We just got back from a weekend at Viamede, and absolutely loved it. The atmosphere is very laid back and they have an amazing pet policy. We took our black lab, and she had just as much fun as the kids (even learned how to swim- yes a lab that is afraid of water, she is rescue so who knows if she ever saw it). The cabin we had was right next the beach and was perfect for the 8 of us (4 adults two kids). We had breakfast in the lodge, lunch at the cabin (we BBQ), adn ate dinner at the Boathouse. We had a gorgeous view of the lake, and everything we needed in the cabin. The cabins, at least the one we were in is very rustic but with upgraded bathroom and kitchen. Our only complaint about the cabin if you even call it that, even was how loud the water pump was during the night. The Boathouse restaurant on the grounds was just ok, but this is coming from someone that is gluten intolerant so it's often hard for me to find much to eat. The soup I had last night was delicious. It's fairly deep fryer/ frozen food dependent and could use a review of the menu. There is a fine dining restaurant on site that we can't wait to try when we don't have kids with us. We loved the clubhouse with free tea, coffee, fruit and cookies. They serve breakfast in there, and it was fantastic for being included- eggs, bacon, sausage, roasted tomatoes, cereal, toast, fruit and yogurt. There were lots of activities for the kids, though they spent most of their time in the lake on the kayaks, canoes and water trampoline. There is a dedicated activity area as well as a playground and tennis court. They even have a fenced in dog park if you have a dog that likes to run free. We never even made it into the indoor pool since the weather was so nice (but a nice option should it have rained). There are lots of games and movies in the main building. All of the leisure activities are included and the owner even took the kids out tubing yesterday afternoon and then fishing at 6 am this morning. That was definitely a highlight!! Each evening they start a bon fire and leave a basket of s'more making ingredients which is conveniently right next to the park. If you are looking for a place that is laid back and light on the rules, this is the place. We took the kids over to the farm that is also on the resort, and they loved it, especially the pigs! If you go, be sure to go on a short hike to see the 100 year old oak too! It's a small resort, so it's quiet and everyone we met was
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located only 40 minutes north of Peterborough, Viamede is nestled in the woods on the north shore of Stoney Lake, one of Ontario's most beautiful lakes. Our resort facilities are well suited to both relaxation and adventure. Explore the 165 acres of nature that Viamede offers by hiking our 6 km of private nature trails or canoeing the islands of beautiful Stoney Lake. Enjoy an evening barbecuing on your private patio or join us at the Boathouse Pub for live music, great food and cold craft beers for summer time fun. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Viamede Hotel North Kawartha