Dobson's Dam
- 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in Chesley, ON

Bruce Peninsula-Lake Huron | North Saugeen River: Waterfront

  • Exterior from River

    Exterior from River

  • The Dam

    The Dam

  • Waterfront near Cottage

    Waterfront near Cottage

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • Lower Bedroom

    Lower Bedroom

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Lower Bathroom

    Lower Bathroom

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • View Across River on top of Dam

    View Across River on top of Dam

  • Private Walking Trail

    Private Walking Trail

  • Exterior

    Exterior

  • Dining Area, Kitchen

    Dining Area, Kitchen

  • Lower Bedroom

    Lower Bedroom

  • Path to Walking Trails and Waterfront

    Path to Walking Trails and Waterfront

  • Side Patio

    Side Patio

  • Exterior, River Above the Dam

    Exterior, River Above the Dam

  • River Lookout on Private Trail

    River Lookout on Private Trail

  • View from the Lookout

    View from the Lookout

  • Exterior in Winter

    Exterior in Winter

  • Winter View from the Trails

    Winter View from the Trails

  • River in Winter

    River in Winter

  • Dam in Winter

    Dam in Winter

  • Snowshoeing on your own Trails

    Snowshoeing on your own Trails

  • Coffee by the Fireplace

    Coffee by the Fireplace

Availability and Booking

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Please note that this property books Sunday-Sunday only during high season

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Beautiful, relaxing, breath taking views

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By: Trip Date: 09/26/2021

This was our second year renting the cottage. My family and I stayed longer this year. We didn’t want to leave. The cottage came with everything you needed and more. Beautiful scenery and walking trails. The river was nice to canoe and rowboat. So quiet. The waterfalls are so amazing. Thank you to Barb and Al .
A piece of heaven on earth.

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By: Trip Date: 08/29/2021

So calm. So peaceful. The sounds of the waterfall ever present. Hours of trails to walk and river to kayak. A nature lovers paradise. Look for deer, wild turkeys, quail, heron, etc.
Great place to stay

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By: Trip Date: 08/15/2021

Dobson’s Dam – The Dam Cottage – was a delight. We were so happy with the place we have already secured our week for next year. The property is amazing, with 6-7 kms. of walking/ATV trails all around the river, providing lots of opportunity for leisurely walks and photo ops. The river runs right by the cottage and is great for soaking in on hot days. The area of the river by the cottage is shallow, but a quick walk along the driveway takes you above the dam and the deeper river for paddle boating, kayaking, canoeing or rowing. There is also a lovely fire pit, with chairs waiting for you. There was a generous supply of firewood also. The cottage itself was spacious and nicely decorated. The kitchen has everything you need. Lots of utensils, pots, pans, cups and glasses. There is a dining room area that can seat many people. The beds in all three bedrooms were very comfortable. The 4 piece bath, and 3 piece bath on the lower level, worked well for our family. The surrounding deck gives you another area to hang out, while the patio area below the deck is a cool retreat on a hot and sunny day. Our favourite place to be though was sitting by the river, listening to the water flowing over the dam. Our dogs enjoyed it too.
Family Day 2019

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By: Trip Date: 02/15/2019

We rented this property for family day, 2019. Kitchen was well equipped for everything we needed. The surrounding river hike was fabulous. We would definitely go again.
A Perfect Experience

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By: Trip Date: 10/03/2018

Our family loved staying at this cottage. It’s great for people who love to go out on a pond in little boats or walk in peaceful woods. The cabin is great, very comfortable and well appointed (including the kitchen) and the heat works quite well also. Really the whole experience was perfect. We all slept very well because of the sound of the water rushing over the dam. I did go to the Chesley Grocery Store, it has everything you might need and there is also a hardware store and other necessities in town. I’d like to recommend also the Williamsford Mill nearby. The food and coffee are very good and there are many thousands of used books to browse.
Amazing Location

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By: Trip Date: 07/02/2016

We had wonderful time at the cottage, the location is amazing 🙂
Great Place to Stay

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By: Trip Date: 09/21/2018

Great place to stay. Pictures do not do it justice. Perfect for family getaway’s, or even a quiet weekend away from it all. The hosts are fantastic and make you feel right at home.
Want to come back again? Yessss!!!

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By: Trip Date: 06/08/2018

Remote absolutely. Quite yes. Peaceful ooh yeah. Want to come again. Yesss!!! My family of 6 had an absolute perfect summer vacation. Canoes, kayaks, tubes are great for back yard adventurers. No doubt this is a great way to experience Canada in the purest of form.
Some Good Memories Made

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By: Trip Date: 10/06/2017

The cottage is right at the end of the lane, and sits on a huge piece of property. The North Saugeen river runs alongside the property, with a small dam about 50 metres from the cottage. The driveway extends up to the dam, so launching kayaks, canoes, etc on the “lake” side of the dam is easy, with easily accessible dock. There are quad trails all around the lake and farmland, making for easy walking trails. The cottage itself has spacious living areas up and down, and a well-equipped kitchen (well-equipped meaning lots of cutlery, cooking pots/pans/griddle, and even some helpful spices) There are two bedrooms up, one with a double, and the other with a double-bunk on the bottom, twin on the top. One 4-piece bathroom available upstairs. Downstairs is a spacious master bedroom with a nearby 3-piece bathroom as well. There is a family room downstairs too – so plenty of space for 4 to 6 guests. We had 4, and it worked really well. The mattresses are a bit firmer, so some of us were fine, some had hoped for softer ones – that’s a matter of preference. There is a large deck on 3 sides of the cottage with a bbq available. This was a great getaway, with lots of privacy (no neighbours within sight, well-treed lot) plenty of amenities, and great access to the river for water activities. This was a thanksgiving getaway, so no wading in the river for us, but there is a nice staircase down to the water, to a small sheltered pool, which I bet would be great for cooling off on hot summer days. There is also a nice firepit that we enjoyed with some firewood provided. You don’t need to bring any chairs for the deck or the firepit, there’s plenty there for 6 guests. Thanks for the getaway – some good memories made.
Comfortable, Private Riverside Cottage

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By: Trip Date: 02/14/2020

My husband and I stayed at Dobson’s Dam last Family Day weekend, and really enjoyed it. We like privacy, and the cottage is nicely located on lots of private land not close to neighbours. The cottage is comfortable, and well equipped. We really enjoyed exploring the private trails on the property on snowshoe, going snowmobiling (right from the cottage property), and just relaxing and enjoying some down time. The cottage is far from the usual cottage route, so there’s no need to worry about getting caught in long weekend traffic either.
Manager Response
Thank you for the review and we're so glad you enjoyed the comfort and privacy. It's a great spot at any time of the year!
Really getting away from it all

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By: Trip Date: 09/08/2014

We were looking for a spot to completely relax and be on our own for a week. This cottage is very private and peaceful. Enjoyed canoeing down the river and the water above the dam was still warm enough for a swim. The best thing of all was the trail network running through the property – great for daily walks and photo opportunities. The cottage itself is cosy and well equipped for guests.
Manager Response
So glad you enjoyed your stay. It really does have everything for the outdoor lover.

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