Conferences designed for small breakout sessions that later meet in a plenary will find The Great Lodge to their liking. The Great Hall provides a suitably civilized plenary for some 20 participants while The Great Lodge’s many indoor and outdoor spaces provide an array of comfortable settings for small groups to explore and inspire their thinking.
Between sessions, the cabana at the beach, or the billiard table in the games room, or The Great Lodge’s walks and gardens provide opportunities to unwind.
NGO meetings may especially appreciate the absence of a corporate setting. The Great Lodge, after all, is not a hotel but a private home on a private beach in a secluded stretch of Georgian Bay that for a small part of the year becomes available for the advancement and enjoyment of others. Its simple pleasures include a pond and streams that flow to Cedar Point, adjacent to the longest freshwater beach in the world; a night sky so far from city lights that the stars and the planets are visible to the naked eye, and the moon shines so bright that moon shadows paint the beach.
Minutes from The Great Lodge nature lovers can visit Awneda Provincial Park or travel the Tiny Trail, the right of way of the now abandoned North Simcoe Railway, a lightly used remembrance of 19th century Canadiana that wends 30 kilometres through field and forest.