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
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
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.
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!
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).
activities they offer on site or can be booked for you are the following;
Person Hot Tub on Site
Cross Country Skiing
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
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!
you are thinking of visiting The Northridge Inn let me know and as always
reading : )