Overview of Northwinds Motel

Photo gallery

Guest reviews

3.7 / 5Good
86 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking


What's nearby

Popular LocationLion's Head Lighthouse5 min drive
Popular LocationBlack Creek Provincial Park6 min drive
Popular LocationLion's Head Provincial Nature Reserve6 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

Free cancellation on all rooms

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

    Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    Show details
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    Show details
  • Apartment, 4 Bedrooms

    Apartment, 4 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 12
    Show details

About this area

Lion's Head

Northwinds Motel is located in Northern Bruce Peninsula. Lion's Head Lighthouse is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Bruce Peninsula and Lake Huron. Our guests appreciate the motel's quiet location.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lion's Head Lighthouse - 5 min drive
  • Black Creek Provincial Park - 6 min drive
  • Lion's Head Provincial Nature Reserve - 6 min drive
  • Dyers Bay Boat Launch - 24 min drive
  • Dyer's Bay Beach - 25 min drive

About this property

Northwinds Motel

Motel with free parking, walk to Bruce Peninsula
Free self-parking and free WiFi in public areas are available at this smoke-free motel. All 8 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and microwaves, plus free WiFi and satellite TV. Guests will also find coffee/tea makers, ceiling fans and showers. Limited housekeeping is available.
Northwinds Motel offers 8 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a ceiling fan. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with satellite channels. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Family friendly


Guest services

Front desk (limited hours)
Housekeeping (limited)




Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Ceiling fan




Satellite channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker



Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types

American Express

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Property is also known as

  • Northwinds Motel Ferndale
  • Northwinds Ferndale
All reviews

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Window blind needs to be repaired and sink needed a stopper. Otherwise room was adequate and average for the area.

Stayed 4 nights in Oct. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Booked the whole of the second floor for a night. Good proximity to Lion's head. Within walking distance to great star gazing spots along the 45th Parallel road. 35min drive to the parking spaces nearest to The Grotto. Staff was extremely accommodating to our late (after sunset) check in request and was willing to let us do self check out. Only gripe I have is that there's a stairway entrance to the second floor that feels less secure given that the dead bolt secured main entrance is just steps away.

Stayed 1 night in Sep. 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness
  • Disliked: Staff & service, amenities

The shower has so much pressure and no spray...just a jet of water streaming at you. No shampoo provided

Stayed 1 night in Sep. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

This is a small, basic motel but well maintained. There is no " front desk" but rather a phone link to the owner, who was informative and helpful.

Stayed 2 nights in Sep. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Clean and quiet, and a short drive into Lion’s Head and other attractions in the area

Stayed 3 nights in Sep. 2019