The Lodge has long been a staple and landmark of Red Rock with a rich history from the community’s beginnings as a mill town. Today it operates as a Bed and Breakfast that offers so much more to experience than your average B&B.
Historical Executive Experience
In 1937 the town of Red Rock saw the construction of a brand-new pulp and paper mill. With the new mill came the need for accommodations for construction workers, employees, customers, and executives. That same year, the Quebec Lodge was built to house company officials. The Lodge was built of logs cut from local trees and measures 4,000 square feet. Set amongst the trees above serene Lake Superior. It was the ideal retreat for visiting executives and customers of the mill.
The Lodge maintains much of its original historical construction with a modernized kitchen. The central living room boasts an enormous floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and beautiful exposed timber framing that provides a cozy atmosphere for visitors. Authentic hardware, lighting, fixtures and of course the log cabin structure are all original to this impressive 1930s lodge. Over the years, and to this day, the Lodge has played host to many catered parties, weddings, events, and overnight guests.
Putting the Breakfast in B&B
There are few things better than being gently awakened by the aroma of a breakfast being cooked just for you. Guests of the Quebec Lodge receive a delicious homemade hot breakfast every morning. You also have the option to have lunch and dinner provided, taking all the guess work out of where to get your next meal.
Just show up with an appetite, pull up a chair in the dining room and enjoy the ultimate luxurious vacation experience. They are also more than happy to customize meals if you let them know about any dietary needs in advance. Guests have been known to rave about the food and will often return just for the pleasure of eating here.
Just behind the Lodge you’ll find the trailhead for the iconic 10 km (6.2 mile) Nipigon River Recreation Trail. The trail takes hikers along the river from Red Rock to the Nipigon Marina. It offers panoramic views from three clifftop lookouts as well as wooded and shoreline sections. A viewing platform at Lloyd’s Lookout 1.3 km (0.8 mile) in is great for those looking for a shorter hike with an unforgettable view. Hike a bit further and soak in the view relaxing in a Parks Canada Red Chair.
Rent a kayak or canoe from the Lodge and explore the pristine waters of the Nipigon Bay and River. Cliffs at the mouth of the Nipigon River is a major pictograph site that are thought to be at least 2,000 years old. It is the second largest indigenous pictograph site on Lake Superior.
The water also offers ample wildlife viewing opportunities. Get a glimpse of white pelicans, great blue herons, ducks, otters, falcons, and bald eagles in their natural habit.
Nipigon River Adventures
The Quebec Lodge is operated by Nipigon River Adventures which offer packages that include some of the most amazing adventures you’ll find on Superior. Experience world-class guided fly fishing, and self-guided kayaking, hiking, and so much more! For those looking for a spectacular fishing experience, the Nipigon River offers some of the best brook trout fishing there is. The river produced the World Record brook trout in 1915 weighing a whopping 14 pounds, 6 ounces!
Experienced and knowledgeable guides will ensure your success and an adventure you will never forget. Packages also include a packed lunch to help fuel your adventure. At the end of each day, you will return to the Lodge to relax and unwind. Take your vacation to the next level and include a guided adventure to your visit at the Quebec Lodge.
The Eagle Photo Safari
You’ll be so amazed by the scenery and wildlife that you will want to take it with you to admire long after your trip. The Lodge offers a photography adventure package where a professional photographer will give some instructions about how to capture the perfect shot. Then you will be guided to some of Ontario’s most unique locations to capture wildlife, nature and scenery while having the experience of a lifetime. The Eagle Photo Safari takes place in the fall during the salmon run, which helps enhance the quality of your photos with vibrant autumn colours. Guests are brought to a blind on the riverbank that is guaranteed to produce up-close and personal photographic opportunities of these amazing birds.
All meals and formal instruction are based at Quebec Lodge before setting out to spectacular outdoor locations in the region. With a relaxed atmosphere and fine cuisine this workshop promises to nourish body, mind, and soul.
Relax and Unwind
After a long day of adventure, the Quebec Lodge is the perfect place to unwind. The property boasts an authentic Finnish sauna for guests to sooth their muscles after an active day. Leave the steam of the sauna feeling rejuvenated and relax around the fire pit over Lake Superior and under the stars. The perfect setting for telling stories from the day and planning your upcoming adventures around a crackling fire.
You’ll have no trouble drifting off to sleep in your comfy bedroom with its natural wood log walls. Begin the next day with the sounds of birds chirping and the smell of breakfast cooking. Sip your morning coffee sitting on the deck while taking in the view and a deep inhale of the fresh Northern Ontario air.
So what makes the Quebec Lodge the best B&B in Northern Ontario? Some might say it’s the awe-inspiring setting among the trees and above Lake Superior or the beauty of the local scenery. Others might argue it’s the cozy and relaxing atmosphere of the log cabin and mouth-watering meals. Or the friendly and knowledgeable operator and guides that offer an unforgettable experience and wilderness adventure. I say it’s all the above that makes it the best.
But you don’t have to take my word for it. Book a visit and find out firsthand why it’s the best Bed and Breakfast that Northern Ontario has to offer. I’m certain by the time you leave you’ll simply have to agree.