Four old friends spent 4 nights and 3 days of fishing at Errington's. The fishing for pickerel (walleye) and pike was excellent...during the stay we caught and released approx. 80 fish. The largest pickerel was 20 1/2" with many in the 16 - 18" range. Largest pike was 28", with a number just slightly smaller. The boats supplied were large cedar-strip, powered by newer 15 hp 4 stroke Mercs with electric trolling motors and hummingbird fish finders. As we were out fishing all day we were able to see abundant wildlife (2 bears, bald eagles, hawks, loons, ducks, blue heron, beavers) and songbirds were evident all the time (hermit thrushes in particular are unforgettable). We stayed on the full American plan. The quality of the 4 dinners served (steak, ribs, seafood stuffed chicken and prime rib) was very, very good, certainly much better than the remote location would suggest to those who have never experienced a wilderness lodge (and there was more than enough, you don't go hungry!). We opted to have shore lunches 2 of 3 times. These consisted of fish caught by guests or supplied by the lodge. Lodge-supplied shore lunches were pickerel or whitefish, very tasty and ore than enough. The lunch was prepared on-site accompanied by corn bread and large-cut chips cooked over an open fire (delicious... although some people might not like deep fried food, but that's what a shore lunch is all about). Our cabin (#2) was comfortable and clean but basic. Two bedrooms with 2 single beds in each (the lodge will supply an extra cot in each room for parties of 5 or 6), kitchen, living room with 2 chairs and couch and bathroom (3 pce). During our stay the weather was hot and the cabin quickly became quite warm, but the evenings were cool and the cabin was comfortable for sleeping. There was also a fair-sized open deck that we used in the evening (few mosquitoes) and smaller screened porch that would be handy if more bugs are present. The lodge and eating facilities were as they should be for a true northern experience...log construction, trophy-sized mounted fish, large stone fireplace and comfortable eating area. Al, Doris and their staff were all excellent, very attentive and friendly. All-in-all a highly recommended vacation for those wanting to experience a true northern Ontario experience. Access to Errington's is via float plane or train from Hawk Junction (1.5 hours by train, 20 min. by plane).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfortable lakeside cabins and suites, fine dining and courteous service on a secluded island easily accessible via the Algoma Central Railway or float plane. Our resort is on Lake Wabatongushi in a 3,000 square mile Wildlife Sanctuary. Sightings of wildlife such as moose, black bear, loons and bald eagles, are numerous. The only hunting allowed since 1925 is with a camera. Excellent fishing for walleye and northern pike. Also canoeing, kayaking, hiking and swimming. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Errington`s Wilderness Island Hotel Wabatongushi Lake
- Erringtons Wilderness Island Hotel