View of the Willow Bank cottage from the edge of the water in front of the cottage.
The view looking due south from the front deck overlooking the lawn and waterfront in 2016.
View from the deck of the waterfront showing two kayaks and a paddle-boat on the sandy shoreline 2015
The first view of cottage as guests approach it after exiting their cars
There are always plenty of flowers to brighten the exterior of the cottage.
The Willow Bank sign by the rear entrance welcomes visitors to the cottage.
The covered back porch is a nice place to sit in the shade and relax.
The clean and tidy kitchen is well equipped with good appliances and stainless steel pots and pans.
The kitchen is light and bright and located just a few steps from the dining room.
A comfortable king-sized bed is placed in the large master bedroom. There is a walkout from here to a private balcony overlooking the waterfront.
The second bedroom located on the top floor in the main cottage is furnished with a comfortable queen-sized bed.
The spacious main bathroom on the upper level was completely remodeled and features a deep re-glazed bath tub
The bathroom also features a glassed-door shower stall.
Newly constructed in 2017 a three-piece washroom located on the lower level adjacent to the Entertainment Room
A state of the water system is located in the laundry room. It features a charcoal filter, a water softener and an ultra-violet purification system that ensures good clean drinking water.
The dining room table easily expands to allow 8 people to dine comfortably.
Comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated living room overlooks front deck and waterfront.
Entertainment room located on the lower level is a wonderful place to spend time in the evening or during inclement weather.
The large elevated deck at the front of the cottage was completely updated during the spring of 2014. It now has PVC decking and aluminum and glass railings.
Dining outdoors on the front deck is a wonderful way of enjoying time together with family and friends.
Relax, sit back and enjoy the spectacular view through the new glass railing
A view of the cozy one bedroom Guest Cabin. It is located just a few steps from the main cottage.
View of the inside the guest cabin. It's light and bright space that is well furnished.
The Guest Cabin is ideal for older children, maybe a second couple or for grand parents wanting a private sleeping space.
A view toward the back of the Willow Bank in the evening.
This is a place to sit and and relax next to the water. It's fun to watch and listen to the sights and sounds of the cottage.
There are two kayaks for guests to use while staying at the cottage.
It's fun to paddle the kayaks around the area
The view from the front deck showing the water level during the spring of 2017
The waterfront features a sandy apron leading to shallow water that is about 3 or 4 feet deep. The perfect and safe place for young children.
View looking south down the sheltered bay of Lake Huron from the second floor balcony.
Large front lawn leads to sandy apron that edges the lake water in front of the cottage.
The view of the Willow Bank on a misty morning showing it's location among the cedar trees
Spring 2013 looking toward the south from the front deck in the early morning.
The view looking north east showing the fire-pit, benches and the nearby forest.
View of the cottage tucked back into the trees and a large flat lawn at the front of the cottage.
Showing the water edge on the far side of the bay looking toward the south-west
One of the many hidden trails that allow guests to wander through the woods near the cottage.
Going for a hike in the nearby woods can be fun and exciting.
The light from the morning sunrise adds a golden glow to the view from the front deck.
Another example of the everchanging view from the front deck.
As the sun sets and day-light fades, the sky turns from blue to red.
The view of the shoreline fire-pit showing the benches. Complimentary fire-wood is provided.
A fire in the shoreline fire-pit on the night of Supermoon in May 2012.
Most children enjoy roasting marshmallows or a hot dog around an open camp-fire.
Watching the rising moon while sitting around the camp-fire can be a romantic way to spend an evening at the cottage.
The amazing night sky overhead at the Willow Bank showing the Milky Way. Photo by Catchlight Photography
Singing Sands beach on Lake Huron is a five minute drive from the cottage. This is a wonderful place to spend time.
The Visitor's Centre at the Bruce Peninsula National Park is well worth a visit by our guests.
Observation tower at the Visitor's Centre over looks the beautiful Northern Bruce Peninsula and Georgian Bay.
The view from the top of the observation tower is spectacular in all directions.
The Canadian flag flies proudly a top the observation tower at the National Park visitor's centre.
The Chi Cheemaun car ferry sails between Tobermory and South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island.
The view of Tobermory in the evening from the deck of the Chi Cheemaun as it sails into Tobermory after the sunset cruise.
There are many lighthouses in various locations on the Northern Bruce Peninsula.
The rugged shoreline of Georgian Bay is just a 10 minute drive from the Willow Bank cottage.
The Grotto on Georgian Bay in the Bruce Peninsula National Park is one of the favorite destination for visitors to the cottage.
One of the many hidden swales located a short walk from the cottage.
In the fall, the colours of the coniferous trees change from green to gold.
It can be fun to go for a hike in the woods anytime of year. This picture was taken during the changing season between fall and winter.
The Northern Bruce Peninsula is the place for an incredible late day light in the early fall.
Watching the setting sun from the lake Huron shoreline can be a wonderful way to end the day.
Watching birds at the many feeders is relaxing
A Downy Woodpecker can be a regular visitor to the feeders
The Goldfinch is a frequent visitor to the bird feeder. This one is a male. This picture was taken by a guest staying at the cottage. Its a beautiful photo graph. It was rated the best picture submitted that year.
There are a number of bird-feeders that attract hummingbirds to the front deck.
Blue Jay- one of the many species of birds that drop by the feeders. This is a great place to practice taking photos of birds with your camera.
This Common Grackle does not appear to enjoy having his picture taken.
This is a flying squirrel. They can be regular visitors at the bird-feeders in the evening.
In the Spring of 2014, a hen turkey became a regular visitor around the Willow Bank. Bring your camera and take a moment to capture images of the wild-life that call this area home.
Red squirrels can be fun to watch and photograph.
White-tail deer are often seen near the cottage during the winter and early spring
A doe and her fawn with the guest cabin in the background
Deer that come to the edge of the road in the spring become much more elusive during the summer and fall.
A picture of a doe and a fawn taken by a trail camera I have set up in the woods a short drive from the Willow Bank cottage.
One of the many Varying Hares that hang around the property eating the grass at the back of the cottage.
A pair of Mallards seem to be looking for a nesting site setting near the back lawn.
Some nights you might be fortunate to hear the distant howling and yelps of a pack of coyotes as you enjoy a camp-fire.
There are a wide variety of wild-flowers and something always seems to be in bloom at all times
Indian Paintbrush- seemingly always in bloom on the shore-line in front of the cottage.
Lakeside at the Willow Bank with a fog rolling in.