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Irwin Inn

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RR 2, Lakefield, Ontario, Canada
(705) 877-2240
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Got here Friday night and went to outer room only to fined 2" of dust on the night tables, dresser and bed post... Next morning went to make breakfast and the frying pan still had old cooked on food still on the pan... Tried to rent a boat and they have 1... Yes 1 boat and it was already rented..... More 

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Thank Mike T
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

If you were to believe the marketing this is a luxury family resort. Not by any stretch would I couple the name of this resort with the word "luxury". We had a family reunion there July 2015 with over 85 people in attendance. We were last there 5 years ago for the same event. It wasn't great then so shame... More 

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Thank Helen Mara
Peterborough, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We visited the "resort" recently for a family event... The staff was helpful and accommodating until the day of our event when they turned rude and provided us with crap treatment. The boardwalk is falling apart, the games room is under water (it's like it was flooded and the meat was all grizzle. I would not recommend this place to... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We stayed for the first time here. It was a perfect time to go; as it was more like a B & B and only 2 other couples at most. Perfect Anniversary getaway. Had a Loon wade right past us on the dock. Came within 20 Ft of a white tale deer, Beautiful sunsets over Stoney Lake. Hot tub on... More 

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1 Thank Hugh M
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Terrible, aweful experience. We will never go back. We will tell everyone we know to spend their money with someone that cares about their customers. Dennis Irwin treated our family like 3rd rate citizens. The place is run down and shotty. It looks like it is ready to fall in the lake.

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10 Thank Beetonite
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stopped here for a very late lunch on our way around the Kawarthas area. We had a nice lunch- the tomatoe basil soup was excellent. If you choose the spinach salad- you might like to request the dressing on the side since it was quite heavy on my salad. My husband had the grilled cheese and enjoyed it. The... More 

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1 Thank CSummer
Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Irwin Inn is a nice resort with excellent food and a wonderful staff. Had never been until we booked our wedding there and had a wonderful experience. We have been back since and will surely return.

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Thank Laurie W
Lindsay, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

This is a resort but has been a long standing piece of dining quality in the Kawartha Lakes area. It offers good albeit somewhat expensive dining while overlooking the confines of Stony Lake

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Thank TED W
Cornwall, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

We stayed at the inn for the long weekend in July, and overall had a great time. The kids loved the kayaks, canoes and fishing, and we enjoyed the tennis and watersports as well. The staff were very friendly and courteous. The cottages were quaint and comfortable. The downsides were simply that the owners need to put some money into... More 

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Irwininnkeeper, Owner at Irwin Inn, responded to this review

Irwin Inn in the summer months is especially for Kids and families - safe environment, gorgeous lake & area. Kids recreation program has always been popular. We have not used any insecticides or herbicides on our "golf field" for 10 years. We tell guests it is a small, fun area, for kids and families to play at no charge. It... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

Our dining experience at the Irwin Inn restaurant while on our honeymoon was of luxury standard, quality and service. The restaurant has idyllic views of the lake and was above and beyond what we were expecting. The staff were very polite, friendly and helpful and made us feel so welcome. The food was beautiful and the best we've ever experienced,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: RR 2, Lakefield, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Lakefield
  • Phone Number: (705) 877-2240

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?