Packing List

Whaddaya bring with ya?

Here are a few lists to help ya pack. You can get all the "what to bring" items at nearby supermarkets.

Kitchen Items

What's Included

  • Dishwasher

  • Dishwasher tabs (phosphate free)

(we provide enough for most uses)
  • Dishwashing liquid soap (phosphate free)

  • Fridge - very large

(approximately 20 cubic feet with large freezer)
  • Spare fridge / freezer

(she's just a spare so not guaranteed in working order)
  • Self-cleaning oven

(suitable for kosher eating)
  • Microwave, coffee maker, toaster

(coffee maker has washable integrated filter)
  • Kitchen cooking equipment & dinnerware

(including a crockpot)
  • Salt and pepper

What to Bring

  • Food & drink

(we like to stop at Zehrs on Coldwater Rd in Orillia as it's close to the cottage & there's an LCBO too)
  • Dishwasher tabs (phosphate free)

(only if ya anticipate a high volume of dish use)
  • Cooking oils & yer favourite spices

  • Drinking water*


*The OG has non-potable cottage water that comes from the lake so we have a water cooler that takes up to 18L jugs - all nearby supermarkets stock the jugs - easy peasy. Cahoots and Woody Cottages both have potable water that comes a well :)

Living Areas

What's Included

  • Firewood (hardwood) for indoor fireplaces

(there's enough to start ya off & more is available for purchase, if you'd like)
  • Kindling & newspapers for fireplaces

(enough for most firetenders but if yer a newbie, ya may wanna bring extra and/or a hatchett for breaking logs into kindling)
  • Blankets

  • Board games

  • Books for both adults & kids

  • DVD movies for both adults & kids

What to Bring

  • Additional DVDs

(we provide a DVD player and a selection of movies, but ya may like to bring your own)
  • Firewood (hardwood), kindling & newspaper

(see notes under What's Included)
  • Fire lighter

(we leave matches and/or a lighter but they always seem to go walk-about so if you've got one, please bring it along)

Bedroom Items

What's Included

  • Bedding/sheets

  • Duvets/comforters/blankets

  • Pillows

  • Pillowcases

  • Playpen

(available at OG Cottage & Woody Cottage)

What to Bring

  • Towels

(don't forget some for the sauna too :)

Cleaning Items

What's Included

  • Cleaning products

  • Iron & ironing board

  • Washing machine and dryer

  • Washing soap (phosphate free)

  • Mop, broom, vacuum cleaner

What to Bring

  • 1-ply toilet paper

(we're on a septic system - we provide enough for most uses & you can easily get some locally)

Outdoors

What's Included

  • BBQ (with propane & utensils)

  • Canoe

  • Row boat

(available at OG Cottage & Cahoots Cottage)
  • Paddle boat (also known as a pedalo)

(available at OG Cottage & Cahoots Cottage)
  • Life jackets

(although we provide some to be used at your own risk, life jackets should always be properly fitted to provide appropriate protection)
  • Lots of toys such as volleyball*, horseshoes, football, sand castle kit, etc

* (available at OG Cottage & Cahoots Cottage)
  • Furniture including outdoor dining table, Muskoka chairs, umbrellas, etc

What to Bring

  • Life jackets

(we provide some to be used at your own risk, life jackets should always be properly fitted to provide appropriate protection)
  • Firewood for firepit

(some wood is available for purchase, if you'd like)
  • Water shoes

(not necessary, but some folks prefer the lake swimming & shenanigans with 'em)
  • Fishing equipment and other sundry toys

  • Suntan lotion

  • Insect spray

Everywhere

What's Included

  • Wireless internet (WiFi)

  • Not to mention the beautiful surroundings, sounds of nature, warm fireplaces, a steaming warm hot tub and a lakeside sauna

What to Bring

  • Cell phone

(most major providers get reception at the cottage)
  • Laptop

(if desired - whaddaya crazy or something?)