As the end of summer neared, my husband and I decided we needed one last getaway to finish off the summer! It’s so funny to write this now – is summer really over? It’s been so incredibly hot this week that it still FEELS like summer!
We decided to travel North to Muskoka and visit Deerhurst Resort. We had heard so many great things about the resort that we decided to try it out ourselves!
The trip from Whitby was about 3 hours, and I have to admit that wasn’t a long trip considering my son and I both slept for almost the whole way there and back. If there is one thing my toddler and I have in common, it’s our love for a long nap.
Upon arrival we were surprised at just how large the resort was! We followed a long and winding road once we entered the resorts grounds (did you catch that Beatles reference there?), and we passed different restaurants and buildings on our way to the main lodge.
Once we arrived at the main building we easily checked into our room (our room was on the second floor in the main building), and quickly settled in so we could explore the resort!
We actually didn’t get a chance to explore too much when we first arrived because my son was itching to swim. We had the option of the indoor heated pool, two outdoor pools, or the lake. We decided to head to the lake where my son and husband enjoyed the water and I relaxed on a beach chair.
Once we dried off we decided to walk around and explore the grounds. The golf course frames the property, and since it’s such a large resort there were shuttle buses and golf carts offering tours and rides from place to place on the property.
We spent some of our time walking the property (because what toddler doesn’t love open space to run?), and the rest of the time taking these shuttles because our son would get tired after a while.
In the main building there was an activities desk which is where you could check out what was happening each day. They ran daily craft activities for kids, a different movie would run at night for families, and if you wanted to sign up for any water sports or activities in the area this was the spot to do it! We were also able to trade in our old towels for fresh ones at this location.
Next to the indoor swimming pool (which we also took advantage of) was a kids arcade, and also a rock climbing wall! Our son was a little small for the rock climbing wall, but we did spend a small fortune in the arcade so he wasn’t disappointed at all.
There were shows running at the resort which included dinner as well, but we decided to keep things casual and we dined at a couple of the restaurants while there.
We enjoyed dinner at – the food was upscale but it was kid friendly with crayons and coloring paper, and he loved their macaroni and cheese! We enjoyed lunch two of the days we were there – the first time at a food truck down by the water that had amazing French fries (and they gave free freezies to kids!), and the second time at the pub overlooking the golf course. The view was gorgeous, and I actually loved this meal the most. We all had amazing over-sized sandwiches and the setting was perfect.
As for breakfast we enjoyed the buffet on site with another amazing view – this time of the lake – and my son loved having a taste of everything!
Basically we spent our two days at the resort trying to do as little as possible and enjoying the weather!
We swam until our fingers and toes were wrinkly, we soaked up some vitamin D, and we ate until we just couldn’t anymore.
Our room had a tranquil view of the grounds, and we enjoyed being outdoors for a few days with lovely accommodations. There were a few buildings we could have stayed in (the resort offers condos, cottages, and other hotel rooms on the grounds), but we did love staying the main building because we were close to more of the restaurant options, and the indoor pool.
For more information regarding Deerhurst Resort, visit them here!
Items in this post may have been provided to me for review, but all opinions are fabulously my own!
I’ve always wanted to stay here and take my nieces…great review, i’m going to have to look at this for a trip next summer, thanks