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“December 1, 2012 - David Wilcox Christmas Party”
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Deerhurst Resort
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Huntsville
Reviewed December 3, 2012

We had our company Christmas party on Saturday night at Deerhurst. We were treated to a fabulous dinner, David Wilcox in concert (who was amazing!)....and a dance after the concert. The customer service was second to none...the rooms were comfortable - all and all a great experience .... and we are hoping to return again next year! Thank you Deerhurst...we will definitely be back!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Teamdeerhurst, Guest Relations Manager at Deerhurst Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2012

We are glad to read that you were impressed and enjoyed the David Wilcox concert! We appreciate you taking time to post a detailed review and will pass your feedback along to our team. Our dinner and concert series have been a great success and we are excited to announce that it will continue into the New Year- 2013. All details are posted on our website and we hope you will return to enjoy future events.

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Reviewed November 29, 2012

My mom and i went to Deerhurst as a girls weekend. The customer service at the front Desk was amazing. The show was great as always and their new preferred membership is a great value.We are excited to go back and try some of their activities out such as indoor rock climbing.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Teamdeerhurst, Guest Relations Manager at Deerhurst Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2012

Glad you enjoyed experience at Deerhurst Resort! We look forward to welcoming you back so you may enjoy the resort on a more regular basis. The Preferred Membership is a great value and is designed to provide perks and benefits for guests who visit us regularly throughout the year. The membership benefits include a discount on dining based on the number of guests in your party, 20% savings on Spa services at Shizen Spa, 20% savings on Golf Green fees and admission to Decades 2012, our latest live show. Also included is a one night stay (available in select accommodation and is subject to availability). For more information or to become a Preferred Member, please contact us directly.

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Reviewed November 25, 2012

We booked a Bed & Breakfast package for late November. We arrived early on the check-in day and the staff was really great. They checked to see if our room was available - since it was not, they still checked us in and got us set-up. We were able to use all the facilities while we waited to get our room (2 hours early!). The Horseback riding through the powder snow was spectacular (safe horses and friendly staff). In the evening we had dinner at Eclipse off the a la carte. Very delicious and again, super friendly waiters. We stayed in a One bedroom condo with lake view. Absolutely breathtaking: 2 rooms, 2 bathrooms, jacuzzi, balcony, kitchen, 2 plasma screen TVs (one in each room) and a fireplace. Very romantic. In the AM we had the breakfast buffet - many choices: eggs benedict, bacon, oatmeal, tons of fresh fruit, juices, coffee, tea, made-to-order omelette. Absolutely amazing. We went for digestive walks throughout the resort. Buildings are at maximum 15 minute walk from the main pavilion.
Very clean. Very friendly. You are paying good money to stay here - but it's definitely worth it. I am curious to come back in the summer months, to experience all the lakefront activities and pools.
Definitely recommendable - and especially great for a romantic getaway.

Room Tip: Condos 19, 20, 21 are the highest up and have the greatest views of the lake (if you are wanting a c...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Teamdeerhurst, Guest Relations Manager at Deerhurst Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Thank you for 5 star review and recommending us to others. The summer is a great time to enjoy Muskoka. With three outdoor pools, a sandy beach and more, guests of Deerhurst Resort have every opportunity to swim, stroll or laze the day away on the shores of Peninsula Lake. In addition, our splash zone admission fee includes not only Canada's largest inflatable water park, but also use of canoes, windsurfers, stand-up paddle boards and kayaks. We do also recommend you make time to golf on one of our two 18 hole golf courses, or try an exhilarating Hummer or Rock Buggy tour followed by an evening of fun when our multi-talented show cast of dancers, singers, musicians take the stage, for DECADES our Live show. Look forward to welcoming you back - you may just need to plan for an entire week!

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Reviewed November 24, 2012

I found Deerhurst Resort to be very comfortable and well appointed. I had a suite close to the main building and didn't mind the walk and that is was separated from the main building. The suite was very nice and had everything I needed. I was visiting Deerhurst for a conference and used the suite to do demos of our software program. The main room was large enough to comfortably sit 8 people.

The main building is also very nice, and I loved the artwork they have collected. The business rooms are also more than adequate for conference like setting.

I will return for a weekend golf trip next year for sure! The only advice I have is in the foodservice area, I wasn't very impressed with several meals we were served and thought they could have been better!

Room Tip: The suites are very nice with great views overlooking the lake and the golf course, great patios too...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Teamdeerhurst, Guest Relations Manager at Deerhurst Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Thank you for posting a review and the many compliments. Deerhurst Resort is quite expansive and we do have a variety of different types of guest rooms and suites, ranging from regular hotel rooms in the Main Building as well as lakeside accommodation and 1, 2, 3 Bedroom Condos, which are situated around the resort. Our reservations team is available to answer our guest’s questions and recommend room types based on preference as we make every effort to ensure all of our guests have a memorable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to ensure you leave with a more positive culinary experience and recommend you keep an eye on our website for golf packages in the New Year!

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Reviewed November 22, 2012

My wife and I attended a conference at Deerhurst for 3 days this fall. Everything from the room, to the meals (accommodating my wife's special diet restrictions) to our set up needs and their attention to detail was noteworthy enough to mention on this site. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Teamdeerhurst, Guest Relations Manager at Deerhurst Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Thank you for posting a review. We sincerely appreciate the accolades and glad you enjoyed your experience at Deerhurst Resort. Our restaurant and culinary teams do their best to accommodate guest dietary requirements. Should a guest wish to speak with a Chef or Manager prior to arrival to discuss menu or special requests, we recommend they contact us at info@deerhurstresort.com. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

We attended the Chef Michael Smith culinary weekend on October 26th, 2012. It was a weekend of excellent service, excellent food and great interactive events with Michael Smith. He is very personable and an engaging speaker. The front desk upgraded us to rooms in the main building (cause I use a cane) as we asked and was able to do so for my parents who were with us. Amazing service, lovely young people on the phone, at the desk, the bar and everywhere on site. Thank you again ! We will see you soon !

Room Tip: Stay in the main building for events, but the outer buidings for privacy and cottage feeling
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Teamdeerhurst, Guest Relations Manager at Deerhurst Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We're glad that you enjoyed the weekend events and that we were able to accommodate your accommodate request. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We arrived the Friday afternoon and check in was smooth. There were two groups of us meeting in two separate buildings but we were close together. We stayed in Mapleridge. Upon entering our room I found it to be very dated. It certainly needs renovatoins, especially the bathroom. The kitchen was excellent, everything we needed was at our disposal. The Friday night we went to the 80's dance party and the supper was a little bizarre. We had bread plates for supper and we found small dinner buns and turkey, pizza and mashed potatoes in a martini glass. Needless to say we were all starving for breakfast the next morning. The dance party was excellent and the shuttle to and from the main building was quick and efficient. The next morning we had breakfast which was very good with a lot of choices. We attended the workshops and then back to our rooms. We took advantage of the shuttles into Huntsville that afternoon to do a little shopping. We had our sit down supper in the dining room that evening and I found the meal to be very bland. I was expecting a a little more from an upscale resort as this. That night we attended the Amanda Marshall concert in Huntsville. Going there everything was well organized. Coming back was another story. It was mass chaos with 600 hundred shoving and pushing onto sporadic buses in torrential downpour and thunder and lightening. They need to establish a better system next year of having the guests returning back to the resort. Overall our stay was excellent and the staff wonderful. They just need to update the rooms and some of the buildings on the grounds need some TLC.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Teamdeerhurst, Guest Relations Manager at Deerhurst Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Glad you had an excellent stay! The multi bedroom condos are very popular and it is great to read that the condo met your needs. We are currently in the process of mapping out a renovation plan for these condos that we manage on behalf of private individual owners and are confident renovations will be completed soon. We apologize that the food did not meet your expectations and will share your feedback with our culinary team. The Friday night stand up reception was designed so that guests had the opportunity to mix and mingle with others and enjoy an array of Hors D'oeuvres including the mashed potato martini bar, one of the hottest trends in food stations. We hope that we have the chance to welcome you back next year and also want you to know that the Concert Event organizers will ensure a much more seamless bus departure next year. See you then!!

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Address: 1235 Deerhurst Dr, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2E8, Canada
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Muskoka District > Huntsville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Huntsville
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Huntsville
Price Range: $165 - $271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Deerhurst Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 330
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Embracing Peninsula Lake near Huntsville, Deerhurst Resort is your year-round retreat to Ontario’s famous “Cottage Country” lifestyle in Muskoka and has been welcoming vacationing families and couples, as well as meetings and conference guests since 1896. Known for its excellent golf – including Deerhurst Highlands which ranked in the top 50 best you can play in 2016 by Canadian Golf Magazine, fresh, locally sourced cuisine highlighted throughout the four onsite restaurants, and live entertainment throughout the year, Deerhurst resort has everything you need for your ultimate Muskoka getaway. Offering the most activities of any resort in Ontario year-round including canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, skiing and wakeboard lessons in the summer, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and skating in the winter, amazing hiking trails to see breathtaking fall colours and so much more, plus Deerhurst is your gateway to Algonquin Park, just 30 minutes away. ... more   less 
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