Maureen (Mo) Hutchinson-Parker & John Parker

I sure enjoyed drawing some Hotel Cartoons in 2017 😆

John and I have enjoyed worked together since 1982! In 1999, we decided to move back to Ontario, and buy our own Business. We especially LOVE working together here. We don't have Staff, and are happy to do everything ourselves 😃

John Parker and Maureen Hutchinson Parker
1984 - Crazy Oiler Fans - Edmonton Alberta
Mo and John
Summer 2000 - New Business Owners - Wawa Ontario
2018 - Always having fun - Bay Mills Casino Michigan

We have a combined 86 YEARS working in the Hospitality Industry. 😯


When our Guests are Happy…. 

WE are Happy! 😃

It’s been an AMAZING 20 years! Lucky for us, I knew how to design a website when we bought the place.

But the BIG Booking Companies have changed the way people book accommodations. We’ve never PAID the Online Booking Sites (Expedia, Hotels, Booking, Trivago, Tripadvisor, etc.).

To continue giving our guests the best rates we can, Reservations are made through our Secure Booking Platform only.

*We used to be #1 in Wawa on Trivago, but now they ONLY list Accommodations that PAY.

*Tripadvisor’s “Best Value” ranks the Hotels that PAY, highest on the list. (They do not have prices from Hotels that do not pay). We are ranked Tops in “Traveller Ranked”

Traveller Ranked Wawa Hotels
Northern Lights Motel Tripadvisor Ranking

Thanks to our Awesome Guests, we’ve received many awards over the years.

Shirley Mills wrote a nice article about our first award in the Sault Star.

That award inspired me to paint our own Billboards. 😃

We’ve enjoyed Semi Retirement for the past 15 Years (7 months off a year).  We still live here year round. We renovate and enjoy the wildlife. Our property is a Wildlife Sanctuary and a bag of peanuts lasts us 2 Days! LOL!

We feed dozens of squirrels and hundreds of birds. I post tons of photos on Facebook

Here’s an 8 second video of Sweetie Peetie – Our oldest, tamest Forest Squirrel ❤️

How We Met

I grew up in Sault Ste Marie, ON, John grew up in the Toronto area. We both moved to Edmonton, and met in 1982 at the Convention Inn Hotel (Now the Delta Inn South). I worked at the Top of the Inn Dining Room for 20 Years. John, the Executive Chef of the Hotel worked there for 16 YearsWhat an amazing time that was! ❤️ 

In 1999, we moved back to Ontario to be closer to our families. (My parents live in Sault Ste Marie, and John's parents retired in Elliot Lake).
We were open Year Round for the first 5 years 1999-2005. We were BLESSED to have my Mom & Dad take care of the Motel for us twice a year. We were able to continue travelling and add to our Casino Chip Collection.

Happy Hour at the Northern Lights Motel
Bob, Helen, Wanda & George Hutchinson. Happy Hour at Chalet 2 😃

October 26, 2012 - Disaster Struck. We lost 3/4's of our Business in 2012 & the Business was closed for a Year.

But we weren't going anywhere. We LOVE this place, and our Guests love it too. We rebuilt the Chalets, and renovated everything that was on high ground. Now our place is smaller, but better than ever before!

We've been stacking the Canadian Snow Gauge and measuring Snow in Wawa since 2003 ⛄️🍺❄️

In the early Snowmobiling years, there wasn’t Snow information on the Internet for Snowmobilers. So I had a ton of fun measuring snow for all of our valued Snowmobiling Guests. I ran the “Snow Cam” on my Website for decades.

For Trail information visit The OFSC Website  

We look forward to having you stay with us in 2019!

Mo & John
xxoo 💕

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