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Mersey River Chalets and Nature Retreat
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

This was one of many great experiences at Mersey River Chalets and Nature Retreat. I have been going there at least once a year for the last 6 years. This time my best friend and I brought my 2 nieces and we stayed in the large wall tent and had a fabulous time! The river was perfect for swimming. We used the common kitchen area to prepare our meals, made some new friends, it was perfect. It's always clean and the staff is always so helpful and friendly! I will keep going at least once a year! LOVE IT!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank gomechaud
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

I stayed one night in a chalet, and it was very comfortable and clean, great layout with a nice wood stove and grill and deck seating area. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating and I would love to stay there again. The property is about 2km off route 8 and very quiet and spacious. Nice river flows thru it and good space to play or relax. As I was going during the off season (late May) some of the services are not online there yet like the restaurant so plan ahead depending on when your going. If your on a bike, note there is a manageable dirt road leading to the resort area.

Accommodations are pleasant and comfortable but not chic in case your expecting a posh time. You'll be more than comfortable and though there is wireless in some places, be prepared to be offline:)

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Thank flipper95
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

We stayed at the Mersey River Chalets last summer. I must say I have never stayed in such a shabby cottage before. To make it worse it smelled horrible. I guess that people with dogs have been there before us and they haven´t clean up properly afterwards. The floor looked so awful no one would believe this, it should have been renovated years ago, like the whole cottage. I only give 2 points because the restaurant is nice.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank KarenE
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

We stayed as part of a large group ( 19) in September for one night . Booked because of it's proximity to Kejimkujik National Park and because of a pet friendly policy.

What a wonderful location. Our cabin #4 was shared by two couples. From our covered deck we enjoyed cocktails and conversation in the rain with a river view and surrounded by tall Hemlocks & Pines.

The cabin was well equipped with dishes, cutlery and cooking aides. A 2 burner stove top was adequate for simple meal preparation. The fridge is a little small if you were planning to cook meals for more than a day or two.( nearest grocery store is 20 minutes away).

No TV, strong Wi-Fi at office if this is important!

We enjoyed the larger "log cabin"( where many of our group stayed) for a pot luck, BBQ & Sing-a-long. The common room was big enough to comfortably accomodate us all.

Unfortunately it rained extremely hard on our second day and we were not able to avail ourselves of the kayak and canoe opportunities.

Staff were friendly and helpful.

If you are not a camper but want to enjoy a few days at Kejimkujik hiking and paddling this would be a great alternative.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank windsorwand31
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Right on the Mersey River and lake Harry this was just the most wonderful place. We stayed in one of the chalets and did our own cooking (you could book your meals). The chalet was lovely and they are all set a nice distance apart. The sense of space around us was unique to this place - it didn't feel like the owners had tried to pack in as many chalets as possible. The wood-burner was lovely on the cool September evenings - wood and newspapers are supplied for the stove and the owner kindly gave us some matches (and a jug of milk) as we arrived a little under prepared.

For us the highlight had to be the canoes and kayaks which were provided for free (they also provided tennis and basketball equipment). We spent most of our time in these, even just sitting in them, reading on the water. The board-walk around the site is great and was in use by a wheelchair user when we were there.

The nights were blissfully quiet and the darkness provided great views of the starry sky. Take torches with you, it really is dark there.

We were a little unsure of the directions provided on the website but they were actually spot on.

For anyone electing to cook for themselves, make sure you bring coffee for the peculator and a supply of tea bags - both are supplied in the chalet, but only enough for one pot of coffee/tea......it is self catering after all!

From here we went on to Digby, in hindsight we wish we had stayed here an extra night and just done a day trip to Digby (about 45mins away) for whale watching. We were sad to leave and hope to return for a longer break.

It was wonderfully relaxing, all the staff we met were lovely and I would recommend this place to anyone wanting a relaxing retreat away from it all.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank fearon
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