We were looking for a B&B in Huntsville originally, to be closer to the Algonquin park, but in hindsight were very happy that everything was booked there, so we had to cast our net wider and ended up spending 2 wonderful nights in Fern Glen Inn. It is such a relaxed, charming place!
We enjoyed a campfire and a wonderful chat with Jackie and Jim on our first night, and the hot tub on our second night. The walking trails close to the house are great to see, with a nice lake with beaver dams only 25 minutes walking away. The breakfast is amazing, we had blueberry pancakes and little egg pies, homemade muffins and cake, and lots of fresh fruit. We did not even feel up for any cereal or toast (or lunch, until long after breakfast!) since the cooking was so good and filling.
Overall, it's the perfect starting point to explore the Algonquin area, it's not so much further driving to the park than from Huntsville, the road out to the B&B is part gravel, but not as rough as I would have first expected. And it's a chance to really be outside and enjoy good air and wonderful nature, with many lakes and waterfalls close by.
Thanks, Jackie and Jim!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax or play at a four-season retreat nestled on 120 woodland acres north of Huntsville, Muskoka, and west of Algonquin Park. Restored century farmhouse offers 5 guest rooms, each with queen bed and ensuite bathroom. Hearty, wholesome breakfast included every morning. Explore 10km of private trails on site or simply relax on a deck or in front of the fire in the guest lounge. ... more less