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Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages

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McRae-Hay Lake Road, Whitney, Ontario K0J 2M0 , Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My husband and I stayed at cabin 6 again this year . Its a lovely secluded cabin that is charming,well appointed, clean ! I can honestly say that as soon as we drive into the lane and open the doors I feel that I can breathe easier . Sitting by the lake listening to water,watching the loons swim by and... More 

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

Thanks for the lovely thoughts. I know how much you enjoy spending time with your family up here at the lake, - but I thought you expressed that feeling of rest by the water so well. It is always good to see you and I look forward to your visit next year. Thanks for the helpful feedback. More 

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My husband & I enjoyed our first visit so much that we have booked again for next year. Cabins are cozy and clean. Loved the breakfast that was brought to our cabin every morning. Kayak lesson was a lot of fun and the lake is beautiful. We went up to the main lodge in the evenings to sit by the... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback. It was so pleasant visiting with you at the Fire Pit. I hope you'll try the cheese flight again next year - we've been working on pairing cheeses and wines. I'm glad you enjoyed your kayak lessons - you get extra points for trying the wet exit! Thanks again for your review - your... More 

London, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My husband found this Lodge purely by chance, and what a great find.This is the place for you if you want to unplug, rejoice in the beauty of the province and its parks, enjoy nothing but the sound of the breeze through the trees , the paddle dipping into the water, and the loons on the lake.Wish we could have... More 

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

Wow, I love your description - A place to breathe! Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions. I really do believe we all need a time out now and then, and I'm glad you found one here. The loons on the lake are a definite bonus. I hope you'll be back for a longer visit, and thanks... More 

Guelph, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is an amazing place...beautiful views, comfortable cabins with great amenities, kayaking, canoeing, fishing with loons to sing you to sleep. Breakfast is delivered to you door every morning and the hostess and staff are friendly and helpful

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

Thank you for your review. It was a real pleasure to visit with you and your friends. I think the new fire pit will work well as a conversation centre. It would be great if you could return for a longer stay - you seem to enjoy the kayak and there is a lot more lake to see! More 

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

What a wonderful stay at Hay Lake Lodge. My wife and I had a great time... relaxing, quiet, peaceful. The setting was beautiful and the view of the lake breathtaking. Breakfast each morning was super as well. The environment reminded us of our 20+ years with our own cottage. For us, it brought back great memories. Erin and her crew... More 

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

Thank you for adding your review. More and more of my guests tell me Trip Advisor is a big part of their selection, so your words make a big difference! I'm glad you enjoyed Cabin 2. I love the pine panelling and the cozy screened porch. Of course I think Hay Lake is the perfect place to bring a kayak... More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Haylake Lodge was a great quiet getaway up North. We spent a lot of time searching for a place to go, and finally settled on Haylake Lodge. The Lodge is on a quiet and beautiful lake. The cabins themselves are meticulously maintained and spotless. There is lots to do, whether relaxing outside your own cabin or going out on the... More 

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

Gee thanks! It is so satisfying when a guest "gets" what Hay Lake is about. The two of you seemed to relax the minute you walked toward the cabin. I'm glad you liked Cabin 5 - you noticed that all the cabins are quiet, but we give a special name to 5 and 6 because they have that extra degree... More 

Guernsey, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I and our teenage son are touring Canada and have just spent two nights at Hay Lake Lodge after a hectic week in Toronto. It was wonderful to enjoy some peace and quiet in such a beautiful location, yet only a 15 mins drive from Algonquin Park. Erin responded promptly to our emails and everyone was 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 time on your travels to send us a review. It was a short stay, but we were glad you could join us. I do think you made use of every minute! I'm glad you enjoyed the breakfast, and found Cabin 4 to your liking. Traveling means lots of planning and being pleased with your... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My family spent a few days at HLL in early July. It was an amazingly relaxing and restful place to stay. We stayed in two different cabins (as we were picking up our daughter from camp) and each was wonderful. Cabin #2 is perfect for a couple while Cabin #6 is good as it has a loft and can accommodate... More 

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

Thank you so much for sharing your impressions - your willingness to move cabins meant you did get to know us better! The pleasure on your faces when I checked you into your cabin was a reward in itself. It sounds like your daughter is ready to carry on the camp tradition, so I'll hope to see you all next... More 

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Needed a quiet vacation and was impressed by the friendly staff and owner. The setting is very beautiful. The breakfast every morning is excellent -including freshly baked muffins. A wonderful place and an experience we would like to repeat. JF & DC

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

How nice of you to send in a review so promptly. I'm glad you found the quiet you were looking for. Victoria and JoAnne take pride in baking the muffins from scratch and trying new kinds - and they are glad to have ready and willing guests! I hope you'll be back when you're ready for another break - and... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife and I spent two nights at the Hay Lake Lodge during our recent trip to Canada. It’s a different experience as you are very isolated since you have your own cabin. You tell them what time you want breakfast at the main lodge, and it is placed on a table in your screened in porch. So literally, you... 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 review our Lodge. I have always been grateful that the bugs subside after June - they are the reason for the screened porches! I'm glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet. I hope you'll join us another time - the fall colours are amazing ( and no June bugs:) More 

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