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The Best Resorts in Cottage Country

With the weather getting (somewhat) warmer, we're thinking ahead to summer. In honour of Curbed's Hotels Week last week, let's check out some of Toronto's best resorts in Cottage Country. Add your favourite recommendations in the comments below.



Taboo Resort Golf and Spa is one of Gravenhurst's upscale accommodations. The resort overlooks the water and for those golf enthusiasts, there is a Mike Weir designed course. "The home course of golfer Mike Weir."


JW Marriott Hotel, The Rosseau in Muskoka offers a relaxing hotel experience on the beautiful Lake Rosseau. About 200 kilometers north of Toronto, the resort features year-round activities, indoor-outdoor swimming pool and a spa. Vacation next to celebrities like Martin Short who owns a cottage on the lake. Rumour has it Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell gave up their Muskoka cottage after too many people discovered its whereabouts.


The Deerhurst Resort offers one-bedroom suites and condos, a relaxing retreat with tons of activities or nothing to do at all. In 2010, the 36th G8 Summit was held at the resort, halting traffic in the area.


↑ It's hard to go wrong when staying in the The Westin, Blue Mountain. Located two-hours northwest of Toronto, there's skiing in the winter and swimming in the summer. It's like your own private little village with restaurants, shops and tons of kids activities.


Arowhon Pines in Algonquin Park is inner peace at its best (you could hear a pin drop, it's that quiet). The resort is owned by the Kates family, Joanne Kates is the former restaurant critic for The Globe and Mail. If you're not staying overnight at the resort, eating at its restaurant is worth the drive.
· Hotels Week 2014 [Curbed Toronto]
· 18 Essential Toronto Hotels [Curbed Toronto]
· Stay in an Open-Air Treehouse [Curbed Toronto]
· The Cliff House in Muskoka [Arch Daily]