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Milford House

5296 Highway #8, South Milford RR #4 Annapolis Royal, South Milford, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0 Canada
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5296 Highway #8, South Milford RR #4 Annapolis Royal, South Milford, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0 Canada
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mrsodge wrote a review Oct 2020
Halifax, nova scotia4 contributions2 helpful votes
I have been hearing about Milford house for years. My co-workers and I decided to go for a weekend getaway. The location, beauty and charm are off the charts, in this I was not disappointed. I have stayed in rustic cabins before (MacLeod's Cottages in Green Bay NS) and also camp every year... rustic does not bother me and actually I prefer it. What we didn't like so much was the onslaught of mice/rats in our cabin. The first night wasn't so bad, as we brought a stray cat into our cottage because it was crying for hours outside. Our housekeeping lady was apologetic and said she's mention it to the front desk staff. We heard nothing back about it, The 2nd night, the neighbors had the cat and at around 11 pm the mice were running down the walls, across the tables and shelves6 and all over the place. It was completely unnerving. We had dishes soaking from dinner in the sink and found two drowned mice in it the next morning. There were droppings all over the shelves and dishes. When I brought it up at checkout, I was merely told "Yes they have been a problem this year". No apology, no discount offer on that stay or a future one. I'm pretty certain this is a major health code violation. I was put off that the response was completely unapologetic The literature provided in the cabin says that you are "in the wilderness" and should expect to see a furry visitor or two. Fine. Multiple rodents scaling the walls and drowning in your dishwater is perhaps a little much to expect your guests to deal with?
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Val Richard, General Manager at Milford House
Responded Oct 6, 2020
I can assure you there were no RATS in your cabin. Mice, however, have been an on-going problem for us this season. A fairly open, warm winter and an early summer seem to have exploded the population locally. Many local people have mentioned their own mouse population explosion. We do our best to keep their numbers down. We have traps in all the cabins, out of sight and out of reach for pets and small kids. We don't use poison because of the hazard it is for pets and kids. We can go days without hearing of any, then another bunch will show up. Food left on counters and tables will attract them. I do apologize, but we are doing our best to control the population.
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Nathan P wrote a review Sep 2020
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I've been coming here almost every summer for more than 25 years and it always feels like home. The rustic beauty, the lake, the air,the smell of the fires, it is all so perfect!We stayed in Crowe this time and highly recommend for families.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Val Richard, General Manager at Milford House
Responded Oct 1, 2020
Thanks for this, we're glad we can be 'home' to you. Fall is a great time of year here.
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donald a wrote a review Aug 2020
Nova Scotia, Canada16 contributions2 helpful votes
Rustic cabins by the water, friendly staff, quiet lakes 'as they used to be' great for canoe and kayak, decent food, library with book exchange, croquet, volleyball net etc for kids, rafts in the water, paths to walk. Close to picturesque Annapolis Royal and Keji National Park. A great place to relax.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Book early as so many return customers year after year.
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Response from Val Richard, General Manager at Milford House
Responded Sep 6, 2020
Thanks for taking the time to post this review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back next season!
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ScotianTripper wrote a review May 2020
Halifax, Canada35 contributions3 helpful votes
Milford House is a touchstone for me. Whether glorious days in high summer, paddling and swimming at any number of deserted back-country spots, coming back to children's laughter and a glass of wine on the porch; or a crisp fall afternoon with the smell of dry leaves and woodsmoke, my dog running ahead on the Pompy Trail; or a silent winter evening in warm Buckshaw, snow drifting outside, curled by the fire with a book - this is where I go, just to *be*. It is my haven. Thank you for being just the way you are. Do not expect air conditioning, nor wifi in your rooms, nor hermetically sealed cabins. Do expect excellent food, comfortable beds, an unending supply of wood for the stone fireplaces, board games and books, the Milky Way blazing in a black sky, hidden lakes at the end of short portages, and an invaluable chance to unplug and find yourselves again.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from valr60, General Manager at Milford House
Responded May 29, 2020
Thank you ‘scitiantripper’ for your warm review. Local guests are so important to us, now more than ever. Your description of all the seasons at Milford House is really a good snapshot of who we are and why we’re here.
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Andrew wrote a review Oct 2019
8 contributions3 helpful votes
Our cabin was right on the lake, and had a big open fire, with a constant supply of logs - a good job given how cold the weather was for most of our stay. Lots to do on site, incl trails and canoeing. Good god in the on site dining room. Very friendly and helpful staff. A beautiful location
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from valr60, General Manager at Milford House
Responded Oct 26, 2019
Thank you for this review. It does tend to get chilly on the fall, but the colors and beautiful scenery make it worth it. Glad you enjoyed our dining room. Hope to see you again next season!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Milford House
What are some of the property amenities at Milford House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Milford House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Milford House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Milford House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of South Milford.
Are pets allowed at Milford House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Milford House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Milford House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.