I travel for work frequently and stay at a lot of motels, lodges and B and Bs across South Eastern Ontario. I have not yet taken the time to write a single review about any of them because they have all so far been average.... with this place being the exception. The Highlands Motel was nothing short of excellent. After reading numerous reviews online about this spot I decided to give it a try for my work week. Never before have I seen such value at such a great rate!
The owners clearly take a lot of pride in their work. There is attention to detail everywhere and the accommodations were great. The room has everything you need... The wifi is fast, there is a new coffee maker, refrigerator, alarm clock, there is chocolates waiting for you on your arrival. The style feels like a home away from home... everything has a cottagy and cozy feel. I met with one of the owners (Paul) and he was a great individual. Very friendly and accommodating.
The motel is is situated in a great place... it is just a bit out of Carnarvon and so there is lots of great places to eat and stuff to do near by (there is also gas, stores, lcbo, ex near). A private beach is basically 2 mins walk away and lots of trails are right on site! Furthermore, the access to the cabin and the grounds was fantastic! Not only was the room more the enough for my stay... you get access to the cabin at all times. The cabin has a fully loaded kitchen, dining area, bar area, fireplace, and even a foosball table.
I will definitely be coming back and recommending this place to my friends and family! If you are reading this review I recommend you book and see this place for yourself!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Highlands Motel is nestled in the heart of beautiful Haliburton Highlands just steps away from crystal clear 12 Mile Lake, about 10 minutes north of Minden and about 20 minutes east of Haliburton Village, located next door to the wonderful Peppermill restaurant. Clean cozy and comfortable rooms that come with 3 piece bath, fridge, satellite LCD TV, wireless high speed internet, air conditioning, queen, double or triple twin beds. All rooms are non smoking. The property also has a cozy one room cottage and a gorgeous Loft suite. Recreation hall with full kitchen, fire place, for gatherings, outdoor BBQs and fire pit. Access to a sandy beach of Twelve Mile Lake. Great restaurants nearby. Year round fishing. Snowmobilers - come off Trail # 8, park in front of your room. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Highlands Motel & Lodge Minden, Ontario