5 Reasons to Take your Teen to Deerhurst Resort This Summer

Want a fun getaway with the family this summer?  An escape to Deerhurst Resort, just a two-and-a-half-hour drive north of Toronto, is just the destination to experience a mix of cottage life with all the amenities of a four-star getaway.  Situated in Huntsville, Ontario in the picturesque Muskoka region, Deerhurst Resort offers something for everyone in the family — including even the pickiest of teens. Need a reason why your teen will love a stay at Deerhurst? We have five.

  1. The amenities.

    The main lodge alone boasts several restaurants to cater to a myriad of tastes! In the morning, fuel your day with the breakfast buffet at the Eclipse Dining Room where your family can serve themselves early morning favourites, including pancakes, eggs and bacon, muffins and more. For a casual lunch or dinner, head to Maple Pub & Patio for pub classics, including burgers, pizzas and fish and chips. For a more sophisticated dining experience, the Compass Grill & Bar, located just steps from the main lobby, serves up tender plates of steak and wild boar, while still offering up teen-friendly fare such as beef tacos and chicken wings. To burn off all those delicious meals, the year-round rock-climbing wall and indoor pool offer the ideal opportunity to burn off energy and keep the kids happy, rain or shine! Want to connect with nature? Head to on-site Stoneleigh Farms to go on horse rides on the trail or visit the petting farm.

  2. The accommodations.

    This summer marks the introduction of Lakeside Lodge, Deerhurst Resort’s newest accommodations! With sizes that range from Studio to Three-Bedroom Lodges, guests can get the cottage experience on the water while enjoying all the amenities of the resort. These new accommodations boast a contemporary style with rustic accents and include an eat-in kitchen, gas fireplace and balcony. Not in the mood to cook? The main pavilion is a short 10-minute walk so you can enjoy dinners at the resort.

  3. The activities.

    To celebrate the opening of Lakeside Lodge, Deerhurst’s “This Is Summer” package offers fun daily activities until Sept. 1. Some activities are free and include an inflatable water park on the lake, sunset hike & campfire, early morning paddle experience and classic lawn games.  Additional activities that can be booked include tree-top trekking, boat cruises and ATV tours, to name a few.

  4. The fun.

    Head into town and experience the 26thseason of Huntsville’s Festival of the Arts. The festival features a diverse array of concerts, dance, theatre, cultural events, and public celebrations that have become an integral part of Huntsville’s identity. While many events take place at Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville throughout the summer, fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, who have played among the likes of Yo-Yo Ma and Shania Twain and hold the festival record for most presented artist, are playing at Deerhurst resort on Friday, August 9. The highly acclaimed fiddler duo is a festival hit and they are a must-see for the entire family.

  5. The celebrations.

    Celebrate Canada’s birthday with Deerhurst Resort’s Canada Day Weekend package! It includes fireworks, a giant Canada Day cake on the lake, a sand sculpture demo by World Champion Karen Fralich, fishing on the dock, guided hikes, campfires with live music, family lawn games, and a Guest Spirit Parade.

For more information, or to book to your summer stay, visit deerhurstresort.com.

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