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Ontario's Hidden Gems Exposed - Westwind Inn

Ontario's Hidden Gems Exposed - Westwind Inn

Ontario is made up of a land area of 908,607.67 km squared, over 250,000 lakes, natural wonders, home to the nation’s capital and so much more. No wonder it’s known to be Canada’s most popular province. We might be biased, but we are sure you agree that there is so much to uncover/discover. Being under a global pandemic, it’s a golden opportunity to explore these hidden gems that are right here in our backyard. Places that you may not have thought existed are or these “hidden gems” are so close to your home you may have questioned why you’ve never been there before.
Time to Pamper Yourself

Time to Pamper Yourself

We all need a break—now more than ever. Spas and massage therapy are recognized by the general public and professions as effective health care alternatives. Fortunately, Resorts of Ontario features a number of unique spas, which are immersed in soothing, natural environments throughout the province, where crystal-clear waters, scented forests, a plethora of activities and healthy menus all contribute to a sense of well-being. Ontario resorts and spas are opening their doors and are ready to welcome you back to wellness—year-round
Escape to Cottage Country

Escape to Cottage Country

Summer is here and the wait is over. Shutters are being flung open as resort owners begin to unlock their doors, ready to welcome guests who, after months of isolation, are anxious to enjoy a home away from home and wide-open spaces in a safe, restorative and healthy environment that respects safe-distancing protocols. It’s time to head off to Ontario’s cottage country and kickstart the economy by supporting local businesses.
Our Shutters Are Open!

Our Shutters Are Open!

Our Resorts are starting to open their shutters again and look forward to welcoming you and your family. With our wide open spaces and natural environments, our resorts offer great escapes through all spectacular four seasons.
Fashion and the Hospitality Industry

Fashion and the Hospitality Industry

Guests may not realize how intertwined the fashion and hospitality industries are. Actually, in the hospitality industry, fashion influences a hotel’s or resort’s interior décor, amenities, restaurant menu, floral arrangements, art on display and, yes, uniforms.
The Fun Factor

The Fun Factor

Children live in a constant state of play. Adults, not so much. Endless pressures to stay on top of our responsibilities seem to stack our decks toward serious and stressful living. Could it be we take ourselves far too seriously?
2020 Golf Season is Here!

2020 Golf Season is Here!

2020 Golf Season is here! When the announcement came through last week, golf course were more than thrilled to begin their seasons – what incredible weather they had for it! Naturally during this pandemic, everything has changed and so has the golf game. What does this “new normal” golf season look like and how it’s been built into the golf game – let us tell you!
Pride of Place and Taste

Pride of Place and Taste

Mother Nature blessed our Canadian landscape with acres upon acres of fertile soil. Ontario alone produces over 50 kinds of vegetables and fruit, meats, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, legumes, honey, maple syrup and wine. For this, we are eternally grateful.
The Secret Sauce Revealed

The Secret Sauce Revealed

While location is a major factor in real estate, in the end, our hearts tell us which “home” is best for us. How it makes us feel is the secret sauce. And so it is when we are seeking a vacation destination. Ideally, it includes four essential elements: water, earth, fresh air and fire for warmth.
Traditions

Traditions

In troubled times, we naturally turn to family, friends and the familiar. We all find solace in rituals and traditions, such as structure and routine, faith-based activities, sharing meals together, lighting a fireplace or candles, and music. And, of course, let us not forget the annual family vacation.
Tell Me A Story

Tell Me A Story

Storytelling is unique to humans. We are the only species capable of telling stories, not only about ourselves but about all the other species on Earth as well.
COVID-19: A message from Resorts of Ontario

COVID-19: A message from Resorts of Ontario

We find ourselves in challenging and uncertain times. With information rapidly changing daily we’ve seen an impact on travelers and the entire travel industry. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the families and people who have been affected by this virus. Our gratitude is extended to the healthcare/ emergency workers /retail staff on the front line to provide services for Canadians.