Cedar Grove Lodge

Cedar Grove Lodge

Highway 60 P.O. Box 5104, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2K5 Canada
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Free parking
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Trail366940 wrote a review Apr 2020
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had booked a cabin at Cedar Grove Lodge for my boyfriends 50th birthday, and the cabin was amazing we stayed in the Love Bird cabin, it was a beautiful little cabin with log burning fireplace and it was immaculately clean and cozy. Unfortunately due to the vast spread of COVID-19 the province was put into a state of emergency that week and we had to cut our visit short. The owner was super nice and due to being away dog sledding that day allowed us to spend the night even though the resort had been closed. This is a GEM of a place the people and the amenities and the food were beyond compare, we will definitely come back next winter for sure when we can stay longer.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: All inclusive resort, amazing food lots to do
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Ken C wrote a review Feb 2021
9 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Another great weekend spent at this beautiful place. Thanks to all the staff and especially the dinning room staff who did a great job getting our take-out only meals ready for us during this difficult time. Hope we can all get back to normal soon.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Carol DeVries wrote a review Apr 2022
Niagara Falls, Canada3 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cedar Grove Lodge was absolutely amazing. The cottage was spotless and the food delicious. Sadly my husband booked a weekend for my birthday to find out they now only offer breakfast. Yes they did offer him a 25% discount, however there is no way of preparing meals in cottage. You would literally have to drive to town and eat dinners at local restaurants. Such a terrible shame, find a little piece of heaven finally and loose it so quickly. I wish the family well but they lost our business and our friends business.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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L R wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution9 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Cedar Grove will always have a special place in our hearts. It was a hidden gem for all my life. Read all the reviews and most mention the stone fireplaces, the lake, the setting, the cleanliness, the staff, the family who owns the business, etc. All the reviews mention the FOOD and how good it is and that it is included in the price. A couple of yrs ago they decided to make it 2 meals a day included instead of 3. That was a blow to some guests. Now, a decision has been made to remove dinner and only serve a buffett breakfast included in the cost. Not a fan of this idea as they only supply a tiny microwave in the cottage and a bar fridge. The Town of Huntsville is at least a 10 minute drive away to grab a dinner and it means that you could not have a drink in the afternoon and then drive in for dinner. Winter driving to get dinners would even be worse and dangerous in the dark. Too bad this gem is not what it was when it was reviewed in the past. Covid has spoiled a great thing.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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KellyCAdventures wrote a review Jun 2022
Toronto, Canada58 contributions93 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
A lot of folks have been coming here for many years. My friends I vacation with have come over 10 years 3 times a year. Covid brought a lot of changes which we fully supported and still came to visit.

The new norm is breakfast buffet and snacks at 2:30 to 3:30. Slacks were charcuterie one one day and salad the other. There are granola bars and fruit too.

The loss of dinner is a blow. Not only for the issue around winter when travelling in and out for food is dangerous, but no fire pits, bbqs or other things you can use to cook with on site except a little microwave in your cabin (ok for two for a couple of days, no good for big families). Now, finding cooks right now is very difficult all over Ontario so I’m hoping this gets reversed when they find a cook, or they provide some grills or bbqs for guests to use.

After all these years, claiming patrons support this on their Facebook page is not quite the reality when they stop comments. We love the place we really do and all the other things that make cedar grove special. But we spoke to a few regulars who are going to have to stop coming as it’s difficult to find food. The other sad part to this was the loss of the evening social, seeing all the guests together and meeting new friends

No food deliveries come here so you have to leave for supper. Ok if you have a designated driver or bring non cooking food type of affair.

For us as a group we will be looking to hire a cottage or cabin via air bnb or similar as we’d prefer to cook for ourselves and stay close that have to be in the car each day. I’d love to see them get into position to have buffet breakfast which works fine and back to a supper!!

Don’t let this put you off coming - just plan wisely. More so this is a rebuttal to their claim that everyone was supporting this and not giving an outlet to disagree.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Dianne wrote a review Jan 2023
Mississauga, Canada7 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Very Clean Cabins but not too happy with the lack of cleaning in the dining room when it comes to clearing up after other guests. The 3 days I was there, I watched them leave cutlery that was not used on table when guests were done. There was no wiping down the table or changing the cloth placemats. Never saw the chairs or tables get cleaned with any sprays or cloths. No wifi in any of the cottages so you have to use your Data. No t.v's at all which we knew, but was told there was wifi in rooms so we planned on using our laptop but couldn't. If would be good if they had a small BBQ outside to use for cooking dinner. As far as the breakfast and light lunch, they were amazing and done quite well. Loved the coffee/tea station that was open 24 hours, but would be nice to offer fruit and snacks with that for the price your paying. Bring something to cook off as you don't get dinner. The freezer is super small and doesn't really hold any frozen items.
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Date of stay: January 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jennifer A wrote a review Feb 2020
14 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just returned from our second stay at Cedar Grove lodge. Our first stay in the summer was amazing but our second stay in the winter was even better! This is the way to enjoy winter! We tried every winter activity they offered, ate amazing meals, enjoyed hot chocolate in the lodge and cold winter nights beside our beautiful wood burning fireplace! The kids are already asking when we can go back. Quality family time and fun at its absolute best!
We have stayed in 2 different cabins (Cardinal and Nightlark) both were great! 
You absolutely must try out this amazing place. You will not be disappointed it is literally a one of a kind experience!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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fozjon wrote a review Oct 2022
Jaipur, India1,826 contribution616 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
we just came back from three wonderful nights at Cedar Grove. Our cabin wasn't one that is updated. It had a comfortable sitting room in the front with a large fire place and views of the lake. The bathroom and "kitchen" all in one place was a first for me, but it worked OK since we didn't really do meals in the cabin. The bedroom was small but the bed and linens were nice and comfortable. Breakfast was good and there was more than enough food. Afternoon snack, was really just that, a "snack". Staff were friendly. And the lake and Fall colors were simply amazing.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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elleryblue wrote a review Sep 2022
Lindsay, Canada55 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
With the decision to not include dinner, we were a bit disappointed. We visit at least
4-5 times a year. But we have gone our usual times and it is no problem. The buffet breakfast is amazing. And afternoon snacks delicious. As for dinner there are many options nearby. We didn’t even go into Huntsville. There is a restaurant only 2k away, Muskoka On the Rocks. Great food. Also food trucks and a bakery that has amazing meat pies, to warm up. This may not work for everyone but try before you decide.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Cath_from_Canada wrote a review Jun 2007
Hamilton, Canada3 contributions30 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We returned to the Cedar Grove Lodge this year for the May long weekend. This was the third year in a row that our group of three couples plus children had spent the long weekend at Cedar Grove. We left Burlington in an excited mood, looking forward to our getaway. We arrived to discover that the cottage we had prebooked an entire year ago, at the end of last year's long weekend, was now under construction, and that construction had commenced only that week.

As each of the cottages at the resort are different sizes and with different degrees of rustic charm, we were unhappy to hear this. We were told that the only cottage available to us was a much newer, and less charming cottage, located on the top of a hill with a steep flight of steps leading up to the deck and front door. As we have two small children, aged five and two and I was then seven and a half months pregnant, we were not happy to hear that this was the only cottage available. The cottage we had reserved was three bedrooms rather than the two available in the replacement cottage, and it was located in the middle of a large flat lawn without any stairs leading to the deck or front door.
When we expressed our concerns to the person who was checking us in (the son of the owners, as it turned out), he told us this was the only cottage available, and if we didn't like it, we could "go back to Toronto". So there we were, I, seven and a half months pregnant, with my two small children who had only just been released from their four-hour car ride from Burlington (west of Toronto), and my husband, being told to turn around and go home if we didn't like the alternate accommodation.

We explained again that it would be very difficult for us to stay in a cottage with that layout, that we would be unable to use the deck at all, since we would be too far from the children if they were playing at the bottom of the hill, that the stairs were much too steep for them to play on the deck at the top, and that the stairs would be difficult for me because I was pregnant. His response? He turned his back on us and stomped away without another word. We stood at the front desk for ten minutes, waiting, with me in tears, before he came back.

When he returned, again, he told us to go look at the cottage, and if we didn't like it we could leave. This was on the Friday evening of the long weekend. We pointed out that there was nowhere else for us to go. He said he would help us find a motel room on the highway. We pointed out that we were repeat customers, that this was the third year in a row we had visited, and that there were two other couples, renting two other cottages, in our group who had not yet arrived. We pointed out that we had booked the cottage a year ago. He was unmoved. No apologies, no acknowledgement that a mistake had been made, no efforts to make us feel happy or comfortable. Just a "take it or leave" attitude. The fact that I was very pregnant and obviously upset (in tears), made no impression at all. My husband and I were frankly, shocked. We couldn't believe that this was happening.

We agreed to look at the alternate cottage, and decided we really had no choice but to take it and try to make the best of the situation.
When we returned to the front desk, we told him we would take the cottage and he then did apologise to us for the first time. Since he now seemed to be more open to listening to us, we tried to explain again that we were not trying to be difficult, and that we wanted him to understand that the location at the top of the hill with the steep stairs was really going to be an inconvenience to us (since we had no choice but to stay there). I guess we expected that he would apologise again and say something like, he hoped we were able to enjoy our stay anyway. But no. Instead he said "You Toronto people are all the same. I can see now what kind of people you are. I'm sorry I apologised to you. I think you should go back to Toronto." This was upsetting on a number of levels, not least because we are not actually from Toronto.

We asked if there was anyone else we could speak to. He said his parents, but his father had a heart condition and it would cause him too much stress to talk to us, and his mother, but his mother "has been doing this for too long and she has no patience at all any more. If you try to talk to her about it, she will just tell you to leave."

We shook our heads, decided there was no point in speaking to him any further, and went into Hunstville while we waited for the rest of our group (all of whom are professionals in their late thirties), to arrive.

The next morning, my husband went to the front desk to sign up for the pontoon boat ride included with our stay. I entered the room with one of the other couples in our group, in time to hear the mother/owner (who was now working at the front desk), say to my husband, who had made no mention at all of the exchange the night before: "Are you one of the people staying in Loon Cottage? You owe my son an apology." He was very taken aback by this, as we had decided not to raise the issue any more and just get on with our weeknd, but as he started to respond she cut him off without listening, saying: "That's all right, you won't be back next year."

My two friends, who overheard this entire exchange, just gaped at her and me. When we got outside the main lodge, they turned to us and said that this made THEM feel like packing up and leaving, and they had not even been there for the exchange of the night before. We all decided to stay for the weekend and try to salvage what we could of the situation, but it really cast a pall over our entire stay.

When we checked out, no one in our group was asked if we would like to make a return booking for next year, even though the other two couples had also been visiting for the past three years in a row and had not been involved at all in the discussions with the owners. No one apologised to us, and there was certainly no suggestion that we would be offered any kind of a discount as a result of the inconvenience from the changed cottage.

We were upset and disappointed by the entire experience, particularly as we had been visiting with our children for several years, and had every intention of making it an annual tradition for them.

They were right - we will not be back next year.
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Date of stay: May 2007
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from egail1
Toronto, Ontario, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
I'm surprised to see that on their website. When we go, lots of people take dogs, and no one I'm aware of puts their dogs in the car during mealtime. I know they used to worry about dogs being left in cottages when housekeeping came to visit (which could be during mealtimes), but daily housekeeping visits are a thing of the past - you now just ask for supplies to be left on the porch, and if you request a visit for, e.g. vacuuming, you name a time that you'll be out walking your dog and they come then. It might be time for them to update the stated policy on the website. I agree - I would never leave my dog locked in the car...
Shelley M asked a question Jan 2017
Toronto, Canada30 contributions3 helpful votes
Does anyone respond to the poor reviews?
Gail Armstrong wrote a tip Aug 2022
Toronto, Canada4 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is no bad cottage here!"
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Trail366940 wrote a tip Apr 2020
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All inclusive resort, amazing food lots to do"
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Larry & Terry wrote a tip Jan 2020
Fonthill, Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't bother bringing food, you will be stuffed. It is unlicensed, bring your own drinks/wine to the restaurant...not a problem."
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AuntHillToronto wrote a tip Oct 2019
Toronto, Canada49 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upgrade to one of the deluxe cabins - worth the little extra per night."
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Cathy M wrote a tip Jan 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Resort does not serve alcohol, but you are welcome to BYOB"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cedar Grove Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Cedar Grove Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Lions Lookout (7.7 km), Maple Bluff Farm (5.4 km), and Bush Poker Axe Throwing Muskoka (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cedar Grove Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a fitness centre, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Cedar Grove Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Cedar Grove Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cedar Grove Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Family Restaurant & Pizza, Kawartha Dairy, and 3 Guys & A Stove.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cedar Grove Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Cedar Grove Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Cedar Grove Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
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