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Tally Ho - Lake Front Cottages

Your Muskoka Vacation Getaway

Pet friendly and designed for small groups or families.  28 Cottages available from studios, one-bedroom to four bedrooms.

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Tally Ho has 1300 feet of a shoreline with 28 cottages ranging in size from Studios to 4 bedrooms.

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Perfect for families or small groups for social events. 

Tally Ho's Response to Covid-19

The Tally Ho Inn encourages all guests to respect and follow the most current COVID-19 response protocols laid out by their Region, including travel only when it is essential. Should your circumstances change, we are offering free cancellation for COVID-19 reasoning at any point before your stay.   We offer contactless check-in/check-out to help keep all guests safe during their stay.  

We continue to operate in a limited capacity, with Breakfast and the Games Room discontinued until it is safe.  Tally Ho is committed to ensuring that all cottages are cleaned thoroughly and disinfected so that you can enjoy your stay safely. We will be keeping a close eye on changing government guidelines and regulations to keep all guests as safe as possible. 

If you have any questions or concerns please call our office at 705-635-2281 or email [email protected]

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Open all year - Every season is special! Every cottage is unique and located close to the water's edge!

Welcome to the Tally Ho Inn

3 stars

Phone:

1-705-635-2281

or

1-800-461-4232

Tally Ho Inn is located on the sandy shores of Lake Peninsula, just a short drive from Algonquin Park and Arrowhead Park. We offer 28 rental accommodations, from 1-4 bedrooms.   Some cottages have a full kitchen and they all have a flat-screen satellite TV, microwave and coffee maker.  Cottages can be rented daily or weekly.

Pets are welcome.

With 1300 feet of shoreline there is plenty of property to stretch out and enjoy the view or take a swim.  Lots of kayaks, canoes, paddleboats rowboats to use free of charge.   With just a quick sign out at the front desk you can be on the lake, enjoying the sun in no time!  There are barbecues to rent for $10 (per day). During the summer there is tennis, basketball, lawn volleyball, and badminton, while during the winter there is a skating rink on the lake.

(weather permitting).

 

 

Standards and Services

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Upgraded WIFI to all cottages and Main Lodge

Just recently, Tally Ho as upgraded its’ Wifi with a new company to provide faster and more stable internet complimentary to all guests in their cottages and in the main lodge.  Although this service is not fibre optic, we have received good comments about the speed and being able to connect.

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Lots of Activities for All Ages

During COVID we will be offering that guests can use the tennis courts, basketball court, lawn volleyball, but our indoor games room is currently closed. There is lots of property for kids to run around and play games but please be mindful to stay 2 meters away from other guests.  

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Free use of all non-motorized watercraft

All guests can take advantage of our complimentary use of rowboats, kayaks, paddleboats, and canoes. Lifejackets are mandatory and supplied to all guests at the main office.  All watercraft can be signed out at the front office. 

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Pet Friendly Resort

At Tally Ho, you do not have to worry about leaving your furry friends at home.  We do charge an extra $25 for each pet, per stay for the extra cleaning and we ask you to sign a pet agreement when you check-in.  Pets are asked to be on a leash at all times on the property.  Recently, Tally Ho built a safe off-leash park for pets to be able to run off-leash in a safe environment.

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Continental Breakfast (On hold during COVID)

Service has stopped until further notice, but when times are normal, every morning between 8:30 am – 9:30 am, come and enjoy a nice selection of baked goods, cereals, oatmeal, toast, fresh coffee, and tea. Only $5.  All cottages have a hotel sized coffee maker with coffee supplied.  

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Barbecue Rentals

If you would like to Barbecue during your vacation we have rentals available for a daily price of $10, which includes the propane.  Please arrange for the rental during the day hours of 9 am – 5 pm.

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Housekeeping Services (Limited during COVID)

All cottages are supplied with linens for the beds, blankets, and towels.  Guests are encouraged to bring their own beach towels fo outside use.  During COVID, staff will not be entering cottages.  If a guest requires more supplies, arrangements can be made

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Full Kitchen

All of our 28 cottages are unique.  Some of our cottages have full functioning kitchens(8), with full sized appliances, while 3 of our cottages have kitchenettes.  The rest all have a coffee maker, microwave, and a mini-fridge.

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Boat Launch - Next to Tally Ho Inn

There is a public boat launch located next to Tally Ho.  The launch is free for users, and it is managed by the Municipality of the Lake of Bays.  

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Testimonials

Testimonials from Guests at the Tally Ho

Expedia.com – June 2021

We have been there twice already and planning to visit again. This place has been a lifesaver for us during covid. Tally ho-inn has a beautiful lake, and it has been a blast learning paddleboarding. Location is optimum to explore Arrowhead and Algonquin provincial park. Most importantly, pet friendly.

Trip Advisor – A. Caper April 2021

Cozy cabins and larger cottages are located right on the lake. Beach for swimming and other water activities available on site. BBQ available and picnic tables provided for each unit. No kitchen in the unit we stayed in, but a fridge, microwave, and kettle. Overall, a great place to visit and reasonably priced for the location and amenities.

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Expedia Review – May 23, 2021

Great place as an alternative to camping. Kids had a blast

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C. Watson – Google my Business

I enjoyed a three night stay in June 2020, staying in one of the Sunset rooms. The attention to cleanliness made me feel very safe. The room had everything I needed: mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker with coffee, a picnic table and a couple of Muskoka chairs. This is a quiet and well kept property, with wide sweeping lawns and a beautiful location on Penn Lake.

C. Watson

Excellent – Expedia April 25, 2021

Beautiful little cozy cabin, right on the water.

Guest from Expedia

5 out of 5 by Anonymous on Expedia

Loved our stay – great proximity to Algonquin, located on a picturesque lake. Would definitely visit again

April 18, 2021

Expedia

Quiet, Relaxing Getaway

Quiet, Relaxing Getaway
After a year of being locked in my home in the city, I desperately needed to get away for some peace and quiet by the water. After an extensive search, I found Tally Ho Inn’s website. They had availability for my chosen dates.
From my first phone call to book a cabin to my stay, everything was just amazing!
Shari was so kind and helpful in helping me select a cabin and offered an unbeatable rate for the weekend.
The cabin was absolutely gorgeous! It had two HUGE bedrooms with separate baths that had lovely deep, soaker tubs. The beds were very comfortable. There were two oversized armchairs in the living room, set in front of the sliding glass doors that led to a VERY large deck, overlooking the water.
The fireplace in the living room was quite spacious and Tally Ho Inn provided a load of firewood each day, along with a bag of kindling. The wood was very well seasoned and burned beautifully.
The property was beautiful, right on the water, and peaceful. It has a private beach.
It was so quiet and peaceful – perfect for a weekend getaway to restore the Soul.
The cottage was VERY clean and quiet. There was a TV with satellite for those times when you want to veg in front of the TV. There wasn’t a kitchen, however, there was a good-sized mini-fridge, microwave, kettle, coffee maker and mugs.
They enforced physical distancing to ensure everyone’s safety. When I checked in, I entered the foyer of the main building, picked up the envelope with my key and instructions… I only saw the employees from a distance.
I felt very safe and secure and could see clearly that they were taking distancing measures very seriously to protect their guests and employees.
The property is located about 10 mins outside Huntsville, so it was easy to get to the grocery stores and Tim Horton’s.
Overall, I will definitely stay again and I will bring my family along.
Thank you, Shari, and Tally Ho Inn, for helping me find a safe, quiet space to reconnect with nature and give my weary soul respite from the demands of life.

Kactus_19 wrote a review on Apr 9, 2021

Phillip – March 26, 2021 Expedia

Little damp and lake still frozen in March but would definitely go again in summer months..  Very clean and wood is stockpiled daily for your indoor fireplace.  10 minutes from Huntsville shopping and needs.

Phillip

Anonymous Guest – Expedia

Tally-Ho was perfect for us. We wanted an affordable home base to explore the Limberlost Forest. Our one-bedroom unit was ideal…comfy bed, fireplace & jacuzzi tub, beautiful view and amenities that allowed us to self-cater. We believe this is a small business resort snd they are obviously making upgrades as allowed. Contactless check-in during Covid.

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Anonymous Guest from Expedia

Tally Ho felt like home away from home.  The view from the room and accommodations were better than expected.

Anonymous

Trip Advisor Dec. 30, 2020

C1151OKgreg wrote a review on Dec 30, 2020
Waterloo, Canada1 contribution

Winter Getaway
We stayed for three nights, to provide an escape from the city.
The cabin was clean and well prepared.
Firewood was delivered each day and the walking paths were kept clear.
We made use of the fireplace and the BBQ.
The lake ice was cleared for skating as well.
Pandemic protocols were followed at all times.
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K Greg

Oct 8, 2020

Spectacular lake view through the front windows. Loved the indoor fireplace with free wood.

Duck – Oakville, Ontario

Aug. 30, 2020

A room with a view! Clean, comfortable, everything that we needed!

Jill, Aurora

Aug. 30, 2020

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Kay – Expedia – July 30, 2020

We had a lovely time at the Tally Ho. Very rustic and charming and a very pretty spot. We were in the Paradise unit and the only thing I would change would be to put a bigger fridge….at least bar sized. The staff was lovely to deal with and the food truck had great food. We will be back next year for sure.

Kay

Nice View – Mar 2020

The room had a nice view of the lake. They took all the precautions necessary with COVID-19 to prevent any spread.   The place was clean and well heated. It even had a nice wood fireplace we could use. I would stay here again.
Ryan V – Tripadvisor.ca

Ryan V.

Northern Excursion – Mar 2020

We would definitely stay here again. Lots of room to ride snowmobiles on the property as well as the lake. It’s a 2 min ride to the OFSC trails. Pet-friendly resort with zero issues. Unfortunately, the games room was closed up due to the COVID 19 virus, I’m sure that would ha e an added touch. See you next time!

Joe D – TripAdvisor

Joe D

Tally Ho is very Good – April 2020

We have stayed in Tally Ho Inn multiple times in all seasons. It has always been memorable. Very good location, excellent cottages, facilities including canoes in the summer. Always friendly staff. Hopefully, it stays that way. We’ll come again.

Ayakob – Trip Advisor

 

Ayakob

Covid 19 – May 5, 2020

Thankfully the Tally Ho was accepting reservations during the Covid-19 lockdown, we had to work in Dwight and needed to find accommodations that included a kitchen. The cottage we rented was perfect, brought our own supplies and got our work done with no delays.

Panama Chica – TripAvisor.ca

 

PanamaChica

Perfect Getaway – May 12, 2020

We enjoy our stay every time!! clean rooms, lots of firewood, beautiful scenery, great staff. It has become our getaway spot for peace and serenity a perfect nature weekend with lots of relaxation.   I can’t wait for next weekend.

Shari W – Trip Advisor

 

Shari W

March 24, 2020

“We had a good time and the precautions with the Covid-19 were done well, we felt safe in our cabin. Couldn’t get a good fire going in the fireplace but that could have been me?. Thanks! Erwin”

 

Erwin – AirBnB

Edwin

March 22, 2020

First time up north in the winter. Very quiet at the resort. No interaction with staff due to COVID-19. The resort was in good condition but would have liked to have fresh garbage bags daily. It would have been nice to have a place to pick up fresh towels and garbage bags daily for our cabin. Overall a very peaceful and relaxing getaway.

Lori – Hotels.com

Lori

February 24, 2020

My partner, my dog and I had a lovely time in cabin 18!

We made use of our small kitchen and cooked up a storm. We loved the deepness and comfort of the bathtub. The cabin itself was a comfortable size and we had a parking spot right outside our door.

The view from our cabin window was lovely. I enjoyed walking my dog to the little fenced-in park and then around the little trail and sitting on the dock with her in the peaceful calm of the area. Though the gate to the park is easy to push and my dog figured that out quickly.

Julie M. – Facebook Review

Julie M

Heather P. Facebook review

Very clean and spacious!!! Hoping to be able to come back in the summer for a different experience.
Thank you ?

 

Julie M. – Facebook Review

 

Heather P.

March 6, 2020

The location was perfect and the beds were very comfortable.
Stayed for 4 nights and nobody came to clean the room or replenish the coffee and toiletries.

Tally Ho Inn response – During COVID, hotel staff are not entering the cottage. The hotel would be happy to deliver extra replenishment by calling the

Henry F – Booking.com

Henry F

February 23, 2020

My partner and our dog had a remarkable and great stay at Tally Ho…as always. Thank you for being
The facility is working on being better every time we show up. The cabins have been improved and are extremely comfortable. We were close to the lake and one morning at around 7am we looked out our window and saw 3 wolves walking across the lake from the east. Have not seen such a site in the 50 years that I have been coming to the area. WOW!

Feb. 23, 2020

Douglas, Booking.com

Douglas

Mar 2020

I have been to Tally Ho a few times now. I specifically like going up here in the winter. Great staff.

Brian, Booking.com

Brian

March 2020

It is quiet, comfortable, relaxing. It’s so nice to have your own cabin, not like a hotel.

Anonymous – Booking.com

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