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"Gishtenhs Place on Elm Island is a time and space that we look forward to
every year. It has become our island haven, a paradise of quietude and
peace. It really puts everything into perspective for us. And Luke is a
wonderful and caring host. You won’t be disappointed in the experience!”
Murray Geddes & Mary Marzo (Toronto, Canada)



Had a great time at Gizhtenhs place. The weather was great and there were lots of fun times had by the family. I wasn't quite sure what I was getting myself into but after arriving on the Island I can see what makes it so special; the clear water, star-filled sky, the wind in the trees and the relaxing solitude.  The fishing was fun, watching the boys haul in their first big Bass was something I'll never forget. I'd highly reccomend
visiting Elm Island to get away from the city and remember or learn what island life is all about!

Marcel White & Family

Dear Luke,

John and I wanted to let you know what a fantastic time our family had on your island retreat. The privacy was ideal, as were the eagles and our outdoor showers. This was so much better than our usual Muskoka cottage rentals. Your attention to our comfort, respect for our privacy and the hospitality of the community was astonishing. We'll be back again to visit "Wiki" and stay at your private island and enjoy day trips onto Manitoulin. Spectacular. A truly unique cultural experience for us all! Well done.

With fondness,

Meredyth Young, John Farley, Conchobor Farley age 10, Ciaran Farley age 8

(Kam and Jyoti)

Our experience at Gishtenh's Place was truly unique. Where else can you get an entire island to yourself, literally!? The cottage is cosy and well-appointed with modern conveniences, while the island's natural, unspoiled 'wilderness' has been retained--a unique combination. Luke was very helpful and accomodating to our needs (we needed him to get on and off the island by boat everyday!) We have recommended this getaway to many friends. Best of Luck in your endeavours, Luke!

(high shool retreat 09)

Chi-Miigwetch to Luke for allowing us to hold our first annual graduate cultural retreat at Gishtenhs Place.  Although not all the graduating students took part on this one-night retreat, it was an excellent experience and the island was well maintained, clean, quiet and peaceful.  The students really enjoyed their time, especially with host services like the boat tour to Killarney for fish and chips!  Luke came through for our group when we needed an extra boat for our tour to Killarney.  It was a fun and great reflection time for our high school graduates to end their year at such a beautiful place.  Luke is an excellent host and we look forward to another retreat at Gishtenhs Place.



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