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Portage Inn & Cottages
Ranked #11 of 21 Huntsville B&B and Inns
Stratford, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Lovely old inn”
Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for one night in Room 5. This is a beautiful old inn and our room had two big windows facing the lake (and another facing the road). The room and ensuite were well-furnished and very clean. Jaqi was very friendly and welcoming (the owners were away when we were there). Breakfast was great; we had bacon, eggs, toast and a lovely fruit plate (also offered choice of oatmeal or yoghurt & granola).
The wood slat ceiling of our room is the floor of the room/apartment above so you can hear the footsteps overhead, part of the old world charm of a late 19th century wood building.
We would recommend to anyone looking for an excellent bed and breakfast experience.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We stayed at the Inn for a Family weekend and had marvelous time. We travelled with our dog and were all welcomed! Every single detail contributed to our perfect vacation – rooms were nicely set up, very clean and had everything we could wish for; delicious food and great location. We went to the Arrowhead park one day and then to the Hidden Valley resort for another.
We enjoyed our stay and will be happy to come back in the summer.

Natalia

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Uxbridge, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Portage Inn B&B is set in a beautiful secluded area with nothing around. It has a cozy cottage feel and isn't urbanized at all. The staff are amazing! Very friendly, will help with anything, really care about the place and want you to have a great visit. Rooms are beautiful, and the house itself is gorgeous. I would recommend this place to everyone of all ages! My boyfriend and I came to celebrate our anniversary and they left us a bottle of sparkling wine in the room as a gift. We thought that was great ! The large room that everyone shares is beautiful, with fireplaces and a large pool table. We spent a few hours at night playing pool and snuggling up by the fire. Breakfast was great, they customize it to your liking which was great! Overall this place was everything we expected and more. Cozy, friendly and very accommedating. Great get-a-way!

Room Tip: Room #5 faces the lake, beautiful setting, quiet
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pickering
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

Wonderful two night stay at the end of January. Beautiful rustic charm in this 1889 Inn but still with all of the modern conveniences. A fabulous breakfast is served to you (at your choice of time) by Jaqi and Jayne in the main room..It was like eating in an antique store. Beautiful old tables, chairs and dishes. Very large bedroom with a comfortable bed and duvet and large bathroom. The Inn has a magical feel about it and the owners Nancy and Sidney make a point of stopping and chatting with you as you sip wine by the fire to learn about their guests. Very personable. Everyone was so accomodating and friendly. Even as you prepare to check out your day starts with a personally written note to you, thanking you for your stay and mentioning small things they remembered that you mentioned during your chats.
Very wintery when we were there and still plenty to do closeby. We snowshoed across Penn lake (snowshoes provided). Went to Arrowhead Provincial Park (25min) where there is Cross country skiing, Tubing, Snowshoeing and Skating through the trees (which we did). Huntsville is 10-15 minutes away and Algonquin Park is within 30 minutes. They are also located right on two major Snowmobile trails. (Snowmobiles NOT provided).
We have already recommended The Portage Inn to everyone that we have spoken to and we will definitely be back.

Room Tip: We were in Room 7 and loved it's size,bathroom and view of the lake.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

We enjoyed two nights at Portage Inn in Oct 13. Friendly welcome, hospitable staff & owners, local tourism/restaurant info provided, excellent size & comfortable room, excellent breakfasts, lovely views & large garden for walks or relaxation beside the lake. Would recommend & would stay again ourselves.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

We stayed two nights in mid December, during a major snow fall. The owners and staff were wonderful to deal with. They were were friendly and very helpful. It was nice to find a resort where our small dog was welcome as well. The price was extremely reasonable and included a sumptuous breakfast. If you like the ambience of an old historic inn, you will absolutely love this place.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Los Osos, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

Gorgeous location on Peninsula Lake. Owners Sidney and Nancy were warm and welcoming and very helpful. Sidney gave us a great cart ride through the Autumn colors and a divine boat ride at sunset on their silent solar powered boat. Peaceful reading time out by the lake, amazing stars at night. The great-room is cozy with a huge fireplace and comfy chairs. The help staff friendly, the breakfast yummy. Definitely a 5 star experience and one of the highlights of our 2 week driving trip through Canada and New England in the Fall. Thank you Portage Inn!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Portage Inn & Cottages

Property: Portage Inn & Cottages
Address: 1563 North Portage Rd, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2J6, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Muskoka District > Huntsville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Huntsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3 star — Portage Inn & Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historic Portage Inn Bed & Breakfast (1889), owned by authors Nancy and Sidney Kirkpatrick, sits on a beautiful 5 acre waterfront property on Peninsula Lake in Huntsville Muskoka Ontario. Each room has a large full bathroom of its own en-suite. One room has a view of the lake and another has a large jacuzzi tub. Traditional breakfasts are provided but special diets are available upon request. Also on the property is a chalet that sleeps up to 13 with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 kitchens and 2 living/dining rooms as well as a Muskoka Room, laundry room and 2 decks looking over the lake. ... more   less 
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