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Spectacle Lake Lodge
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
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“Blissssss”
Reviewed 2 August 2011

We just came back today from Spectacle Lake Lodge. We loved our room, Lodge Room #1, especially since we had a patio and picnic table right on the beach. We loved it so much we booked for next year while we were there. The lake was beautiful, warm. Hassle free to use the boats, fire pit, and hot tub. Fantastic meals at the restaurant, and we loved our hosts - Leslie and Norm. And an honourable mention to our server Jeff who was so pleasant and made a killer martini!! Looking forward to our next visit!

Room Tip: If you go in the summer - try and get Lodges 1 or 2 (or both if the price suits you)
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bowmanville, Canada
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Reviewed 13 July 2011

A beautiful picturesque lake that offers a tranquil setting for those needing to relax or if so inclined you can use the lodges canoes and paddle boats for water fun or you can explore the many hiking trails or go 4 wheeling. The fishing is excellent from shore or by boat. The host and hostess at the lodge are extremely accommodating and will make sure your stay is an enjoyable experience. You can't go wrong with the meal plan at the lodge either, great choices, wonderfully prepared and ample amounts, you'll never walk away hungry. All in all, a great place to spend some time.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ontario
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2011

This was our second visit to "Spectacular Lake Lodge" as I like to call it. This time to sample what summer has to offer now that we've visited during the splendor of autumn colours. Two seasons down and two to go...! We stayed in the same cabin now "our" and had a breathtakingly beautiful view of the lake. In the morning We'd turn on the coffee maker (there's complimentary coffee, a maker and mugs etc right in the room & fridge for milk etc 7 microwave) and sat out on our private porch with our steaming mugs to listen to the birds, and gaze out over the lake to see the dragonflies dancing across the glassy surface... Ah... what a way to start the day.
We went exploring around the lake by boat and also took to the trails above and around the lake. So many varieties of wild flowers plus wide stawberries! We didn't hear the loons back in October but this time we saw them make their daily circuit into our little cove - two by two- and occasionally making their unique call. Made me think of Kate Hepburn and Henry Fonda in "On Golden Pond". The food at the lodge is so wonderful. Delicious, beautifully prepared and presented but not pretentious - You know, It didn't feel out of place. Well we'll be back again...
Thank you to the Carters for making this little slice of paradise available to city folk like us who really needed to get away. It was everything I wanted and more....

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Oshawa, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed 15 March 2011

This was one of the stops for my wife and I snowmobiling en route around algonquin park tour. This was our favorite night stay as the food was amazing and hospitality was amazing and the cabin was warm and cozy with a picturesque view of the lake. I would highly recommend staying here and we will certainly be back! Ed and Neile Siblock
Oshawa ON

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Brampton, Canada
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2011

We were a group of eight snowmobilers on our way around Algonquin Park. Some of us had stayed at Spectacle Lake years previously and remembered it fondly. Thankfully I had booked the rooms about a month earlier, because they had lots of demand for them. Thankfully, though they couldn't contact me despite many attempts, they held them for us, knowing they had my credit card should we not show up.

Upon our arrival we had some mechanical problems that needed repairing in order to continue the next day. Norm graciously connected us with a local repair shop, loaned us some tools and then drove us into town to drop off the parts before closing, so that they could repair them first thing in the morning. It would have taken us a couple of hours to ride the sleds into town and back. Instead we were able to all enjoy a great meal together and get a good night's rest. The next morning after getting breakfast for all the guests, Norm once again took us to town to pickup the repaired parts.

The cottages we stayed in were clean, neat, warm and comfy. The water was good temperature and taste-wise. We'll be back again if we're in the area. Thanks Norm and Lesley,
M.Knecht, Brampton ON

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed 1 March 2011

Our groupf 8 snowmobilers stayed at the lodge on Feb. 24/11 and were very well looked after. Rooms were great and the food and service wonderful. As well, the proprieter was so very accommodating and drove 2 of us into Barrys Bay to get repairs and parts and then drove us back again the next morning to pick up our needs. We will definitely be back again. Bernie Ennis

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Guelph, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2011

After an excruciatingly long day of a snowmobile tour in terrible conditions and practically out of gas, we pulled into Spectacle Lake Lodge at 10pm still not at our final destination for the night The owners welcomed us in despite being closed for the night and let us warm up as we were rather cold and slightly miserable. They made us wonderful hot chocolate and phenomenal chicken wings as we sat by the fire and dried our mittens and socks. Once warmed up, we went on our way rejuvenated by our brief stay.
Their kindness and generosity was the highlight of our long-weekend trip.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Spectacle Lake Lodge
Address: 202 Spectacle Lake Road, Barry's Bay, Ontario K0J 2C0, Canada
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Region: Canada > Ontario > Barry's Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Barry's Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Spectacle Lake Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Spectacle Lake Lodge! Our lodge has 9 cottages, 5 lodge rooms, 140 occupancy gourmet restaurant, bar and fireside lounge, beach, terrace conference center, dock, hot tub and trails. All accommodations have A/C, fully winterized, potable tap water, flat panel TVs with 120+ channels and most have fireplaces. We LOVE hosting families, ATVers, snowmobilers, poker-runs, weddings, business retreats and travelers of all descriptions. We are family-owned and operated and you will not find a higher level of service and care. WiFi is available in the lounge. Take care. ... more   less 
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