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Whether you’re here for a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation, we know you’ll enjoy Contributor Chris Occhiuzzi’s list of the top luxury hotels in Blue Mountains
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One of the most amazing places to visit in Ontario sits near the shores of Southern Georgian Bay, an easy two and a half-hour jaunt northwest from downtown Toronto.
Whether you’re a visitor to bustling Blue Mountain Village wanting to spend time skiing or enjoying a nature adventure, you’ll find no end of great accommodations options in this scenic area.
There are plenty of reasons to visit the area, so we’ve come up with a list of the top hotels in Blue Mountains to make planning your visit a tad bit easier.
The Best Luxury Hotels in Blue Mountains
The Westin Trillium House, The Blue Mountains
Long known for a dedication to exceptional service and accommodations, the name Westin is renowned the world over. So, it’s no surprise The Westin Trillium House stands with the very best Blue Mountains resorts. This fantastic four-season property is located in the energetic pedestrians-only Blue Mountain Village.
A place for relaxation and wellness, The Westin Trillium House is the place to be after a day of skiing or snowboarding, or exploring one of the many other natural adventures the area provides. In the summer, visit the resort’s private beach, while winter visitors will delight at the heated pool.
The village itself is home to artisans of all kinds and provides the opportunity to find bespoke gifts for yourself or your loved ones. At the end of an exciting day, sit back with a nightcap and enjoy the exceptional views of Georgian Bay or the Niagara Escarpment.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further information on what is undoubtedly one of the best resorts in Blue Mountains, visit Westin Trillium House
The Lodges at Blue Mountains
Although visiting a resort or hotel is a wonderful experience for some, others prefer renting a quality cottage, chalet or condo for their stay. For those who prefer to vacation on their own without the crowds, The Lodges at Blue Mountainshave plenty of options. Privately owned but under the management of Vacasa, you can be sure to get a full-service experience without the hassle.
They feature 3D tours of the property so you know what you’re getting before you book, a professional cleaning team who also provides the toiletries you would find in a hotel room, and 24-hour a day guest support while you stay. Visitors looking for the spaciousness of a rental property will love Arlberg 181, a four-bedroom, two-bathroom chalet with touches of mountain décor blended with some contemporary style.
The unit is dog-friendly (although they indicate only one furry family member at a time) and has a private gas grill to go with a full kitchen where the chef or chefs among you can get deliciously creative. It’s also walking distance to skiing, hiking, biking, and local restaurants. Plus, the Bruce Trail and Georgian Bay are short drives away.
Reservations: Check out Arlberg 181 and other properties on the Vacasa website.
Weider Lodge, The Blue Mountains
A skier’s paradise, Weider Lodge looks and feels like a classic mountain ski lodge should. From the rustic décor and historically themed accents, to the slope-side access to the hills, Weider Lodge stands out as on of the best hotels in Blue Mountain Village. Another property operated by Blue Mountain Resorts, the lodge provides complimentary ski valet service to its guests.
With extensive suites ranging from studios (two to four-person occupancy) to a village three-bedroom (up to eight people), there is space for mom and dad plus the children – and maybe a cousin or two. Families can also leave their high chairs and playpens at home – Weider Lodge has them available free of charge.
Every suite above a studio bachelor features a full kitchen as well as living areas to enjoy a comforting vacation with whomever you choose. It’s perfect for those nights when hanging around your suite is the best option. Open a bottle of wine, cook a nice dinner, and get cozy by the gas fireplace.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: Explore more about this hotel on the Weider Lodge
Mosaic, The Blue Mountains
Whether taking off for a weekend with your favourite person or getting away for a family vacation, Mosaic – Boutique Suites by Blue Mountain Resorts has an option for you. A standout among Blue Mountain Village hotels, Mosaic is features the kind of stylish contemporary interior design you want in a boutique suite, along with the amenities required for a memorable trip.
The hotel features 163 suites along with two-story townhomes that have a private courtyard and barbecues to make it a home away from home. The heated, year-round outdoor pool is a centre piece of the property, while the hot tub and sauna make it easy to slip away after a busy day.
Full kitchens are available in suites with two-bedrooms or more, while the Kid’s Activity Room, summer access to a private beach, and indoor access to iwa Spa means there is something everyone in the family. The spa itself is a great excuse to stay: it won the 2019 World Luxury Spa Award in the Luxury Yoga Experience Category, as well as winner of the 2019 Canadian Spa & Wellness Award – Top 25 Spas in Canada.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For further details, visit Mosaic
Blue Mountain Inn, The Blue Mountains
Nestled beautifully at the base of the ski hill, the Blue Mountain Inn is the place to stay when hitting the slopes for a few days. Run by Blue Mountain Resorts like it’s sister properties Mosaic and Weider Lodge, the Inn has what you need for a great getaway.
With a retro cottage charm throughout the building – from the reception to the amenities and the suites – the Blue Mountain Inn provides its guests with the main thing they need: easy access to the hill in the winter and being close to the area’s other fun activities all year-round.
While skiing and snowboarding are the main reasons to visit this hotel, they do have plenty of facilities to feed your entertainment and leisure needs. The Pottery Restaurant, Jozo’s Bar, and the Kalola Boutique and Spa are all onsite, so you don’t have to venture far for good food, beverages or treatments. The landscaped courtyard overlooking the mountain features four outdoor hot tubs to melt away with a stunning view.
Businesses and meeting planners looking for a place to host an event or a company getaway will be happy to know the Blue Mountain Inn has 13,000 square-feet of conference space and meeting rooms. With the option of having an equipped business centre.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: Learn more at Blue Mountain Inn
Blue Mountain Resort Village Suites
There’s a lovely touch of elegance added to the country charm in the suites available from the Blue Mountain Resort Village Suites. Light colours accented with wood and stone features provide the look and feel of natural beauty. Travelling with family or friends is made easy with the two-bedroom suite, which has all the space you need to be together while avoiding climbing on top of each other.
A king bed in the main bedroom, queen-size in the second, and a pull-out sofa in the open concept living room mean sleeping arrangements are easy to determine. Two-bathrooms is also a must-have when travelling with more than two people.
A gas fireplace and flat screen cable TV provide an opportunity to take a break from the action at any point in the day, or even to zone out before bed. All the other necessary amenities including a full kitchen, dishes and cutlery are there to make your stay comforting and delightful.
The Blue Mountain Resorts property is also a jump, skip and a hop away from fantastic shopping opportunities in the Village, while giving guests the option of a quieter space for those wanting to avoid the main hustle and bustle of the area.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: Visit Blue Mountain Resort Village Suites for more information.
Hilton Grand Vacations Club Blue Mountain
Located just a short stroll away from the Village, Hilton Grand Vacations Club Blue Mountain is part of one of the world’s largest timeshare ownership programs that offers members exclusive access to a network of high-end properties around the world. HGVC’s Blue Mountain property features stylishly rustic studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites designed to provide you with all the comforts of home.
Each unit comes equipped with a full kitchen, a spacious living area, and a private balcony or patio that provides views over the property. The resort also features a variety of amenities including two outdoor swimming pools (one for adults), two hot tubs, a fitness center, and a games room featuring classic arcade games and foosball.
The Boathouse lounge area is also nice and features a wet bar. Travelling with kids? The resort has a small playground to keep them entertained.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For more details, visit Hilton Grand Vacations Club Blue Mountain
Royal Harbour Resort, Thornbury
Located in the quaint town of Thornbury, Royal Harbour Resort is a great 3-star property situated on the shores of Georgian Bay. In addition to boasting great views over the water and surrounding mountains, the resort features elegant accommodations, excellent amenities, and proximity to a range of outdoor activities.
The resort features spacious and beautifully appointed studios and two-bedroom units, some of the larger of which even equipped with full kitchens, living rooms with fireplaces, and a private balcony or terrace with stunning views of the bay. The décor is elegant and tasteful, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
The amenities at Royal Harbour Resort include a heated indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, and a fitness center. Families with children will be pleased to learn there’s a playroom and a games room, as well as outdoor activities such as tennis, basketball, and shuffleboard.
Be sure to spend at least a little time exploring downtown Thornbury. The town is home to several art galleries, shops, and restaurants, providing a charming and unique shopping and dining experience. Guests can also take a stroll along the harbor or visit nearby parks for hiking, biking, and picnicking.
Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For more details, visit Royal Harbour Resort
Contributor Chris Occhiuzzi is a staff writer at Dockside Publishing and founder of Muskoka Unlimited.
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