Last week we were invited to visit Blue Mountain and stay a few nights so that we could experience some of family activities they offer. Since it was the middle the week and Tony had to work I had asked my sister to join us instead and I’m so happy she came. She’s also an amazing photographer and the photos she took were so beautiful! Be prepared for a flood of Blue Mountain pictures on instagram.
We seriously enjoyed our trip and will be returning again next summer because there was so much things to do and we just didn’t have enough time for everything. Penelope who is 17 months loved spending the majority of the days at the pool or waterpark, and then the evenings were spent exploring the cute toy stores and little parks in the village.
As for couples and single adults there are wonderful places to eat, drink and several spa’s to enjoy. We saw lots of couples who were taking a romantic getaway and even a bachelorette party and they all looked like they were having the best time ever.
In conclusion I am coming back with Tony next time, and also booking a wellness trip for my mom and my sister so the three of us can all relax, drink wine and get pampered at one of the spa’s. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a resort getaway without leaving the country, or even the province for that matter.
Where we stayed
We stayed at the Mosaic Boutique Suites in the village, which was highly recommended by several people we spoke to before coming. I called ahead to make sure there was parking available and a pool because in the end that was going to be the deciding factor in where we stayed. Luckily there was a beautiful pool, a large hot tub, fitness centre and even a spa. The rooms had a bathtub (which is essential for parents of young children), a fire place, couch and even a kitchen complete with a stove top, microwave and mini fridge.
What we did
+ We took Penelope to the Plunge! Aquatic Centre which is a heated indoor, outdoor pool and it has little indoor water park for smaller children and cute mini slides. There was also a larger water slide that Michelle took Penelope down, and lots of chairs for parents to relax in.
+ We went up the mountain in the Open Air Gondola which would have been around $8 a person if we would of had to pay, but I did see a lot of people walking up the mountain which is an option too but you need a ticket to get back down.
+ My personal favourite was the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster! I was not expecting it to be as high as it was, I was told that it went up 3/4 of the mountain even thou it felt like we were right up to the top. Its meant for older children so Penelope could not go, and to be honest it would have been way too much for her anyway since I was even a bit scared.
+ I highly recommend going to the Canopy Climb Net Adventure! It’s like the tree house of my dreams and so much fun to do with older kids or your partner.
Where we ate
For me food is a huge deal and I was not disappointed in the quality of food and the drink choices.
+ We had dinner at Tholo’s which is a Greek restaurant just around the corner from our hotel. We had salad, garlic bread, pasta’s and several drinks. I would recommend going as a date night because even thou Penelope was amazing and there was another baby there, I still felt like we needed to be on our best behaviour and not disturb the other guests.
+ Since our hotel did not have breakfast, we woke up around 6 am to walk a short distance to Starbucks only to find out it didn’t open until 7:30 am. We ended up sitting by the little pond watching the sun come up the mountain, and even thou it was a beautiful morning I would have loved grabbing a coffee and laying in bed still.
+ Lunch was at the Firehall Pizza Co. which looked really cool and the staff was wearing firefighter outfits and seemed like a family friendly place. We would have probably enjoyed the food if the waitress didn’t forget our order and we didn’t end up getting pizza. It just seemed like they were short staffed and couldn’t keep up, so maybe next time we will try again with better luck hopefully.
Where we relaxed
Note: I had planned to go to The Scandinavian spa for the outdoor hot springs because I had herd so much about it but sadly it was all booked up and a bit of a trip in the car out of the main village.
+ Instead I was pleased to find our hotel was connected to Iwa Spa! which is an experience all on its own and even has Yoga classes which I loved.
+ They host a morning yoga class that was probably my favourite yoga experience ever, it was outdoor yoga and any connection with nature is a winning formula for me.
+ I had a facial, and a massage and both were very amazing, I think next time I’ll book an appointment for my mom and sister it was that good!