Home Away from Home.
My colleagues and I often work away from home most recently for 3 months this spring and summer. I had a choice of where to book and I chose Auld Reekie Lodge. We are all glad I did.
We primarily stayed in a fully equipped cabin with tons of room, and an amazing view. Clean comfortable beds with ceiling fans in every room. We don’t normally get access to satellite TV and internet when working in the field but these free amenities made us feel guilty (but only for a brief while).
Whether it is breakfast or dinner, the food was excellent. Very good quality and big portions too. The fully-licensed restaurant is very comfortable and seats quite a few people. I can just imagine the wood stove going in the winter. Our top five restaurant highlights were: 1) Urs’ homemade salad dressing – if you try it you’ll understand; 2) the Wednesday night fish fry brought people from far and wide – walleye, baked beans, potatoes cooked over a campfire with all the fixin’s; 3) Urs’ schnitzel; 4) breakfast – anything and everything; and 5) when we had very long days and the restaurant was closed, our meals were wrapped up and waiting for us – thanks Diane.
The lodge owners, Urs and Diane, are down to earth, genuinely and friendly people. From the beginning they made us feel welcome to their home away from home.
Great breakfasts and dinners served every day.
Next to the highway and they sell gas too.
Free satellite TV and internet.
The price was more than fair.
They refuse to give the recipe for the salad dressing.
Scenery and clean, refreshing lake water made some of my colleagues always want “just another 15 minutes” on the dock before dinner.
The huge hot tub is only open during snowmobile season.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Auld Reekie is “Your destination for year round recreation!” Located three hours north of Sudbury or North Bay, Ontario, Auld Reekie Lodge is a dream for any outdoor enthousiasts.The Lodge offers the finest in Fishing, Hunting, Snowmobiling & ATVing Packages. Within these packages you may choose from a Meal Plan, Modified Meal Plan or Housekeeping Plan. Fish species such as Walleye, N. Pike, Sm Bass, Perch, Lake Trout and more are offered from our Main Lake (Gowganda) as well as many of our portage lakes.When you're deciding on a vacation spot, we realize that many things are considered. These include surroundings, quality accommodations and other amenities. Of course the service and hospitality are at the top of your list. At Auld Reekie we feel we've got everything you're looking for and more. Our Lodge offers a wonderful escape from the stress of the city and a great place to experience the outdoors. Its picturesque Canadian beauty will relax the soul and bring you closer to nature.Auld Reekie Lodge earned a four star rating from Tourism Ontario. Year after year upgrading and improvements have helped make Auld Reekie the choice of many vacationers who have become loyal repeat guests and that says it all. Make Auld Reekie your vacation spot this year! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Auld Reekie Lodge Gowganda, Canada - Ontario