This was an excellent find! After a drive through gorgeous remote scenery, Lantern Bay is a wonderful tucked away resort. We had a Premium Waterfront Cottage with gorgeous views of the marina. The cottage has two bedrooms (Queen bed master, and a bunked with double bottom and single top in second bedroom). We were pleasantly surprised by how many activities are available for kids. The weekend we arrived, the resort had "Scales Nature Park" visit to teach us about snakes and turtles. The pool, playground, and field are very well kept. The KidzClub Activities were wonderful for easy in/out as the kids came and went throughout the day, while snack foods were provided for the kids, along with programmed activities. The beach was our "happy spot" with gorgeous views of the channel. The kids had a blast swimming out to the raft to jump off and play. We especially loved access to the canoes and paddleboats. We borrowed them several times. Each cottage has its own fire-pit. (Wood is available for purchase at the Registration Office. We suggest you bring a lighter to light the fire.) Each cottage also has a large deck and a barbeque with propane. The kitchen has a full size refrigerator and oven/stove, but we did not cook inside the house as we BBQ'd all meals.
A couple of mentions: Along with your own linens and towels and dishsoap/handsoap, we suggest that you bring up your own cleaning supplies. The cottage was well kept and the bathroom and kitchen were clean, but the floors in our cottage were very dirty. We had brought our own dishsoap, so we used a bucket/mop that we found inside the closet with our dish-soap to clean the floors. Otherwise, everything was in perfect shape.
Another mention, the cottage is on a septic system. So we suggest that you bring a large jug for drinking water as a market is a distance away. We managed very well with bottles of water available for purchase at the Registration office though.
The staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming. We felt instantly at home and did not want to leave. We highly recommend the Lantern Bay Resort. Our family cannot wait to visit again. Thank you!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Lantern Bay Resort Gravenhurst, Muskoka District