Food is a seriously important ingredient in any successful sporting camp. Frances and Judy prepare three fine meals each day - breakfast at 7:00 am, a shore lunch to order for each guest, and dinner at 7:00 pm. Their meals are well-planned, hearty and ample - almost like having Thanksgiving dinner each evening. Smells of baking bread and steaming coffee begin each morning in the cook lodge. Have your first cup near the fire, then sit down to old-fashioned breakfasts, energy for the day’s work.
(Note: We can accommodate most any type of special dietary needs. Contact us for details.)
As you see above right, TRL has a series of private guest cabins; one four-person cabin with two private bedrooms and two private bathrooms; three two-person cabins, each with a private bathroom, bedroom and a sitting room with refrigerator and wood stove. They are largely built from traditional native materials - log rafters and paneled walls – and exude the warmth and mood of time-honored sporting camps. Each cabin is comfortable and tight against insect intrusion. Boardwalks connect all of the cabins to the cook lodge, the docks and to each other. Without exception, our accommodations have exceeded all of our visitors' expectations.
Down river, our 5th Rapids Outpost Camp (above left) is built to the exact style and quality of the cabins in our main camps. This camp affords anglers the opportunity to spend a couple of days and the night in between fishing the very productive mid section of the river, namely rapids 3 through 8.
In honor of the trappers of the past centuries, we have given the name "Tilt" to the hand-hewn log sitting room just off the cook lodge (see image top of page, left). Many hardy early Europeans trapped "The Labrador" for its wealth of valuable furs. Along their traplines, about a days run apart, these trappers constructed small lean-tos in which they found refuge from frigid night weather, typically with their canine companions. Trappers called these pitch-roofed, spruce refuges "tilts". Here they also stored their harvested furs awaiting their return run back to the Hudson's Bay Trading Post.
Our Tilt, with its stone Rumford fireplace and comfortable seating, is a sweet spot for after-dinner drinks and lingering conversations with new and old friends. On one wall is a fully-stocked tying bench where trout temptations are conjured and spun. Adjacent to the Tilt is the front porch, another magical place to end a fair day with a cold beverage and perhaps a cigar. And enjoy the peace of rise rings on the lake and the loon's call.