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COVID UPDATE — As of September 18, 2020

The border closure agreement has been extended until October 21, 2020.

COVID UPDATE — Border closure has been extended until at least September 21, 2020.

Both counties have agreed to another 30 day extension of the border closure.

At this point, there is not much chance in recreational travel being allowed before the end of the tourism season.

We do have available for Canadian based guests if anyone is interested in some lake time in an RV site or light housekeeping cabin. All kids under 18 will stay free the rest of the season.

Please call or email for information/reservations.

COVID UPDATE — As of July 14, 2020

Late last night (July 13, 2020), the Globe & Mail reported that there will be another 30 day extension of the closure to non-essential traffic at the US/Canada border.

We are breaking from our usual “wait until it is official” protocol because the Globe has got this same report right 2 times previously prior to the official announcement being made (April and May.) This was also the expected news after all the reports coming out of a spike in positive tests across the US.

Further, the latest Nanos opinion poll showed 80 percent of Canadians oppose reopening the border so simple political pandering will also factor into decisions as long as that number remains high.

The next date to watch be August 21, but for the most part, there is not much hope left to have any kind of 2020 season.

Canadian residents are welcome to make reservations. Ask about our kids stay free offer. We have light housekeeping cabins as well as RV sites available for the rest of the season.

COVID UPDATE — As of June 16, 2020

The PM of Canada has officially announced that Canada and the USA have agreed to extend the border closure of non-essential traffic for another 30 days.

There will be another review at that time. The 30 day extension will be due to expire on July 21.

All trips for US based guests between now and July 21 will not be possible. Deposits will be rolled to 2021 and you will be slotted into your appropriate weeks in 2021 based on a late Memorial Day (May 31.)

We will be in touch with everyone to confirm 2021 dates as the weeks roll through.

We are beyond devastated by this announcement. May, June and July represent the lion’s share of the resort season in Northwestern Ontario.

Thank you all for hanging in with us as we go through this difficult period. We hope to be able to welcome as many of you as possible as soon as possible.

— Justin, Krista & Ellen

COVID UPDATE — As of June 8, 2020

The Province of Ontario has taken a baby step in the direction of positive news for our industry. Resorts can open for business as of midnight, June 5.

Please understand this is not related to the current border closure that will be reevaluated by June 21 and does not effect non-essential travel between the USA and Canada. However, the fact that our industry has been taken off the non-essential list in Ontario is the very first and most important thing that needed to happen to give us hope to have any kind of actual season in 2020.

Once ready to welcome guests, we will be limited to Canadian residents for the time being. Fortunately, we began cleaning cabins this week so we should be able to welcome any Canadians willing and able to visit in the very near future.

A maximum of 10 people can gather in a group. RV sites are available as of June 12 to all those that are self contained with full hookup. Rental boats can be made available to guests. Guide services can be arranged either by following your guide in a separate boat or wearing masks if in the same boat together with your guide.

Social distancing will continue to be an important part of this reopening process and we know all of you will be supportive of whatever guidelines may be in place at the time. We will do our utmost to make sure all groups are aware of everything required of them during their trips so they can make their decisions to travel or not without surprises on arrival.

We do not yet know what kind of changes or protocols may be placed on us in terms of cleaning cabins, and housekeeping services, but expect some guidance will be provided soon.

Please be prepared for changes to normal course of business either through provincial protocol or operators personal choices on how to best protect their staff and guests to keep any health risks to the bare minimum.

In the meantime, our high cleaning standards should leave us in a good starting point for anything else that may be required. It might be prudent to begin thinking how you might pack if we ask (or need to ask) guests to bring sleeping bags, pillows, towels, paper plates/cups/utensils, etc.

We will be expecting changes to the check-in/check-out process as well as access to the lodge as well.

All of these things will be on the table if it will allow us to welcome our badly needed USA based resort family members back for the 2020 season.

We are beginning to feel some optimism for the first time since the border was closed. We hope you all are feeling the same and looking forward to adjusting the usual routines however necessary to enjoy our side of Lake of the Woods again this summer and fall.

Thank you all for hanging in there with us through this uncertain, difficult period. Stay safe and keep your hooks sharp.

— Justin, Krista & Ellen

COVID-19 UPDATE — As of May 19, 2020

As of May 19th, the Prime Minister of Canada has announced that the US and Canada have agreed to extend the border closure for another 30 days. This means all non-essential traffic will continue to be shut down until at least June 21, pending another review at that time.

All May and June visits between now and June 21 confirmed with deposits will be rolled over to the same time/cabin in 2021. If we are able to reschedule anyone for later in the season, we will apply your deposit from this year to any trip able to be made in 2020.

Thank you all for your patience, understanding and overwhelming support.

We will continue to hold down the fort and make some budget-conscious improvements while we have this extra time on our hands.

For the time being, the toll-free # is the best way to reach us by phone: 1-866-395-3449.

Email is: myliesplace@hotmail.com

We hope to see as many of you as possible yet this season.

—Justin, Krista & Ellen

Lake of the Woods is truly an awesome Canadian Shield natural fishery. With over 1,000,000 acres of water and more than 14,000 islands, there is no need to go further!

With an abundance of trophy class fish (please practice CPR Fishing; Catch, Photo, and Release) available for walleyes, muskies, northern pike, smallmouth bass, perch, and crappie, the Morson area has everything you need for a fantastic fishing vacation.

Mylie’s Place is only 50 miles from the border at Baudette, MN and you can be on the water within an hour of crossing into Canada. Find out why more & more anglers are spending less time in the truck and more time on the water by fishing Lake of the Woods out of Morson, Ontario.

Do you fish in Miles Bay, Sabaskong Bay, Obabikon Bay, Burrow Bay, the Basil Channel (Dawson Island) and Sunset Channel?  Why stay on a part of the lake that has you spend half your day running to and from the areas you want to fish? We are 6-10 miles from these hot spots. Don’t worry; the Little Traverse basin, Stevens Bay and Stony Portage aren’t much further. 

Mylie’s Place is right in the center of all the best  fishing action on the south end of Lake of the Woods. 

Try staying in Morson on your next trip to Lake of the Woods and see how you can FISH MORE AND SPEND LESS!

Once you cross the border at either Fort Frances/International Falls or Baudette/Rainy River, you will be on HWY 11 and will then turn north on HWY 621 at Sleeman, Ontario.  Follow HWY 621 north until you pass through the little town of Morson and make a left on Vauthey Rd.  Mylie’s Place Resort is located at the end of Vauthey Rd so just come on in until you find the resort.  If you end up in the lake, you’ve gone a bit too far!!  

If you’ve ever stayed at another resort in the Morson area, you’ve mostly likely come within a a few cast lengths of Mylie’s Place and maybe not even known it!!  Do yourself a favor next time you’re in the neighborhood; stop in and and say hello.  We’ll be glad to show you around the resort so you can see what we have to offer.

The exchange rates have swung back in favor of those with US currency to spend.   We are pleased to always have our rates in Canadian Funds so that the premium will help you keep money in YOUR pocket rather than add more to ours.  For current exchange rate info, please visit the following link to our bank’s exchange rate information and click on the CASH RATE tab:  Royal Bank Foreign Exchange Rate Information.


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