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The Inn on Bay
Ranked #3 of 10 Gravenhurst B&B and Inns
King City, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
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“clean, easy going and hip!”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

I stayed at the Inn for a couple days in November and it was great! A quiet little weekend away from the city and our hosts were fantastic.. I would send friends and go again myself without hesitation..

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

Clean, comfortable and a delicious breakfast. The location is great and very central for exploring any Muskoka lake. The rooms are all spacious, quiet and have their own washrooms. A great spot for anyone looking for a relaxing getaway.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Brampton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Midway between Bala and Bracebridge, the Inn on the Bay, Gravenhurst is very well situated for travel in the Muskoka area. We stayed in the Muskoka suite and found it to be very private and comfortable. It has a wonderful, bright, private sun porch and a very comfy king sized bed. The ensuite bathrom boasts a lovely free standing clawfoot bath tub. You have access to tea, coffee, and wonderful home made cookies throughout the day plus the use of a small fridge, microwave, wine and water glasses, plates and cutlery. Breakfast is excellent, served in the former living room of this graceful century home which apparently once belonged to a local lumber baron, Jen is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We spoke to another couple who stay at he Inn on the Bay at least once a year. The other suites appeared to be not quite as spacious but equally comfy and clean. Each suite has its own private bathroom but one requires guests to go across the hall. High speed wireless internet is available, free and fast. We loved Inn on the Bay and hope to return.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

At the very last minute, I called to make a reservation at the Inn on Bay only to find out that the owners were leaving for the weekend, understandably, as it was the month of July. Instead of being turned around, my partner and I were offered the place up to ourselves for the weekend. The owners rented us the biggest room at the lowest rate since they weren't going to be available for us during our stay however, they had stocked the fridge with loads of fresh fruit and had even prepared the coffee pot for us for the next morning (the little details...).

The place was so charming - the solarium attached to the Muskoka Suite was divine but nothing could top the beautiful clawfoot bathtub in the bathroom.

My only disapointment was not being able to meet the owners.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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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.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 !

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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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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 #3 of 10 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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