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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 1 night with my husband and two teenage boys. Stayed in 2 bedroom chalet. Check in was great...Jane was excellent and very welcoming. Our boys enjoyed the kayaks. This is just a quiet simple getaway for a family to unwind. I would definitely return.

Thank Lcinant
Jane H, Manager at Irwin Lake Chalet, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review. It was great having you with us! Look forward to seeing you again one day. More 

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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We stay at the chalets at least twice a year. We love it there. It is Super Clean and relaxing. The service is always friendly. I definitely recommend Irwin lake chalets. Beautiful views. Close to Truro and on a beautiful lake. The hot tub is a great addition to two of the cabins.

1 Thank Amy D
Jane H, Manager at Irwin Lake Chalet, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We truly appreciate being your getaway destination! More 

Cape Breton Island, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This was a very clean rustic chalet with the bedroom in the loft overlooking the kitchen and sitting room. It was absolutely beautiful and a great place to relax as there is no wifi or television in the chalet. The chalets were rather close together but it was quiet. The Dept. of Highways needs to fix the road in as... More 

Thank CapeBretonTraveler
Jane H, Manager at Irwin Lake Chalet, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We understand your frustration regarding the road and we wish Dept. of Highways would help out however the road is not maintained by the province or county but is a community road and maintained by the chalets and a few local residents. It's an ongoing process. ☺️ More 

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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night for our 20 anniversary... Amazing!! Chalet has everything you need..just bring food and drink!! Truly rustic but not in old Grandma sort of way..so clean!! Beautiful view...quiet..hot tub..perfection!! We have already booked return trip..can't wait to see what it's like in summer!!Oh..and Jane is amazing :)

Thank Buffy M
Jane H, Manager at Irwin Lake Chalet, responded to this review

Oh my gosh Buffy, your review truly made me smile. Thank you so much! Looking forward to seeing you later in the summer for your 'special celebration'. More 

Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

We LOVED Irwin lake. Beautiful, quiet, peaceful and nothing to do besides relax! If you want a break away from the hussle - this is it. Hiking, the views, quaint cottages. We can't wait to return. Our log cottage was perfect. Bbq on the deck, we had our morning coffee there too. The big bath tub was lovely. Very clean... More 

Thank Marcia H
Jane H, Manager at Irwin Lake Chalet, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and review. We truly appreciate it. We look forward to having you join us anytime you need time away from the hustle and bustle. More 

Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2016

We stayed over Christmas in the Rabbit's Burrow with my husband and two dogs. Arrived on Christmas Eve and left the 27th. Very quiet, relaxing stay. First time renting a cottage for the holidays and it was great. Cooked a big Christmas dinner. Cottage had all amenities, (brought my own roasting pot). Beds are extremely comfortable, cottages are clean and... More 

1 Thank CanadaOutdoors
Jane H, Manager at Irwin Lake Chalet, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind review. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us again. More 

Banff National Park, Canada
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79 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

We were staying in the area for two days to do some tidal bore rafting and needed a place which held five people and had a full kitchen. Our search led us to the Irwin Lake chalets. We were able to secure a spot in the Rabbit Furrow chalet. This unit was at the end, had two bedrooms with Queen... More 

3 Thank Mark K
Jane H, Manager at Irwin Lake Chalet, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We appreciate your comments. More 

Moncton, Canada
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We found the Irwin Lake Chalets to be EXTREMELY clean and well appointed, the kitchen has everything you might need, the cottage floor-plan maximizes use of space, the bed was comfortable, the owners and staff were warm, welcoming, helpful, accommodating & friendly. The cabin's patio is covered in case it rains, the cottage includes a reading nook w/books and games.... More 

1 Thank Bea B
Jane H, Manager at Irwin Lake Chalet, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

This was expected to be one of the highlights of our month long trip around Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. A chance to be immersed in nature at an isolated and tranquil spot so we could relax on our busy itinerary and have a chance to spot any wildlife. We had traveled all the way from New Zealand where we have... More 

9 Thank jcpauwels
Jane H, Manager at Irwin Lake Chalet, responded to this review

First of all, we would like to apologize to the family reunion group for having your 'parenting' criticized publicly on Trip Advisor. As a business, we found your group to be very polite and respectful of our 10pm quiet time and it was a joy to see your children out enjoying the fresh air. It's unfortunate that you were made... More 

New Glasgow, Canada
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015

My fiancé and i went for an over night get away. It was wonderful. The lady and her husband who own it are so sweet!! Everything was so cosy! We stayed in the owls perch, just a small cabin for two. The loft got REALLY hot as we left the fire on most of the night. Lots do to with... More 

1 Thank Lauren M

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
When visiting the province of Nova Scotia Irwin Lake Chalets is the place to stay. Choose from six cozy lakefront chalets/cottages nestled among the hardwood trees on secluded Irwin Lake, Colchester County, Nova Scotia. There are one and two bedroom accommodation units; loft and bungalow style. Each log chalet has a covered deck, a propane barbecue, a fully-equipped kitchen, a full bath and electric heat as well as a wood stove (wood provided). The cedar log interior of each chalet adds additional warmth to the country decor. Two of our chalets (The Rabbit Furrow and The Eagle's Nest) have private outdoor hot tubs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Irwin Lake Chalet

Address: 680 Loch Haven Lane, Old Barns | Nova Scotia, Truro, Nova Scotia B6L 1L8, Canada
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Truro
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Irwin Lake Chalet Truro, Nova Scotia
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“The rabbit burrow has a good view of the lake. Only one cottage would not have a good view. I think that was called the Eagles Nest.”
 of 5 bubbles CanadaOutdoors, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The eagles nest has a hot tub!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 965laurena, 23 Jun 2015 | Read review
“If you want to be inside the Deer Nook has a 2 seater whirlpool tub. The rest have outdoor hot tubs.”
 of 5 bubbles CarlaB158, 15 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Only a few cabins (two?) have hot tubs so if you are interested in having one, ask the desk for a cabin with one.”
 of 5 bubbles novascotiacanada, 14 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Rabbit Furrow is on the lake with a hot tub on the deck. It's two bedrooms, but the owner locked the second bedroom and gave us the one bedroom rate. The other hot tub is in Eag;e's Nest, a one bed loft-style chalet.”
 of 5 bubbles johnnybritton, 31 Jan 2014 | Read review
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