About Balsam Resort

A fine quality housekeeping resort on Balsam Lake.

"...but its really the scent of the tall pines and the sunsets that we miss the most."

"The new waterfront studio apartments are just super ... can we reserve one to come back in October for the fall colours?"

"...and next summer we'll need two places - Susan and Robert just told us we would be grandparents in the spring!"

"The kids have always said 'summer doesn't start till we've had a swim in Balsam Lake ... and they are right, you know."

Guest couples and families have been saying nice things about Balsam Resort for a long time - some for as long as three generations! And, although we are always pleased to receive compliments, we really can't take credit for the remarkable natural setting, the gentle sand beach, the clear, clean lake, the tall pines and some of the most gorgeous sunsets - anywhere! We are the fortunate custodians of this.

We do however take credit for adding the amenities you see before you, amenities that make it possible to experience and enjoy this natural phenomena in a high degree of comfort, and convenience.


Relax ...  Do Nothing...  Or indulge yourself...

... in whatever it is you want to do. At Balsam Resort YOU set the pace. All accommodations are completely equipped and self-catering, meaning no regimentation and no dinner bells.

This is just the place for a quiet read ... but if a little more activity is in order, shuffleboard, horseshoes, badminton and a variety of lawn games are available. Indoor recreations include table tennis, bumper pool, darts, pinball and video games. At the waterfront, a slide, a float and a super sandy beach are the main attractions. Windsurfers, open motorboats and a sailboat are available for rental, while a canoe and paddleboat are provided. But if all this is too much, our "lending library" might yield an unread treasure!

Balsam Resort is located on a most beautiful outlook to Balsam Lake and the Trent Waterway. The choice of accommodations includes Studio and One Bedroom Apartments, Two Bedroom Resort Townhouses and Three Bedroom Chalets - all very contemporary and all with sweeping lakeside and beach views. All accommodations have patios or balconies with outdoor furniture.

Other diversions? Balsam Lake is well known for its Pickerel (Walleye), Bass and Muskelunge fishing. Three golf courses are nearby. Shopping, particularly for quality craft goods and antiques, is excellent. Water and air tours are available for pickup at the resort, and ski boats are available for rental nearby.

Dining - out or in. Convenience shopping is available adjacent to the resort; within a short drive there is a wide variety of restaurants, shops and stores that can supply all your holiday needs.