Nestled on 800 acres of rolling, wooded countryside on Peninsula Lake in Muskoka, Ontario, Deerhurst Resort radiates the charm of its natural setting and rich heritage. Famed for its 1,600 fresh water lakes and striking granite outcroppings, Muskoka has been a celebrated vacation retreat since the 19th century. Nearby Algonquin Park, immortalized on canvas by Canada's most acclaimed artists, the Group of Seven, offers a legendary Canadian wilderness experience.
Since 1896, Deerhurst Resort has made the most of this year-round natural playground setting with a full palette of leisure pursuits, guest comforts and engaging service. The centrepiece is the Pavilion, where guests enjoy full amenities under one roof - a new hotel wing, elegant conference centre, restaurants, art gallery, lounge and indoor sports complex with a full service spa. Clusters of low-rise condominium style accommodations are tucked throughout the resort landscape by the lake, ideal for families or a getaway with friends.
Best of all, Deerhurst Resort is easy to reach… just two hours and two turns from Toronto, and easily accessible from other Canadian cities, including Ottawa. Deerhurst has a 3,000 foot private paved Airstrip.
ACCOMMODATION: 400 Hotel rooms, junior one-bedroom suites, and 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condo-style units with a guest capacity of 1,000;, with full kitchens, fireplaces etc. rates ranging seasonally by room type from CDN $109 to $699, plus a wide variety of packages.
CONFERENCE FACILITIES: 45,000 square feet (4,200 m2) of interior venues, with two ballrooms including the Peninsula Room overlooking the lake, plus unique exterior settings including the BBQ Point and Gazebo.
DINING: Eclipse, Maple Grill & Gathering Place, the Lobby Bar, seasonal outlets like the Lounge at Highlands and Pool Deck, as well as take-away/ delivery in compostable containers for in-room dining. Rory Golden, Certified Chef de Cuisine, who produces maple syrup, honey, herbs and mushrooms, and harvests wild leeks, sumac and edible cat tails on the resort’s grounds.
SPA: The 3,000 square foot (280 m2) Spa at Deerhurst uses top environmentally friendly product lines including Pevonia, La Biosthetique, Jane Iredale and Zoya.
ENTERTAINMENT: LIVE at Deerhurst currently presents Decades, a pop music revenue of hits from the 1950s to 2010. Now in its 29th year, Deerhurst’s show is Canada’s longest running stage production and once featured Shania Twain.
GOLF: Two 18-hole courses, the forerunner of Muskoka’s emergence as a major golf destination, Deerhurst Highlands (par 72), and Deerhurst Lakeside (par 64), plus a highly rated Golf Academy and innovative programs including children’s golf and Kids Play Free as well as new corporate teambuilding and themed events like the Tee Party.
RECREATION: Indoor Sports Facility with squash and tennis courts, fitness facility and pool; beachfront inflatable Splash Zone, water sports including boat tours and rentals; horseback riding, carriage and pony rides; hiking and biking trails; Bionx power assist bike rentals, off-road Hummer tours and rocky buggy rentals; guided Algonquin Park tours; and paintball. Sleigh rides, skating, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, snowmobiling, and downhill skiing at Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area (just next door.)
You can also visit http://www.deerhurstresort.com for some more info on the actual resort.