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“Really lovely spot” 4 of 5 stars
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Timber House Country Inn & Resort
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   116 Cedardale Road | PO Box 903, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, Canada   |  
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Incheon, South Korea
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Really lovely spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My wife and son needed a nice place to stop over on our way from eastern Quebec to southern Ontario, and I found the Timber House online. Looked nice in the pictures, and it lived up to it. The location in a little out of the way, but if that is what you are looking for, it is great. A two minute walk to the water, quiet, beautiful surroundings. The rooms are lovely. Breakfast was perfect. This is a great combination of a hotel and and BnB. We will be back.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I know it was a busy time of the year but you should be prepared for this situation.
Guest room smelled and the drinking water was a yellowish colour.
Nobody present when we booked in, just an empty reception counter.
Spa was over rated also. Next time we will find a place right in Brighton.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Frankford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

My husband and I celebrated our wedding at the Timber House on November 2nd. When we walked into the venue for the first time a few months ago, we both felt immediately it was the right place for our big day, and meeting the Events & Staff Coordinator- Jordan, just reinforced that feeling.

As a first timer to this sort of thing, you really don't have any idea as to what sort of details are involved in planning such a huge day. Jordan led us in the right direction and made sure that every detail was covered. She was a total professional in both attitude and appearance and a complete pleasure to work with. If it hadn't been for her, there's no way the day would've been as amazing as it was.
The food was incredible and the dinner servers and bartender were amazing. Our guests are still talking about the wonderful service they received from each individual at the Timber House.
Everything was executed on time and in a professional manner.

It was so great to be able to stay at this venue as well. We were able to accommodate our entire wedding party plus a few additional couples. Sure, the water had a sulfur smell to it, but by no means did this affect anyone's night. If a guest was spending enough time in the washroom to be bothered by the sulfur smell, I'd just assume they were in there in the first place because they weren't able to stomach the amount of fun they'd had earlier in the evening.

I can honestly say that there is absolutely nothing that could've made our wedding day any more fun, any more beautiful and any more successful than it was. I will be recommending the Timber House to any and all of my friends, relatives and coworkers who are newly engaged and in search of the perfect venue. Because this my friends, is it.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are incredibly clean, comfortable and different in their own way. I would recommend...
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  • Stayed November 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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Belleville, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I am surprised to read some of the recent reviews. I was married at the Timber House a few weeks ago and couldn’t be happier. This was the perfect venue for us – it had enough rooms to allow our immediate families and bridal party to stay on site both Friday and Saturday; it allowed us the freedom to take over the Inn and use the common room and kitchen to gather and host family meals that we could prepare; we were able to be married outside while having a beautiful indoor plan b option; we could host our cocktail reception and dinner in two separate stunning spaces; the venue gave us the classy, casual feel we were looking for; and we were able to take photos onsite and on the beach!

Everything the Timber House team committed to they delivered and on time. The dining room including tables and place settings, and the tent were set up by 1 pm on Friday as promised which allowed us to decorate Friday afternoon and sit back and relax Friday night. The ceremony space outside was set up on Saturday as promised and on time. With the option of taking over the Inn we were able to invite our hair, make up and nail professionals to set up a mini salon in the loft – saving many of us from having to leave the venue on the wedding day!

Our guests are still raving about the food!! The dinner service team was quick, professional and attentive. The Events and Staff Coordinator (referenced in other reviews as the “wedding coordinator”) was professional in her manner and dress, kept everything on time, was accommodating and flexible to change, and pleasant to work with throughout our planning and execution. In fact it was pleasure to work with the entire Timber House team, they are beyond customer centric they welcome you into the Inn and treat you as family. If we communicated any issues to be addressed, they were, in a timely manner to our satisfaction.

Yes the water had a sulfur odor…you are in the country. It is not overwhelming by any means. You choose venues based on the experience you are seeking. If you are looking for a relaxed, family and friends focused event in a beautiful country setting (both inside and outside), with great food, friendly staff, and the freedom to take over the Inn as you please. I recommend the Timber House.

My husband and I have wouldn’t have changed a thing. Our wedding and the entire weekend surpassed our expectations.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My husband and I recently just attended a wedding at the venue and the rooms that we could see were dirty
dust is everywhere and the bride was doing all the place settings on her wedding day when she should have been enjoying it
silverware and plates at different tables were dirty
the water smelled so terrible!! ( definately sulfar) The smell also came out of the drains !!
The wedding co ordinator had a shirt on that did not even cover her belly
and she looked like she was about 20
food was just ok
The front desk is not inviting at all ( nobody is there if you need anything)
It is a shame that this place is not being looked after anymore
My husband and I attended a wedding in 2011 and the place was nothing like it is now

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We were so unsatisfied that we did not stay the night ! When we arrived it took 5 minutes to locate someone to check us in. The water in the shower smelled so bad, like rotten eggs that It stunk up the room. Our room had a 2 way fireplace and the other side was open to the common room , which made us feel very uncomfortable, as someone could actually look into our room. There were 3 padlocked doors in the room leading to ...? We had expected a dining room for our meals which was mentioned in the ad, but this was not the case. There was no food available in the evening and we discovered that the breakfast would Continental , not fullservice, as we had been lead to believe and would only be out from 8:30 to 9:30 am. Not a way to spend what was supposed to be a romantic getaway. Have tried twice to contact the Inn to get our money back and no one is even returning our calls. Not recommending this Inn to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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davedingle, Owner at Timber House Country Inn & Resort, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback.
I'm very sorry we didn't meet your expectations. If you have left a voice mail, we haven't received it. Please feel free to contact me at info@timberhouse.net for an immediate response.
The room you stayed in is very popular with the majority of our guests, so I was a bit surprised by some of your comments, but I appreciate the opportunity to see things as a guest sees them. The room does have a two way fireplace with a privacy curtain on the guest room side. There are storage closet doors in this spacious guest room. We use them for linens and in the other case, on extremely rare occasions, to access some building wiring. In over 10 years since this suite went into operation, this is the first time we've heard this concern.
Our water is well water and does occasionally have a sulfur odor. We are in the country and on a well. We have a very good softener, while the water is great for bathing and drinking, occasionally there is an odor. We note other reviewers have commented on this and appreciate it may be a concern for some.
Our evening kitchen is open by prearrangement, particularly in slower periods. If you book directly with us we inform you when we send our confirmation so it is clear. If you book on a third party reservation provider, depending on the provider this may not be clear. We are working on improving the information flow regardless how a booking is made.
Our breakfast is a full buffet and seems to be fairly popular. It features some variation each day with some kind of fresh fruit, fresh eggs, bacon, nice baked goods and homemade jams. To ensure a good selection with generous portions, we offer it in a buffet format. The chef is available for any special requests for the period from 8:30 to 9:30 AM. The buffet is available for longer than 8:30 to 9:30 AM for those who sleep later. The buffet is included in our reasonable room rates.
I regret that I and my staff didn't have a chance to learn about and address any of these concerns with you during your brief visit.
Sincerely,
Dave Dingle, Owner
Timber House Resort
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Smiths Falls
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My husband and I stayed one night in this amazing place and we loved it. Our room was huge with an ensuite bathroom that was absolutely, spotlessly clean. The queen bed was super comfortable. Our room was very reasonable, around $100 and includes a delicious breakfast with hot and cold selections. The staff was very courteous and accommodating. All in all, we had a wonderful experience and would recommend it to anyone. We will be back!

Room Tip: If stairs are a challenge, ask for a ground floor room.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 116 Cedardale Road | PO Box 903, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Brighton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Timber House Country Inn & Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Timber House Country Inn and Resort has 9 luxurious guest suites which are great for single over night stays or large family reunions! The Great Banquet Hall can accommodate up to 230 guests (125 seasonally) for your wedding or party. Let the friendly staff at The Timber House create a warm and cozy feeling every visit :) ... more   less 
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