Classy Digs: The Best Luxury Hotels in Collingwood 2023

Photo courtesy Vandermarck Boutique Hotel   

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 Collingwood

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Just  two and a half-hour’s drive from he metropolis of Toronto, Collingwood is for good reason one of the best places to visit in Ontario, whatever the season.

The sights and sounds of Collingwood’s downtown core are a big draw for tourists from far and wide, with those staying a night or two having no end of great places to rest their heads.

Whether you’re here to hike the Bruce Trail, explore the Scenic Caves, or to enjoy an unforgettable spa experience, Collingwood’s luxury hotels and resorts have you covered. Literally. 

To help you make the most of your time and to assist with your planning, read through our list of the top luxury hotels in Collingwood for ideas and inspiration.


The Best Luxury Hotels in  Collingwood


VanderMarck Boutique Hotel, Collingwood
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The luxurious VanderMarck Boutique Hotel offers a touch of class in the heart of Collingwood (Photo, plus main feature image above, courtesy VanderMarck Boutique Hotel)


An interesting history combined with a prime location make the VanderMarck Boutique Hotel in the heart of Collingwood’s hopping downtown an excellent choice for visitors. The house turned hotel was designed by Toronto architect Eden Smith and built in 1912 for Joseph Arthur, the town doctor and eventual Mayor.

Within walking distance to the town’s lovely waterfront and trails, the hotel is close to shopping, pubs, restaurants, festivals, and other activities. Meanwhile, attractions such as the Blue Mountain ski hills, the Scenic Caves, Wasaga Beach, the Bruce Trail, golf courses and more are only a short drive away.

The hotel has just nine suites – including studio and one- and two-bedroom options – and the owners have gone the extra mile to provide their guests with luxury linens and handcrafted bath products. Suites for extended stays with kitchens and washer/dryers are available for those planning to stay awhile due to business or pleasure.

Their dedication to providing a boutique experience in the downtown core easily puts the VanderMarck Boutique Hotel at the top of any list of the best Collingwood and Blue Mountains Hotels.

Reservations: Learn more or book your stay at VanderMarck Boutique Hotel


Georgian Bay Hotel, Wyndham, Collingwood
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The Georgian Bay Hotel features spacious units boasting up to three bedrooms (Photo courtesy Georgian Bay Hotel, Wyndham)


Centrally nestled on a private property between Collingwood and Blue Mountain, Georgian Bay Hotel, Wyndham provides its guests the best of all worlds.

A quick two-minute drive to the plethora of shops and restaurants in downtown Collingwood, while being only a seven-minute trip in your vehicle to the Village at Blue Mountain, allows guests to be close enough to the area’s amazing attractions without having to stay in the middle of it all.

Venture out to visit the Scenic Caves, hiking trails and Georgian Bay waterfront areas, or take a Southern Georgian Bay wine tour, before returning to the privacy and relaxing atmosphere of the hotel.

With its an on-site spa, restaurant, outdoor and indoor pools, children’s playground, horseshoes, a family putting course and many other activities, Georgian Bay Hotel has plenty to do at the secluded, picturesque property to feed your vacation needs.

Feeling like enjoying an extra glass of wine and not driving? Then dine at the award-winning Gustav Chophouse & Bar at the hotel to enjoy a tasty menu created with ingredients provided by local farmers and community food suppliers.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: Learn more what this hotel has to offer at Georgian Bay Hotel, Wyndham


Living Water Resort & Spa, Collingwood
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Living Water is the only waterside Resort in Collingwood and The Blue Mountains (Photo courtesy Living Water Resort & Spa)


Sometimes taking a break from the action and staying on a resort is just what the doctor ordered. In this respect, Living Water Resort & Spa has everything you need on its over 700 acres of property overlooking Georgian Bay. The area’s only waterfront hotel is just a short drive from its sister property, Living Stone Golf Resort, and is the place to go to for spiritual, mental and physical rejuvenation.

The four-season vacation resort’s Living Shore Spa is a full-service spa offering massage and aesthetic treatments as well as Aquapath hydrotherapy. Aquapath is a memorable wellness experience as the treatment unites the use of mineralized pools, waterfall massage grottos, aroma steam caves and sea salt exfoliators.

The spa is only one part of getting away from it all: rent a boat and enjoy the feeling of being on the water, or simply stroll along to the marina to take it all in. An exceptional restaurant, beautiful suites and all the amenities you need are all on site, ensuring that venturing out is a choice, not a must.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For more details, visit Living Water Resort & Spa


Living Stone Golf Resort
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Spacious rooms and excellent amenities await at Living Stone Golf resort (Photo courtesy Living Stone Golf Resort)


Expansive fairways, meticulous greens and 6,600 yards of a playable yet challenging 18-holes of golf surrounded by the magnificence of Georgian Bay’s natural scenery make Living Stone Golf Resort by Living Water Resorts the place to be.

What more could a weekend duffer or a scratch golfer ask for? Well, since you asked: the property formerly known as Cranberry Golf Resort, which still includes the Cranberry Golf Course, sits on 750 wooded acres overlooking the visual vibrancy of Georgian Bay. Only 4.5 km from downtown Collingwood and 8 km from the Blue Mountain slopes, the resort offers their guests a fitness room, tennis and basketball courts, indoor and outdoor pools, and a marina where boat rentals are in abundance.

A spa, kids rec centre and arcade make it fun for the whole family, even the ones who aren’t excited about making a tee time. The resort also has three dining establishments including a cocktail lounge with live music for sipping a beverage among family and friends at the end of the day.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: Explore more about this property and the area at Living Stone Golf Resort




Contributor Chris Occhiuzzi is a staff writer at Dockside Publishing and founder of Muskoka Unlimited

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