COVID-19 & Guest Safety

"Our mission for 2020 is to provide you with a relaxing, memorable, vacation in Northern Ontario in spite  these  stressful times.  We are in the  unique position  of being able  to offer a vacation in a an environment with minimal risk of being exposed to COVID 19. Nestled in the secluded  forest  along the shore of Lake Nipissing   our cozy  lakefront  cottages are completely separate,  self contained. This enables you and your family to enjoy yourselves while responsibly maintain social distancing practices. For your safety and ours  we have implemented a COVID-19 screening system for all incoming guests. In addition, between bookings our cottages undergo an enhanced  cleaning and disinfection protocols to further ensure the safety of our guests and staff."  

In order to ensure the safety off our guests and staff at Mashkinonje Lodge we have implemented a 5 step COVID-19 guest safety protocol, similar to what you would see in healthcare facilities like hospitals and nursing homes.  The five steps include Pre-Check In, Check In, Duration of Stay, Check out and Changeover.  By following this protocol we will ensure the maximum safety of our guests and staff allowing you to have a relaxing worry free vacation at Mashkinonje Lodge!

*Please note that customers will be required to bring their own bed linens, pillows and comforters as an added safety measure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Upon arrival each individual guest will be required to sanitize their hands and fill out a COVID-19 screening form.  ANY GUEST EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 WILL BE KINDLY DENIED ACCESS TO MASHKINONJE LODGE.

  • Each group of guests will then be separately  checked-in to their cottage.  Check in times will be spaced by a minimum of 30 minutes for each group of guests in order to create a social distancing buffer between guests and staff.  GUESTS ARE EXPECTED TO PLAN ARRIVAL AT DESIGNATED CHECK IN TIMES, NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • Once guests are checked in they will be asked to maintain social distancing responsibly for the duration of their stay and will be asked NOT to visit other cottages/groups on the Mashkinonje Property.

  • All social gatherings (i.e. fish fry, band night, etc.) will be postponed until the end of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • We have set up hand sanitizing stations stations at high risk locations around the property such as our firewood pile, fish cleaning house, office, etc.  All guests will be asked to sanitize their hands regularly.

  • In between bookings all cottages, boats and communal areas at Mashkinonje Lodge will be THOROUGHLY disinfected with hospital grade disinfected by our cleaning staff as part of an enhanced cleaning protocol.  A detailed disinfecting checklist will be displayed on the back of each cottage front door.  Our cleaning staff will be asked to sign off on each cottage disinfection checklist after each cottage changeover. Lodge management will inspect each cottage after it has been cleaned to ensure proper disinfection and sign off as a precautionary measure.





  • In order to maximize social distancing, we will be discouraging payments at our front office. All invoices will be paid online via Quickbooks and sent to customer(s) email accounts.  Additional costs incurred during your stay (Gas, Bait, Ice, etc.), will be charged to your credit card.  


  • All guests will be required to pay their full invoices prior to arrival in order to minimize social contact at our office.  Expenses incurred during the duration of your stay will be charged to your credit card.

  • Each incoming group of guests will be given a designated check in time.  These check in times will discourage multiple groups from gathering at our front office, allowing us to check in each group individually while maximizing social distancing.