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Summer House Park
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

We camped at Summer House Park in Aug 2012. We have a fifth wheel and our site at first seemed small, but once we were parked it was great. The park is clean, staff were friendly, and there was always something to do.... even in the rain.
The kids loved the inflatable ice burg in the lake. The beach area is clean and lots of space.
The campground was in a great location to hike the Bruce Trail.
I would have liked to have outdoor music, but they are a radio free park. On the plus side to that, you don't get overlapping music, of blaring noise.
There are many seasonal sites, and the park always seems full, however we found mid week a lot of the seasonal campers were not there.
I have been recommending this campground to everyone who camps with family since staying here. I will return.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

We took a vacation to Summer House Park for a week in September of 2012. This is a great time to go to relax and enjoy the many scenic oppotunities of the Bruce Peninsula. We had an absolutely fabulous time. The staff was very helpful with our every need. The lake is beautiful. Didn't catch any fish, but wasn't really trying that hard either. The campsites are average size. We were lucky and able to secure one of the bigger more secluded sites for the whole week. This place is busy during the summer months, so they were winding down for the season. Not too many people camping. The only negative comment is regarding some rude seasonal campers who were up partying well past the quiet hours of 10 p.m. I think they finally settled in sometime around 3 or 4 a.m. I complained to the owners the next morning and they immediately went to the party goers site and had a talk with them. No issues the rest of the time we were there. There is a lot to do in the area, so plan accordingly. We are definitely returning next year. Full hook ups is nice as well!

Room Tip: We were in site K17. Very secluded and off the beaten path. The only sites I would recommend again...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Summerhouse park was kind enough to let us have our wedding at their camp/cottage park. We had an AMAZING time. The location was beautiful and the staff is so friendly and helpful. They completely went out of their way to make it such a wonderful and memorable weekend for us and our friends and family. They set up extra flowers outside of the hall, did a wonderful buffet, had a beautiful gift waiting for us in our cabin and even built a wheel chair ramp on one of the cabins for our Aunt because the wheelchair accessible cabin was taken. I couldn't imagine a better place for an event, work function, family get together or wedding. They are so organized, patient and all around wonderful people. I highly recommend this location.

Thank you again Summer House Park!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We have been going to this park for four years and have always camped. We kept going back since we love the park and found the facilities to be clean and very convenient. As campers, we never had much interaction with the staff and everything was always amenable. Innevitably, when we planned a trip to the Bruce Peninsula with our school, the first place that came to mind was Summer House Park. Since we were a large group, we stayed in all four camping cabins and took a room at the B&B. The person in charge of coordinating everything had been wonderful. We had breakfast served at the B&B both mornings and prepared lunch and dinner ourselves. We had arranged for a late checkout on the Sunday and no one advised us that we had to be out at a certain time. Therefore, we headed out to some activities on the last day and were planning to get back, pack up, serve a meal and leave. You can imagine our surprise when we returned on the last day and found all our stuff had been moved from three of the four cabins and dumped inside one! No one even attempted to call us to let us know they were dong this! Had we been warned, we would have returned immediately or arranged to pay for an extra day. Their excuse was that checkout was at 10 (which as far as we knew did not apply to our group, since we had made different arrangements) and the three cabins we had been kicked out of were already rented out. I must note that by night time, when we finally got out of there, no one had showed up to claim these so called "rented cabins". They could not explain why they didn't try to contact us, although they had our cell numbers on file. Instead of being even remotely apologetic for the trouble they had caused us, they proceeded to be EXTREMELY rude. The staff at the front desk would not even let us go into the cabins to make sure all our belongings were out without being "escorted" in!!! The owners came out and insisted on defending their staff's actions. We would have gladly paid for an extra day, but never expected to have all our stuff thrown into a separate cabin. It took us over two hours to sort all our belongings out. We couldn't feed the kids and had to stop somewhere along the way to eat. Needless to say, we arrived at Toronto close to midnight and are still dealing with phone calls from irate parents. It was a horrible dissapointment, and the worst part is no one even took the time to contact us with an apology. Before this all happened, at least three other people in our group were planning to book a trip and stay with their families at this park. We were planning to make at least three similar trips with our school per year. I must add (since no one we speak to seems to be able to find a reasonable explanation to the way we were treated and in order to avoid misundertandings) that our kids had behaved exceptionally and never caused any trouble. Needless to say, no one in our party is ever going back to Summer House Park.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

This was our second visit to Summer House, but this time, rather than staying in our RV we decided to stay at the B&B.We were welcomed at the front desk, then given the Grand Tour by Libby, who showed us all the facilities, gave us some tips to check out while we were there,and even offered to arrange our internet connections! Our pooch was given little treats,the variety at breakfast was great, and the service was like a five star hotel. Well run establishment, pleasant rooms,spotless, and a very scenic location near the National Park and Grotto.

Room Tip: The Herons Hollow was spacious air conditioned and had lots of storage, access was near the little p...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

It was a first for our family to Summer house park. Upon entry is a great store with just about anything you seem to have forgotten. Also is a great little cafe serving breakfast and specialty coffees only to name a few. There is a nice little sand beach which looks out to the giant inflatables which kids and adults love. There are also all types of rentals boats with motor, paddle boats, water bikes, canoes even pedal go carts at very reasonable prices. They also seemed to have activities throughout our stay to keep the children occupied. The campsites were a bit open but some along the waterfront including the cottages had the best and really some of the nicest views I've seen in a long time. Though they lacked electric and water.... If you can stand it and are lucky enough get one, the sun rises is beautiful. Fishing was slow but heard a few fish were caught. Overall very nice campground, worth the visit and will return for sure!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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1  Thank whitehouze
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

My wife and I stayed here on the Labour day weekend and we had an absolute blast! Friends of ours rented the new cabin in the camping cabin area and it exceeded our expectations. The cabin was clean, fresh and very relaxing. It was brand new for 2012 so it did smell like fresh cedar which was also a bonus. 6 of us in total stayed in the cabin and we did not feel cramped at all. I slept on the top bunk but it was still fairly comfy overall and able to support my weight with a couple sleeping below me. The cabin was private and very well designed. There was no cooking allowed in the cabin but there was a charcoal grill outside that worked great (we used it to cook chicken, steaks, and potatoes). The campfire spot was also spacious and private with lots of room for all of us to sit around and enjoy. The washrooms were really close by and the showers were about a few minutes walk away. The actual campground was really clean and well maintained. It was also really quiet (perfect for families and couples)! The staff at the campground was very friendly and welcoming. In fact, I highly recommend you eat at the Shoreline Cafe. The food there is amazing! My wife and I had the Reuben sandwich with fries for lunch and I had iced coffee to go with it. Everything I tried there was absolutely delicious. Make sure you stop and grab breakfast or lunch there! The prices are reasonable (8.50 plus tax for the sandwich with fries). The staff in the store/restaurant are very friendly and genuine. They make sure that you will be satisfied and are very prompt in their service.

The beach area of the camground is also very clean and family friendly. I was playing with my friends on the avalanche body launcher in the lake for a long time because it was so much fun. Great workout too!

I would recommend this park/campground to anyone. Its probably the best site I've ever stayed at and I look forward to staying there again next year possibly. It's close to the Bruce National Park and Lions Head areas too (right in between).

Room Tip: Cabins are fun to stay in and are near the back of the site (very quiet and relaxing)
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Summer House Park

Address: 197 Miller Lake Shore Rd, Miller Lake, Ontario N0H 1Z0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Bruce County > Miller Lake
Amenities:
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 3 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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