Fall in Ontario is a feast for all your senses…breathtaking vistas emblazoned with fiery colours of crimsons, reds, golds and more… Indulge yourself at an Ontario resort or inn this Fall, where an amazing array of packages such as Fall Colour Packages, Reconnect Now…Just the two of you, Spontaneous Getaways and Thanksgiving Packages and celebrations can be enjoyed with those closest to you for just that special reason. Just a short drive away, often only three or four turns from where you are. For a taste of Fall, browse through our web site at http://www.resortsofontario.com

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Great Golf Getaways

Glen House Resort, Gananoque

One of Eastern Ontario’s most demanding and picturesque courses  is found at this historic 75-room inn on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, in the heart of the Thousands Islands. From the nerve-rattling opening tee shot over a deep gorge, Smuggler’s Glen Course treats golfers to spectacular river views and a roller-coaster thrill ride through a Canadian Shield landscape of high granite cliffs and rolling pine-covered hills and valleys.

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The Briars Resort and Spa, Jacksons Point

With nine holes designed by legendary golf architect Stanley Thompson, and nine by his lone-time associate Robbie Robinson, The Briars Golf Course boasts one of the most enviable  pedigrees in Canadian golf. The subtle 6,285 yard layout near the banks of Lake Simcoe rolls gracefully through mature stands of birch and evergreens, while offering vistas of the Black River. The resort itself is build around an antiques-filled Regency manor house dating from the 1840’s.

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Cobble Beach Golf Resort, Owen Sound

Doug Carrick’s acclaimed Cobble Beach Golf Links is the centerpiece of a master-planned golf community on the southern shore of Georgian Bay near Owen Sound. From the Nantucket-style clubhouse, which includes a 10-room inn (there are also five new guest cottages), golfers set forth to play a links-style course that offers gorgeous views of the bay with almost every shot. And like all great courses, this one ends with a wallop on the 18th hole, a par five that rolls along  dramatic cliff-top bluffs.

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Pinestone Resort, Haliburton

A sky-high slope rating of 141 has earned Pinestone’s golf course a reputation as one of the most challenging in cottage country. Though just 6,024 yards long, architect Jack Davison’s layout deep in the Haliburton Highlands features tight fairways, treacherous multi-level greens and numerous water hazards. After golf, explore kilometres of marked wilderness trails at a country-style resort that offers accommodations in 103 guest rooms, villas and chalets.

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Hockley Valley Resort, Orangeville

This intimate and popular family-run resort, which offers 14 downhill ski runs in winter, is home to a gorgeous links-style course by Tom McBroom routed through the dramatic and heavily wooded Hockley Hills. Following the natural contours of the land, McBroom’s layout climbs about 90 metres and then plunges as much within a span of several holes. On a clear day, eagle-eyed golfers can see as far north as Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay.

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Rocky Crest Golf Resort, MacTier

A popular cottage country getaway offering spacious suites and a variety of sporting activities on Lake Joseph, Rocky Crest caught the attentions of the golf world with the 2000 opening of a Tom McBroom-designed course that surely numbers among the most scenic  in Canada. McBroom carved his fairways through a thrilling mix of forest and wetlands, brilliantly using the granite outcroppings of the Canadian Shield to shape and accent golf holes the same way that Arizona’s desert courses are framed by cacti and sand.

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Horseshoe Resort, Barrie

Adrenaline junkies flock to this popular ski resort during the summer to mountain bike, take a Hummer tour, and zip-trek through the treetops. A more sedate-though no less satisfying challenge is offered by Horseshoe’s two excellent Rene Muylaert-designed golf courses. The Valley course starts at the base of the hill and ends with a panoramic view of the valley from the 18th tee while the wider fairways of the Highlands course are slightly more forgiving.

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Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville

Muskoka’s golf boom began with the 1990 opening of Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course, an outstanding Top McBroom-Robert Cupp co-design on the grounds of a sprawling lakeside resort capable of accommodating more than 1,000 guests. Starting with a awe-inspiring view of the surrounding countryside from the elevate first tee, Deerhurst Highlands leads golfers on a thrilling ramble through forest and wetlands, and past immense walls of Canadian Shield granite. Also offered at Deerhurst Lakeside, and executive course renowned for its lovely views of Peninsula Lake.

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Ahhh Winter…one of our most majestic seasons. Make time to come with friends and family and savour great times at Ontario Resorts. 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.

A majestic season, winter is a time to bask in the warmth of resorting, romance the snow and find panoramic winter scenes, where you can experience the wonder and enjoyment that winter has to offer. The great outdoors offer all kinds of winter pursuits and adventures whether for making trails, romance, activities on the hill or simply just to taste winter.

  • Dreamy ski hills
  • Exciting trails
  • Luxuriating spa treatments
  • Exhilaration of dog sledding

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Come on up to our place and experience our one-of-a-kind resorts! Our natural surroundings further defines the unique characteristics offered by our resorts. These resorts can be found in spectacular settings with sparkling lakes, forested landscapes, and a place where your senses come alive. Go Resorting!

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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.

Romance the SnowAhhh 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.

Go Resorting!

• 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

Romancing the Snow!

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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.