Get into the ‘Muskoka state of mind’ at Deerhurst Resort, one of Ontario’s finest four season lakeside retreats.
Long referred to as cottage country, Muskoka is synonymous with rejuvenation. The magical beauty of its sparkling freshwater lakes and magnificent pine, spruce and birch forests has a therapeutic effect on the soul. Residents and visitors alike have been drawn to this natural playground for centuries. Families and friends reconnect at cottages, campgrounds or cabins, sometimes sacrificing a few of the creature comforts from home to create precious memories and soak in nature’s healing vibes.
At Deerhurst Resort, enjoy the best of both worlds. The laidback lakeside resort is surrounded by stunning Muskoka scenery, and also provides all the luxurious amenities and leisure activities you could ask for.
Located about 10 minutes east of Huntsville, off Highway 60, Deerhurst Resort overlooks Peninsula Lake. The property features a main pavilion with elegant, Canadiana themed rooms and suites, a full service spa, onsite restaurants and pubs and two golf courses.
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Deerhurst Resort was hailed as a top destination for families by National Geographic Traveller Magazine thanks to the incredible array of activities offered.
In addition to the hotel rooms and lodge suites, larger groups or families can opt for one-, two- or three- bedroom fully equipped resort homes and lakeside lodges, complete with everything you’d need for a comfortable stay, including a cozy fireplace and cottage-inspired decor.
Escape for a little ‘me’ time at the Amber Spa. A selection of soothing treatments including massage, facials, manicures and pedicures are available, and the steam room, swimming pool and whirlpool invite you to relax and de-stress.
If your ultimate path to Zen and wellness is on the green, Deerhurst Resort offers two seasonal classic Muskoka golf courses to play. The Deerhurst Lakeside and Deerhurst Highlands are both popular picturesque courses that each feature a warm-up range, pro-shop, rentals and lounge.
Reconnect with your family and friends over scrumptious meals in Eclipse Restaurant, overlooking the outdoor terrace and bay beyond. Or satisfy a hearty appetite at The Antler steakhouse, a summer log house restaurant located beside the Deerhurst Highlands Golf Pro Shop with views of the golf course and historic canal between Fairy Lake and Peninsula Lake.
Head to Maple Pub and Patio or Compass Wine, Spirits and Beer at cocktail hour for a drink by the fireplace. Try Deerhurst’s speciality Deer Tail Ale, brewed by Muskoka Brewery exclusively for resort guests. Adventures geared for kids (and grown ups who are kids at heart) include an indoor rock climbing wall, indoor and outdoor pools, water sports like waterskiing and wakeboarding, canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, a tree top trekking playground and guided ATV rentals. You can even sign up your budding golf pros for summer junior golf camps.
Hike the onsite trails around the resort up to Lookout Point for spectacular views in summer and fall. In winter, enjoy onsite and nearby skiing, snowshoeing, skating and snowmobiling. Deerhurst is just minutes away from Hidden Valley Highlands, a local favourite ski and snowboard park. Year-round, keep active at the indoor recreation and fitness facility.
Just west of the resort, explore the town of Huntsville for local shopping, theatre, Group of Seven-inspired art and a wide selection of restaurants. Or head in the other direction along Highway 60 to Ontario’s most iconic park, Algonquin Provincial Park.
Last updated: August 9, 2022