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Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages

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903 McRae-Hay Lake Road, Whitney, Algonquin Park, Ontario K0J 2M0 , Canada
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Westerville, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place, the people, the activities, the adventures, and the scenery combine to make Hay Lake a special and unique experience that has drawn our family for over thirty years. Hay Lake allows us to escape the noise and rush of our daily lives, and reconnect to a slower, quieter, and simpler way of life. It allows us to focus... More 

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Thank David C
Erin-HayLake, Owner at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and thorough review. I don't think I could have described our Hay Lake lifestyle any better, and am glad that you and your family find your visits so refreshing. As you said, you have come for many years, and we are always glad to see you return. I hope to see you and... More 

Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

....if you consider heaven to be a place of peace, beauty and grace. We were introduced to Hay Lake Lodge some years ago by friends and what a gift we have received from them. We have been back perhaps 10 times now, always after our annual trips into Algonquin park. Erin's warm hospitality is always a refreshing welcome back. Hay... More 

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Erin-HayLake, Owner at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

My goodness! I was sure I posted a response but I must have forgotten to press "Enter". Thank you for taking the time to review Hay Lake Lodge & Cottages. Comments on Trip Advisor are always appreciated, to help us see our lodge from the guest's point of view, and they are particularly helpful from guests who have come several... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

As polar opposite to the other reviews, my experience was disappointing. I chose Hay Lake with expectation for better quality of products and services as its prices are probably the highest among the businesses in the region. However, it turned out as the biggest disappointment in my travel experience, on a Thanksgiving Holiday. First of all, I had the most... More 

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Erin-HayLake, Owner at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Oh dear. I have always known that someday I would receive a poor review and here it is. I am glad though that you have listed the reasons for your rating so that I have a chance to respond. I'm sorry you were disappointed. You were with us one night. I'm sorry the breakfast wasn't sufficient; we bake a different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Had the most amazing time at hay lake and planning on going back ... Erin and her staff were very helpful and helped us to find town and directed us to the best spots ... have a good winter and see u in the spring

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Erin-HayLake, Owner at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

At the end of the season I take a holiday. I have just come back to this lovely review. Thank you for your note. I thought it was a great closing weekend and I'm glad you enjoyed it too. We're just 15 minutes from town, but it helps to know what's available there. I'll look forward to seeing you next... More 

Oakville, Ontario
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I'm a little late in writing the review, but I owe it Erin and her staff for making a wonderful stay for our group. Breakfast in morning, kayaks and canoes to use, clean and comfortable cabins...and the views... I never caught any fish, but I did have a great time. Erin is a fantastic host.

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Thank deltakilo34
Erin-HayLake, Owner at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sending in your review - early or late, we're always grateful to get your feedback! So many of my guests tell me they chose Hay Lake based on the Trip Advisor reviews. You can't always count on the fish, but you can depend on the beauty of Hay Lake! You sent your review on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My husband and I needed some where to stop and unwind after a busy week in New York with our two teenage daughters. Hay lake was more than we could have dreamed off for peace and tranquillity. The girls took to the Kayaks, Kev to the fishing and me to my reading. We had a wonderful wood fire going in... More 

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Erin-HayLake, Owner at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. I thought you planned your holiday very well, with a chance to recover after visiting New York! It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Everyone seemed to immerse themselves (not literally!) in the experience. You will be welcome whenever you can return. Thanks again for taking the time to share your impressions. More 

Gilmour, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We were looking for a beautiful tranquil place to gather our families for a simple & small wedding weekend & honeymoon afterwards. We stumbled upon Hay Lake Lodge & checked out Trip Advisor reviews & decided to have a look. We visited the Lodge about one year prior to our wedding, met with Erin & felt like it would be... More 

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Erin-HayLake, Owner at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for the generous and thorough review. The only part you left out was the pleasure and privilege we felt to be part of your special weekend and honeymoon. I'm glad you were able to experience the quiet and the variety on our lake - it really is a special place to explore. Best wishes to you both. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A large cabin near the Waterfront on the border of Alconquin Park. Free view on the park on your own terrace by the water. Good equipped kitchen and in the morning a fresh breakfast brought by our hostess. Near the east entrance of the park. Free use of canoes, free wifi. A pity we didn't stay any longer. It was... More 

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Erin-HayLake, Owner at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sending in your review. Everything gets so busy when you get home, so I appreciate you taking the time. I'm glad you enjoyed staying here. I do agree that Hay Lake offers a good chance to see wildlife (especially loons and beavers) and relax. Thanks again for your note. More 

Oshawa, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

On Father's Day in June 2014, my husband and two sons had an incredible long weekend at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages. It was their first trip together just the boys and it in their opinion the perfect place to be... peace and quiet, great fishing, absolutely good food. Erin made them feel very at home. I booked Cedar Point... More 

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1 Thank Nbluebird2015
Erin-HayLake, Owner at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, and including the pictures from their stay. Finding time for fathers and sons is not always easy, so I was glad it all came together. When I saw your pictures I remembered the grey weather, but everyone had a good time. I hope you'll be back - as family or as couple! More 

Peterborough, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We were at Hay Lake Lodge with a group for one night and then stayed on for a little R & R for ourselves for a second night. What a find! The breakfast delivered to our cabin was amazing with such nice presentation - and provided a great start to the day! The first night we had a family style... More 

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Erin-HayLake, Owner at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was fun seeing the combination of business meeting and a time to relax. Thank you for taking the time to post a review - it really does help our guests learn more about Hay Lake. And yes, do come back for Clover's butter tarts! More 

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