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Birch Bend Cottage Resort
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Location, Customer Service, Cleanliness - these cottages have it all!”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We spent the Thanksgiving weekend at Birch Bend Cottage Resort and were very impressed by the peacefulness (no Trent system boat traffic), the cleanliness of the cottages and the family-like atmosphere provided by Randy and Erika. We have vacationed at many cottages over the years, but have yet to find any as well-equipped/modernized as these. The queen-sized beds were obviously new and very comfortable. Randy and Erika are open to whatever makes your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Next time, we'll know that almost half of what we took this time can be left at home. Everything from dish detergent, dish cloths/towels, and paper towels/toilet paper to a full set of steak/carving knives is available in the cottages. We will definitely be returning to Birch Bend!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Erika B, Owner at Birch Bend Cottage Resort, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We truely enjoyed having you and your husband stay with us over the Thanksgiving weekend. Owning a resort has been a joyous experience for us so far. It is so nice to meet new people, who upon arrival are in a great mood becasue they are on vacation. Our job is to make sure their mood stays that way and they leave happier than when they arrived. Our only regret is not doing this sooner. We hope you visit us again next season....maybe for a week this time. :-) Sincerely, Randy and Erika
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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Just got home from our 5 night stay at Birch Bend Cottage Resort. We had a wonderful time. The view of the lake from our cottage was beautiful. Our hosts were friendly. We would recommend this place and we hope to visit again, next summer.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Erika B, Owner at Birch Bend Cottage Resort, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of Birch Bend. We enjoyed having your family stay with us this fall. It is a beautiful time of year with all the leaves changing and were delighted to hear you all had a wonderful time. We hope to see you all next year.
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Woodstock, Canada
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

If you're searching for a truly pet friendly cottage to rent look no more. The new owners, Randy & Erika are very friendly and will do all they can to make your stay enjoyable. They have begun to upgrade all the units and previous visitors have noted the improvements.
This is a very quiet end of the lake and the fishing here is quite good.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Erika B, Owner at Birch Bend Cottage Resort, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us such a wonderful review. We enjoyed having you and your family stay with us. It looked like you really enjoyed spending quality time with your son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. We know through being pet owners ourselves how difficult it is to find a resort who not only allows pets but is also a place that we can enjoy ourselves. Thank you for choosing Birch Bend Resort for your family vacation. We hope to see you again next summer.
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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

This is by far my favorite resort on the face of the planet.Just enough cottages in the resort to not be over crowded. It is a very happy and peaceful place. We have been coming here for years but unfortunately my illness has made is so I have missed the past couple of years so I wil be looking forward to meeting the new owners :) The cottages are very clean and my favorite has to be the boathouse. Everything you need to relax is at this resort from great fishing and boating to beuatiful sunsets and cries from the loons. I can't wait to come back to this place as it's good for my soul :D

Room Tip: The boat house is excellent and has a big bay window over looking Lake Chemmong
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Erika B, Owner at Birch Bend Cottage Resort, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Thank you so much for your generous review. We have made many improvements since you were here last. Additional amenities giving our guests even more things to do while still preserving the atmosphere our guests have come to enjoy. Hopefully we will get the opportunity to meet you next season. Kindest Regards, Randy and Erika
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St. Catharines, Canada
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

This year was our 14th season at Birchbend, our first year with new owners Randy & Erika. We stayed at the Beach House where the sound of the lapping water at night is the perfect sleep aid. The cottages are clean and well equipped. The property and its amenities provide an ample amount of choice to be busy or relaxed. We loved the new deck and when we weren’t out on the jet skis that we rented from them, you could find us there just relaxing by the lake. Randy and Erika are friendly and attentive to your every need and being business owners ourselves, we can see that they have the drive and personality to keep Birchbend that special place we’ve come to call our second home. We will definitely be back next year.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Erika B, Owner at Birch Bend Cottage Resort, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Thank you for your generous review and choosing to return to Birch Bend. We really enjoyed having your family stay with us. Creating a friendly atmosphere with plenty of amenities for the entire family is very important to us, so when we have guests returning after years of being away it brings us such joy to to be a part of a family tradition resuming at a place you call home. Welcome back....we certainly look forward to your return next year.
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

This was our fourth stay at Birch Bend Resort. For our family of four the cottages are a good size and are very clean and well equipped. Randy and Erika are fantastic hosts and they have made great improvements to the property and cottages over the past two years. The resort is easy to access and has a great atmosphere. The view is beautiful with amazing sunsets and the lake is good for swimming, boats and fishing. We bring a little sail boat with us each year and the resort has a boat ramp and docking available. You can be as active or relaxed as you like in this welcoming resort and we have met new friends with each visit. We are already looking forward to next summer's visit!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Erika B, Owner at Birch Bend Cottage Resort, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. You and your family are a pleasure to have at the resort and we look forward to your return next year. Seeing all the kids and parents becoming friends, building sand castles together and playing on the playground was a highlight. We strive to become better with every year that passes, continuing improvements to the cottages and grounds, making the resort more enjoyable to our guests is our goal.
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Keswick, Canada
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

My family and I stayed at The Beachhouse and The Cameron. We enjoyed the canoeing, kayaking and boating on the calm waters of Chemong Lake. The cottages were clean and the kitchens were stocked with all the amenities you would need for your stay. The grounds were nicely kept with lots of outdoor games provided, plenty of lawn chairs and chaise lounges and a fire pit for each cottage. Our hosts were generous enough to offer us a ride on their speedboat so our kids could go tubing and took pictures and emailed them to us which was a very nice touch! A very nice area with the charming town of Buckhorn nearby. We have been to many cottage resorts and found Birch Bend to be the nicest.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Erika B, Owner at Birch Bend Cottage Resort, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
We are so glad your entire family had a wonderful weekend here at Birch Bend Resort. It's nice to see three generations enjoying themselves and utilizing all the resort has to offer. It was our pleasure to take your son tubing for the first time, he seemed to be having a blast, that is what it's all about. Maybe your daughter will try next year?? We hope to see you again next summer. Thanks again, Erika and Randy
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Property: Birch Bend Cottage Resort
Address: 2554 Buckhorn Rd, Lakefield, Ontario K0L2H0, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Lakefield
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Lakefield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Birch Bend Cottage Resort is a family, pet friendly, cottage resort located in the Kawartha's. Situated on 4 picturesque acres on Upper Chemong Lake. Each cottage come with its own gorgeous view of the lake. Some of the amenities you can expect to enjoy here are; kids playground, motor boats, paddle board , canoe, kayaks, paddle boat and swim plate form. All our cottages come equipped with your own BBQ, fire pit, full kitchen, satelite TV and wireless internet. Birch Bend Cottage Resort is easy to get to...Yet difficult to leave. ... more   less 
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Birch Bend Cottage Resort Lakefield, Ontario

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