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The Lake of Bays Lodge
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
1 review
“Excellent Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

My hubby and I went away for the weekend , Scott and Penny made you feel very comfortable , the room was very clean ! Scott cooks excellent waffles LOL , although cold the beach was beautiful to look at , WILL DEFINTLY BE GOING BACK WITH MY KIDS AND FAMILY :).

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Needs updating , but you spend your time outside anyways. Firepit was a great bonus !! Enjoy the waffles in the morning. Scott and Penny were great hosts and accommodated to our needs. Always going the extra mile it was worth the trip !! Sad to say no bites out on the lake...maybe next year

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

We spent the Labor day weekend at a 2 bedroom cottage with some friends. The cottage itself was a good size but it desperately needs an overhaul.
Other than that everything was great!
The lake is shallow with a sandy bottom perfect for the young kids in our party. The sandy private beach was perfect for lounging. There were canoes and cayaks and pedalos to take out. Each cottage has a gas grill so we BBQed for dinner.
The waffles Scott makes are the best part of the breakfast (included with the room).
Scott and Penny are wonderful hosts. They make you feel welcomed and bring guests together with a nighlty bonfire (don't forget the marshmallows).
While in the area check out Henrietta's bakery for some delicious deserts.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Unbelievably bad.

Booked a "beautiful suite with king bed, jacuzzi tub and fireplace"

right...

-nobody at desk, had to call hotel to check in. ("ring bell for service" does't work)
-towels were well beyond their end of life, and one had blood stains on it.
-coffee pot was full of mould.
-cleaning supplies left on shelf.
-TV / cable didn't work.
-dust covering everything in the room.
-carpet was filthy - clearly they never vacuum under the bed.
-fireplace pilot light was shut off / didn't work
-fire extinguisher hadn't been inspected since 2007.
-sink made a wretched smell when water was turned on.
-terrible shower.

tried to discuss issues with manager but he hung up on me.

top 5 worst hotel stay of my life.

We had stayed here when it was Norloch lodge and loved it. now? disgusting. Too bad - lake of bays is amazing,

Avoid. i have a video i'd upload if this site allowed it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were looking for a quick weekend get away and were extremely pleased with our time at Bristle cone lodge. Penny and Scott made the place feel like home. They were always available if we needed any assistance. The room was clean and although the resort was filled there was always lots of privacy and it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves.
We had access to canoes, paddle boats and kyaks.

Perfect place to swim, fish and canoe- or just relax on the deck,

We will definitely visit again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lindsay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Stayed here on Aug 9th for two nights and didn't feel to go back. Scott's waffels for everyone made a perfect start of the day, and penny as well was very friendly to all guests from germany swiss and U.S. and ofcourse Canada on that weekend. Great place to spend your holiday with this lake front property with a private sandy beach, we will come twice a year for relaxing from our busy schedule. At last but not least, Don gave everyone an exciting sailboat ride all day and that was an added bonus.
Thanks to Scott and Penny we appreciate your hospitality

Room Tip: "CHAMMERI" Closest to the water Perfect lake view and private parking
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Great night sleep on a very comfortable mattress, air and all. Waking up to excellent coffee in the dining room. What a start. Penny and Scott are very welcoming and makes you feel at home. Lots of activities at your disposal, fire made for you at night to go with the beautiful sunset. Definitely will see you again. Louise and Diane.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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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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