We have been renting a cottage for our summer family vacation for 26 years. The first cottage we rented was in Sauble Beach. We have also rented cottages in Southampton as well as Port Elgin. The last few summers, we rented a few different cottages in Port Elgin. We were not pleased at all with the cottage we rented last summer so decided that while we were renting the cottage for two weeks in Port Elgin, that we would go on-line and see what other cottages would be available for the following summer. We looked at 5 different cottages, one being the Bruce Cottage #5 at the Blue Mill Cottages. I went on the website and emailed Karen to see if it would be at all possible to view the Bruce cottage while we were in Port Elgin. She quickly responded to my email and we set up a time to view the cottage. Much to my surprise, when we arrived at Blue Mill Cottages, the property was very well maintained and Dan was cleaning one of the BBQs for the next guests. Karen met us at our car and took us through the Bruce cottage as well as a tour around the property. We had a few questions and Karen was more than happy to answer all of our inquiries. After looking inside the Bruce cottage, we told Karen, book us in! Upon our arrival at the Bruce cottage the following summer, I opened the fridge and to our surprise was a welcoming bottle of wine. What a beautiful touch! The cottage was clean, spacious and very well equipped. There was also a folder with all kinds of information of things to do during our stay. Despite the weather, we had a wonderful week at the cottage. We have two grown children and are very fortunate that they continue to this day, to spend a week at the cottage with us, a family tradition that I hope will continue for many years to come. Next year I am pleased to say that we will be a regular at Blue Mill Cottages.
– Diane and Greig Rosenberg, Cambridge, Ontario
We started a 3 generation family tradition 13 summers ago when we booked our first week of cottage time in Port Elgin. As the grandchildren grew and our needs changed we took a look around to see what we could find that might better suit and lucky for us… we visited Blue Mill and met the lovely Karen. She made us feel comfortable, welcome and right at home and within minutes we were nodding our heads that we had found just what we were looking for! Our 2017 vacation in the new Saugeen cottage was AWESOME! From finding a chilled bottle of wine in the fridge, to bedrooms with closets, well stocked kitchen cupboards with lots of tools, dishes and cooking utensils it didn’t take us long to settle in. The location to the beach and to downtown makes for easy pedestrian travel. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the lake this summer and have already confirmed our reservation for 2018… for 2 weeks this time.. Can’t wait! Thank you Karen and Dan for providing us the opportunity to continue creating family experiences and memories that will last a life time!
– Marilyn Vaux and family
Our family has vacationed at the Blue Mill Cottages for the past five consecutive summers. The children start asking about the cottage at Christmas! It is the first date that we put on our new calendars each January so we can count down the weeks until it’s time to go to the cottage. Our annual family vacation at the Blue Mill Cottages has become a special time that we all look forward to. We enjoy the familiarity of staying at the Bruce cottage the first week in July, where we have established traditions and happy memories to build upon each year.
– Leigh Moore, Hamilton, Ontario
This was our first time at Blue mill cottages/Port Elgin and we LOVED it!! When we first drove up to the property we couldn’t believe it actually looked exactly like the website pictures. It was a very welcoming place to stay in Port Elgin, and the rates were reasonable. Our kids absolutely loved the playground and the amount of space in the yard. They made a lot of friends and lasting memories from those long hours of playing! The Elgin cottage was like a home away from home and we will definitely return next summer. Thank you to Dan and Karen.
– The Abbott Family, Toronto, Ontario
I had the pleasure of a short get-a-way at Blue Mill and was delighted with the accommodations. The proprietors were welcoming and friendly and made every effort to ensure my stay would be pleasant. The cottage was spotless and cozy and the grounds were well kept and inviting with a picnic table and wonderful Muskoka chairs where you could relax and read or enjoy a nice glass of wine. The neighbours were friendly and my Grandchildren really enjoyed socializing in the play area out the back. A great beach only minutes away. I would not hesitate to visit Blue Mill Cottages in the future. To the Calligan’s – Thanks for a wonderful stay!
– Pat Christie, Brantford, Ontario
During our stay at the Blue Mill Cottages, we stayed in the Mill House. The house was perfect for our three families that stayed there. There was more than enough rooms in the house, and the house had everything we needed in it. The property was very large and safe for our children to run around and play in. It was very quiet and relaxing, we loved enjoying our morning coffees on the large outdoor deck while the children played in the yard. The location was perfect, just a few blocks from town, and a few blocks from the beach, which allowed us to walk to both. A special thank you to our hosts Dan and Karen. This will be a place for us to return with our family again each year as we look forward to many more wonderful memories.
– Stefani, Perry Chevalier and family, Brampton, Ontario
Every summer my Family looks forward to staying at Blue Mill Cottages, we’ve begun a tradition, created lasting life long memories and wouldn’t give up our vacation of fun and relaxation for anything. Our cottage is always in mint condition, our hosts Karen and Dan always accomodating and the atmosphere is amazing with the sunsets, lakeside activities and small town hospitality. My Family will continue to vacation at Blue Mill Cottages for many years to come.
– Ed & Heather Dryngiewicz, Cambridge, Ontario
Staying at Blue Mill Cottages is very restful, peaceful and relaxing. Karen and Dan, our hosts, are very accomodating and make our vacation most enjoyable. Wouldn’t miss our week in Port Elgin for anything!
– Ken and Patricia Callaghan, Hamilton, Ontario
We have been visiting Port Elgin for many years, as a couple on our own or with friends or with family. Port Elgin offers everything we could possibly need for both young and old. It is reassuring to know that when we stay at the Blue Mill Cottages we are assured of comfortable, clean, friendly accomodations every time. The cottages are spacious and well equipped, the owners helpful and welcoming. We are looking forward to a huge family reunion this summer in Port Elgin!
– Karen and Dan Johnson, Hamilton, Ontario
We have stayed at the Mill House for four years in a row and it has become a family tradition for us and we hope to be able to stay there for many years to come. The location is perfect for walking to the beach or uptown. The kids love the property and have all the room they need to play hide and seek or tag and we all enjoy the fire pit at night. We would recommend the Blue Mill Cottages to anyone.
– Doug McGhee, Bolton, Ontario
The Huron Blue Mill cottage was full of wonderful memories spent with family. Spacious, light and airy, very clean and lots of room to play games, family discussions and a kitchen better equipped than at home.
– Brenda Haslip, Sarnia, Ontario
We have a great time every year that we come visit Blue Mills Cottages. The kids always have fun and there is so much to do; roasting marshmallows on the fire, hanging out at the beach, talking with other guests, and visiting all the local attractions.
– Jon, Kathie, Lexy and Reese, Grimsby, Ontario