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Clyffe House Cottage Resort - Huntsville Ontario

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A small, self catering, family cottage resort in Muskoka with shallow, sandy beach and all amenties.

In July and August, Clyffe House provides quality vacations by offering an exceptional

In the Spring and Autumn, Clyffe House caters to special occasion get-togethers such as family reunions, small weddings, corporate team-building retreats, The Huntsville Triathlon and club outings. Why not rent the whole resort (29 bedrooms in eight units) at special group rates?

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"A Family Resort Since 1885"

The Clyffe House Philosophy

At Clyffe House, your hosts Dave and Arlene Scott are always on hand to make sure that you have the best possible holiday. Our motto is "Whatever you may need, please, just ask!" By catering to families with young children, we have achieved well over 80 percent repeat business and we are very proud of that. We hope you will decide to join us too!

Description of Accommodations:

"Clyffe House has lasted a century. It continues to uphold the tradition handed down..." Barbaranne Boyer, Muskoka'sGrand Hotels, Boston Mills Press 1987.

"The Main Lodge Apartment"; 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 2400 square feet, two story. The large living room with stone fireplace, beamed ceiling, and original paintings, used to be the center of the evening entertainment at the resort. Each bedroom has running water and electric heat. The large verandah includes a screened-in porch and a beautiful view of Mary Lake.

"The Dining Room Apartment"; 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1600 sq ft. The dining room used to seat 60 guests; now it has a large living room, a diningroom table seating 10, and an eat-in kitchen. The morning sun floods the kitchen patio; the afternoon sun shines on the BBQing area. The 5 bedrooms are small but the ground floor is very spacious. This is a popular unit for families with young children.

"The Jenner Apartment"; 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1500 square feet, two storey. Once the center of home cooking, this unit features a brick fireplace, a large kitchen table, two patios, electric heat. The original staff dining table is still in place.

"The White Cottage"; 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 700 square feet, one storey. Originally the summer home of the second generation owners, Robert and Agnes Jenner, this cottage features a fireplace, electric heat and a screened porch.

"The Dance Hall Apartment" (lower); 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1200 square feet. The Dance Hall used to be the scene of plays, concerts and dances. Now it has a fireplace and kitchen in the former stage area, a large living room with windows overlooking Mary Lake. It is fully carpeted, nicely furnished, 4 appliances, separate entrance.

"The Dance Hall Apartment" (upper);3 bedrooms,1 bathroom, 900 square feet. The upper Dance Hall used to be rented by artists and writers who wanted to work quietly while overlooking the lake. Now families appreciate spacious and modern facilities, electric heat throughout, excellent beds and a private BBQ deck.

"The Annex"; 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1200 sq. feet on one floor. Unique stone fireplace, sunny, eat-in kitchen, large verandah with excellent view of the lake.

"A quiet family resort" says it all: we are the oldest resort in Muskoka managed by the same family and we've kept our tradition alive by serving the needs of families.

All guests of The Clyffe House have free use of the following facilities: paddleboats, windsurfers, canoes, electric fishing punts, tennis courts, horseshoes and walking and biking trails. In addition, there is no extra charge for firewood or propane. Most important: we have a shallow, safe beach, ideal for young children.

Clyffe House is close to 8 golf courses, theatres, restaurants, nightclubs, horseback rides, and shopping. We have the privacy of a 100 acre family property but we are close to all major attractions: Algonquin Park, Santa's Village, Festival of the Arts, Antique Boat Show, Autumn Studio Tour, Seguin Boat Cruise, Huntsville Triathlon.


Bill Simmons, Professional Engineer: Burlington, Ontario.
"Our family thrived through 19 straight summers at Clyffe House. The safe, sandy beach, great swimming, bass fishing, tennis at our door, and walks at dusk for a cone, are fond parts of our history. To be able to relax and recharge our batteries in a safe environment, and with hospitable people we now know as friends, is a gift."

Peter Donovan, President of Donovan'sPainting and Decorating Company: Toronto, Ontario.

"My family stayed at Clyffe House every summer for four generations. I have carried on the tradition with my children. Family traditions are important and Muskoka will always be part of mine."

Bob and Jacqueline Sargent, and sons Jared and Sean: Brampton, Ontario.

Clyffe House has been our summer refuge for the past 16 years. It?s a sanctuary from the city and business life where time stops for family and enjoying what?s really important.Our children have grown up there year after year, making life-long friends and experiencing the outdoors, safely, on their terms, and creating life-long memories. We look forward to going back, year after year; -seeing old friends, meeting new ones -canoeing in the morning mist to the cry of the loons -swimming from the beach and sunning on the dock -walks to the village and the General Store for ice cream -campfires on the beach and gooey marshmallows and a sing song -watching a magnificent sunset and then stargazing deep into the night -snuggling down late at night with a good book and listening to the quiet. Clyffe House-it?s part of our lives and part of our heart. Mum, Dad and kids, we all look forward to coming back each year.

Port Sydney,Muskoka,Ontario
P0B 1L0. (705) 385-2714
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