Resorts of Ontario (http://www.resortsofontario.com), Ontario’s premier association of resorts, inns and lodges, is pleased to launch our new magazine Go Resorting just unveiled at Casino Rama in Orillia , April 8, 2013. This exciting new Ontario tourism and vacation magazine includes fun vacation stories of inspiring resort experiences and stories by professional travel writers. Go Resorting magazine includes interesting topics that relate to vacationing at Ontario resort, lodges, cottages and inns, including romance, culinary, family, golf, spa and more.
The inaugural edition of the magazine features several informative articles, including “Best Family Vacation Ideas”, “Great All-Girl Escapes”, “10 Great Golf Getaways” and more. A contest is featured in the magazine which we hope will be shared through social media. The contest runs until September 30, 2013.
Enter your “My Favorite Go Resorting Moment” now at http://www.resortsofontario.com or tell , share or show us via Blog, Twitter, Face Book or Pinterest.
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Ahhh Winter… one of the most majestic seasons. Make time to come with friends and family and savour great times at the Resorts of Ontario.
Allow us to help you to make the most of it by acting as your hosts in Resort Country, which is just a short drive away. As the temperature drops and the snow starts to fall, Resorts, Lodges and Inns throughout Ontario are rolling out their welcome mats, lighting the fires and grooming the trails for you to experience Winter. The promise of Winter offers both great outdoors and memorable indoor experiences.
• Resort Country is blanketed with Snow!
• Trails and hills are groomed!
• Romantic accommodation offering cabins, cottages, lodges and resort hotels!
• Time to savour soothing spa treatments after the rush of the Holiday Season!
Enter to Win $500. Resorts of Ontario Gift Certificate to be used at one of our many Resort Properties at http://www.resortsofontario.com/winter
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Fern Resort – Orillia
It is time to romance the snow ! The promise of great times with family and friends await you at any of our unique resorts, lodges and inns here in Ontario’s great outdoors.
* Cooler temperatures!
* Fire lit resort lounges and accommodations!
* Groomed trails!
* Magical landscapes!
* All kinds of experiences just for you both outdoors and indoors.
* Great resort packages.
Give the Gift of a Getaway this holiday season. A Gift Certificate offers so much to your special someone, friend or family member. Visit http://www.resortsofontario.com to buy a $50, $100, $250 or $500 Gift Certificate.
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Be our Guest this Spring ! Our May E-Specially for you newsletter chock full of tantalizing packages is in the process of being launched! With spring in the air, warming (albeit slow) temperatures, blooming gardens, our resorts are ready to welcome their guests.
With a rich variety of resorts and experiences on offer, for families, for couples, and for groups of gals, and guys, or even that very special occasion, what better location than one of Ontario’s charming Lakeside and Countryside Resorts, Cottages, Lodges and Inns. With services for doing it all yourself, and spending your time being refreshed in the perfect natural environment to boost your spirits and spend time with the one (s) closest to you. There are a huge variety of choices for full service resorts offering full, modified meal plans, bed and breakfast food options, or just accommodation, and do it as you please making decisions for sporting and recreational, or pampering activities.
This May’s eNewletter offers a vast menu of getaway options such as:
Break & Families fun at the Fern Resort!From $170, Moms 50% – one child free. Mother’s Day weekend, with 50% off for mothers. The family is well taken care of with Fern Resort’s renowned recreation and activity programs so that mom is assured of time to do what she wishes. Package includes 2 nights accommodation and four meals. Sunday enjoy a full Brunch buffet. and one child free, everyone has a great Mother’s Day Weekend.
Fishing and Touring at Pine Vista Resort – Free Fishing Boat for 2 Days! Our Fishing and Touring Package is the perfect getaway for avid anglers. Pine Vista Resort is located on StoneyLakejust 90 min NE of Toronto, in the heart of the Kawartha’s. Enjoy two nights accommodation with fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV/DVD, WiFi and deck with BBQ. Package includes 14’ aluminum fishing boat for two days, 1 tank of gas, and map of the lake. Guests can enjoy use of all resort facilities such as heated pool, hot tubs, canoes/kayaks, nature trails. An affordable getaway/ $565/group of 4.
The Gananoque Inn & Spa – 45% Spring Savings Package -$238 value for just $130 per couple/per package. Discover the magic of the 1000Islandsand save 45%! Enjoy overnight accommodation in a charming, spacious Standard Room with a full, hearty breakfast for two, one $25 voucher towards dinner at Muskie Jake’s and two tickets for 1 ½ hour 1000 Islands cruise with the Gananoque Boatline. Valid Sunday to Friday night stays until June 14, 2012. Blackout Date: May 18, 2012 Offer is subject to availability. Not valid with any other offers or promotions Taxes and gratuities not included. Must be booked by May 5, 2012
Victoria Day Weekend – 2 Children Free – Bayview Wildwood Resort. From $299 pp/per 2 nights/dbl with Two Kids Free. Celebrate the spirit of summer this Victoria Day Weekend at Bayview Wildwood Resort. Go canoeing or kayaking along the shores ofSparrowLake. Bicycle along country roads while your kids are in children’s programs. Hike in theCanadian Shieldwilderness. Relax by the outdoor pool or go indoors and enjoy the indoor pool, whirlpool, games room and squash courts. Rate is for 2 nts with 5 meals.
Georgian Bay Adventure at Delawana Inn
2 adults starting from $600.00
- 2 adults, 2 nights, 3 meals per day/adult
- 2 kids 6 and under stay FREE*
- 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 lunches/adult
- ** Free half day fishing boat rental **
- Your choice of a canoe or kayak clinic/excursion
- Test your skills on our high ropes adventure course
- Hike or Bike on Beausoleil Island National Park
- Try our Disc Golf course
- Use of resort facilities including pontoon cruises, mountain bikes, etc.
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Christie's Mill Inn & Spa
Ontario provides such a stunning array of varied landscapes that lends itself perfectly to those seeking a romantic getaway. Regardless of the season, there is a charm when visiting Ontario Resorts that is unmatchable. Scattered throughout the province these hidden treasures provide serenity and a mysticism that will help your love blossom. Resorts of Ontario offers 100 unique resort hotels, lodges, cottages and inns, each with their own unique qualities. From sunrise to sunset, our goal is to make every moment of your stay worth sharing with your loved one to create lasting memories and romance that will carry on past your vacation.
Our resorts are the ideal location for a picture perfect wedding. Imagine saying your vows surrounded by lush and beautiful forests or overlooking a calm lake. Your guests will love sharing in the scenic ceremony and reception as much as you. They will thank you for providing them the perfect reason for their own romantic escapes.
Couples Massage at The Pillar and Post at Niagara on the Lake
When you stay at an Ontario Resort, you control the days events. So whether you’re the type that wants to go for a morning stroll with coffee in hand to watch the sunrise across the lake or if you prefer to sleep in and have breakfast in bed; we work with you to make sure your day starts off right.
After any vacation, people always talk about the food. Our resorts recognize the importance of providing exceptional meals. It’s not often that people can feel pampered when dining but that is what you can expect from these culinary teams. Each course is prepared to the highest quality. The aromas from the kitchen will cause your mouth to water. The visual presentation is a photographic delight and the flavours are to die for.
What could be more romantic than treating yourselves to a couples massage, letting your muscles loosen while soaking in a hot tub and detoxifying in the sauna. Of course that is just a taste of the treatments and relaxing experiences available through our resort spas and you can add to and customize your relaxation with things like a mud wrap, facial, manicures and pedicures.
As your day winds down, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy the silence of the surrounding nature in each others arms. One those cooler nights, a crackling fire adds to the perfect ambiance of your romantic getaway. Next time the two of you need to getaway, come on up to our place and visit www.resortsofontario.com to find your perfect romantic retreat.
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Resorts of Ontario is pleased to announce that 3 of our current resort members have been selected as readers choice winners through the Toronto Sun. Nottawasaga Resort in Alliston Ontario won the top honour with the Gold award for favourite Ontario resort. Silver went to Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara falls and the bronze went to Blue Mountain Resort near Collingwood. Nottawasaga Resort also secured the gold award in the category of favourite recreational hockey arena and bronze for restaurant with a view.
It’s no surprise to us that some of our resorts took this honour but if you aren’t familiar with the terrific resorting experiences Ontario has to offer, we encourage you to come on up to our place for your next getaway. With activities like a year round indoor hockey rink at Nottawasaga, fantastic activities like skiing and the new Ridge Runner roller coaster at Blue Mountain and the ever fun water park at Great Wolf Lodge; you’ll leave with new memories as a reminder of the fun you can have when you visit an Ontario Resort.
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The first weekend of November is behind us and what a great start to November it was. It was nothing but sunshine and mild fall temperatures in Resort Country. Over the last few years, I have noticed a trend where we see most of October being wet and cool (with the exception of Thanksgiving weekend,) but come November, the temperature starts to climb back up. That trend looks to be continuing again for 2011 which means there is still time for you to getaway and enjoy some fall activities in Ontario’s beautiful natural landscapes.
By now most of the leaves have fallen meaning there is an increased opportunity to see and photograph wildlife in their natural habitat. Moose and deer are on the move as they start their fall rut. Bears are busily searching for food as they bulk up for winter. Birds are starting their migration. Fall fishing is raved about as well.
There is a lot to be said for hiking in the fall. While you have likely missed the fall colour change, there is still reason to get out. The smells and sounds of fall are ever-present come November. The soft crunching feel and sound of the drying leaves are unmistakable and if you are patient enough, you might actually hear and see animals approaching. As the cool weather sets in, there is also a calming stillness in the fall air.
Fall mornings are especially tranquil when you wake up to see the morning fog rolling around the lakes. Combine that with a cup of coffee or tea and the sound of a loon calling and you are starting your day off the right way. Then once your day unwinds, take in the spectacular pastels of colour across the sky and reflected on the water as the sun begins to set.
This coming weekend, November 11-13, Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville is featuring Jann Arden as part of a girlfriends getaway package. Click here for all the details and to book your getaway package.
On November 19th, Pinestone Resort in Haliburton is hosting a Superstars Tribute live show beginning at 7:30 pm. Overnight packages start at $259 per couple which includes 2 tickets for the show and dinner buffet. Phone 705-457-1800 for more information.
For something even more laid back and relaxing, check out the “Spa Your Way” package from Pillar and Post in Niagara on the Lake from $195 pp. which gives you a $100 spa credit that you can use to alleviate all your pre holiday stress.
View our monthly newsletter for even more great fall packages and sign up to receive specials emailed to you directly.
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