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Colonial Bay Cottage Resort

2.0 of 5
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2218 Route # 60, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2J6, Canada
Colonial Bay Cottage Resort
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Came to hike in Algonquin Park, the weather gods were not in our favour of camping. Spoke to a local outfitter who suggested we try Colonial Bay even though it is the high time for leaf peepers. Lucky for us, Bruce and Nicole had room for us to stay. From the in room fireplace and kitchenette to the propane BBQ...... More 

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ColonialBay, Owner at Colonial Bay Cottage Resort, responded to this review

Ian, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure meeting you and chatting about biking and skiing - two of my passions as well. Next time we will have to arrange to do either depending on the season. Glad Nicolle was able to add the final touch to your salad! Bruce More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Able to get price online as we were travelling..using TripAdvisor. When got to hotel landlord promised to change price to reflect price I received online..however did not change it on my credit card..Rooms are tired.they r not friendly he complained the way I opened the door..

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ColonialBay, Owner at Colonial Bay Cottage Resort, responded to this review

Shari, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about Colonial Bay. It causes me sleepless nights to know someone is so unhappy that they will accuse us of “cheats on internet price…” You made your reservation with a third party online reservation company called Booking.com. Your reservation submitted to us from Booking.com (reservation # 498222309) was for... More 

Wasaga Beach, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Our stay was just too short. Despite less than favourable weather, we had a great time. The cabin (#3) was cosy, comfortable and included everything we needed to whip up great meals. The grounds made for a perfect Boce field and the lake offered up some nice bass and pike, along with canoe and kayaking. Having the public launch right... More 

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ColonialBay, Owner at Colonial Bay Cottage Resort, responded to this review

Marie, please pass our thanks to Terry and Laureen for their kind comments. Despite the mixed weather you sure kept busy! Glad you could make it up for a couple days too. More 

Ajax, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After visiting Colonial Bay twice last year for a couple of 3 day junkets, we came back this year for an entire week. (See earlier review I did titled "A Slice of Heaven"). This year we stayed in one of the motel rooms with a kitchenette. The kitchenette has a 2 burner stove (no oven) and a larger fridge than... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Before coming to Colonial Bay, we read the reviews in Tripadvisor and after visiting it, were glad to see that obviously a lot of work has been done in the past few years. We rented Cottage #8 (the 3 bedroom cottage), the rooms were clean, small and very basic (normal for a cottage, I would assume), there was a new... More 

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ColonialBay, Owner at Colonial Bay Cottage Resort, responded to this review

Hello Elena, Thank you for your thorough review of Colonial Bay and your stay. It is great to have comments by someone who is such an avid tripadvisor user and your comments help make us even better. We are pleased to hear you found the cottage upgraded, clean and well supplied. Likewise we are thrilled you found the sand bottom... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Thank you to the owners of this lovely site for a wonderful stay. They were very accommodating and really helpful in advising us of what to do and where to go to eat etc. The location on the lake is beautiful and the free use of the canoes and pedalos was most welcome. The room was spotless and had everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We (naively) planned a random 3 day trip to Muskoka in mid April. Unfortunately when we got there we found the place pretty much shut down (frozen lakes = no canoeing, shut down trails etc) And yet, this was such a cosy little place that we enjoyed our stay nonetheless. The free wifi, dog-free environment, wood burning fireplace with easy-burn... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

After an fantastic drive from Ottawa through the Algonquin National Park we arrived at Colonial Bay Resort on the outskirts of Huntsville. We stayed in one of the four adjoining motel rooms which were a good size with two double beds. On site were a number of chalets for other guests. The resort is on the Peninsula Lake and free... More 

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

We had a great few days here. It was so relaxing and felt like our own personal garden and lake. The breakfast baskets were cute. Having use of all the sporting and aquatic equipment was fun. Even though other rooms were taken, it felt private.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This little gem, on Rte. 60 on the way to Algonquin Park, is run by the nicest people ever - Nicolle and Bruce are friendly, accommodating, warm, thoughtful, wonderful hosts. The cabins are very clean and basic -perfect if you are looking for the cottage experience of your youth. We loved the open waterfront and campfire, the lovely people, the... More 

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ColonialBay, Owner at Colonial Bay Cottage Resort, responded to this review

Debra, thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. It was wonderful to welcome you back to Colonial Bay again this year. Being close to Kawartha Dairy is great for that mid afternoon or after dinner ice cream run!! Do you think the tubing qualifies to burn off the calories? Bruce & Nicolle More 

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