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Parkway Cottage Resort & Trading Post
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Oxtongue Lake
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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
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“clean, quiet cottages on a clean lake”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

We stayed in cottage 4 and appreciated having a bedroom with a double and single beds for 3 children, as well as a bedroom for parents. We had an extra teenager along who was very comfortable on the futon in the living room. The price was reasonable and all the amenities we expect in a cottage were available. The swimming is excellent, sandy beach very pleasant and we made good use of the canoes and kayaks. Part way through the week 2 beach umbrellas appeared which provided some much-needed shade. We would have chosen a cottage on the beach except we were 6 people and needed one more bed. Cottage 4 is probably the oldest of all the cottages and from speaking to the owners, I understand it will be replaced soon. We were happy enough as we had enough space and kitchen equipment (just). We would have been comfortable in cottage 3 as well, which is larger, but we wanted one more bed. Although it was hot during the day, it cooled down very comfortably at night and we were able to sleep. A fan was also provided. Ice cream is available at the store; the large tub is a very good value!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

We stumbled upon this cozy cottage by accident. Canada Day Weekend, we called all over the area for a last minute reservation. Found Parkway Cottages as a recommendation from a nearby motel. 100.00 a night bought us a clean one room cottage. It had a full size fridge. A microwave, sink, propane stove, and a bbq on the deck.. Sleeping area, had a queen size bed, A small table and chairs for eating,and alot of windows. There is no aircondtioning, and no tv, and no oven.. We didn't need air contioning, The day was in the 90's , it cooled down to a two blanket night. Very cool. The bathroom consists of a stand up shower, small sink , and toilet. Everything was very clean, and tidy.The owners request quiet , and quiet it was. A short walk down the only road leads to a beach, on Oxtongue Lake. They supply free canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats. A fire pit is for use by all visitors. A nice gathering place to meet other guests. I had the chance to peak inside a two bedroom cottage. It was very spacious, and slept 5 people comfortably.,at 150.00 night. The owners run a gas station, general store at the front of the property. This property is a good value for your money. It is also the closest property to the West gate of Algonquin Park.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

This group of lovely little cottages is located only a few miles from the West Gate entrance of Algonquin Provincial Park. We stayed here on a photo tour of the area just as the spectacular leaves were changing colours. There are 8 cottages in all, some situated on a small lake with a private sandy beach, others spread among the trees. The cottages all have different configurations ranging from studios with 1 double bed to 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom cottages. All of the cottages are kept immaculately clean and all have fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms, bed linens, kitchen towels, hand and dish soap, bathroom amenities, AM-FM radio, deck furniture, gas barbeque, electric heat and blankets. The 3 bedroom cottage has satellite TV and a DVD player, Gas Fireplace and a Gas Stove. Along the beach there are canoes, kayaks and paddle boats available for guest use. There is an automobile gas bar, a small gift shop and a small grocery store at the Trading Post located on site.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 23, 2011

My husband and I stayed in cottage 8, just a few steps from the lovely little beach. The night sky was spectacular as there is very little lighting in the area. Our hosts were congenial and hard working.
The cottage contained everything we needed and we had been told to bring our own towels.
We were looking for something that felt "cottagey" and we got what we were looking for.
Thank you!

Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Niagara
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Reviewed September 9, 2011

This was our 21st year at Parkway. We have enjoyed all 21 years. The resort is small and quaint and works perfect for our extended family. The lake is beautiful and the cottages are clean and comfortable. The beach is the perfect size and is cleaned and groomed every morning. You are close to Huntsville and Algonquin Park if your interested in day trips not to mention the on site general store and gift shop for those basic needs. Yes, they serve ice cream. The service is very good and friendly and always willing to help with any problems you may experience. They are sincerely invested in making your stay an enjoyable one. If your looking for a small, quiet, clean, well maintained resort then look no further than Parkway cottages.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 9, 2011

I enjoy my yearly vacation at Parkway Cottage Resort & Trading Post with family and friends. There is a large group of us who have been fortunate enough to have a relaxing time at the rustic and well kept cottages for the past 17 years or so.

Parkway makes our stay comfortable, they are always friendly and greet us with a smile.

We have sincerely thoroughly enjoyed ours stays each and every year.

Anne

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 9, 2011

We've been staying here for years (more than 10) and really love it. It's not fancy but it's perfect for us. We come here because it's really a simple and easy time every single trip. The property is very well maintained, upgrades are always in progress, and new trees are planted every year. Each year we return, we marvel at how big the little seedlings get year over year. The beach is clean, the cottages are clean, the other guests have always been respectful, and there are tonnes of canoes (and a couple kayaks) for use on their lake.

We drive up from Toronto, grocery shop in Huntsville, drop our goodies off at the cottage, and head over to Algonquin Outfitters (a 2 minute drive) to pick up kayaks that we use to day-trip in and out of Algonquin Park (a 6 minute drive). When we're too lazy to drive, we paddle down the river right from their beach and make our way over to Ragged Falls and do the short hike up to the top.

When we're done with our day of paddling or hiking in the Park, we'll sit outside by the lake and enjoy the sky, wind, water, dinner off the BBQ, and friendly chipmunks racing up our backs looking for a treat.

I'm not a camper so this is absolute perfection - I need a bed and a roof and a microwave and all the cottages are clean and come equipped with all the basics. In the mornings, I take a walk to the water's edge and look for signs of the otter than must have visited in the night. Some years I wake up to see a beaver or loons in the lake and other mornings I wake up and take my cup of coffee down to the beach just to watch the morning mist burn off in the quiet.

We've tripped up here in summer, fall and winter and we've stayed in several of the cottages on the property - every single time, it's been perfect. Windows open in the summer, heaters on at night in the fall, and the gas fireplace on in the winter. Local produce from the shops in Huntsville and Henrietta's Pine Bakery in Dwight are both on the way up and help to make for some of the best eating we do all year.

For us, there's no better location, no better quiet, and no better hosts. We wait all year to be able to go back.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Parkway Cottage Resort & Trading Post
Address: 4412 Hwy 60 | Dwight- muskoka, Oxtongue Lake, Ontario P0A 1H0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Oxtongue Lake
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Oxtongue Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Parkway Resort borders Algonquin Provincial Park with 8 one, two & three bedroom lakeside housekeeping accommodations, along with it's own Trading Post & store. Parkway Cottage Resort is located 6 minutes fro Algonquin Parks west gate and 30 minutes from Huntsville Ontario. We are Situated on the beautiful Oxtongue Lake off of hwy 60 and set in a wooded 7 acres. The lake shore cottages offer a wonderful view and we are the closest housekeeping resort west of the Park. NOW WITH FREE WI-FI IN REC HALL. 2016 Rates plus tax Cottage 1 $109.00 Daily $680.00 Weekly studio MAXIMUM 2 PEOPLE Cottage 2 $109.00 Daily $680.00 Weekly studio MAXIMUM 2 PEOPLE Lodge 3 $212.00 Daily $1,340 weekly 3 bedrooms MINIMUM 5 PEOPLE MAXIMUM 6 Cottage 4 $153.00 Daily $955.00 Weekly 2 bedrooms MINIMUM 4 PEOPLE MAXIMUM 5 Cottage 5 $142.00 Daily $840.00 Weekly MINIMUM 3 PEOPLE MAXIMUM 4 Cottage 6 $153.00 Daily $955.00 Weekly MINIMUM 4 PEOPLE MAXIMUM 6 Cottage 7 $153.00 Daily $955.00 Weekly MINIMUM 4 PEOPLE MAXIMUM 5 Cottage 8 $153.00 Daily $955.00 Weekly MINIMUM 4 PEOPLE MAXIMUM 5 ... more   less 
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