We visited Spectacle Lake Resort twice several years ago, when our kids were teenagers, and recently returned with our adult son and his girlfriend. This is a small resort, with cottages and lodge rooms overlooking a beautiful little lake. The cottages are not luxurious, but are clean and comfortable, and each has a fire pit outside as well as as a gas fire inside (although the thermostat had been removed, presumably so this could not be used in summer). The rates include unlimited use of canoes and kayaks, as well as a nice little beach that is good for swimming.
A negative - and the reason that my review is less than 4 star - is that the cottages are quite close together and several can accommodate up to 8 people. Our group of 4 was sandwiched between a large family group on one side and an even larger group of adults on the other side. As several additional adults from another cottage also spent most of their time at the cottage next to us, along with their two large dogs, it made for a lot of noise and very limited privacy. We did not complain as they were not really doing anything wrong - there were just so many of them! We will likely return to Spectacle Lake as their are so many positives, but a suggestion would be to limit of the number of adults who can occupy or converge at a cottage, at least on one end of the row, to make things a little more peaceful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Spectacle Lake Lodge! Our lodge has 9 cottages, 5 lodge rooms, 140 occupancy gourmet restaurant, bar and fireside lounge, beach, terrace conference center, dock, hot tub and trails. All accommodations have A/C, fully winterized, potable tap water, flat panel TVs with 120+ channels and most have fireplaces. We LOVE hosting families, ATVers, snowmobilers, poker-runs, weddings, business retreats and travelers of all descriptions. We are family-owned and operated and you will not find a higher level of service and care. WiFi is available in the lounge. Take care. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Spectacle Lake Hotel Barry`s Bay
- Spectacle Lake Lodge Ontario, Canada