Our family of 4 (my wife and I, and children 13 and 11) are just heading home from a week at the Norsemen. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on beautiful Walker Lake. The highlights for us included meeting wonderful new friends and people from not only Ontario, but England, USA, and Netherlands. The nightly campfires roasting marshmallows and conversing, the kids catching small fish off the most amazing dock, the use of the paddle boards, canoes, kayaks, small motorized boat, etc all made this a great trip. Very easy to forget about work and the hustle and bustle of "regular" if while out here. Being so close to Algonquin Park and Huntsville is a nice added bonus if you're looking for shops, additional restaurants, or more hiking opportunities.
The cottage we chose was the Pine. It's a very rustic cottage at the far end of the resort, somewhat secluded and more private. We had a small dock and a beautiful view of the lake from many windows. We also had a screened in porch overlooking the lake from which to dine in. BBQs are provided, silverware, cooking items, fridge, stove, small gas heater, etc. WiFi if you needed is better than I expected for being out here. Note that the Pine is a true original cabin on a bit of an incline overlooking the lake so the cottage is un-level, most noticeable in the bathroom. This didn't cause a big concern for us. There were a few housekeeping items we needed to follow up with Les (the owner) on, and he was very prompt at remediation things (within an hour or so).
We also ate at the restaurant on site on "Bistro Monday". The food was Delicious, though for me personally a bit pricey. It is a fine dining restaurant so I expect it's reasonable, I just wish we could have afforded to dine another night because the food was so good.
In summary we had a wonderful time here. Set your expectations properly if staying here for a true cottage like experience on a beautiful lake. This is not a hotel chain type accommodation, this is a cottage setting with great views, and plenty of opportunities to recharge your batteries.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relaxing all-season family resort nestled in the woods on Walker Lake in Muskoka, just 15 minutes from Huntsville, Algonquin Park, major resorts and golf. Seven lakefront cottages offer privacy and great views of the lake, some with Jacuzzi tubs and wood stoves. Sandy beach, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, water trampoline, stand up paddle boards. One, two and three bedroom cottages have kitchens, bathroom, living room, outdoor deck, bbq and free internet. Enjoy the haunting call of the loon and the tranquil quiet.Walker Lake Resort is a great choice for a skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter. We are only 20 min from Algonquin Park and Arrowhead Provincial Park, both beautiful places for cross country skiing with groomed trails. We are less than 10 minutes from downhill at Hidden Valley. We're only two minutes by snowmobile to Trails 77 & 78 near D101B and D102B in the Algonquin Snowmobile Region. From here you can get virtually anywhere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Walker Lake Resort Huntsville, Ontario, Canada