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Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages

903 McRae-Hay Lake Road, Whitney, Ontario K0J 2M0 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 20-06-16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-06-16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 7 Speciality lodging in Whitney
Naturally relaxing, first-class log Lakefront cottages, ranging in size from one to four bedrooms. Open May-October. All are completely equipped with full kitchens, gas barbecues, decks overlooking the lake and screened porches. Complimentary breakfast delivered to your cabin each morning. Peaceful, on the edge of Algonquin Park. Park Pass included. Canoes and kayaks included.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
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Room features
Private beach
Seating area
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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903 McRae-Hay Lake Road, Whitney, Ontario K0J 2M0 Canada
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Leanna H wrote a review Yesterday
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My husband and I booked cabin #2 for a two night stay. We arrived to a beautiful clean one room cabin with 3 piece bathroom, fridge, stove, microwave and all your kitchenware. Two lazy boys and a fireplace with nice private screened in porch( table and chairs) directly outside was a waterfront view with two chairs overlooking the water. In this cabin we had a touch of wi/fi due to being beside the main lodge which was a plus. Lodge is beautiful with a small bar/bakery snacks, games and books. If your looking for an out of city getaway this is great. They also include canoe/kayak use ! The only thing I would have liked to see if I had the kids were a small play area but I feel like it’s more geared to older people anyway! Thanks for the lovely stay!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Quakabee wrote a review Jun. 16
Markham, Canada113 contributions88 helpful votes
Had a weekend with my girls and stayed at the Birches. We were the first one to stay there this season. The resort is owned by a wonderful lady Erin who is so accommodating and makes sure your stay is a 5 star. Our cabin was AWESOME. The cabin is super clean! Everything you need is there which was lovely. They offer canoes and kayaks which are in top shape. The lodge is amazing and my girls loved it. Docks are well kept with chairs you can use. The lake is like no other, its clean and quiet with no motor boats that I saw. Its perfect for canoe and kayak. Our weekend could not have been more perfect. We wished we could stay longer. I could only imagine in the fall how spectacular it would be there. We did not venture out but lots of things near by such as Algonquin and the town of Whitney.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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sylrick wrote a review Oct. 2020
Ottawa, Canada4 contributions
This was our third visit but our first time in Autumn to see the leaves change colours. Views are spectacular. The highlight for us was hiking on Algonquin Park trails and returning to our beautiful, warm and cozy cottage afterwards. Erin was warm and welcoming as always. We used the canoe and kayaks and paddle around gorgeous Hay Lake. Loons were still around. We felt refreshed and nourished by our getaway. Could not ask for more.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: All cabins are spotlessly clean, comfortable, have a barbecue, and are near the lake.
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Response from Erin Morlock, Owner at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages
Responded Oct. 6, 2020
What lovely feedback. Thank you for taking the time to post a review - I know it helps people as they consider visiting. It was so nice to see you again, and I'm glad you were here to see the amazing fall colours - they really were spectacular this year. I'm glad you had the chance to relax and refresh - and I look forward to your next visit!
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Sandy wrote a review Sep. 2020
Golden Lake, Canada1 contribution
These cabins are so spotless this self proclaimed clean freak couldn’t find a single thing to improve upon. Everything sparkled! The site also is beautifully kept. If you are looking for a quintessential Ontario getaway this is a perfect choice. Knotty pine interiors, screened in porches, fire pits by the water, loon calls carrying across the lake and canoes aplenty. Best of all a warm welcome from Erin, the caring owner and her staff.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Erin Morlock, Owner at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages
Responded Sep. 14, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are an old-fashioned kind of place - quiet log cabins, plenty of time for paddling and reading - and our intention is to provide that traditional feel with totally current amenities. I'm glad you could come, even for a short visit, and hope you'll come again.
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Sherry W wrote a review Aug. 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This was our first visit. The cabin was spotless and stocked with everything you needed. Thick bath towels, good beds, etc. Erin was very friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend this spot for a couple or family getaway. Very quiet and stunning lake and surroundings. Canoe, hike or day trips around the area. A great place to rest and rewind!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: All cabins have a lake front view.
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Response from Erin Morlock, Owner at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages
Responded Sep. 14, 2020
Thank you for your feedback. We don't see our guests as much as we used to - keeping our Covid-distance :) - so I am glad you felt welcome. Best of all, Hay Lake is as peaceful and beautiful as ever. I hope to see you again!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages
What are some of the property amenities at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Hay Lake Lodge and Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.