Check our Deerhurst Resort blog frequently for the latest stories, recipes and happenings at our Muskoka destination.

It’s Wild Leek Season

It’s Wild Leek Season What is it About Wild Leeks that Makes People so Crazy for Them? It’s wild leek season in Muskoka (finally!) which means spring has arrived as wild leeks (also referred to as ramps, wild garlic, wood leeks or spring onions) are one of the first vegetables of springtime. Usually available from […]


Maple French Toast Breakfast Poutine

Did Somebody Say Poutine for Breakfast?! You read that right – there’s a new take on poutine. It’s full of french toast and maple syrup! How Canadian is that? Don’t worry instead of classic French fries, we’ve taken deep-fried French toast sticks soaked them in a maple cream sauce topped with fresh berries and maple whipped […]


Change of Place (and Pace) in Muskoka this Winter

During the provincial Stay-at-Home Order effective until at least February 11th Deerhurst Resort will operate in a limited capacity, allowing for overnight accommodation (housing) and take-out food service only. We encourage everyone to respect and follow the provincial measures fully, including travel only when it is essential. See more information here. For many of us, winter will […]


Why You Need to Try Forest Bathing Now. (No Soap Required.)

Have you ever noticed how amazing it feels to stand in nature and just -be-? There is actually a word for what you’re doing! In Japan, they practice what is called, Forest Bathing, or shinrin-yoku. Shinrin in Japanese means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” Forest Bathing is defined as the act of connecting with nature […]


Muskoka Fall Colour Hot Spots

Set Out and Experience Stunning Muskoka Colours this Fall Spending time in Muskoka during fall is an experience that goes unmatched. Nature begins its greatest show, as the forests surrounding pristine blue lakes come to life with vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. There is NEVER a grey fall day when the autumn leaves begin to […]


Disc Golf: Our newest addition!

What on Earth is Disc Golf? Deerhurst Resort has an abundance of activities to enjoy outdoors from hiking to water sports, but we couldn’t help but add one more. You may have heard that we have teamed up with INNOVA Disc Golf to build an 18-hole disc golf course and you also may have asked […]


This Normal Isn’t New Here

Social distancing is the new normal for now, but it’s nothing new for Muskoka. Here, we’re used to it. We take our cues from nature. Our “screen time” is a view of the lake out the window; our four walls are the forest. The ceiling is a canopy of stars. And while face masks and shunning handshakes […]


Get a Healthy Dose of Vitamin N!

Why “Vitamin N” is More Important Now Than Ever Being outside is good for us. Especially when you’ve been cooped up for, say, a couple or three months. You know the feeling. It’s been a long day, maybe a stressful one keeping everyone including yourself ‘not bored,’ and you just need to step outside those four […]


Six Things You Didn’t Know About Deerhurst Resort’s Early Years

Six Things You Didn’t Know About Deerhurst Resort’s Early Years Updated April 2020. These highlights from the past remind us that our current closure is but one chapter in our long history. And when we can turn the page, Deerhurst will be ready to set the stage for so many more memories to be made […]


Checking In From Muskoka – Wish You Were Here

Hello from Muskoka to all our Guests and Friends  A message from GM, Jesse Hamilton during Deerhurst’s Covid-19 Precautionary Closure  First of all, we miss you! While quiet retreats is something Muskoka is famous for, this is a quiet unlike any I’ve known here before. You’d have to go back to Deerhurst’s earlier history when […]