Every year we take our kids away for family day. We decided to try the Irwin as we had never been. We stayed in the Rockwood East. I thought the accommodation was fine. We enjoyed the wood stove but had to hunt around for wood. We too had problems filling the whirl pool. I was looking forward to relaxing in the whirl pool but after filling it up for the kids there was no water left. We also didn't get to take a shower before dinner because of this. Had I known I would have waited until later for the whirlpool. I was expecting "gourmet food" which was not what I got. It was okay, but not gourmet. My seafood pesto pasta had way too much pesto on it which made it very bitter. The chef did come out and apologize, but when you are looking forward to a yummy dinner..it was a little disappointing. The sleigh rides were cancelled due to muddy conditions. I found Jennifer very friendly on the phone. But not as friendly in person. The Irwin is on a beautiful lake with lovely scenery but I did not feel it was worth the money. I don't mind spending the money as long as I get what I paid for!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Irwin Inn is a perfect family Kawartha vacation resort destination and ideal waterfront resort for couples getaways. Amenities include: a 9-hole golf course, full English riding stable & equestrian centre for horseback riding lessons and trail rides, tennis, outdoor pool, sandy beach, and countless fun and interesting activities. Accommodations range from traditional, cozy rooms in the Inn to luxurious lakeside cottages and waterfront suites with private swimming pools or hot tubs."Every once in a while you come across a place where the service is extraordinary, the food is delicious, and the staff are warm & welcoming. Once you find this place you want to return again and again." ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Irwin Hotel Lakefield
- The Irwin Inn Lakefield, Ontario