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Westwind Inn on the Lake

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Private beach, sun loungers, kayaking, rowing
Private beach, sun loungers, kayaking, rowing
Private beach, sun loungers, kayaking, rowing
Seasonal outdoor pool, open 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM, sun loungers

Overview of Westwind Inn on the Lake

Westwind Inn on the Lake

3 out of 5

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGallery on the Lake4 min walk
  • Popular LocationKawartha Country Wines7 min drive
  • Popular LocationMcLean Berry Farm10 min drive
  • AirportPeterborough, ON (YPQ)41 min drive

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About this area


Located in Trent Lakes, Westwind Inn on the Lake is in a rural area and on a private beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park and Buckhorn Lake, while Gallery on the Lake and Whetung Ojibwa Crafts and Art Gallery are cultural highlights. Water tubing offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with cave exploring nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Gallery on the Lake - 4 min walk
  • Kawartha Country Wines - 7 min drive
  • Buckhorn Lake - 9 min drive
  • McLean Berry Farm - 10 min drive
  • Selwyn Conservation Area - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Pearson Intl. Airport (YYZ) - 133 min drive


  • Cody Inn — 4 min drive
  • Mainstreet Landing Restaurant — 4 min drive
  • The Wee Macgregor Neighborhood Pub — 4 min drive
  • The Olde Ice House — 4 min drive
  • The Old Icehouse Family Restaurant — 4 min drive

About this property

Westwind Inn on the Lake

Adults-only beach resort
This smoke-free resort features a private beach, a conference center, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, massage/treatment rooms, a microwave in a common area, and a refrigerator in a common area are onsite. All 35 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and balconies or patios. Ceiling fans, hair dryers, and free toiletries are among the other amenities that guests will find. Housekeeping is available on request.
Westwind Inn on the Lake offers 35 air-conditioned accommodations with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on request.
Recreational amenities at the resort include a private beach, a seasonal outdoor pool, and complimentary bicycles.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global), Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global), and SGS (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 9:30 AM–10 AM: CAD 20.00 for adults and CAD 20.00 for children
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Boat tours
  • Canoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Fishing
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Golf driving range
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • Public winery tours
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Snowshoeing
  • Spa services
  • Volleyball


  • Banquet hall
  • Library
  • No elevators
  • Vending machine
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ski equipment rentals
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference center (1000 square feet of space)
  • Meeting rooms - 3


  • Beach loungers
  • Dock
  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace


  • Aromatherapy
  • Facials
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Treatment room


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Romance packages available
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating (climate-controlled)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 4 PM - 7:00 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:30 AM - 9 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of CAD 50 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of CAD 500 per stay
Dogs welcome
2 per room (up to 22 lbs)
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: CAD 400 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: CAD 20.00 for adults and CAD 20.00 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: CAD 1.00 per week
  • Pet deposit: CAD 500 per stay
  • Pet fee: CAD 50 per pet, per night
  • Firewood fee: CAD 25.00 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties
The seasonal pool will be open from June to September
Pool access available from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or spa tub

Property is also known as

Westwind Inn Lake Buckhorn
Westwind Inn Lake
Westwind Lake Buckhorn
Westwind On The Trent Lakes
Westwind Inn On The Lake Hotel Buckhorn
Westwind Hotel Buckhorn
Westwind Resort Buckhorn
Westwind Inn on the Lake Resort
Westwind Inn on the Lake Trent Lakes
Westwind Inn on the Lake Resort Trent Lakes

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 27 reviews
5 - Excellent 26%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 27 reviews
4 - Good 26%
Rating 3 - Okay. 8 out of 27 reviews
3 - Okay 30%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 27 reviews
2 - Poor 15%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 27 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The staff was great overall but the property could definitely use some upgrades... they have a beautiful spot but it’s stuck back in time.. they can still achieve rustic cottage and give you that lodge feeling... but things are outdated to a fault.. the food could be much better and our room was not clean.. in the time of covid I would expect more.. but we had a dirty washcloth and a water bottle under our bed when we arrived and that was with an upgraded room.. which makes you question the overall cleanliness... and we feel the food should have been included in our $500/night room cost as it wasn’t a fine dining experience at all.. and there was a big patio over looking the water that had old crap furniture and wasn’t open for dining... it would have made the ambience better if they maximized that space...we had a nice stay for the most part and made the best of it, which is easy to do, there’s activities in the day and it’s quiet at night so great for a peaceful retreat, but it would benefit from some room and dining upgrades.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

3/5 Okay

Stayed 6 nights in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The out door areas were lovely. The displays of antiques and general decor were amazing. The one thing in our room that was questionable was the retro (vintage 1984) television. The meals were superb. The handling of the COVID 19 requirements were well done.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Was originally booked for the Monday and it was calling for rain all day. Inga emailed and offered to change the reservation to the next day. This was an amazing gesture and it was greatly appreciated. Had lots of fun
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful spot, great staff. Great food.A peaceful getaway.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020