THE DUDLEY INN
The Dudley Inn is only a two-hour drive from the Greater Toronto Area allowing you to immerse yourself in the plush forest and serene lake vistas of Muskoka. Once settled in your spacious comfortable room, the popular township of Bala is just a short two-minute drive down the road.
Our quaint Muskoka Inn is an excellent launch point for adventures across the region from Port Carling to Gravenhurst and Lakes Muskoka, Joseph, and Rosseau. Peace and quiet make it the perfect place to unwind. Removed from the main road by a grand lawn and trees, the seven-acre grounds offer access to beautiful nature walks and bike rides.
Built in the ‘80s and renovated in 2022/2023, the owners balanced nostalgia with modern amenities. The six room boutique motel is made from Poplar trees harvested on the property. This creates a rustic feel inside and out of the comfortable rooms. That’s why the property keeps a tradition of regular guests who consider The Dudley Inn their special annual getaway.
The rural township with a population of only 700, it enjoys some of the most popular sites the area has to offer, including the Bala Falls, Windsor Park, and Jaspen Park. Established in 1868, the town is known as the Cranberry Capital of Ontario and has hosted the popular Cranberry Festival for over 35 years featuring music, food, and local products. Generally conducted in October, the event draws nearly 15,000 people over a two-day weekend. Catering to summer tourism, the town has some well-rated restaurants with nice views and great service, as well as a winery nearby. With so many sights, quaint shops, and companies offering adventures across the area, visitors have plenty of choices for fun.
The Muskoka region is made up of over 1600 lakes with a long history. First mentioned by European explorers in 1615, it has an indigenous verbal history reaching back thousands of years and a geological history of nearly 1.5 billion years.
Originally pronounced Musconka or Musquakee, the name Muskoka is thought to have come from the name of a Chippawa tribe chief named Mesqua Ukee meaning “not easily turned back in the day of battle.” Muskoka is home to three sovereign nations: Wahta Mohawks First Nations, Moose Deer Point First Nation, and the Moon River Métis.
Muskoka spans six townships and is part of the region known as “cottage country.” Renowned for beautiful views, spectacular fall leaves, world-class fishing, and some of the best golfing Ontario has to offer. The Dudley Inn is located within a 20-minute drive of 15 beautiful golf courses.
If fishing is what you’re after, Walleye and Northern Pike up to 20-25 lbs are not uncommon. There are several fishing tournaments throughout the year, so grab your gear and we’ll see you here! Once you’ve launched your boat, we have ample space to park your trailer during your stay at Dudley’s.