This past summer my husband and I took our son to the Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain for a summer getaway. We had an amazing time, and were excited to plan a trip back to this resort.
This winter we needed a getaway, and we decided to head back to the Westin Trillium House.
We left our home where there was no snow and it was freezing cold, and arrived in Collingwood to snow on the ground and less frigid conditions! I requested early check in and we were able to get into our room a little sooner than regular check in at 4pm. We had the option of parking for free in an outside lot at the hotel, but we chose the $15 underground parking because it was heated, and we could easily travel right up the elevators to our room.
Our room was amazing! This time around we decided to get a one-bedroom suite, and it was perfect. Our son needed a nap, and we easily put him to sleep in the bedroom (in the crib we requested with our online reservation), and we were able to hang out in the living room. The bathroom had two entrances as well so we were able to still use it while he was sleeping.
We had lunch at the Oliver and Bonacini restaurant at the hotel, which is a restaurant we are a big fan of because the kids meals include an appetizer. Our son loves this because he feels like a grown-up.
We travelled around Blue Mountain Village to do some shopping (obviously!), and so our son could play in the snow we were missing at home. There is normally skating on the pond outside the Westin Trillium House, but it wasn’t frozen enough yet. They even have skate rentals!
As we walked around we saw horse-drawn sleigh rides tour through the Village, and we stumbled right into Santa who was taking photos with children in a gazebo. This would our son’s first visit with Santa. He was so excited to meet him! It was the first time we even attempted to visit Santa, and our son just loved him. Photos were available online after our visit, and they turned out great! There was no line up, and it seemed much less chaotic then visiting Santa at the mall.
For dinner we were craving Greek food so we went to Tholos where a reservation is definitely recommended since it’s a very popular place! It was a little higher priced then some of the other restaurants we had gone to in the Village previously, but it was very good. Our son loved seeing the saganaki (flaming cheese dish) popping up at different tables for entertainment! They had high chairs and a kids menu as well. He was really disappointed they didn’t have spaghetti and meatballs, so I tried ordering pasta in tomatoe sauce and told him the meatballs rolled away before the dish got to the table, but he gave me the side-eye and ate his meal anyway. He’s getting too smart for me.
After dinner we went to Plunge Aquatic Centre which is also open in the winter. To stay open in the winter the outside doors are closed, but people could swim from the inside to the outside since the pool was heated. Even the slides leading to the outside pools were open. Our son’s admission was free since he was under three years old which was nice, and he had a great time!
Now that our son was thoroughly exhausted, we put him to bed and enjoyed the freedom of being able to relax in the living room with the fireplace, T.V., and a great view! I made a late night run to grab some candy, Beaver Tails and Starbucks and we watched movies in our cozy room.
The next morning we had breakfast at O & B since it was just downstairs, and then we headed back into the Village. We had more time playing in the snow, and exploring the Village.
We tried to paint pottery at Crock a Doodle. I say “tried” because our son said he was excited to paint something, so we took off all of his winter gear, sat down, and then he told me he didn’t feel like painting right now. Back on went on all of the gear, and we walked around some more. Flash forward a few hours later on the way home, our son said he was ready to paint.
If we could have done pottery, it would have been really great! Children could pick something to paint from the shelves on the wall, and then could just sit down at a desk to paint. Staff were there to help or answer any questions, and items would be ready the next day at 4pm, or could be shipped home.
We had such a great time! The Westin Trillium House was decorated for the holidays with a giant Christmas tree, garlands, and ornaments all over the resort. They had Christmas movies and games being offered in different locations on the resort each day as well which was great if the weather was too cold, or just if you were looking for something fun to do.
It really seemed like the hotel was working hard to make sure all of their guests felt like they were home for the holidays, and were very comfortable during their stay. We had an excellent adventure there, and we can’t wait to go back.
To learn more about the Westin Trillium House Blue Mountain, visit www.westinbluemountain.com.