Weekend gateway at the Blue Mountain resort

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We had the chance to travel up north of Toronto last weekend to the beautiful Blue Mountain resort, where we lodged at the Westin Trillium house. Loving fun and amusing weekends with our boys, we packed the truck, some luggages and snacks and hit the road for a 4 days, 3 nights weekend gateway. But let me tell you that we would have stayed there more days, we really loved it. It totally worth the drive, it took us  a little over 7 hours and every little member of our family loved it.

At our arrival, we had the pleasure of discovering our beautiful 2 bedroom family suite, with a full kitchen, living room, dining room, 2 bathroom, beautiful large balcony with a stunning vie on the village, pool and Georgian bay. We were surprised by a fun and cute teepee and a bowling game for the kids and a nice yummy attention on the table, waiting for us. We unpacked quickly our luggage and headed out to explore the beautiful village and attractions available on site.

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We then started our activities for our stay such as hiking, riding on the open-air gondola, miniputt at the Cascade putting course, enjoying the woodlot low ropes and the Timber high ropes, ride on the ridge runner mountain coaster, heated swimming pool, splash at the Plunge water park and even tour Blue Mountain’s mill pound by boat.

FOOD

Here are the restaurants we went to and totally recommend:

BREAKFAST

Sunset Grill.

This little friendly and welcoming breakfast restaurant was fun and perfect if you want to have a quick, yet good breakfast. The kids enjoyed pancakes and fruits, while the boys had a generous omelette and I had a egg white only omelette ( counting the carbs you know haha )!

Oliver & Bonacini Café grill.

This was the Westin restaurant located by the lobby, with it’s beautiful and contemporary decor. The smoothies are a must try and the fruit salad. The omelets were great as well as the oatmeal bowl. You can also have lunch and diner at this plate, as well as a cocktail at happy hour before heading our to diner. We have a fun time.

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LUNCH

Grand Central lodge.

We had lunch there, which is located just at the bottom of the ski slopes ( yes that resort is located at the bottom of the ski mountain ). The kids had cheeseburgers and we had a build your own salad, perfect if you ask me if you want to eat healthy but quickly.

DINER

Firehall pizza co.

We had the sweet potato fries, bruschetta as appetizers. Then, we ordered the yummiest pizza and they were so good. The sizes are really generous so it’s perfect to share a few of them with some salad to make it more healthy… but hey, it’s perfect for a cheat day.

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Pottery

That was totally a culinary experience. We had as appetizers, the seared scallops, beet variation plate and as for main dishes, the boys took sauce rosé penne, my teen and hubby took the and I had the filet mignon and I had a fish dish that was just sooo yummy and fluffy.

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snacks

We brought lots of snacks with us ( cheese, crackers, fruits ) but of course, they NEEDED some more snacks, like a yummy marshmallow brochette at the Rocky mountain factory, an ice-cream cone at Hatley and a frozen yogurt cup at Menchies. They really enjoyed it all.

Here are the highlights of our activities and the ones that the boys liked the most. The resorts really has plenty of activities for really all ages and tastes. My boys loves anything outdoors and that involves running, climbing, jumping etc so they were really pleased with all of these activities selections.

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That was at the Timber high ropes with my teen Loic. That was definitely my favorite activity of the weekend.

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We had an amazing ride on the open-air gondola.

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We hiked the mountain all together.

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We had a fun family mini putt.

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We had rides on the ridge runner mountain coaster.

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The boys enjoyed the woodlot low ropes course.

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Hope it will give you the taste of visiting that resort this summer, let me tell you again, it was worth all the hours of drive from Montreal and we are looking forward to going back for sure.

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Let me know if you go and what were your favorite activities and highlights.

Stephanie

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