About T-Bell Cabins
T-Bell cabin rentals is the perfect place for a fishing vacation. Come visit T-Bell, you’ll be glad you did.
White Lake –Noted for its game fish of Northern Pike, Large and Smallmouth Bass and Walleye, it is also known as one of the top 10 Largemouth Bass fisheries in Ontario. Pan fish include Perch, Bluegill, Sunfish and Brown Bullheads.
Meet the owners – Doug and Kate Tilley
I moved to White Lake in 1967 with my family when my Mom and Dad (Lois and Richard) purchased two cottage rental resorts – Campbell Cottages and Box Cabin Rentals. Over the ensuing years the T-Bell Resort was developed into 13 cottages, 150 trailer sites, Boat docking for over 100 boats, 30 Boats and Motors in the rental fleet. We also ran a Chrysler Boat & Motor dealership, licensed dining lounge, snack bar and a 110-seat entertainment lounge.
In 1988 the original Box property was sold and subsequently closed. What was left was 8 cottages, 5 trailer sites, 30 docking slips, and 8 boats & motors in the rental fleet. Katie and I purchased this in December 2003. We now focus on being a small fishing camp. Since the acquisition in 2003 we have re-built every cabin. Initially the upgrades to all cabins were new- decks, doors, windows, roofs, appliances, bathrooms, gas fireplaces, and flooring. We have now added screened in porches to all but 2 cabins at the same time expanding these cabins. Future plans will be to complete the remaining 2 cabins by 2021. All docks have now been replaced, including providing electricity to them. We added air conditioning to all cabins in 2017.
Both Katie and I continue to work full time with T-Bell keeping us extremely busy in the summer months.
After 25 years of working as a Senior Vice President for Colliers International, a commercial real estate firm, I bought an ownership interest in Cushman & Wakefield (CW), Ottawa. CW is the world’s largest commercial real estate brokerage company. My specialty is office leasing for a multitude of corporate clients.
I attended college in Ottawa subsequently obtaining the CPA and CMA professional accounting designations.
I am an avid fisherman. I try to get on the lake as often as possible so I can provide tips to all of our guest on where to go and what to use.
Katie and I are lucky to have 5 grandchildren ranging in age from 5 years down to 1 month (as at Jan 2019). Our 2 oldest children, Jason (his wife Sunny) and Marcie (her husband Marc) have trailers on 2 of the 5 sites we have on the property. Our youngest daughter, Victoria lives in Ottawa.
The summer is a great time, not only do we get to meet all the great people who book a fishing vacation on White Lake with us, we now get to see our grandkids every weekend.
I was raised in Ottawa but I worked for nine years on Canada’s west coast in Vancouver B.C. I came back to Ottawa in 1989 and after working for Canada Post Corporation for seven years I graduated from Algonquin College with a computer systems diploma. I now work for the Canada Revenue Agency where I specialize in SAP business architecture software.
Doug and I were destined to meet because of our zest for cottage life in the summer. I love White Lake and the surrounding area. Since we met, Doug and I have spent all of our summer leisure time here at the T-Bell. In the winter we embrace the snow and colder weather on the ski slopes. We both have a mutual love for hockey and head out to as many Ottawa Senators games as we can! Now that’s Canadian eh?