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“A quality B&B with a good host”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Inn on Bay

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The Inn on Bay
Ranked #4 of 9 Gravenhurst B&B and Inns
UK
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81 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A quality B&B with a good host”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2012

We stayed in the Muskoka room (4 adults, one night). The B&B owner (Jen) was extremely helpful and accommodative of our late arrival. The room had a huge bed and plenty of space, with a smaller side-room (a kind of a sun room) with a sofa-bed. The sofa-bed was very comfortable and we got a good night's sleep. The breakfast was great too; and we hope we can come back!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2012

We love this B&B and the innkeeper, Jen. We stayed in the Muskoka suite, it's very large and spacious with a European King sized bed and an adjoining sitting room complete with a television and electric fireplace. We stayed here Super Bowl Sunday, so having a television made my husband especially happy. The entire inn is beautiful, tastefully decorated and is designed for comfort. The inn is a short walk to both the town and the wharf. Jen is a very gracious hostess who was accommodating to our needs as well as friendly and welcoming. I can't say enough about Jen and her Inn; if you have the opportunity to visit Gravenhurst, stay at the Inn on Bay, you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Grand Muskoka Suite, it's the largest suite in the inn with a separate sun room...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2011

This is a wonderful place. The rooms are beautifully dedcorated. The breakfast that Jen prepares is one of the best I have ever had. Jen is very pleasant and really cares about the comfort and happiness of her guests. We stayed for 2 nights. During the day we drove through Algonquin park and the Muskokas to view the great fall colors.
Highly recommended !

Room Tip: I prefer to stay in the rooms on the second floor.
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank IpreferInns
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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2010

My partner and I spent 2 lovely nights at the Inn on Bay in July. Jen and Tyler (and their sweet little baby girl!) were lovely hosts! Jen was full of tips and stories and she was beyond charming and welcoming. Her french toast was to die for and the homemade cookies available throughout the day were yummy. Our room was very clean and well appointed, with a ceiling fan and an air conditioner. The bed and pillows were very comfortable and we slept like babies! We cannot wait to return!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Cocosgirl
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2010

We stayed for just one night and got the elmview suite. My hubby slept like a baby. Loved the Victorian home and the tub added an even more Victorian touch. Would have loved it more if it was ensuite. Breakfast was very good and lots of healthy choices. We enjoyed the conversations with Jen. She made sure everything was taken cared of. would definitely recommend to friends. Very clean and spotless.

  • Stayed July 2010
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4 Thank alena_724
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2009

We stayed at the Inn on Bay when we were attending a wedding in the Gravenhurst area. The suite was lovely, the bed comfortable and the atmosphere of the Inn very welcoming. Jen and Tyler were great hosts and Jen went out of her way to make sure that our food allergies were taken into consideration. Friends of ours stayed at the Inn as well. We all enjoyed ourselves and would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone who is spending time in Gravenhurst.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Toronto ON
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2009

My fiancee and I stayed in the Algonquin Suite (main floor) at the Inn on Bay in Gravenhurst while we were there for a weekend getaway.

The room was lovely and featured a luxurious king-sized bed, fireplace, flat screen TV and DVD player, and a great bathroom. Everything was very clean. The only less-than-stellar aspect of the room's decor was that the white carpet was showing some wear-and-tear and should be replaced, but it was clean. The only other (slight) downside was that the room was lacking ceiling fans, which made it pretty stuffy in the 40-degree heat. The proprietor did tell us that two had been purchased for the room though, and that they would be installed at some point.

I was worried that there would be a lot of ambient noise in the room since it's on the main level, but it was completely quiet.

The breakfasts were amazing. I was served the best french toast I've ever eaten, and there was a lot of variety offered (fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, cereal, toast, plus the hot breakfast of they day).

For a stay in Gravenhurst, the location couldn't be better. It's a two-minute walk to the shops and boutiques on the main drag, and just as short a walking distance to the stellar North Restaurant. A two-minute drive to the wharf and quick access to the highway!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank copycait
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InnOnBay, Owner at The Inn on Bay, responded to this review, September 8, 2009
Shortly after this guest stayed at the Inn, air conditioning units were installed in all of our suites.
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Additional Information about The Inn on Bay

Property: The Inn on Bay
Address: 291 Bay St, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1H1, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Muskoka District > Gravenhurst
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Gravenhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn On Bay in Gravenhurst offers boutique inn accommodation in the Muskoka region! Enjoy a short walk to the Muskoka wharf, steamship cruises, Heritage Museum, downtown Gravenhurst, Gull Lake & Bethune House. A Georgian-style retreat featuring casual elegance, Muskoka style. Hot breakfast served daily, wireless high speed internet, en-suite bathrooms, guest computer terminal, sunroom. ... more   less 
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