Wednesday, August 28, 2013


When we were young and newly in love, my husband and I spent a magical weekend in Muskoka. We always wanted to go back with our children. The problem was that we could never agree on what type of accommodation to stay in. My husband's main goal was to fish, so he was looking for a fishing shack and I wanted somewhere where we could be comfortable. After much research we decided that the JW Marriot Rosseau was the best of both worlds.
 It is a 4 and 1/2 star resort nestled on the northern shores of Lake Rosseau that boasts a ton of outdoor activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating and most important of all - fishing.
Our stay was amazing. Our room was so beautifully appointed.

My favorite things about the room where the balcony
and the kitchenette - I made breakfast for the kids whilst they were in their pajamas and they ate it as they watched cartoons, just like we do for weekend breakfasts at home. It was very stress free.
The bathroom, swathed in marble, was very luxurious as well. 
We really enjoyed the different pool areas they had at the resort. 
One area was an indoor/outdoor pool and the other area had a wading pool and a regular pool side by side.
The best thing about the resort though were the mostly free activities they offered on site. We participated in a nature walk.

The kids got to interact with the wildlife.
We also took in a cooking demonstration that was presented by the chef of their in house restaurant, Teca. The chef took five simple ingredients:

Mashed potatoes
Smoked Salmon
Chopped herbs -  parsley/cilantro
Lemon Zest

And he made this out of them - can you guess what it is?

Crabcakes! After the demonstration, we each got to try one. I ate one even though I am allergic to shellfish. it was very delicious, and certainly worth the itchy ears and slightly constricted throat. My husband whipped up a batch recently and they were still delicious. (even though I could only take a small nibble of one of the ones he made before my throat started closing up).
Even the resort lobby was a fun place to chill, here are the kiddies playing chess and checkers.

I loved the family time we spent together, with my own little family and my extended family.

Before we left, we stopped at Bala where the author of Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery once visited. My sister and I might be slight Anne of Green Gables geeks.
On the way home I felt so relaxed and happy. Best vacation ever!!!!!

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