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This is what our Guests say!
Ohvation                            How did the Oaks Resort do? Did we meet your expectations?

Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization’s (OHTO)
OHvation Customer Service Designation Program
MYSTERY SHOPPER REPORT

Friendly, welcoming, very helpful, very appreciative of their guests, willing to accommodate my boat and sailboard on
the dock. Positive people with a love of the area. Worked to make WIFI accessible to all cabins.
Overall rating: 94%
Excerpts from Stephanie Hessel’s report.
Tourism Development & Industry Relations Coordinator

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May 21, 2017 A perfect place for us to relax and unwind! Such a beautiful house. (Lakehouse stay)

May 17, 2017 Thank you for a wonderful stay, as Crow Lake (Oaks Cottages) keeps calling us back, not to mention that you are great hosts and it’s nice to know that we can trust you and consider you friends. It’s nice having such a nice place to go too. Thank you for sharing as we know it’s a lot of work for you!!  Love Eric and Carol

June 2016  We had a great time, and really enjoyed the cottage. Thank you for taking good care of the cottages and the property while keeping the rates reasonable and affordable. Looking forward to our next stay. Lorraine and Mike

June 2016  Thank you for having us for the weekend. I had a great time. The cottage and the location were great. I really enjoyed being able to spend time each day by the lake. I will recommend your resort to others who are looking for a get-away.    J. Teeple, Hamilton, ON

July 2016  Dear Dan and Karen: Many thanks for all your kindness during our stay in Cottage #6. The time our family spent here went too quickly. Your place is magical; it allowed our children to visit the past, a time that the two of them have kept alive with your passion for the cottages. Cottage #6 will hold a special place in our hearts. We will need to return to visit.       Cheryl, Larry, Hannah and Adam V., Clark, New Jersey

July 2016  Great fun! Nice place to stay; thank you!   The Irons, Poland, Ohio

June 2016    Love everything you have for kids to do. Very welcoming place!   Joe and Liz, Glen and Nicole and children

June 2016  Thanks so much for a lovely weekend. We had a great time! From the moment we arrived (late at night), we enjoyed our stay. From arriving to a very clean cottage, to a friendly hello as I sipped my morning coffee and the little extras like the “In Case You Forgot” jar, your hospitality was so appreciated. Glad to have found this little gem on Crow Lake!   Jessica L. and family (Ottawa and Toronto), June 2016

June 2016  Thank you for your hospitality.  A beautiful setting for a few days of rest, relaxation and reflection. Quiet; much needed after drum camp!    Arley H, Woodstock, ON, June 2016

June 2016  Thanks for a lovely weekend! The entire family really enjoyed their stay at your beautiful resort and everyone commented that you are terrific hosts. Hope to see you again next year.     Christine G. Ottawa, ON

September 4-6, 2015
Karen and Dan,
Thank you for your hospitality and generosity. Your home is beautiful. You are certainly living the dream.
Enjoy every minute!
Barb, Robert and Nicole C

August 22-24, 2015
Thanks so much, Karen and Dan for sharing such a magical spot with us. I’ll be back.
Angela, Toronto, ON

August 22-24, 2015
Thanks, Dan and Karen!!!
Such a great place!!
Alan Van Sprang, Toronto, ON

August 22-24, 2015
The beauty and serenity are second to none. Your generosity and hospitality were memorable. We’ll be back without a doubt.
Lauren, Alberta, Canada

August 12, 2015
Thank you for a great stay on Crow Lake. We had another fun vacation on Crow Lake.
Thanks again,
Bonnie and Byron, Trout Run, PA

August 7, 2015
Everything is awesome!! Wish we didn’t have to leave. Thank you!!!
Dave and Emma Lazenby

August 3, 2015 (Blue Skies Festival)
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and friendly conversation. We look forward to being here again next year.
Best wishes for the year,
Lynn and Margot, Ottawa, ON

August 3, 2015 (Blue Skies Festival)
Wow; the Lakehouse is a 5 star; everything was perfect,
We love our little Cottage # 2 also; everything we need and enjoy is there.
The lake-well, there are no words.
So much love,
Katherine and Bruce R, Ottawa, ON

August 1, 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Frank J, London, ON

July 12-15, 2015
Thank you for your hospitality; you guys are amazing hosts.Really enjoyed our stay as usual. See you next year and have a great summer.
Rev and Nicole (hugs)

July 12, 2015
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. The views are beautiful and the what a great sleep! Your hospitality was lovely. We will be back.
Andrea, Gary, Jack and Grace

July 9, 2015
Our second stay in the Lakeview Suite was just as good as the first. Thank you again for the warm, friendly reception and the beautiful room!!
Best wishes,
Nicole W, Edmonton, AB

June 27-29, 2015
We love our stays at The Oaks each summer and we look forward to a kayak and great company.
Thanks so much for a fabulous stay with such warm hospitality. We will be back this summer for yet another visit.
Thanks Dan and Karen
Best Regards,
Lisa and Andy, Oakville, ON

Feb 16, 2015
What a great stay! Merci beaucoup pour le bel accueil! What a great time in such a remarkable setting.
Merci!
Celine C, Toronto, ON

October 11, 2014
“Verhof Family Reunion! Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful Lake House. The scenery was spectacular enough to match the company. The atmosphere made our family event that much cozier. Thank you for our weekend.”
The Verhof Family

August 12, 2014
“Thanks for everything!!”
Rob and Justin, Environment Canada, Wildlife Enforcement Division

August 9, 2014
“Lovely place, beautiful room, peaceful and relaxing! The Laheys are wonderful hosts! We will return.”
P and M Tiller

July 27, 2014
“You are such thoughtful and attentive hosts. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much.”
Lou B and Mark I, Ohio, USA

July 13-27, 2014
“We liked the attentiveness to our needs and all the help that Dan and Karen gave us during our stay. Everything was so clean and fresh. No problem was left unattended.”
Charlie and Kathy, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania

July 11, 2014
“Thank you so much for your warm hospitality and caring personalities. You went above and beyond our expectations and we truly appreciate that. You have a beautiful place here and the view (especially in The Lakeview Suite) was breathtaking. Although our stay was short, we enjoyed every second of it and hope to return in the future. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.”
Denise and Steven

July 7-8, 2014
“Loved The Lakeview Suite!Thanks for the lovely accommodations.”
G.P., Edmonton, AB

July 7, 2014
“Thank you for everything and the kind reception! Beautiful property with a great view.”
Nicole W., Edmonton, AB

June, 2014
“Dan and Karen: Its been the best cottage vacation in years! Your kindness and hospitality was greatly appreciated. Sincere thanks,”
Mike, Jane, Alex and Rachel

June 3-7, 2014
“I’m already looking forward to coming back! This has been the perfect get-away for our family. What a gift-gorgeous setting, comfortable accommodations, fantastic hosts, play space for the kids…what more could anyone ask for? Thank you Dan and Karen!! Looking forward to seeing you again soon-here, in Nova Scotia or in Ghana!”
Lilione, Jon, Wilma, Alex, Zya and Ny

May 18, 2014
“A wonderful end to my foray into eastern Ontario- came out to exhibit for the Seed to Sausage launch party and was pointed to The Oaks by the owner of Seed to Sausage, Michael McKenzie. A beautiful house and property, delicious breakfast and great night’s sleep after a long sales trip.
Hope to be back soon!”
J Linde, Toronto, ON

May 16-18, 2014
“Thank You; you were very accommodating! Beautiful cottage! Amazing! Will be back; we had a great time (dog-friendly would be awesome:) What a piece of paradise, also amazing owners! They really made it special for the long weekend (Seed to Sausage event).”
Nekita and friends

March 9, 2014
“Thank you very much for the warm welcome. We felt right at home and we enjoyed the outside as well! Thanks for the snowshoes!”
Celine

March 9, 2014
“What a lovely place! Everything we needed was there.”
Lorraine and Patrice

February 15, 16, 17 2014
“Dearest Karen and Dan. We have stayed in many different places and this place has been beyond our expectations with your attention to detail, the quality of all items (towels, kitchen gadgets, beds) and spaciousness. Wonderful stay with full moon and blue jays!”
Yolande Domen, Ottawa

August 17-24, 2013
“Hi Karen and Dan-We had a wonderful time at your cottages (#6, #3 and #4). You are both very warm and welcoming-perfect hosts. See you again next year!”
Christine and John

August 5-8, 2013
“Karen and Dan-you are amazing hosts!! We felt so welcome and you took such good care of us. We came at the spur of the moment and you welcomed us like we had arranged to stay here weeks ago. There will be a special memory stored in our hearts of you and our visit to The Oaks. May God bless you in a very special way for being such a blessing to us!”
Vicky Nelson, Minnesota, USA

“We had a great time. A nice place to relax with the kids. Thank you”
Annie, Roch, Lorraine and Frank, Ottawa

“Beautiful upgrades! Spent so much time sitting by the boardwalk reading (5) books!!! …
and taking in the beauty of the lake and cottages! Fishing was great, Crow, Big Bob’s,
Greenbay, and the return to the docks at night was made so much easier by the new landscape lighting
Karen & Dan installed, wow, what a difference! Wonderful 2 weeks – wish it could have been longer!”
Jeananne Richman-Hummel, Mount Royal, New Jersey

“I found the perfect place to unwind, peaceful, beautiful surroundings, lots to do. As a budding photographer, there was so much to capture. The sunsets are amazing! Karen & Dan are welcoming hosts. I will definitely visit the Oaks Cottages again and again!”
Irene Marie Dorey, Unionville, ON

“I can hear that beautiful sounding train along with the competitive loon calls…
What I would do to be at The Oaks right now!”
Lisa Phillips-Battagin, Oakville, ON

“Amazing place, beautiful lake, crystal clear water. So tranquil. Karen and Dan are so hospitable.”
Andy Roberts, UK

“We had a wonderful time this weekend. Thanks for your hospitality.
We are looking forward to coming back in July!”
Evelyn Fritz, ON

“Still here having a great time! Good fishing, good weather and a really nice pot luck dinner last night.
So much food was left over that we are gonna do it again tonight. Awesome!”
Charlie Benson, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania

“Thanks for the hospitality. We had a great time!”
Levy Sisters, Toronto, ON

“You are amazing hosts! We felt so welcomed and you took such great care of us. We came the
spur of the moment and you welcomed us like we had made arrangements to stay weeks ago!”
Vicky Nelson, Minnesota

“We liked the attentiveness to our needs and all the help both Dan and Karen gave us during our stay. Everything was so clean and fresh. No problem was left unattended!”
Kathie Benson, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania

“We had a very enjoyable weekend..beautiful weather, scenery and especially the wildlife. Enjoyed feeding the foxes and chipmunks…”
Mike and Brenda Crispin, Arnprior, Ontario

“This was an amazing experience and a beautiful place to be. It was so relaxing and nice to get away for awhile.”
Aesha Coppin, St. Michael, Barbados

“The Oaks-a wonderful place! Thanks for the hospitality…(Blue Skies)- a truly great festival.”
Keith Grimwood,West Fort Arkansas (Trout Fishing in America)

“Had a great stay; thanks for putting up with our somewhat impoverished planning! Lovely view and fine banana bread!”
David Woodhead

“Enjoying our time at your cottages-very peaceful. Bonjour, aurevoir and thank you very much!”
Betty and George Lavigne

“Thank you for everything-lovely time….a wonderful girl’s weekend.”
Deb Heslinger, Campbellford

“I can highly recommend this place to anyone wishing to spend some great time fishing, boating or simply enjoying the view. I asked our host Dan if he and Karen had previous experience in hospitality industry because the level of service they provide to their guests can compare to high style establishments. Anything we asked for was promptly delivered. Great place for couples, family with kids or fishing buddies. We will definitely be back”
Jack