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The Irwin Inn

1390 Irwin Rd | Douro Dummer, Lakefield, Ontario K0L 2H0, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 5 Lakefield B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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ETOBICOKE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The accommodations were very nice. The food was delicious and the staff was excellent. Jennifer was extremely helpful as were Pamela, Debbie and the others on the staff. My son and new daugther in law had a very lovely and memorable wedding right by beautiful Stoney Lake.

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General Manager I, General Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

Mary D. Certainly the pleasure was all ours. Alex and Virginia were an amazing couple to work with, and we're so happy they were able to have the wedding they had planned. I'll pass on your gratitude to both Pamela and Debbie (two of our many all stars), along with all the other staff. It was a sincere pleasure to... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is now where we go EVERY year in March. Beautiful, friendly, flexible, spacious, affordable, quiet, luxurious, feature-filled. Rooms are huge, pretty and equipped. We love the huge living room, wee kitchen, spacious comfy bedrooms, fireplace, TV and Netflicks, and personal balcony with hot-tub. We look forward to going sometime in the summer!

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General Manager I, General Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

Carrie L Your arrival each March, heralds the beginning of the next season. Thank you for choosing your yearly stay with us, and I do hope you will come and visit in the summer - perhaps a Scenic Lake cruise, or stargazing by the campfire will be just as enticing as our winter stays. All the best, Jennifer More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Our extended family of 13 has been meeting at the Irwin Inn for years over Easter, and we've never been disappointed. Patti, Dennis and Jennifer are like family and consistently go out of their way to ensure our time spent there is memorable. Food is always amazing, and plenty of it, and the accommodations are very comfortable, and great for... More 

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Sharonsharon2015 Truly we couldn't imagine an Easter Weekend without your Gang, what a privilege for us! Regardless of the weather, your group seems to always have an amazing time. We truly consider you family. Truly wish we could see you 2 or 3 times a year but we will settle for just once. Till next Easter - Cheers Jennifer More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stayed her for two nights in mid March. Booked the Lower East Lakeside Spa Suite. Very quaint suite. Hot tub on the balcony. Used it both nights, very refreshing. Went skating on the lake, cross country skiing, fed the horses in the barn and walked around. There was a winter contest which we won a gift certificate for a future... More 

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General Manager I, General Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review of your stay! We certainly enjoyed all the wonderful images you shared of your adventures here at the Inn. The winter can be a magical time of year to visit the Inn and enjoy the great outdoors. This is the first winter season we chose to close the dining room, so far the response... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here after the Xmas break and we really like the Lower East room. Only complaints were the netflix stalled and our hot tub was not turned on so could not warm up in time. We went c c skiing and for some hikes and the weather was nice. There are plenty of films and games... More 

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Stephanie, Thank you for taking the time to highlight your experience with us here at the Inn. Although, mother nature let us down through New Years, winter arrived just in time for your visit. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay - and apologize about the Hot Tub not being ready for your arrival (often hard with last minute... More 

Uxbridge, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Although our hostess tried her best, the establishment is run down and in need of serious repair. Also what you see on the website is not what we got by a long shot. The one bathroom in our cabin, you had to stand in the shower to literally wash your hands.

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General Manager I, General Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

John, I'm sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations. I was surprised to see your review after we offered you a upgrade to a 3 bedroom suite , from your original reservation of a 2 bedroom online. We are a traditional Lakeside Lodge, and that is what we try to express in our website and marketing. The bathroom... More 

St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you need to getaway with your honey, book the Upper Middle Lakeside Spa Suite. I assume they are all as nice as ours was. Not full of bells and whistles, just peace, quiet, privacy, a REALLY NICE HOT TUB ON THE DECK, a kitchenette if you need it and a really nice and comfortable bed:) The wood stove and... More 

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General Manager I, General Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

Dear IanKaren2013 Thank you so much for the wonderful review of your stay at the Inn. Your description of the Inn and our traditional Service and hospitality was perfect, and we are so happy to have hosted your getaway. I hope to see you again soon! Cheers Jennifer More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We came here for one night to celebrate our ten year wedding anniversary and had a wonderful experience at this beautiful country inn. All staff were exceptional from the moment we arrived. The Inn was not full and we were upgraded to a beautiful lakefront suite. We were even provided with a take away lunch for our drive back to... More 

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General Manager I, General Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ardraleah, The pleasure was certainly all ours - we are so honoured that you chose to enjoy your anniversary back here at the Inn, the same place you enjoyed your honeymoon. Guest like yourselves who return to the Inn for such special occasions, truly make our jobs special - we feel as though we become such an important part... More 

Aurora, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We have never stayed at the resort but we come a special family dinner for Easter and Thanksgiving every year for about three years now. The staff is very friendly and nicely looks after you while you dine at the restaurant. The food is quite good and so is the selection. They also have a kid friendly option as well.

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Anne D. We always love to see familiar faces at anytime, thank you for choosing to celebrate your special dinners with us here at the Inn. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time here at the Inn, the dining room is always filled with the warmth of so many families enjoying a special time together, and giving thanks for all the blessings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I had the pleasure of staying at the Inn from September 23-25th. The inn was absolutely amazing and I felt the customer service was excellent. I stayed at Dennis's Cottage which had a whirlpool, 1 bed and I bought the Canoe/Kayak package (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner included) as well as one horseback ride. I'll start off with things that... More 

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General Manager I, General Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

Jacky L It was our pleasure to have you visit this fall. The week was a perfect time, although Mother Nature definitely helped us out as well. We are so pleased you were able to experience so many different "1st" including a wonderful Hack ride through the trails. We hope to see you again, and perhaps next time with a... More 

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