What to Bring.
Ridgeview includes 240 ft. of shoreline for access to some great fishing, beach, swim raft, boat and motor rentals, launching and store. Cottages are privately situated on over an acre of treed land, all overlooking Rice Lake with scenic Margaret Island directly across the waterway. The private cottages offer a rustic, ambience nestled along the hillside.
Rice Lake offers some of the best recreational and sport fishing in Ontario. Anglers can experience the thrill of fishing for a wide variety of species, including muskellunge, pickerel (walleye), large & small mouth bass, carp, bluegill, perch, pan fish and crappie.
As well as the great fishing, you can relax and enjoy heavenly sunsets and glowing campfires. Local towns, catering to the tourist industry for seasonal events and festivals are a short 10 to 30 minutes from Ridgeview Cottages. When you are not fishing, take advantage of the local theatres, fine dining, historical sites, antique markets, cycling, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, golf courses, slots or even a plane ride for an aerial view of Rice Lake and area, plus much more. Please check out some of the local amenities via the links below.
- bed linens for double and / or twin beds
- extra blankets (one comforter per bed supplied)
LINEN CHARGE :$10.00 per set. $5.00 / extra blanket or comforter
- towels (hand/shower/beach)
- wash cloths
- soap-hand and body
- toilet paper (single ply only for septic)
- personal items
- dish cloths, tea towels, paper towels
- matches/fire-lighter for BBQ
- dish soap, sos/scrubber
- water shoes, beach toys
- tin foil, garbage bags
- sunscreen, insect repellent
A security deposit of $275.00 is required at time of booking if using Visa / MasterCardor within 7 days of booking if sending deposit via certified cheque or money order.
CANCELLATIONS & DEPOSIT REFUND POLICY:
- MORE THAN 6 weeks – minus admin fee $50.00
- LESS than 6 weeks to 3 weeks – minus admin fee $100.00
- LESS than 3 weeks – NO REFUND
Payment for accommodations , boat / motor, docking is DUE upon arrival.
Payment by Visa / Mastercard, debit, cash or certified cheque / money order made out to Ridgeview Cottages (no personal cheques accepted). Deposit may be applied to your payment balance at check-in.
Credit card required at time of check in forcottage and boat/motor damage deposit.
BOAT AND MOTOR RENTALS:
Boat/motor rentals to a minimum of 18 yrs of age and holder of a valid boaters competency card. (see rates). Rental will require the signing of a rental agreement. All regular weekly rentals finish at 8:00 p.m. Friday. Ridgeview boats and motors are rented for fishing and boating only and are not to be used for water tubing / skiing.
Credit card required at time of rental for damage deposit.
NOT to be stored in and around cottages. Gas should be kept inside vehicle, boat, or Ridgeview designated area.
CHECK-IN: 2:00 P.M.
CHECK OUT: 10:00 A.M. DURING SUMMER SEASON. ALL OTHER TIMES SUBJECT TO BOOKING. (SEE RATES)
All cottages have a maximum occupancy level (see rates). Visitors are welcome and must register upon arrival. Daily visitors 10:00a.m.-10:00p.m. require a $20 fee. Those daily visitors, or other gusts staying overnight are subject to an additional $25.00 / night charge per person plus $5.00 parking.
GARBAGE AND RECYCLING:
Ridgeview Cottages promotes garbage reduction via smart recycling and composting. As part of the World heritage Site Oak Ridges Moraine we believe in an eco-friendly approach to our environment. Please keep grounds clear and safe from litter while using area garbage containers. Cottages are supplied with compost, blue and grey boxes for your use. We have central recycling and composting locations we also encourage you to use.
Ontario Liquor Law permits consumption only in your cottage or on your deck. No glass products such as bottles, cups, glasses to leave cottage or deck area.
Guns permitted on Ridgeview Cottages Inc. property during designated hunting seasons only. ALL GUNS will be stored under a double lock system by Ridgeview Cottages Inc. management when not in possession of owner at time of hunting.
VEHICLES & PARKING:
Each cottage has a designated parking area, indicated upon arrival. Speed limit within Ridgeview Cottages is 5km/h (strictly enforced).
Swim at your own risk as there are NO lifeguards on duty. Beach and swimming area are for Ridgeview guests and visitors only. No glass containers allowed on beach or in swimming area.
Pets received under consideration by Ridgeview Cottages Inc. management.
All dogs must be kept on a fixed leash. Owners must pick-up after their dog.
Pet Charge is $80 regardless the length of your stay at Ridgeview Cottages.
One Pet per cottage.
A fully-equipped fish cleaning hut is provided. Fish cleaning is NOT to be carried out in the cottages. Please wrap all fish remains in newspaper provided and put in freezer located in fish cleaning hut.
Use designated camp fire areas only.
QUIET TIME: – 11:00P.M. – 8:00 A.M. – STRICTLY ENFORCED
Ridgeview Cottages encourages a relaxing and quiet atmosphere that is respectful to all guests.
Quiet bonfires after curfew are allowed, as well as dock fishing.
Noisy parties and profane language will not be tolerated at any time. Failure to comply with this regulation WILL result in immediate eviction without a refund. Also, please respect your neighbour’s cottage site when moving around the grounds.
**RIDGEVIEW DISCLAIMER **
THE MANAGEMENT OF RIDGEVIEW COTTAGES CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR MISSING ARTICLES. PLEASE KEEP VALUABLES IN A SAFE PLACE.
THE MANAGEMENT OF RIDGEVIEW COTTAGES CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS. USE OF THE FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENTIS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
THESE POLICIES ARE IN PLACE FOR EVERYONE’S RIGHT TO ENJOYMENT AND PROTECTION, AS WE WANT TO ENSURE YOUR STAY AT RIDGEVIEW COTTAGES IS A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE.