Resorts Are An Essential Service

Resorts Are An Essential Service

Ontario Resorts have been offering four season vacations delivering quality, service and dependability for many, many years.  Our unique privately and corporately owned resorts, lodges cottages and Inns have been providing vacations and getaways for you, your families and friends providing rich and carefree memories.  The adventures and fun that was had at the resorts are the foundation of your stories, reminiscing on the “good ol’ days”

As we are all well aware, as a result of the Ontario Government State of Emergency and the Stay-at-Home Order, issued on January 14th, Resorts are considered an essential service.  What this means is that due to regulations, guests are welcome for those needing to isolate, quarantine or for an essential worker needing a place to stay (whether a medical or construction worker).  

Here is a list of Resorts who are open;

Algonquin Cottage Outpost Log Cabin 

Bayview Wildwood Resort

Beachwood Resort

Big Moose Camp Resort

Bondi Village Resort

Burleigh Falls Inn

Calabogie Peaks Resort

Couples Resort

Deerhurst Resort

Eganridge Resort, Country Club & Spa

Elm Hurst Inn & Spa

Frontenac Club Kingston

Georgian Bay Hotel & Conference Centre

Grand Tappattoo Resort

Green Acres Inn

Hockley Valley Resort

Isaiah Tubbs Resort & Conference Centre

JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa

Lake Herridge Lodge

Living Water Resort & Spa

Lone Pine Inn

Muskoka Beer Spa

Ogopogo Resort

Pigeon Lake Resort

Pine Vista Resort

Ramada Jacksons Point Resort

Royal Harbour Resort

Sandy Lane Resort

The Gananoque Inn & Spa

The Village Inn

The Waring House

Walker Lake Resort

Westwind Inn on the Lake

White Oaks Resort & Spa


While several resorts have remained open and provide accommodations for those in need, some resorts have made the decisions to temporarily close during this period of lock down.  If you are in need of accommodations, reach out to your local resort to see if they are open. 

Resorts are keen to play their part responsibly during the pandemic and we know that there is good news on the horizon, with both getting the pandemic under control, widespread vaccination so we can start to see the light at the end of this long tunnel.  When the time is right, we will be able to explore our vast lakes, natural wonders, wide open spaces and so much more, that are right here in our backyard. No wonder it’s known to be Canada’s most popular province.  Until then, let’s all do our part and #stayhomeON!  Resorts look forward to re-opening their shutters and welcoming you back for the great range of experiences and services we are known for.  

Resorts of Ontario from the beginning developed and equipped Ontario Resorts with a comprehensive risk mitigation plan developed expressly for the safety of resort employees and resort guests.  Our resorts have prepared their operations over weeks and months assuring guests of an environment which is safe, secure and dependable.  With the reputation of serving guests for over a century, Resorts of Ontario provides the promise of time honored memorable vacations.  We offer “Made from Ontario”  hospitality and experiences for your family and friends.

Image of a safe travel stampResorts of Ontario along with many of our resort members are delighted to announce we’ve been awarded the #SafeTravels Stamp. The Safe Travels Stamp is an international symbol designed to allow travellers to recognize governments and companies around the world, which have adopted health and hygiene, standardized protocols – so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’.  

Resorts of Ontario have built up strong relationships over the last 79 years with not only Resorts but the bond we have developed with our customers. Whether you’re a new or returning guest, we love hearing from you, your stories and memories you have experienced at our Resorts.   We value your business and will keep you updated with ongoing news and updates, as we all eagerly wait to spend time with family and friends at resort destinations right here in our wonderful Province.  Over the next several weeks we are planning to introduce quizzes and scavenger hunts on our website that you can do from home – stay tuned, more details to come! 

In Ontario resort spirit , how would you like to win a $500 Resorts of Ontario Gift Certificate and a chance for your winning photograph to be featured in Resorts of Ontario Great Escapes annual magazine?   Resorts of Ontario will be holding a photo challenge contest starting January 25th!  Simply share a photo of your favourite places and experiences to Go Resorting in Ontario and tell us in a brief paragraph why in a 150 characters or less.  Contest closes February 25th, 2021.  Head to our Facebook page for contest rules and how to enter on January 25th, 2021.

Let’s keep the Ontario Resort Spirit alive and soon, we will be able to open for leisure travel and we’ll be ready with open arms to welcome you back! #resortspirit  

Also, don’t forget to get your free copy of our Great Escapes Guide to start planning ahead.  The new guide is expected to roll out in spring 2021.  Click here if you would like to pre-order a FREE copy of the NEW Great Escapes Experience Gift Guide!

Plus be sure to enter to win $500 Go Resorting Gift Certificate in our Winter Contest.  Gift certificates can be used for dining, skiing, spa, accommodations and so much more!  Best of all, they don’t expire!    


 “We need each other.  Be helpful.  Be patient.  Be tolerant.  All of us are a little bit on edge.  These are strange times and strange times call for strange measures.  Kindness is a superpower that we all possess.” ~ Jann Arden