I just spent a great weekend at Birch Cliff Lodge with a motorcycle sport-touring group, and I would highly recommend this spot for similar group events, a family vacation or a weekend getaway. Not only were the lodge and grounds superbly maintained, but Birch Cliff proved to be an ideal base from which to explore beautiful North Hastings, Renfrew and Haliburton.
The staff were extremely friendly and accomodating (they even gave us rags to clean our bikes), and the home-cooked meal they catered for us was tasty and satisfying. They also did a few extra little things for me, which showed genuine hospitality that went beyond professionalism.
Although the lodge and cottages are 1930's vintage (as they advertise), they are well kept, clean and nicely equipped. The screened porches offer a lot of extra living space. It was nice to have WiFi and a cell phone booster on site, although their performance was not particularly fast. Some might bemoan the lack of a TV, but I never noticed because the daily activities and spectacular sunsets were captivating enough for me.
All in all Birch Cliff Lodge was a great find, and I would definitely go back and spend more time there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Birch Cliff Lodge is a beautiful 1930’s cottage resort on Baptiste Lake. We have clean, modernized, fully equipped, private cottages, a lovely clean, sandy beach, a children’s program in the summer and glorious sunsets in the evenings. Guests enjoy canoes and kayaks or rent motorboats for great fishing or a trip into Algonquin Park. Check our spring and fall discounts, We cater weddings and conferences and are always committed to making your stay pleasant and enjoyable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Birch Cliff Lodge Bancroft, Ontario