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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We have stayed here several times in the last year...& retuned this weekend. I can't say enough about our hosts Elaine & David. Thank you for your continued hospitality...we had a fabulous time once again. We went canoeing, kayaking, fishing, sunning, swimming...Just amazing! Our room was awesome & breakfast was out of this world. We will be back soon. Fondly... More 

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David R, Owner at The Muskoka Rose Guest House and Retreat, responded to this review

Well, Hello again! It's always good to hear from you , and we're glad that our special place is becoming your special place as well. The weather continues to be amazing, the gardens full of tomatoes & lettuce, the marigolds in abundant bloom, and the water still warm for swimming. Soon, Muskoka will be a blaze of majestic Autumn colour!... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Just completed a weekend stay and had a wonderful time. The guest house has everything you need and is comfortable and clean. Breakfast each morning was excellent! Really good quality food, some items even come right from the garden out back. Tons of amenities to take advantage of, from kayaks and canoes to swings and hammoks. Definitely would stay here... More 

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David R, Owner at The Muskoka Rose Guest House and Retreat, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, especially the kitchen and garden inspired details which are very close to my heart. The sprawl of edible flowers, the trellis of beans are all still flowering; a feast for the eyes and plate. We are so privileged to make this chapter of our lives on the shores of Pine... More 

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We just returned from a lovely weekend at The Muskoka Rose. In the words of our hosts, David and Elaine, it was magic! Accommodations were clean and comfortable, breakfast was delicious and filling, the grounds were well kept and so beautiful and the lake was serene. But there was something about it that we felt a connection with every guest... More 

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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Had a wonderful time! Our hosts Elaine and David were great. Accommodations were comfortable and breakfasts outstanding! If only the weather had cooperated, we could have enjoyed the peaceful lakefront more.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

David & Elaine were warm and welcoming. Advertised was a hottub but it was out of order when we arrive (sad!). GREAT rooms - clean and comfortable. DELICIOUS breakfasts made by Elaine - we loved them! Loved the lake access and use of the canoe. Beautiful finger lake to explore. So close to Gravenhurst and Bala. Breakfast was at a... More 

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David R, Owner at The Muskoka Rose Guest House and Retreat, responded to this review

We are glad that your visit was a pleasant one, especially around the breakfast table! We enjoy what we do, the little details, the ongoing innovations, and the great conversations that unfold. After the long winter, we were forced to retire the hot tub, and had removed it from the website. We are glad you mentioned this so that we... More 

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

David and Elaine, our hosts are delightful folks. Their home is attractive, clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was a delightful experience because the menu is flexible and plentiful and the conversations around the breakfast table were stimulating and informative. David and Elaine are always more than willing to provide information and suggestions about the surrounding sites and eateries.

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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

Our three day stay was everything we hoped it would be. Our hosts, David and Elaine, went out of their way to make us comfortable and welcome in their home. The location is the perfect Muskoka retreat. The lake is clean and wonderful for swimming and canoeing. Elaine's breakfasts are amazing. A lovely adult getaway in a quiet setting!

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

We stayed with Elaine and David for four, very comfortable, nights. From the moment we arrived we were treated more like friends than guests. Elaine's breakfasts are delicious and imaginative. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing by the lake as well as in their pretty garden. We would highly recommend a visit!

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stayed at this beautiful place only two days, but it was a great time. The hosts are friendly and helpful, always with a nice smile. The house is very cosy and "Colby"(the dog) is cute. Breakfast is delicious and the property by the Pine Lake is a special place to whoever is looking for a quite place to relax.... More 

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David R, Owner at The Muskoka Rose Guest House and Retreat, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoyed you stay with us, and also that you were able to see so, so much of Muskoka, including the Steamship tour of Lake Muskoka. We look forward to seeing and visiting with you both again, perhaps, as you said, in the Fall when the colours are ripe. We will be sure to make your... More 

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

It is a beautiful place. Peaceful and relaxing. Everything about this place was breathtaking. The rooms were clean the grounds were that of a post card. Our hosts Eliane and David were gracious. And I cannot forget about Coby a beautiful Samoyed very gentle. We are going back here again. Elaine is an amazing chef the food was abolutely wonderful.

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David R, Owner at The Muskoka Rose Guest House and Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Penny for your lovely thoughts. We are glad you found The Muskoka Rose to be all these wonderful things, and, of course, it is special to us as a homestead and place where wonderful people come together, sit together, and share stories like old friends. Keep your eyes posted on upcoming performances at the KEE, Peter's Players and... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautiful and Quiet lakefront property situated on one and a half acres with sandy beach, long dock, swimming raft (seasonally), kayaks, canoes and paddleboat, outdoor bon fire pit, gravel sitting area with propane fire pit, outdoor courtyard with seating area, hammocks and Muskoka chairs. Extensive perennial flowers and vegetable gardens surround. Indoors features include four luxury guest rooms with Queen beds, large common area sitting/entertainment room, gourmet kitchen, and available 494 sq.ft meeting room / workshop studio space, Muskoka Room, with heated slate floors and wood-burning stove. Wi-Fi throughout. Full breakfast included. Minutes from the Muskoka Wharf, golf courses, provincial parks, recreational trails,local attractions, antiques shopping, musical and theatrical entertainment.. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Muskoka Rose Guest House and Retreat

Address: 1401 Muskoka Road 169, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1R2, Canada (Formerly Days at the Lake B & B)
Region: Canada > Ontario > Muskoka District > Gravenhurst
Price Range: RM437 - RM564 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Muskoka Rose Guest House and Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Two rooms with private baths others are shared.”
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“All the rooms are pretty similar, 2 with ensuite baths and 2 with a shared bathroom”
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“Two of the four bedrooms have ensuites, but the largest room is the Daybreak, which shares a washroom with one other room.”
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