Our cottage was newly renovated and was very nice!
The people who work there are super friendly and will go out of their way to do anything for you!!
Visi Barrie Mark
Google Review - July 2020
Our wedding wishes came true at Loralea!
We cannot express how perfect our weekend was at Loralea. We held a small wedding on the property and Suzy and Randy went above and beyond to make it our perfect day. We enjoyed the beauty of the lake and the peace and quiet of the resort. We had a gorgeous bonfire and every cabin met and exceeded our guests expectations. We will definitely be returning as often as possible. We think we found our home away from home!
Trip Advisor Review - October 2019
We had a wonderful time, Randy and Suzanne were so helpful and accommodating. They went out of their way to make our trip enjoyable. The cottage we stayed in was gorgeous and had plenty of space. Newly renovated with a fireplace and tv. The lake was beautiful We enjoyed paddle boating, canoeing and fishing as well as great campfires at night. The kitchen and bbq was great for cooking. Our daughter enjoyed the playground and water sports.
Trip Advisor Review - September 2019
We stayed in the sapphire over Labor Day weekend. Suzanne and Randy were really nice and very helpful! The best part is all the amenities that come with the property!
Google Review - Sept 2019
I recently had the pleasure of staying here.
My 2 children, ages 11 & 13, and I had the most wonderful time! I was able to unwind and the kids had so much fun. the cabins are incredible and the grounds are perfect whether you're there with family and friends or on a romantic getaway. You can enjoy a game of volley ball after your BBQ or sip a glass of wine quietly on your deck while watching the sunset. On the beach the kids can play in the large shallow area or use the dock to jump off or jump into a paddle boat or kayak and take a tour of the beautiful lake! I wouldn't even share this small paradise secret with anyone for fear of being unable to get a convenient reservation once everyone knows of it, except for the hosts/caretakers, Randy & Suzy. They manage this resort with such care, comfort and ease that they deserve all the praise I can spread publicly. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!
Google Review - Aug 2019
Suzanne/owner was warm and helpful.
We stayed in small cabin by road, traffic noise was not an issue. Very nice stay. Full sized bed. Good shower and bath room. Plenty of cooking capability but we were there just for a place to sleep. Looked like a nice beach and dock but did not even check it out. Lots of things provided to play with or just relax. But, found it odd that we had to sweep up and take trash out before we left? (Floors were not clean when we checked in). We would stay here again if we needed a place to sleep or just relax.
Google Review - Aug 2019
The Loralea Country Inn Resort is always a nice place to return for a getaway. We stayed for 3 nights and took advantage of all of the amenities offered on the resort, including paddleboat, kayaks, swimming, personal BBQ and firepit, volleyball and more. Randy and Suzie were welcoming and always eager to help. We will definitely be back :)
Trip Advisor Review - July 2019
This is the second time that my daughter and I have stayed at the Loralea Country Inn Resort. The lake, and wooded property is gorgeous, and we are always sad when it is time for us to go back into the busy city!
Trip Advisor Review - July 2019
who are willing to go above and beyond to assure you have a good stay. Definitely a re-visit !
Google Review - June 2019
A total of 5 families stayed at Loralea for the weekend. We had 17 people in total and Suzy and Randy were absolutely wonderful!! I want to say a very special thank you to you for being so caring and accommodating with all of us.
They are working on the cottages to update them all and my dad's cottage (which is the 4 bedroom) is just being finished. It is absolutely stunning. The cabin my family (3 of us) stayed in which is "The Villa", is absolutely stunning as well! We thoroughly enjoyed it.
They are working very hard on getting the property up to tip top condition!!! Keep up the hard work! :)
We would all go back to Loralea in a heart beat!!!!
Trip Advisor Review - May 2019
Loved it Perfection!
Three nights were too short
Google Review - January 2019
ATV Trip With 7 Buddies
Showed up early and there was no issues, very friendly upon arrival and had ATV trail passes and maps available. Everything in the cottage was in working order, other than the bbq was in a little rough shape. Firewood was available for no extra charge and they even offered water access to clean our rads out on the machines. Would definately recommend and will most likely be back.
Google Review - Oct 2018
A Wonderfully Rustic Place Where Things are Simple
The new caretakers are really fixing things up. You can't beat the price!
Google Review - August 2018
Week Long Amazing Family Memories We'll Never Forget !!!
Many thanks, Randy & Suzanne for being such excellent hosts! Very friendly, always available for important questions.
We stayed in Cabin # 5, Reasonable Price, Highly Recommended!
Clean, spacious 4BR with queen size beds & one queen size futon bed in LR.
Kitchen & Full Bathroom well equipped with the things we needed... 2 Bedrooms & Living room overlooking Halls Lake.
We had our own Propane BBQ & Private Fire Pit supplied free with lots of firewood.
Resort Is not overcrowded, clean, very quiet, relaxing, casual & family friendly!
Kids enjoyed swimming, Kayak, paddle boats etc., lots of VHS choices all free!!!
WIFI FREE !!!
Our son went sports fishing early every morning with his motorized Kayak. Enjoyed! Loved it! Lucky! Caught Bass as big as 3.9 lbs.
We were very lucky we had beautiful weather. Also visited Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre.
Minden is only 20mins away, groceries, etc.& The Famous Kawartha Ice Cream!
We are very grateful for the lovely memories!!! Kids already want to come back!!!
Trip Advisor - August 2018
Great Place to Stay
We had a great time here. Randy and Suzie were so accommodating. The kids had so much fun splashing on the beach and jumping off the dock. Great place for families. Always improving. Highly recommend here.
Trip Advisor - July 2018
Excited to See What the New Owners Bring
From when we reserved the cottage #5 (4 bedroom) to when we arrived, the owners have changed. They already rushed to replace the fridge and stove before we got there. This is an old outdated cottage but functional. The new owners are fully aware of how outdated it is and are planning to replace the carpets, paint and put in new furniture. I also heard there maybe a recreation are put in on the grounds?
The location is great, close to Minden and Haliburton if you need food/supplies. They provide all the firewood and each cottage has its own camp fire area. This is a very quite resort and great for families. The beach area is very small and my kids ended up playing more on the beach volleyball court sand.Use of the canoes, paddle boats, and fishing rods were nice.
The staff here are amazing, especially Randy who never seems to stop working. Anything you needed, he was there to help.
Many of the pots did not have matching lids and the tv was an old non-flat screen (found out later they have a flat screen to replace it with). The other cottages seemed to have flat screens already in them. Considering the price of the rental compared to other resorts, it is a great value. The pictures on their website are are a decent representation of cottage #5.
The internet wifi was decent considering where you are.
We were there for a week and enjoyed our time.
Trip Advisor - July 2017
Cute Little Cabin
My boyfriend and I recently spent a weekend in Halliburton to rent some ATVs with Back Country Tours. I spent a lot of time looking for affordable accommodation and that's when I came across the Loralea Country Inn Resort. We rented Cabin # 6. The cabin came equipped with a queen size bed, full bathroom, and a small kitchen & den. With the exception of the bathroom, everything is in one room, but it was the perfect size for us. Outside, we also had our own BBQ and outdoor fire pit. The resort grounds are also well equipped with tons of indoor and outdoor firewood, as well as a variety of games (e.g., badminton, horseshoes, etc.).
Suzanne and her husband were very friendly and made us feel welcome right away. They were available for questions whenever we had them, and they even had a large collection of VHS tapes and DVDs that you could borrow.
Not only was the Country Inn Resort one of the most affordable places I found, it was also the closest to the location of Back Country Tours. It was only 10 minutes away! If I return to Haliburton in the future for whatever reason, I will definitely consider staying at the Loralea Country Inn Resort again.
Trip Advisor - May 2017