When are we open? - We are open mid May to mid October. It is highly recommended that you book early to avoid disappointment during the peak season from July through end of August.
Office hours of operation: 24 hour desk service available.
Long weekend stay we only accept to a minimum of 3 nights stay for all the units.
Is there charge for late check-out? - Check out is usually is between 10 am to noon.
How do I find out about cottage availability and make a reservation? - Please book your cottage on our book now page or you can send us an email directly to [email protected]. You can call us on 6136526277 or 6133637818 to discuss for any phone reservations or enquiries. If you wish to confirm a reservation we will require a valid credit card details.
What should I bring? - Our units come fully equipped with modern kitchens and 3/4 piece bathrooms. Each cottage has a microwave, stove or hot plate, refrigerator, toaster, coffee-maker, kettles, dishes and cooking utensils. Our bedrooms have firm mattresses and have large screened windows. Each cottage has its own deck and outside furniture, as well as a gas barbecue. There is no air conditioning in any of the cottages, however cottages have ceiling and/or portable fans. If the forecast is for very hot/humid weather, you may wish to bring additional fans from home. Electric space heaters are available upon request during the early spring and late fall months. Water from taps is tested and drinkable. Bring only your clothes, swimming suits, food, drinks, fishing gear, cameras, sunscreen, bug spray, toiletries, etc. Each unit has a small supply of basic cleaning liquids and toilet paper to get you started. It is recommended that you bring own if you are staying for a week, along with spices, salt/pepper, sugar, coffee/filters, etc. Two well appointed grocery stores and beer/liquor stores are available within 5-10 minutes drive.
Where do I get firewood? - You can bring your own firewoods or you can buy them for $5.00 dollars at the resort.
Are Linens Provided? - Linens (i.e sheets, pillow cases, hand and bath towels) are included at no charge.
Is there internet? We have free wireless WIFI which can be accessed at most cottages (depending on the sensitivity of your device).
Is there TV? There is TV in all the units. We request that you don't lose the remote controls otherwise there will be a charge.
May we have guests visit us ? Each unit has a maximum number of persons which may be accommodated. Any person beyond that maximum number is considered a day guest and a fee of $20 per guest/day is payable. Such day guests are entitled to use the facilities at Doran Bay Resort e.g. pool, barbeques, washrooms, canoes/kayaks, however they may not stay overnight inside your cottage if you already have the maximum number of persons permitted for your unit.
May we bring tents or campers in order to have day guests stay overnight? Doran Bay is not yet equipped to handle large RVs or large pop-up campers. If a party renting a unit wishes to set up a tent or small pop-up trailer/camper, we will try to accommodate such a request. Each tent/trailer will be charged $25/day. As stated previously, a day guest who sleeps in the tent/trailer will be charged $20/day. Day guests sleeping in the tent or camper are entitled to use the facilities at the unit rented including the unit washroom, shower, BBQ, pool, canoes/kayaks etc. It is important to note that no electrical or other services will be provided to the tent or trailer camper.
What is there to do at Doran Bay? - We have a 20'X40' in-ground pool with large interlocking brick deck that has a dramatic view of the bay and river. Canoes and kayaks are available free of charge to paddle around the Bay or a couple of kilometers up Doran Creek into a beautiful nature sanctuary filled with wildlife. Enjoy an evening campfire along the shoreline with the lights of Iroquois dam and locks twinkling, and the lighted ships sailing past. Firewood may be purchased at a cost of $5/bundle. There is excellent fishing from shore, or bring your own or rent one of our fishing boats. Enjoy unforgettable vistas of beautiful St. Lawrence River where you will watch large ships sail past Doran Bay then slowly navigate through the Seaway Iroquois Lock. Take in the sights and sounds of fish jumping and migratory birds resting in the Doran Creek Provincially Significant Wetland/Fish and Migratory Bird Sanctuary. We have fantastic sunsets, especially during the autumn. Normally there is a refreshing westerly breeze, even on the hottest summer nights. See our Activities Page on this web-site for further Local Attractions, and read the document filled with useful information which we will email to you at time of reservation confirmation.
Is the tap water drinkable? Our tested well water is drinkable or you can bring your own drinking water.
Are pets allowed? Pets are allowed. Only dogs are allowed. There is charge of $20 for one dog per cottage.
Can I bring my boat? Certainly, we have dockage which should accommodate most boats up to a maximum of 16-18 feet. Boat dockage is free and at the owner's risk. A boat launching ramp and gas is located nearby at Iroquois Municipal Marina on the road leading to the Seaway Lock Ship Passage Outlook.
Are you cyclist friendly? Yes, we have a safe place to store your cycle as well as tools for making repairs. Breakfast food can be provided on request.