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Deerhurst Resort
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Huntsville
Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

We have stayed at Deerhurst 7 times, mostly in the main building for our company Christmas party. Thank God we didn't have to attend the usual show this year....we saw Kim Mitchell and he was great and LOUD, TOO LOUD!!! We have also upgraded (I should say down graded) a few times to suites down by the water too. These units are very dated and a lot of the previous reviews are correct about this. The main building rooms and beds are comfortable. Dining options are not cheap and we were disappointed that the Maple room bar/grill was closed for this busy time a year. Kids stuff added this year was good, like rock climbing and arcade......definitely an improvemnt.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Teamdeerhurst, Guest Relations Manager at Deerhurst Resort, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you for posting a review. We appreciate your business and loyalty to our resort over the years. So glad that you enjoyed the Kim Mitchell concert and the new indoor activities we added this past year. Sorry that Maple Grill was not available during your recent stay with us. We hope you enjoyed the refreshed menu offering in Eclipse Restaurant and Lobby Bar. We are currently in the process of mapping out a renovation plan for the Lakeside and multi bedroom condos that we manage on behalf of private individual owners and are confident further renovations will be completed soon. We hope to see you again soon. Happy New Year!
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Bracebridge, Canada
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

We held our Christmas Party at Deehurst Resort and it was a fabulous stay. Dinner was in the attrium, was set up beautifully, very well presented and delicious. The Decades Show was great to watch and dancing afterwards was fun, fun, fun!

We definitely had a blast, and were very well taken care of by all staff.

Thank you for making our stay very enjoyable and we look forward to another great stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Teamdeerhurst, Guest Relations Manager at Deerhurst Resort, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of Deerhurst! Glad you enjoyed your stay including the food, entertainment and dining venue during your staff Christmas party. We will ensure our colleagues know you took the time to recognize them – Thank you! Deerhurst Resort offers an ideal destination and conference facility for any occasion. Our meeting and event spaces can accommodate everything from an intimate boardroom to a dinner for 720. The Rotunda, which provides one of our most unique reception and small group dining spots, provides a stunning view of Peninsula Lake on the wrap around deck. Hopefully, we can welcome you back for a getaway soon...
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Orillia
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

My wife and I recently brought our staff to this property for our annual holiday party. From the second we turned into the entrance we were impressed with the charming yet elegant overture of the property. The staff at the desk were very welcoming and knowledgable about the area. The restaurant served a fabulous breakfast buffet, and included many items from the local area, and some even produced right on the resort property. The rooms were very comfortable, with easy to operate climate control. The holiday party was planned very well with live entertainment to provide ample dancing opportunities. At 40 years old, and having grown up in Orillia, I cannot believe this was my first trip to stay at Deerhurst. I certainly will guarantee that we will spend many more vacations here in the future!!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Teamdeerhurst, Guest Relations Manager at Deerhurst Resort, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you for choosing Deerhurst Resort for your annual staff holiday party and the many compliments The restaurants at Deerhurst are committed to the "eat local" food movement and our Executive Chef Rory Golden has been a true advocate for Ontario growers and producers, assisting in the foundation of the Savour Muskoka culinary trail. Seasonally, Deerhurst harvests its own honey, herbs, shiitake mushrooms and maple syrup. I will ensure your feedback is provided to our culinary team, as they take great pride in the dishes they create for our guests. We hope that Deerhurst Resort will be your resort of choice for many years to come.
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Barrie, Canada
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

Wow! I must admit that our stay at this resort was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, we had our staff holiday party here and I couldn't have imagined going anywhere else. Upon check-in, we were greeted with warm smiles and speedy service; I usually loathe this process, but I must admit that the Deerhust staff made it an absolute delight. We stayed in the main building and the atmosphere was a perfect mix of Muskoka charm and outright luxury. The rooms are very clean and the beds are of the highest level of commfort. A special thanks to the Saturday AM breakfast staff. Our server was genuinely enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable about the food and Deerhurst, and had a great sense of humour. Made for a very memorable and enjoyable meal.

All of our staff were very happy with the event and hospitality, and requests have already been made to book for next year. Looking forward to it already and I'm sure that the Deerhurst staff will again amaze us with their excellent service and friendliness.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Teamdeerhurst, Guest Relations Manager at Deerhurst Resort, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Thank you for the 5 star review! We have received very positive responses about our new holiday party concerts featuring classic Canadian rock icons Kim Mitchell and David Wilcox, complete with a festive dinner right in the concert venue. We look forward to hosting your group again next year and encourage you to sign up for our e-club for first alerts re: Resort credit specials, other savings and special events.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

We visited the resort this past weekend for a concert and overnight stay.
Rented a one bedroom condo for the evening, the furniture was a wee bit dated but forgivable given this is cottage country.
The room was well stocked with towels and coffee and very, very clean.
The king bed was quite comfortable; the pillows were a bit larger than I prefer however there was a selection to choose from; I'd bring my own next time.

We were approximately a 5 minute (drive) from the main building there was a continuous shuttle (2) running from the main building to our front door.
The shuttle waited a few minutes so we did not have to stand out in the cold or run to catch it. Very courteous driver.
At all times there was someone clearing the ice and snow so we had no issue in that regard.

I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the room with a full kitchen, stocked with utensils, plates, bowls, glasses, dishwasher, coffee maker. Full dining room table.
the unit had a washer and dryer and a lot of storage.
If I were spending a week here I could do so very comfortably.
There was a pull out couch in the living room - I can not attest to the comfort level as we didn't use it - but handy.
Our room had two TV's - living room & bedrom
Fireplace with a supplied 3 hour log ...
Winter visit, the heating worked very well.
Good water pressure.

The main hall dining room layout was a bit odd for the type of concert, banquet hall like.
A sequined gown to a rock concert? not often. I did not feel out of place in cords although a "dress code" could be noted on the information somewhere.

Information with regard to the concert was limited - seating time for dining (cockatial 6 - dinner 7), dress code, there is a coat check for those staying off site.

Check in is 4pm so we called ahead to confirm dinner seating but our call was passed along without respone - although we were driving in a remote area with limited cell service.
My call was dropped twice - I blame my service not Deerhurst.
Although if noted on my confirmation ...

We stopped at the front desk upon arrival to ask and they were very helpful, friendly and informative.

Obviously quite a few people were there for christmas parties not to see the show. Walking and talking. Maybe thes party groups should be seated at the back ... just a suggestion, I am not rating the visitors here ... and maybe some ear plugs for the unsuspecting.

A meal was included in our package, no brekkie though - we called in the AM to confirm as it wasn't Indicated anywhere.

The meal was pretty good; my standards are high In this this department so I don't think it fair to rate a bulk catered meal.
Dinner was very well executed and well presented.
I would however drop the bacon from the tenderloin and chicken - it is hard to get that nice and crispy when serving bulk .. I'm sure a lot of the bacon went to waste.
I did not see a vegetarian option on the menu or if one was offered although I didnt ask.

Overall I was Impressed with our unit and did enjoy the meal and concert.
I would visit again and stay longer next time ....

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank akyraty
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Teamdeerhurst, Guest Relations Manager at Deerhurst Resort, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
We are glad to read that you were impressed and enjoyed the Kim Mitchell 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.

For future visitors: The shuttle service is not part of the daily service at the resort. This scheduled shuttle service is available and organized for large special events, golf and group tournaments, large conventions and wedding groups and available to all guests on evenings that our Live Decades Show is playing.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

My husband and I went here for a 2 day romantic getaway last summer. We got a lovely spacious, up to date room in the main building. We had a lovely meal at the restaurant, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on the walking trails, kayaking, but most of all the relaxing time out canoeing. It was a great getaway. We booked our stay and paid in advance so we didn't experience any difficulty in that manner. We had fun and enjoyed our stay!

Room Tip: For couples get a nice room with a king size bed in the main building. We were on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Teamdeerhurst, Guest Relations Manager at Deerhurst Resort, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Thank you for posting a review. We are glad you enjoyed your getaway! We hope your travels bring you back to Muskoka soon– maybe this winter? The winter season offers an equally vibrant natural setting. We do recommend you set time aside to enjoy a romantic horse drawn sleigh ride, followed by couples massage in the Shizen Spa. In the evening join us in the Lobby Bar in a cozy setting by the fireplace to enjoy tapas and wine.
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Port Carling, Canada
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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 review, 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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Property: Deerhurst Resort
Address: 1235 Deerhurst Dr, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2E8, Canada
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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Deerhurst Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 330
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover Deerhurst Resort's idyllic lakeside setting in Muskoka cottage country. This 760 acre, year-round retreat is minutes from Algonquin Park and historical, culinary, sporting and cultural attractions like Huntsville's Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery and neighboring Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area. Known for its two 18-hole golf courses, Deerhurst offers the most on-site activities of any Eastern Canada resort, from indoor rock climbing, Treetop Trekking, paintball, ATV tours and snowmobiling to water sports, spa and a live entertainment. ... more   less 
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