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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Uxbridge, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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General Manager I, General Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

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 

Brooklin, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I booked the Irwin Inn for my daughter and her new husband as a short honeymoon. I have never stayed here myself but I was looking for somewhere special for them to go to because of the limited time they had. I booked the best room they had which was almost $500 a night for a room that came with... More 

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

Guito4674 Thank you for choosing to send your guests to the Inn for their special getaway. We apologize for the inconvenience of the pool not being ready on arrival, certainly this was an oversight and I'm happy that this was corrected with time for your guests to enjoy. In regards to the horseback riding, we have gone through our original... More 

Toronto, Ontario
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stayed at the inn for an overnight stay while attending a friend's wedding. The room decor & it's contents were extremely old & need to be seriously replaced. The room smelled stale with beddings that seemed to have been from the 80s. The beds were worn and uncomfortable and the cleaniness was suspect. There was a old stain on... More 

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

Dear KK, Thank you again for sharing your thoughts. Yes, the Main Inn rooms are dated, but they are traditional lodge rooms built in 1947 and are priced as so - we have many returning guests who like their " nostalgic" look and charm, perhaps you would have been more comfortable in one our many suites which were available to... More 

Nepean, Ontario
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88 reviews 88 reviews
20 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This aging property, now under new ownership, is already at a high standard but has a way to go before being all that it could be. The staff is courteous, friendly and proficient. The location on Stoney Lake is wonderful and the lodge takes full advantage of it. Our room was very large. well-laid out and comfortable complete with screened... More 

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

Hi Northern_Tourist, As always we are grateful to read guest comments. First, I want to clarify that the Inn is not under new ownership - The Irwin family, led by Dennis & Patti do still own the Inn and are involved quite literally with the day to day operations. As with any business, as owners the Irwin's along with our... More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

When room service made up our room we had a very pleasant surprise. My son brought his stuffies and a blanket. The room service folks made a sleeping bag out of the blanket and had his stuffies sleeping there waiting for my son. I delight in customer service. Our room had free wifi and Apple TV, as well as a... More 

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

Hi 12Elliott3, So happy you enjoyed your stay - and as far as "Stuffie" well we just thought he needed a nice comfy spot to have a nap! Cheers Jennifer More 

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Address: 1390 Irwin Rd | Douro Dummer, Lakefield, Ontario K0L 2H0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Lakefield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 25
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