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Red Deer Log Cabins and Campground

6471 Highway 523 | on the Madawaska River, Madawaska, Ontario K0J 2C0, Canada
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To August 28, $100/night
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we were introduced to this place 3 years ago, we are coming back each year for one of the long weekends. Our first year was in a cabin, then we bought a good tent. The "place in the middle of nowhere" as the owner describes it is totally worth the escape from your daily routines. No Timmie's, no Walmarts,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Do not book the nearby Riverland Bed & Breakfast We had a horrible experience last weekend. This Riverland Bed & Breakfast also have campsite and lodge (trailer). We booked three bedrooms 3 weeks advance specifically for the B&B. But when we arrive Riverland Bed & Breakfast , those rooms are occupied by other large private group, the host only give... More

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Reddear, Owner at Red Deer Log Cabins and Campground, responded to this review

How strange! I received no notice of this review, and only saw it because I was updating my website. As much as I appreciate the review, I wish it said something about this property. Thanks for taking the time to make your opinion known. More

Courtenay, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Everything a campground should be. We stayed in the cabin with a great view through the pines, over the water. Through the windows, while drinking tea, spotted a great blue heron wading in the cat tails. a group of mergansers paddled by the shore in front of the kitchen windows. Outside there were mushrooms to pick, new berries to discover... More

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Reddear, Owner at Red Deer Log Cabins and Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for your observations. It never occurred to me that someone would see a Heron from inside the cabin! But yes, there is enough window/view for that to happen. I still haven't become used to the cabin you stayed in; it had such tiny windows (and was so rough) for 21 of the 24 years i have owned this... More

Cornwall, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We had a great visit with friends! The campsites are all clean, with some shade from trees.There are taps nearby with drinking water, bathrooms and a shower, all in a very acceptable state. We did not rent a cabin, but were inside two cabins that Sandra has fixed up so well! What I like about the cabins the MOST is... More

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Reddear, Owner at Red Deer Log Cabins and Campground, responded to this review

Thanks for checking in! (double entendre intended) Great to know that, in spite of some wretched weather, you had a great time. Serious campers, appropriately equipped for their experience, do well here. Those who live outside (badly) for a couple of days often run into trouble. Camping does involve skill and basic equipment, not plastic gizmos from China, to have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I have been coming up to Red Deer Lodge for 20+ years now on my own and with family and friends. I come fully equiped to make my stay enjoyable...food, wine, bathing suit, walking shoes and a good book. I am not a camper or backpacker but I come to enjoy nature and the quiet of mid week in Northern... More

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Reddear, Owner at Red Deer Log Cabins and Campground, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for the pump! I love your equipment list. It's perfect. Hope to see you here soon again. More

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

My husband, son and I scheduled a trip to Red Deer Log Cabins in late August. As an avid canoer/camper/hiker I was excited to get back to Algonquin (well close to it anyway!). Our son is 15 months old so we are limited in the type of camping we can do. Thats why we opted for a cabin this time.... More

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Reddear, Owner at Red Deer Log Cabins and Campground, responded to this review

Weather can certainly present challenges for nature lovers! Sadly, the weather was much better than the forecast, and you missed a fabulous week. That happens a lot here; the readings are taken from a town 65 km away, in a completely different microenvironment. Hopefully your return visit will have a more accurate forecast! More

canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Have been visiting Sandra at Red Deer for 16 years now. We have tented and used the cabins. The camp sites are large and the cabins have everything that you need. Remember...you are camping!!! The waterfront is perfect for swimming with a sandy beach. Over the past 16 years we have discovered that there is something special about Red Deer... More

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Reddear, Owner at Red Deer Log Cabins and Campground, responded to this review

Amazing how many people from years past have returned this year.! It's been an amazing season that way. Glad you could be part of it. Weren't you here the weekend Katrina wiped out New Orleans? More

Lugano, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

red deer cabins, that is. we're neither backpackers nor campers, so we always expect a nice and clean accomodation in return for our money, not just anything at the cheapest possible price. the place is a camping site with four cabins and a tent field that share one single smelly toilette for all guests, right by a mosquitos infested lake.... More

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Reddear, Owner at Red Deer Log Cabins and Campground, responded to this review

You smiled as you left, and said you felt better. You were exhausted when you arrived. Just the facts. You paid $125 including tax/night for Friday/Saturday at the height of the summer season. You could get cheaper in a motel on a main highway. No kitchen, firepit, or waterfront yard though. The waterfront is a river. The river levels are... More

southern ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Very restful place. I was delighted with the view and proximity to the water. I brought my own bed linens. I did not use the shower stall as it had seen better days and did not appeal to me. I wished I could stay longer as I sensed this was a place where I could truly unwind. The other two... More

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Reddear, Owner at Red Deer Log Cabins and Campground, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. I want to be clear about this little cabin that does not appear on my website, but exists in reality. It is an "overflow" unit, and is rarely offered. My friends, my mother, and my volunteer helpers often stay in it. Very occasionally it is occupied by a member of the traveling public. In the old... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We telephoned ahead to get a price for staying at red deer location. We were quoted a price for two log cabins for two nights. We were told that one was available for both nights and the other for one night only but a smaller room was available for the second night for one couple. We were quoted a price... More

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Reddear, Owner at Red Deer Log Cabins and Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. In a nutshell, you had late check-in after booking last minute; had plenty of opportunities to bring any deficiencies or discrepancies to my attention; could have not extended your stay to 3 nights, could have found more suitable accommodation elsewhere; skipped out on a portion of the bill and complained online afterward. Any issues could... More

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Address: 6471 Highway 523 | on the Madawaska River, Madawaska, Ontario K0J 2C0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Northeastern Ontario > Madawaska
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Red Deer Log Cabins And Campground Madawaska, Ontario, Canada

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4 one room log cabins on the waterfront are cozy and clean. Fully equipped kitchens, good double beds, picnic tables and firepits. Electric heat for spring and autumn adventurers. Sand beach on site, waterfall 1 km upriver. Relax, unplug, unwind! The land that time forgot is close to Algonquin Park (21 km), and has a lot of the same features in the area. Wildlife/bird watching, hiking, fishing, canoeing, berries and mushrooms in season. 85 Km of contiguous waterway; Moore's Creek, Madawaska River, Bark Lake. Central washrooms with hot showers and flush toilets. 40 campsites are large, for families and groups. 8 have electricity and water hookups for trailers. Excellent cell, 4G reception from nearby tower. This is nature's playground, no swings or slides required. Pack your toys, leave the noise, and come to where the wildlife isn't human! Note: these are housekeeping, or self-catered, units. ... more   less 
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