My wife and I stay at the Horseshoe Resort for a quick getaway. We weren't expecting much as it was still a bit early in the season and a last minute booking. Many activities were also not available for this reason.
The staff was extremely friendly, and helpful upon arrival, and throughout our stay. The concierge gave us a free voucher for mini-putt, and was always there when we had questions or advice on activities.
We stayed in a Deluxe Room with 2 queen beds (as the single Kings were taken). The room was quite large and recently renovated with modern furniture and finishes. It featured ample room around the beds, and had a spacious lounge area with 2 chairs and an electric fireplace. It was great to also have a nice large TV, a fridge, and FREE WIFI.
This is where the recent renovations really shined. The bathroom was very contemporary with sleek lines, large glass shower, and 2-person bathtub (unfortunately not jetted). It was spacious and very clean.
Overall, we had a great time at the resort even though we only participated in a few activities. The mini-putt is fun and escalates up the side of a hill. We also rented cross-country bikes and took to one of the moderate trails nearby. The ride was beautiful, but be sure to carry insect repellant as they can be relentless!
There aren't many options for dining on site, however being just 15 minutes from Barrie, it's not much of an issue. We did try the Crazy Horse restaurant for lunch and it was reasonable. My fish and chips could have been better, however my wife's salad was very delicious.
There is also wonderful gourmet pizza place just off Pentanguishene Rd. 2 minutes from the resort. It is a part of a golf resort but open to the public. A must try!
We had nice relaxing time at Horseshoe Resort. The fact that it was just off-season and quiet surely worked well in our favour. The resort isn't overly expensive, and with all the other activities they have to offer, this is a great place for either a quick couple getaway, or a lot of fun for the family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There's 4 seasons of adventure waiting for you at Horseshoe Resort, only one hour north of Toronto. Whether you're here for family fun, an inspired meeting at our Conference Centre or a romantic getaway, there's a whole world of things to do. Imagine 26 Alpine ski and snowboard runs, 35 kms of groomed double track set Nordic trails, terrain park with over 20 features, two full championship golf courses, three restaurants, Shizen Spa, hot tubs, saunas, Segway Off-road Adventures, Yamaha Riding Adventures, Advenuture Buggie Tours, Treetop Trekking, Horseback riding, Hummer Tours, indoor and outdoor pool, fitness facilities and weekly classes, a 10 acre driving range, putting green, hiking and biking trails through the breathtaking Copeland Forest, Kids Korral and the Horseshoe Adventure Park! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Horseshoe Hotel Barrie
- Horseshoe Resort Barrie, Ontario