With international travel on hold right now, many people are still eager to get back out and explore once again. Often times some of the most incredible places in our own backyard are often overlooked. You don’t need to head south to get a true resort experience though! We’ve listed some of our favourite Ontario resorts, country inns, and spas perfect for a change of scenery! Get away for a week or even a weekend whenever it fits your schedule as many of these resorts are open year round. As a full service travel agency our team are here to to help arrange your next stay-cation!
Since 1896, Deerhurst has welcomed generations of vacationers to Muskoka! This pristine resort is located just over two hours and two turns from the GTA. It is only minutes from the tourist-oriented town of Huntsville, the world-famous Algonquin Provincial Park and Arrowhead Provincial Park. Play a round of golf or relax lakeside with the family. With easy 4-lane highway access from all directions, this is a great resort to get away for a weekend with family and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
The Rosseau is Canada’s first JW Marriott Resort & Spa, located in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario’s “cottage country”. This luxury hotel welcomes guests to natural, unspoiled surroundings and is set on a granite bluff overlooking tranquil Lake Rosseau. Only two and a half hours north of the GTA and a great resort to stay and relax.
Blue Mountain Resorts
Summer has a way of sneaking up on you and can quickly become a “blink and you’ll miss it” season. This year, make the most of your summer days at Blue Mountain. From active families, to sun-seekers, to those in need of a little R&R – Blue has an adventure or activity for everyone. Check out one of their signature attractions and discover the thrill-seeker in you. If you’re looking for something more laid back, you can spend the afternoon browsing the shops and events in the unique pedestrian village. Whatever your preference, make time this season to welcome summer back to Blue. Only 90 minutes away from Toronto and just over 2 hours from the Durham Region.
Close to Toronto, but yet set in idyllic grounds surrounded by nature, The Briars is truly “Another World on Lake Simcoe”. A place with history and charm, which you can enjoy in every glorious season. The Briars can be the perfect destination for your next staycation! Experience its Victorian style atmosphere and character which will take your breath away with its truly inspiring vintage interiors, gorgeous gardens and serene waterfront.
Bayview Wildwood is a perfect all-inclusive midweek & weekend getaway in Ontario. This Muskoka Resorts getaway includes lakeside accommodation and meals. It also includes family programs and fun seasonal activities including Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Golfing and Outdoor entertainment. There is fun for the whole family at Bayview Wildwood!
The most romantic Inn in Muskoka, Sherwood Inn is the ultimate Ontario resort destination for couples and those who appreciate gracious hospitality, luxurious pampering and sublime tranquility in a spectacular nature setting. Sherwood Inn offers its guests an authentic traditional Muskoka resort experience like no other. Their elegant lakeside Inn on Lake Joseph is open year-round, so guests can enjoy the beauty of Muskoka in all four seasons.
Hockley Valley Resort, a boutique resort just 45 minutes north of the GTA. This is a great resort to plan a getaway and enjoy a fantastic night’s sleep in one of only 104 guestrooms. Experience culinary genius in their on-site restaurants, relax and recharge in their 8, 000 sq. ft. full-service spa, and enjoy their 18-hole championship golf course!
Horseshoe Resort is a family friendly Ontario ski and golf resort offering four seasons of fun, conveniently located just over an hour north of Toronto and 20 minutes from Barrie. Guests can escape to the peaceful surroundings of Horseshoe Valley, experience a variety of outdoor activities and enjoy delicious food and beverage options. This is ideal for fun-filled family summer vacation!
Couples Resort – Algonquin Park
Couple Resorts is located on the shores of Galeairy Lake in Algonquin Park. This resort is surrounded with breathtaking wilderness, pure fresh air, secluded forests, pristine waters, an abundance of sunny days and a blanket of stars at night. Those of you who need to escape from the bustle will find this resort calming and rejuvenating. There are unlimited activities will keep the adventurer active all year round or you can just relax too if that’s more your speed.
Ste Anne’s Spa
This 1800’s heritage fieldstone country castle is located on a quiet country road in the heart of Northumberland’s rolling countryside. It is only 90 minutes from downtown Toronto and less than an hour from the Durham region! From the moment you arrive, you will see that this health and wellness spa is different than others. St. Annes encourages you to stay all day in one of their plush bathrobes, embrace your spa hair and just be yourself! Enjoy the charm of an old world setting while you heal with rest and rejuvenation.
You deserve to feel special and thats exactly how the staff treat you from the moment you enter this sanctuary. Northumberland Heights spa is only 90 minutes from downtown Toronto and less than an hour from the Durham Region. Their staff will ensure you have a memorable experience. They offer everything from relaxing spa treatments and massages to yoga & meditation. This is the ultimate place to unwind over a weekend and rejuvenate your soul.
Ontario wants to be your hospitality host this summer and we are here to help! Contact us if you have any questions! We look forward to booking your summer vacation soon!