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Sir Sam's Inn & WaterSpa
Ranked #1 of 2 Eagle Lake B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Beamsville, Canada
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10 reviews
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“Wonderful weekend”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

We were up to Sir Sams for my nephew's wedding. The accommodation was clean and well maintained. The food was excellent and the staff were great. I think it would be the ideal location for a second honeymoon weekend.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

I would like to start off by saying that the location was beautiful. The food was excellent. That is about as far I can compliment the resort. We stayed in a Northwood's room where the floor was cracked, the sink was cracked, the bathtub tap was broken and the floor was filthy. The overall room was shabby. The restaurant was cute but the tablecloths were all creased and not ironed. Normally that should not be an issue but there is a price tag for staying there and it was surprising how little things were not taken care of. Even the water cooler by the spa sat empty for 2 days. The service was hit & miss. What a disappointment as we so looked forward to going there based on other travel reviews.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Sir Sam's Inn was amazing. We spent to nights and had a great time. We ate very well. Relaxed int the pool and went for a fun bike ride on the mountain. My wife had a massage and said that it was amazing. Ryan, the innkeeper, was very friendly and always talking to the guests. Our room was clean and comfortable. The view from our room of the leaves changing colours was breathtaking. We will be going back again next year.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Perfect couples resort. Great food from a superb chef , our dinner was AAA for quality and flavour, our room was down away from the main lodge so nice and private with an easy walkout to the tennis courts which were fine, a nice pool which was not very busy and more than enough watersport options at the beach. Finally the water spa was terrific, didn't know there were so many ways to spill water on you and get you so relaxed ! The main lodge is traditional but updated and gives you a feel of bring relaxed at home with all the amenities of a top notch hotel! Slight drawback was no AC , but the room fan did a pretty good job of cooling Things down, ... going when the temp is not in the plus 30s might be a consideration if you aren't fonf of the hot stuff! All in all very sarisfied!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Sir Sam's Inn is a lovely inn located on Eagle Lake with a beautiful water spa/pool. The gourmet meals are 5-star quality. The rooms are very clean. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. The new owner, Ryan, lit a bonfire last night near the beach because one of the other guests mentioned she saw the fire pit. This is the kind of hospitality that is standard at Sir Sam's!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2013

We spent a couple nights there this past weekend and were impressed. Cute little rooms in good shape and clean. Great views of the lake. We ran the haliburton 50 mile trail race on one of the days and the water spa at Sir Sam's was awesome for us to heal. Steven (???), the manager was kind enough to open the spa up for us early the next morning after our race and was very pleased to do it. We also had to compliment the chef. We had a fantastic dinner in the Spinach & Bean Salad and Chicken entree. We also had the lamb entree although there seemed to be difficulty cooking it to medium. The cut of lamb was excellent, just kept getting it served rare. That said, all the side fixin's and other dishes were top notch. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2013

It really doesn't get much better than this place. We'd been to Sir Sam's before, in Fall and Winter, and loved it, but had never been there in summer. So we somehow managed to get a gorgeous lakeside room with balcony for the Labour Day weekend, by booking the day before. What luck. It was fabulous. From the beautifully appointed room, to the new luxurious water spa, to the incredible swimming and canoeing, to the outstanding food - this place is heads and shoulders above anything else in the region. What we enjoyed most was the completely relaxed atmosphere, along with extremely attentive service. Max, the extremely engaging young man who runs the waterfront, took us on a private tour of Eagle Lake and the adjoining lake, in the lodge's motorboat (usually used for water-skiing) and he entertained us with interesting stories of the local inhabitants the entire time. Saturday evening there was a huge outdoor fire, with a lovely musician playing his guitar, as we all sat around drinking and chilling. Really hard to beat that, after a tough day of swimming in the pool and lake, canoeing, playing tennis, and lying in the spa pools. Go get spoiled - it's worth the price.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sir Sam's Inn & WaterSpa
Address: 1491 Sir Sam's Road, Eagle Lake, Ontario K0M 1M0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Kenora District > Eagle Lake
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Eagle Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sir Sam's Inn & WaterSpa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Location. Sir Sam's Inn & Spa is an adults-oriented resort nestled in the Haliburton Highlands right in the heart of cottage country at the base of Eagle Lake, Ontario, Canada. This historical boutique Inn was establish in 1919 and is surrounded by quaint villages, majestic hills and more than 6,000 lakes. The Haliburton Wildlife Center and several golf courses are near the hotel. Hotel Features. Sir Sam's Inn & Spa was once the estate of Sir Samuel Hughes, the government minister who led Canada's military during WWI. This stone-and-timber historical mansion is constructed along Eagle Lake's scenic shoreline. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sir Sam`s Inn And Waterspa
Sir Sam`s Inn & Water Hotel Eagle Lake
Sir Sam's Inn & WaterSpa Eagle Lake, Ontario, Canada

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