A friend and I stayed at Swallowdale Inn B&B for a girl’s getaway weekend from October 18-20th, 2013. There was supposed to be three of us and the Swallowdale was more than willing to accommodate us by putting an extra cot in the room. Unfortunately one of the girls couldn’t make it at the last minute. Swallowdale Inn was a much more pleasant experience than staying in a hotel. It is not a high-end, modern place, but rather an interesting, laid–back, casual place with very friendly hosts and a stunning lakeside location. When we first drove up to the place, it was dusk and there was a group of deer grazing on the grass. Our room had a queen-sized bed with sliding doors that opened up to a deck and looked out onto a lake and dock area. Outside our bedroom door, was a very large seating area, decorated in lots of interesting landscape art by the owner’s father, with a wood-burning fireplace lit for us each night. There was also a large tv, lots of movies, books and magazines to look at. Outside this seating area was a large sunroom, that looked out onto the lake, where breakfast was served. There was also a nice reading area here with coffee table books about boathouses and the area. Breakfast each day was delicious and plenty. There were fresh berries and fruit, baked goods, with eggs benedict one day and a lovely crepe dish the other day.
The host were very helpful in advising us with directions to visit some of the local artist studios and nearby towns we wanted to see, as well as making recommendations on places to eat for dinner. We would not hesitate to stay at Swallowdale again, when returning to Huntsville.
Would like to come in the warmer weather to take advantage of the lake.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Swallowdale Inn is a bed & breakfast located on the premier waterfront location on Fairy Lake in Huntsville Ontario. The Inn is an ideal place to stay for people visiting Algonquin or Arrowhead Parks. In business since 2003, the hosts, Michael and Isabel Kay welcome visitors (including children) and provide a hearty cooked breakfast. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Swallowdale Inn B & B Huntsville, Ontario, Canada