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“A Relaxing Place: Close To Everything, But Secluded Too!” 4 of 5 stars
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Carriage Ridge Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   90 Highland Drive, RR#1, Barrie, Ontario L0L 2L0, Canada   |  
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Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Barrie
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“A Relaxing Place: Close To Everything, But Secluded Too!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This resort met all of our expectations and exceeded a few. The 2 bedroom is large and fully stocked. We never even had to buy coffee! Since the layout is a studio and a one bedroom, there are two kitchens when you opt for the 2 bed. It would be great for a family with older kids, like me, or two couples.

There were some crumbs on the kitchen floor and the bottom drawer of the range in the one bedroom kitchen was broken, but all that was relatively minor. There were plenty of pots and pans and counter space to make a meal. I had no trouble putting together a simple pasta dinner one night. I normally never cook, but the weather was uncooperative and we opted to stay in one day.

The staff are wonderful and the main clubhouse has a nice pool and relatively current movies to rent and some snacks too.

The furnishings and the general decor is aging a bit, but I noticed ongoing outdoor maintenance so they may be in the process of sprucing up the place.

Overall we loved the place!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tara W, Manager at Carriage Ridge Resort, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear mijayati,
We are thrilled to learn you enjoyed your vacation and found the condo-suite layout well suited for your family.
Thank you for posting your review and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Carriage Ridge Resort soon.
Kind regards,
Tara
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The website and all ad materials create the impression that the resorts offer plenty of facilities and activities and that all of them are available to all guests. Once you decide to access them, you realize that there are limitations.
A word of warning, Carriage Hill and Carriage Ridge are NOT the same thing and guests are not entitled to the same amenities.

The resort is quite over-prized for the offered service and facilities, and everything is too far from it.
It might be good for winter; I haven't tried it. I'm not sure I will.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Tara W, Manager at Carriage Ridge Resort, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear Emil T,
We appreciate the time you took to post a review. We will certainly investigate any avenue that indicates recreation facilities are available at neighboring Carriage Hills Resort and we are sorry for any impact this had on your stay. We understand our guests look forward to their vacation time and surprises are never welcomed.
Thank you again for your comments.
Kind regards,
Tara
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Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We love this resort for the value, location, amenities and price. We have stayed a couple times and every time have left saying that we wished we had time just to spend a day on the resort. There are pools, hot tub, nature walks, games room...etc. Yet we never seem to have the time to explore the resort! The rooms are not luxurious or modern. However they are clean and nice. The kitchenette has everything you need. Would highly recommend for families.

Room Tip: We called and booked directly with Carriage Ridge. They seemed to be able to "deal" for t...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tara W, Manager at Carriage Ridge Resort, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear Lisa L,
Thank you for posting a review and for returning to Carriage Ridge Resort. We are thrilled to learn you enjoyed your vacation.
Thank you again for taking the time to share comments and for being our guest.
Kind regards,
Tara
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One bedroom had lots of room for a family. Reasonably well equipped kitchen, with barbeques available outside.
Only negative: for baseball teams playing in Orillia, you are a good 30 minutes away. I think better options exist closer to town.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Tara W, Manager at Carriage Ridge Resort, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Hello ican,
Thank you for choosing Carriage Ridge Resort for your tournament getaway this summer. We appreciate the time you took to share your comments and we certainly hope to welcome you back again soon.
Kind regards,
Tara
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The staff was helpful and there is so much to do! Any directions we needed to nearby attractions were given. The pool areas/game rooms are well cared for too! Thanks for making our stay so pleasant! : )

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tara W, Manager at Carriage Ridge Resort, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Hello Julie M,
Thank you for being our guest and taking the time to post a review about your recent stay.
It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed the pool facilities and found our associates helpful.
Thanks again for taking the time to share your comments and we hope to welcome you back soon.
Kind regards,
Tara
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Toronto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Nice rooms, however we opened the pull out couch to find a big mess as it clearly was not vacuumed. Mouthwash sample looked like it was already opened as it was half filled and the room layout makes it difficult to watch tv while in bed.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tara W, Manager at Carriage Ridge Resort, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Dear ST12341,
Thanks for sharing your feedback. We are disappointed to hear about the mess on the floor and the state of the mouthwash. Our goal is to have our resort up to our guests' standards and your feedback will help us to do so.
Thank you for your business and taking the time to post a review.
Tara
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Our families have been skiing here for 6 years now and we loved it...usually stay 2 or 3 nights… it had become a tradition….but this year the resort changed hands and its all down hill from here. Check-in took over half an hour standing in a congested small room. The person that greeted us tried to sell us on a time share presentation. Arrived at about 6pm so we wanted to head out for dinner but the safe in the room was locked… I called the front desk...they put me on hold for about 10 minutes...I called back and the person did the same thing...only waited 5 min this time da! had coffee, but no filters in the room so had to call again for coffee filters in the morning…could not wait to get on the hill, so I guess no coffee…next day no coffee …we asked for a late check out because you have to check out by 10 am, but sorry we were told, none available…the place did not seem that busy…our kids always swim before we head out…but this time we were told we could not even use the pool after 10 am…
We would normally let them swim for an hour and head out from the pool area…but sorry…new management we were told.

Sometimes new management can improve things but not here…there goes a nice tradition...anybody know of some well run resort in the area? Preferably not a time share.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Tara W, Manager at Carriage Ridge Resort, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Dear Rob K,
We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear you experienced some difficulties regarding your check-in and check-out. As you pointed out our lobby space is small and we are working on solutions to reduce the impact this has on guests during a busy weekend. We apologize for not providing coffee filters and we will certainly look into why this amenity and service request was not fulfilled.
Again, thank you for your feedback.
Tara
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Address: 90 Highland Drive, RR#1, Barrie, Ontario L0L 2L0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Barrie
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Barrie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Carriage Ridge Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 149
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carriage Ridge Resort in Horseshoe Valley just 1 hour north of Toronto, a four-season natural playground with rolling hills, lakes, rivers and forested trails. At Carriage Ridge Resort you’ll find all the comforts and amenities of home in a spectacular country setting. One bedroom and two bedroom condominium accommodations feature fully equipped kitchens, gas fireplaces and jetted hot tubs, making Carriage Ridge Resort absolutely ideal for family vacations, romantic getaways and golf and ski groups to Ontario and the Horseshoe Valley. Whether you want to ski meticulously groomed trails through snow-laden forests of pine, tee off at one of eighteen area golf courses, hike or mountain bike one of several picturesque trails, or just relax at the end of the day, Carriage Ridge Resort in Horseshoe Valley is your very own base for fun and adventure. ... more   less 
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