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A serene & safe vacation spot in the COVID-19 era

Our cottages provide plenty of social distance and privacy! We are doing extra cleaning and disinfecting prior to guests’ arrival. For more information on visiting us safely, please call: (708) 310-9152.

Welcome to Camp Blue Canoe

Formerly known as Lakeside Melodies, this idyllic property is under new management! We are currently renovating the buildings to make them more charming and cozy than ever. Choose from seven rustic cottages, all with at least two bedrooms, in a serene natural setting. Camp Blue Canoe is on a semi-private lake perfect for swimming, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. Nestled amid rolling hills with a picturesque creek cutting through the property, Camp Blue Canoe offers simplicity at its best. And convenient shopping and abundant local attractions are just a short drive away.

  • Water sports galore – Fishing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming. The area has many lakes and rivers to discover. Not one moment of boredom at Blue Canoe!
  • Kids have a blast! – They can play in the water, on our sandy beach, run around on our spacious grassy fields and have fun at the playground.
  • Spacious, socially distant layout with freedom to roam – Our resort spans more than 13 acres of land, including wooded areas, grassy expanses, the lakefront beach, and a picturesque creek. 
  • A nature lover’s paradise – Little Pleasant Lake and all the lakes surrounding us are wonderful places for bird watching and enjoying the outdoor setting. The area is also great for biking and hiking.
  • Bring your camera – Sometimes deer and other animals visit the property! You’re sure to make many wonderful memories and take some great photos when you stay with us. 

Small lake beauty and nature

Little Pleasant Lake is a small, 30 acre, no wake lake that is perfect for fishing year round and swimming in the summer. Since there are no motor boats, you can fish or swim anywhere on the lake without worry. For fishing, the lake is full of blue gill, crappie, perch, large mouth bass, and a few others. We have three row boats, three canoes, and two kayaks available to explore the waters. Call or email if you have any questions about the lake or area.

Want to stay longer?

From this time until about April of next year, we often have longer term availability in our cottages. If you need a place for a few weeks or a few months, we can help. Four of our cottages are kept open all winter and our long term rates include all utilities, high speed internet, and use of all the boats. Why stay in a hotel when you can go fishing every evening and cook them up yourself in the cottage kitchen. No better place to unwind when you are in the area. Just contact us for details.

Internet for All

Camp Blue Canoe offers high speed internet access in all the cottages and even most of the outside areas. With better WiFi, we have also upgraded all our televisions to be Smart TVs. While we have discontinued our satellite TV service, now all cottages should be able to stream TV content. But who is watching TV here anyway? Maybe on rainy days.

Nature so close

If you sit quietly outside, you can't help but notice all the beautiful birds, flowers, trees, and wildlife. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for the latest images. We can't stop taking more and more pictures of this beautiful place!

Our stay was amazing. Just perfect. Already planning our next trip back!
Amy Johnson