I would like to thank you all for making this a truly enjoyable experience for me and my wife. We really had a great time from the food to the fishing and as always my wife landed the smallest, the biggest and the most fish on the trip. I can’t remember when I’ve met a nicer bunch of people at a family run business like “Bakers Narrows’ Lodge”. We came to relax and enjoy ourselves, and you made us feel right at home.
Bill & Rita Michaeli
Just wanted you to know me and my customers had an excellent time at your lodge this year. My guys already talking about booking for next year. Just a special thanks to John and Bob our guides went the extra mile to make sure we were happy. Also for Rod, dropping suppers off in our rooms when we stayed out late that was nice good job done by all. Once again thanks we had a great time.
Tri and I haven’t stopped talking about how wonderful our day truly was and how beautiful it turned out to be. We have had many amazing compliments from the ceremony to the reception to the tent and to the lovely backdrop. My uncle was saying that he heard many people comment on how beautiful the wedding was out there, so hopefully we also stirred some business for you. 😉 However looking at the area I’m sure you didn’t need much help from us. The flowers were so gorgeous and in bloom, truly was a spectacular day. Hard to believe its all over now! *SIGH* Thank you for everything you did to accommodate us and everything you did to make our day run smoothly. We appreciated the area sooo much and words will never be able to describe our gratitude. Thanks again for everything and I’m sure we will see you all soon. Blessings to you all and take care.
Meredith and Tri Truong
The Pas, Manitoba
My husband and I spent 5 nights at Bakers Narrows and it was amazing. Wonderful scenery and beautiful lakes. This is for sure somewhere to check out if you love the outdoors, fishing, hiking or just for that lazy getaway.
July 2012 – traveled as a couple
We stayed at Bakers Narrows Lodge near Flin Flon on March 1-4, 2012. We rented a quaint cottage, which was cozy, warm and comfortable. The views are beautiful, the food provided by the lodge staff was wonderful. I can only imagine what this place looks like in the summer!
St Anne, Canada
March 2012 – traveled with friends
Bakers Narrows Lodge is a great vacation destination for everybody that enjoys nature, fishing and having a good time with the family. The cottages have everything you need and if you look for games and other entertainment, go to the big house. They have very nice boats for rent for the fisherman or just to go for a ride on the big lake. The owners take good care of the place and are always ready to help you, which makes the difference.
February 2012 – traveled with family
I took most of my family (from age 2 to age 84) for a vacation to Flin Flon Manitoba in late June 2010. We stayed for 9 days at the Baker’s Narrows Lodge (2 cottages). The fishing was great, our hosts we very accommodating, the cottages were nice, the location on the lake was perfect and the price was reasonable. All in, a fantastic property.
June 2010 – traveled on business
Thank you so much for our lovely stay at your country haven. Dave, Rob and I enjoyed that first weekend so much – indeed it was the highlight of our trip. I smile as I look at our pictures… The cottage we had was #10 and it lived up to it!
This is to Thank You very much for the 4 day weekend we just spent with you on June 9, 10, 11, 12, 2011 – Cottage #9. The cottage was great and well stocked. The veranda was large the gas BBQ worked great. The picnic table was huge and comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed the fire pit and of course the free wood. Thank you for allowing us to watch the hockey game on Friday night on the big screen TV – that was an added bonus. The service in the store and the restaurant was superb and the ladies doing housekeeping were friendly and always asked if we needed anything. The fishing was good – not great but we had fun anyway. I guess I cannot say thank you enough for a wonderful 4 days. We will definitely be back – for sure.
Neil Griffith & Naomi Neufeld
I can honestly say that our trip to Bakers Narrows Lodge was the best fishing trip we have ever had. My father and I have been to various lodges in different locations over the last several years, each trip produced new personal bests and all time highs – this trip was no exception. We planned this trip with Lake Trout fishing as our only interest, we were not disappointed! We caught fish every time out, but the highlight came on the fourth day of our trip. We started out the day with our guide, John, with talks of a 100 fish day (Lakers). I thought that to be a bit unrealistic I must admit, however as the day moved on we began to see that it might be possible. Sad to say though, we missed our target …. by six fish, we had 94 Lakers for the day …… WOW! We would have made our 100 mark if it wasn’t for the four Master Angler Lakers we caught, they took up over an hour of our fishing time.
Believe me we didn’t mind trading numbers for those trophy fish. First came one at 38″, than another at 41″, the very next fish at 39.25″, finally the last fish for the day number 94 at 42″. To say the least we were excited, not to mention a little sore, but well worth it! All in all it was a memorable trip, from the fantastic fishing to the beautiful surroundings, great meals and service, and comfortable lodging. When asked did I have mixed emotions about leaving to go home I had to answer “No”, as I certainly felt like I was home. Thanks for a great trip, and wonderful memories. We’re hoping to see you again next season.
Duane and Al Bartlett
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
I have been a guest at Bakers Narrows Lodge 5 times during the last 3 years and plan to continue coming to this facility for many more fishing seasons. The facilities, amenities, service, guiding and fishing are all without parallel in my experience at fishing lodges in northern Canada. Lake Athapapaskow is by far the best lake for lakers that I have ever fished, and the walleye fishing in the fly-out lakes can be spectacular. In June of 2007, I managed, with the help of our guide John, to catch and land a 41 pound lake trout, the single best fishing experience I have ever enjoyed. On a fly-out with my father, and our guide Eelco, we caught and released over 150 walleye in one day – unbelievable action. As a family, we have also caught the 5 or 6 largest pike we have ever caught anywhere. I would highly recommend Bakers Narrows Lodge to anyone for any sort of fishing trip, be it a family vacation or a guy’s “fish ’til you drop” weekend.
Experience the North Tour. A fantastic, unique adventure. The setting was perfect, with quaint log cottages, generous hosts, good food and marvelous facilities and amenities. I had a great time and I will not forget this trip.
I picked your resort “out of the blue” 5 years ago when Claudia and I wanted to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed, and that fishing trip still remains as probably the best vacation we have ever had! And, we’ve been on a lot of vacations. Incidentally, Claudia didn’t ask me if I wanted to return to Bakers Narrows Lodge, she told me! That is why we are coming back for our 35th wedding anniversary. You folks are great and we can’t forget the good time we had before.
We have looked forward to this trip for the past 5 years! See you next week!
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my stay at Bakers Narrows Lodge last week. I decided to make the trip since my Dad did it with his buddies back in the early 1960’s, and he always told us how much fun he had.Once I smelled the fresh air when we landed at Flin Flon Airport, I knew it would be a new and wonderful adventure. I run a service oriented company, and I was very impressed with the “service first” attitude from your family. Brock and Brett were very accommodating to the “Jersey Boys”, and they made our time on the lakes very relaxing and enjoyable. I’ll never forget the look on Brett’s face when he saw the tail of the half eaten 18″ Pike in the mouth of my 36″ Pike. I kept telling Jen that she needs to write out a new Job Description, since I saw her do everything from organizing the daily fishing trips to cleaning off the breakfast tables. I enjoyed Rod’s easy manner and his sharing of information on the area. Peg, you were great, especially after you sent Rod out to get my wine!!!! Again, it was a great trip and a very relaxing time with your exceptional family. Thanks.
The staff and overall hospitality puts this lodge two marks above the others! The shore lunch is a big plus to the outing. I will be back with my family.
I’ve been to Canada at least 30 – 40 times in the past 45 years and I can honestly say this is the best ever. Five of those trips were to fly-in lakes, and this is still the best. It’s a top notch, first class operation. They were always willing to be helpful and had a friendly and welcoming attitude.
Overall, without exception after numerous trips to Canada for fishing and hunting, I can safely say that Bakers Narrows Lodge is by far superior to any of my other trips north.
Sept 14th on a fly-out I caught a 33″ and 41″ Northern Pike. Also several Walleye of substantial size. Our guide prepared an excellent shore lunch and all in all it was a great day. Kudos to Bakers Narrows Lodge ! Great hospitality and excellent fishing. An adventure I’ll definitely remember for the rest of my life.
My stay at Bakers Narrows Lodge was great! The staff was outstanding! Everyone was friendly, helpful and courteous. And the fishing! At least 50 Pike per day! Some approaching 20 lbs! I would say that the fish, the staff and the food make Bakers Narrows Lodge an unbeatable value for your fishing dollar.
Wonderful time and the very best of hospitality. An unknown jewel in the North. I hope to be back very soon.
The best part of BNL is the people. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I love the cottages. Having real logs in the structure just completes the experience. They were the perfect size and layout. We live in a log home and can appreciate the “warmth” of a good log structure. The light fixtures are very nice, but the lighting is a little dark, perhaps more table lamps would help. The guides were great and seemed to be very environmentally conscious. We were here (due to our own calendar restrictions) at probably the worst time for fishing but still caught plenty of fish and had a great time. The boats are perfect – not overdone, and certainly well-maintained, with good motors, adequate depth finder and the flat floor really made the day more pleasant after several hours in the boat.
Your cottages are very accessible to your lodge and boat launch, with good heat and excellent hot water and refrigeration at your fingertips. The beds are comfortable and the satellite TV makes for relaxing evenings. Time didn’t allow us to use the fire pit, horseshoe pit or barbeque. Our guide was very friendly, helpful and made our fly-in most enjoyable. Our fishing day started out slow, but as he selected different hooks, etc., we were able to enjoy a tasty shore lunch. The extra rain gear he brought along was thoughtful, as it rained late in the day. The pilot was very friendly and informative. The waiters and waitresses were friendly and efficient. The food was plentiful and I enjoyed the soups and roast beef special the most. We were unable to try the dessert menu, as the main course usually left no room! I also enjoyed the 25 hp Nissan motors on the 16 ft boat for its ease of operation. In summary, this lodge has a well-selected work force which is family oriented.
Brock did a great job with us. I think that the best thing that you can bring to your customer is not always fishing, but personality. Thanks Brock, nice job.
This may come off an an advertisement..but I don’t care! My neighbour Jane and I just returned from Bakers Narrows Lodge near Flin Flon, Manitoba. Neither of us had ever taken a trip such as this before. It has always been a dream of mine and it has finally come true! I don’t think we could have picked a better place for our first remote fishing experience. A little background first: The lodge is located on Lake Athapapuskow in northern Manitoba. You may choose to either drive or fly in. We drove and had no problem getting there or finding the lodge. It is run by the Baynton family. When we arrived it was like being welcomed into their family and home. The cottages are clean, comfortable and modern with a full kitchen, gas grill, full bathroom, satellite TV and all the comforts of home. The cost of the stay includes the boat, 4 stroke motor and all the gas you need, three squares a day, one guided fly-in and all the hospitality you can handle!! We didn’t count our fish, but probably averaged close to 75 a day. Lake Athapapuskow offers Northern Pike, Walleye, Perch and Lake Trout. It is a very healthy, clean lake. The lodge has rights to approximately 15 other remote, fly-in lakes. Once you arrive, if you already have all the tackle you need, all you have to spend money on is bait and alcoholic beverages. I was so impressed with the lodge and their staff that I felt compelled to let you all know what a wonderful job the Baynton family is doing.
submitted testimonial to North American Fishing Magazine.