Iconic Canadian Resorts Just North of Toronto

Welcome to the epicentre of resorting in Canada! For over 100 years, heading to a resort in this region of Ontario has been a bucket list experience for visitors to one of the most beautiful places in the world. From itimate and independently-owned properties to luxury hotspots, you’ll find it all in Ontario’s ‘cottage country’.

Algonquin Park

Canada’s oldest provincial park is known globally for its pristine landscape, its hiking and paddling opportunities, and is one of the most popular destinations in the country for campers. But there’s no need to rough it in this neck of the Ontario woods. Check out these incredible resorts that offer the best of Algonquin, with some essential comforts added:

Algonquin Log Cabin & Outpost by Voyageur Quest Access Pt #1

Voyageur Quest has offered Algonquin Park canoe and lodge based adventures since 1991. Their lodge-based canoe trips, hiking and wildlife interpretation takes place out of two eco lodges, the Algonquin Log Cabin and Algonquin Cottage Outpost, which are both located at the north-west corner of Algonquin Provincial Park. For something completely unique, and for even more privacy, check out their Algonquin Island Retreat and Hondoo Island Algonquin Cottage.

The company’s guided programs are what make their Algonquin Park canoe trips and lodge adventures stand out. Award-winning learning vacations showcase the best of Algonquin Park’s seasons and regional culture. Wake with the sun and paddle in search of moose, and enjoy back country gourmet meals cooked over a fire. You’ll never forget your stay with Voyaguer Quest.

Bartlett Lodge Hwy 60 Corridor at Kilometre 23

Since 1917, Bartlett Lodge has been an Algonquin Park cottage resort landmark, offering exceptional lakefront cottage rentals and fine dining in a pristine wilderness setting. Centrally located on Cache Lake, about halfway between the East and West Gates on Highway 60 park corridor, the magic begins the moment you step aboard the shuttle boat that ferries you across the lake to the resort.

With a capacity of 46 guests, Bartlett Lodge can extends to their guests an elevated personal service and attention to detail. Tastefully decorated with comfort in mind, the lakefront cottages are well appointed with many thoughtful items such as a coffee maker, bar fridge, and even your own canoe. In keeping with our goal to make your Algonquin Park vacation as restful and relaxing as possible, you will not find telephones or televisions in any of our Algonquin Park cabins. Open seasonally, Bartlett Lodge is ideal for family vacations, romantic getaways, weddings and group functions.

Killarney Lodge Hwy 60 Corridor at Kilometre 33

Killarney Lodge offers private lakeside cabins in the heart of Algonquin Park, tastefully furnished in a charming, Canadian country style. Each accommodation faces the water and includes the use of a canoe, which waits just outside your door. Lodging includes three delicious meals daily served in the resort’s dining room. Slowly simmered soups, delicately seasoned fish and fresh produce, traditional roasts and tender poultry dishes are followed by delicious homemade desserts.

Whether you are looking to be active or rest and relax, there’s something for everyone. Take a leisurely walk and explore the surroundings. Bring your own trail bike or rent one from the nearby Lake of Two Rivers Store and ride two great bicycle paths. Observe moose, beaver, fox, loons, turtles, deer, ducks and other wildlife in their natural environment. Lake of Two Rivers is great for smallmouth bass and lake trout (in seasons). Bait and tackle can be obtained at the nearby Two Rivers Store (only lures and worms are allowed in Algonquin Park).

Almaguin Highlands

Located north of its more famous neighbour, Muskoka, the Almaguin Highlands of Ontario are what you might call an undiscovered cottage country. Here, you’ll find everything you would to the south, including stunning landscapes and breathtaking lakes, but with far fewer crowds than in other parts of the region. Some of the best fishing you’ll find anywhere, and lots of access to water. Explore the beautiful villages of Almaguin as well.

Ahmic Lake Resort Magnetawan

Beautiful Ahmic Lake Resort’s spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cottages or 5 bedroom double cottages are nicely spaced between trees and lakefront. The cottages have electric heat, a nice large living room with wood burning fireplace (except Cottages 1&2), satellite TV, 3 or 4 piece bathroom, and a fully equipped spacious kitchen. For your convenience, all bed linens and towels are also supplied. Outside your cottage you will find a picnic table, stone fire pit, gas BBQ and a private dock. If a cottage rental is not for you, they also offer spacious tent and trailer camping sites available.

The Swiss Country House Restaurant on site offers authentic Swiss and Canadian cuisine if you don’t feel like cooking. All inclusive meal plans are also available.

Muskoka

Bala Bay Inn Bala

Bala’s historic red brick hotel has a new owner and renos are underway. In partnership with Muskoka BeerSpa and Clear Lake Brewing Company, the new Bala Bay Inn is a carefully curated combination of classic and cool. As part of the Muskoka BeerSpa family, all overnight guests have access to seasonal spa amenities and use of a complimentary shuttle between Bala and Torrance. Opens summer 2024!

Experience a four season late night restaurant and bar, sensational seasonal food truck or two, backyard beer garden and concert venue. Live music concert series every Thursday and Sunday. And don’t miss the Champagne Spa – your’re new favourite self care destination.

Bayview Wildwood Resort Severn Bridge

Bayview Wildwood Resort caters to families, couples, and attendees at corporate retreats, conferences, meetings and special events such as weddings, reunions and receptions. Enjoy extensive outdoor activities year round with great resort amenities and entertainment.

Voted one of the “Best Summer Family Vacation” spots by Today’s Parent Magazine several years running, packages include three meals daily, children’s programs, accommodation, evening entertainment, and activities such as tennis, hiking, boating, water sports, playing at the beach, basketball and more.

Bigwin Island Golf Club Baysville

The Bigwin Island Golf Club has been designed to capture and reflect the spirit and elegance of the original grand resort known as the “Bigwin Inn”. The sweeping fairways drape naturally over the rugged Muskoka terrain, exposing glorious lake vistas at every turn and creating a sense of timeless beauty and tranquility. The course itself is a par 72 championship layout measuring 7,166 yards from the championship tees. The course is designed by world renowned Golf Course Architect Doug Carrick, and his design provides challenge and enjoyment to golfers of all skill levels.

Every hole is surrounded by mature hardwoods, creating a sense of maturity and character typically found on the great classic courses built during the early 1900’s. The holes are routed in a variety of directions over the undulating island terrain, creating constantly changing shot values, wind directions and challenges. When playing at the club (members only in July and August), enjoy free parking, valet boat service to and from the island, full pro shop, two bent grass practice putting greens, a full length practice range, on course beverage cart & bbq, and world class dining in our Marine Dining Room.

The Club Cabins are situated carefully along the 18th fairway, with spectacular golf course and water views, and only steps away from the Clubhouse and practice facilities. The two bedrooms, two and a half baths, kitchen, great room, deck and Muskoka room offer 1300 square feet of luxury and comfort. This is a unique opportunity to play Bigwin Island.

Blue Spruce Resort Dwight

Blue Spruce Resort is an outstanding fully equipped cottage resort and motel, perfectly at home in its ideal setting of pristine lakes and diversified forests near the West Gate of Algonquin Provincial Park. This year-round property is perfect for family vacations, a romantic getaway, or an adventurous wilderness holiday. Take a tour of Oxtongue Lake in one of their fishing boats, go swimming, kayaking or canoeing, or captain the resort’s pontoon boat. Hiking trails offer well-groomed and signed excursions into blue spruce forests where small animals abound.

Blue Spruce Resort offers true year-round accommodations. The cottages, studios and suites have complete housekeeping facilities. All have picture windows, are electrically heated, and are non smoking. Cottages and suites have wood burning fireplaces; everything is provided for your maximum comfort.

Blue Water Acres Resort Huntsville

Blue Water Acres is located on the shores of Lake of Bays in an area renowned for its spectacular beauty, pristine lakes, and natural wilderness. The traditional cottages are cozy with wood decks, fully equipped kitchens, four piece bathrooms, wood burning fireplaces and electric heating throughout. 

Cottages include use of many recreation facilities designed for every season of the year. Relax by the waterfront along 400ft of safe, sandy beach with a gentle slope into the water. Dock your boat at the beach, and swim out to the swimming raft. There’s also a water slide and a water volleyball court. Hoping to catch the big one? Lake of Bays is a deep, clear lake with great fishing for lake trout, rainbow trout, small mouth bass and white fish.

Bondi Cottage Resort Dwight

There is much to do at Bondi Cottage Resort. Just minutes away from the village of Dwight, and only a few minutes more to the world famous Algonquin Provincial Park, Bondi offers year-round fun and a friendly, informal atmosphere suitable for families and couples in a natural environment. Their private and spacious housekeeping cottage accommodations include woodburning or gas fireplaces, 4-piece baths, well equipped kitchens, and quiet electric heat.

With over 600 acres of wilderness woodlands surrounding the resort, and more than 1200 feet of waterfront and beach, you’re sure to get your fill of adventure. The resort also offers an assortment of on-site amenities including boat rentals, water trampoline, hiking trails winding through fields and woods, and a popular disc golf course.

Bonnie Lake Resort Bracebridge

Picture 1,100 acres of private, unspoiled wilderness located in the heart of Ontario’s most sought-after destination. Bonnie Lake Resort offers you a front row seat to the area’s most captivating natural wonders. With every glance, you’ll be hypnotized by the boreal forest, rolling hills, and the crystal-clear private lake that surrounds you.

The resort offers cottage owners and guests private sanctuaries, with each lot designed to blend seamlessly with the natural landscape. Hike the scenic lakeside trials, paddle out in the private lake, take part in our many family friendly activities, or simply lose yourself in the serenity only Bonnie Lake Resort can offer.

Cedar Grove Lodge Huntsville

Cedar Grove Lodge is comprised of nineteen cottages, stretched along 1600 feet of natural shoreline on Peninsula Lake. The accommodation is as diverse as the surrounding landscape. Cottages range from rustic to luxurious and all feature a wood-burning fieldstone fireplace. This Ontario resort has been in operation by the Fleming family for over 80 years. Our rich tradition of offering unique log cabins with wood burning stone fireplaces has kept generations of Muskoka vacation travellers coming back year after year.

With Peninsula Lake on one side, and 75 acres of rugged Muskoka beauty on the other, Cedar Grove Lodge is full of adventure possibilities year round. In summertime, enjoy water skiing and lessons, scenic tours aboard our pontoon boat, great fishing, roped in swimming area, water trampoline, tennis courts, and free use of canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, rowboats and windsurfers. In winter, get out on our on-site cross country ski trails, ice skate on the lake, go for a snowshoe hike, or do some fishing at our ice fishing hut (fishing license required).

The Chalets on Lake Muskoka Gravenhurst

Relax on your private deck overlooking Lake Muskoka, swim off the dock, play in the sand or sleep in as late as you like. The Chalets on Lake Muskoka is a place for family to gather, friends to meet and memories to be made. Whether you prefer to share a grand chalet or have a chalet of your own, we have you covered. Each chalet has it’s own private deck and BBQ and view of Lake Muskoka.

There’s always something to do, and a friend to do it with. Free use of canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and stand up paddle boards are all included in your stay. On site you’ll also find lawn games, a water trampoline, fire pits, beach volleyball and of course relaxing, all included.

Deerhurst Resort Huntsville

Embracing Peninsula Lake, Deerhurst Resort is your year-round retreat to Ontario’s famous cottage country lifestyle in Muskoka, one of National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s “Best of the World 2012” recommended places to visit. Find your ideal mix of modern accommodations, value packages, year-round activities and special events at this Muskoka resort, perfect for everything from summer family vacations or a weekend break to a interactive meetings with 45,000 sq. ft. of meetings space.

With a wide range of cozy rooms, multi-room vacation rentals and onsite dining options, Deerhurst Resort offers the ideal getaway choices for families, couples and groups. Whatever activities you seek – from splashing in the lake, a round of golf, winter sports or an afternoon at the spa – with all that their 760 acres offer, your Ontario getaway at Deerhurst Resort is guaranteed to be unforgettable.

Hidden Valley Resort Huntsville

Nestled deep in the heart of Muskoka, along the picturesque shoreline of Peninsula Lake sits your ideal retreat location at Hidden Valley Resort. The captivating scenery, and the only lakeside, skiside resort in Muskoka, are just the beginning of what makes this enchanting resort a first-class year-round vacation destination. Our professional and courteous staff is available to help plan your vacation from start to finish, offering fantastic getaway packages for a worry-free vacation experience.

Hidden Valley Resort is proud to offer stunning, newly renovated guest accommodations, featuring 93 superbly appointed guest rooms. Choose from beautiful lake view or slope side view accommodations, to spacious suites with queen or king size beds and full baths, to guest rooms with cozy fireplaces or walk in glass showers. The resort welcomes your pet (dogs only); ask about our pet-friendly designated rooms at time of booking. Dine on site at The Birches Restaurant, promoting local suppliers and featuring menu offerings that highlight local products.

JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa Minett

Plan your visit to JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa for a truly unforgettable experience. Discover limitless luxury and scenic views of Lake Rosseau, and convenient access to a variety of Muskoka’s celebrated outdoor activities. Enjoy luxury hotel rooms and suites, award winning onsite restaurants, a signature spa, fitness center and a year round indoor outdoor swimming pool.

The newly renovated lobby and restaurants over 13000 square feet of contemporary event venues and experienced planning and catering teams make this an ideal choice for your business event, wedding or social event. The hotels location is in the heart of Muskoka’s pristine natural beauty and near well known attractions.

Lantern Bay Resort Kilworthy

With breathtaking picturesque lake views and easy access to the world-famous Trent Severn Waterway, along with the convenience of our own private marina, Lantern Bay Resort promises the true Muskoka experience. Step out onto your private deck, breathe in the fresh, crisp air, and be mesmerized by the natural splendour that surrounds you. Lakeside living at its absolute best.

From swimming and kayaking in the summer or experiencing the changing of the leaves while roasting s’mores by the campfire in the fall, Lantern Bay Resort is a Muskoka destination for everyone to enjoy. The private marina provides you with the freedom to explore the Trent Severn Waterway at your own pace, or you could spend time enjoying the sunshine on the private beach. If you are looking for a family friendly resort that offers the perfect blend of resort amenities and Muskoka charm, look no further than Lantern Bay Resort.

Legacy Cottages on Lake Rosseau Minett

Discover the allure of Legacy Cottages on Lake Rosseau, Muskoka’s newest luxury resort nestled in the heart of Minett.

The property comprises 43 cottages harmoniously integrated into the natural splendour of lush forests, offering sweeping views of the picturesque Lake Rosseau. Guests are invited to indulge in an array of amenities and activities, including exclusive access to over 400 feet of shared waterfront. Additionally, our resort will feature a splendid pool pavilion, a charming boathouse, and scenic hiking trails, ensuring endless opportunities for leisure and adventure.

Logpointe Housekeeping Cottages Port Severn

Logpointe Housekeeping Cottages, a Muskoka lakeside cottage tradition for over 90 years, offers traditional Muskoka-style housekeeping cottages with modern; all nestled on the shores of beautiful Gloucester Pool, part of the Trent Severn Waterway. The waterfront cottages are fully equipped, providing you with complete housekeeping requirements to enjoy on your vacation. Less than 90 minutes north of Toronto, you will enjoy nature at your doorstep with majestic pines and sugar maples, crystal clear waters offering fabulous swimming, boating and fishing, misty sunrises and spectacular sunset.

The lake at Gloucester pool is ideal for a weekend fishing getaway. The lake has a variety of species of fish, providing a unique fishing experience for anglers of all skill levels. You can rent out motor boats to head out on fishing trips or to explore the area’s beautiful waterways.

Lumina Resort Dwight

Lumina Resort has been providing wonderful Muskoka family vacations since 1921. Owned and operated by the Hungerford family for 4 generations, Lumina is the largest cottage resort on Lake of Bays with over a mile of beautiful shoreline and 350 feet of safe sandy beach. Lumina is kid-friendly and caters to all ages with a dynamic choice of activities. 36 chalet cottages and the main lodge are all nestled in and around the trees and manicured lawns of our 240 acre estate on Lake of Bays.

The traditional, child friendly family vacations include full maid service, chef-prepared meals and a fully supervised children’s program. Families return year after year to enjoy the beautiful waterfront, the outstanding food, great companionship and the friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The cottages and chalets have one to four bedrooms. Most have balconies, fireplaces, privacy, and beautiful views of the lake for a very woodsy yet open feeling. There are also rooms in our main lodge for those who want to be closer to everything.

Muskoka Bay Resort Gravenhurst

Welcome to Muskoka Bay Resort, a four season community with an abundance of recreational and social activities just outside your door. The crowning glory is the incredible 17,000 square foot Clifftop Restaurant. The definitive recreational and social centre – a place to play and relax. Experience exquisite dining, full-service fitness, a stylish spa retreat, infinity pool, kid’s pool, tennis courts, pro shop and bistro. If you’d prefer more privacy, you can retreat to your beautifully-designed residence.

The Villas offer up to 2,200 square feet, nestled within the breathtaking terrain of the Doug Carrick designed 18-hole championship golf course. Acclaimed architect, Carrick takes Muskoka Bay Resort’s natural features – mammoth rock ridges, wetlands and beaver ponds all hemmed in by forest – and delivers a stunning golf course with dramatic elevation changes, breathtaking vistas and a rare combination of playability and challenge. The amenities you’ve imagined. The peace you’ve dreamed about, all just 90 minutes north of Toronto in Gravenhurst.

Muskoka BeerSpa Torrance

Escape the mundane and lift your spirits at Muskoka BeerSpa. Try a refreshingly different approach to relaxation by exploring an eight acre oasis, complete with hot and cold pools, Swedish infrared and ice saunas, waterfalls, and, of course, great beer. With many unique options to choose from, you can kick back and enjoy a unique Beer-Infused Spa Treatment or opt for a glass of wine at the bar, or a bite to eat before taking in a massage at our poolside cabana.

Come for the afternoon or stay for the week. Overnight guests are accommodated in a number of comfortable, rustic cabins, nestled throughout the forest. The reimagined glamping cabins come complete with in room draught taps, nap friendly couches, comfy queen beds, complimentary junk food and coffee tea bar. Cabin guests have use of seasonal spa amenities included with their rates.

Port Cunnington Lodge Dwight

Jump into the fun with all Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort has to offer, including accommodation options to suit any traveller, from traditional cottages, to multiplexes and custom chalets ranging in size from 1-5 bedrooms. Relax in the comfort of exceptional amenities, including full kitchens, stone fireplaces and fantastic views of Lake of Bays. Looking to forgo the cooking during your stay, or to enjoy a fantastic meal for just the two of you? Indulge in the culinary delights of Chef Eric Gagnon in the historic Main Lodge overlooking the waterfront.

Experience campfires, tennis, shuffleboard and basketball to canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking or just relaxing with your favourite book. Tee times are available at the world renowned private Bigwin Island Golf Club exclusive to Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort registered guests, and six additional courses are within a 30 minute drive from the resort. It’s also close to Algonquin Provincial Park if you’re looking to explore the great outdoors, or head to the games room where family and friends can gather for a game of ping pong, darts, foosball or bubble hockey. The friendly and experienced staff are dedicated to seeing that adults and children of all ages feel welcome and that all guests enjoy themselves.

Severn Lodge Port Severn

Severn Lodge is one of Ontario’s premier lakeside resorts in the heart of Muskoka. For over 150 years, the magnificent beauty and serenity of our idyllic lake country has attracted vacationers seeking refuge from their daily routine. The property encompasses over 100 acres of beautiful woodlands with 2000 feet of pristine waterfront. It is situated in a quiet sheltered bay on the northern shores of Gloucester Pool, the westernmost lake of the historic Trent Severn Waterway, and overlooks a spectacular array of picturesque pine clad islands.

The all-inclusive vacation and getaway packages feature luxury accommodations with a view of the spectacular waterfront, delicious meals, and a wide variety of recreational opportunities. In the summer months, there are supervised activities for children of various age groups along with live evening entertainment for all. Supervised children’s activities are both educational and fun-filled, and the kids often make friends that last a lifetime. Housekeeping packages, where a meal plan is optional, are also available and feature accommodation in cottages and suites, all with a waterfront view, and include the same recreational opportunities as the all inclusive packages.

Shamrock Bay Resort Severn Bridge

Muskoka is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, rugged landscapes and crystal-clear waters. Welcome to Shamrock Bay Resort, your gateway to Muskoka. Here you can enjoy boating, fishing, laying on the beach, use of kayaks and canoes, and all-inclusive activities for all ages.

Get out on the water via the resort’s own marina, offering direct access to Sparrow Lake and the Trent Waterways,. After a day on the boat, take a 15-minute trip to Gravenhurst, here you will enjoy the Muskoka Steamships, Gull Lake Rotary Park, the historic downtown and wonderful summer events. 

Shamrock Lodge Port Carling

Shamrock Lodge is a full-service all inclusive four-season resort and conference facility located on the pristine shores of Lake Rosseau in Port Carling just 2 hours north of Toronto. Owned and operated by the Bryant family for the past 43 years, Shamrock Lodge offers unrivalled personal service, spectacular lakeside dining, conference facilities, and traditional Muskoka waterfront style accommodations. The inclusive packages include 3 meals daily, deluxe lakeside accommodations and all on-site activities.

From the Main Lodge rooms, to Pinewood Units, and our secluded cabins, Shamrock Lodge offers cozy, traditional Muskoka style accommodations. Most rooms offer a spectacular view of the lake and have either a deck or balcony sitting area. The activity schedule in-water sports, beach activities and more to help you get the most out of your holiday at our waterfront vacation resort.

Sherwood Inn Port Carling

Nestled among towering century-old pines at the very edge of Muskoka’s sparkling Lake Joseph, Sherwood Inn is a retreat unlike any other. Each guestroom and cottage suite is decorated to reflect the traditional character of Muskoka, and is complete with every modern convenience, many with fireplace and jacuzzi. Visitors to our elegant inn experience gracious hospitality, luxurious pampering, and absolute tranquility. The resort offers a variety of accommodation choices, from inn rooms to premium cottages; each with an assortment of in-suite amenities.

The Vintages Dining Room offers a world-class menu in an elegant setting. No detail is overlooked from crisp white linens to crystal glassware and outstanding service. Farm fresh local ingredients are used whenever possible; many herbs and vegetables are straight from their gardens. As a resort guest, you can also access any one of three ClubLink private Muskoka golf courses; the Rocky Crest Golf Club, The Lake Joseph Club and the Mark O’Meara Course at Grandview offer resort guest access for Sherwood Inn guests.

Walker Lake Resort Huntsville

Walker Lake Resort is a unique Muskoka spot for families, couples, and businesses to retreat in seclusion and tranquility. Stay in a newly renovated cottages, now offered for weekly rentals only. Enjoy the summer season in Muskoka on a beautiful tranquil lake. Conveniently located close to downtown Huntsville and Algonquin Park. There are many great amenities on site to ensure your vacation is memorable and enjoyable.

In the summer, come out and enjoy our beach front with a water trampoline, canoes, kayaks, a fishing boat, and a lovely sandy shallow area for swimming; also badminton, and walking and biking trails nearby. Arrowhead Park is also a short drive away where you can experience many more trails.

Parry Sound & Area

Rocky Crest Golf Resort MacTier

Perched along the rocky outcrops of the Canadian Shield, Rocky Crest Golf Resort is located on beautiful Lake Joseph. Boasting luxury suites, villas, cabins, and cottages, Rocky Crest is the perfect spot for families and groups of all sizes to unwind and create lifelong memories. Spend your days at the fun-filled waterpark, canoeing, kayaking, hiking or playing a round of golf at one of our three championship ClubLink golf courses. Enjoy exceptional cuisine at one of our three on-site restaurants ranging from casual to fine steakhouse fare – Rocky Crest Golf Resort has a little something for everyone.

Rocky Crest Golf Club celebrates the natural features of Ontario’s Muskoka region and was designed by Thomas McBroom. Framed by giant forests of pine, white birch and hemlock, the rolling fairways are accented by deep bunkers and granite outcroppings that provide definition and challenge. The seamless routing, views, marshes and abundant wildlife enhance a memorable golf course that has received rave reviews since it opened in May 2000.

Grand Tappattoo Resort Seguin

Traditions begin here at Grand Tappattoo Resort. The sixty-one room lakefront year-round resort is situated on beautiful Otter Lake, just south of Parry Sound and twenty minutes from the historic village of Rosseau. They offer guests a complete resort experience beginning with a choice of accommodations from newly appointed private rooms to exclusive suite accommodation.

Begin your day with a vigorous workout in refurbished recreational facilities that include an indoor pool, gym and sauna. Savour the chef’s masterly prepared fare while dining in an atmosphere overlooking the surrounding pristine lake at The Forest Restaurant. Spend the day relaxing on the beach or take off and explore the endless amount of nearby attractions, festivals and natural settings that are only found here in this part of Ontario.

South Algonquin

Couples Resort & Algonquin Spa Whitney

Welcome to Couples Resort, located just outside the East Gate of the world famous Algonquin Provincial Park. This 5 star boutique luxury resort offers individually designed rooms and cottages that vary from opulent old European to rustic Algonquin luxury. Experience the selection of spacious accommodations with jacuzzi baths, wood burning fireplaces, hot tubs and so much more. Whether you need a relaxing break, a romantic getaway, to be pampered in the spa or are looking to participate in endless activities and adventures, this couples-only destination is your perfect choice.

Your stay at Couples Resort is all inclusive and includes a 5 course gourmet dinner and breakfast daily. Executive Chef Quinn leads our culinary team of Chefs from three continents at the Couples Resort. 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 from their expansive experience that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Spectacle Lake Lodge & Lakeside Smokehouse Barry’s Bay

Located just 35km from the east gate of Algonquin Provincial Park, Spectacle Lake Lodge offers accommodations in their six lodge rooms and nine waterfront cabins, each offering unique characteristics and varied layouts. You’ll find an option to suit your personal preferences, family dynamic and budget. All of our accommodations offer fireplaces, air conditioning and have decks overlooking the lake or grounds.

Popular with outdoor enthusiasts, families, and snowmobilers in the wintertime, you can also enjoy lakeside dining onsite at The Lakeside Smokehouse. The resort has a long-standing reputation for an excellent selection of food, which goes hand in hand with warm hospitality and personal and attentive service.

This summer, go resorting in Ontario’s cottage country and make it a holiday you’ll never forget. To plan your stay, click here.

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