Deerhurst Resort

Deerhurst Resort

Get into the Muskoka state of mind at Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, one of Ontario’s finest four-season lakeside retreats.

Overlooking Peninsula Lake and surrounded by stunning Muskoka scenery, the property features a main pavilion and lakeside lodge with elegant, Canadiana-themed rooms and suites, large vacation rentals, a full-service spa, two golf courses, on-site restaurants and pubs and extensive outdoor activities.

In addition, the resort hosts an exciting lineup of entertaining events, including live music concerts and comedy shows.

An aerial view of the lakeside lodge at Deerhurst Resort in the fall season.

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How to get to Deerhurst Resort

Location: 1235 Deerhurst Drive, Huntsville

By car: Deerhurst Resort is about a 10-minute drive east of Huntsville, off Highway 60. It is just under a three-hour drive from Toronto. Parking is included with an overnight stay.

By transit: Ontario Northland provides regular bus service to Main Street in downtown Huntsville. Take a local taxi to get to the resort.

Know before you go

A deposit equal to one night of accommodation is required to book your stay.

Bed linens and room towels are provided; however, you’ll need to bring your own beach towels to use at the waterfront and pools.

Pet-friendly accommodations are available in the Pavilion, and dogs are allowed on the resort grounds within the designated areas on a leash or in a carrier. Learn more about the pet policy.

Things to do at Deerhurst Resort

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Rejuvenate at the spa

Escape for a little me time at the Amba Spa. Services include massages and facials, and the spa features a steam room, swimming pool and whirlpool.

Dine at the resort

Savour a delicious meal in the Eclipse Restaurant, overlooking the bay or satisfy a hearty appetite at The Antler Steakhouse, a summer log house restaurant.

Tee up on the green

Play one of the two seasonal Muskoka golf courses. Both are popular picturesque courses with a warm-up range, pro shop, rentals and lounge.

Experience outdoor activities

Deerhurst offers a range of fun outdoor activities onsite and nearby for guests all ages. These include hiking, waterskiing, paddling, ATVing, rock climbing and tree-top trekking.

Find the perfect lodging

Stay in the ideal accommodations for your group. Choose from hotel rooms, lodge suites, resort homes and lakeside lodges. Check for seasonal packages and special offers.

Explore nearby parks

Deerhurst Resort makes a great home from which to visit the iconic Algonquin Provincial Park, a 30-minute drive east, or Arrowhead Provincial Park, just 15 minutes north.

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Five blue Muskoka chairs sit at the end of a dock overlooking a beautiful lake at Deerhurst Resort.
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Interesting facts about Deerhurst Resort

Deerhurst Resort was founded in 1896 by a young and ambitious Englishman named Charles Waterhouse. It was the first major resort on a northern Muskoka lake and, at the time, was only accessible by steamship. The resort remained with the Waterhouse family for three generations, and Charles later became credited as “the pioneer in the summer resort business on these shores.”

During the 1980’s, Deerhurst Resort developed its entertainment program. One of the many artists to grace the stage was Eileen Twain, a young singer from Timmins who rose to superstardom as Shania Twain.

Last updated: May 23, 2024

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