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Irwin Lake Chalet

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680 Loch Haven Lane, Old Barns | Nova Scotia, Truro, Nova Scotia B6L 1L8, Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the Irwin Lake Chalets to be EXTREMELY clean and well appointed, the kitchen has everything you might need, the cottage floor-plan maximizes use of space, the bed was comfortable, the owners and staff were warm, welcoming, helpful, accommodating & friendly. The cabin's patio is covered in case it rains, the cottage includes a reading nook w/books and games.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This was expected to be one of the highlights of our month long trip around Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. A chance to be immersed in nature at an isolated and tranquil spot so we could relax on our busy itinerary and have a chance to spot any wildlife. We had traveled all the way from New Zealand where we have... More 

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New Glasgow, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My fiancé and i went for an over night get away. It was wonderful. The lady and her husband who own it are so sweet!! Everything was so cosy! We stayed in the owls perch, just a small cabin for two. The loft got REALLY hot as we left the fire on most of the night. Lots do to with... More 

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Bracey, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We started our 10-day Nova Scotia vacation at Irwin Lake Chalets. What an awesome place! Totally private and tucked away for peaceful seclusion. The cabin was immaculate and had everything we could possibly need. Our hosts were ever-so-friendly and helpful. We chose a few DVDs from their extensive collection to keep us occupied between fishing, cooking and eating! The bed... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stayed here for my birthday. What a place. Clean, peaceful, beautiful and well supplied with everything you need. Has a cute little wood stove with glass door in the Chalets wood is provided. It was our first visit and will not be our last. Very nice for a romantic getaway or for a family getaway.There is only six chalets... More 

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Nine Mile River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My Husband and I stayed two nights at Irwin Lake Chalet for the first time. We stayed in the Eagle's Nest Log Chalet. It was absolutely beautiful, my dream home. It is two story with a loft and queen size bed. The wood stove is so cozy but sure heats up the little place quickly. There is a nice deck... More 

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Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband and I have stayed at the Chalets a few times during the summer months. I remember feeling a little sense of uneasiness knowing that there is no cable, satellite and limited cell service but we decided to give it a go anyway. Boy are we glad we did! Being slaves to technology and always reachable from our jobs,... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Quiet, private setting. The 2 bedroom cottage had everything you need to set up housekeeping. Very clean. The only drawback would be the mattress in the sofa. The two beds were very comfy though. Waterfront

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Denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had a lovely experience at this well equipped cabin on a lake until we got into bed and the smoke alarm began to go off. This would not have been too much of a problem however the alarm itself was his up on the wall beyond anyone's reach. Regretfully we had to awaken the caretaker who cheerfully returned with... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

It's hard to believe Irwin Lake is so close to Truro, and just an hour or so away from Halifax - it feels like you've driven hours away from urban chaos. I'd highly recommend this place if you are looking for an easy escape for a night or two (and especially if you are visiting from out of province, and... More 

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