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Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages

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903 McRae-Hay Lake Road, Whitney, Ontario K0J 2M0 , Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second time here and are going to try and make it a yearly trip. Had an absolute fabulous time here the staff was amazing. Erin was very courteous and attentive to our every need. Breakfast being included was a nice perk and also the option to have dinner as well delivered to our cabin is over the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pictures just do not do any justice to this place on the water! You feel the stress melt away! Erin & her staff are just wonderful, & so welcoming! Breakfast delivered to us in the cabin was a huge highlight, fresh baked goods, boiled egg, fruit, yogurt, coffee & juice to start your day, just amazing! Cabins are the clean,... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to review our facility. I"m glad you enjoyed the breakfast - I confess I'm rather partial to muffins and croissants myself :). It is nice to have the room when you are part of a larger group - Cabin 5 holds 5 or 6 people easily. I hope to see you next spring.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you Erin family and staff for making our 2nd visit very memorable. Really enjoyed the little touches like canoes docks and breakfast delivered in the morning. We are now making this a family tradition! See you next May!

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

I love being a family tradition! Thank you for your kind review - I know it helps other travellers get an idea what Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages is like. It was a beautiful day Sunday and I'm glad you had the chance for a bonfire. We'll look forward to seeing you next time! More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing location, absolutely peaceful and quite, very nice cottages with stainlessly clean bathrooms. Wonderful located at the lake, you can't expect more of a place when you intend to relax and want to hear nothing else than the birds singing.

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

Thank you so much. Isn't spring a great time to visit Algonquin? I was glad you got to see the trees starting to leaf out and the wildflowers in early May - and next time a Moose! I do appreciate your feedback and hope you'll be back again soon. More 

Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We had a great stay back in August 2013 (sorry for the late feedback!!): the cabin, breakfast, the lake, the motorboat, the whereabouts, the view. We had a great time with our 2 children. They were very polite (thank-you, Erin) and we were having such a great time that we extended our stay another 2 or 3 days, totalling just... More 

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

How did I miss this last winter?? Thank you for your review - a review is appreciated no matter how long after you visit! It is such a pleasure to spend time with guests from other countries. We're glad to share a piece of Canada, and I hear about the points to visit in Spain - a benefit for both... More 

Bielefeld, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had a wonderful Stay at Hay Lake and enjoyed the quitness, peace and the beautiful view for a Week in Cabin No. 2. The Cabin was great. We had everything we needed and we loved the breakfast! It was the perfect location for our Canada-Trip with so much to do (canoeing, swimming, fishing or hiking in Algonquin Park) or... More 

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

My goodness- Trip Advisor forgot to tell me you posted a review! Thank you for your kind words. I know how many places there are in the world to see and visit, and I'm always glad when a guest from far away likes it here enough to want to return! Your feedback on Trip Advisor is very helpful. I hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A weekend we will never forgot. A quiet beautiful cottage and your own terrace near the Hay lake. Using the canoes, sitting by the fire, hiking in the Algonguin NP and use all the facilities of your own cottage including a gas BBQ! A more than friendly staff and owners, who brought fresh breakfast each morning and were very helpfull.... More 

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

It was a beautiful week wasn't it? I'm glad you were here to see the fall leaf colour, and thank you for sharing your pictures. Your enthusiasm made it a pleasure to serve the birthday cake and talk about Algonquin Park's trails. Thank you for your feedback. Trip Advisor reviews are more important than ever. The Netherlands is far away,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We travelled here after staying 3 nights in another cabin we were greeted by Erin who showed us to our cabin (no 5) it was amazing, our bedroom had a huge window which looked out over the lake. The next day we were loaned her permit for algonquin park, canoes and life jackets available for use and the views where... 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 chance to give us some feedback on your stay. I must say Charlie the chipmunk has not found as good a friend :). It was so much fun sharing Hay Lake and Algonquin with you and your family. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that someday you can join us again. More 

Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

On our first visit to Canada (coming from Germany) we came to this nice place. We had a cabin with a great view of the lake and it is very quiet around this place. We had good breakfasts and dinners, each delivered directly to the cabin. Canoes are available to make your own excursions on the lake. Should we be... 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 give us your feedback. A trip like yours takes a lot of planning, and you always have such high hopes when you travel to a new place. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here, and the quiet we offer. There are so many places to visit in this world, but if you ever... More 

Unionville, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We have visited Hay Lake Lodge for 5 years - and we look forward to going back every year. The family that runs it always makes you feel welcome. The facilities are always clean and we enjoy spending time in the lodge playing games when it is rainy or canoeing/kayaking on the beautiful lake. The kids also have fun catching... More 

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

Thank you for adding your feedback on Trip Advisor. I'm so glad you and your family feel at home here. It is always a pleasure to watch your family enjoying spending time together. It is one of our goals that a family can feel as though they are coming to "their" cabin each year. I'll be happy to see any... More 

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