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
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!…
My husband and I celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary at the restaurant. We enjoyed a prime rib dinner with great service and a live band. The setting was right out of a postcard. I highly recommend it
Service Very slow we were the only customer and it took over an hour to get food. Complaining they're short staffed. Yet we watched them having a break outside. Second time we gave them a shot. New owners are going to have to step up to keep the reputation that the Spectacle Lake Lodge has held for over 20 years
My husband and I spent 1 night 2 days at Spectacle Lake Lodge for the first time this week. We booked a lodge room which was really comfortable and offered anything you would need for a comfortable stay. There was sitting spaces, chairs and table plus a chesterfield. The room was fantastic, the Madawaska Spectacle Lake Coffee provided in restaurant and room is the best coffee I have tasted in years. The bed in our room was extremely comfortable, the bathroom was well stocked, the shower had great water pressure, the towels and linens were much more luxurious than one normally finds in a near-north Ontario lodge. We had a kettle to make tea, a fridge and coffee pot with the delicious coffee provided at no charge. The room provided lots of space, was clean and offered many extras, like extra pillows, extra blanket, extra soap, towels and more. We enjoyed a dinner and a lunch in the restaurant, both were delicious. The servers were both efficient, safe and friendly. We will be returning for another tiny getaway later this month because it was so lovely and relaxing. Thank you!!…
Spectacle Lake Lodge is an informal, relaxing place to spend a few days during the fall season. We took a cabin without a kitchen. It was comfortable and had everything one needs. Sitting on the front porch, we faced the lake. The dining room served a feast of foods - we enjoyed the ribs and breaded fish platters. The staff were attentive and we had a picturesque view down the lake. Our main activity was hiking. A short walk from the resort is the entry to Spectacle Ridge Trail. Climbing up to the lookout provided a variety of terrain. The view from the top was stunning. From there many more trails would provide days of hiking. This is a delightful little spot in the upper Madawaskas.
We’ve been here previously. This year dining service was average. But covid Surely has contributed. Being asked constantly (every. single. meal) if we have a reservation is so annoying. We were staying at a lodge with one dining room. Obviously we need to eat. I can’t separate the ratings - the lodge is great. The dining is a problem.
We were there with a group of 4 couples to do some trail riding on the side by sides. It was the perfect base for the weekend. The staff was super friendly and accommodating. The restaurant was fantastic. The rooms were clean and and so so quiet. Will definitely make a return trip to stay in one of the cabins. Great weekend
I stayed here and it was a lovely spot. I had room 1A which is by the water. You can park very close to your room. The beach has a little playground and chairs to relax in. The rooms are clean with a fridge coffee maker, tv, fireplace and clean towels. The food from the restaurant was incredible.
Just driving past and decided to stop and take a look; we enjoyed a fabulous breakfast, the owner was friendly and happy, we had a lovely time [breakfast only], taking a look at the cottages this is a place we will return to. Thanks for making us feel so welcome and for the great food.