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“A Tranquil Setting With Ideal Amenities for a Restful Stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Green Bay Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Ontario
1 review
“A Tranquil Setting With Ideal Amenities for a Restful Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2009

Klaus and Karen are the ideal hosts and provide a very peacefull and tranquil setting for the perfect short stay getaway. Green Bay Lodge is in an excellant location to provide many Manitoulin Island exploration
possibilities wuth the "The Cup and Saucer" hill walk near by. Their amiable pet dog "Jessie" seems like part of any guest's family. Photographs on the Green Bay Lodge web site speak for themselves. J & J

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jacknjeanie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2008

This place is fantastic! The setting is tranquil and beautiful. The owners are very friendly and informative, and you have everything you need for your own "mini-cottage" experience. It is the perfect alternative to renting a cottage. We almost hesitated to write this review as Manitoulin is still realtively unpopular as an Ontario destination and we would love to see it remain a sort of precious secret.

The Lodge has five rooms, three are like simple small one bedroom apartments with mini-kitchens. There is a shared outdoor patio that spans these rooms. Everything is very clean and well looked after. One complaint would be the bathrooms with the shower stalls being tiny and plastic, but considering the value and the cleanliness we did not mind.

There is a separate new log building with the other two accomodations. One is a loft style room with a kitchen and the other has a bedroom, but not much of a kitchen. These accomodations are very nice, and of a higher standard than the other three. We noticed that although the showers in these rooms were big and nice, none of the rooms on the property had bathtubs and so would not be good if you were there with small children.

There is a barbeque and all sorts of boats and canoes for rent. The lake swimming is great, with clear and shallow water off the dock. There are sun loungers, fishing equipment, flower gardens and plenty of space. You cannot see or hear any neighbours and it really feels secluded. Most nights one of the owners, Klaus, makes a bonfire for roasting marshmallows and looking at the stars.

The other owner, Karen, makes great breakfasts, and is a fantastic cook. Karen's breakfast time is quite early though.
If you ask in advance Karen will make dinners for guests, but we never did so and regret it as other guests told us her cooking was excellent.

We were there with family visiting from overseas and every one of us really enjoyed our stay.

This is not a place for high maintenance city people, but then I am not sure any place on Manitouin is. It is also not a place for people who want total privacy, because the outdoor areas are shared. For that you have to rent a private cottage. If you stay in the log cabin there is more privacy.

It is the perfect place for relaxing and a great base for being independent and exploring, although some days we just swam all day and did not leave the property. We were on Manitoulin for a week and explored most of it. We also saw most of the other Inns, Lodges etc. that we had researched before and in our opinion none of them measured up.

We have been many places, both extravagant and simple, and we love this place.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — shower stalls, early breakfasts
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Green Bay Lodge
Address: RR#1, Rockville Road, Site 6 | Mindemoya, Ontario P0P 1S0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Northeastern Ontario > Manitoulin Island
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Ranked #2 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Manitoulin Island
Number of rooms: 5
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Green Bay Lodge Manitoulin Island, Ontario

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