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Bala-Hy has seven motel units of varying sizes and three private cottages. Our guests can expect friendly service, clean, well-equipped rooms, and access to our private sandy beach and island. Our cottage guests enjoy access to Bala-Hy’s private sandy beach, with its 875 feet of prime waterfront, access to a public boat launch, bonfire pits, and footbridge to a private island.


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family-owned, family-run

Bala-Hy Motel and Cottages

Bala-Hy Motel and Cottages is a family-owned, family-run business located in the picturesque town of Bala, Ontario. Situated on beautiful Long Lake, we are walking distance from downtown Bala with its many bakeries, boutiques, and antique stores. Our guests can stroll to the renowned Bala Falls and world famous The Kee to Bala concert venue and bar, enjoy a round of golf at one of our local courses, and savour a delicious meal at a celebrated Bala restaurant.

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Since 1952

On Long Lake

Bala-Hy Motel and Cottages date all the way back to 1952, when our founder, Herb Farlie, started the business with three cottages on 10-plus acres of beautiful lakeside land in the picturesque town of Bala, Ontario, deep in the heart of Muskoka. To this day, the Farlie family proudly owns and operates Bala-Hy, led by Herb’s son Rob and his wife Kristan. 

Over those almost seven decades, our customers have come to expect and appreciate the homestyle service they receive as guests at the cottages and motel. We take pride in the number of families who return season after season to spend part of their precious summers with us. Our history as one of the region’s longest-running accommodations is a legacy we cherish.

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