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Reviewed July 11, 2019

We finally web to try Cardinal at Mattawa River Resort, and had an amazing and memorable experience! The food was outstanding (freshly battered fish), and the hosts/owners oversaw every aspect of our meal and took time to speak with every table. All this and a spectacular setting too. We will be back!

Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank markfdeacon
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

Just came home from the most amazing family vacation. Two sisters, two 16 yr. olds and a dog....and it was more than we could have imagined. Absolutely breathtaking views, grounds and the cabins/cottages were excellent and clean.
The owners Nicole and Adriann and their children are so welcoming, kind, generous and the hardest working family I have met .
We will be returning as soon as we can!!
Thank-you for everything!
The Juras's

Date of stay: June 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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1  Thank Laura J
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Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

BEAUTIFUL PLACE!! AMAZING PEOPLE!! AMAZING FOOD!! FANTASTIC VIEWS!!! The owners make you feel welcomed as soon as you walk in...The food at the Cardinal restaurant is delicious...cabins are clean and spacious...They also have a gift shop....YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS PLACE!!!❤️

Date of stay: May 2019
1  Thank TAMTAM0000
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Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

North Bay was hosting the ringette provincial tournament this year and there was a significant shortfall of rooms...enter Nicole, owner of Mattawa River Resort and our savior!

We were so fortunate to be able to book the whole resort for our entire team. Nicole offered us an extremely reasonable per person rate to make things easy as a group. She and Tammy were so extremely helpful and accommodating right from the start. They did everything possible to make our stay easy and fun! I should mention that they had other teams looking to book after our initial inquiries and she could easily have booked them in and charged more with the sudden spike in demand but Nicole is a business woman with integrity and a true desire to provide a wonderful experience for her guests.

The resort setting is truly a winter wonderland and feels a world apart, from the majestic snow capped pines to the frozen waterfall across the river, it’s visually stunning and peaceful. The timber cottages with their large porches, views across the river and wood stoves are warm and welcoming. The Cardinal restaurant/lodge was such a wonderful gathering place, we enjoyed an absolutely delicious breakfast each morning - filled with fresh baked goodies for us to start our days.

The cottages are rustic yet very comfortable with all the amenities you need. Don’t expect WiFi and TV’s (other than the restaurant)! But why would you need that here? Get outside and explore...in the small amount of time we were able to spend at the resort, we enjoyed ice fishing (thanks to Nicole’s husband Adrian for augering some holes!), sledding, walks on the river, an evening camp fire and a visit to the horses.

Good things are happening at Mattawa River Resort. It felt like visiting family, so warm was our welcome and their eagerness to make our stay comfortable and memorable...and it was. Thank you so much!

Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Havekidswilltravel29
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Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

From the minute we arrived we felt welcome. The accommodations were updated yet still had a realalistic rustic feel. The cabins were warm and the bedding so soft. Amenities in the cabin allows you to do all your own meals if you wanted. The owners and staff were very friendly, personable and made our stay even better. The location on the frozen river could not be beat!!!

This was definitely a winter wonderland getaway. I would recommend it to anyone who loves the great outdoors. At night all you could hear is the wind as the cabins are 2 kms off the main road.

The Cardinal Restaurant/bar had great food and even better... cold beer! Thanks to Jackie for taking care of us.

We will definitely return but now we have to decide to try the summer activities or wait for next winter!!

I say check it out!!

Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank 1sarahnsue
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