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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cheltenham, ON
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just back from another great visit at Hay Lake Lodge, where we were treated like lost family after missing one year. Love the new fire pit on the deck at the lodge. It provides a new focal point and gathering place to meet other guests. Delighted with the new shower heads which Erin installed this summer after comment from Jen... More 

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very impressed with the setting, the lake and the breakfasts. We stayed for a week and could not get over how quiet the resort is. If you are looking for true peace and quiet, this is the spot. We loved kayaking on the lake, there is plenty to explore. The breakfasts were fantastic and the hospitality was amazing.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Isn't it amazing how quickly a week goes by? I know I've said it before, but I really do think this is a special lake for exploring and feeling like you have a spot to yourself. I'm glad you enjoyed our evening fire pit - there is nothing like an... More 

Douro-Dummer, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every summer I'm looking for a lakeside retreat where I can get together with my 2 adult children . This year Hay Lake Lodge provided the perfect venue. Excellent swimming, an interesting and extensive lake to explore by canoe and all the privacy we could possibly need for singing or rather rowdy games of scrabble on the screened porch .... More 

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

One of my favourite memories of the summer will be all of you on your yoga mats on the deck by the water. It seemed the perfect combination of movement and location. Thank you for your review. I'm glad our lodge served you and your family well. Your thoughtful review is much appreciated. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights in August and didn't want to leave!! The setting is so stunning, with the porch looking out to lake - a great place to sit if it is raining. The staff are so friendly and Erin even gave me a bottle of sparkling wine as I was celebrating my 30th birthday whilst on the trip... More 

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

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Two nights really only gives you a day to enjoy the lake, the paddling, and relaxing, but it's a good taste and perhaps you can come back another time. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It's the feedback that tells us whether we're on track. I hope your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here July 24, 25, 26, and 27. It is very quiet. We slept 10 hours straight each night with the widows wide open! Loved the mattress so much we took down the details to buy it when we got back. The food is delicious. The service personalized. The staff and host are very laid back and accommodate your... More 

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

What a helpful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here and found the cabin pleasant. It was a treat for us to see you arrive tired and stressed, and then unwind as you relaxed and explored - kudos on the long hikes! Thanks for the tip on the shower head - it is always a bonus to see... More 

ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

July 17th we had to abandon our campsite for the evening in Algonquin Park because of relentless rain. We started out to find dry place to sleep for the evening. Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages had an ad in the Algonquin Park newspaper, so we made our there and found this little gem on the lake. There was one cabin... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to send in a review. Sometimes it's the spontaneous events that make life so pleasant- such as you joining us for an evening. There is nothing so comforting as dry and warm accommodations when it is pouring outside! Sometimes I think people feel a review is not so important, because there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in the Cedar point cabin for 3 nights. What a nice place! The bed was very confortable, the kitchen well equipped, the fireplace ready for us to use, ... Every little detail was well thought of. But the nicest parts are the porch and the little private terrace with barbecue and dock. Ideal also with our 10 months... More 

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

What a nice surprise - I went to check my Trip Advisor listing and there was your review - for some reason I didn't get the notice. It was so pleasant having you stay with us. I"m glad you enjoyed the cabin and I"m sure eventually your daughter will be a kayaking convert :) Thank you for taking the time... More 

Whitby, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I stayed here a couple days with my daughter. The staff were extremely nice and the cabin was perfect for us. The cabins are extremely clean and very well taken care of. Breakfast each morning was wonderful. Very quiet place if you are looking to relax.

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

Thank you for your review - I was so pleased to be part of your daughter's birthday wish! You certainly took advantage of every opportunity to see wildlife. There seems to be less quiet in the world and I'm grateful it is still so peaceful here. You are welcome anytime you want a getaway. Thanks again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

We had the most fantastic stay at Hay Lake this June 2015. We had expected good things before we arrived but cabin no.5 surpassed our expectations. We barely heard anyone else whilst we were there (even though all of the cabins were occupied) which was perfect as we were looking for some down time and privacy. The beds were very... More 

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

How nice of you to take the time for your Trip Advisor review. It is always such a pleasure to see people enjoying the lake and the beauty of Algonquin. I'm glad you enjoyed your cabin - the next time you can try a different one or keep it the same! Thanks again for your kind words. More 

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

What a lovely cottages all with a view at the Lake. Surrounded with beautiful nature. Erin made sure we had all we needed during our stay. The cottage was very clean and fully equipped. Breakfast every morning was a treat and don't forget to try the Cider! It was our first Canoing experience and we loved it. Thanks again Erin... More 

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

Thank you; I very much appreciate your kind review. I thought it was so lucky that the day was so beautiful for your canoe trip and lunch. Your little shoes are hanging by my computer as a reminder of your stay. I'm glad you found some peace and rest while you were here. More 

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