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Kitchener, Canada
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80 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently decided to just take a weekend trip and drive through the Muskoka to Haliburton area. We booked a room at the Heather Lodge for overnight and so glad we did. The woman who checked us in was very nice and for a moderate increase upgraded us from a "garden view" to a loke view room. So glad she... More 

Thank BruceMcH
Minden, Canada
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently a group of 13 went to Heather Lodge for dinner. That can be quite challenging for many places with timing, etc. Not so with this fine establishment. We were greeted with a beautiful fire in the sitting room and a server ready to take drink orders. This set the tone for the evening. Once all arrived, we were led... More 

Thank GRIT22
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

All about the excellent food and Chef James! Good variety of dishes on the menu and cooked to order. Wine list limited but byob available, good selection of craft beers. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Comfortable rooms equipped with fireplace and Keurig's to brew fresh coffee. Lodge needs to improve its housekeeping, maintenance of the rooms and property overall. Excellent... More 

Thank Teego2014
Brantford, Canada
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137 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

As former residents of Twelve Mile Lake we were familiar with Heather Lodge's accommodations for our overflow guests, but WOW how things have changed in the dining room since we were last there. The location, the rooms, the view are all spectacular but the owners Maria & Chef James have really gone upscale on the dining room décor, service, and... More 

Thank Leta T
Port Colborne, Canada
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127 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We returned to Heather Lodge after a great stay last summer. This fall we knew we were going back. Heather Lodge is an adults-only lodge (couples, singles, friends, groups, businesses) in cottage country. It puzzles me why people go to cottage country and expect modern furnishings, hi-tech TV, ... thereby missing the Ontario cottage experience entirely. The lodge accommodations are... More 

Thank Bill R
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I did not stay at the Lodge, I only ate at the restaurant. Kirsten was our waitress and she was excellent. Reservations are normally expected. The menu is 4 courses for $CAD44. There is a choice of 2 out 6 appetizers. There are 5 excellent entrees and 3 dessert choices. The food was excellent and the presentation was beautiful. The... More 

Thank ScubaPhil1
Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We loved the room! Very friendly and helpful staff. The breakfast was really good and a la carte with a lot of choices. Although the weather wasn't great we really enjoyed our stay. If we ever end up in this region again we wouldn't hesitate to go back!

Thank BenjaminPB
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Visited Heatherwood for dinner only. Normally you would need reservations however they were able to seat us as a walk in (rare). Sat outside which was a beautiful setting high up on a balcony over looking 12 Mile Lake. Dinner was good but takes a long time as it is a 4 course meal with small portions.

Thank Laura R
Toronto, ON
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73 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We stayed at Heather Lodge over the August long weekend. Check in was easy, we arrived around 1pm, though our room wasn't ready we were offered a place to change and use of the dockside facilities while our room was being prepared. Great dock with muskoka chairs & beautiful water to swim & boat (canoe/kayak/SUP all provided). I couldn't believe... More 

Thank daveysew
Oshawa, Canada
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The property is really pretty, the rooms are so cozy. We had a balcony overlooking the lake which we would recommend. Maria and Chef James are welcoming hosts. You can relax in the muskoka chairs and read or enjoy swimming in a very clean lake with a hard sand bottom. Maria and Chef James have made kayaks and paddleboards available... More 

Thank Cathy V

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Heather Lodge is the perfect hideaway for adults wishing to step back, relax and enjoy the abundant natural beauty of the Haliburton Highlands. Heather Lodge is a quant, casual yet elegant resort, combining all the charm and ambiance of an old lodge with the luxury of a modern inn. Offering superb customer service, culinary delights with Chef James and an outdoor enthusiasts activities. Open year round, offering non-motorized waterfront activities in the summer and cross country skiis and snowshoes in the winter season. Twelve Mile Lake offers fantastic swimming and boating activities, adjoined to two other lakes with an enormous private deck seated with comfy chairs and bonefire. Close to many points of interests such as Haliburton Forest & Wildlife and Algonquin Park to just name a few. This couple resort offers guests a spectacular experience with each and every one of our guests. We invite you to experience Heather Lodge. Proud Members of Ontario's Finest Inns and Resorts of Ontario. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Heather Lodge

Address: 14483 35 Hwy, Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Minden
Price Range: $204 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Heather Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“It is a beautifully maintained lakefront property. I have never stayed overnight, only had dinners there and have never been disappointed.”
 of 5 bubbles GRIT22, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you book your room early ask for the Lakeside rooms on the 2nd floor, there is no a/c in the rooms but ceiling fans.”
 of 5 bubbles LetaT_13, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Courtyard # 9 & 10 are much larger, more private, and have an outdoor sitting area, We want space & a king bed.”
 of 5 bubbles WJR47, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Lakeview rooms have the best views”
 of 5 bubbles BenjaminPB, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“second floor furthest to the north on the water side”
 of 5 bubbles Michaeldavidoliver, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
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