During the past decade I have stayed at the Hills/Ridge Resort area approximately 8 times. I have stayed in studios, one and two bedroom units depending on how many people I was travelling with.
As others have stated there is no restaurant on site, but a quick drive to Horseshoe will give you access to restaurants. The reception area/check-in has always been prompt, questions have always been answered, and lots of information provided. Carriage Hills is divided into three sections, phase one, two and three. Phase one is located closest to the indoor/outdoor pool and activity building. The one bedroom units all have views of forest/hills etc. whereas the studio (hotel room) units face the parking lot. A two bedroom units simply give you access to the studio and the one bedroom combined.
Closeby activites include an awesome pet store, chip truck, grocery store, lcbo and quaint shops in nearby Craighurst. Venturing a little further you can go to restaurants, large shopping malls etc. in Barrie. A little further (about 45 min) and you can visit Wasaga Beach.
Our last trip was a weeklong vacation, thereby allowing us time to enjoy several of the on-site activities the resort offers as well as day trips.
I am planning another vacation for this upcoming summer (August) and am really looking forward to enjoying the pool as well as the adults only hot tub (from 9-10 pm) each evening.
To conclude, you can't go wrong with this resort.
Please feel free to PM me if you have specific questions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury Condo-Suites only 1 hour north of Toronto only minutes north of Barrie. Family vacations, golf & ski getaways, romantic retreats, excellent nightly rates and more! Oversized Studio suites (400 sq ft) with private balcony and kitchenette. 1- and 2-Bedroom suites (800-1200 sq ft) with fireplace, jetted tub, balcony, laundry. On site pool, hot tub, kids pool, fitness room and activities program 7 days a week. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Carriage Hills Hotel Barrie
- Carriage Hills Barrie
- Carriage Hills Resort Barrie, Ontario