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Oxtongue Lake Cottages
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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“wouldn't go back”
Reviewed September 28, 2011

It's so interesting to read the previous review, because we had the opposite experience, also in September 2011!

The property itself was very nice, beautiful sandy beach, nice play area for the kids, free use of canoes etc. However, I found the cottage itself was not very nice - it did not feel very clean, there was cobwebs on the overhang over one of the beds, an old sock under the other bed, and dirt behind the taps on the sink. There were two mousetraps with peanut butter in them - it would have been nice to have been warned about them, especially as we had a dog with us who smelled and went for the peanut butter right away. The website specifies that bed linens are provided, but does not explicitly state that towels are not, I had to ask. Dish drying towels were also not provided, nor was there any handsoap in the bathroom which is very unusual and should be specified on their website.

I had specifically asked if the cottage we were staying at would have new mattresses and was assured that it would (we had stayed at another cottage last year and were very uncomfortable and so had specifically called around for places that had new or relatively new mattresses). One mattress was quite comfortable, the other not so much and creaked really loudly.

Unlike the previous reviewer, we did not find the owners overly friendly or welcoming. I am therefore sad to say that we will be looking around for a different place to stay next year.

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Reviewed September 12, 2011

We stayed at Oxtongue Lake Cottages for the September long weekend. We have been coming here every year for about 7 years. In the past, it wasn't the nicest but the kids really enjoyed it, however our last stay was wonderful. With the new owners taking over, things have change immensely. They have cleaned up the complete outside, and are redoing a number of cabins. In all the years we have visited, they are the only owners to ever take the time to come and see us and welcome us to their facilty. They were friendly and helpful and very enjoyable people. Their new maintenance person (Ross) was amazing. He goes above and beyond the call of duty and went out of his way to help us with anything we asked. He took us for a boat cruise which was so enjoyable.
We would recommend this place to ANYONE with a family and even to couples who want to enjoy a little get away.
Diane Benton

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Oxtongue Lake Cottages
Address: 4019 Hwy 60, Dwight, Ontario P0A 1H0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Muskoka District > Dwight
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Ranked #2 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Dwight
Number of rooms: 12
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Oxtongue Lake Cottages Dwight, Ontario, Canada

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