Autumn offers the best of both worlds at the Inn - high seasonexperiences at low season rates. Enjoy a walk in the woods, a quiet paddle of a calm misty morning, a personal spa under the stars or a crackling fire in your suite's stone fireplace.
It's the perfect time of the year to curl up with a book on your deck and listen to the loons calling far out on a calm lake that reflects autumn's colours. Regardless of the season some things remain the same -, attentive service and accommodations that guarantee a memorable holiday.
Enjoy a walk in the woods, canoeing or kayaking on a calm misty morning, a personal hot tub under the stars or a crackling fire in your suite's stone fireplace.
It's the perfect time of the year to curl up with a book on your deck and listen to the loons calling. Watch reflections of autumnís vibrant colour on a calm lake. Take advantage of our seasonal resort facilities and activities. Regardless of the season some things remain the same - attentive service and accommodations that guarantee a memorable getaway.
Hauntingly beautiful, prestigious Stoney Lake is natural, rugged beauty to perfection. Perched on the south shore, The Irwin Inn offers an escape from lifeís pressures, a place to unwind, in any season. Experience the ambience of a crackling fire, and unparalleled lake views from a lakeside suite or cottage, with stone fireplace and private hot tub or pool under a starlit sky. . Explore the lake by kayak or canoe, golf, visit our horses, enjoy a massage, or simply relax for a peaceful, personal experience. Itís up to you. Just 90 minutes from Toronto, grand views, memorable dining, superior accommodation and thoughtful country hospitality are part of The Irwin Innís 60-year family tradition.
Three generations of the Irwin family make this Ontario resort famous
for its tradition of friendliness, service and excellent dining. On over 100
acres bordering Stoney Lake in the Kawarthas, The Irwin Inn offers self catering suites and cottages.
The Irwin Inn is a perfect fall vacation resort destination, and ideal
waterfront resort for couples' getaways and romantic escapes, in spring.
Amenities include:,Riding Stables for horseback hack rides, tennis,
and countless fun and interesting activities. Accommodations
in the fall range from standard suites to lakeside cottages
and waterfront suites with private swimming pools or hot tubs.
"Every once in a while you come across a place where
the service is extraordinary,and the staff are
warm & welcoming. Once you find this place you want to return again
They come back because the entire family has a great time.
Adults get to act like kids at the resort and forget their day-to-day
responsibilities. You can canoe, kayak, and discover
some of the 1100 islands that dot Stoney Lake or just sit back with a
good book by a warming fire. Take a drive around the area, go shopping,
visit a museum, a gallery or see live theatre.
Couples find The Irwin Inn an ideal fall lakeside resort setting to
rest and rejuvenate, or be active, canoeing, kayaking, horse back riding,
hiking, sightseeing, shopping and more, for a dynamic resort experience.
In a spectacular spring setting, nestled on Stoney Lake’s shore,
The Irwin Inn offers spring experiences at the lake. Unparalleled lake views,
luxury suites and cottages with fireplaces, whirlpools,
private hot tubs or pools, and thoughtful hospitality, are all part of
a family tradition. Explore the countryside,
our nature trails; enjoy the benefits of a massage
or simply relax by a crackling fire.
"We had an amazing time. The facilities were awesome
- very clean and had everything we could want: fireplace, lighting, whirlpool.
- absolutely fabulous."
Families have been spending their resort holidays at the Irwin Inn for 3 generations. They come back because everyone in the family has a great time. Adults can be young at heart again, forgetting dayĖto-day stress of the normal working day. Do as much or as little as you wish. You can canoe, take a drive, and visit an art gallery in the Peterborough and the Kawarthas area,
In the fall, you can canoe, kayak, that dot Stoney Lake or just sit back with a good book by a warming fire.
"Your pride, displayed largely by your attention to detail, doesn't go unnoticed. We've always been impressed by your quality meals and by your staff's obvious desire to please."
Although the reasons people visit the Irwin Inn have changed over the years, some things have remained constant - the eternal beauty of Stoney Lake, the dedication of the Irwins to providing a truly memorable lakeside resort experience, and, finally, the belief that the things we cherish depend upon our will to preserve them.
Enjoy an extensive range of activities for a dynamic resort experience,
or simply relax for a peaceful, personal experience, just 90 minutes from
Resort Facilities and Activities
Resort Facilities and Activities
6.5km of Trails
Children/Youth Rec Programs
Small Store Onsite
Wireless Internet Access
Movie and Book Library
Horseback Riding Facilities
Massage Therapy (RMT)
Motor Boat Rentals
$45/hour hack ride, includes 15 min lesson
(ages 12 +)
$15 pony ride for rider <12yrs
*starting at $100/day or
Kids’ Recreational Program
Youth Recreational Program
Canoeing and Kayaking
Canoeing and Kayaking
Facilities and Activities Descriptions
Please also view our activities pages to view more details and photos regarding specific activities
The Irwin Inn is ideal for family golf vacations in Ontario, Canada. With several area Courses to choose from including
Oakland Greens from $40.00 per person per round plus Cart
(20km from Inn)
Woodview Golf from $24- 36 per person per round plus Cart
(15 km from Inn)
Sixfoot Bay Golf from $45 - 47 per person per round plus Cart
(40 km from Inn)
Katchiwana Golf from $38 - 40 per person per round plus Cart
(30 km from Inn)
The Irwin Inn specializes in riding experiences for beginners. Delightful trail rides on our own Milestone
are available most months of the year. Pony ride in outdoor ring can be arranged for young children)
Kayaking and Canoeing
Stoney Lake is famous for its 1100 islands and Precambrian rock shores. You can find many areas inhabited only by residents native to Stoney Lake for thousands of years. Loons call in the evening blue herons own the “still” of morning. Canoeing and kayaking on Stoney has been inspiring naturalists since the Ojibwa natives made birch bark canoes to travel and explore it’s shining waters.
Swimming in Stoney lake’s clear and clean water is a tonic for the soul for young and old alike. Skimming across the top on skis, boards or a tube is as exciting to do, as it is fun to watch. The Inn boasts a large sandy beach area, perfect for all ages to enjoy.
Fishing vacations abound at the Irwin Inn on Stoney Lake in Ontario, Canada. The Kawartha Lakes, of which Stoney Lake is a member, is ranked in the top ten fishing destinations in Canada. For families on vacation with young fishing enthusiasts, endless hours can be spent fishing from the dock where pan fish abound. Few things are as exciting to a 4-year old as feeling a tug on the fishing rod for the first time.
From the last weekend of June to Labour Day weekend, the Irwin Inn has an amazingly comprehensive recreation program. Our experienced counselors keep younger children busy and happy through scheduled activities during the day, and one activity in the evening. Scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, tubing, face painting, bingo, pony rides, campfires, nature crafts, visits to area attractions, and our featured weekly “fish fry” picnic and excursion to Irwin Island combine to make vacation memories for our younger guests.
The Kawartha Lakes area offers countless opportunities for shopping, and sightseeing, From the latest in fashion, footwear, sporting gear, to farmers markets, fine art, crafts, and gorgeous hand crafted gifts, the entire Peterborough and Kawartha area has it all! Numerous interesting sights can be seen along the way. Planned shopping trips will make for an exciting off site excursion.
Arts & Culture
Peterborough and the entire surrounding area, has developed into a thriving arts and culture destination. In this land of shining water, art galleries, museums, historic sites, live theatre, unique outdoor theatre, concerts, and festivals abound, demonstrating the rich cultural mosaic of the Kawartha Lakes region. Plan your own itinerary, or come along on one of our scheduled outings for a sample of Kawartha culture
Complimentary Movie & Book Library
Located in our store area. Our movies vary from old classic to new blockbuster hits. There is sure to be something for everybody. Sit back and relax in your accommodation while watching a movie!
Our games room offers our guests an alternative to outdoor activities. In the games room we have a pool table, ping pong table.
6.5 km of Trails
Our trails function in many ways depending on the season. Wound through over 100 acres of land they can be used to hike, bike, or horseback ride. With beautiful scenery the trails offer views of deer and greenery, and can lead you to our barns where you can visit with the horses. Some trails are strictly for non-vehicular use ensuring a peaceful time for all!
Our registered massage therapist, Martina Schnettler is sure to give you a soothing massage. Have a massage in the comfort of your own accommodation and feel your stress slip away.
Wireless Internet Access
Available in all of our accommodations including all common areas.
Select rooms & rates that are available at the Irwin Inn, where caring is a family resort tradition in Ontario, Canada.