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.

Just 20 minutes north of Peterborough and a couple of hours from Toronto, Beachwood Resort is the perfect place for your next vacation!

Beachwood Resort has been welcoming guests for over 90 years. Built in 1926 by the Beach family from Ohio, the family operated it as a seasonal fishing camp open for July and August only, catering to Beach’s American friends. The lodge was built first and then 10 cottages along the shore were added over the years.  In 1944, Harry and Florence Morgan purchased the lodge along with their two sons, Frederick and Richard, they continued to operate it as a fishing destination.   In 1971, Karen and Fred (Frederick) took over the operations together with their three children, Steve, David and Krista, to continue the tradition. Over the years cottages and lodge rooms were renovated and condos were added. Guests now had choices regarding menu items and meal plans and the new name became Beachwood Resort.  Today, the tradition and legacy continues at Beachwood Resort.  The Morgan’s continue to serve the guests. You will find Krista in the office, Dave on the grounds, Karen in the kitchen and the gardens. Steve and Richard are close by to help when needed. A new generation of Morgan’s can be found cleaning the boats, raking the beaches, and helping in the kitchen. They truly are a family resort that caters to families.  They stand and live by their mission statement “We treat people the way we would like to be treated!”. 

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Beachwood Resort has 30 units varying in size from quaint lodge rooms to large lakeside cottages that sleep 12 and a main lodge with stunning room views of Lower Buckhorn Lake.  With that variety of accommodations, it’s perfect for families of any size, fishing groups, girls getaways, small families or anyone needing a vacation! 

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Beachwood Resort has so many amenities for you to explore while vacationing.  Breathing some of the freshest air and exercise has so many health benefits in just a simple hike in the woods or indulging in Forest Bathing.  Take a walk, run, hike, bike on the 5km marked trail or go bird watching in the 330 acres of majestic forest on the property.  If you simply want to relax, lounge in a Lakeside chair and hear all the sounds of nature.  For the kids, Beachwood is really just one big playground. From the heated pool to spacious grounds, there’s room to roam and explore, providing the perfect setting for that northern getaway.

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Frederick’s at Beachwood’s restaurant features fine country cuisine prepared daily from Chef Michael Henson and his team, serving stunning dishes for all meals of the day! While dining, enjoy the breath taking panoramic views of Lower Buckhorn Lake from your table.  There is nothing more exquisite than good wine, great food, cheerful service and a superb view. After you’ve enjoyed a delicious diner, sitting by the fireplace and relaxing after a fine meal is good for the soul!

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The resorts majestic back drop makes the perfect location for anyone looking to celebrate their special day.  Nothing more would leave your guest in awe than watching you tie the knot amongst the Kawartha’s true beauty.  Everything is right there on site, accommodations, meals, reception hall and more!   Let Beachwood help you celebrate your special day by making it unforgettable! 

Image of a couple who got married sitting on the dock

Experience the true beauty and hospitality from the Morgan family at Beachwood Resort.  Experience the difference! 



More Hidden Gems Exposed

Southview Cottages has been welcoming guests from across North America for over 70 years.  The third generation owners truly understand and appreciate the meaning of the traditional Canadian family cottage experience.  Southview Cottages has over 1800 feet of shoreline and 50 acres of scenic countryside on the North Shore of Rice Lake. All cottages are on the water’s edge viewing 6 lush islands and breath-taking sunrises.  Perfect for a fishing getaway or simply some family fun! 

Blue Mountain Lodge in the Kawarthas is a seasonal, secluded family cottage resort nestled among the tall pines that overlook beautiful Lake Kasshabog.  This is the perfect spot for intimate family vacations, fishing getaways or a quiet retreat for couples needing a break from the hustle and bustle.  

Pigeon Lake Resort is located on beautiful Pigeon Lake in the Kawartha region.  This all-season resort property offers everything you will need for a most fulfilling vacation - over 1000 feet of waterfront with a sandy beach area, water sport rentals (canoe, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and more), fishing and so much more! Cottages range in size from 2 – 4 bedrooms with waterfront cottage options that provide access to your own dock!