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The Irwin Inn

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peterborough
Reviewed 26 January 2013

This resort is very dated, some of the cottages look like they are going to fall down. They do have updated town house style buildings though on the lake (stay in those). It has a beautiful setting on Stoney Lake, especially the dinning room ,which is dated and in need of a check up, or a face lift. As for...

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General Manager I, General Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

Dear atti2ud, Thank you for taking the time and reviewing the Inn, true the dining room is a bit dated to some but to us it's the perfect example of a traditional Resort lodge, true gems that are hidden away. I apologize that you didn't fill you received value for your dinner, however the menu we offer is by far...

nord de l'Ontario
Reviewed 20 January 2013

Just returned from our stay at The Irwin Inn. We left Sudbury on Friday hoping to arrive at the Inn at a reasonable hour. Mother nature did not cooperate and when we called the inn from Bracebridge, they advised us not to proceed and to stay the night in Bracebridge because the weather was just that bad. We arrived Saturday...

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General Manager I, General Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

Dear byejake, Yes, mother nature is the one thing we can't control - especially this winter! Although snowy outside today, our January was a bit more mild than expected. I'm happy to see you enjoyed your stay regardless and truly "Snuggled In to the Inn" for the weekend. Cheers Jennifer

Brooklin, Canada
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Excellent resort for business, family etc. Directly on the lake with well appointed cabins. Food was very good, and lots of variety and a very friendly staff. this resort is open all year round with varying activities. Riding, hiking, swimming, boating, fishing and just the scenery.

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General Manager I, Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

Paul G Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your group's stay at the Inn. We had a fantastic time with your group and enjoyed your "out of the board room" day with us. Games and outdoor activities create a whole new element to retreats and meetings and create a very inclusive atmosphere for team building....

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 17 October 2012

We just held our wedding at the Irwin Inn and we can't say enough about how pleased we were with the service, setting and food!! Thanks to Jennifer and the other Irwin Inn staff for their attention to detail and for making our wedding and our guests' stays so great! While the accomodations vary somewhat in quality and price, all...

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General Manager I, General Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

Carolyn H, Wow, although your wedding is now a few months ago - I can certainly say we all enjoyed hosting your group of family & friends here at the Inn. It was a pleasure to be a part of such an important day for the both of you. Hope to see you on your 1st anniversary! Take Care Jennifer

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 October 2012

We went there in the fall for an escape the city break and we really enjoyed ourselves. It was a tad expenisive for the average person at 275 per person but it's still worth the money. Breakfast and dinner are included price and the food is high quality. Dinner was 5 courses with soup, salad, appitizer, main and dessert. There...

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General Manager I, General Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

Dear Lovemuffin99, Thank you for taking the time to review the Inn. We are pleased you truly enjoyed a getaway at the Inn, and were able to experience the tradition of Hospitality the Inn has so proudly offered for the last 65 years. We look forward to your return visit soon. Jennifer

Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 10 October 2012

This was our first trip to the Irwin Inn. We had originally booked the Lower Spring Cove which is a waterfront unit but the night before we arrived, an elderly gentleman arrived with severe mobility issues so he couldn't access the second story unit he had booked so they put him in ours. No biggy really as we were relocated...

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General Manager I, General Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

Dear RocketJDawg Thank you for your review, as well as being so accommodating to our last minute move of suites. The weekend was a fabulous one, the guests & the weather made for a truly memorable thanksgiving weekend. I'm happy you enjoyed your visit to the Fair, for all of us it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a trip to the...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 9 October 2012

I love the Irwin Inn. It is traditional, yet contemporary enough to be convenient. The setting is sooo beautiful The cottages are clean and comfortable. I really enjoyed the heated pool attached to our cottage. The ambience was gracious without being pretentious. Quiet without being stuffy (Family package weeks in the summer may not be so quiet... We usually come...

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General Manager I, General Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

Dear Pamela J, Thank you for taking the time and sharing your review of the Inn. I am pleased you enjoyed your time at the Inn, and found it to be warm and inviting. We look forward to you return to the Inn soon. Cheers Jennifer

Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Had a lovely lakeview Cabin with fully equipped kitchen . It was clean & tidy and the views of the lake and private beach area was divine. The food at their resturante was excellent and the staff really friendly. Stayed for 2 nights and really enjoyed the Lakefield area .

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Cambridge, Canada
Reviewed 14 September 2012

This was our first visit to the Irwin Inn. It was a two day stay in a cottage. Unfortunately the weather was rainy on our only full day there so we were not able to enjoy any outdoor activities. That being said the cabin while somewhat dated was comfortable and clean and the meals were good in the dining room....

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General Manager I, General Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

Bruce M. Well, Mother nature some times does get in the way - but I'm happy to hear your were able to enjoy your time just the same. We apologize for the issues with the WiFi, and we are happy to report we have installed a new radio system which seems to have fixed the issue, so for your next...

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 14 September 2012

We stayed at the inn for the wonderful wedding of our two dearest friends... Our room (Lower East) while a little dated was still beautiful and well kept up. We enjoyed the hot tub, however it didn't seem to work properly but that was just a minor issue really. Our room however was one of a few that met the...

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General Manager I, General Manager at The Irwin Inn, responded to this review

Dear Carley, Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding your recent stay at the Inn. We are pleased you enjoyed the wedding celebration. Thank you for sharing some of your concerns, we will certainly be reviewing many of the points you have brought to our attention. As we have noted in previous responses the Inn offers all types of accommodations...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Irwin Inn is a perfect family Kawartha vacation resort destination and ideal waterfront resort for couples getaways. Amenities include: a 9-hole golf course, full English riding stable & equestrian centre for horseback riding lessons and trail rides, tennis, outdoor pool, sandy beach, and countless fun and interesting activities. Accommodations range from traditional, cozy rooms in the Inn to luxurious lakeside cottages and waterfront suites with private swimming pools or hot tubs."Every once in a while you come across a place where the service is extraordinary, the food is delicious, and the staff are warm & welcoming. Once you find this place you want to return again and again." ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Irwin Inn

Address: 1390 Irwin Rd | Douro Dummer, Lakefield, Ontario K0L 2H0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Lakefield
Price Range: €133 - €358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
The Irwin Hotel Lakefield
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