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“Another Amazing Vacation at Shamrock Lodge” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Shamrock Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Port Carling
Certificate of Excellence
Burlington, Canada
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Another Amazing Vacation at Shamrock Lodge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

My family just returned from our second amazing visit to Shamrock Lodge. Without hesitation we booked our trip for next year before we left. Doesn't that say it all? Shamrock has the best beach in Muskoka, dedicated staff, wonderful food, and a relaxing atmosphere. Our kids (3 and 5) had so much fun and they are already talking about next year's visit.

One of the best features of Shamrock is their ability to find/hire amazing staff. Ty, Katie, Sarah Grace, Meg, Ben, Sarah, Emily - thank you for everything! And of course Tim, Susan and Gary work tirelessly to keep the resort running smoothly.

We stayed in Kelly House this year. The cabin is spacious, with a loft-style master bedroom for parents and bunk beds on the main floor for kids. If you have a child who still naps, I highly recommend this cabin. You can enjoy the lake view from the front deck while still keeping an ear open for a waking child.

Thanks so much to the Bryant family and all the staff for their hospitality. See you in 2014!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Shammylodge, Manager at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 25 July 2013
It's great finding a place that you can create a long lasting family tradition and we're thrilled that Shamrock is that place for you! It was great to meet you and your family and we'll certainly be happy to see those smiling faces returning next summer!

The Bryant Family and Staff
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West Seneca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

We LOVE the Shamrock!! My husband and I first stayed at the lodge with my sister, her husband and my two nephews. That was sixteen years ago and we have been back every year since. We have never been disappointed! The setting is breathtaking, the food plentiful and delicious. Activities from tubing to tennis, swimming to shuffleboard can keep you busy all day. With a professional staff to keep things running smoothly...what more could you ask for? Just one thing...another week next year!

Carole & Mike Frost

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Carole F
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Shammylodge, Manager at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 25 July 2013
Hi Carole and Mike. You say the word and we'll be happy to book another week for you! We're glad you had another great stay with us this summer and we look forward to seeing you again next summer.

The Bryant Family and Staff
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

Shamrock Lodge must be at the top of everyone's list for a great vacation in Muskoka. As usual, our vacation started with a warm welcome from Tim Bryant and his new team member Susan. As always it's great to feel like one of the Bryant extended family again!

The accommodations in the treehouse cottage are excellent clean and upgraded from 2012 with a great new bathroom and brand new living room furniture. Great investment guys!

The food has also been remarkably upgraded with 5 star resort quality pork tenderloin and rack of lamb on the menu, to add to the already strong selection.

Tim Bryant provided his usual light hearted entertainment and tireless hours of ensuring the pure enjoyment and delight of his guests.

Staff - as usual the great Shamrock team go far to deliver whatever the guest desires to make their stay enjoyable. Special mention to Ty, the latest member of the Bryant family to show a flare for outstanding and professional service. Ben, Emily, Sarah and the Kids Club crew for some wet and wild wall-to-wall entertainment for the 3 kids.

Gary Bryant provided the infectious wise cracking humor and great service that he is known for.

We are and continue to be huge fans (and unabashedly biased ones at that) of the magical and wonderful Shamrock Lodge.

We thoroughly love the place, and the people.

Adam and Laura.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Shammylodge, Manager at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 21 July 2013
Hi Adam and Laura. Thanks so much for such a great review. It was really nice to meet you both, as well as the kids, and I look forward to seeing you back again next summer.

Shamrock truly does have a special something about it and I'm glad that special something keeps bringing you back year after year. Time to start counting sleeps until you are back again.

On behalf of the Bryant family and staff, thanks again and we'll see you next year!

Susan
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Kingston, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

Stayed for four nights as part of a wedding weekend in the Muskokas. It's a lovely location right on the shores of Lake Rosseau and with endless activities - boats, swimming, shuffleboard, bonfires, fishing, ping pong - to keep everyone happy. The staff are amazing! Our group filled the place, and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating. They invited us to join an outdoor steak bbq on the night of our arrival - despite the fact that we hadn't booked for dinner. Such a nice welcome, with a lovely meal and glass of wine in the dining room overlooking the lake! Everyone enjoyed the blueberry pancakes and french toast at breakfast. We will go back for sure next time we visit the Muskokas.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Shammylodge, Manager at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 14 July 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write those kind words about the Shamrock. We really do love having the opportunity to meet so many great people and have them feel just as at home as we do. We like to make sure everyone has our unique Shamrock experience and take a piece of Muskoka home with them.

We hope to see you again soon.

The Bryant Family and Staff
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

We spent 6 days at the Shamrock Lodge (first week of summer vacation) and we had a fantastic time. The staff is always ready to ensure that your experience is the best ever, the location is amazing and the program is great for all ages.

The only thing we regret is not having stayed longer :)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Shammylodge, Manager at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 14 July 2013
Hi Sergio. We're so glad you had a great family vacation and got some much needed time to relax. Shamrock has the best of both worlds and we're happy you got to experience both the fun and relaxation. It was great to meet you and your family and we'll be waiting to welcome you back next summer!

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Aurora, Ontario, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

Shamrock Lodge is a great cottage resort. The staff is extremely friendly and my 2 kids (5 & 3.5 yrs old) loved the Kids Club. Kids Club really gave my wife and I a real chance to relax.
They have all the toys you could ask for at a cottage resort and the food was good. Lots of choice for breakfast, lunch is light and simple which is good and dinner never disappointed. This was my 1st time but I will definitely be back next year.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Shammylodge, Owner at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 9 July 2013
So glad to hear your experience was so great. It's always nice to see the young children running around the beach. Hopefully we will you again soon and thank you very much for the review
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Georgina, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

Brought my two children (18 and 12) for a mini getaway and couldn't have picked a better location! Everything we needed and wanted was available. Exceptionally clean rooms. Courteous and obliging staff. As an all inclusive the food was so very good! We all enjoyed! The activities were endless, tennis, shuffleboard, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, bikes, swimming pool, hot tub, ping pong, pool table. shows most nights! Tim and the gang sure know how to vacation! And to boot great shops are so close! We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mechelle c
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Shammylodge, Manager at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 14 July 2013
Hi Mechelle. It was great to meet you and the kids and we're glad you had such a great stay at Shamrock. Thanks for the kind words and we'd love to see you back again soon!

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Additional Information about Shamrock Lodge

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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