Welcome To Melwel

It's in our nature.

Melwel Lodge on Big Basswood Lake
A Northern tradition since 1946

Relax, Revive,

Imagine the sparkle of a sunset shimmering lake and the clear waters of a sand shore beach raising into a forested cut of granite bluffs.

A stand of heritage kept pinewood cabins dotted along thirty five acres of tree canopied shores with a luminous, architecturally modern, wood, stone, and glass walled lodge at the centre.

Welcome to Melwel, a Northern Ontario tradition since 1946.

Cabins &
Hiking, Exploring, & Birding
& Kayaking  
Pickleball, Shuffleboard, & Horseshoes
Swimming & Snorkeling
Fishing &
Forest air,
crystal clear water, & sunsets.

From the sandy shores of Melwel Bay to its cool open depths, Big Basswood Lake consistently ranks as one of the cleanest and clearest lakes in Northern Ontario.

With the majority of its  granite and sandy cove shoreline still in its natural state, this is a place where the wilderness is welcoming and rich with wonder.

Explore Lake Life
Classic 1940s
Pinewood Cabins
Traditionally Built

From our classic one-room cabins to our spacious traditionals, they all share a timeless view of the bay, evening sunsets, the nostalgic clack of wood-framed screen doors, and that familiar, cozy feeling of warmth, belonging, and well-being.

The Region
welcome to Algoma Country

Melwel is located on Big Basswood Lake on the north shore of Lake Huron in the Algoma District of Northern Ontario.

This is a region shaped by the Great Lakes Basin, the Canadian Shield, and the unspoiled interior of the Algoma wilderness. Known for its ancient Precambrian rock formations, tree-canopied bluffs, sandy beach, and crystal clear lake, Melwel offers a unique blend of natural beauty, relaxation, and recreation.

Location map of Melwel
Retreats, Reunions & Weddings
The Lodge

Melwel Lodge blends the best of Big Basswood Lake with the warmth of classic Northwest architecture. Picturesque, well appointed, and a perfect place for an evening hangout, corporate retreat, family reunion, or wedding.