A change of scenery is really nice, especially in the summer months when the kids are climbing the walls and complaining of boredom. When that change of scenery includes Georgian Bay, it’s absolutely breathtaking. My family and I had never visited Wasaga Beach before, and the kids and I had never seen Georgian Bay before, so this was a real adventure for us! We headed off to a Parkbridge resort called Lakes of Wasaga.
Located at Wasaga CountryLife Resort, Lakes of Wasaga offers cottages and chalets that you can rent or buy and are suitable for visitors all year long. With skiing, snowmobiling and snowboarding available in the area, it’s great for the winter enthusiast, and the golf, fishing, boating and swimming will appeal to those of us who like the warm weather.
My family stayed in a three bedroom chalet located at 23 Madawaska Trail. The chalet is fully furnished and comes equipped with laundry, barbecue, television and all of the comforts of home.
I was particularly fond of the gorgeous wood throughout the house and the sun porch that the kids enjoyed spending time in. We had to bring our own bedding and towels, and of course pick up our own groceries, and in exchange we were able to enjoy the space of an entire home rather than a hotel room.
The owners of the chalet have done a wonderful job of decorating and making the house feel like a real retreat. As huge Disney fans, we loved finding a little Disney magic in the house too! The kids loved the big colourful chairs on the front porch and enjoyed a lot of time sitting outside.
There is a lot to do outside of the chalet too. The resort offers an indoor pool and three outdoor pools (one is adults only), a splash pad, playgrounds, a mini golf course, sports and recreation areas and many opportunities for fishing and taking part in park activities. There is also a path that leads you right down to the beach where you can enjoy a full day of sun and fun.
You can rent a chalet like the one we stayed in for individual nights or for an entire week. The weekly rates vary depending on the time of year, but range from $950 – $1650 for 3 bedrooms that will allow up to eight guests. Two bedroom chalets range in price from $850 – $1320 a week, and cottages are also available for rent.
Visit Parkbridge.com to learn more about their resorts and vacation spots.