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Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort Review – July 2018

Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort

1679 Port Cunnington Rd

Lake of Bays Dwight, ON

June 29th – July 2nd 2018

Ambiance

I booked this resort along with my husband to enjoy togetherness, for the Canada Day long weekend.

The road to this place was a long and windy route. Upon turning left into the resort, you are greeted with beautiful mature trees and the lake ahead of you.Β  The reception welcomes you to your left.

My first impression: “this is hell cute”! My husband barely stopped the car while I practically jumped out.

I took a big happy and contented sigh, upon stepping onto the gravel of this beautiful property.

I was checked in by a young lad who was friendly. The process was completed lickety-split and with the room key and a map of the resort, off we went.

This place is quiet and with a calm and sit back atmosphere.

The lake was so inviting with canoes, kayaks and paddle boards tempting you to take it onto the water.

The white and clay-colored Muskoka chairs begged to be used, along with your favorite author, splayed atop your lap.

I just couldn’t wait, to explore this gem!

Room

Great Blue Heron Room #1

The door lock was a bit of a stickler, but once hubby helped me, it opened into such a wonderful and spacious log-like cabin. I expected the room to be hot because mother nature really had graced us with hot hot hot temperatures, but the room, surprisingly enough, was cool! Thank God…

My husband said wow, as I soaked in, our awesome cottage for the next 4 days. We had a view of the lake and it was just right.

One bedroom with a full kitchen and cutlery. A full fridge and BBQ for your daily usage.

One bathroom and one shower with tub, separate rooms. Amazing!

The living room was also a nice space with comfortable couches and a fireplace. An exit sliding door that leads to the front of the cottage.

There is a solarium with four awesome Muskoka chairs with a large table in the middle. Another exit towards the front of the cottage with two white Muskoka chairs to your left, where we often drank our coffee and soaked in the morning and looked at the stars at night.

On the back of the kitchen another door leading to the propane BBQ. We used this of course for a quick burger & steaks.

The dining room accommodates six people. A large fan situated between the dining room and the living room was just good enough to cool the living space.

I brought a cute little fan and placed it beside me on my side of the bed. I knew ahead of time there is no AC. All we needed was this cute fan and we were happy campers.

There is no TV, my husband was horrified.

Staff/Service

Front reception was always approachable. If you need to exchange your towels, they will gladly give you fresh ones.

If you need more info on what events are happening in the surroundings, they will happily look it up for you.

I found them responsive and pleasant.

Cottages/Resort/Surroundings

We stayed at a one bedroom cottage, and when IΒ  say cottage, this isn’t the rough looking, spider webs in the corner of your ceiling cottage. This is a clean, updated, well cared for cottage environment. There are plenty of types of accommodations to choose from. The cottage we stayed at was in a large house, separated into four living quarters. We stayed at the bottom and it was so convenient to go in and out and be on the lake in minutes.

The noise level was always low, it was a very peaceful stay!

Other cottages, were spread out and had more rooms. It was a stand-alone cottage, not a shared house like ours.

I really loved this cottage/resort feel. I really didn’t want to leave.

There was a water trampoline on the lake, which my husband and I took advantage of when the children at the resort were busy elsewhere.

Plenty of activities to partake in if you wanted to be kept busy:

A red barn that has a big screen TV, darts, pool table, ping pong, and couches to just relax in.

This was air-conditioned and also has a washroom. This space is for adults only.

A Game room for children only, which has a TV, Pac man arcade game, air hockey table, and board games to name a few.

Outdoors; there is a tennis court, water trampoline, and shuffleboard. There are many more activities to choose from.

We totally enjoyed Paddleboarding and Kayaking around the lake. These were free to use. It was just hell awesome!

Around Town

We visited Bracebridge, Huntsville, and Port Carling during our four-day vacation.

Climbing the steep stairs onto Dorset Look Out Tower, was fun, if you’re not afraid of heights.

Lunch at Turtle Jack’s in Port Carling was just amazing. You have to try their pizza!

Fireworks in Hunstville during dinner at Boston Pizza was fantastic.

Final Thoughts

We certainly want to come back to this place. It truly was a slice of heaven in Muskoka. Next time, we will bring the children. The only minus is that there wasn’t a television, but it’s not a huge minus though, just bring a book!

The WiFi was touch and go, it was hard to post on my Instagram and share instantly.

I loved everything about this place. From the staff to the ambiance, the cleanliness, the quietness at night, the early morning coffee on our Muskoka chairs, the beautiful lake and the clean grounds.

Coming back for sure!

 

 

 

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