I have read some of the negative reviews and have to say, I think it's absurd that people complain about things like bugs and a long drive to get there. When you leave the city to stay in cottage country, what do you expect? If you don't like the distance to get there then check google maps before you leave and visit a local Holiday Inn if you don't want to drive a few hours. Do you expect it to be next door? Our family has visited the resort twice now, once last year and once this year. Each time has been an enjoyable experience. They have added amenities now like the swimming pools, although we had fun there even before the pools went in. My kids are little and they loved the beach, as it had a nice shallow area that was safe for them. My eldest loved jumping off the platform. The kids loved going out on the paddle boats and canoes which is included in the price of your stay. Our cottage was near the swimming pools and a short walk from the beach. It was a larger model with add on living room so very spacious. Perhaps people need to do better planning when choosing the property they are renting. Get lots of photos and ask lots of questions about what it offers and where it is located. Not everyone takes care of their properties the same way. Some owners rent out their cottages privately and others rent out through the resort rental program. Those that rent privately may not have their place to the same standards as the resort. Our place had a beautiful water view (Unit 50 Riverside), great neighbours, close proximity to amenities, was very clean and well stocked and very upscale in our opinion. On the down side, the website advertises a laundry facility and cafe which don't exist so that was disappointing. The paddle boats needed repair. But all in all we still loved it. The owner of our cottage was very attentive and helpful and we rented privately with her. I don't believe anyone would be disappointed renting this place. We'll be going back for sure!
- 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