Elm Island is nestled on Georgian Bay off of the northern tip of Wikwemikong and is only minutes from the Tourist port of Killarney. We are situated a short five minutes from the public launch at Prairie Point and are surrounded by shallows and shoals, so you are always protected by Islands and always near shore. Enjoy the serenity and natural beauty as the majestic bald eagle makes his nesting grounds on the adjacent Island and is often seen fishing the shallows. The surrounding Islands make for great exploration as many of the Islands remain uninhabited and leave behind plenty of artifacts from the fur-trade era.
Our Exclusive Private Island Cottage is ideal for family vacations or small groups. Gishtenhs Place is more than a cottage it’s an Island experience that embraces nature, family and culture to provide life long memories. Summer vacations at Gishtenhs Place are filled with mornings with the loons, afternoons in the sun and evenings by the fire.
The seclusion of island living also means self sufficiency. We operate on generator and battery power and retrieve water from the lake. The Island is equipped with a beautiful 8 x 8 detached bathroom complete with odourless composting flush toilet. The shower house offers instant hot water via our heated propane shower unit. (eco-friendly soaps provided) All of our guest’s receive fresh drinking water via two 5 gallon water tanks that can be re-filled when needed. Please note that we provide waste and recyclable pick up every two (2) days. Cell phone service is available on the island.
| Cottage Features:
- Clean, comfortable fully furnished 2bdrm. loft
- 2 double beds, 2 Singles, Futon and Air Mattress
- Linens, towels, dishes and cooking utensils
- Large deck
- Propane fridge and stove
- Electric water cooler and spare tank
- Two way radio
- CD player
- Board games
- How to Books
- Maps and Navigational Charts
- Panoramic Vistas
- 14’- 20hp aluminum boat and Personal Floatation Devices
- Tent and camping area
- Gazebo for outdoor dining
- Limestone fire-pit
- Horseshoe Pit
- Maze of trails throughout Island
- Fishing rods and tackle
- Boat docking
Cottage Shuttle Service
Our cottage shuttle provides scheduled pick up and drop off at the Cottage. Please note that the cottage shuttle runs two times per day (pick up and drop off) between 9am-10pm. Later shuttles can be arranged if required. This is a paid service and can be arranged for an additional $30 per day. Please note that shuttle to check in and check out is inclusive in cottage rental rate.
Killarney Shuttle Service
The Killarney shuttle operates daily upon reservation with departures from Prairie Point and Killarney. Our shuttle can provide transportation for a maximum of 5 passengers to locations on Manitoulin including; Wikwemikong, Little Current, Swift Current, Manitowaning and Sheguindah. We also provide transportation to Collins Inlet, Baie Finne and Frazer Bay locations.
Ask about our POW-WOW TRAIL SHUTTLE
*Please note that the boat shuttle service requires 48hr advance booking.
We encourage our guests to bring there own boat as we have plenty of docking area and utilize the public launch at Prairie Point. If you’re an avid angler who is looking to land the “big one”, our cottage is only minutes from the best pike, small mouth bass, rainbow trout and musky fishing on Manitoulin Island.
Boaters can enjoy the world famous Killarney fish n chips by taking the short 15 min ride through some of Georgian Bay’s most breathtaking scenery. We provide detailed maps and navigational charts so exploring is made easy
Gishtenhs Place is surrounded by great fishing that can be easily accessed by canoe or boat. Families can nestle in the sand, swim or soak in summer rays at Kings Bay or enjoy the day by taking a nature hike through the rugged trails of Wikwemikong.
If golf is your passion take the challenge at Rainbow Ridge Golf Course, Manitoulin’s only 18-hole golf course. *Ask about our stay and play packages.
Arts and Culture
Throughout the summer months Wikwemikong is filled with events such as the traditional pow-wow (June), annual Cultural Festival (August), and original theatre as preformed by Debajehmujig Theatre Group. World renowned artists complete your Wikwemikong experience with an infusion of original Anishnaabek pieces that can be viewed at their local galleries. Wikwemikong.ca