The Bigwin Island Club Cabins are part of a planned community on a 210-hectare island in the Lake of Bays, located about 260 kilometres north of Toronto. The island is named after Chief John Bigwin of the Ojibway indigenous community.
Bigwin Island has long been a summer retreat for well-heeled travellers, with the first resort and golf course being built there in the 1920s. The area fell into disuse in the late 20th century, but has been revitalised in recent years. A new, 18-hole championship golf course opened there in 2002.