This review is mostly for the cottages that Calibogie Peaks has on their property. We were two single moms with a combined three kids aged 10 to 12. We booked to stay for 3 nights. The cottage was very nice and well furnished. We spent a lot of time at the beach, which was beautiful. The kids enjoyed playing tennis and basketball on their courts. This was the very last week of summer, so there was hardly anybody there. We made a lot of memories, it's a beautiful place. It felt like a very classic family vacation – campfires and smore's and a beautiful lake the kids played in all day.
Things we were not happy about:
Cottage was much further away from everything and from the lodge than we thought it would be.
The doors locked automatically, and one night we locked ourselves out. If it hadn't been for the nice people staying in the one other cottage beside us who drove me over to the lodge, I would've had to walk about 10 minutes each way down the pitch black road or across a pitch black golf course to get to the lodge to get a spare key. The girl at the front desk said she was the only one working there, so she could not bring me the key herself, I would need to come get it.
Our barbecue tank was empty. Our neighbors let us use theirs. Our tank wasn't refilled for a full 24 hours later.
The cottage was hot, it has one window air-conditioner in the kitchen area. We were in the bedroom closest to the kitchen with the door wide open and it was still very hot. We actually left one night early because of this. I know, we're pampered city girls LOL!
Pool was pretty sad, and the hot tub was never working – although I hear that's the norm based on other reviews.
At 7:30AM one morning, there was a work crew right outside our door cutting down tree branches. I thought it was really rude of them. It woke us all up. They were there all day, and it really interfered with our quiet cottage experience.
Breakfast was a big disappointment. There was never enough things there, we always had to go and ask for more cereal, more bagels, more milk, more juice, plates, bowls, spoons ect. Sometimes they had extra, but sometimes they said sorry they had none left! Excuse me?? This was low season, there was hardly anybody there and they couldn't even keep the breakfast area stocked - i'd hate to see what it's like when it's a busy time.
All in all, it was a nice trip, but we probably wouldn't go back there unless it was just for a day trip to the beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For a romantic getaway, or to just plain get away. Fine dining, indoor and outdoor activities to satisfy all interests and all ages. Take a look at our seasonal stay & play packages, you won't be sorry. Dickson Manor at Calabogie Peaks Resort is a four-season destination. You can ski, golf, dine, hike, bike or swim. And you can take advantage of our many all-year amenities - outdoor hot tub, indoor swimming pool, and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dickson Manor At Calabogie Peaks Hotel Calabogie
- Calabogie Peaks Hotel Ontario