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“Amazing stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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2040 Hartsmere Rd, RR1 | McArthurs Mills, Ontario K0L2M0, Canada   |  
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Ranked #44 of 774 Specialty Lodging in Ontario
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“Amazing stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Four of us stayed at the Hidden Cove for a fishing trip that ended up being one of the best cottage experiences any of us had.

The fishing was great, the cottage contained everything we needed (from kitchen utensils to a patio), but what really set the experience apart were the owners of the Resort, Sandra and Rick. They were absolutely amazing. Both clearly enjoy what they do, and it translates to a fantastic experience for the guests. Rick took us out fishing and provided many great tips. It was a learning experience for all of us. As for the fishing itself, it was wonderful, definitely not over fished.

We usually try to go to different lakes every summer, however, this will be a location that we definitely return to! We are also planning to come back for ice fishing, it'll be our first time, luckily it was unanimously agreed that we'll be able to "do it right" at the Hidden Cove :)

Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sandra A, Owner at Hidden Cove Cottage Resort, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Arie, thanks so much for the kind words! Your group was just a great bunch of guys, and Rick was happy to take you out and show you the hot spots! You are welcome back anytime, and we look forward to hosting you again this winter. Thanks so much for choosing out little spot for your vacation, we truly appreciate it! Rick and Sandra
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Guelph, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My boyfriend and I recently travelled to Hidden Cove for a weekend getaway. Rick and Sandra were fantastic - very welcoming, and did their best to ensure we had the best time possible. You will definitely get your moneys worth! Rick gave us a tour of the lake, and picked out a perfect spot for our ice fishing. We were the only hut out there and pulled out over 30 fish over the two days! No concern about the area being over fished/baited. Nice, beautiful, peaceful location - very quiet. Clean, spacious cottage. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect mini-vacation!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sandra A, Owner at Hidden Cove Cottage Resort, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Thanks for the nice review Nicole! We are so happy that you and Tim enjoyed your ice fishing weekend and that the sun shone for you while you were here! We hope you have a chance to come up again in the summer to see this beautiful lake when the ice is gone. It is just an awesome bass fishing lake, and perfect to pull up the boat to crown land for a picnic. Take care! Sandra
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Dusseldorf, Germany
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

we stayed in the hidden cove cottage on a round trip USA East coast and parts of canada. we have to say that this cottage resort was the best on our whole journey. The cottages are spacious absolutely clean and warm. The bed was comfortable and the kitchen had everything you need. The view from the cottage was fantastic and the whole cottage resort is absolutely nice. we rented the boat from sandra and rick and had a wonderful trip on the lake.
But the most stunning was how sandra and rick treat you: not like guests more like family, they are absolutely caring welcoming and warm and were the best hosts we ever met on all our journeys around the world! Thanks so much, you made our trip unforgettable and if all canadians are as nice as you we will only make trips to canada the next years :) we will recommend you to everyone who plans to go to Canada!
all the best from cold Germany,
Sarah & Tim
PS: thanks so much for the photos you send us from indian summer :)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sandra A, Owner at Hidden Cove Cottage Resort, responded to this review, January 1, 2014
Tim and Sara, we are thrilled that you had a nice visit with us at Hidden Cove Cottage Resort! We know that your travels took you here from Germany and we are so pleased that you enjoyed our little place in the Ontario Highlands. It is so important to have a good experience when you work hard to save for vacations! It was our pleasure to have you visit with us. Thank you so much for the kind review, and we would be happy to welcome any of your friends or family in the future. Rick and Sandra
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Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

My wife and I spent the last week of September here this year, doing a little fishing and a lot of ATVing. Although I brought my canoe, I'm a worm drowner and fish frightener so we spent most of our trip on the excellent ATV trails in the area. Sandra and Rick are very accommodating. Rick and I went out to do a little bird hunting, and he showed me a few more trails that were a bit more demanding than the ones my wife and I road on. We stayed in the Sunny Vista Cottage, which was perfect for the two of us, and we even made great use of the WiFi connection to satisfy my wife 'facebook' addiction. We were here right at the peak of the fall colours. We usually go someplace different each year, but this is the cleanest, most comfortable place we have ever stayed, and it's certainly on our 'very short' list for next year. If your a deer hunter, we seen more deer in one week, than I seen the entire hunting season last year. They were everywhere. You can see some of the fall colours here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Flp_UQTcWp8

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sandra A, Owner at Hidden Cove Cottage Resort, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thanks so much to Bill and Josephine for the nice review! We enjoyed having you stay with us! Please come back anytime...........there are miles of new trails waiting! Sandra and Rick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We had planned a family trip to Hidden Cove Cottages Aug 2-5 and stayed in Rocky Crest. We are a family of 5, although it was only a one bedroom there were enough beds and room to support 2 adults and 3 kids under the ages of 13. The screened in porch was a bonus and it was great to have as it allowed us to have dinner with our family and my sister's family of 4 (she stayed at the Sunset Vista). The cottages were clean and cozy. The property was one of the nicest on the waterfront. Although, it did not have a beach the water was still great for the kids coming off the dock with floaters. Plenty of fishing for all, infact the kids caught tons of fish off the docks. To top it off, Sandra and Rick were fabulous hosts and were very friendly. We hope to book again in the future and bring more families.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Waterloo, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I spent one week at Hidden cove from 13 Jul to 20 Jul with my wife and 2 boys of 7 and 3. We had a great vacation at Hidden Cove. Sandra and Rick are very helpful and wanted to make sure our comforts. Cottages are very clean and specious enough! Rick given excellent fishing tips and showed some good spots!

I am looking forward to coming back and I highly recommend Hidden Cove to anyone who is looking for a vacation in a NOT touristic place.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

I recently stayed here on a fourwheeler trip with my dad. The cottages are very nice, and clean! They are large and spacious also, with an awesome screened in porch! The lake gives a great view, and is a great location. I would go back there in a heartbeat. The trails in the surrounding area are great, and easily accessible from the cottages. It's super quiet, and relaxing down there, and the owners are super nice and welcoming! The area is absoloutely amazing, and the cottages fit in perfectly. Not far from Bancroft, or Macarthurs Mills. Overall awesome place. 10/10!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hidden Cove Cottage Resort

Address: 2040 Hartsmere Rd, RR1 | McArthurs Mills, Ontario K0L2M0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 774 Specialty Lodging in Ontario
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hidden Cove Cottage Resort is a small housekeeping cottage resort with 4 lovely cottages located on the shores of Lake Weslemkoon, Ontario. We are open four seasons for excellent bass fishing, hunting,ATV trail riding, snowmobile trail riding and ice fishing. Located just 30 minutes NE of Bancroft we offer majestic scenery and the ideal place for a vacation. Remote enough to be inspired by nature, close enough to Toronto and Ottawa for a nice drive. ... more   less 

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