Frequently Asked

Where exactly is Skootaway?
Skootaway is on Skootamatta Lake, 4 km north of the town of Cloyne which is on Highway #41. Specific directions will be included in the information package which will be sent to you when you book.

How long does it take to drive to Skootaway?

It's an easy 3 hour drive east from Toronto - nearly all highway driving.

Do we need to bring sleeping bags or bed linens?

No, all bed linens are included. When you arrive on Sunday, the beds will have been freshly changed that morning.

Can we bring pets?

We are pet lovers too, but we would prefer that you don't bring your pet as we have family and friends that suffer with allergies.

Can we entertain guests?

Yes, you can entertain guests. They can also stay overnight, as long as there is adequate room. The house can accommodate up to 8 comfortably (6 adults, 2 children) and the optional cottage can accommodate 2 to 4 people.

Can we bring our own boat?

Absolutely! Bring your boat if you have one. Skootaway has 2 docks which can accommodate boats up to about 20 ft. You can also use the private boat ramp on the property or you can use the public boat ramp which is just minutes away.

Can we buy gas on the lake?

Unfortunately, gas is no longer available on the lake. You will have to trailer your boat or take portable gas cans to the local Village Foods or Nowell Motors in Cloyne.

Can we camp at Skootaway?

Sorry - tents, tent-trailers and motorhomes cannot be used, but Skootaway is a big place and can accommodate up to 12 people comfortably.

Is there a barbecue we can use?

Yes, there is a gas barbecue available and the tanks will be filled.

Is there a phone at Skootaway?

Yes, there is a phone and the number will be included in the information package which will be sent to you when you book. Please bring your calling card or purchase phone cards if you intend to make long distance calls.

Do we need to bring anything in the way of dishes, pots, glasses, etc?

No, Skootaway comes equipped with all the dishes, cutlery, glasses and cooking utensils that you will need.

Do we need to bring towels?

Yes, please bring towels for both indoor and outdoor use.  Kitchen towels are provided.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is not allowed in any of the buildings at Skootaway.

Are there bugs?

Yes, this is cottage country and you have to expect to come across bugs - that just goes with the territory!

Are there laundry facilities?

Laundry facilities are not available at Skootaway, but then who wants to do laundry when they're on vacation???  However, if laundry has to be done, there are excellent facilities in nearby Northbrook, just opposite the Foodland - so you can shop and do multiple loads of laundry at the same time - now that's multi-tasking!  

Is there a clothesline?

Yes, there is a clothesline which is useful for drying all those wet beach towels and bathing suits.

Is there air conditioning?

No, there isn't air conditioning, but the open location of Skootaway allows for a nice breeze to flow through the place almost all the time.

Is Skootaway supplied with lake water or well water?

Both the house and the cottage are supplied with sparkling clean well water. The water is regularly tested, but we always recommend drinking bottled water.

Is housekeeping service available?

At the end of your stay, it is expected that the place should be left clean and tidy - just as you found it.   You are not required to do any laundry - the bed linens and towels will be changed for you. If you would prefer to have a housekeeping service come in at the end of your stay, we can arrange this for you. Rates are available upon request.


This page was last updated 12/31/11