We really enjoyed our week-end stay. We had a mini cousins reunion, 3 couples - one from Detroit, one from Montreal and one from Ottawa, so geographically the Briars was sort of in the middle. The staff was very pleasant and friendly. This is an older historic resort but mostly well kept. Don't expect spacious modern rooms, they are a little small and dated, but well kept and quaint (reminds me of some of the Bed and Breakfast places I have experienced). Charming is the description for the entire experience. There are lots of outdoor activities, including a one hour narrated motor boat trip on the lake, an outdoor pool, kayaking and paddle boats, golf, tennis, biking, walking, and, instructed exercise classes (zumba was one). There are also indoor activities such as billiards, ping pong and an indoor pool. We played cards for a while in the bar. We all agreed that the food was excellent, and the meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) were included in the price. Speaking of price, I have a few complaints; the price was a little high for the week-end, around $800 U.S. Plus you pay for drinks, even soda's. And, they charge a service fee of 15% which you'd think includes a tip for the waitresses, but it doesn't and we didn't know that until the last meal - meaning the poor wait staff didn't get any tips from us except for lunch on Sunday. That issue needs to be addressed my management. But overall the place is very charming and well worth the experience. Take a walk through the old historic part of the manor and the adjacent tower - very interesting. I would definitely stay there again.
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- Also Known As:
- The Briars Hotel Jackson`s Point
- Briars Jacksons Point
- Briars Hotel Jacksons Point
- The Briars Ontario, Canada