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Directions for Getting Here

Directions From Toronto - Follow Hwy 401 East to Cobourg (2nd Exit): Exit 474B






Turn left on Halstead Road. After this turn you will see Cedar Bay Resort and Island Spirits Ferry signs, (green & white) follow the signs all the way in to Cedar Bay Resort.


Directions without signs: After turn onto Halstead Road, left at stop sign onto 4th line, right turn on Campbell Road, left on 5th line, right on Cook Road, left onto Robins Road, left onto Rolling Banks Road, (NOW SLOW DOWN EVERYONE MISSES THIS NEXT RIGHT TURN AND THE 9-1-1 NUMBER 1A, SLOW DOWN OR YOU WILL MISS THE 1A SIGN and waste a lot of time turning around) **


Pass 3 houses on your right, see 911 sign 1A,CONSTRUCTION ORANGE REFLECTIVE CONE, Cedar Bay Resort sign turn right, drive into ferry (SPIRIT OF THE LOON) area.


NOTE: you MAY see a lot of vehicles parked on the left side of road in a grass parking lot , do NOT park there yet; that is where a crew member will park you when you are done unloading all of your stuff onto ferry!


Remember this is a PEOPLE ferry ONLY, NO vehicles on ferry.


** NOTE: If you are checking into Log House, when you get to 1A turn left, see 3A and turn left into Log House

** NOTE: For Vintage Village, for vintage trailer rentals see 3A turn left, see big tree with all the vintage trailer signs and follow the signs.

Captain TJ


Trudy Jo Chernuck

905-373-8448 call or text





Cedar Bay Resort

86 Rolling Banks Road 1A, Roseneath, ON   Canada K0K 2X0

Once Your Reservation is confirmed you need to provide a minimum 50% Deposit to Hold Your Reservation for camping, cabin or cottage rental


How to Make an e-transfer Deposit

1. Log on to your Internet online Banking,

also called Interac E- Transfer or EMT (email money transfer)

2. Send deposit (minimum 50%) to hickgrass@hotmail.com in the message please indicate deposit for "your name" "date"

3. Use the password that Captain TJ provided you. If in doubt, text or email to verify password.







The stars aligned for us that day because it didn’t take long to find an island retreat that was only a couple of hours away. The cherry on top… the island is full of roaming animals. This HAD to be too good to be true! I called right away and booked us in for that night in the sunset eco-cabin. We set off on our road trip to Rice Lake, enjoying the views of the beautiful Canadian countryside. . . . .

The trip was so good we came back the next week for 2 more nights! We haven’t had a chance to get back yet but would love to this year to see the animals that have joined the island and to see how it has changed. If you love nature  and animals like we do, please take a trip here, I know you will love it as much as we did!


~ Hope Falla - Feb 2018


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4 Girls and a herd of sheep! Only way to describe the time we spent here on Grasshopper Island. Thank you so much TJ for having us as your guests. The highlight of our trip included kayaking, hiking, s'mores, star gazing, badminton, volleyball, checkers, Taboo, Monopoly, stories by the campfire, and of course the bond we shared with the sheep!


We'll definitely be back with more food to feed the sheep and hopefully see the chickens and pigs. We learned how to BBQ, kayak, and start a campfire all in under two days (with a little bit of help from the guys to help kick start the grill). This was the perfect way to start our summer.


~ Toni and family, Toronto



What a time it has been out on this wonderful island. How exciting to have the “bah” of the sheep wake you up! ( In a good way). Sitting in front of our very own personal fire- the blaze rising high – singing along with the guitar and indulging in smores was great. It was fabulous to be able to relax and simply take in the sounds and smell of nature. We will be back!


~ C and J










Island Spirits was the best vacation we have ever taken! We came to relax and have fun! We got to do plenty of both! We stayed in the log cabin and it was beautiful and comfortable. We spent our days down at the lake, fishing, canoeing & kayaking! Many firsts for us and our children. We went to the island to visit for the day, we had such a great time on Grasshopper Island that we went back a second day! The island has lots of hiking trails, animals and great swimming spots! Remember to take compost for the piggies! Give the goats a snuggle and some leaves (they love them!) TJ we had an amazing time, enjoyed everything Island Spirits has to offer. Thank you for everything! We hope to see you again next summer!


Sabryna, Marcella, Jeremy, Elizabeth & Christine - Aug 2016



Trudy Jo, you have done an amazing job with the island – I love your forward thinking, you are tomorrow today. The sempiternal gifts we take home give reason to pause with gratitude for the beauty of our country.


~ Pati



We have all had a wonderful time. So great to relax and enjoy the simple things – a swim, a play, a canoe, a conversation with the sheep, it's also been so lovely to see our kids get grubby, breathe the fresh air and wonder at the caterpillars. I enjoyed the quality “me time” under your fabulous solar shower too!


~ The P. Family, Australia



What a wonderful (oil) painting location!


~ Dave and Barb, Cobourg, Ontario



Thank you for providing us such a peaceful, quiet location from the busy life of Toronto. Amazing! This spot provides, what we really need: peacefulness, just with ourselves, tranquillity, wilderness, total rest from civilization! Tons of walking, fishing, sitting at the fire, long conversations, communication with the family. I am so glad that in this world we can still find such a place we can be totally alone with nature. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Bravo for thinking this way!!! We will definitely be back in the near future!


~ Uri, Katia and David, Toronto








Words can’t describe how happy I am that we stumbled upon you (Island Spirits, Rice Lake) at the GREEN LIVING SHOW. We weren’t really looking for anything in particular, just a bunch of people with a love for the planet and a whole lot of interesting ideas. But then out of pure luck we found you, with your love of the earth and your island of opportunity, when I think about it now you also found us. You opened up your world and shared with us something that NO Caribbean cruise or Hawaiian beach could ever offer. And now all that’s left to say is Thank You. Thank You for slowing us down from the fast moving reality of T.O. and allowing us to embrace the true beauties of nature and family.


These past 10 days have been full of memories, with a new board game every night and full-filled days with ‘capture the life jacket’ and ‘hide and go seek team tag’ in the dark and delicious home-cooked meals like gourmet fish ‘n’ chips, homemade pizza, grilled cheese, baked potatoes, pancakes and delicious scones straight from the BREAD OVEN.


Lest we forget our kayaking adventures, our amazing time jumping off GOLDEN GAL and all the time dedicated to the animals who love us as much as we love them and our favourite chicken who has grown so close to us and become part of the family.


The cabin was above and beyond our expectation of a log cabin and had its own eco – friendly traits and cozy family atmosphere we loved being in it. Going home is the hardest part, but we’ll never forget the memories and the home we have here.


Written by: Dakota Cherry (13), Julia (12), Savanna (10 in 3 days), Austin (age 10), Len (father), Mike (father), Jasmine 12) and Cameron (7)


Thank you Trudy Jo for the wonderful experience at the eco-loft. It was one of the most memorable weekends. The view, the stars, the water, the fish, the sheep, its all perfect. Thanks for the wonderful weekend.


~ E and J



Cell. 905.373.8448