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Algonquin Park Resort Voted “Muskoka’s Best Accommodation – Resort and Lodge”

01-22-2009 05:26 PM CET | Leisure, Entertainment, Miscellaneous

Press release from: Bartlett Lodge

Algonquin Park, Ontario – The Muskoka Lakes district is an area of unparalleled beauty. For generations, it has been the preferred summer cottage and vacation destination for the large urban populations of southern Ontario and the northern states. Muskoka is famous for its marvellous scenery, its many beautiful meandering lakes with countless islands and breath-taking granite outcropping. Muskoka is, however, every bit as famous for its staggeringly expensive real estate, magnificent private cottages and massive high end resort complexes. This is why it may be surprising to learn that, in an area with a reputation for high end extravagance, a small and very traditional Muskoka resort has once again been voted best resort and lodge in Muskoka.

For the third year in a row, the readers of The Muskokan, Muskoka’s most widely read publication, have voted Bartlett Lodge ( their favourite resort. Accessible only by water, Bartlett Lodge is a seasonal cottage resort located on Cache Lake, in the heart of Algonquin Park. Algonquin Park is a world renowned wilderness paradise and for many; a trip to Ontario is not complete without a visit to The Park. There are very few resorts in Algonquin Park and Bartlett Lodge is the oldest resort in operation inside its boundaries.

Over the last few years, Bartlett Lodge has been lovingly restored by owners Kim and Marilyn Smith. Their renovations reflect a great deal of careful planning that combines preserving the past and meeting the needs of today’s vacationers. In order to bring the resort into the twenty-first century, they added the most necessary modern conveniences. To preserve the past and protect the future, they have introduced many state-of- the-art energy saving and eco-friendly upgrades and practises. The Bartlett Lodge dining room, which has been popular since the lodge reopened, has a well-earned reputation and is a Cottage Country favourite. The dining room features an exceptional new 5-course menu and every night in the summer it is filled with resort guests and diners who arrive by water taxi.

“ When we decided to restore Bartlett Lodge twelve years ago, we thought it would be fun to bring this neglected log cabin resort back to the way it looked when it was originally opened in 1917. At the time, we had no idea how popular the resort would become. The public’s response has been really gratifying. People truly appreciate the way we have preserved a piece of Algonquin history. Probably even more important, we have taken major steps to insure that our environment is protected so that Bartlett Lodge will remain a jewel in the wilderness for years to come,” states Bartlett Lodge owner, Kim Smith. “We are very pleased that our guests enjoy themselves. We must also thank our staff for doing a superb job of building this place and its reputation,” adds co-owner Marilyn Smith.

As a result of the Smith’s efforts, guests to Bartlett Lodge can expect to enjoy a traditional and relaxing Muskoka resort holiday that includes a high standard of quality and service in a pristine wilderness environment. An experience that reflects Muskoka vacations of the past. Judging by the lodge’s popularity, Bartlett Lodge is providing exactly what many are looking for in an Ontario resort holiday.

About Bartlett Lodge:
This rustic, but upscale and eco-friendly Ontario resort is located within the borders of world famous Algonquin Provincial Park. Bartlett Lodge offers exceptional lakefront cottage rentals and fine dining in a pristine wilderness setting. Open seasonally, Bartlett Lodge is a Modified American Plan cottage resort and is ideal for family vacations, romantic couples, weddings and group functions. To book your fabulous Algonquin Park vacation, visit the Bartlett Lodge web site:, or call 1-866-614-5355.

Contact Information:
Marilyn & Kim Smith
Bartlett Lodge
P.O. Box #10004
Huntsville, ON, Canada P1H 2G8
Telephone: (705) 633-5543
Fax (705) 633-5746
297 Lakeshore Road E., Suite 2
Oakville, ON, Canada L6J 1J3
Telephone: (905) 338-8908
Fax: (905) 338-3039

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