Cottages at most Muskoka housekeeping cottage resorts I've been to are very rustic, dusty & dirty (and there is often the occasional mouse). The idea is to spend as much time outside the cottage as possible.
Blue Spruce is different. The cottages are spotless and comfortable, with fully equipped kitchens, bbq, log burning fireplace, tv/dvd player and comfortable beds. No bugs! We were in Cottage 3 (3 bedrooms) and were very impressed. The cottage had a beautiful late view. While there is no air conditioning, each room had a powerful ceiling fan, which did the trick. The grounds themselves are very pretty, with 2 nicely maintained beaches, plenty of boats (for rent, except for paddleboats, which are free). There is also a playground for young children, and the usual shuffleboard/horseshoes/tetherball. Oxtongue Lake is beautiful and great for canoeing - for both short leisurely paddles, and longer day trips (including down oxtongue river to ragged falls, which can take a few hours).
Great place to get away from the city.
Huntsville is about a half hour away, Algonquin is 15 minutes away, and Dwight is only 10 mins away and has a good small grocery store that has fresh meat and Dwight also has a great bakery (Henrietta's Pine Bakery)
Only two cons I can think of - 1. the property is very close to Highway 60, so there is a lot of traffic noise during the day if you're playing in the playground (but there is very little traffic at night). 2. You will definitely need your car as there are limited walking opportunities in the area (basically a few trails and Oxtongue Lake Road; beyond that, you need to drive into Algonquin for hiking).
Bring DVDs and popcorn in case it rains!!
- Also Known As:
- Blue Spruce Hotel Muskoka
- Blue Spruce Resort Dwight, Ontario, Canada