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“Great Spot to Chill Out”

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Ogopogo Resort on Mountain Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Barrie, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Great Spot to Chill Out”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

My wife and I spent this last week of August at the Ogopogo with our adult children and all agreed it was one of the best vacations we have had. Rented one of the 2 bedroom units and used the pull out couch. Cottage was very modern, clean and had everything one would need. Lots of kayaks, canoes, paddleboats that we used to explore Mountain Lake which was clean, warm and quieter than most area lakes. Lots of time spent just chilling out in one of the many muskoka chairs or floating around the lake. The new owners Todd and Katherine go out of their way to make sure people are looked after. A great spot for a family or a couple.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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OwnerOgopogoResort, Owner at Ogopogo Resort on Mountain Lake, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
I think your family was able to enjoy the best that this resort had to offer! You chose a week just as all the small kids were getting ready for back to school and had some of the best weather of the summer. The lake was quiet and the atmosphere so calm and relaxing. as this is our first year as new owners of the resort, I am also getting to soak in all of the different experiences here at the resort from the busier and more lively summer with so much to do and now into this quieter and very peaceful setting that Mountain lake has to offer. I can't wait for the " Fall Colours as the Mountain will come alive!! Thank you for the great endorsement and I look forward to seeing your family again next year..or sooner!
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Brampton, Canada
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We went last year and this year was so much better! Todd and Katherine have done so much work to the resort. The cabins are always very clean. All new cutlery, dishes, flat screen tv's with satellite.
The fishing was excellent, nightly bond fires. The best part was that the owners were actually there! Anything we needed was no problem at all.
It is a beautiful resort that is so well taken care of and our family would highly recommend!
Keep up the great work and see you next year!
James and Jami Fitzpatrick

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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, September 10, 2013
James and Jami,
It is wonderful to read such a great review from a returning Ogopogo Resort guest! Katherine and I have taken so much pride in the changes to the resort that we made and I love it when it is noticed immediately. This resort is now part of our family and we always want to be proud of what we have accomplished. I can assure you that we will always do our best to keep improving and make this resort the first choice for many returning families. This fall will be a very busy one for us as we plan to build a few new ice huts and open this resort up to people looking for a truly northern winter cottage experience including tobogganing down the slopes of our property, building a large outdoor ice rink on the lake, ice huts for those that love to fish and so much more!! Thanks again. We will see you next year!!
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Innisfil, Canada
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Last minute getaway before the end of the summer we ended up at the Ogopogo Resort. We had never experienced this type of resort and would highly recommend it to anyone. The cottage was very clean and was equipped with everything we needed plus. Todd and Katherine were very nice, tentative resort owners. It rained one of the days we were there but they had many games and movies to pick from to keep the kids occupied. When the sun came out it was hard to decide what to do first, canoe, stand up paddle board, great fishing, paddle boats, badminton, shuffle board, horseshoes etc. They had it all. My family didn't want to leave and felt very comfortable asking for things. The pool was clean, warm and relaxing. In the evening Todd started a fire and all the guest came out to roast marsh mellows. I would highly recommend this resort. Thank you for making our family feel at home. We will be back for sure!!

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OwnerOgopogoResort, Owner at Ogopogo Resort on Mountain Lake, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thank you Shawna for your kind words. It is wonderful to hear that your family found plenty of activities to keep them all busy. We look forward to sharing many more years with your family here at Ogopogo.
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Hamilton, Canada
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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.

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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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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
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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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