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Ontario's Hidden Gems Exposed - Living Water Resorts

Ontario's Hidden Gems Exposed - Living Water Resorts

This week we take a journey to an area that is a very popular four season destination in Ontario that attracts people from all over the world due to the popularity of Ontario’s best skiing, the world’s largest fresh water beach and for the last 25 years has attracted fans near and far the for the illustrious Elvis Festival! Welcome to the Collingwood and Blue Mountain region!
Ontario's Hidden Gems Exposed - Beachwood Resort

Ontario's Hidden Gems Exposed - Beachwood Resort

We take a journey this week a little further north in the Kawartha’s region to the beautiful, crystal clear shores of Lower Buckhorn Lake. This hidden gem, all season resort has 1400 feet of waterfront shoreline, offering the best of both worlds, experience a ‘Kawartha cottage getaway’ with the amenities of home.
Ontario's Hidden Gems Exposed - Elmhirst's Resort

Ontario's Hidden Gems Exposed - Elmhirst's Resort

The Kawartha Lakes region is mainly comprised of vast fields and rural settings. It hard to believe when you’re driving on roads that are mostly accompanied by fields and fields of farm land that there is a lot of lakes and inlets not too far from you. That seems like the perfect getaway recipe, quiet secluded lakes, fresh fresh fresh farm to table foods and waterfront resort settings that allow you to explore Ontario’s true beauty by land, water and even air!
Ontario's Hidden Gems Exposed - Severn Lodge

Ontario's Hidden Gems Exposed - Severn Lodge

All-inclusive vacations are extremely popular when travelling to somewhere like the Caribbean and Mexico. We all dream of these kind of vacations where you can just relax on the beach and enjoy living the dream! If all you wanted to do is relax on the beach and be waited on hand and foot…you can do that! Did you know that you don’t have to go internationally or even leave your own province to get the same royal treatment? It’s available right here to you in your own backyard….and there are a lot of them! We continue our journey this week exploring these American Plan aka all-inclusive resorts!
Ontario's Hidden Gems Exposed - Fern Resort

Ontario's Hidden Gems Exposed - Fern Resort

The definition of a vacation or vacationing is an extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling. What if there was a place or places where you can spend quality time with your family, where your kids will be entertained for hours and you will be able to relax pool side or lake side knowing that the kids are having the time of their life…better yet, you don’t have to stress about cooking meals, cleaning or anything like that
Ontario's Hidden Gems Exposed - Green Acres Inn

Ontario's Hidden Gems Exposed - Green Acres Inn

This week we travel to the beautiful Prince Edward County region. Our journey begins in Lime Stone City located on the eastern end of Lake Ontario. Lime Stone City got its name from the abundance of heritage buildings that we’re constructed using lime stone in the 17th century. Lime Stone city has also been put on the map by the iconic “true” Canadian band, The Tragically Hip who taught us a lot about Canadian history, hockey and that old checker board floor that most of us have experienced!
Ontario's Hidden Gems Exposed - Rocky Crest Golf Resort

Ontario's Hidden Gems Exposed - Rocky Crest Golf Resort

We continue our journey this week in the Muskoka region. We begin at a property that boasts 700 acres of natural playground, situated along the rocky outcrops of the Canadian Shield, on the majestic Lake Joseph, featuring an 18-hole championship golf course, various accommodations types - luxury suites, villas, cabins, and cottages and 3 restaurants to choose from. It’s just a short 20 minute drive from its sister property, Sherwood Inn. If you haven’t guessed, we are talking about the popular Rocky Crest Golf Resort!
Ontario's Hidden Gems Exposed - Sherwood Inn

Ontario's Hidden Gems Exposed - Sherwood Inn

This region is perfect for any kind social distancing….as it comes naturally! Even when it’s full, it doesn’t feel like it! Having strategically placed Muskoka chairs throughout the property, along the shores of Lake Joseph, it’s perfect for guests finding their own space to in this stunning Muskoka environment. Morning, afternoon, sunset or sunrise, you will be blown away anytime of the day soaking it it’s true beauty….makes for a great social media post to brag about where you vacationing.
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.