A big THANK YOU to Arend and Conny Meiling’s tremendous efforts and care taken in making our Valentine’s weekend a special one. We are two young thirty-something’s from Toronto with an appreciation for city comforts, backcountry adventure, good food and conversation. We got it all from Heather Lodge – and we are definitely planning another return trip very soon!
Heather Lodge’s aesthetics are 5 star! The property provides a “Canadiana lodge” feel nestled at the end of a lake with a million dollar view from the dining area. The lodge was thoughtfully decorated and was exquisitely maintained and manicured. We were very impressed with the cleanliness of our Lakeview studio, the common dining / sitting areas, and even the well shovelled parking lot / stairs (as we visited in the middle of the winter). It is hard to believe that this is a family-run operation with the professional care taken in maintaining the property.
Heather Lodge’s food & conversation are 5 star! Our dining experience was one of the highlights, with excellent selection and portions for breakfast and dinner. Conny is a masterful chef and care is taken to diversify the experience for consecutive nights. We enjoyed delicious NY steak & shrimp dinners, sweet chocolate cake desserts and outstanding country breakfasts! They are not LLBO licensed - so remember to BYOB to enjoy with your meals. Overlooking that small caveat, just sit back and enjoy the tremendously attentive wait service & story-telling from Arend and you will be laughing the night away.
Heather Lodge’s facilities are 5 star! There is free use of the private sauna / hot tub - where we relaxed for an hour and let all our worries melt into the background of the forest and lake view. For those looking for interaction with other guests, feel free to socialize and mingle in the common living room with leather armchairs, books, and board games; all warmed by the constant glow of the fireplace. For the adventurous, snow shoes can be borrowed for a tromp around the property and frozen lake. And finally, for those looking to escape into their room: fire logs can be purchased from the office; dvd players can be borrowed for movies; and the private balconies are always ready for some good sitting.
Heather Lodge’s personal touch is 5 star! Conny and Arend were outstanding in assisting us plan our trip including a day of cross-country skiing, a visit into Halliburton and booking our half-day dog-sled tour with Winterdance! Arend was also very helpful in navigating us to their location, after we mistakenly relied on Google maps directions. (Please call for directions! Google maps / Mapquest / GPS directions will take you through all sorts of wild country!) And to put a cherry on top, we were pleasantly surprised with a box of valentine’s chocolates waiting for us in our room to make an already outstanding experience – one to remember for a lifetime.
Thanks again – and we’ll be seeing you soon.
Email Guy Phil & Towel Girl Nancy :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Heather Lodge is the perfect hideaway for adults wishing to step back, relax and enjoy the abundant natural beauty of the Haliburton Highlands. Heather Lodge is a quant, casual yet elegant resort, combining all the charm and ambiance of an old lodge with the luxury of a modern inn. Offering superb customer service, culinary delights with Chef James and an outdoor enthusiasts activities. Open year round, offering non-motorized waterfront activities in the summer and cross country skiis and snowshoes in the winter season. Twelve Mile Lake offers fantastic swimming and boating activities, adjoined to two other lakes with an enormous private deck seated with comfy chairs and bonefire. Close to many points of interests such as Haliburton Forest & Wildlife and Algonquin Park to just name a few. This couple resort offers guests a spectacular experience with each and every one of our guests. We invite you to experience Heather Lodge. Proud Members of Ontario's Finest Inns and Resorts of Ontario. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Heather Lodge Minden, Ontario