Now that it's the middle of summer it seems like every other photo on your feed is from someone whose having, "BEST trip ever #sun #fun #travel #summer2k16". You'd think seeing so many beach photos would soothe your travel bug, but for most of us it only makes our wanderlust get bigger. The issue? Wanderlust sounds romantic, but it can be pretty f*cking expensive.
Never thought you could get an unreal weekend getaway without leaving the country? These stunning waterfront will have you thinking differently. Now you won't be having FOMO the next time someone posts a cottage weekend photo, you got a stock of your own. So grab your squad, some speakers and hit the road!
1. JW Marriot The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa // Lake Rosseau
Accommodations: Rooms in the main lodge, each with a Muskoka stone fireplace and a spacious cottage feel layout.
Things To Do: Have a bonfire on Fish Rock, Pontoon Boat Cruise, rent bicycles, canoes, kayaks, and even stand up paddle boards!
Perks: Four pools, beaches, spa, a variety of different restaurants.
2. The Lodge At Pine Cove // French River
Accommodations: Seventeen cottages that have 1-3 bedrooms, all come with their own porches, en-suite showers/toilets and some even have a kitchen.
Things To Do: French River Adventures like hiking, guided canoe/kayak tours, paddle and picnic, "Morning Mist on the Wolseley River" (ooooh la la!), and much more!
Perks: Private beaches, places to dock, barbecues, French River Adventures, and wicked views that would make Drake proud.
3. Deerhurst Resort // Skyline
Accommodations: 330 guest rooms avaliable for rent including suites, pavilions, condos and lakeside rooms.
Things To Do: Variety of dining options from patios to a steakhouse, play a round of golf (or at least the front nine), rent a jet ski, spalsh zone on the lake, paddle board, canoe, and kayak rentals avaliable.
Perks: Spa, pool, boat tours, Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding and Tubing, and there's even live concerts to jam out to.
4. Touchstone Resort // Lake Muskoka
Accommodations: Choose from either rooms, studios, suites or villas in either the Main Lodge, the Grand Muskokan, The Cascades, or the Treetops.
Things To Do: Bonfire at the fire pits, head out on a boat ride, take a nature trail, bird watching, a variety of water sports to rent out for free.
Perks: Infinity pool, private beach, fitness centre, a spa and more.
(If you fall in love you can also own a property on the resort!)
5. Trillium Resort and Spa // Muskoka
Accommodations: You can choose to rent out one of the many Chalets or Cottages on the property.
Things To Do: Beach volleyball, horseshow pits, tennis courts, golfing and more!
Perks: They're pet friendly, there's a spa, sauna, hot tub, fitness equipment, lounge for pre or post dinner and obviously dining options avaliable!
6. The Briars // Lake Simcoe
Accommodations: Choose from individual rooms to private cottages and lodges.
Things To Do: Yoga, bonfire at nights, sauna, dinner dances on Saturdays and activities programs during the summer, games room, kayak expedition, Lady Simcoe Cruise, Aquafit and AquaZumba, sketching classes, and so much more.
Perks: Spa, golf course, summer barbecues, fitness room, holiday weekend and school holidays.
Video break 🚨: Hidden resort fees can build up on a hotel bill