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Newmarket, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We booked a stay here that we thought was a little bit expensive but we were excited to see what we would come to. The restaurant was not open all that we paid for breakfast we weren't even told that there wasn't a restaurant open. The place is very outdated and very dirty. Our toilet stop working because the septic... More 

Thank altuna79
Suzie F, General Manager at Bristlecone Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Chris. We are very sorry to hear this review. I remember how much you both loved the surroundings. Unfortunately, yes, we had a septic emergency and had contractors on site immediately to resolve the problem. As soon as we discovered the issue, we relocated you to a villa suite to accommodate you. Unfortunately, that suite was the only one... More 

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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My new husband and I stayed here for a mini-honeymoon. I've grown up camping in Algonquin since I was young, but my husband isn't much for tents. We stayed in a suite that had a stove top/fridge and microwave. The lodge was steps from the lake, the deck/beach area had patio furniture and kayaks and canoes all included with our... More 

Thank Kelly J
Suzie F, General Manager at Bristlecone Lodge, responded to this review

Kelly, we really enjoyed you being here :-) It is always so nice when we learn that couples are here for special get-aways like anniversaries and birthdays, even engagements on our dock under the stars. We are so happy that you chose the Lodge for your mini honeymoon. Let's make it a tradition for your upcoming anniversaries!!!! More 

Frodsham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

When we planned our 3 week trip around Canada one of the highlights was to be a stay in a lodge by the lake. How wrong could we have been. It must be said that the location of Bristlecone is great, but the cabin we were allotted was appalling! The list would be endless, except we gave up... The patio... More 

Thank Peter F
Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We stayed here years ago with a group of hikers when it was known was Nor'loch. We tried the cottages this time. Ownership was changed 6 weeks ago, we were told. They no longer serve dinner. Our price included a continental breakfast. Pros: We like the fact that our cottage was right by the lake. The place is equipped with... More 

Thank uwland
Suzie F, General Manager at Bristlecone Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We endeavour to meet our guests needs and your opinion does matter to us. We did have issues with the wifi and that was fixed yesterday. Great signal now :-) We would love you to come back and reserve a Villa suite that is more to your liking over a cottage. It will be beautiful... More 

Whitby, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The Accomodations were a negative for us. The facility we stayed in was old and outdated. The place smelled of bleach and was not very well cleaned. Carpet was filthy, tv converters were dirty, fridge was dirty and falling apart literally. The Price we paid was too high for what we received. Continental breakfast could have been so much better... More 

Thank Mommy888
Suzie F, General Manager at Bristlecone Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback from our guests. Yes, the location is beautiful and we are very family oriented. We are so glad that the children enjoyed the lodge and fire pits. On a positive note, we have NEW owners. Upgrades are on the agenda. We are excited and looking forward to what is about to... More 

United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

There are mixed feelings about our stay here. There are many positives, for example, the staff were friendly, and the best part of this lodge was the lake and the free use of the canoes and kayak. Loads of fun and the lake is so relaxing and we were able to sit out on the deck and enjoy the beautiful... More 

Thank Mia M
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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Well located not far off the highway and walking distance to the village yet far enough to to be quiet and tranquil. The beach is located a cross a gravel driveway and has boats available to borrow. 3 kayaks, canoes and a little paddle boat all safety equipment is provided. A small sitting area with tables and umbrella is located... More 

1 Thank scott6428
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed the first week of June on a recent trip to Algonquin Park. The property was conveniently located and the room was both clean and offered all the practicalities that are expected. . Both Suzie and Wayne were tremendous from check in until check out and we will certainly not hesitate at staying again in the future and recommending to... More 

1 Thank JMWNiagara
Suzie F, General Manager at Bristlecone Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. The property at Bristlecone Lodge is just beautiful and we try our best to accommodate each guest, while giving them their privacy at the same time. That was a beautiful weekend for relaxing on our beach and the water was beautiful and warm. Please do come back again! More 

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Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

I don't usually write reviews as most hotels, lodges, etc are pretty much all the same and as advertised but Bristlecone Lodge was a total surprise. Though we arrived about a week before the season began, and the flowers were just starting to peek out of their beds, we nestled into a wonderful suite with a fireplace and a king... More 

1 Thank Lynne B
Suzie F, General Manager at Bristlecone Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much. What lovely words. Bristlecone Lodge is a gem. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you come back soon :-) More 

1 review
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Apparently under new management this year. The staff were amazing - very customized experience. They helped us start a campfire, make smores, go hiking, and just relax. The breakfasts were so great and personalized to your liking. The hot chocolate was amazing. Definitely would come back. Thanks for making it memorable.

Thank Brian G
Suzie F, General Manager at Bristlecone Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words Brian. We were delighted to have you here. Please come back in the summer :) More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
All season resort in Tall Pines on the Sandy Shores of Lake of Bays, bordering Algonquin Provincial Park. Just 2.5 hours north of Toronto in the Muskoka Region. Deluxe adult Jacuzzi Villa suites and private cottages all viewing west over the Lake. Wedding & group rates. Open all year. Catering to OFSC snowmobile club and part of Muskoka 17 trails and RAP (Ride Algonquin Park). 2016 Winter is catering to ice fishermen, snowmobilers, skiing enthusiasts and good old winter get-aways! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bristlecone Lodge

Address: 1091 Dwight Beach Rd, Dwight, Ontario P0A 1H0, Canada (Formerly Nor'loch Lodge Resort)
Region: Canada > Ontario > Muskoka District > Dwight
Price Range: $181 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bristlecone Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Moore heaven cottage has screened porch.”
 of 5 bubbles scott6428, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“A room facing the lake is ideal!”
  • View from our room
 of 5 bubbles gailben2015, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I like access to ground level suite but you may hear the guests upstairs.”
  • View From Canoe Oxtongue River
 of 5 bubbles pd32, 1 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The corner suites with in-room whirlpool tubs are at the far end... nice and private. Consult with the manager and she can set you up with the best room for your needs.”
  • Suite #7
  • View out our window (Suite #7)
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  • Suite #7
 of 5 bubbles SueFin, 4 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Ask to see the cottages that they have available, before you settle for the one given to you. A couple of them looked to have decent layouts.”
 of 5 bubbles Shera176, 19 Sep 2014 | Read review
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