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Colonial Bay Cottage Resort
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“Will definitely return :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

We (naively) planned a random 3 day trip to Muskoka in mid April. Unfortunately when we got there we found the place pretty much shut down (frozen lakes = no canoeing, shut down trails etc) And yet, this was such a cosy little place that we enjoyed our stay nonetheless. The free wifi, dog-free environment, wood burning fireplace with easy-burn logs.. all added to the allure. The rooms are clean, with comfortable beds and are cleaned daily. The owners are friendly and knowledgable and recommended some great places for us to eat and stuff to do and see.

Overall it was a very pleasant experience and I hope to be back in June :)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

After an fantastic drive from Ottawa through the Algonquin National Park we arrived at Colonial Bay Resort on the outskirts of Huntsville. We stayed in one of the four adjoining motel rooms which were a good size with two double beds. On site were a number of chalets for other guests. The resort is on the Peninsula Lake and free use of boats and canoes can be had. The family owners were very friendly and helpful. There was no charge for parking or use of the internet. As there was no breakfast room on site a nice basket of food ( different on both mornings) was provided the night before. A fridge was in the room which helped keep the food fresh for the next morning. We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay and recommend this to others.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

We had a great few days here. It was so relaxing and felt like our own personal garden and lake. The breakfast baskets were cute. Having use of all the sporting and aquatic equipment was fun. Even though other rooms were taken, it felt private.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HMorphitis
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

This little gem, on Rte. 60 on the way to Algonquin Park, is run by the nicest people ever - Nicolle and Bruce are friendly, accommodating, warm, thoughtful, wonderful hosts. The cabins are very clean and basic -perfect if you are looking for the cottage experience of your youth. We loved the open waterfront and campfire, the lovely people, the tubing, the set up for kids, the proximity to Algonquin Park, the proximity to Kawartha Dairy (:-)). Really, it was perfect and I wish we could go back every year!! And did I mention that the hosts are wonderful people?

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank DebraEllen
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ColonialBay, Owner at Colonial Bay Cottage Resort, responded to this review, 11 August 2013
Debra, thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. It was wonderful to welcome you back to Colonial Bay again this year. Being close to Kawartha Dairy is great for that mid afternoon or after dinner ice cream run!! Do you think the tubing qualifies to burn off the calories?

Bruce & Nicolle
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Ajax, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

We came to Colonial Bay for a much needed break from the rigors of city life and found that Colonial Bay was just what we needed. We were welcomed like family by owners Nicolle and Bruce and they felt like family by the time we left 2 days later.

The accomodations were perfect and clean, the property was well maintained, and the lake was fabulous (great if you have kids as the water is very shallow for a good distance out from shore, and it is buoyed off as well)

Colonial Bay is an ideal spot for those looking to relax and unwind. We are definitely going back next year, and maybe even this autumn to enjoy the colours which will be magnificent.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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ColonialBay, Owner at Colonial Bay Cottage Resort, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Mark
Thank you for your review and kind comments about your stay at Colonial Bay. Nicolle and I hope all our guests enjoy Colonial Bay the way you did - stress free and low key. Fall colours are amazing and usually peak late in September although it does change each year. Great photography opportunities exist from the dock looking over Pen Lake or during hikes in Algonquin Park.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

Lovely place to relax by the lake. It was fun to use all the water equipment. Getting our breakfast in a basket was really cute. Great sleeps. So much space around the cottages to play sports and relax.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

We spent 3 days at Colonial Bay for some much-needed time away from the city, and were quite happy we chose this resort. The motel room was very comfortable and suited our needs nicely. The swimming was great, and just sitting in the Adirondacks at the water's edge was enough to wash away the stress of every day life. There is a restaurant right across the street, which was convenient, and there was a little kitchenette in our room for when we just wanted to stay in for the night. Nicolle and Bruce were friendly and accommodating hosts and made sure we had everything we needed. Next time we're in Huntsville we'll be sure to stop by!
~Sarah and Charlie

Room Tip: Great for families with little kids; good swimming; great hosts.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Colonial Bay Cottage Resort
Address: 2218 Route 60, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2J6, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Muskoka District > Huntsville
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Huntsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Colonial Bay Cottage Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located close to Algonquin Park and Huntsville on the shore of Peninsula Lake. Individual year round lakeside Cottages and Suites. Family friendly atmosphere. Summer activities; boating, swimming, canoeing, hiking, campfires & waterskiing. Winter activities; ski, snowmobile, skate, snowboard. Cottage amenities; fireplace, kitchen, air jet tub, wireless internet. ... more   less 
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