I went with my husband August 16-19 (3 nights, 2 days) and it was a romantic getaway for us. This resort is definitely geared toward young families, but that didn't bother us one bit- we were more than ecstatic to be there without our own three kids (the oldest is only 4!)
Definitely the one thing that we were most impressed with was the service and friendliness of the staff. A++++ for each one of them! We bought our weekend with a Wagjag Jaunt so we actually got a great price for the getaway (especially for Muskoka, we got a smoking price!)- I would never pay full price for any resort.
We stayed in a standard room, as opposed to a deluxe suite, room or cabin. All I can say about the room, while very clean, it was just "meh." Nothing amazing about it. Keeping with the traditional Muskoka lodge ambiance, there was no TV or telephone in the room, which was fine because our whole point of going was to connect with each other, not the remotes :P We had a king size bed, but it wasn't very comfortable because it was really two twin beds side by side, which easily could have been hidden by a mattress topper but it wasn't, so the "seams" in the middle where they came together kind of got in the way and was uncomfortable. The rest of the room was just dated- the lamps and quilt, and tile in the bathroom... all cosmetic stuff but definitely could use some freshening up. And we actually were right on top of another room, so you could hear them talking downstairs (not the actual conversation, just muffled sounds), and when they flushed and all that. That was kind of a bummer.
The resort is very close to Arrowhead Provincial Park, which we went to for the two beautiful bike trails. Took 10-15 minutes to get there and we were able to rent a day pass from Pow Wow for a few bucks less than getting one at Arrowhead. That was definitely a highlight, and we also tried the hiking trail at Pow Wow, which is 5.3km (1.5-2hrs), but we somehow missed some of the markers on the trail and cut it down to a thirty minute walk by taking some random shortcuts :S
The meals were not 5star quality, but they were included in our package and were still really good!! I'd say 3.5 out 5, especially because there was good variety on the menus and the portions were perfectly sized- for a woman! My husband was very disappointed with the portions because he easily could have had two. But then again, I can appreciate that food is not wasted and you have enough for a healthy, balanced meal. Totally enough when you have three meals a day. Just bring your own snacks! We had a mini fridge in our room which was a pleasant surprise so the night we got there we went into Huntsville to stock up at Walmart on water bottles and snacks.
A highlight from our weekend was Sunday afternoon, when we got the chance to go tubing and waterskiing!! Doug was super patient with me because I totally sucked and kept wiping out, but I finally got up! And then I fell again :P but it was really fun to try it, and we have no water toys of our own, and never get to do the fun stuff, so we really loved that. And there was a huge Iceberg (rock climbing of sorts, but much easier! If I can do it, you can do it!) and a water trampoline and a couple of big water slides which were all awesome! we are both 25 and had a blast- it's not just for the kids!... I don't recommend the hot tub/pool/sauna... it's very dated and could definitely use a makeover. But when it's nice outside you spend all your time in the lake anyways!
I wouldn't recommend this as a couples resort by any means- there is no spa, a very tiny beach geared to the kids, there are lots of kids and the cabins are not secluded, etc. But we have kids so we really didn't mind.
Overall, the "meh " room was totally overshadowed by how much fun we had and it was the perfect getaway for us! We could easily have stayed a few more days and enjoyed every last second there. We will definitely be coming back for a romantic escape (don't need much more than two people for that lol) plus we like to do all the stuff they have! tons of options for keeping active- kayaking, canoeing, swimming, ping pong, basketball, hiking, biking etc. and in the future we will be coming back with our kids! This is the kind of resort you want to bring your kids back to year after year.
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