The origins of the Lodge at Laidman begin in 1966 when the York Family moved a cabin from across Laidman Lake to the current location of the Lodge. Over the years the property has served as a youth camp, a private retreat, and an ecolodge. Today the Lodge serves as the headquarters for our guide outfitting operations.
Over the years more building and shops have been added to accommodate the various owner’s needs and wishes. Today the Lodge features several cabins with varying capacities to accommodate staff and guests. The Lodge also features an industrial workshop and a hangar to house a floatplane and boats.
Today the Lodge can accommodate 12 clients and staff and has a main kitchen and dining hall that accommodates 6 people at a time.
Wifi is available in the main lodge and the lodge serves as the main point of communication with our camps through radio and In-Reach Satellite Messaging Devices.
Cabin and facility rentals for commercial clients are available when vacancy permits. We have two cabins with self-contained kitchen units. Most cabins comfortably sleep two people. We have one “group” cabin that can accommodate up to four people, complete with kitchen, dining area, and living room. Meals can be provided upon request. The cookhouse is available to all commercial clients even if they are providing their own meals. Wi-fi is available in the cookhouse and selected cabins. All cabins have 24-hour electricity, central heating (no wood stoves to stoke), and bathrooms.
Contact us for more details about our cabins and other facilities (shop, fuel cache, airstrip, hangar, helipads, etc.) that are available to commercial and government clients.
The Original Outfitting Cabin at Entiako Lake
The Johnny Lake Cabin
A Typical Tent Camp
Fawnie Mountain Hunts maintains both fly-out cabins and tent camps. While our camps and cabins do not offer the same level of comfort and amenities as the Lodge at Laidman Lake, they allow our clients to access remote hunting areas that see little hunting pressure and hold abundant numbers of animals.
Our cabins and camps are well equipped with all the gear necessary for a rustic, but comfortable stay. Tents and cabins have wood stoves for heat and have cots and foamies. Clients must supply their own sleeping bag and pillow – see under Hunts for your downloadable packing list.
The camps and cabins do not have running water but ample potable water and wash water is available. There are no shower facilities and outhouses or pit toilets are used. Lighting is provided by propane lanterns and cooking is done on a propane camp stove and camp fire.
Each camp has a fully equipped boat and motor or, in the case of our most remote camp, a canoe.
Communications between the fly-out camps and the Lodge at Laidman Lake are maintained through the use of In-Reach Satellite communications and some camps maintain radio contact with the Lodge where it’s possible.
Both Camps and Cabins are maintained in a clean and organized condition for the comfort and safety of our clients.