Thank god I did not pay full price for this weekend get away. The staff was rude and unsupportive, every single little thing asked for was a hassle. There are so many things in the area, and when you ask for them, you get a big sigh and some minimal directions. It was cold one night in the lodge, so I asked for a fire, or at least electric heat and was told, no. Really? The lodge gets its electricity for free!! The Lodge was dirty and run down. The couches in the lounge are as hard as rocks, so you cannot really lounge. The bedding is quite sad, pillows are bricks. You are required to bring all toiletries outside of toilet paper. The water in the hot tub was brown - brown people! The screen did not close properly so I was bombarded by mosquitoes all night. This is not a place where any woman has worked at all recently. There is no cellphone reception and no wifi, so forget about contacting anyone back in civilization. The lake looks beautiful but is shallow and dirty. The only saving grace was the chef was surprisingly good. The only way I would recommend this place is if you were a man, or a group of men, looking for somewhere to sleep while on a hunting trip, but I don't even think hunting is permitted. It's really unfortunate the experience wasn't better, I loved the idea that the cottage is entirely run on renewable electricity. The proof is in the pudding, if they were doing well, they wouldn't be selling Groupons at all. The entire group of people that was at the lodge, were all Groupon holders.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Algonquin Eco-Lodge is an award winning property on the southern tip of Algonquin Park. Located deep in the forests the Eco-Lodge is a nature enthusiasts dream. Sitting on the shores of a private lake and a cascading waterfall the Lodge is run completely on alternative energy, yet provides all the basic comforts including an outdoor hot tub! It is completely "off-grid", yet the Eco-Lodge creates electricity with a micro-hydro generator running from the waterfall.Algonquin Eco-Lodge won the 2012 Ontario Tourism Award in the Sustainable Tourism category. ... more less
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