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Spectacle Lake Lodge

202 Spectacle Lake Road, Barry's Bay, Ontario K0J 2C0 Canada
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Welcome to Spectacle Lake Lodge! Our lodge has 9 cottages, 5 lodge rooms, 140 occupancy gourmet restaurant, bar and fireside lounge, beach, terrace conference center, dock, hot tub and trails. All accommodations have A/C, fully winterized, potable tap water, flat panel TVs with 120+ channels and most have fireplaces. We LOVE hosting families, ATVers, snowmobilers, poker-runs, weddings, business retreats and travelers of all descriptions. We are family-owned and operated and you will not find a higher level of service and care. WiFi is available in the lounge. Take care.
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Free parking
Free internet
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Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Hiking
Fishing
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Non-smoking hotel
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Great View

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202 Spectacle Lake Road, Barry's Bay, Ontario K0J 2C0 Canada
Spectacle Lake Lodge
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Ida G wrote a review Yesterday
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We had a family weekend gathering and found the facility to have all the charm to be expected of a cottage/lodge. Cottages and rooms are clean, neat, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The amenities provided were certainly suitable for our family gathering of four generations providing winter snow for the younger ones to play in and a warm cozy fire in the lodge fireplace with fireside comfortable seating. The Terrace area kept others busy playing pool, shuffleboard, and darts with lots of catch up conversations. In the morning the Sunroom overlooking the patio and lake is the perfect setting for that first cup of coffee and breakfast of your choice. Menu options are wide and Chef Jen ensured all tastes were met, even addressing some dietary challenges. Another larger group were there for lunch and there were numerous compliments extended to Chef Jen for the delicious lunch provided. Would highly recommend Spectacle Lake Lodge for family gatherings, birthdays, anniversary parties etc.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Michael G wrote a review Feb 2024
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Brought my family of four to share and enjoy an experience that my wife and I had many years before. A snowmobile trip for the ages. Unfortunately, this one time gem has disappointed us tremendously. It started when our room wasn't even prepared (arrived at 5pm), the beds looked like they were just slept in and the facet in the bathroom was running and it couldn't be turned off. They cleaned the room and shout off the water and advised they would fix it the next day, they never did and we stayed for 3 nights. The rooms are substandard and very expensive. No spot for us to sit and the master bedroom has 8 inches of leg room on either side. Carpet was old and stained. No activities, small hot tub (a little dirty), no outside fires...just sad. The food was okay, but every time we eat at the restaurant our order was wrong and sometimes cold. The first night we eat, they forgot about us for over an hour, we had to wave down the waitress and then she forgot us again. They forgot the appetizers and then they brought them during our main course. The food was too expensive, $20 for a hamburger put that's what to expect these days. The parking area had tons of snow that wasn't removed and staff we parking their vehicles right in front of the pathways leading to the entrance. Very difficult to get around. We are so disappointed and somewhat heart broken, considering the great memories we once had there. Although the snowmobile trails were great, the experience at the lodge was bad. Sorry, but we won't be back.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Not a place to take the family, cabins are dirty and very small. Food is okay, but service is...
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Deborah D wrote a review Feb 2024
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It is a little out of our way, but we had been there for breakfast in the summer and it is a cute place. So, we decided to go for dinner. We were not disappointed. We had the smoked prime rib and it was excellent. Service was awesome! Definitely would recommend and will be going back again.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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FarAway07233478607 wrote a review Nov 2023
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Would definitely not recommend. Been going there since 2000 for our honeymoon then anniversary every year! The last few have been very disappointing.. Always minimum 2 hrs for dinner,this year 2 hrs then our orders were totally wrong, instead of prime rib we got steak. this year no heat or even hydro in our cabin! Waited over an hr for someone to come and fix it. When it was fixed we wanted to grab a drink while the cabin warmed up , the bar was all locked up, it was only 9 p.m. Breakfast was to be buffet, when we arrived at 8 the buffet hadn't even been started! Thanks for ruining an anniversary tradition! We will find another place to start a tradition, one where customers are appreciated and respected!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Just don't go here! Definitely not worth the overpriced meals that aren't that good!
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Tammy D wrote a review Sep 2023
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Went with a group to celebrate a 40th anniversary. The group table sat empty while they crammed us beside the empty group table around 4 round tables. I wondered what was wrong with us? It took 2 hours to get the main course, then almost everyone's food was cold, and I mean cold. They took away 2 of our plates when we finally got someone to listen, and then returned with cold food again, yorkshire pudding was refrigerator temp. One guest ordered a rye and coke, and received scotch and coke. The buffet was chosen by 2 guests, and at least 1/3 (5 or 6) of the items advertised were not available on the buffet. The meal was very expensive. When I asked if they or the owner would like to hear my concerns when trying to pay my bill the owner walked by and did not even acknowledge me or any of our group. What a terrible way to treat a couple and their family and friends celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. I will not go again, and hope others heed this poor service and food.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The treated us like trash I would not recommend
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Adam B wrote a review Sep 2023
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We didn’t stay but we went as a group of 15 for a 40th anniversary dinner… 45 min for drinks then was 1.5 hrs for the food to show up and chicken was raw as well as the prime rib….terrible service and the owner was addressed about concerns and was fluffed off about it Overall was a terrible night
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tom C wrote a review May 2023
Toronto, Canada8 contributions4 helpful votes
I didn’t stay over there but I did eat there and it was fantastic and reasonably priced. I had the amazing huge wings and my wife had the fish and chips. All were outstanding and delicious and filling. The owners Gladys and Kelly are so friendly and down to earth, and the staff is nice and friendly also. Lastly, the view of the lake and that little island are so beautiful…highly recommend this place for a stop in while cruising highway 60.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TorontoBoxergirl wrote a review May 2023
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The owners of this lodge are a real delight! They are extremely personable and went above and beyond to ensure our stay was a pleasant one! The cottage was well equipped and I appreciated not having to pack pillows, bedding or towels. The lake is beautiful and peaceful. The restaurant food was delicious and the portions were very generous. I hope to return again later this year!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Deb M wrote a review Feb 2023
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A group of 10 snow riders booked cottages and rooms for one night. The meal and service in the restaurant was fabulous. The cottage I rented was the two bedroom. The beds were double but comfortable , however I have a few complaints: the price of the cabin is expensive. The furniture was dirty, I placed a towel on the chair before sitting. The lamp had electrical tape on two area's on the cord. And I cringed to see carpet around the toilet and shower. Cost for Cost I would go to Pembroke Best Western next time. Deb
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Lisa D wrote a review Sep 2022
Ontario, Canada3 contributions4 helpful votes
We arrived Thursday to checkout Monday morning. A bit of an early 30th anniversary celebration. We stayed in cabin 7. There are 2 bedrooms, 1 queen and 1 with 2 twins. Also a daybed in the living area to serve as a couch. Full fridge and stove, both working well. A small kitchen table suitable for 2 . The kitchen has dishes, pots and pans and silverware, glasses and cups. Microwave, kettle, coffeemaker and supplies small packages of ground coffee which is very good! You can purchase it in the lodge or at their store in Barry’s Bay, Madawaska Coffee Co. Packets of sugar, powdered creamer and tea are supplied. All bedding, pillows, towels for bath and kitchen were supplied. There’s a small 3 piece bath, tub/shower combo. The water heater is also in there, we never ran out of hot water! The shower is decent with good water pressure. But just a note-there’s a step up to access the shower that could be hard to navigate for some. There’s a gas fireplace, baseboard heaters and a n air conditioner, which we didn’t use as the weather turned chilly our first day. Outside you have a lovely front porch facing the lake, it’s absolutely beautiful! And is about 25 feet from the edge of the lake in which you have your own fire pit, plastic chairs and picnic table. On the porch are plastic chairs and a small table, and your bbq. There’s a restaurant on site in the lodge. We only did take out our first night but it seems a pretty popular spot on weekends, especially for dinner! On the back side of the lodge is their beach, not warm enough when we were there to use it but it looks very good! We had good service if we needed anything and everyone seemed happy and friendly! This particular cabin, you could sleep 5 comfortably but the living space would be awfully cramped in weather if you all need to be inside. For 2, it was perfect! However, if you’re expecting a high end resort accommodation, this may not be for you, the inside of our cabin, the carpet is well used and some things are a bit “rustic”, but it’s comfortable, tidy and very cozy. Overall, we had a nice fun yet romantic stay and would definitely consider coming back!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spectacle Lake Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Spectacle Lake Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Bell Bay Provincial Park (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Spectacle Lake Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Spectacle Lake Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Spectacle Lake Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Spectacle Lake Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Spectacle Lake Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Spectacle Lake Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Does Spectacle Lake Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Spectacle Lake Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.