My husband and I decided to stay at the Irwin Inn for a romantic getaway. Upon arrival we were escorted to our beautiful cabin with a private pool and hot tub. We were very pleased, however, that night we went to turn on the air conditioner because it was such a warm night but it was not working. The next morning when we brought this forward to the staff, they came with a window unit that was not suited for the types of windows in our cabin. Therefore, we had an air conditioner that barely worked and only heated our bedroom and left the rest of the house incredibly hot. We had also set up to go horseback riding while there and booked a day but were called that morning and told we could not go. The next day it rained so we could not go and then the following day we were leaving and we were able to go just as we were leaving. It was quite a disappointment to drive home smelling like horse and we were even more angry when we found out that the reason why our riding was canceled was because someone came in off the street to horseback ride and they took them over us.
The good news was that the pool was lovely and we had a great view of the lake and woods beside us. The food was UNBELIEVABLY fantastic and they were incredibly accommodating to dietary needs. The place is quite ran down and could have used some updating but it was not incredibly horrible.
- 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