Family History

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King Island Lodge was established by Kendall Hanson on Sabaskong Bay, Lake of the Woods, in 1926.

King Island is a full-service American Plan Lodge with 8 spacious guest cottages around the perimeter of a beautiful 7 acre island amidst towering white pines.

A restaurant, sand beach, kayaks and sauna complement the natural beauty. Five of the cottages and the lodge are log structures built between 1926 and 1930 and remodeled and lovingly restored to meet today's discriminating tastes. The buildings have been updated; the peace and tranquillity remain the same.


Our original camp - Photo of Lodge at King Island, 1927

 

In 1936, with the completion of Highway 71 between Fort Frances and Kenora, Hideaway Lodge on Crow (Kakagi) Lake was built. Hideaway Lodge is a drive-to location, on Highway 71, five miles north of the small community of Nestor Falls, and the location of our office. This spectacular crystal clear lake provides the setting for a quality housekeeping resort with 7 spacious cottages, sand beach, canoes, kayaks, and children's play area.

The Hansons got into the outpost business in the 1930's as well, with many people interested in the canoe route to the east of Crow Lake, paddled hundreds of years earlier by the voyageurs. This canoe route still provides wonderful backcountry opportunities today. The locations of our outposts have changed over the years, but we're still in the business. Today it is a Fly-in Outpost business, at Ajax Lake, Miner Lake, and Beaverhouse Lake, the latter of which is a new site, and saw it's first visitors in June of 1999.

For your viewing pleasure we have provided a gallery of old photos dating back to the 1920's. Click any of the links below to view them. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.