Ontario's Hidden Gems Exposed - Couples Resort

Ontario's Hidden Gems Exposed - Couples Resort

Fall is one of the most romantic times to travel with your partner.  The air is crisp, colours are changing daily and can be admired from inside a cabin cuddled up by the fireplace with a nice warm drinks or on a fresh stroll on one of the many 17km hiking trails.  So many stunning sites and landscapes to explore, it’s the perfect recipe for a getaway….just the two of you!

We begin our adventure today in one of the most spectacular places to witness the fall colours, by land and water.  This boutique Couples Luxury Resort is located on the shores of Algonquin Park's Galeairy Lake and the Madawaska River, offering endless nature and sports activities any season of the year, pampering spa treatments and gourmet international dishes! 

Couples Resorts is an all-inclusive resort designed for those who need an escape from the hustle and bustle from life’s daily demands, needing some long overdue 1 on 1 time.  If all you are looking to do is kick back and relax in your own private hot tub and enjoying the ambience of the resort, it’s perfect you!  Or for the active couple who like to explore anything and everything, there is plenty of activities! 

Couples enjoying a outdoor hot tub

The Resorts accommodations vary between Opulent Old European to Natural Algonquin Style rooms and cabins, all with Lakefront private Hot Tubs, Jacuzzi's, Wood Burning Fireplaces, Netflix & more!  They have rooms ranging from 1400 sq ft Boutique Chalets to 1000 sq ft Chalets and Villas to 600 sq ft Exotic and Jr Suites.   The Old European Boutique Chateau boasts 16ft vaulted ceilings, 2 sided stone fireplace and each come with a private screened gazebo.  Plus a walkout balcony and outdoor private hot tub.  The Spa Villa has all the luxuries of relaxation, everything you can dream of!  The gorgeous, private, romantic cottage is equipped with so many water indulgences (Outdoor Hot Tub / In-Room Jacuzzi / Sauna / Steam Room / Four Shower Heads) to spoil you. From your gazebo and sun deck listen to the water's waves on the shores edge, watch the trees sway with the breeze and breathe again.  

Image of a interior shot of a room at Couples Resort

There are so many activities to participate in at Couples Resort.  Not only will you witness the stunning fall foliage in Algonquin Park, but if you visit during late fall you will most likely get to see a Moose in it’s natural habitat.  Jump in a canoe and grab your camera for an experience of a life time.  Explore the majestic landscapes and waterfalls around you with a 4 hour paddle excursion. Or maybe rent a motor boat and cast you line to catch Bass, Trout or Pickerel on Galeairy Lake! That’s not all, they have 3 on-site scenic trails that can be explored on foot or on a bike.  Just a short trip from the resort, is a local horse stable that will take you on a wilderness trail ride!  Fall isn’t the only time to experience Algonquin Park.  Couples Resort is open all year round and has something each unique each season to experience.  Check out all the activities

Image of a waterfall

For the full relaxation experience at Couples Resort be sure to visit their Organic Spa.  The full service on-site spa uses only organic spa products in each of the treatments.  Pamper yourselves with a couples massage or maybe just spoil yourself.  Best of all, if you don’t want to leave your room, they can come do a massage right from the comfort of your room! Choose from RMT massages, facials, manicure, pedicures and more.  Check out the full list of services.

Image of a lady getting a hot stone massage

Couple Resort’s packages include Breakfast and a 5 Course dinner served daily right to your door.  It doesn’t get any better than that! Executive Chef, Ronnie Coppens and Culinary Team bring experience and flavours from 3 different continents to deliver stunning 5 course meals daily.  Menus are focused on freshness, seasonal availability and Ontario produced foods. Only the highest quality products enter the kitchen where the team then produces meals and fresh fish is offered daily as one of the Chef's Daily features.  Their expansive experience will tantalize your taste buds

Image a breakfast meal set up on a table in the hotel room

In 2009 Couples Resort embarked on helping do their part in a greener planet.  They implemented a Solar Thermal Collector that has three major advantages - Solar Heating, Solar Water Heating and Solar Hot Water System.  The system will incorporate 6 - 119 gallon (450 L) storage tanks and 24 - 30 tube Solar Thermal Collectors or Solar Evacuated Tube which are ideal for all business, commercial and industrial applications. It will create a total carbon foot print reduction of 48 tons of GHG per year or 960 tons of greenhouse gas reduction over the systems lifespan, which equates to taking 160 cars off the road and planting over 240 acres of trees.

Image of a couple hiking in the woods

Other Hidden Gems Exposed


Killarney Lodge has been offering a unique wilderness experience in the heart of Algonquin Park. Set amongst towering pines on a private peninsula, it's home in the wilderness.  Paddle a canoe from your own log cabin onto a crystal clear lake or explore some of the Park's many walking trails.  Savour the warmth and comfort of their lakeside cabins.  All cabins have their own private deck and come with a canone for your own personal use and exploration!  


Algonquin Cottage Outpost Log Cabin on Kawawaymog Lake at Algonquin Park access # 1, offers solar powered comfort and is ideal for a large family of group of up to 14. With 650 feet of shoreline, 2 docks and a floating sauna, the Cottage Outpost is perfect for those who want first class waterfront and comfortable lakeside cottage accommodation.  Couples love their Algonquin Island Retreat, a tiny private island with cozy cabin offers the ultimate escape for couples


Bartlett Lodge is an oasis of comfort in a naturally wondrous environment. For you, that might mean a lake-view deck and perfect reading chair; it might be a welcoming nap on an inviting king-size bed after a day’s easy paddle. Regardless of your wants and needs, Bartlett defines luxury in nature.  Enjoy fine dining, guided by their philosophy: They believe in truly sustainable farming and using local ingredients whenever possible. They will not use any animals that are not sustainable or caught inhumanely. They feel it is important to understand and respect all facets of the animals and products they use in their kitchen.