Muskoka's high class history meets the present
You'll know you are in Muskoka when you step up to the entrance of Hidden Valley Resort, just outside of Huntsville. An outdoor corridor constructed of sturdy wood beams leads up to the lobby as if you were walking into a castle in the wilderness. But this notion isn't too far off from the truth - in the late 1800s and early part of this century, Muskoka resorts were only for the extremely wealthy and their respective entourages. Today, the resort maintains the same level of luxury but opens its doors to everyone - allowing any walk of life to have a taste of this posh bygone era.
Country lodge coziness with upscale refinement
Despite the rough landscapes of the region and mysterious uncertainty of the surrounding wilderness, a stay at Hidden Valley is far from roughing it. Hand-crafted pine furnishings make accommodations ooze with cottage country charm, while 100% cotton linens and complimentary high-speed internet are reminiscent of a Park Avenue hotel.
Local eats that will warm your belly
The Birches Bistro promotes local suppliers and features menu offerings that highlight local products, some of which are organic. Comforting favourites like a New York strip loin and BBQ pork ribs highlight the menu along with pastas, burgers and pizzas (don't leave without sampling the smoked salmon pizza and its lemon dill cream cheese sauce). Dessert is synonymous with vacation and there is a fresh baked pie on the menu daily which never disappoints.
Embrace your inner adrenaline junkie
The glorious natural beauty of the Muskoka region is only enhanced by the lightweight sparkle of newly fallen snow. Equip yourself accordingly at Algonquin Outfitters with fresh gear and fight back against the crisp nip of chilled weather by hitting the slopes at the nearby Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area. Work up a sweat and get your heart rate pounding as you edge down the hill, or reconvene with the natural world as you glide through forest glades on cross-country ski paths near the resort.