Vacations in Resort Country


Resorts of Ontario is your guide to the best in resort accommodations in Ontario. Learn about what our many member resorts have to offer. Our website is full of useful information to help plan your Ontario resort getaway. Research your holiday in Ontario by season, region or vacation experience. Discover Ontario's seven tourist regions and what makes each destination a great place to visit. Search for an Ontario resort by experience. You will find a variety of specialty vacations and a wide selection of resorts that focus on popular Ontario holiday activities, such as golf vacations or fishing holidays. Some resorts cater to a particular clientele, providing vacation accommodations tailored to suit romantic couples retreats, seniors' tours or family vacations. With Resorts of Ontario, you will find the right resort, lodge or country inn for a perfect vacation in Ontario.

This is the place to find everything you need to plan an amazing vacation in Ontario, a spectacular resort wedding, group event, corporate retreat or conference at an Ontario resort. We have resort packages of every description, including mid-week escapes, romantic couple's packages, weekend getaways, and more. Plan your Ontario spring getaway or family summer vacation with us. We have cottage resorts, inns, lodges, and full-service resorts to suit every taste and budget. Please check out our hot vacation deals to find special value packages and last minute deals.

Ontario is large and widely diverse and Resorts of Ontario represents some of the best Ontario resort properties across the province. Ontario has seven distinct geographic regions; Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto, Niagara Falls, Northern Ontario, Ottawa, South Western Ontario. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway in Ottawa or a family resort vacation in Muskoka, you will find distinctively unique Resorts of Ontario accommodation properties in all regions of Ontario.

They say variety is the spice of life and you won't be disappointed with our resorts as you might find yourself hiking up a remote wilderness trail one moment and sitting down to a gourmet dinner watching the sun set behind lofty lakeside pines the next moment.

In Ontario you will discover some of the world's most spectacular natural wonders including the mighty Niagara Falls and Niagara Escapement, four of the five Great Lakes, the Thousand Islands, Georgian Bay and Manitoulin Island. Ontario is home to over one hundred provincial and national parks, including Bruce Peninsula National Park, Fathom Five National Marine Park, Ouimet Canyon, Presqu'ille, Sandbanks, Killarney, Bon Echo, Polar Bear, Point Pelee and Algonquin Provincial Parks, to name just a few. As well, Ontario's world class cities, charming small towns and villages offer a wealth of exciting attractions including Canada's Wonderland, Ontario Place, The Royal Ontario Museum, The Science Centre, The National War Museum, Science North and Dynamic Earth, Huronia Historical Parks, Fort William Historical Park, the Royal Botanical Gardens, The Muskoka Wharf and the Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve.

Ontario offers bountiful fishing, some of the world's most challenging golf, white water rafting, wilderness canoeing, hundreds of beaches including the world's longest freshwater sand beach, dog sledding, snowmobiling, world class downhill and cross country skiing and a wide variety of other outdoor activities. Certainly a great opportunity for adventure accompanied by our unbelievable selection of Ontario vacation resorts - each with its own unique charm offering the best in guest services and quality rental accommodations.

Many resorts have on site conference, convention and meeting facilities. Our resorts often specialize in weddings, honeymoon vacations and weekend escape packages.

Discover Ontario and let Resorts of Ontario guide you to your perfect lakeside vacation oasis.

Resorts of Ontario provides a one stop directory and information source to help you plan and get the most out of your next Ontario resort getaway, business function, Ontario vacation, Ontario conferences or Ontario resort wedding. This is the place to learn about Ontario's distinctive vacation areas, and the many fabulous inns, resorts and lodges that will do their most to make your stay with them one to remember. We offer a wide array of colourful and informative guides to help you select an Ontario resort or country inn that will fulfill all of your requirements, for business or pleasure. Publications such as our Great Escape guide, Spring Getaways guide, Ontario Meetings and Special Events publication, to name but a few, put Ontario's best resorts and lodges at your finger tips. Request one of our guides today and let Resorts of Ontario bring the wonders of an Ontario vacation to you. Find out why Ontario resorts are a favourite destination for families, couples, seniors and corporate events.

Getaway in Ontario and enjoy everything that this beautiful province has to offer at one of our fabulous Ontario resorts, inns or lodges. The province of Ontario is large and extremely diverse. Each Ontario destination area is unique and offers a different vacation experience. Let Resorts of Ontario help you plan your next Ontario vacation or Ontario getaway. We have an Ontario resort that is just right for you, with everything that you require to make the most of your vacation. Whether it’s a fun family vacation, a winter escape or a romantic resort weekend that you are seeking, we have a resort property that will fit the bill. The choice is yours. From large luxury resorts to intimate lakeside lodges and secluded cabins in the woods, enjoy a getaway, vacation or retreat at an Ontario resort.

Resorts of Ontario has many member vacation properties that specialize in family vacations, with facilities and services for every member of the family. Whether you are considering a housekeeping cottage resort, a large full service resort, an Ontario lodge, or a traditional lakeside inn, there is family-friendly Ontario resort that is just right for you. Many resorts, both large and small offer some form of children's program, including extensive all day children's programs, arts and crafts programs, supervised children's programs, kid's camp, summer day camp, supervised drop in centres and babysitting services. When on holiday with children, look for resorts with a variety of playground equipment, kid-friendly pools and beaches, and extra fun things like water trampolines. For older children and teenagers, resorts that offer a variety of sport and recreational activities, like tennis, tubing, waterskiing, boating will keep them entertained and happy.

Looking for a little romance? A romantic getaway for two at any one of our many fabulous resorts in Ontario is just a phone call away. If you are celebrating a special occasion, like an anniversary, engagement or wedding, or you simply are taking a break - treat yourself to some quality time together as a couple. Away from the kids and all your worries and cares, an Ontario vacation getaway is your ideal choice. Whether you are looking to vacation by the water at a lakefront resort, or you have your heart set on an intimate country inn, you will be surprised at the number of outstanding Ontario accommodation choices there are for a romantic couples escape.

What could be more romantic than an Ontario resort honeymoon? A honeymoon at an Ontario resort is the perfect way to celebrate your new life together. Whether you chose a romantic rustic cabin for two in the Ontario wilderness or a full service luxury lakeside inn with fine dining and spa services, there is an Ontario resort to suit all tastes and every budget. Lavish honeymoon suites are available at many Ontario lodges, inns and resorts and are extremely popular with not only honeymoon couples, but with any romantic couple looking for comfort, luxury and romance. As well, you will find that many Ontario accommodation properties offer extraordinary honeymoon vacation packages and value-added romance packages. Let Resorts of Ontario help you find the Ontario honeymoon resort that is just right for you.

Let one of our many fine Ontario resorts with conference and meeting facilities take your next conference, convention, meeting, retreat, seminar, or company reunion to the next level. An Ontario conference resort will lend a refreshing and stimulating atmosphere to any corporate function. At an Ontario resort, you and your staff can get down to business in a relaxed and tranquil setting that will feel light-years away for the noise, bustle and distractions of the big city. And after the work is done, you can partake in the many recreational activities that make staying at an Ontario resort so much fun. Finding the ideal venue for your company conference or corporate workshop is easy, as there are a wide variety of Ontario resort properties with conference and meeting facilities, each uniquely different and with much to offer. Some conference and meeting resorts provide complete turnkey corporate event planning with a dedicated conference manager to assist with all the details. If you need to get down to business, why not do it in a beautiful natural setting with an Ontario resort corporate getaway?

The province of Ontario is a vacation paradise, famous for its wealth of tourist attractions and events, breathtaking scenery, pristine lakes and friendly hospitality. This is particularly true for golfers who will find Ontario to be as close as one can get to golf heaven. Five of the top 10 golf courses in Canada are located in Ontario. With more than 725 golf courses to choose from, golfers in Ontario can be assured of variety and challenge. From family-friendly par 3 courses to fabulous championship courses that will test the skills of the most experienced golfer, golf courses in Ontario share one common denominator; spectacular scenery. Book your Ontario resort golf vacation in central Ontario with its stunning wildness vistas of forest, lakes and rocks in area such as Muskoka, Georgian Bay and Haliburton. An Ontario golf getaway at a resort in a more urban setting, like in and around Toronto, London or Ottawa, offers a wide array of golf opportunities, including many top rated golf clubs, as well as countless city attractions. Other wonderful Ontario golf vacation areas that are ideal for any Ontario golf getaway are the Kawarthas, Niagara, Lake Simcoe, and more. Here you will find a quiet and tranquil oasis with a wide variety of nearby golf courses.

For a golf weekend with the boys, a corporate resort golf getaway or a couple's golf escape, spending time at an Ontario resort is a golfer's delight. A golf holiday at any one of our fine Ontario resorts is an ideal way to reconnect with friends, family or business associates while enjoying a friendly game on the links. Virtually all member Resorts of Ontario accommodation properties are located within close proximity to several golf courses, and many of our fine Ontario resorts even boast their own resort golf course. Many of our resorts, inns, lodges and cottage resorts offer special golf packages. Look for stay and play golf packages, value-added golf getaway packages and resort accommodations and golf specials. Your resort golf getaway at a Resorts of Ontario property will always include clean and comfortable accommodations, many attractive resort amenities and great service. You can also take your golf vacation in Ontario to the next level by booking your stay at a Resorts of Ontario accommodation property that offers upgraded amenities, such as exceptional gourmet dining, conference facilities and even luxurious spa services.

Break out from the hum-drum of your everyday routine and treat your family to a dream resort vacation in Ontario. Encompassing quaint lakeside towns, crystal clear lakes, challenging ski hills and majestic natural beauty, Ontario offers vacationers a diverse array of family vacation activities and sights to see. Whether you are looking to take a ski trip holiday, a weekend escape, a midweek getaway or your annual family holiday at the lake, Ontario resorts have the accommodations and facilities to make your family resort holiday ideal. At an Ontario inn or resort, you will find nearby recreation, shopping and attractions, with plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained, 365 days of the year.

Here on the most comprehensive Ontario resort directory on the web, you find everything you need to research, select and book the vacation of your dreams at an Ontario inn, lodge or cottage resort property. Resorts of Ontario information directory includes some of the most popular accommodation properties in Ontario. We feature vacation packages and resort getaways, romantic escapes and resort specials, as well as group packages at Ontario resorts, inns and cottage rental properties. If you are planning to hold your next corporate event at an Ontario conference resort, Resorts of Ontario has a wide selection of many fine resorts, inns and lodges that offer conference and meeting facilities. Resorts of Ontario also features lodges, resorts and inns that specialize in resort weddings and group accommodations.

Get out and enjoy the best that springtime has to offer with an Ontario spring getaway at one of the province's wonderful inns, lodges or cottage resorts. The months of May and June are the perfect time for a romantic couples spring getaway or for a family resort weekend. Spring in Ontario provides plenty of opportunities for hiking, cycling, nature adventures, fishing and golf. Many of our member resorts offer special Ontario resort packages for the spring, including spring golf getaways, fishing packages, adventure packages, spa packages, ATV getaways and spring romance packages, to name just a few.

Take your family on an Ontario resort vacation this year and received terrific value for your vacation dollar. Here in Ontario, there are many family resorts, family lodges and Ontario family cottage resorts to choose from. At Resorts of Ontario, we specialize in Ontario hospitality properties that cater to families on vacation, intergenerational vacations and family getaways. These special Ontario accommodation properties offer a variety of amenities and activities especially geared for families with children and they work hard to ensure that every member of the family enjoys their resort vacation experience. Choose the type of family resort that best suits your needs, from full service resorts, American Plan lodges or housekeeping cottage resorts. Many offer summer children's programs, kid's clubs, kid's camps and special activities for children of all ages.

With more than 400,000 lakes, rivers and streams, that combined, account for approximately 15% of the world's fresh water, is it any wonder that the province of Ontario is one of the top fishing destinations in the world? The diversity of our waterways runs the gamut, from small remote lakes that are icy cold and deep, to huge inland freshwater seas, and, from large wild rushing rivers to small tranquil streams. Ontario offers anglers a wide variety of freshwater sports fishing opportunities. No matter what style of fishing you prefer or what type of fish you are after, there is an Ontario fishing resort or lakeside lodge that will provide everything you need for the Ontario fishing adventure of your dreams. The lakes of Ontario have an enviable variety of freshwater sports fish just waiting to be caught. Here you can fish for northern pike, walleye, muskie, trout, salmon, carp, whitefish and bass. A few species of Ontario fish are some of the biggest in North America, and they are plentiful. Each year, over 8 million walleye are caught. Our muskies can weigh more than 29 kilograms (65 lbs). The largest recorded walleye weighed over 10 kilograms (22.5 lbs). Our many fine lakeside resorts in Ontario present a tremendous range of accommodation styles, facilities and services to suit any budget. Whether you prefer to fish from a canoe or rowboat on a small quiet lake in Haliburton or the Kawarthas, troll the waters of Lake Muskoka or Stoney Lake, ice fish on Lake Simcoe, fly-fish in shallow waters, hire a professional fishing boat charter to hunt for big ones on Georgian Bay, or take a float plan to an isolated Ontario lake, there is an Ontario fishing resort that will help to make your dream fishing vacation come true.

While some may consider a fishing weekend at an Ontario lakefront resort to be the ideal getaway, for others, a lavish spa weekend at one of Ontario's many fine resorts with spa services would be their idea of the ultimate dream vacation. There are many different types of accommodation properties that offer spa package vacations. Many full service resorts in Ontario have extensive onsite spa facilities that provide a wide variety of spa services and luxury spa packages. Although many resort hotels, resort lodges, cottage resorts and country inns may have more limited spa facilities, they are also a good choice for a self-indulgent girl's weekend or couples spa retreat. Some accommodation properties offer spa getaway packages in partnership with a nearby offsite spa and others can arrange in-room treatments with a licensed esthetician or masseuse. We invite you to visit the websites of our many fine Ontario resort properties to find out more about the special spa getaway packages that they may offer, and to learn more about their spa facilities and services available. As well, you can click on our Spa Packages page for all the latest Ontario resort spa package specials, to find one that is right for you. Whether you are dreaming of a romantic couples retreat to relax and rejuvenate with the one you love, or a fabulous girl's weekend to pamper yourself and catch up with friends, you will find the ideal spa vacation at a resort, inn or lodge in Ontario.

For more information about Ontario vacations and to learn all about the joys of resorting in Ontario, Resorts of Ontario has published Go Resorting magazine, an Ontario tourism and vacation magazine that includes stories of fabulous resort vacation experiences and informative articles written by professional travel writers, resort owners and resort guests. Available in a traditional magazine format, as well as in an electronic version that can be accessed from this site, Go Resorting magazine covers many Ontario resort vacation topics, including romance, culinary, family, spa, golf and more. It is an entertaining and valuable resource for anyone planning a vacation at an Ontario resort, lodge or inn.

Sign up online for the Resorts of Ontario newsletter that will be delivered to your inbox each month. The newsletter is packed with dozens for amazing vacation packages from resorts, inns and lodges in Ontario. Here you will find accommodation packages, special last minute rates and exciting activity packages for an unforgettable Ontario resort getaway. Each month there is something new, as the selection of resort getaways and specials changes to feature the latest resort packages for the upcoming season. You will find the best deals in Ontario, from all-inclusive family holidays and romantic couple's getaways to ladies spa weekends, specialty cooking class getaway and resort accommodations with gourmet dining.

For a great deal on an Ontario resort vacation or weekend escape in cottage country, visit the Resorts of Ontario Last Minute Getaway page. The Last Minute Getaway page lists all of the latest offers from our member resorts that have rooms and resort packages available for last minute bookings. If you are considering a spontaneous getaway at an Ontario lodge, inn or cottage resort, our last minute vacation listings often include fabulous accommodation deals at discount prices and exciting resort packages that have been deeply discounted for last minute escapes.

The Resorts of Ontario website is the place to find the best Ontario winter resort packages for weekend escapes, mini vacations and off-season resort holidays. Many of our member resorts are open throughout the year and have the services, amenities and winter sports activities to make your winter resort stay unforgettable. These four-season accommodation properties offer a wide range of winter activities, either on-site or close by, such as cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, skating, snowmobiling, ice fishing, snowshoeing and so much more. Some resorts can even arrange dogsled excursions and horse-drawn sleigh rides. To warm you up after a fun day in the snow, many have saunas, relaxing hot tubs under the stars, and even fun winter bonfires.

The Resorts of Ontario website is your guide to discovering everthing that Ontario lodges, inns and resorts have to offer. Here you can quickly find the finest accommodation properties, whether you are looking to book the perfect romantic couples escape package, an all-inclusive family vacation in Ontario, a resort spa package, a wilderness adventure package, a golf getaway with friends, or a gourmet weekend at an Ontario inn or lodge. Ontario is blessed with a rich diversity, with every region of the province offering something unique and desirable to tourists and vacationers. From sophisticated and cosmopolitan city centres to wild and pristine destinations of incredible natural beauty, you will find the perfect vacation in Ontario to suit your personal tastes, interests and budget.

Big, bold and beautiful, the province of Ontario has so much to offer, whether you live here or are visiting from out of province. Vast and diverse, Ontario encompasses 13 tourism regions. Each region offers visitors an Ontario vacation experience that is uniquely different. From the province's far northern reaches to its southernmost tip in southwestern Ontario, Ontario's tourist regions include Southwest Ontario Region, Niagara Canada Region, Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region, Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington Region, Greater Toronto Area Region, York, Durham and Hills of Headwater Region, Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe Region, Kawartha and Northumberland Region, South Eastern Ontario Region, Ottawa and Countryside Region, Haliburton Highlands to Ottawa Valley Region, Muskoka, Parry Sound and Algonquin Park Region, North East Ontario Region, North Central Ontario Region, and North West Ontario Region.

Resorts of Ontario offers the most complete directory of resorts, inns, lodges and cottage resort properties in Ontario. Our website provides an extensive guide to over 100 accommodation properties in Ontario that contains detailed descriptions, extensive photography, lists, attributes and links to resort websites, so visitors are sure to find the ideal Ontario inn, lodge or resort for their next family vacation, cottage country getaway, resort conference, group event or destination wedding. Whether you are interested in family vacation packages, accommodations with activities included, hot deals, romance packages, golf packages, mid-week packages, weekend packages, or last minute deals, the Resorts of Ontario website is the best place to look as our member resorts post their best accommodation deals and packages here.

Very few places in the world offer the same diversity as the province of Ontario. Our multi-cultural population, representing more than 200 different nationalities that call Ontario home, makes for an exciting and vibrant community that provides visitors with an almost unlimited choice of cultural and culinary experiences to enjoy. Ontario's landscape is equally diverse as its people. Within its widely varied landscape that covers 1,076,395 sq km, visitors to Ontario will find world class cities, small towns and villages, thousands of lakes both large and small, farmland, forest, and the magnificent wilderness of the Canadian Shield.

Ontario tourism offers so much to discover and so many places to explore. From sophisticated urban centres like Kingston, Toronto and Ottawa, to tranquil rural locales in the country side, Southern Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe has something for everyone. While vacationing at an Ontario inn, lodge or resort, visitors can also enjoy everything that Ontario's cities have to offer- nightlife, shopping, museums, festivals, major sporting events, and popular tourist attractions, as many inns and lodges are within an hour's drive from a city. Families on an Ontario resort vacation from out-of-province should take advantage of the vast array of world-class attractions, both educational and just plain fun that southern Ontario is famous for. Possible family day trips could include Canada's Wonderland, Pioneer Village, the Science Centre, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) or, a visit to Niagara Falls. Couples on vacation might like to tour Ontario's wine country, visit the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) or the McMichael Gallery in Kleinberg, see a play at the Stratford or Shaw Festivals, or have a romantic dinner up the CN Tower. Central Ontario also offers a wealth of world-class attractions such as Science North in Sudbury, Sainte Marie Among the Huron and the Martyrs' Shrine in Midland, Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene, Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre in Gravenhurst, the Scenic Caves in Collingwood, to name just a few.

Other interesting places to visit while on vacation at a resort in central Ontario are the Big Chute Marine Railway near Port Severn, Santa's Village in Bracebridge, Algonquin Provincial Park near Huntsville, or take a boat cruise and explore Muskoka's big lakes. No matter when you visit, there is always something to do during your Ontario vacation. In the fall, climb the Dorset Observation Tower for an unbelievable view of the fall colours and Lake of Bays; in the winter, enjoy the snow on one of Ontario's many groomed trail systems or ski hills; in the spring summer months, you can golf, fish, boat - the number of activities are endless.

Eastern Ontario provides both Ontario vacationers and visitors from out of province with a wealth of interesting places to explore, attractions, things to do, and many good resorts to stay. Any of its tourist regions including the Ottawa Valley, Land O'Lakes, the Haliburton Highlands, North Hastings, South Hastings, and the Bay of Quinte would make a terrific vacation destination; to spend a few days, or spend a few weeks and explore them all.

From Trenton to Prince Edward County, and along the St Lawrence River all the way to the Quebec border, southeastern Ontario is steeped in history and must-see attractions. Its quaint and historic cities, towns, villages, like Picton, Belleville, Kingston, Gananoque and the 1,000 Islands, Brockville, Cornwall, and Ottawa are all well-worth visiting and spending the time to explore while vacationing at one of our fine southeastern Ontario resorts.

For Ontario tourists, Southwestern Ontario has it all! There is so much to enjoy here. If you are a culture or history buff, you'll be right in your element with plenty of historic sites to see, as well as interesting towns, festivals, arts and cultural events. If you love the great outdoors, you'll be blown away with everything the SW Ontario region has to offer. Surrounded by water on three sides, SW Ontario has over 900 km of shoreline and some of the best sand beaches in the province. And, if the vast waters and beaches of Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, and Lake Erie are not enough, there are several river systems, including Big Creek and the Grand River, which are ideal for a paddling. There are plenty of other things to do in SW Ontario; like a visit St Jacobs Market, ski Blue Mountain, explore the wonders of Tobermory or dive its shipwrecks, hike or bike one of the region's many scenic trails, take a boat cruise, visit the scenic caves, to name just a few. Resorts of Ontario has a number of fine lodges, resorts, and inns in southwestern Ontario, including Grey Bruce and Huron counties, that offer accommodations for every taste and budget.

Whether you are looking for world-class freshwater beaches, a foodie paradise, or the best birding in North America, Southwestern Ontario offers this and so much more. The communities of Southwestern Ontario include Chatham-Kent, Elgin County, Haldimand County, London, Middlesex, Norfolk County, Oxford County, Sarnia-Lambton, Windsor-Essex and Pelee Island. Each of these exciting Ontario getaway destinations offers so much to see and do, and a variety of fabulous resort accommodations to choose from.

We love seeing the look that spreads across visitors' faces when they learn that the southern tip of our region dips onto the same latitudinal plain as Northern California. The expression of disbelief quickly turns into a satisfied grin when they realize they've discovered a getaway destination that offers world-class fresh-water beaches and water sports, some of the continent's best birding, a rapidly evolving wine, craft beer and culinary scene and the friendliest communities on the planet.

Resorts of Ontario is comprised of Ontario accommodation properties that are focused on making your vacation an amazing experience. Resorts of Ontario member properties, including country inns, resorts, lodges, housekeeping cottage resorts, and American Plan resort hotels, offer quality accommodations, thoughtful service, and a wide variety of recreational opportunities

We invite you to explore our more than 100 Ontario vacation properties. Our wide selection of waterfront resorts, romantic inns, family friendly lodges, and economical cottage resorts are located throughout the province. Each offers attractive scenery, interesting attractions, and friendly people to make your holiday in Ontario very special. Whether you are searching for the ideal vacation accommodations for a relaxing weekend getaway for two or a family holiday of adventure and excitement, Resorts of Ontario has the perfect place in Ontario for you.

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