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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 3 weeks ago
nkidd2015 Toronto, Ontario
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Oakville, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here this past weekend (July 25-27) and was very disappointed. The entire resort requires updating. It seems they are focused on getting guests continually booked and not reinvesting any of the money back into the resort or its upkeep. There were holes in the screens of our cottage, stains on the carpet and linoleum (yes, linoleum....why wouldn't that be... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really impressive place. Lots of kids activities with amazing staff who couldn't do enough to ensure we had a great time. I would definitely go again, and miss it already! Seven of us travelled in total, including my 3 young children, and my parents. We rented Garaden Cottage, which is a four bed cottage. The accomodation was nice overall. There... More 

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

nkidd2015 - wow it was a fantastic week, I think the staff have as much fun as the families do! Such a nice way to spend your vacation and to share it not only with your children but with your extended family as well. Can't wait to see you all again - perhaps for a winter vacation so the kids... More 

Bowmanville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the Irwin Inn over the May 24th week-end 2015. Just the 2 of us and we had accommodations for 6. The master bedroom was quiet, and well decorated. The living room, and dining room were o.k. but the kitchen is way too tiny. There was very little counter space. We did not have a light in the shower... More 

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

ChristinaR, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Inn. I'm happy your enjoyed your dinner and Breakfast with us as along with our service , our food is one of our Hallmarks of the Inn. You are correct, that perhaps the suite you were in made need some updating, and I'm happy to report that... More 

Peterborough, Ontario
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Rude and Nonprofessional Staff / Run Down Facility I have mixed feelings about my review, as there was some great aspects to the "Resort" I used those words very loosely when calling it that, but also some unfortunate negatives that cant go unnoticed. We recently had planned a day/night cottage rental for 6 adults, as well that night a surprise... More 

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

recordmichelle, We certainly were disappointed to read your review, and it's unfortunate that you felt we did not live up to our promise. We encourage all feedback, as it allows us to review our practices and procedures, to celebrate our successes and work on any failures we have. Although you do have many valid points, I do hope the readers... More 

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We've only had drinks here because we were touring around in the car and my aunt knew the place. It has a nice terrace with a great view over the lake. They weren't quite open yet so finding some on to order was a challenge since the place is quite big. But after finding someone Al was oke and the... More 

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

Hi Mario K, thanks for "dropping in" this spring - yes it is correct in the spring we can be almost anywhere as we start getting ready for the season - but we are always happy to stop and look after guests who happen to cross our door step. I'm happy you enjoyed the view (we think its spectacular too)... More 

ETOBICOKE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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 April 29, 2015

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
1 review
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 

ONTARIO
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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 

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

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 

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