About Us




Formerly run as Carson Lake Cottage Resort Villa, we have been serving visitors to the Barry's Bay area for over 6 years. From 2008 through 2012, all our cottages have undergone an extensive renovation to enhance the classic cottage look and feel with a few more modern conveniences and a touch of class. Our goal is to blend the rustic elegance of the outdoors with a few luxuries to help you relax and unwind.

The cottages are strategically located near the quaint cottage town of Barry's Bay just outside of Algonquin Park. Our close proximity to the town allows you to experience the outdoors, while being able to visit a bustling little cottage town with unique shops and all the necessary amenities.

For the outdoor enthusiast, there are few places in the country that can rival the variety and beauty of the Madawaska Valley. From fall colours to canoe routes, white water rafting and great fishing, the area is very popular during the spring, summer and fall months with cottagers, and vacationers alike. Winter enthusiasts can partake in downhill skiing, endless snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing or simply relax in the new hot tubs that rest on the decks overlooking the gorgeous lake. No matter what season you come, the surrounding woodlands, rivers and lakes are alive with a wide variety of wildlife.

Barry's Bay Cottages will captivate your imagination. Each cottage feels like your own private retreat, while the resort facilities offer the tools to enjoy this recreational playground. Come experience the call of nature at Barry's Bay Cottages.

New Owners


Barry's Bay Cottages are being operated more as a cottage retreat than a resort by new owners who love to visit and explore the area. The same group owns and operates one of Algonquin Park's best known outfitters, Algonquin Bound; and is part owners of Canada's top selling outdoor guidebook series the Backroad Mapbooks. Needless to say, when you come to Barry's Bay Cottages, you are in good hands.

If you have any questions about us or the resort, please feel free to contact us by e-mail. Our address is info@barrysbaycottages.com.

Resort Manager


Although we are a self catering resort, help is always close at hand. You will often see our friendly on-site Manager Geoff about the property checking on hot tubs, boats and taking care of property maintenance. Geoff will be happy to help you in a timely manner if a problem arises or if you would like more information on something during your stay. He can also help you with what the fish are biting on, where to access the local trails and much, much more.