Private lakefront cottage facing south; sandy beach, dock, large deck, AC, 1 full bathroom, full kitchen, gas BBQ, screen porch on water's edge, kayak, SUP. Grass lawn, gentle slope, parking on property. Excellent fishing for walleye, northern, perch. Good windsurfing location. Cell phone tower (Shaw/MTS/Bell) 1/2 mile away. Sat TV, DVD. Ceiling fans in each room - cottage is well shaded by poplar and birch. Beautiful water views from 8X6 LR picture window, deck and dock! 1 king, 1 queen and 1 dbl bed. Woodburning stove and electric heat. 950 sq. ft. Stores, gas, liquor, restaurant, DVD rentals, fishing lic/minnows nearby. 18-hole championship golf: Granite Hills (1.2 hr.), Pinawa (1 hr.) Falcon Beach (45 min.). Northern lights are a memorable sight in this dark region where little light pollution interferes with the spectacle!
The staging area for five hiking trails is adjacent to Moon Over Jessica, off PR 307. These multi-looped trails through Precambrian Shield country offer an array of hiking experiences. Jessica Lake to Rainbow Falls, 8 km; allow three and a half hours. Loop A, 1.3 km; allow 45 min. Loop B, 1.5 km; allow 45 min. Loop C, 3.5 km; allow one and a half hours. All distances are return.
Astronomical dates to watch for: Meteor showers May-August (sit on the dock and look to the north, east & south). Vivid Northern Lights often visible from July on. Supermoon, August 10, 2014.
The cottage is just north of the 50th latitude. (We often shout, "North of 50!" as we cross the line into the northland. You'll see a small white sign in the east - right - ditch, just before you reach Jessica.) Other North of 50 landmarks: Frankfurt airport; Cornwall, England; Cape Flattery - the westernmost point of the contiguous USA;
While we don't have an internet connection or wifi, Rogers cell users can use their iphone or Galaxy for a hot spot and connect thru that. There is excellent Rogers connectivity but no Telus service.
We spent 4 very comfortable October nights at Moon Over Jessica. The cottage is homey, and the location is lovely. Hiking, paddling, stargazing, bonfires....the idyllic Whiteshell was at our doorstep. Mitch was a friendly host and prompt in answering our emails. We'll certainly return!
Sincere thanks to Mitch for hosting us in his lovely cabin on Jessica Lake in Manitoba's beautiful Whiteshell Provincial Park.
A perfect blend of the wilderness experience with all of the comforts of home.
A clean, comfy cottage. Great water access. And all kinds of wilderness adventures right on the doorstep.
Our family loved it and we are already planning our return!
You are welcome and we look forward to seeing you again - digitally maybe more than literally - @ Jessica. We're working with our new caretakers, Sean & Kelly, (part of the family friends from a couple of cottages down) to make the whole process even better. Things like a key lock-box, optional bedding (with a small cleaning fee) and a few other "pro hospitality" features might be part of that. But not too much - don't wanna lose the whole rustic&unique appeal of the place :-) Jan + Mitch.
This place is beautiful! GREAT location. Wonderful scenery. Campfires at the lakeside under the stars was our favorite part. We were all comfortable and had a great time! Mitch was great and did everything he could to make sure we had a good time. He answered my millions of questions willingly. We will be going back. Would love to make this a yearly trip or more!
The cabin was AMAZING!! Right on the water with every amenity you could ever hope for. Slept 6 adults VERY comfortably. Extremely well kept property. The owners were so attentive and responsive to my millions of questions and they were probably the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with!! I strongly suggest Moon over Jessica for anyone - and the price couldn't be beat!!!
We spent a couple of nights last week at the Moon Over Jessica. We took the cottage to host our friends visiting from the US. It was a great experience for all of us... to hear the chirping of the birds and watch a gorgeous sunrise over the lake. I liked all the detailed instructions left to make it easy for the guests; particularly liked the instructions on saving water...:-)
Fabien’s parents and nephew visited us from France, and we wanted to show them how beautiful Manitoba could be. We stayed 1 weekend at Mitch’s cabin and we could not find a better place! The cabin was lovely and clean, with a gorgeous view on the lake and trails starting just beside. Even greater than we expected!
Mitch and his nephew kindly answered all our questions. Although we did not meet them in person, they were really present and helpful, and provided us with lots of useful information and good tips. Thanks to Mitch’s advice, we had the opportunity to see many animals on our hiking trail, including a grey owl. Fabien’s family will remember this forever! I would definitely recommend staying at Mitch’s place, and would be more than happy to go there again myself! Merci Mitch pour cette fabuleuse expérience !
It was an awesome time at the small cottage, it´s completely in the nature and you are on your own. The organisation was uncomplicated, Mitch explained everything very well! We were three people but six is also no problem! We´ll come back!