Just got back from our stay at the Rosseau. It was so lovely! All the staff were courteous and kind, and the facilities were to die for. I love the Muskokas, and this gave us the full cottage feeling, but with the luxury of a nice hotel.
We had a balcony room with no lake view, and while you could still see the lake, our room looked out on a forest. While having her coffee one morning, my mom saw a deer! The room was clean and modern, with a nice sitting area and a big tv, which normally we wouldn't care about, but with the Olympics on it was a complete necessity!
I can't overstate how lovely and helpful every staff member we met was. They were helpful and kind, and were happy to go above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable.
There are two swimming areas, one roped off with a dock, and inflatable slide, and boats to borrow, and another on the other side of a little rock outcrop, which we took to calling the "grownup beach" as it was always quiet and calm on that side. Even though the resort was full up we never felt like any of the areas were crowded, and never had to wait for a sun lounger or Muskoka chair. Canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, and bikes are available for free for the first hour, but it didn't seam that they held too closely to that deadline.
The resort has excellent seating areas. No matter where went there was a cluster of absurdly comfortable chairs looking out over a lovely view.
If you want to go off resort we recommend Abbey's Bakehouse, which is a 10 minute walk along the water edge, for fresh baked goods and delicious sandwiches.
In the hotel lobby they had some big tvs set up showing the Olympics, which was a nice touch and let us watch the games on a stormy morning without feeling like we were holed up in our room.
The lodge at night has a fun atmosphere, with lots of people sitting hanging out and playing chess or cards. Lots and lots of power outlets are available for business travelers.
I think this resort would be a great place to bring a family as there were lots of activities for the kids, but for my mom and I (both adults) there was plenty to do, and we never felt like we were overrun by kids. It was a quiet and relaxing break, just what we needed, and we will certainly be back.
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- JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa welcomes guests to luxurious surroundings overlooking Lake Rosseau. Year-round, experience the beauty and renewal of nature on your terms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Rosseau, a Jw Marriott Resort And Spa
- The Rosseau, a Jw Marriott Hotel Minett
- Jw Marriott Rosseau
- Jw Marriott Minett
- JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa Ontario/Minett, Canada