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The Lake of Bays Lodge
Toronto, Canada
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“We had a great time, though not the most comfortable accomodation”
Reviewed August 11, 2011

We really had an awesome time! The lake is amazing, plenty of Kayaks, canoes and pedal boats to go around. The management are very nice. The cabin is well accessorized and clean. Some downside are that the cabin is pretty small and that the beds were really uncomfortable (and I'm in no way spoiled) and the walls are thin... I would go there again though if the price is right, the lake was amazing!

Room Tip: all cooking accessories are present, complementary coffee, uncomfortable beds and thin walls
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

We rented an adjoining suite and regular room (B5 and B6) and were very pleased with them. The kitchen facilities were pretty basic - hot plate, microwave, small sink and half-fridge in the suite and a half fridge and microwave in the regular room - but it was easy to put together simple meals by also using the grill outside. I would recommend that if you are planning to cook any meals, bring some supplies with you such as a sharp knife, salad bowl, pasta pot. The suite and the regular room both had a little covered patio which was nice for morning coffee or reading outside during a rain shower. The only complaints we had were: the refrigerator made a lot of noise in the regular room so you need ear plugs to sleep; and the light bulbs are not bright enough for reading in any of the rooms.

The beach had plenty of chairs, tables, etc and was kept clean and tidy. There were canoes and kayaks to use free of charge. The lake is beautiful and the water is very warm in August. The lodge is close to Algonquin Park and would be good to use as a base. You can get almost any food you will need at the Dwight general store, so you don't need to go to Huntsville. Plus, check out Henrietta's bakery on Hwy 60 going toward Algonguin Park (long lines on the weekend). There is also a liquor store near the bakery.

The lodge is planning to tear down the building we stayed in and build time share/fractional ownership log cabin type homes. They were not sure when this would happen, but it looks like in the next year or two. So enjoy this reasonably priced vacation spot while you can!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Brampton, Canada
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Reviewed May 17, 2011

The cottage where we stayed has the perfect view of the lake, it was stunning! Night or day, the view was just breathtaking. It has a very relaxed atmosphere, it was a perfect place to unwind. The place was clean and comfortable. The television wasn't good but it suits us because we were either out walking or sleeping. The service was good, they were friendly and accommodating. Thanks Norloch family for having us.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed February 14, 2011

Spent Valentine's weekend at the resort. It's a winterwonderland, we loved the cottage and fireplace. The staff were very friendly an accomodating.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed January 29, 2011

I stayed at Norloch Lodge this January and it was beautiful. Amazing scenery, weather and lots of outdoor activities close by.
And most importantly the resort was so nice, great service at the desk, peaceful atmosphere, beautiful rooms. I stayed in a suite and it was fully equipped with a jet tub (so nice after a long walk), gas fireplace, private deck, comfy beds, TV, mini fridge(very helpful when packing your own lunches for outings), coffee maker, kettle, and even dinnerware (plates, glasses, cutlery, mugs.
We had breakfasts each morning that were a great start to the day. Full hot breakfast AND continental buffet table with cereal, juice, pastries... Oh and GOOD coffee!

I was very happy during my stay, it was a nice getaway from the city. Full of busy days and peaceful nights at the resort.

  • Stayed January 2011
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Algonquin Park
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Reviewed January 28, 2011

We had a wonderful stay at Norloch Lodge over New Years. Our suite had everything we wanted, jet tub, fireplace, extremly comfortable bed and the view over the snow covered lake was incredible. Breakfast in the Lodge overlooking the lake was excellent and we did'nt need to eat again until after our ski in Algonquin Park. Dinner was romantic beside a crackling fire and all three courses were delicious. We are grateful to the owners of this Resort for making a romatic getaway a time to remember.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, Canada
1 review
Reviewed October 18, 2010

I was up in Algonquin park enjoying the beautiful fall colours when we decided to stay in the area. I found Nor'loch through a quick online search of accommodation in the area. It was easy to find and the staff was very helpful and informative when we inquired for eatery's and other attractions to make the most of our stay. We ended up spending two very restful nights, and would go back for sure.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Lake of Bays Lodge
Address: 1091 Dwight Beach Rd, Dwight, Ontario P0A 1H0, Canada (Formerly Bristlecone Lodge)
Location: Canada > Ontario > Muskoka District > Dwight
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Dwight
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lake of Bays Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All season resort in Tall Pines on the Sandy Shores of Lake of Bays, bordering Algonquin Provincial Park. Just 2.5 hours north of Toronto in the Muskoka Region. Deluxe adult Jacuzzi Villa suites and private cottages all viewing west over the Lake. Wedding & group rates. Open all year. Catering to OFSC snowmobile club and part of Muskoka 17 trails and RAP (Ride Algonquin Park). 2016 Winter is catering to ice fishermen, snowmobilers, skiing enthusiasts and good old winter get-aways! ... more   less 
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