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“Genuine Muskoka Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Shamrock Lodge

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Shamrock Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Port Carling
Certificate of Excellence
St. Albert
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Genuine Muskoka Experience”
Reviewed 29 August 2011

Everything you could ask for in a family resort -- comfortable accommodation right on the lake with beautiful views. Fill your day with a variety of organized activities or just relax on the beach. Big play area for kids and special activities just for them. The food is excellent and the staff is very friendly. The owners go out of their way to make you feel welcome and ensure that you enjoy every minute of your stay. Only 10 minutes from Port Carling with a very good chance of seeing some deer along the road. Will definitely stay at the Shamrock the next time we are in Muskoka.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Car0Sel
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Shammylodge, General Manager at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 6 September 2011
Thanks for the great review! We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and we are thrilled that you plan to return next year. We take a lot of pride of being a family resort, and try to find the perfect balance for every family. The Shamrock Lodge has been owned and operated by the the Bryant family for 31 years, and it is great to hear a review like this one! We look forward to your return next year, thanks again for sharing your thoughts about the lodge!

The Bryant family.
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  • Location
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Vaughan, Canada
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

My Family and I have been visiting shamrock lodge for the past four summers. It is my kid's favourite part of the entire summer, if not the entire year. I love it because I finally get a break. I have to do nothing - no cooking, no cleaning, and the resort is small enough that I can easily see that my kids are safe and happy from wherever I am. I actually read two novels this past visit.

The Shammy is a small resort with a laid back feel. The Bryant's are exceptional hosts that treat you like family. The food is awesome and there is lots of it. The kids are entertained for most of the day. There are plenty of fish in the lake so my husband is happy. I definitely recommend it.

Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Shammylodge, Owner at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 21 August 2011
Thanks for your kind words, we try very hard to make everyones experience a positive one. This summer has been one of the best we have seen as far as the weather goes. It has been fantastic, of course the sun makes everyone happy. We are glad you all had an amazing time and we look forward to seeing you and your family again. We appreciate all reviews as this helps other families who haven't been here before know what we are all about. Sincerly, Tim Bryant......
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Ajax, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2011

What sets Shamrock apart from other resorts is that it's family owned and run. It's not a huge resort, and we consider that a plus. The family gets to know you by name almost instantly, and you are well treated for your entire stay. Staff are friendly and helpful, too.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Shammylodge, Owner at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 21 August 2011
Hi Dale, Thanks for wonderful review. As you know we do try to get to know everyone here on a first name basis, and the reason for that is we want our guests to feel like they are visiting the Bryants cottage rather than a big hotel. It has the warm fuzzy homey feeling. And i think that is what most people are looking for. We try to provide the best VALUE for the guest and the personal touch is a bonus... Thanks again Dale. Tim Bryant.....
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2011

Our family travels from Boston, St. Louis, Michigan and Toronto for what we refer to as "the best week of the year" to Shamrock every August. We have been coming more than 8 years and every year is great and every year it is even better. If that is possible. The Bryant family makes us feel more than welcome , actually we feel like we are part of their family. Our kids have so much fun and we relax. We run, play tennis, waterski and just plain relax everyday. There are many activities we love and look forward to, for example, the Bird Show or a trip out on the boat to tour the lake. Everything about the trip is perfect for us. As soon as we drive away, there are always tears, then the inevitable question , "How long until we go back to Shamrock?"

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Shammylodge, Owner at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 21 August 2011
Hello Quinn, Thanks for your awesome review. On behalf of our family we would like to thank all of your family for returning year after year. Not only does it make our job easier but it is really neat to see all the kids grow up. What a change a year makes with them.... Shamrock is the perfect spot for a family reunion and you all have proved that.... Looking forward to your visit next year already. Tim and family.......
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Burlington, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 6 July 2011

We came as a family with 8 people of all generations. The owners were great hosts, the food was great (service nice, yet a bit slow sometimes). The place is absolutely marvelous, its got a touch of magic. There is a beach access to the water for kids, the view is wonderfull. The value was great off season, not sure the standard of the rooms fits the high season price range.
Great: there is an indoor pool and Sauna for bad weather days.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Shammylodge, Owner at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 10 August 2011
Thanks for your kind comments about the lodge. We appreciate your feedback as well and will address the speediness of our service. We always enjoy having families stay at the Shamrock Lodge as we are a family run resort and have been for over 30 years. Thanks again and look forward to seeing you next year! The Bryant family.
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Midland, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2011

Stayed at Shamrock Lodge from June 21-23, 2011 with a group of 10 from the Midland/Penetanguishene area. What an excellent stay it was!
The food was great. We arrived about 3:30 pm on the 21st and had dinner shortly after 6 pm.
The dinner was pork tenderloin, which was the most tender pork I have ever had. Vegetables were included and the bun served before the meal was steaming hot and delicious.
The next night, we had a buffet-style meal, which included barbecued chicken drumsticks, which were really tasty. The chef even told me what spice he used when I asked.
Also, the potato salad was quite good. Not mushy or too creamy, but nice, small potatoes cut in half and with a light dressing.
To top it off, the student waitress friendly and seemed to really enjoy her job there.
The room I had was in a building that looked like a motel in a way. The room was very clean and quite well laid out, with a veranda, accessible through a sliding, glass door.
Also, the hosts (Tim, especially) were very friendly and accommodating.
Went on about a 30-40 minute boat cruise through the lake there and saw all the really nice cottages. Really, some of them were like mansions!
This was a great trip and I highly recommend Shamrock Lodge!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Shammylodge, Owner at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 10 August 2011
It was great having your group up here in June and I appreciate your comments about the Shamrock Lodge. We are pleased you enjoyed the food here as we consider it a very important part of your vacation - and we are very proud of it. We hope to see you next year and thanks again for your kind words. The Bryant family.
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Barrie, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2011

I was lucky enough to be able to stay at the Shamrock Lodge this summer, and would advise anyone to give it a try. The Bryant family that own the lodge are amazing hosts, quite accommodating and extremely friendly. Everything about our stay was fantastic. The view of the lake is beautiful. The rooms and cabins are very clean and welcoming. The meals were all delicious, and the serving staff were exceptional. Despite the cloudy weather, the many amenities kept us quite entertained (ie: indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, horseshoes, shuffleboard, bonfire, various boats available for use, the option of a boat tour around the lake, pool table and ping pong, not to mention that it is right next to a beautiful golf course ... everything that you could possibly want!). Our group of 10 all had only great things to say about our stay, and I can assure you that I will continue to return as often as possible. Thanks to the Bryant family, and all of the wonderful staff for a truly memorable stay!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Shammylodge, Owner at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 26 June 2011
Thanks very much for your excellent comments. We are glad you found us and we look forward to hosting your group again in the future. It is always nice to know how people feel about their stay with us. Muskoka just got voted by the National Geographic as the #1 summer vacation spot. And we are smack in the middle of it. We love what we do and we try very hard to exceed your expectations..Once again thank you very much for your kind review.. The Bryant Family!!!
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Property: Shamrock Lodge
Address: 1090 Shamrock Road, Port Carling, Ontario P0B 1J0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Muskoka District > Port Carling
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Port Carling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you are looking for a weekend retreat, a family vacation, corporate meeting spot, Shamrock Lodge has it all year round. 400 ft natural sandy beach awaits you on beautiful Lake Rosseau Muskoka. Enjoy the friendly personal the Bryant family have shared with their guests for the past 30 years. Come and experience our unique charm at a traditional Muskoka. ... more   less 
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Shamrock Lodge Port Carling, Ontario - Muskoka District

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