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 features some truly lush tiki theming. This small resort has just four self-contained suites in one large house, and is situated on the shores of Lake Nonbonsing. The suites are not themed, and the dining room is themed in a somewhat-medieval style (hence the Camelot moniker).
The attraction for the tikiphile is 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 is also a sauna and hot tub. The bar is not staffed and has no supplies--be sure to bring your own drinks to properly enjoy this setting.
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. Today, the resort is run by Dr. Agnew's widow Doris; Doris would like to retire, and the resort is currently for sale, but is still operating.