Deerhurst Resort – Facts at a Glance

Since 1896, Deerhurst has welcomed generations of vacationers as well as meetings and conference guests to our Muskoka lakeside retreat. As of December 2021, Deerhurst is proud to be a part of the Freed Hotels & Resorts family alongside Horseshoe Resort and Muskoka Bay Resort.  We are excited for upcoming development plans to unfold in the future to add to our expansive 760 acre property in Muskoka.

Learn more about the resort’s rich history as a Muskoka landmark tourism destination here:

The Story of Deerhurst Resort: Your Host to the True Muskoka Experience for 125 Years

Most Recent Enhancements

In 2015, a 10-year, $500 million master planned community with hotel, residential and mixed-use buildings received municipal approval, ensuring Deerhurst’s continued growth as top Canadian tourism and lifestyle destination. The first phase of this plan, the magnificent Lakeside Lodge, opened July 2019, providing waterfront accommodation for resort guests and homeowners on the site of the resort’s original lodge on the shores of Peninsula Lake.

2019 also marked a $500K investment to our enhanced Pavilion West Wing conference centre redesign

Claims to Fame

  • Founded in 1896, one of Ontario’s oldest continually operating resorts
  • Host venue for the G8 Summit of world leaders in June 2010
  • 4 out of 5 Green Key rated in Hotel Association of Canada eco-program
  • Shania Twain performed in the resort’s former show for three years before launching her recording career

Quick Overview

  • Located two hours and two turns from Toronto (245 km), minutes from the tourist-oriented town of Huntsville, world-famous Algonquin Provincial Park and Arrowhead Provincial Park, with easy 4-lane highway access from all directions
  • Spread across 760 acres on Peninsula Lake, Muskoka
  • 400 guest room accommodations in a variety of resort enclaves feature hotel rooms, Summit Lodge suites and one-, two- and three-bedroom resort home rentals in the Greens, Hillside and Lakeside Lodge neighborhoods.
  • 40,000 square feet of function space including two ballrooms and an 11,000 square foot venue suitable for trade shows and conferences (the largest hotel venue north of Toronto)
  • Dining options include: Eclipse Restaurant & Terrace, Compass Grill & Bar, Maple Pub & Patio and a seasonal venue, The Antler Steakhouse (open May – October). All feature outdoor patios with lake and/or golf course views.
  • Deerhurst’s culinary team works with 20 local food producers and the resort produces its own honey, herbs and maple syrup onsite
  • Whole ownership opportunities include the residential Golf Cottages set around Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course as well as the other resort home clusters throughout the resort

Key Activities

  • Two golf courses: the championship par 72 Deerhurst Highlands and 9 hole Deerhurst Lakeside
  • An extensive waterfront features two beach areas at the main lakefront and Sunset Bay. Here guests enjoy sandy beaches, boating and dock slips, an inflatable water park on the lake, waterskiing, wakeboarding (including a cable park), flyboarding, jet-ski rentals, fishing outings, canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boards
  • On-site warm weather activities include Treetop Trekking course, paintball, two hiking trails and guided ATV tours
  • Winter activities include snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, kick sleds and fat biking
  • Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area is right next door for downhill skiing and snowboarding
  • Arrowhead Provincial Park is nearby with its famous 1.3km ice skating trail, tubing hill and cross-country ski trails 
  • Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada’s oldest provincial park, is approximately 30 minutes east
  • Adventures in Excellence group teambuilding programs are offered onsite
  • Amba Spa with relaxing rituals and treatments from around the globe and inspired locally
  • Live entertainment and special concert events offered throughout the year

Updated: Spring 2022