Whether it's spring, summer, fall or winter, you'll be sure of a welcome at Mountain House, delightfully located at the base of Blue Mountain - Ontario's premier ski and golf resort.
Renovated by Income Property on HGTV, this is a great house for getting together with family or friends for a short break or longer vacation. It's light and spacious with 6 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms and there's plenty of room for up to 16 people. Four bedrooms have queen sized beds and the remaining two both have two twin bunks so the kids will have a ball.
The main floor is home to a large and well-equipped kitchen; the big breakfast bar has plenty of stools for convivial gatherings over coffee or cocktails, while the chef du jour cooks up a storm. Eat at the dining table or out on the deck enjoying fabulous views of the Blue Mountain slopes. For indoor entertainment, there's cable TV, foosball and air hockey, along with hi-speed internet for those needing to be in touch with the outside world.
Check out the HGTV renovation here: http://www.hgtv.ca/video/edray-jessica/video.html?v=646649411584
Winter At Blue Mountain House
Ski Rental - There are two fully equipped rental centres â?? one at Grand Central Lodge and the other at South Base Lodge. Both are open from 8:30 am to 10 pm daily, and provide ski and board equipment.
Learn to Ski - Blue Mountain has a comprehensive Learn to ski program and you can take daily lessons. Book a 60 or 90 minute lesson with a group of up to 5 people (need to be of similar ability) and spread the cost.
Take to the Water - If skiing is not your thing or if you want an alternative activity then head for the Plunge Aquatic Centre at the base of Blue Mountain. There are indoor pools, indoor water playground, hot tubs, rope swings, docks and slides.
Ice Skating - Head for Collingwood Central Park for the outdoor skating experience.
Cross Country Skiing & Tobogganing - Highlands Nordic is located 10km South of Collingwood off HWY. No. 124, and provides a beautiful facility for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tobogganing. Rentals and lessons are available for classic and skate-ski styles and trail passes are available for those who have their own equipment.
Scenic Caves - More cross country trails here. If you have your own x-country skis, a 3-day, 3-centre pass is only $35. You can ski the Scenic Caves Nordic, Wasaga Nordic and Highlands Nordic on one great value pass.
Go to the Spa - There are several spas in the Blue Mountain area. Spa Scandinave offers a number of facilities and packages including: Finnish Sauna, Eucalyptus Steam Bath, Thermal & Nordic Waterfalls, Hot Baths, Cold Plunges, Relaxation areas & Registered Massage treatments. Give yourself a treat!
Snow Tubing - The nearest snow tubing facility is at Snow Valley, near Barrie. Under an hour away from Mountain House and â??worth every minuteâ?? one of our guests said.
Go to http://www.discover-blue-mountain.com for more vacation ideas.
Chalet includes 6 bedrooms (4 with queen beds and 2 with two twin bunk-beds in each bedroom) and 3.5 bathrooms (two bedrooms have 3 piece en-suites with shower, main bathroom has tub).
Just 2 hours from Toronto, Blue Mountain has everything for a short break or longer vacation at any time of the year. Naturally, the winter is activity oriented with downhill skiing, cross country, snowshoeing, tobogganing â?? to name but a few of the things to keep you busy. And when the snow has gone and the slopes turn a lush green, itâ??s time to get out on the golf course, or go mountain biking and hiking.
With the fun and excitement of Wasaga Beach just 20 minutes away, and other Georgian Bay beaches a much shorter drive, this is a great summer location too. For families with kids who want more activities than a conventional cottage vacation offers, Mountain House really has the best of all worlds.+ More