Happy Landing Lodge & Restaurant
SAfter 13 years we are ready to pass our resort on to the
next outdoor lovers who will enjoy living in the midst of nature,
right on a beautiful lake (110 acres with 2000 feet of shoreline).
For those who are happy to leave behind the city life and are not
afraid of hard work, we offer these four seasons:
Spring ~ Time to prepare the resort for the tourist season.Plenty of
work to do everywhere. A lot of cleaning, painting, minor
renovations and repairs. Plenty of grass to mow and in the midst of
all that, plenty of wood to be cut for the next winter and for the
tourists (we have oil heating, however we still use a fireplace for
ambiance and to save on oil costs).
Summer ~ The campers have arrived and need to be looked after. They
require a good deal of patience and good customer service skills.
Yes they can be demanding but if their expectations are met they
will leave enough money for us to get through to the next season. An
annual picnic organized by the local Trout Lake residents
association at our resort, is the peak of the season. The season
winds down from there.
Fall ~ There is nothing more beautiful in our region then fall.
Indescribable colours, a lot less work and the free time to head out
to the movies (Sudbury is 50 minutes away) or go mushroom picking in
the forest. Fishing is only a hundred feet from our front steps...
just walk out and start casting. There are also two golf courses
within a ten minute car ride. Thanksgiving weekend finishes off the
season with a big dinner for guests, family and friends.
Winter ~ The first ten years we spent the winter here. Pristine
white snow, snowmobiling, ice fishing and time for relaxation with a
good book. For the last three years we have shut the lodge down and
headed south to Florida. With age, we have developed a desire for
sunshine, warmth and time to spend with our grandson.
So, sell your home and buy Happy Landing Lodge without a mortgage.
This business will sustain you without a problem. Don't count on big
money, count on a 180 degree lifestyle change. Count on adventure
and a lot of work during the short season, especially if you decide
(the way we have) to run the restaurant ourselves. The restaurant is
not a huge source of income, however the tax write-offs associated
are very worthwhile. For example, 75% of the costs associated with
our vehicle can be written off. The same goes for land line, cell,
hydro and internet at 95%, property tax and insurance 85% and
My advice is to buy either a small or a large business of this type.
If you buy a medium sized Lodge, you will need to hire 4-5 people to
run such an enterprise and the wages will cost you most of your
profit. Our resort is run by two persons full time (ourselves) as
well as two part time employees in the tourist season. So, give it
some thought. Do you want to live and work surrounded by the
pristine beauty of the French River? If you answered YES and have $
849 000 then give us a call and we will set up a meeting. We are
selling the resort privately, however agents are most welcome
(especially if they have serious buyers who know what they want). We
offer a life in the forest, far away from the noise and congestion
of the city. If this sounds like something you are searching for,
your search may well be over.
For more info please go to our website:
Or call: 1 705 898 2994
For viewing appointment is necessary.
Private sale - agents welcome.