Brenda and Art,
"August 2012 - 47th Year!"
"Thanks again for another wonderful time at Bear's Den. The
question is, should I unpack or just leave the supplies in the
corner, Waiting for year 48? I better unpack, seeing it there
each day might make this a long cold winter. See you soon - as
the years seem to becoming more compressed."
West Newton, PA
Ron James - FishTV
"Always a pleasure!"Mike Leach FishTV 2011
Brenda, "I want to thank you
again for a truly wonderful stay. Your
oatmeal cookies recipe came out beautifully and a huge box of them will
be on their way to Iraq tomorrow!
My article finally got published. I hope this finds all of
you well and enjoying what I'm certain is beautiful fall
Debbie Henthorn, 2008
"Great time, great food, weather could have been better, but we
came to recharge our batteries and the French River and your
hospitality did it again! See you next month." John and
Cathy, ON 2009
Art and Brenda,
"Thank you for making memories with my family and sharing fond
memories of when I owned Bear's Den Lodge."
Bill's grandson not wanting to go home in 2009! Sadly, Bill was called
home to rest October 2012. He will be missed.
"Brenda, Thanks to all for a great
trip. We made it home safe about 3:00 PM this afternoon.
Hopefully, we will see you next year, but likely a different
time of the year. We probably will choose a time earlier in the
year. Thanks again for everything. You really run a world-class
operation there. Please feel free to post this note or use me
for a reference. Have a great winter. Rich, Dennis, Larry, and
Tim – The Well-fed fishermen from Western, NY Sept. 19,
"Great hospitality, food and
fishing, will definitely come again!" Linda and Bernie K.,,
Here are a few pics from our
weekend. I will send you the cd with all the pics. Thanks
for a great weekend. Your hospitality was fantastic as
usual. See you next year!
Gary, Sept. 2008
Dear Brenda and Art,
Dear Art and Brenda,
"I want to thank you for the greatest feat of angling I have
ever seen and Ryan and I will remember it the rest of our
photo and report."
"I just wanted to Thank You for the hospitality and
We had a great time and the food was great!
We accomplished almost everything we had planned i.e.: Eduardo
caught a few pike and walleye and Bruce needed to get away.
Maybe the next time I can do something for my Dad but I'm sure
we will do it again.
Next time I need to persuade Art to take us out for a 1/2 day or
I will contact you guys soon to look at our schedule for next
season before it books up.
Thank you again!"
Mark B. 9/9/06
"Had an amazing trip! Great staff, very friendly and
helpful. Very great environment and beautiful river. Can
not wait to come back!! June 2011"
Sunni and Calvin
Fort McMurray , Alberta
"Fantastic time- Fantastic views and even better staff- as
friendly and courteous as they come. Food was exceptional ad
accommodations were more than satisfactory. Hope to see
you again. Many thanks."
Pat, Bob, Craig & Bill June 2011
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! Wish I could stay all
summer and all fall!
Best Wishes to u all!
T. McGregor August 2011
Jack and Family
"Great family place!"
Niagara Fall's ON 2011 and 2012
It was sunny and okay on trip
home. Storm had not hit Orlando area until later that day and
next morning. We had a great trip and visit and a good time
fishing thanks for making it great love boots.
Art and Brenda,
"Thanks for a great time last week. I can't wait to come back
next year. I copied all of my pictures onto a CD that I took the
last 3 years for you."
Chris, VA - July 2008
21st Annual Family Bear's Den Lodge Fishing Trip.
"Fabulous Place. We felt that we are part of the nature.
We were Free!!! Like Birds. We'll be back. Thank you
kindly for offering us a very nice vacation. All the Best
in your endeavor!"
Toronto, ON 2011
"Great time! The Lodge is really well kept. Enjoyed
meeting you! 55 fish including 16 walleyes - most ever for us!!"
Terry, Ed, John and Neil Neudorf
"Very Enjoyable experience. A home away from home, with
all the modern conveniences & wonderful food! Lots
of fish! Walleye, Bass, Pike!"
Bob & Ginny Riege, Outdoor writers.
"Great place, great stay!"
Rick and Terry H.
Hudson, OH August 2011
Lodge - guest references. A World Class fishing - hunting lodge conveniently
located in the French River Delta with access to the remote, scenic unspoiled
French River, Pickerel River, Wahnapitae River, and Northeast Georgian Bay.
for trophy walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass,
crappies, salmon, and muskies. Muskie fishing is our
Bear's Den Lodge offers modern
accommodations with American Plan meals and Housekeeping
motor rentals and experienced guides. French
River area offers excellent canoeing,
kayaking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, black bear hunting, adventures
and eco tours. Our area provides one of the highest quality wilderness
experiences in all of Ontario.
"Here are pictures from Harold and Ephram's trip. They had a
wonderful time!!! Thanks again! " Shirley
"Group photo of the "Crew".
is attached from our annual father son fishing trip. The boys
have written about their trips for school projects."
"HOPE THE ATTACHED PICS WORK OUT.
THANKS AGAIN BRENDA FOR THE EXCELLENT TIME LARRY AND I HAD AT
I'VE BEEN TO A LOT OF FISHING CAMPS, LODGES, WHATEVER, BUT THE
TOTAL PACKAGE THAT YOU PUT TOGETHER IS INDEED
5 STAR TO ME.
YOUR ATTENTION TO DETAIL, ENSURING THAT EACH DAY HAS A PLAN, THE
OVER THE TOP MEALS [ THANKS ART ], GREAT EQUIPMENT, LOVELY
GROUNDS......WELL THE LIST COULD KEEP GOING.
OUR TRIP FOR ME DID RE- INTRODUCE THE FRENCH RIVER DELTA AREA
AND I WAS PLEASED TO SEE THAT THE FISHING IS IMPROVING,
CERTAINLY OVER WHAT I WAS EXPECTING.
LOVED THE BITS OF LOCAL HISTORY AND AREA INFO.
LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING ALL THE GANG REAL SOON.
BEST TO ART."
Larry and Mike
July 9, 2006
Art, Brenda, Joey
"Thank you very much for the wonderful accommodations and
help we received while staying at Bear's Den Lodge. The
time we spent on the lower French River was such a special
experience. Words and pictures can never describe the
beauty that abounds beyond every island, shoal and bend. As
sad as we felt on the day we departed, our thoughts and
dreams are filled with our return to Bear's Den Lodge
and the lower French River. Using forty plus trips to
Canadian camps as comparison, staff provided as much
assistance to our success and boating safety as I've ever
seen in pointing out rock hazards and reefs."
Steve K., WI 2007
Brenda: Arrived home last
night from our stay at Bear's Den Lodge and again wanted to tell
you what a wonderful time we had at your lodge. The
accommodations were clean and well maintained, something we
hadn't been used to in our recent visits to Canada. Tell
Joey and Wes thank you also as they were a big help in
transferring us from Hartley Bay to our cabin. I am sure
we will be returning next year in June. Thanks again.
Lawrence S. July 26, 2006.
We traveled from Cleveland, OH for a father and son adventure.
Our sons will never forget this experience, we have embossed a
fond memory of the French River ecosystem. The
hospitality, service and friendly service is world class at the
Bear's Den Lodge, the food was outstanding.
Mike and Mitchell L.
Thank you for a very relaxing
and beautiful honeymoon. Lots of fun! See you all soon!
Shawn and Carolyn L.
"Thanks again Brenda to you and your staff for a great weekend,
food and hospitality were great. Here are a couple of
photos for your album. See you again next year."
Bruce, United Lumber
Family vacations, corporate retreats, holidays can be enjoyed with excellent
prepared family style meals served in the main lodge with a cozy family
inviting atmosphere. Superb accommodations, excellent service, international
reputation for angling experiences, hosts for TV fishing shows and
writers – Fishing Facts, Muskie Hunter Magazine, Ontario Out of Doors,
Chicago Tribune, Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, Outdoors Canada, In-Fisherman,
Muskie Inc., and many more guest comments about Bear's Den Lodge..
Bear’s Den Lodge is located 4 hours north of Toronto, an hour north of
Parry Sound and south of Sudbury and Killarney. Access is limited by boat
or float plane , fly in, only with a quick 5 minute boat ride from Hartley Bay Marina.
Easy access to Alban and surrounding golf courses, Science North, gifts
and shopping. Bear's Den Lodge is an expert outdoor adventure
outfitter with over 28 years of experience.