History of Killarney Lodge, Algonquin Park
Burt Weldon Moore had a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a dream to open a ‘guest house.’ On retiring at 55, he and his wife Sylvia leased land in Algonquin Park in 1933 and two years later the main lodge was finished.
Grandmother Moore was the first Killarney Lodge ‘chef’ cooking on the wood stove. Power and road construction crews ate here during the week, and Huntsville families drove out for their Sunday dinner.
The grounds are an important part of the algonquin lodge. In 1939 Burt set out “lots of flowers and 400-500 trees.” The gardens around the Lodge continue this tradition.
- Built and family owned since 1935
- Surrounded by wilderness, in comfort
- Wildlife spotting from loon to moose Your canoe at waters edge.
- Beautifully cared for cabins and property
- Peace and quiet though paddles may be heard, not a jet ski to be seen!
Killarney Lodge stayed in the Moore family until friends bought the Lodge in 1972. Current owner Eric Miglin, like the founder, had left the city for Algonquin Park life and with his brother still run outfitters and other concerns in the Algonquin Park. He bought the Lodge in 1984 and with his partner Poppy continue to run the Lodge in the tradition of providing a quiet and comfortable refuge within Algonquin’s vast wildlife wilderness.
A note from Poppy: “I feel the Lodge property really belongs to the flora and fauna of Algonquin Park – we just borrow it for 6 months, and at the end we return it to them with a prayer of gratitude. This is their home and they are kind enough to loan it to us for part of the year. All of us working at the Lodge along with our guests take great comfort in the quiet yet powerful connection with this ancient landscape.”
Star filled night skies are something to marvel at, as are some spectacular sunrises and sunsets seen over the lake from the Lodge. Usually two or three pairs of loons raise their young on the lake. Their haunting call is heard during the day and still nights. Without fail, there’ll be ducks and ducklings close by and friendly chipmunks feed from your hand as red squirrels chatter in the tall Algonquin White Pines.