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“Enjoyable family vacation” 4 of 5 stars
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3 Victoria St | P.O. Box 59, Magnetawan, Ontario POA 1PO, Canada   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Magnetawan
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Forest, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
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“Enjoyable family vacation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Our family of six had a nice time here, it was about what we expected. We enjoyed canoeing / kayaking on the river, and the kids enjoyed the beach. The weekly fish fry was very nice. The 10 cabins range in age from about 5 years old to 60 years old. We stayed in one of the older ones (#3). The bedrooms and bathroom were very small and there was very little storage space. The kitchen was OK, and the BBQ was new and large. The furniture and rooms were clean and comfortable. The buildings are kept in very good condition, but I would suggest the older cabins should be replaced with roomier, modern cottages. If you have high expectations, be sure to stay in the deluxe cottage.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We were disappointed with our stay, especially after reading the raving reviews. The hosts were indeed very friendly and hospitable, but after staying in several cottages over the past summers - we can honestly say that this resort is not at all worth 5 stars or the price we paid. The grounds were okay, however the resort is very aged (e.g. mini-golf, games in the 'community centre', our bbq). There is also only one firepit on the entire property. We didn't get a cabin with a jacuzzi - this may be why we deviate so much from those who gave the high reviews. Our cabin, located at one end of the small resort, was very old. You cannot call it a 'cottage'. The beds were extremely uncomfortable, the appliances, sofas and sitting chairs were very old and not too clean (it didn't look 'cottage-like' at all). The TV was a 12 inch with one channel of good reception. The charge for our little non-shedding dog was $50 and, after seeing our 'camp', we asked ourselves why such a fee would be charged given what the place looked like. Overall, our experience was rated by all of us at 2 stars.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newmarket, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Woodland Echoes Resort is a great place to relax & enjoy. We stayed in the deluxe cottage #4
& would highly recommend it. It was our 2nd time here & each time we have been pleased.
Lots of time for kayaking, canoeing (at no extra charge) The Thurs night fish fry is always a treat.
Would definitely come back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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WoodlandEchoes1, Front Office Manager at Woodland Echoes Resort, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Thank you for the kind words Angela. We look forward to seeing you again for your next vacation!
Melissa
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Our family of six (kids 10, 8, 5, 2) had a wonderful time at Woodland Echoes. We stayed in the 3 bedroom cottage #5 and it had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The beach and grounds were well kept and we had fun with the kayaks and paddleboats. We had dinner at the restaurant every night and the food was good. If you are going in the summer, the fish fry is definitely a highlight! It was so yummy even my picky eaters were asking for more! The hosts Ken, Carol, David, and Melissa are extremely friendly and hospitable. They helped us arrange a horseback riding at a local ranch. Ken even took time to teach our kids how to fish and they all loved the experience. My kids have already asked repeatedly if we can come again. We are looking forward to visiting next year!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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WoodlandEchoes1, Front Office Manager at Woodland Echoes Resort, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thank you Lorraine!
You have a lovely family, it was our pleasure to host your vacation. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!
Melissa
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Bradenton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

My husband and I had the best time with our three sons, ages 16, 18 and 20. The cabin was perfect, the meal plan was delicious and the fishing was fabulous. We had plenty of activities aside from fishing. They have kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, a beach for swimming. We would recommend this resort to all! 10/10.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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WoodlandEchoes1, Front Office Manager at Woodland Echoes Resort, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thank you so much Renee & Paige!

We enjoyed getting to know your family and hearing about the differences in fishing between here in Ontario and Florida. It was such a pleasure talking with you all over dinner each evening. We hope to see you again!

Melissa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

My wife surprised me with a two night, boys only get away at Woodland Echoes for myself and our three boys. We had a fabulous time during our stay. The cottage, location, hospitality and food were all exceptional. We will definitely visit again and have my wife join us! A+

  • Stayed June 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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woodlandechoes, Front Office Manager at Woodland Echoes Resort, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Thanks Michael!
Such kind words. It was our pleasure to host your surprise getaway! You are raising such a pleasant group of young men. We cannot wait for your return, and to meet your lovely wife next time. ~Melissa
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Fergus, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

After doing some Magnetawan area research we selected Woodland Echoes and were very pleased with our week long experience. Great staff, clean accommodations, beautiful grounds and great fishing in the lake. In fact we never even saw most of the lake because we found some nice bass and pike in the closest bays. Perhaps next year we will make an effort to travel up to Cecebe and also check out the far end of Ahmic. The fish fry was also a nice bonus. Looking forward to return visits.

  • Stayed June 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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woodlandechoes, Front Office Manager at Woodland Echoes Resort, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Hello Bill & Janice!
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled that you had such a a nice time. Thank you again for your generous contribution to our fish fry, we were pleased that the weather worked out for all to enjoy it.
We keep getting questioned about where your fish were actually caught, you have generated quite the buzz from both guests and locals of Ahmic Lake :)
We are looking forward to your return visit next year. Enjoy the rest of your summer, see you soon!
Melissa
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Address: 3 Victoria St | P.O. Box 59, Magnetawan, Ontario POA 1PO, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Northeastern Ontario > Magnetawan
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Magnetawan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Think freedom...imagine breathing in the fresh scents of a spring forest canoeing, drifting quietly absorbing the beauty and warmth of a summers day. Cycling down a country road in a blaze of fall colour, or sitting beside a fire enjoying time with a friend. Welcome to Woodland Echoes a delightfully small resort where you sense a warm invitation from the moment you arrive. ... more   less 
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Woodland Echoes Resort Magnetawan, Ontario, Canada

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