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Chaffey's Lock
The old mill at Chaffey's Lock
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Elgin, Rideau Lakes, Ontario

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CapCityNo...
Ottawa, Canada
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Quiet, waterfront property deep in nature with all the comforts of home and proximity to a cool country town.”
Reviewed January 1, 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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This is the second time my extended family and I have spent our Christmas vacation in the Chaffey's Locks area.

I only needed the property for 4 days and as its a week rental I invited my colleagues over for a training session/retreat for a night. We enjoyed a meal prepped on the Natural Gas fireplace.

My family was immediately at home in the property. The story in the guest book unlocks the owner's love of the area that, although rural, has an interesting history dating back to the early 1800s. The property is private with a large dock and there is parking for more than 6 cars.

The open living - dining - kitchen plan is great for socializing. Natural light during the day is bright and the evening lighting is also nice with mood dimmers.

The kitchen was nicely stocked with utensils and quality cookware and dishes - even a turkey roaster. We did bring our own kitchen knives and I would recommend bringing along your favourite pillows and maybe some extra blankets if you like to turn down the heat at night (winter).

There is a corner store/liquor store close by, but it ramps down around Christmas for low season. Westport is 15 - 20 minutes away and their grocery store is so well stocked (even with fresh turkey and a wide selection of gluten free food) I would skip stocking up on food next time and just do my shopping there. Westport has a nice inn with a pub, and good skating if you visit in the winter. The people are so friendly and kind its almost unreal.

As we had strange weather this year (+16 on Christmas Eve), the kids took the canoe out for a little spin around the lake on Christmas day and we had a bon fire.

Robin, the manager is a star. I was uncertain of the gas stove and he answered my text right away and dropped by to help us out. Turned out there was no problem at all, but he was pleasant and responsive.

We enjoy the novelty of discovering new places, but we may just go back.

Traveling group: Extended Family
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Marc R
Willoughby Hills, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful house with modern conveniences on secluded bay - EXCELLENT!!”
Reviewed October 27, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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person found this review helpful

We had a group of 6 men who all enjoyed their stay at Bay View. All the modern conveniences you could ask for. We couldn't believe there was a dishwasher and washer/drier. It was nice to have 5 single beds instead of the usual King/queen bed setups that are at most rentals. Our guys don't like to sleep with other guys!
If I could make a recommendation for improvement It would be to have light and power at the dock. Would be nice to have a light when coming in after night bite, and power to charge boat batteries.

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Liked best: Enough SINGLE beds
Liked least: no light/power at dock
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed September 17, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Liked best: The cottage and the area
Liked least: No internet access
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Berwick
Reviewed July 20, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Chaffeys Lock
Reviewed January 2, 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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A romantic getaway
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