506 Astorville Rd
Corbeil, Ontario, Canada
Opened in 1974
Not yet rated
Camelot Resort, with its unpromising name and remote location (four hours north of Toronto), unexpectedly featured some truly lush tiki theming. This small resort had just four self-contained suites in one large house, and was situated on the shores of Lake Nonbonsing. The suites were not themed, and the dining room was themed in a somewhat-medieval style (hence the Camelot moniker).
The attraction for the tikiphile was the indoor pool area, complete with 5ft. moai waterfall, tiki bar with hanging rattan seats, waterslide, and all the appropriate clutter one would want in a proper tiki grotto. There was also a sauna and hot tub. The bar was not staffed and had no supplies—it was a BYOB operation.
The resort was created by a now-deceased tikiphile, Dr. Agnew, a chiropractor. Dr. Agnew hired Skilbuilders, Ltd., a local company still in existence, to build the tiki area of the resort. Toward the end, the resort was run by Dr. Agnew's widow Doris, until she retired.