A Fresh Look for Meetings

First Phase of 4-Year $1.5M Reno Plan Complete

The first thing you notice entering Deerhurst’s newly remodelled conference space is a sense of calm. Below your feet, the ebb and flow of sand and water is emulated in the soothing design of the carpet. The same earth tones and lake-inspired blues are echoed in the drapery, neutral wall coverings, and free flowing accent walls. Backlit tree branch silhouettes greet you at doorways, forming stylized woods to pass through.

At its centre is the 3,600 sq. ft. Tom Thomson Room which is surrounded by four smaller breakout rooms, joined by a common hallway. The redesigned space totals 6,587 sq. ft. not including the entrance stairway area and new washrooms.

Why not come see for yourself? For a site visit, please call us at 1-800-461-6522.



A career in the Canadian meetings market may be a long way from her birthplace in England, and even farther from her childhood in Nigeria, but for Wendy Turner, the journey landed her exactly where she wanted to be –  managing group sales in the heart of Muskoka.

After arriving in Canada in 1990, Wendy grew her career with increasingly senior positions at rural retreats  like Hockley Valley, The Millcroft Inn and Calabogie Peaks and urban locations like the Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport, Hilton Garden Inn Mississauga, Sheraton Toronto Airport and Novotel Toronto Mississauga.

Now, with over two decades of sales experience in hospitality including the last four years as Account Director, Associations at Deerhurst, Wendy brings her Muskoka meetings expertise and keen client-centric guest service approach to her expanded role as Director of Sales. 

“This is an exciting time to lead the group sales team at Deerhurst,” says Wendy. “With the beautifully redone west wing meeting space in the Pavilion and the opening of Lakeside Lodge this summer, there’s so much to offer our meeting clients right now.” 


Introducing Lakeside Lodge


Perched majestically on the site of Deerhurst Resort’s original lodge built in 1896, is Lakeside Lodge, a magnificent new addition to the resort’s accommodation that is taking the Muskoka waterfront experience to a new level. Reservations are available for stays starting July 1, 2019.

• The best lakefront views in Muskoka

• Steps away from the beach and new pool

• One, two and three-bedroom layouts all feature full kitchens, living rooms and balconies

• Bright contemporary cottage interior design themes

• A short walk to the main Pavilion, restaurants and conference centre


These 100 new waterfront suites will bring Deerhurst’s mix of accommodation to just over 375 rooms and condos for a total of over 460 bedrooms nestled in enclaves throughout the resort.

In Short…

PORTER AIRLINES has announced new scheduled flights to Muskoka Airport from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport throughout the summer. Just 20 minutes long, these flights will shorten your Muskoka commute considerably! See details at: flyporter.com.



Year two of golf architect Tom McBroom’s rejuvenation plan will see clearing back of fescue, tree and bunker work, new tee decks and other improvements designed to recapture the course’s original experience. Work is planned for minimal impact on players.


THE NEW TOM THOMSON TOUR BOAT will offer lake excursions for up to 80 people when it makes its new home at the Deerhurst docks this summer. Details to come!



DEER TAIL ALE was created exclusively for Deerhurst Resort by our official beer partner, Muskoka Brewery. Why not host a local beer tasting at your next event featuring the latest flavours from Muskoka’s original craft brewery.



Why not come see for yourself? For a site visit, please call us at 1-800-461-6522.

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Posted April 2019 by Jasmine Chenier.