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The Spotted Dog Bed and Breakfast

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301 St Lawrence St W, Madoc, Ontario K0K 2K0 Canada
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Madoc
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Family friendly, pet friendly quiet country get-a-way. Shared bathrooms. TV room and separate living room for guests.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Golf course
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Whirlpool bathtub
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French
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David wrote a review Nov. 2018
Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom47 contributions22 helpful votes
An older Victorian home with excellent hospitality. Our hosts - Scott and Rob - were wonderful and accommodating. Breakfast was more than we expected with plenty of options to choose from. You'll enjoy your stay.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sharla W wrote a review Sep. 2016
Markham, Canada85 contributions9 helpful votes
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We are a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children ages 12, 7 & 1yr.) We stayed at The Spotted Dog in Madoc, Ont. for 2 nights. We had a wedding to attend on the Saturday and since we normally vacation over the summer in Bancroft we took the opportunity to go there for the day on Sunday. Upon arriving we pulled up in the driveway and thought the old Victorian home to be quite charming. We rang the bell and Rob greeted us. He proceeded to lead us upstairs and showed us our room, the t.v. room and where the washroom was. At first I questioned a little whether we made the right decision in booking a B&B rather than a hotel as I dont like to feel as though I am in another persons space and I just feel comfortable in hotels and resorts as it really feels like 'our' space while we are there. BUT I will mention how my feelings did change further in my review. After bringing our luggage in and whatnot our kids wanted to look around and check out the games room. My daughter found the piano and my son found the air hockey table. Rob came in for a bit and we conversed about the history of the home and so on. I felt a little bad that the kids were making a little bit of a rukas with the noise of the piano and games but Rob and Scott assured us it was fine and that they enjoyed having people use some of the items that hadn't been used in a while. As we used the games room and felt more and more like we were 'renting' the home for a weekend as opposed to 'staying with stangers' my initial worries quickly passed. I like that Rob and Scott conversed with us and made us feel comfortable because if they left us to total privacy, only speaking to us when we requested something or whatnot I may not have felt comfortable. My son who was anticipating using the pool asked if we could go for a swim. Rob said it wasn't a problem (even though it was already about 6 or 7 pm) he showed us where the pool towels were and opened the pool for us. My husband and kids had a nice swim in the salt water pool as I watched. We had our privacy and felt comfortable. After showering and getting into pj's we used the TV room and watched a bit of a movie until we started to fall asleep from our busy day. They have vhs movies and the TV has about 36 or so channels. We went to bed and slept well. In the morning I unfortunately had come down with a bad head cold but we went down to the dining room for breakfast. There was a ton of fresh fruit, juices, coffee, tea, homemade granola, yogurt waiting for us. We ate that and then Rob brought out French Toast, pancakes and sausages as well! Big breakfast. Something for everyone. Later we again used the pools and headed out for the day. We returned in the evening, went to the kitchen and enjoyed the pizza we picked up down the road. We then used the games room and TV room again and went to sleep. Our last day we were again treated to another huge breakfast but with different options than the previous day. We had a last swim, packed up and said thanks and bye for now to Rob and Scott. All in all I don't have any B&B experience to compare this place to but we had a fine time, kids had fun and Rob and Scott are friendly and accomodating hosts. Thanks for the homemade grape jelly! I would recommend The Spotted Dog and come back if and when we are in the area again. sidenotes: -for those who enjoy fishing we found a few good fishing spots around the area (driving distance) -for those with children there is a great playground with huge slides, a splash pad and skatepark where you can rent a BMX bike to use as well. If you get hungry there is food to purchase there such as fries, hotdogs, ice cream etc.
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tim M wrote a review Sep. 2016
Ottawa, Canada10 contributions1 helpful vote
Rob and Scott were amazing hosts. I can't say enough about them or their B&B. We slept in the Hastings room, a great big room with super comfortable beds. The breakfast was a full spread - homemade granola, yogurt, tonnes of fresh fruit, choice of eggs benny or florentine, and bottomless coffee. Best of all, when they found out the Land O' Lakes Outfitters (0 stars) cancelled our canoe reservation for no reason at all, they pulled out their old canoe and made sure it was good to go for our canoe camping trip. I rarely write Trip Advisor reviews, but I had to write one up for Rob and Scott. I can not recommend the Spotted Dog highly enough!
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Date of stay: September 2016
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4CRM wrote a review Aug. 2016
Merrickville, Canada92 contributions18 helpful votes
In the realms of ECS or extraordinary customer service I highly recommend The Spotted Dog B&B in Madoc. I had called well in advance of my arrival date to request two nights of accommodation while I attended the O'Hara Mills Homestead Drywall build sponsored by the Upper Canada Stone Company and was looking forward to the amenities after a day of breaking and placing rock. A day after making the reservation they called me back to say they were sorry but wires got crossed and they were booked solid for that time period. Flummoxed I asked if they would recommend another B&B in the vicinity? They were forthcoming with the information and I looked this up but didn't act, as life was happening at an alarming pace. A week before the course and totally out of the Blue I received a call from the Spotted Dog to inquire if I had been able to book alternative accommodations. I had not, but asked if they might let me pitch a tent for those two nights? Yes was the reply. I arrived just in time to set up my tent and to discuss breakfast timings. The next day my proximity hunch was correct when by road I found I was five minutes from the event I was to attend. I slept well and woke up to a beautiful day that just got better with the breakfast Rob and Scott prepared. Fresh fruit and traditional fare with great coffee. At the end of day one on the wall with twenty men of similar persuasion I was dusty and dirty, tired and thirsty. Arriving back at the Spotted Dog I found their excellent salt water pool and dove right in. The other guests were three extended families who had been coming here for 15 years and hailed from three far corners of Canada. Casual conversation and a great swim, I was ready for the Dry Wall Stone party that night with a great roast and all the fixings. The live band played some classic country and with a full tummy and the bonhomie of shared labour and new friends I found myself quite ready to lay my head down again. The little things count. Like fresh towels, a fridge of communal drinks, the ambiance of an old well cared for home and the oasis by the pool. Of course the welcoming spotted hound who made sure her two humans were following the rules of "her" laid back and very relaxed retreat. The crucial truth was the ECS found with the call to inquire, if I'd found an alternative venue. Two nights camping, two hearty breakfasts and the pool, a roomy bathroom with lots of hot water, the price was just right. The quiet small town elegance of Victorian Madoc made building in stone a restful place to return to at the end of a hard labouring day.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lorraine M wrote a review Mar. 2016
Ontario, Canada10 contributions7 helpful votes
Absolutely loved the house...an old Victorian and decorated with that Era in mind. Our host Rob was very friendly and helpful...advised us of area . We had to get up very early to catch our bus and did not expect the beautiful breakfast that awaited us in the dining nook. It was fabulous . Enjoyed the start to our busy journey. We would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Spotted Dog Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Spotted Dog Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include O'Hara Mill Homestead & Conservation Area (3.3 km), Madoc Playground (1.2 km), and Madoc Skatepark (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Spotted Dog Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Spotted Dog Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Spotted Dog Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hidden Goldmine Bakery, Iron Rooster Rotisserie & Grill, and Madoc Dairy - Burnside's Casual Dining.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Spotted Dog Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at The Spotted Dog Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Spotted Dog Bed and Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to The Spotted Dog Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting O'Hara Mill Homestead & Conservation Area (3.3 km).