"Cottage country resort relaxing for couples and families"
If you’ve always wanted a Muskoka cottage but it wasn’t in the cards, JW Marriott - The Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa (commonly referred to as the Rosseau) may be the perfect setting for your next vacation. A great choice for both couples and families, this property boasts 221 rooms in two buildings on 22 acres of forested land. Many rooms overlook the sparkling waters of Lake Rosseau and feature kitchenettes, complete with mini fridge and microwave. These will come in handy because the onsite restaurants serve delicious meals of generous portions, so leftovers will provide a great middle-of-the-night snack.
Families love the Rosseau. In addition to accommodating them in large rooms, the real highlight – for kids of all ages – are the four pools and five hot tubs. In the main building, the indoor/outdoor pool comes through on cooler or rainy days. The second building, Paignton House, has its own pool and hot tub. Little ones will delight in the splash pad.
Couples will enjoy their time at this northern getaway by relaxing in the adults-only pool just outside the spa. The spa has men’s and women’s facilities, along with a couple’s hot tub and lounge area. There are also couple’s treatment rooms, so you can enjoy a much-needed massage together as part of your romantic weekend away.
If that’s not enough swim time for you, there’s a beach area for sand play and splashing among the waves of this clear, cold lake. Muskoka’s natural beauty can be appreciated from every angle, including the men’s and women’s hot tubs in the spa. Two of the restaurants also offer lakeview dining, inside or on the patio: The Gathering Place (bar adjacent to the lobby) and the Muskoka Chophouse. Rooms overlooking the lake have balconies or patios that afford visitors an encompassing view of the area.
"Muskoka's natural beauty can be appreciated from every angle, including the men's and women's hot tubs in the spa."
There are casual, family friendly restaurants at the resort, as well as casual fine dining options, perfect for foodies. If steak is a food group unto itself in your book, Muskoka Chophouse is sure to please. Starters and sides are large enough to share, so you’ll have plenty of room for a nice piece of meat. (Be sure to try the parmesan truffle fries as your side – divine.) The service at this eatery is superlative.
Teca offers a cosy, refined atmosphere and serves delicious Italian food. The wood-oven pizzas are delicious and perfect if you have a smaller appetite but if rich and abundant describe what you’re looking for in pasta, try the lobster ravioli – amazing.
There’s plenty to keep you busy on-site, with classes such as moccasin making or geocaching, but if you want to explore, the area offers great options for both families and couples.
Just down the road, visit Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh and learn how cranberries are grown and made into wonderful wines during the Bog to Bottle Tour. Or take a trip to Gravenhurst and cruise on the RMS Segwun and tour the Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre.
No need for a cottage to enjoy cottage country when you can stay at the JW Marriott - Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa.