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Ogopogo Resort on Mountain Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Hamilton, Canada
1 review
“Amazing Summer Getaway”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We had a wonderful experience at Ogopogo. The facilities were new, clean, and fully equipped. There were tons of fun activities to keep you busy, on the waterfront and off. Most importantly, the atmosphere at Ogopogo was warm, welcoming and relaxing. Katherine and Todd create a fun, open and laid back environment. Thanks for the amazing time Katherine and Todd! See you next summer!

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OwnerOgopogoResort, Owner at Ogopogo Resort on Mountain Lake, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thanks Hanna! Best of luck to you and Andrew at University this year! It was great fun joking around the fire and I am so glad that your short time spent with us was so enjoyable for the two of you! You have an extremely positive outlook and attitude of live in general. I know this will take you very far. It isn't very often that someone of your age would take the time to write a review. It means more than you will know and I wish you the best of success in this coming year at University! it would be wonderful to have you join us again. Thanks again. Todd
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We just had the most perfect holidays at the Ogopogo resort - a beautiful site on a beautiful lake, many things to do (swimming, canoeing, going with the motorboat or doing standing up paddling, playing shuffleboard or just relaxing). The owners, Katherine and Todd Wootton, as well as their son Mitchell were extremely friendly and helpful with everything. The water in the lake is clean and warm, it's great swimming. The cottages are not huge, but big enough for the four of us.

We all enjoyed it a lot and would love to go back. It was also helpful that there were no dogs allowed on the beach, since one of our kids is afraid of dogs.

We highly recommend it and would love to go back.

Rolf

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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OwnerOgopogoResort, Owner at Ogopogo Resort on Mountain Lake, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thank you for your extremely positive review of our resort. I know that your son wanted to stay longer but I guess school is what it is!!lol! It would be fabulous if your family would be able to join us again. Best of luck this fall and safe travels!!
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Ontario
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We have stayed numerous resorts in the Minden and Haliburton area over the past 10 years and are pleased to say we were blown away by this newly accuired cottage resort. Nothing is overlooked and attention to detail is outstanding. My stay was accompanied by three children that were never at a lose for something to do. Also feel I need to mention that the lake is unbelievably warm and quiet. A must if you are looking for a peaceful, top quality, something for everyone stay.

  • Stayed August 2013
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OwnerOgopogoResort, Owner at Ogopogo Resort on Mountain Lake, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful comments. Our first priority is doing everything that we can to help your family create life long cottage memories. Your three children are still very young and our hope is that as they grow older, they will look forward to returning to Ogopogo Resort each and every summer. When Katherine and I were packing up our home to move to this resort, I found boxes of pictures of my kids spanning the past 10 years. Each and every one of my favourite pictures from these boxes were all cottage memories. I spent what felt like hours looking through these photos- so proud as a father and in that moment, I knew without a doubt that owning a cottage resort was one of the single most best decisions of my life. I wish everyone could have the same opportunity with their families to build these same types of life long memories. I can assure you that we will always do whatever we can to help. Also please keep in mind, we are here all year and the cottages are also a great was to spend a weekend away in off season to watch the fall colours, do a bit of ice fishing or just take a bit of a stress relief. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again real soon.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

We discovered Ogopogo Resort four years ago and fell in love with it on our first visit. Since then, we come back every summer to unwind and refresh, and we always enjoy every moment spent there. We think Ogopogo offers everything one could ask for at a lakeside resort. The location has gorgeous views; the resort is spacious and well-kept. The cottages are always very clean, comfortable, and come fully equipped. The Mountain Lake is so great for swimming and many other water-based activities. Our Ogopogo vacations are filled with swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking (Frost Center trails, Haliburton Sculpture Forest, Dorset tower to name but a few), taking scenic drives (highway 35 is the favorite one), or relaxing by the water in cozy muskoka chairs and chatting with other guests while enjoying the campfire at night. We love the special atmosphere at Ogopogo. It is very friendly and laid back place, and it feels like we are in the company of close friends. This time we were welcomed by the new owners, Katherine and Todd, and we were impressed with all the improvements and upgrades introduced just in one month of their ownership. All the beddings and towel sets are brand-new, and so are most of the kitchen utensils, dishes etc. A nice LCD flat screen TV with countless channels came in place of the older unit. We also noticed that new handsome barbeque sets came in place of the older and smaller ones at each cottage. The grounds now offer a greater variety of equipment for playing ground games, kayaking, canoeing and the like. We have always been in the care of exceptionally friendly, welcoming, dedicated owners who take pride in what they do. It makes us feel good to know that with Katherine and Todd, who are caring, enthusiastic and committed, our favorite resort will continue thriving. Thank you for your hospitality, Katherine and Todd, and best of luck in your future endeavours.

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OwnerOgopogoResort, Owner at Ogopogo Resort on Mountain Lake, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Thank You Elena for your very kind words today. I am so glad that you were able to notice all of the upgrades made to the resort in our very short time as new owners. I will assure you that we will continue to change and improve as necessary to keep families such as yours wanting to come back year after year. You have described the activities and the local area so well. In our decision to become Resort property owners, Katherine and I wanted to ensure that every guest staying at Ogopogo Resort was able to experience the same types of activities as we experienced growing up at our family cottages. In addition to all of the activities that we are able to offer at the resort including fishing, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, paddle boats, sand beach, heated in ground pool, lit shuffle board, horse shoe pit, badminton, community fire pit each evening, rental fishing boats, water skiing and tubing (on request at additional cost) we also wanted to ensure that we owned a resort close to as many outdoor adventures as possible. We also wanted to ensure that our resort is located to all of the required amenities including gas, groceries, LCBO etc. Ogopogo Resort offers all of this and was a natural fit for our family. Thank you once again for taking the time to share your review of Ogopogo Resort in Minden and we look forward to seeing your family again very soon.
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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

We spent a week at Ogopogo and couldn't have chosen a better place for our summer holiday.
The owners Todd and Catherine as well as Todd's sons Mackenzie and Mitchell made us feel welcome and at home. The resort was very well kept and the owners were always available if you needed anything or to provide us with ideas on what to do and see in the area. You can tell they are passionate and care about their guests. Guests gathered around the campfire every night and Catherine even provided smores to all the children.
I was there with my husband and 14 yr old son for the week. My 18 yr old also came up for the long weekend and we were all happy. There was lots of games and water equipment for everyone to enjoy. We also took short day trips and went to the White Water Reserve in Minden, the log chute on Hawk Lake and the Haliburton forest.
We had one of the smaller cottage close to the beach which was extremely clean and well equipped. It even had satellite and a flat screen TV for those rainy days.
Overall, we had a great time and will come again for sure.
Cristina and Mario

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OwnerOgopogoResort, Owner at Ogopogo Resort on Mountain Lake, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Christina and Mario we thoroughly enjoyed our time with you and your boys. The evening campfire chats were great and I know that my kids especially enjoyed the campfire discussions. You have lots of great stories. We are already talking about movie nights as per your conversations at the campfire for next year. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Ogopogo. I know that the lakeside studios can be a bit tight for four of you- especially with grown boys but the incredible view of Mountain Lake hopefully makes up for it. We hope to see you all again soon and good luck transitioning your son to University in Thunder Bay!
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Sarnia, Canada
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Ogopogo Resort is fantastic. The swimming is the best in clean, weed free Mountain Lake.Whether you want to relax by the lake for the entire week, golf at the scenic course of Blairhampton, hike the many trails such as Buttermilk Falls, kayak the calm lakes or rushing waters of the White Water Preserve, enjoy a movie at the historic Highland Cinema and museum in Kinmount or climb the scenic tower and visit Robinson's General store in Dorset. All these activities are within 30 minutes of the resort.
The cottages are well stocked and well maintained and Todd and Katherine were great hosts.We just got home yesterday and are already looking forward to next summer at Ogopogo.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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OwnerOgopogoResort, General Manager at Ogopogo Resort on Mountain Lake, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
Thanks Bill, Lynn and family. It was great meeting your entire group including the other families that join you each year. Katherine and I grew up as kids spending every year at the cottage and we had always maintained that tradition with our kids. By far, my most favourite memories with my family are at the cottage. It is a must ( in my opinion ) to gather as many great family memories as possible and to create a tradition that the entire family can look forward to each and every year. 15 Years!!! Congrats. Your family was great! The water skiing, knee boarding and tubing was so much fun! Please send us some pics. We are so sorry that your traditional August week in 2014 was already booked with a large wedding but we will be sure to get the dates back in order for 2015. Once again, it was great meeting all of you and thanks again for sharing your cottage memories with our family. See you next year!
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Saint Thomas, Canada
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

We had a great family vacation. There was lots to do if you just want to stay at the resort - canoeing, kayaking, bocce, ladderball, badminton, horseshoes, swimming and fishing. The new owners were friendly and very passionate about improving and running the resort. They were always nearby if you had any questions and they often joined us for a campfire at night. Their 2 sons were very polite and hard working. Everything was well kept up and clean - the pool was cleaned atleast once a day, the cottages were spotless when we arrived, and the equipment was always clean and picked up.
There are many small towns like Minden and Haliburton nearby with many other activities if you want to leave the resort.
Overall a great way to spend a week.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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OwnerOgopogoResort, Owner at Ogopogo Resort on Mountain Lake, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
Ray and Lisa........thank you so much for your kind words. We thoroughly enjoyed your family and glad that you enjoyed the activities at the resort. You have a beautiful gentle family and it was nice to spend a week with you. We have been fortunate to have met so many great families this summer and we hope to see you again
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Property: Ogopogo Resort on Mountain Lake
Address: 1023 Ogopogo Lane, Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Minden
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Minden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ogopogo Resort on Mountain Lake 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ogopogo is a four season family resort that offers 8 cottages that are equipped with full kitchens, stainless steel barbeques, porches and gas fireplaces. We offer activities in all seasons and our property is surrounded by beautiful nature on Mountain Lake ... more   less 
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