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“Resort Style Camping” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Summer House Park
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Burlington, Canada
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Resort Style Camping”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

This place has lots of entertainment for the kids. They had someone who had activities planned around a theme week for the kids at no extra charge. My kids loved kids bingo and family bingo night. The waterfront is gorgeous with several docks and an inflatable rock climbing style slide. Many different types of watercraft were available for rent. Fishing was popular off the docks or from a boat. There is a staffed boathouse where fishing supplies, fishing advice, fish cleaning centre and boat rentals are to be had.
If you have a family dog -- there is a pebbled dog beach here and lots of four-legged friends for company. The staff were great and it is very family friendly. Fire wood is about 8.00 per bag. The washrooms backed up where we were from heavy use but, it was always resolved fairly quickly. Nice washrooms and showers. Could use more of them though. This campground has alot of parked summer trailers as well as some tent sites and overnighter sites. There are four rentable cabins ranging from 1000-1800 per week depending whether you want to have 2, 3 or four bedrooms. These cabins all overlook the water and two have fire and picnic tables right on the waters edge. There are lots of activities like an outdoor shuffle board, horse shoes, tennis courts, and outdoor covered ping pong tables. We enjoyed every minute at this campground. Boys would show up on their bikes every morning to play with my son and would be collected later by their parents. Very relaxed family style feeling here. Would go again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
6 Thank bizzym0m
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

Hubby & I have just returned from a 10 day camping trip and we loved it. Our first time at SHP and hopefully won't be our last. The campsites are quite spacious and ours faced the water which was beautiful. We were in C1 which is a serviced site but if your tenting, there is a site that is waterfront and gorgeous. They also have 3 camping cabins that are very cute. You really are in a forest type setting. We also noted the lack of bugs, which was great, no pesty mosquitos. I brought my hummingbird feeder and enjoyed watching the hummers everyday along with our friendly chipmunk who should be well stocked for the winter. We wish some dog owners would be more responsible and clean up after their dogs, no fault of the park. We must say that the staff are exceptional and friendly. We fished off the dock and I caught a nice small mouth bass, hubby just got some nibbles.It is only a short drive into Tobermory and make sure you stop at DNA fish and chips, the best ever! It is on the way to Tobermory.This is the nicest park we have stayed in. Thankyou SHP!
Beth & Al

Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
4 Thank theavonB
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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2011

This place has it all great for kids, parents, couples. Relaxing environment with a few bonus items. For a few extra dollars a day you can get internet access which I used for planning out the next days events to Cyprus Lake and surrounding areas of the Bruce. Location is close proximity to many adventures. There is a shop where you can purchase forgotten camping items, marshmallows for your fire, coffee and yes chai lattes! In the same building there is a restaurant where you can get breakfast and lunch, in case you need a break from cooking yourself. Delicious.. Yvonne and Monica are the best! Hot showers are available which were cleaner than any camping site I have been to. The washrooms could have been cleaned a bit more frequently but no outhouse here! :) Activities are planned by site staff to keep the kids busy but many were on bikes, at the beach, boating with family or playing with new found friends. My only regret was not booking this early enough in the season to get more than two nights at this great location. Firewood here was a bit expensive so if you can, bring it in from local shops instead.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Summer House Park
Address: 197 Miller Lake Shore Rd, Miller Lake, Ontario N0H 1Z0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Bruce County > Miller Lake
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Miller Lake
Number of rooms: 250
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Summer House Park is a family oriented camping, cottage and guest house resort on the shores of Miller Lake, Bruce Peninsula. Close to the Bruce Peninsula National Park, the Bruce Trail, Tobermory and many natural attractions on the Bruce Peninsula. Daily children's activities and fun family events all summer long. Enjoy a relaxing stay in a wilderness setting with fabulous amenities to make your camping or cottage experience a fun and relaxing one! ... more   less 
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