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!   

We begin our adventure in the very popular Muskoka region.  Erected in the mid 1800’s this Main Lodge building served as one of the headquarters for the Georgian Bay Lumber Company. The coastal waters along the shores of Georgian Bay and the many inland lakes and rivers, served as major transportation routes for the logs to reach the mills where they were then cut into lumber and shipped to nearby markets in Southern Ontario and Northern United States.  In 1928 William H. “Bill” Breckbill, a recent high school graduate, began working summers at Severn Lodge.  He worked his way through various positions and eventually became the general manager. Then, in the fall of 1936 Bill purchased it, thus beginning his lifelong love affair with Severn Lodge. The love Bill and Jeanne had for Severn Lodge was passed on to their sons and will continue for generations to come as they keep the Severn Lodge legacy going.  For over 150 years the Breckbill family has been welcoming guests to enjoy the magnificent beauty and serenity of Severn Lodge’s idyllic Muskoka lake country.  It’s has attracted vacationers seeking refuge from their daily routine. The air is clean, the water is crystal clear, the stars are bright, and the sunsets spectacular! 

Image of a family sitting in Muskoka chairs on the waterfront

Severn Lodge is located in the southern part of the Muskoka Lake District near Georgian Bay and the hamlet of Port Severn and encompasses over 100 acres of property with 2000 feet of pristine waterfront!  It is situated in a quiet sheltered bay on the northern shores of Gloucester Pool, the western most lake of Ontario’s historic Trent Severn Waterway and overlooks a spectacular array of picturesque pine clad islands. The view is simply breathtaking, and it is difficult to believe that the resort is just a short distance from the greater Toronto area.

Image of a family sitting in Muskoka chairs on the waterfront

Severn Lodge, guests have exclusive use of many exciting resort activities and extensive recreational facilities.  Everything from award-winning children’s programs will keep the kids entertained, to fishing from a boat or on the shore, water activities - water skiing, SUP, canoes, kayaks and even a water obstacle course! Hit the trails on a mountain bike or on foot, play tennis, take a Sea Plane tour, or just relax on the beach for some much needed relaxation!  There’s so much to do!  The Lakefront Lodge features all the amenities one would expect to find at a first class Muskoka resort. 

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Severn Lodge has a reputation for delicious foods, popular wines, and gracious country hospitality.  Their menu features fresh, high quality, and healthy choices influenced by regional and international dishes that have been carefully selected to leave you in awe! They are meticulously prepared by our executive chef and his team.  

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All resort accommodations are in buildings surrounding the Main Lodge and have a view of the magnificent waterfront. There are resort (hotel style) rooms for couples and smaller families and 2 bedroom units for larger families.  All are available with all-Inclusive packages that include meals, use of most resort recreation facilities, summertime supervised kids activities and evening entertainment.  There are cottages and suites with kitchens for that added flexibility of eating in or dining out. Packages for those accommodations features the above but without the meals….but let’s face it, you might as well get the all-inclusive option and not have to worry about a thing! 

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Just recently, Severn Lodge has been awarded and recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best award winner for Top 25 Hotels for Families in Canada.  This award and recognition is based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners exemplify travelers’ ultimate favorite, top 1% of hospitality businesses around the globe.

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“The reviews and opinions of our guests have helped us to constantly improve. Special thanks to everyone for your support”, said Gary Don, Assistant General Manager of Severn Lodge.

“Winners of the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards should be proud of this distinguished recognition” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “Although it’s been a challenging year for travel and hospitality, we want to celebrate our partners' achievements. Award winners are beloved for their exceptional service and quality. Not only are these winners well deserving, they are also a great source of inspiration for travelers as the world begins to venture out again.”


More All-Inclusive Resort Properties

Bartlett Lodge has been creating memories for Algonquin visitors since 1917. Located on Cache Lake, the magic begins the moment you enter one of the two park gates. Park your car on their shoreline and board the ‘freighter canoe’ for the short ride to their Lodge. From that moment on, you’re closer than you ever dreamed possible to Algonquin’s history, the inspiration for Canadian impressionists, wildlife and the sense of calm that is part of every experience you have.

Couples Resort is a 5-STAR Luxury Resort for couples who need to escape from the bustle, needing a calming and rejuvenating getaway. Located in Algonquin Park, all year round nature, sports activities, and pampering spa treatments, followed by decadent gourmet dining by their International Chefs will leave you refreshed, relaxed and energized.

Loughborough Inn is one of Ontario’s luxury resorts located on pristine Loughborough Lake and only minutes from Kingston and the 1000 Islands offering you exclusive access to a variety of Kingston area attractions. Plus exquisite hiking trails and some of the best fishing in Ontario! There is much more to Loughborough Inn than great fishing. Enjoy family, fun times, fabulous sunsets in a relaxing atmosphere only available in Ontario.

Now that you know there are so many all-inclusive resorts, why not consider your next trip to an all-inclusive resort right here in your own backyard, no planning required, just show up and be treated like royalty!