In 1947, the concept of Devil’s Elbow Lodge became a reality when Carson (Pete) and Florence Johns began construction of the facilities in an old bull pasture on Sharrow Lake. It has been under continuous operation and management by the Johns family since its inception.

Devil's Elbow Cooking AreaDevils’ Elbow Lodge has grown from its humble beginnings to a central lodge, 9 cottages and a recreation room. Sharrow Lake is a small secluded lake without dwellings not connected to the Johns family.

Each cottage accommodates up to 6 persons, and consists of a combined living room/kitchen and 2 bedrooms. All are equipped for complete house-keeping (with the exception of linens); and utilize propane stoves, lamps, refrigerators and heaters. Due to our completely isolated location, hydro is unavailable.

Bathrooms are centrally located with flush toilets and hot and cold showers. An aluminium boat on the home lake is included in the price of each cottage.

Only 100 kilometres northeast of Peterborough lies the Highlands of Hastings, a fabulous unspoiled region of forest and lakes adjacent to magnificent Algonquin Park.

View of Sharrow Lake

Devil's Elbow Lodge lies in the heart of this paradise. It is easily reached by travelling east on Highway 28 East from the Town of Bancroft a distance of 27 kilometres; turning south on the Bessemer Road, and travelling a further distance of 8 kilometres to the lodge.

Hastings County is renowned as one of the finest fishing grounds in Ontario. Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass and pan fish abound in the home lake; and boats are available on many other lakes in close proximity to the lodge; where Bass, Pickerel, Lake Trout, and Northern Pike are found.

For more information or to book a cottage, please contact us at
613-334-0500 or jenniferlt2014@gmail.com.

"I have so many fond childhood memories of summers spent at Devil’s Elbow with friends and family. Now my family is recreating these memories." - Shannon W

"A rare gem in all its rustic glory. Electronic devices need not come along!" - Greg D

"This place strips away all the business of life and lets you breathe again." - Alison D

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