We just came back from a weekend at SunDog Retreat, March 11 & 12, 2005. Everything about our experience was positive, from the booking to the time we (regretfully) had to leave. Mary and Ted are wonderful hosts, and the cottages are perfect. In an email before we arrived, Mary asked our expected arrival time, and they had lit the wood-burning stove before we got there!
We stayed in the Knotty Pine suite, which was beautifully decorated in a blend of different types of natural wood. It was both cozy and spacious at the same time. The suite has a kitchenette, with a decent sized fridge and stove, a microwave, coffeemaker, and all the cookware and utensils you would need. The bedroom is upstairs, with a very comfortable king-size bed. Outside, there's a screened in porch that's shared with the suite next door, with plenty of firewood and even a BBQ! A short walk from the suites is a brand-new 9-person outdoor hottub. When we were there, only one other suite was occupied, so we had the hottub to ourselves one night.
One of our favourite features of the SunDog Retreat is the serenity and the peacefulness. It's located a about 1 km off the next road, with only a few other cottages on the lake. We went shoeshoeing on the lake Saturday afternoon for about 3 hours, and didn't hear or see another person - not even any footprints! Also, since there are only 4 suites, it would be a very private resort even when they're all occupied.
Everything is very clean and well cared for. We highly recommend SunDog Retreat to others, and will definately be going back ourselves some day!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An authentic cottage experience for your family or group on a private and serene lake. Aisling Lakehouse offers 3 interconnected cottage suites that allow your group to be together when you want to be and separate when you need to be. Open year round, cottage suites can be rented separately in the winter season ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Sundog Retreat Hotel Parry Sound
- Aisling Lakehouse Parry Sound, Ontario