I just came back from Lantern Bay Resort in Muskoka with my family! We had a wonderful time. Lantern Bay is one of 9 properties owned by Great Blue Resorts.
Lantern Bay is a secluded resort. When you get off Highway 11, you will then be driving through a forest of trees for 20 minutes. The views of the trees are breathtaking.
When we arrived at the resort, we first headed over to the welcome centre. Everyone was super friendly and very hospitable. They were one of the friendliest reception desks I have ever encountered on a vacation. After a quick briefing, we checked into our two bedroom cottage.
The place came equipped with a television, family room, a full kitchen with a gas stove, and a kitchen table. One of the bedrooms had a queen bed and the other had a bunk bed.
Josh (from the resort) went through a check list for us and gave us instructions on how to use different gadgets in the cottage.
There are two outdoor pools at this resort. One of them is 3 feet deep and the other is 5 feet deep.
There is a nice little sandy beach with lounge chairs. We brought our cooler with food and drinks and some sand toys down to the lake, and parked ourselves there for a few hours.
My kids enjoyed jumping off the floating dock together.
There is a large sandy park on the premise. It’s perfect for all of the seasons that Lantern Bay is open for (May-October). It was hard for me to get my children out of there. The kids had a blast.
You can take out boats at this property. You can go kayaking, canoing, and paddle boarding on the lake.
If you have time to do the Pontoon Tour, I highly recommend booking this! Although there is an extra cost for this, it is well worth every penny. You will get a private boat tour from Mike, who works at the resort. He is so knowledgeable about the area, he will give you a full history lesson. We visited some beautiful cottage areas that you can only get to by boat. We also went over to the Trent Severn Waterway. We were able to see the boats get lowered down to get to the other side of the water way. I have never seen this before, and it is hard to explain unless you see it. Then we went to this amazing rocky area and my son got to jump off rocks into the lake. It was such a nice, memorable experience.
The resort has a kids club located by the swimming pools.
On our first morning, my daughter did a cute monkey craft. We missed the pool games to follow, because we wanted to spend time at the beach.
The following day, my daughter did an adorable koala craft. Then, they brought in the company Zoo To You to show the kids animals. Some of the animals they introduced the kids to were a tarantula, a snake, a chinchilla, a bearded dragon and a hedge hog.
Check out Lantern Bay’s 2019 Activities schedule! https://www.greatblueresorts.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/LanternBay_EventsCalendar2019.pdf
There is no restaurant on site, but you can purchase snacks in the Welcome Centre.
On the first evening, we drove into Gravenhurst and did a grocery shop at Sobeys. We got food for breakfasts, lunches, and our dinner for the following night. We went into town to a restaurant called Frosty’s Pub. In the mornings, we ate our breakfasts at the cottage. For lunches, I would pack sandwiches in a cooler, and take them with us to the beach or pool. For our second dinner, we made a barbecue.
•You need to bring your own sheets, pillows, towels, paper products, and bath products. We brought 4 sleeping bags and 4 pillows. We purchased our sleeping bags for $20 each at Mountain Warehouse.
•I labelled garbage bags, and packed one for pillows and one for towels.
•The town of Gravenhurst is 20 minutes away. There is a Sobeys grocery store and a bunch of restaurants.
•Good things to bring with you are sandwich bags, plastic cutlery, plastic cups, and paper plates.
WOULD I GO BACK?
Absolutely!!! We had a blast during our two night stay and wished we could have stayed longer. I would recommend this resort to all of you.
Stay tuned for a September Deal!
For more information, go to: https://www.greatblueresorts.com/resort/lantern-bay-resort
*This post is Sponsored by Great Blue Resorts. Everything written in this review is my family and my own honest opinions.