Your Host, Mark Varey

About Us...

Welcome to Timblerlane!  We’d like to introduce ourselves.  We are the Varey's.  Our family has a long history on Manitoulin Island, our ancestors have been here since the 1800's. A true "Haweater" family!

Haweater is the name given to anyone born on Manitoulin. This is derived from the Great Depression when residents turned to a local berry to help supplement a slim diet. This berry is much like a cranberry and can be found all over the island in jams and jellies to take home!

Our family took over the lodge in May of 2006, and we absolutely love it here! We are so proud of this unique place and would love to share it with you and your family. Timberlane is a true piece of rustic and wild Canadiana that is difficult to find in our busy world.

Our mission is to make sure that every single guest we have has a great individual experience and that each of you will go home with some wonderful memories that will last for years to come.

Our friendly, local staff go out of their way to make your stay a perfect one. We are all from the island, some of us have been working here for over 20 years, and are knowledgeable of the area. Please feel free to ask us about our local histories and legends. For you avid fisherman - Mark Varey (above) has fished these waters since he was a young child, and will be happy to share his knowledge with you.

Tree Climbing

Great Family Adventures

The children love it here. There is so much to expore, and lots of clean air and water to grow up in!

Our eldest, Daniel, is an avid hockey player, and next is Jordan who loves anything that has a motor and moves fast. In the middle is Meaghan, our tomboy, who loves to be in the water and play sports. Youngest is Morgan; our family Diva. Hard to find her without a dress on along with every accessory.

We also have two cats - Smoothy and Autumn, two sisters for two sisters, and they both adore people - and a dog - Molly, who loves to play fetch.

Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions or for bookings. Sometimes we aren't in the office when you call, so just leave us a quick message and we will get back to you - usually within the hour!. We hope that your stay here is exactly what you imagined and more.


Laura Wall-Varey and Mark Varey,

Come and visit Manitoulin Island ...
the world's largest freshwater island!