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Embarc Blue Mountain
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Reviewed March 15, 2007

This is a high-quality, well-appointed self-catering option walking distance to the Village at Blue Mountain...
Likes: loads of space, high-quality furnishings, gas fireplace, helpful staff, decent fitness centre & outdoor hot tub
Dislikes: no ski lift discount for non-owners, no jacuzzi jets in bathtubs, wonky appliances (promptly replaced)
Expensive eating options in the Village (Firehall good basic choice); excellent options in Collingwood (San Diego Italian, Siamese Gecko Thai among others). Large Loblaws food store in C'wood with on-site cigar shop. Nearby nordic ski options include Scenic Caves and Blueberry Trails (Wasaga Beach)

Stayed: March 2007
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Reviewed March 15, 2007

BIG TIP *** This is a members only resort - Visit ClubIntrawest's website for more info on their other GORGEOUS resorts world-wide, Members Only. Well worth the money if it suits your lifestyle. My boyfriend and I are self-employed and we are looking forward to our future travels to their Top Rated "Vacation Homes" after having purchased a 1 year membership (which, for whatever reason, they were reluctant to offer over the $20,000 package. Go fig. )

Anyways, a GREAT and almost secret way to get in there for cheaper than the @250/night they charge, go to Shoppers Drug Mart and search their Life Experiences section. They have pre-paid packages for GREAT deals. Our 2 night stay package included 2 day passes to the spa as well, and our massages were discounted almost $50! The whole pre-paid Life Experiences gift card was $299 +tax. Look online- you won't find any cheaper.

I've read a lot of reviews on all the Club Intrawest resorts and, like me, a lot of ppl get confused when they arrive. It looks like a hotel, but isn't. There's not usually room service, no daily changing of the linens, no 'leave your towels in the tub if you want them replaced'. On the other hand, there ARE free laundry facilities. Soap provided too! I was delighted! :P

We stayed for 3 nights in a breath-taking studio suite. Our jaws struck the floor upon opening the door and feasting our eyes on the enchanting suite that was to be our home for the next few days. The room smelled strangely of curry -(this was noted by front desk reception but not acted upon-) but was otherwise a sophisticated yet comfy-cozy love den.

We spent the following afternoon at the Presentation centre where we were happily entertained and educated by Wayne Larkin. He was very personable, friendly and courteous for the duration of our tour. Upon completion of the presentation, my partner and I purchased our 1-year Membership with little prompting.

In the mood to celebrate, we enjoyed dish after dish of culinary splendor from the chef(s) at The Huron House not far down the road in downtown Collingwood. We rented a movie and spent quality time together in the soothing 2 person tub in our generous sized bathroom.

The next day we were to succumb to the pleasures of the re-known outdoor Spa, Le Scandinave. OIt was only a few blocks away. Our visit started with an hour-long full body massage by the very professional RMTs on staff. Heavenly. We lingered for hours while all stresses melted away in the various hot baths, cool dip ponds, eucalyptus steam room, wooden-stove sauna and pine-lined Relax rooms where a soft nature's song was the background as we gazed out floor-to-ceiling windows at the scenery of the serene outdoors.

We enjoyed a cat-nap in our oversized King sized bed (we were reluctant to go back home to our Queen :P ) often, and found it hard to get out of bed most.. okay ALL mornings.

That night, almost 12am we were confused hearing the fire alarm go off. We were to be transferred out of our beautiful studio into another building due to severe water damage from a burst pipe in the emergency sprinkler system. So reluctant to go, on top of dreading packing up our cozy room at 1am, we found ourselves readily assisted by the security and maintenence crew in the transfer of our belongings. Of course I never felt so guilty for overpacking as I did watching them haul my stuff downstairs, into our vehicle and then unload it and carry it up 2 flights of icy, outdoor steps to our new room.

Our new room was a 2 bedroom 'frat house', as we called it. It had a cozy feeling with gas fireplace in the living area opposite the large, well-equipped kitchen complete with gas stove and huge fridge.

The master bedroom had only a half-wall seperating the batub and sink, while the shower and toilet were hidden behind a pocket door to the side. The 2nd bedroom had 2 twin beds end to end, and a nice entertainment unit with a tv- same as the master. The balcony was long and overlooked the pool- or so we were told. At that time it was covered by 3 feet of snow.

We were sad to leave the next day, but when we awoke, we had a message waiting from the Club Manager, Melissa Quinn with apologies for the unanticipated alarm and necessity to move us to another room. We were to call down to have a complimentary breakfast backet delivered to our room.

We opted for a buffet breakfast down the road at The Pottery, Blue Mountain's oldest restaurant at the Blue Mountain Inn. It was nice to have bacon and eggs as opposed to the other mornings we enjoyed the buffet breakfast in the great room on the main floor of the Lodge at the resort. It usually consisted of juices, assortment of muffins, tea biscuits, raisin bread, yogurts, fruits, hot oatmeal, cereals, coffee & tea. A bit overpriced at $12.95/pp but very convenient when your room is just up a few stairs.

All in all, this place exceeded even my high expectations overall. Service was excellent, even in emergency situations they were very professional and accomodating. We will be going back later this month for a night to enjoy some skiing before all the snow goes away.
**All Day/Night tickets are only $55 when you purchase them from the resort- a $55 ticket only allows you to ski until 4pm if you buy it at the slopes. **


Restaurants in the area worth checking out: Azura's, Huron House, The Pottery, Copper Blues in the village & Beavertails!

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 17, 2006

When my boyfriend and I walked into our room at Club Intrawest in Collingwood, we both ran around jumping up and down completely taken away by how beautiful our room was. Neither of us expected something so classy. Everything was so modern and decorated very cottage-like rustic, but at the same time was luxurious and just plain gorgeous. We stayed for one night to go biking and to spend time in the outdoors, but at night we just stayed inside our hotel room, drinking beer and sitting in the hammock that hung from our private balcony and overlooked the pool. I can't wait to stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2005

The hotel was fabulous! We had a little difficulty in finding where we were to check in since everything there seems to be named "Blue Mountain". We finally found the right place, and I'm glad we had booked it.

We got a beautiful room with a King bed for $139 CD and that included breakfast. The room was immaculate and plush. The bathroom had a separate shower and huge bathtub. The room also had a kitchen area complete with microwave, toaster and fridge.

What hubby and I liked most was that there were two pools and two hot tubs - one for adults and one for families. As we were travelling without our kids (rare occurance) we got to enjoy a nice peaceful soak in the adult hot tub.

If I get the opportunity again to stay in Collingwood, I will definitely stay at Club Intrawest. I don't think we'll ever be able to afford owing one of these vacation homes, but it's nice to stay there as a guest.

  • Stayed: August 2005, traveled on business
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 24, 2017
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  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled with family
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  • Stayed: October 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Embarc Blue Mountain

Address: 277 Jozo Weider Blvd, Blue Mountains, Ontario L9Y 0V2, Canada (Formerly Club Intrawest - Blue Mountain)
Location: Canada > Ontario > Grey County > Blue Mountains
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Blue Mountains
Price Range: $164 - $418 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Embarc Blue Mountain 3*
Number of rooms: 53
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Club Intrawest - Blue Mountain Hotel Blue Mountains
Club Intrawest Collingwood
Embarc Blue Mountain Blue Mountains, Ontario

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