with very few motorized boats and how ideal it is for human-powered recreation and we hope our guests will take the time to get out on the water with a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board and discover what it has to offer.  If you do wish to bring a motorized boat to use elsewhere you may park it in our upper parking lot.  There are several boat launches nearby which will get you into either Lake of the Woods or the Winnipeg River.