Frequently Asked Questions

4 Paws InnDo you allow pets?

Sorry no pets allowed. Our site does provide information about nearby kennels.

If you don't want to leave your dog or cat at home, you can board it at the Four Paws Inn only 15 minutes drive from the resort. Although we have pets of our own and love them, most guests prefer that we maintain this policy.

Four Paws Inn is only 15 minutes drive from Blue Water Acres and is a wonderful boarding alternative to boarding your pet in the city. Here they can lap up the fresh air and beauty of their own fun-filled pet-style Muskoka vacation. Four Paws Inn was designed with features in mind to ensure a safe clean environment for your pets while they are away from home. Dogs are individually exercised four times a day on trails and large fenced outdoor yards. You can also take your pet with you on your daily excursions away from the resort. Your dog will love a trip to Algonquin Park. Remember however, that you may not bring your pet back to Blue Water Acres, no matter how well behaved or trained it is.

To make arrangements at Four Paws Inn, call Andre and Marian Valentine at: 705-789-8302 or contact them online at

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex, debit card or cash. Payment is due on arrival.

Can I check in early?

Check in time is 4:00 PM. Arriving a couple hours early is not a problem, you are welcome to use the resort facilities while you wait for your cottage to become available.

Can I check out late?

Check out time is 10:00 AM. To ensure the cottage is ready for any incoming guests we ask that you adhere to current check out times. You are welcome to stay at the resort for a couple hours and use the facilities after checking out of your cottage.

What is your cancellation policy?

Your deposit will be refunded if cancellation is made a minimum of 28 days prior to your scheduled date of arrival, or if space is resold, subject to a $30.00 cancellation fee. There is no refund for early departure.

Do the cottages have phones?

The cottages do not have phones. Over the years our guests have indicated a preference of not having phones in the cottages. There is access to payphones at the resort. Guests also have access to the internet and their email from a computer provided in our lobby. Guests in fractional cottages can obtain a VOIP phone from the office for a nominal fee. Guests can also use their own cell phones.

Do you have Internet available?

Internet is available in all of the fractional cottages. Those staying in our Traditional Cottages have access to internet from our office.

Will my cell phone work there?

Cell phone service is available in the area. Reception in and around the resort is generally reported as average to good.

How far are you from Algonquin Park?

Blue Water Acres is located about 26km (20 minute drive) from the West gate of Algonquin Park. It is 60km through the Park to the East gate

Do you have cribs and high chairs available?

We do have pack and plays and high chairs available for you to borrow free of charge. Please let us know prior to your arrival to ensure availability.

Is smoking permitted in the cottages?

No smoking is permitted in the cottages but you may smoke outside on your deck or patio.

How is Blue Water Acres for Handicap Access?

Cottages and resort facilities are distributed in an area covering about 30 acres. Roadways and walkways are gravel and may be uneven. Some cottages and all main buildings have wheel chair ramps. Although we've had many guests with wheel chairs, bathroom doorways are less than 36 inches in width. Guests requiring wheel chairs will need some assistance from a companion to enjoy resort facilities. Seniors generally have no difficulty getting around the resort.

How far away is the nearest medical facility?

Hospital facilities are located about 18km (15 minute drive) from Blue Water Acres in the town of Huntsville.


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