As you may remember, back in the summer I went glamping at a resort in Muskoka, Ontario called The Northridge Inn (to check out that post click HERE). Over the past year, I’ve grown to LOVE glamping, I also glamped in Marfa, Texas last year (to check out that post click HERE).
Anyways, back to The Northridge Inn… I wanted to do something outdoorsy this winter season and thought why not go back to The Northridge Inn, since I loved it so much back in the summer. The list of activities they offer in the winter months are endless, luckily I went up on a long weekend, though I could have stayed the week!
We (my bf and I) went ice fishing, horseback riding, show shoeing, and dog sledding! Our days were non-stop, we really should have scheduled in some naps!
We went ice fishing right on Lake Bernard, the lake which the property backs onto. They have two ice fishing huts available to rent or you can drill your own hole (which is what we did since my bf has his own auger and is an avid fisher). Sadly we didn’t catch anything but it was still a lot of fun, we brought some drinks out with us and the weather was beautiful.
We then went horseback riding at Stick Stone Stables, which is just a 20 minute drive from the resort in Sundridge. It was so serene – almost even magical – to ride through the snowy trails in the forest. That is until I fell off my horse! To be fair a branch broke which spooked my horse causing him to jump to the left, while I went flying off to the right and landed in a snow bank. Honestly, it was quite funny and luckily I wasn’t hurt. For those of you that caught my insta story talking about this, a lot of you didn’t seem surprised that I had fallen off my horse, as I’m not the most gracious person.
Snow shoeing was fun, we were able to rent them at the resort so you’re able to go anytime you want. If you’re not that athletic or adventurist, no need to worry because it’s super easy to do.
The last day we went dog sledding at Sugardogs Adventure Co, which is just a 10 minute drive from the resort in Southriver, It was such a fun day! I would definitely recommend it if you haven’t done it before. I had gone a number of years ago and was excited to do it again. The weather was great so it was the perfect day to go.
Even though we booked a lot of activities we were also able to spend a lot of time at the resort; hanging out in the lounge by the fire drinking wine and playing cards or board games. We LOVED the brunch and thought the food in general was amazing! If you end up going there you need to try the Northridge fritters. It’s like a mash potato meets hash brown goodness. They’re to die for!
As for our accommodations, we stayed in one of the 20 rooms in the lodge, each room is decorated differently. As you can see in the photos here or from my insta feed the resort is decorated beautifully! That’s also another reason why I fell in love with this place. I love home décor and interior design in general, which I’m sure you already know by now. The resort has an eclectic/vintage meets modern feel. Every table and corner has an interesting vase, candle holder, book, or some sort of tchotchke. There were MANY items I wanted to take home with me! (but don’t worry I didn’t) Besides the lodge they also have 4 Lakeside Chalets, 3 Luxury Tents, and a vintage airstream (the tents and airstream are only available during the spring and summer months).
Other activities they offer on site or can be booked for you are the following;
- Snowmobile Rentals
- 12 Person Hot Tub on Site
- Cross Country Skiing
- Snow Tubing
- Sleigh Rides
- Spa Services
- Cooking Classes
One activity we tried to do twice but couldn’t do was ice skating on the trails through Arrowhead Provincial Park. We tried twice and both times the park was at capacity. Obviously it is a popular attraction, so will have to try again another time!
It was an amazing winter getaway and I can’t wait to go back up in the summer. I think it’s time I stay in their vintage airstream!
If you are thinking of visiting The Northridge Inn let me know and as always
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