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All reviews quiet at night the owner manitoulin island the main highway a great stay beans per night comfortable accommodations family trip would definitely stay here again spacious room bar fridge few minutes drive picnic tables local attractions little gem northern ontario
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

This was our first trip to Manitoulin Island. In all honesty we chose this property because everything else was sold out. We weren’t disappointed though. Our hostess was very pleasant and knowledgeable about local attractions. The lake was walking distance and we browsed the local museum. Unfortunately the weather was rainy while we were there but we barbecued and sat under the eaves in front of our room on the muskoka chairs. I wish we could have stayed longer to experience more of the island.

Room tip: Rooms are very clean, spacious and bright and furnished with rustic furnishings.
Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elizabeth W, Owner at Wayside Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Thank you for your feedback and I am glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay. Best regards

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Reviewed September 4, 2018

Lovely clean room, Owner was very friendly, full of information on area and offered up many tips. BBQ worked well and was clean. Would stay again. Motel is right on highway 6 but is totally quiet at night.

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elizabeth W, Owner at Wayside Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Hi Ian,
Thank you for your feedback and I am glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay, however short it was. Best regards.

I would like to use this opportunity and add a few words about Hwy 6 for the potential readers of my response. The highway is between 70 to 100 meters away from the motel's front porch and, once plants in my front garden grow taller, it will be separated by a wall of greenery (in the future). Traffic volumes on Hwy 6 are low but there are cars and trucks there and they generate noise. The busiest highway time happens during the standard "business hours" and there is usually a platoon of cars 30 min after the Ch-Cheemaun arrival in South Baymouth. Evenings and nights are totally quiet and peaceful. Thank you

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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Spotless inside and out, super friendly and helpful staff. Coffee and tea in rooms. Barbecues and picnic tables. So peaceful and relaxing. Can’t wait to go back. It was our first trip to the Island and we loved it.

Room tip: Of course.
Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elizabeth W, Owner at Wayside Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Hello,
Thank you for staying at my place and I am truly happy to know that you've enjoyed it. The Island is something of a miracle, maybe because it is the Island of the Great Spirit according to native legends. The atmosphere of peace and calm is in the air and permeates through lakes and forests. Please come back again and spend more time here to truly feel the Island.
Best regards

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Reviewed August 29, 2018

A room with a view from both sides and decorated with 'home' in mind. A classic spin on a normal motel room. The service is impeccable and the location is perfect. It was exactly what I needed on this long trip to feel at home.

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Elizabeth W, Owner at Wayside Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Hello and thank you for the feedback. Making your stay restful, pleasant and homey is what we strive for.
Thank you for your time and effort in writing this note.

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Reviewed August 18, 2018

We loved our stay at the Wayside Motel. A huge thank you to the owner Elizabeth. She is very friendly and has truly thought of everything to make your stay AMAZING!! The rooms are spacious and very clean. We enjoyed a drink outside our room in the comfortable adirondack chairs provided. Although we didn't get to use the BBQ (Utensils & spices included) we thought it was a great thing to provide guests. We travelled the island on motorcycle, Elizabeth even provided soft cloths and a hose to clean our bike during our stay. With all the road construction on the island this was an added bonus for us as we came back covered in mud one day. If there is anything you need Elizabeth is more than happy to assist you. We really enjoyed our stay :) Thanks again Elizabeth if we come back to the Island we will definitely stay with you again.

Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elizabeth W, Owner at Wayside Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Hello and thank you for your kind words. I am flattered...many thanks! I will pass your comments to my hard working staff.

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