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Deerhurst Resort Blog

Fall Foodie Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin and Vanilla Bisque

Posted September 2016
Attention foodies! This recipe is a MUST try! Deerhurst Resort's Executive Chef, David Bakker shares his recipe for Roasted Pumpkin and Vanilla Bisque.

How to Make this Holiday Season the Merriest Ever

Posted September 2016
This November 11 - 13, Chef Michael Smith is inviting food fans to join him for the #MerryinMuskoka weekend at Deerhurst Resort on Peninsula Lake near Huntsville.

Fall Concerts in Muskoka

Posted September 2016
Catch amazing concerts right here in Muskoka this Fall!

No Experience Required: Visiting Algonquin Park 101

Posted September 2016

You don't have to be a wilderness expert to get out and explore Algonquin Park. We've mapped out a few of the must see places in Algonquin that are easy to get to and easy to experience!

Muskoka Fall Foodie Road Trip

Posted September 2016

Take yourself (and your tastebuds) on a Muskoka fall foodie road trip and explore local food producers right here in Muskoka! We've listed the top spots to check out.

Why Leaves Change Colour

Posted September 2016

We all talk about how spectacular the fall colours are – but did you ever think about why the leaves actually change colour? Naturalist and Wildlife Photographer at the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station in Algonquin Park, Robin Tapley explains why.

Meeting Ideas To Fall For

Posted August 2016

Looking for new ideas on where to take your next meeting this fall? Head north! Here are the top 5 ways to colourize your next meeting.

Algonquin Park Wolf Howls

Posted August 5, 2016

As if Algonquin Park wasn't already one of Ontario's (and Canada's) hot spots, this week kicks off the first of 5 wolf howling expedition dates. Check out more details and experience nature at its best!

Alan Frew Shares His Top 5 Favourite 80's Songs

Posted July 14, 2016

One of Canada's top recording artists and lead singer of Glass Tiger, Alan Frew shares his top 5 favourite 80's songs.

Make Your Own Long Weekend

Posted July 6, 2016

There’s a pretty big stretch from the August long weekend which mostly falls in July to the Labour Day long weekend which is in September… – Cue sigh. Well we say forget that and make your own!

Top Picks for Most Instagrammable Moments in Muskoka

Posted June 9, 2016

Heading to Muskoka this summer? Make sure to pack your phone and capture our picks for Muskoka's most Instagrammable summer moments.

Summer Entertainment in Muskoka

Posted June 8, 2016

Forget heading to bed early this summer! Make your Muskoka nights just as exciting as the days with live concerts at Deerhurst.

5 Reasons Why You Should Get On Muskoka Time Now!

Posted June 3, 2016

Why do July and August get the rep for being the best months of summer? Here are 5 reasons why you should get on Muskoka time now.

Why Your Next Golf Tournament Should Be a Shamble

Posted June 1, 2016

Forget the usual tournament formats - these days golf tournaments are about making the game playable for everyone, having fun and creating connections. Here's why you should make your next tournament a shamble.

Fresh Summer Dining Done Right

Posted May 30, 2016

When it comes to summer dining what is the first thing that pops into your head? Learn what Steamers Steakhouse & Bar is doing to enhance your Muskoka dining experience.

The Power of Nature in Teambuilding

Posted April 26, 2016

Do you know why geese fly in a 'V' formation? Mark O'Dell, Director of Team Development for Adventures in Excellence explains the importance of nature in teambuilding.

It's Simple - Nature Calms the Brain

Posted April 22, 2016

Embracing the natural world is no longer a want but a need - find out why.

Spring and Summer in Muskoka: Something for Everybody

Posted April 12, 2016

No matter what sort of activities you are after you can bet you'll find your adventure here. Check out our ultimate guide to spring and summer in Muskoka - from the adventurer to the dock sitter - there's something for everyone.

Best Recipes to Use Muskoka Maple Syrup

Posted March 30, 2016

Although maple syrup is loved by most poured over a stack of fresh pancakes, there are so many other ways to enjoy it. With help from Deerhurst Resort's Executive Chef, David Bakker, we've listed the best ways to use all that Muskoka gold.

Look Who Just for Laughs is Bringing to Muskoka

Posted February 25, 2016

The Just for Laughs Road Show is getting ready to hit the road again this spring - wondering who they're bringing to Muskoka on April 2?

Forget Florida - Why Muskoka's Your Top Spot for March Break This Year

Posted February 11, 2016

Dreaming of a fun-filled March Break where the days are full of adventure, relaxation and ease? Forget Florida, we've listed why Muskoka's your top spot for March Break this year!

Oreo Solutions with Adventures in Excellence

Posted February 4, 2016

Mark O'Dell, Director of Team Development for Adventures in Excellence shares his perspective on why teambuilding is key to a successful work environment.

How to Upscale Your Mac'n Cheese with Lobster

Posted February 3, 2016

It's time to upscale winter's ultimate comfort food. Deerhurst Resort's Executive Chef David Bakker shows you his spin on the classic mac'n cheese.

Arrowhead's Ice Skating Trail Goes International

Posted February 1, 2016

Arrowhead Provincial Park's 1.5km Ice Skating Trail is international news! This past Friday, Ontario's not-so-hidden gem was shared with the world on LIVE! with Kelly & Michael.

Top 5 (PG Rated) Shaun Majumder Bits

Posted January 18, 2016

Need some comic relief? Check out our picks for Shaun Majumder from 'This Hour Has 22 Minutes' top 5 (PG rated) bits.

Top Reasons Why Muskoka is Winter's Best 'Staycation'

Posted January 18, 2016

Starting to map out your 2016 vacation? Why not explore your own backyard? We've listed the top reasons why Muskoka is winter's best 'staycation' spot. 

How to Weatherproof Your Holidays in Muskoka

Posted December 11, 2015

With the holidays fast approaching you need a plan because the kids will be on holidays for two whole weeks, regardless of the weather. Make a break for it and head up to Muskoka, we've listed some great weatherproof things to do - so you are guaranteed fun in sun, snow or rain.

Deconstructing Your Holiday Turkey

Posted December 9, 2015

How to Roast an Entire Holiday Turkey in an Hour

Trying to figure out a way to have the traditional turkey dinner, but without all the mess and pressure of carving the perfect bird in front of all your guests? Deerhurst Resort's Executive Chef, David Bakker suggests making the mess before hand by deconstructing your turkey.

A Perfect "Work Family" Getaway

Posted December 3, 2015

When a software developer like RL Solutions decides it’s time for a company retreat, you can bet they’re looking for an out-of-the-box experience. In Deerhurst, RL Solutions found the perfect partner to pull-off that ambitious goal. Check out all the highlights from their winter retreat - because winter meetings can become a new favourite experience in the right setting.

Why Family New Year Celebrations are so Much Fun!

Posted November 24, 2015

Having kids doesn't mean that New Year's Eve celebrations have to stop, they just may not be the party they once were. Here are some fun ideas for ringing in the New Year with your kids - because maybe it's not so bad getting to bed a little early and waking up with a clear head...

How Will You Fill Your Kids Two Week Holiday Break?

Posted November 18, 2015

The holidays are right around the corner...and we're not talking about just Christmas and New Years. There's a whole two weeks to fill if you've got kids! So what are your plans? We've listed some great ideas to make the whole two weeks one for the books.

Why It's Key to Plan Next Year's Golf Tournament Now

Posted November 2, 2015

Whether it's a company golf day, charitable fundraiser or an out-of-town outing, make next year the year to come out swinging! Now is the perfect time to gather a few ideas to help keep your eye on the ball - and planning on the fairway.  Here are a few tips to help get your 2016 golf tournament off the tee...(had to do it).

What About the Non 9-5ers

Posted November 1, 2015

Not everyone works 9-5 Monday - Friday so we thought we'd give some love to those that have midweek days off - because there are some great reasons why midweek days off are just as good - hey maybe even better?

Office Parties Your Employees Want To Attend

Posted October 29, 2015

Holiday office parties are just around the corner, so why not try something new this year? We've listed three fun alternatives for your corporate holiday party, so it can be the best one yet!

Why November is a Great Month for a Getaway

Posted October 26, 2015

while the rest of the world wants to grumble about shorter days, we think that longer nights are perfect for a cozy “we time” getaway. Because sweaters, cuddling, great dining and wine all sound good to us! Here are the top ways that an escape to Muskoka can change November to – ok we have to do this - “Newvember.”

Where Should You Host Your Next Meeting?

Posted October 8, 2015

When choosing a destination for your next meeting, why not head north? Take a peak at our list of the reasons meeting in Muskoka is your next great idea!

Why You Need To Plan A Girls' Getaway

Posted October 7, 2015

Unless you were hiding under a rock or went to Mars, you’ve seen, heard of or binged watched every episode of Sex and the City – and if they taught us one thing it was that while spending time with your significant other, acquaintances, and children is important, every woman needs some quality “girl time”. We've listed the best reasons why getting away with your girl's is a need, not a want!

Reasons To Meet in Muskoka This Fall

Posted September 15, 2015

It's time for your team to rise and shine in Muskoka! Here are the top reasons for meeting in Muskoka this fall.

ATV Tours: Fun on Four Wheels

Posted September 15, 2015

Muskoka is the perfect place to get out and explore on four wheels, and no we don't mean your car! ATVing is quickly becoming one of the best ways to explore on land - fun, exhilarating and safe! Whether you're a rookie or a seasoned rider, there's options and experiences waiting for you!

An Insider's Guide to Fall Colours in Muskoka

Posted September 12, 2015

Here is our insider's guide to fall colours in Muskoka, because spending time in Muskoka during fall is an experience that goes unmatched. 

What's Susur Lee Doing in Muskoka?

Posted on September 5, 2015

Celebrity Chef judge on Chopped Canada and Top Chef Canada, Chef Susur Lee teams up with Ironstone Vineyards at Deerhurst Resort to present a multi-course wine pairing dinner.

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Muskoka in Autumn

Posted on September 7, 2015 by Brian Kendall

Summer may be over but there are still plenty of reasons to visit Muskoka this fall! Here are our top ten reasons to visit Muskoka during a season unmatched in its beauty.

Top 5 Things To Do at Girlfriends' Getaway

Posted on August 22, 2015

Deerhurst Resort’s Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend taking place November 13 – 15, is back for its 9th year, and we honestly can’t wait so we're sharing the top 5 things to do at GGW this year!

Top 10 Reasons to Get Your Kids Into Golf

Posted on August 5, 2015 by Brian Kendall

There are so many reasons why you should get your kids into golf, so we listed what we think are the top 10 reasons. Read, enjoy then get out on the course!

There's A New Chef in Town...

Posted on July 9, 2015

"Fresh, local, foraged" is his mantra. Chef Solomon brings a new energy to Steamers Steakhouse & Bar this summer. PLUS Friday Night Oyster Nights, live music and more!

HIT L!ST: A Glimpse Into The New Show

Posted on May 14, 2015

Deerhurst Resort is getting ready to unveil the new live stage show, HIT L!ST on May 16th. So how did the cast decide HIT L!ST was their new direction? Get a quick glimpse into the planning, the cast and what the new show is all about.

Maple Whiskey French Onion Soup

Posted on March 18, 2015

Maple syrup is no longer just for pancakes, there are so many creative ways to include it in any recipe - so we thought we would share one of our favourites! Executive Chef David Bakker helps break down the Maple Whiskey French Onion Soup recipe, so you can enjoy all this liquid gold!

March Fun

Posted on March 5, 2015

The thought of spring may be on everyone's mind, but if you haven't noticed, winter is still very much here. Check-out the list of top things to do in March - and start planning your end of winter fun!

Top Spring Escapes: Motown, Comedy & Classic Rock

Posted on February 25, 2015

Can't wait to see the flip side of winter? Break out of your shell and celebrate spring at one of Deerhurst Resort's special getaways featuring Jarvis Church, Just For Laughs or April Wine.

  • Fall Special - Save Up To 20% From $152*/night

    Getaway midweek with savings up to 20% and see why Muskoka is the #1 spot to catch the Fall colours! Includes $50* resort credit.

  • $50* Credit Included with Your Muskoka Getaway

    $50* credit is included with your Muskoka getaway - and all you have to do is check-in! Credit can be used towards golf, dining, concerts or retails goods in the General Store or Pro Shops. Applicable with most vacation rates for bookings before Dec 1; some exclusions and conditions apply.

  • All You Can Golf Trips Play As Much Golf As You Want!

    When it comes to great golf, you can never get enough! Book this offer and enjoy 3 or 4 night's accommodation with unlimited rounds at Deerhurst Highlands and Deerhurst Lakeside.

  • Stampeders Live in Concert Saturday, October 22 - Weekend package and dinner/concert options!
  • The Myles Goodwyn Band Live in Concert Saturday, October 29 - April Wine's front man brings his solo show to Muskoka.
  • Brass Transit - Chicago Tribute Concert Saturday, October 8 - Featuring 8 of Canada's top musicians!
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