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Ponderosa Nature Resort

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Ponderosa Nature Resort
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My partner and I have discovered that we enjoy this type of thing and have found a great place down south. We were hoping there would be some place comparable to it in Ontario. While this place is still a bit rustic it's a lot better than the other option close to Toronto. We look forward to returning. Just a... More 

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guelph, ontario
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22 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We are annual members of the resort, and visited Feb 28th for a swim and sauna. To our surprise, the pool was not heated since grouting repairs earlier in the week. The resort facilities closed for the first 2 weeks of January, so I would have expected scheduled maintenance to happen then. In addition to the lack of swimming pool,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great "naturist" park, but more so, clothing optional. The downside is that too many use that option to just "take a peek" with no intention of trying naturism. The upside is if your partner plain out refuses to go to a naturist park for fear of having to be naked, then, here you have the option to take him/her to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

was not impressed what so ever, the resort caters to seasonal people, we had stayed there from Aug 2- Aug 4 in a tent while the weather wasnt the greatest we were placed right by the parking lot and the clubhouse party centreal, all the golf carts were all around us so when they leave they shine there lights in... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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98 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We have been to many resorts and this is one of the best. Facilities are very nice (major exception is tennis courts which are arguably worst I have played on) but tennis is not only reason to visit. Food and drink were VERY good and VERY reasonable priced. Dance was a lot of fun - good DJ and nice mix... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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47 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We booked a 13 night trip on Jamaica in may of this year and our trip was just ok; 3,800.00.plus; (Just a heads up, the nude vacation market on Jamaica has just about dried up) But after spending 3 nights hear in august for my 56th birthday. I could only think to my self what was I thinking. We should... More 

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dundas, canada
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We have been members of this resort for a number of years and in fact spend most of the summer months visiting the club on a daily basis. We spend most of our visits lounging in and around the pool or soaking in the conversation pool/bar. It's a great place to get an all over tan. We find the prices... More 

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Barrie
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Had the pleasure of attending the Ponderosa's nude music festival and was thoroughly impressed with everything! The grounds were beautiful even after a week of non-stop rain... the pools were warm and everyone was friendly. GREAT music and atmosphere. Can't wait until next year's event but will be back before then to enjoy all the great facilities here. Thanks for... More 

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Hamilton
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Not only did I witness someone who was apparently a manager, speak to other customers inside the club house as if they were bumbling idiots but I also overheard the owner speaking ill of people who were near the hot tub she was sitting in. This is terribly unfortunate because the place is lovely. The food is over priced and... More 

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Stopped in a week ago on a friday morning weather ws probably 27 and sunny I found the staff quite friendly welcoming and informative. As for the facilities the outdoor pool as well as the indoor pool were quite chilly (indoor pool was under some small reno but still useable) the outdoor hottub was also only lukewarm but the indoor... More 

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