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Saucy Willow Inn

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Please note that this guide was last updated over ten years ago (2003), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Chris and Catharine Kersteman
6 Nipissing St, Coboconk, Ontario

Tel: + 1 705-454-1218
No cell number available
Tel: + 1 705-454-9503

This fresh, airy house was renovated – well, virtually completely rebuilt - by previous owner Penny Johannson and a motley crew of builders from her cottage base next door. The result, solely for guests, is fabulous.....

.... The ten-month project saw the charming original features of the building like the balconies, fireplaces and wooden floors retained and restored, but all possible modern wants, needs and luxuries were also catered for. Upstairs, large bedrooms with white-painted floorboards and luxurious linen are deeply restful. Difficult decisions have to be made: a private balcony or a double whirlpool tub? Downstairs a sitting room, filled with opulent, comfortable sofas and chairs clustered around a log fireplace, opens into a large hall and out onto a sunny verandah where breakfasts are served on warm summer days. Rainy day options are provided by the games room with its pool table, DVDs, widescreen TV and surround sound stereo system. The sleepy town’s population grows from 600 to 5,000 in summer, and Chris and Catharine, who have boundless energy, are always willing to answer guests' questions about the history of the inn. Gardens slope down to the River Gull where the willow is looking a little dishevelled due to a couple of harsh storms and over-exuberant "Edward Scissorhands"-style pruning, but it’s saucy enough to battle on. Kayaks, canoes and boat moorings available. Also, self-catered 3-bedroom cottages available.





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Symbols: No Smoking    Off-street Parking    Children Welcome    Meals Can Be Provided    Swimming in Pool/Sea/River    Good Hiking or Walking    Full Wheelchair Facilities    
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Rooms: 6: 1 queen with queen sofa bed, 3 queens, 1 king, 1 twins, 2 ensuite showers, 1 private bath and shower, 1 private shower.
Price: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Full breakfast included.
Directions: Travelling north through Coboconk on Hwy 35, turn left onto Albert St and look out for the large sign on the left.

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