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“Disappointed and will not return”
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Walker Lake Resort
Ranked #14 of 18 Hotels in Huntsville
ON
1 review
“Disappointed and will not return”
Reviewed 24 October 2009

We stayed at their Maple cottage which has two bedrooms, a jacuzzi, full kitchen and woodburning fireplace. The location of the cottage was great because it was just steps to the lake. The cottage itself was a huge disappointment for us. It has a weird smell. We were told to only use 1 appliance at a time. This means we could not use the microwave while the coffemaker is in use. Also, we noticed some mice droppings. The flooring of the whole kitchen area was not even. If you place an egg on the kitchen countertop, it will quickly roll all the way to the edge of the kitchen. The cottage felt like it was rundown and in need of major renovation. The bathroom was okay although I noticed peeling wallpaper near the jacuzzi. We paid $200 per night plus tax for the stay. I really don't think it was worth it. There are other cottage resorts in Muskoka which are so much better for the same price.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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1254 Ilona Park Road, Pickering, ON, L1W1E4
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Reviewed 13 February 2009

In the Cedar Cabin at Walker Lake Resort, just a few feet from
the water, the huge front window stretches the length of the
long main room. Here, comfortable couches, chairs, tables, a
wood fire, and a large dining table allow for meals and games
within view of the lake. Separating the two bedrooms, with their
large closets and comfortable double beds, is the well-
equipped bathroom with large tub and shower. Although we were guests in January, summer occupation would be enjoyable, the beach and barbecue excellent for families. While full-course meals can be readily prepared in the cabin's open kitchen, the resort itself is home to The Norsemen Restaurant with the creative cuisine of chef Harvey Cross and its fine selection of wines and spirits. In winter, The Norsemen offers dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings, while lunch is available on Saturday and Sunday. Summer hours for the restaurant will be posted in spring. Walker Lake Resort is hidden from the usual crowded vacation places: it is a special world of its own.

  • Liked — The privacy and view of the lake, along with the excellent Norsemen Restaurant.
  • Disliked — We were able to stay only four days; we'd like to return in the summer.
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2009

We booked three cabins for over the Christmas period, each cabin was very clean and very comfortable. The couple who owns the resort were incredibly friendly and helpful. Each cabin had a wood burning fireplace with plenty of logs chopped and awaiting us. Beddings etc were all clean and plentiful. The cabins are all situated on a beautiful lake (which was frozen and had deer walking on it in the mornings)

Unfortunately due to the Christmas holiday the days we stayed, the restaurant was not open.

All in all we had a wonderful stay and can't wait to return in the summer.

  • Liked — Location!
  • Disliked — NA
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 October 2003

Walker Lake Resort and the Norsemen Restaurant provided the best cottage-country experience. All the accommodations are situated on the water, and all are very clean & in good repair. The resort has 2 modern small homes available, but we chose a smaller rustic cabin. The lake was clean and there were no big boats roaring around. We stayed there in October when the leaves were starting to change color. When it rained we would sit by the fire and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The owners were friendly, and the restaurant was amazing. We were surprised to find the perfect fine dining experience in such a rural setting. We had a wonderful time, and wouldnt hesitate to recommend Walker Lake to anyone.

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Additional Information about Walker Lake Resort

Property: Walker Lake Resort
Address: Rr4 1040 Walker Lake Dr, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2J6, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Muskoka District > Huntsville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Huntsville
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Huntsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Walker Lake Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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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