This year was our second time visiting a “Resort Cottages” destination. Last year we stayed at Woodland Estate in Campbellford and had a great time. This year we decided to switch it up and book time at Lantern Bay (had heard Muskoka is beautiful). As a second-time-around customer, it surpassed our expectations which is why I am a little surprised to see the negative comments posted here.
We didn't book the vacation believing we were staying at a high-class cottage with ultra private accommodations. Choosing to book a 4 night stay at a Lantern Bay “resort cottage” saved us some serious cash, since in the past we’ve spent a ton renting a chalet, and we never actually spent any time in the cottage anyway, we thought we would give this a shot (twice now).
Was it perfect? No. Could they improve on some things? Yes. But overall, the cottage was cramped, it was a ton of work to get all packed up and drive the three hours to Lantern Bay, but you know what? Our 5 year old, to this day, still talks about fishing at the cottage. He keeps asking when we’re going back. He had a blast, and so did his mom and I. Some things not talked about here are the ton of things they do offer. Things we took advantage of, like fishing, the view was amazing, and Gravenhurst has a ton to offer and is only 20 mins away. I suggest people find out what they are signing up for before they buy a great deal, then post about how their stay wasn’t up to their expectations. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Show me another place to get a week stay (a motel perhaps) for the same price, and I’ll be sure to retract this review and head there next year.
In any event, take a look at what you're getting. It's a low price, fun for the family, and probably not the most luxurious accommodations - but that's pretty much what we signed up for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lantern Bay Resort is located on the Severn River, just north of Sparrow Lake in the Muskokas. We are 10 minutes south of Gravenhurst and just an hour and a half from the GTA. Families can enjoy great fishing, boat rentals, playground and kid’s activities. Resort Cottages accommodate up to 6 people comfortably and offer a wide range of stunning Muskoka scenery! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lantern Bay Resort Gravenhurst, Muskoka District