Dear Valued Customer,
What an amazing year 2014 turned out to be at Mashkinonje Lodge. This was our first season as new owners and we could not have been more pleased with how it went. We owe that success to you, our customers. The weather was good for the most part, and the fishing fantastic. Most importantly, friends and families shared good times and went away with fond memories. Thank you for being part of that success and for being our guest(s) last year. It was truly a pleasure getting to know each and every one of you. We greatly appreciate your patronage and hope you will return – you will see the many changes we have made to improve your vacation experience. In this newsletter, we wanted to tell you about the great upgrades taking place at the lodge inform you of our 2015 rates and fill you in on the latest news.
Our goal is to improve our facility and the related serves as quickly as we can. Of course, it will remain an ongoing process. As valued customers we believe that you deserve the best value for your dollar, thus, your feedback and constructive suggestions are instrumental to helping us identify what needs to be done and to continually improve our facility to enhance your our comfort and enjoyment.
Improvements Made in 2014
Improvments Made in 2014
Although we’ve only been here since May, under our new ownership we were able to implement the following upgrades:
A new sandy beech
Renovations of Cottages #3, #9 and #11
New steel roof on the chalet
New trampoline, new horseshoe pits, BBQ’s
Muskoka chairs and umbrellas for each cottage
Flat screen TV’s and DVD players for most
And much more...
Improvements Currently Underway
Mashkinonje Lodge will see so many upgrades before opening in 2015 you may not recognize the place when you arrive! These improvements include:
A new dock system (9 new floating docks in total)
Significant renovations of all remaining cottages
The removal of all carpets and the installation of
beautiful, natural red pine flooring
New paint, trims and window dressings
Many new pillow top mattress
Despite the extensive improvements that are being made, we’ve decided to keep most of our rates the same as last year. Rate increases will primarily affect our basic two bedroom cottages (which have undergone vast upgrades) and docking/launching fees (most docks will be brand new).
Mashkinonje Lodge Customer Referral Program
We recognize that word of mouth drives our business! We thank you for continuing to spread the good word about our lodge and would like to reward you for your efforts. Starting in the 2015 season, we will be offering our customers a 5% discounts on their accommodations for the successful referral of new bookings. Please contact us for more details on the program.
Customer Appreciation Fish Fry’s/BBQ’s to be held weekly (summer)
As a thank you to our customers and to promote getting to know one another, we’ll be hosting customer appreciation Fish Fry’s and BBQ’s weekly on the waterfront (weather permitting). Customers are encouraged to bring a dish and enjoy an evening of companionship and good conversation, ‘BS fish stories’ and laughs.
Mashkinonje Lodge to Appear on Canadian Sport Fishing (CTV, WFN and Sportsnet)
That’s right, the great Italo Labignan and the Canadian sport fishing crew filmed a show from our lodge on the West Arm. We had the pleasure of hanging out and fishing with Italo and his crew for 4 days. The exact show time is yet to be decided, but should air sometime in February we are told. We’ll update you as soon as we find out.
Join us on Social Media
If you haven’t already done so, please join us on Facebook and Google+ through the links on our website.
In closing we just wanted to thank you once again. We value your business and support. Please feel free to contact us anytime for your feedback, to book your 2015 getaway, or just to have a chat.
Thanks and hope to see you in 2015!
Regan, Goldie, Russell, Barney (woof) and Stu (meow)