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“Family Vacation after 60 Years of Marriage”
Review of Shamrock Lodge

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Shamrock Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Port Carling
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
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“Family Vacation after 60 Years of Marriage”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We were told about Shamrock Lodge by friends who have stayed there a few times. The rooms, meals, and activities fully met our expectations after what we had heard and were looking forward to. The pickled beets were a plus. Being called by our first names was an appreciated friendly gesture. Even though members of our group were in their 50's or 80's, they watched the young folk thoroughly enjoying themselves in the water just as they had done at our cottage many years ago. Tim, too, appeared to be as proud as the skiers when a beginner "got up" and completed a circuit.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Shammylodge, Manager at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 20 September 2014
Thanks so much for your kind words. We really enjoyed getting to know your family and hope that we see all of you back again next year! Susan
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Thanks so much to Tim and Gary and the entire Bryant family as well as the Shamrock staff for another fun-filled year. This is our families 10th year and we enjoy it more each and every year. Shamrock is a resort for both the young and old with plenty to do for everyone! Tim is the most wonderful and patient water-ski instructor and we thank you for that Tim. There is non-stop family fun which includes tubing, kayaking, canoeing, volleyball, paddle-boarding and so much more. Whether you want to read a book under a tree or partake in activities ... Shamrock has something for everyone.

Thank-you to the Bryant family for constantly striving for excellence! You have achieved it!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Shammylodge, Owner at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 20 September 2014
Hey Margot. Thanks for taking the time to write that great review. You know you guys are like part of our extended family now and we look forward to seeing you every year. Timmy B
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Another great family vacation in Muskoka. Great food, great property, great location, great hospitality. By far the best lodge in Muskoka for families with young kids..................................

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Shammylodge, Manager at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 19 September 2014
Thanks so much for posting your review, Glen. We always look forward to seeing your family and hopefully next year your golf game will be just as great!! See you in July!
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Woodstock, Canada
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Thanks so much for our 50th wedding anniversary party at Shamrock Lodge on Lake Rouseau in the Muskoka area of Ontario in June of 2014. It was perfect!!

All 12 of us had a wonderful time. We were 6 adults and 6 grand children. The grand children were 1 boy and 5 girls ranging in age from 8 - 17. There was something for all of us to do & enjoy.

The water activities such as kayaking, swimming in the lake and in the pool, paddle boarding and many other activities were super.

The scenery was spectacular.

The food was delicious and your serving staff did a great job. The 8 year old grand daughter commented to us "that the staff was really nice."

We thoroughly enjoyed the hour boat ride you gave us on Saturday morning.

From Friday afternoon until Sunday morning we all had a wonderful time.

Room Tip: Get a room/cabin facing the lake. All cabins are lovely. We will return for our 100th wedding anniv...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Shammylodge, Manager at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
We loved being able to help you celebrate your 50th anniversary! It was a fun weekend and your family was a delightful group to host. We would love to get a phone call that you wanted to come back for your 51st (hint, hint).
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

An excellent resort for kids, grandkids and grandparent kids. The owners and staff are great at entertaining "kids" of all ages and clearly show that they enjoy doing so. This was a repeat family visit in July, 2014, and was enjoyed by all. The resort is relatively small, charmingly rustic and very friendly with excellent evening entertainment for all ages. There's lots to do in the area.

Granddad said "Little Harry do you like Shamrock Lodge?", "Yes granddad."
"Is Shamrock your favourite place?", "Oh, yes Granddad."

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Shammylodge, Manager at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
It's those "kids" of all ages that keep us loving what we do. We'll look forward to another family visit in July 2015!
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Our family gets together every year to celebrate a special occasion and this past week was the best as everyone had a great time at Shamrock Lodge. There's a lot of things to do for everyone and our children and grandchildren had a ball. Susan, Tim and staff made sure some of the small issues were resolved. If there's a couple of things I can complain about is the condition of the tennis court and sometimes the service in the dining room was not very good but on the whole we had a great time. What we really liked about the place was that our grandchildren were free to go anywhere and do whatever they liked. They really enjoyed tubing, boating and the other non-motorized sports. Breakfast and dinner were always very good but the lunch was just adequate. Regardless of the "coolish" weather we managed to enjoy the week as the kids spent it swimming in the indoor pool and playing table tennis, billiard etc. They also loved being in the "Kids Club". This was just our first year and we made friends with some people who have been coming for years. I think we definitely have found an ideal place for our annual summer family reunion. A special shout out to Susan for such an excellent customer service. Hope that by next year all the small issues will have been resolved.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Shammylodge, Manager at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
We appreciate each and every review and value the honesty of our guests when it comes to helping us resolve issues. Thank you for bringing them to our attention during your stay so we were able to rectify some of the problems while you were here.

I'm so glad your family had such a fun stay and we look forward to seeing you next year and hopefully many more years to come!

Susan
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Our team came from across Canada and wanted to experience 'Ontario Cottage Country'. Boy, were they not disappointed! The view and the ambiance are quintessential Muskoka. Tim and Susan set us up with a fantastic place to host our all day meetings (even starting the wood burning stove when it was freezing in June!) and everyone raved about all the food. Snack breaks, breakfast, lunch and dinner were exceptional. They even had a pot of coffee ready every morning for our early risers. The Bryant family were outstanding hosts and the facility was literally perfect for our retreat. The rooms were very clean and had a fridge and everyone felt that they had their own space while still being close together. We loved the games room as it gave us a place to convene each day before and after dinner. Everyone was so accommodating we really felt welcomed! You can be sure that we will be back the next time our meeting comes back to 'Toronto' :) And many of our colleagues said they would love to vacation here with their families. Seems like it would be an amazing place for kids! Thank you for such a great experience.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Shammylodge, Manager at Shamrock Lodge, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
Hi Michelle. Thanks so much for the fantastic review. We loved having your group here and loved getting to know all of you. We'll certainly look forward to that phone call when your meeting returns to 'Toronto'!!

Susan and Tim
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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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