We spent three days and two nights at Viamede Resort in earlier this year. The resort is right on beautiful Stoney Lake near Peterborough Ontario. If you love being outdoors, you won’t be disappointed with the 165 acres of unspoiled wilderness. There are 6 kilometres of private forest trails, indoor and outdoor pools, a working on-site farm, and a play structure to keep the whole family busy.
For your accommodations, you can choose from an inn type room or the lovely cottages that give you gorgeous views of Stoney Lake. You have direct access to the small beach where kayaks, canoes, and in the summer months, the water trampoline are all easily accessible – of course if you want to swim, you can do that too!
The jewel of the resort is Mount Julian Restaurant. Let all foodies rejoice – this is your spot! Mount Julian is a fine dining restaurant housed in the original Inn where the chef creates incredible gourmet tasting menus or a-la-carte dinner options. We went for the 7-course tasting menu and were not disappointed. We would have chosen the 9-course menu, but since we went with the kids, we were conscious of the time.
We had debated going to the Boat House restaurant again instead of Mount Julian because children under age 12 are not allowed at this restaurant, but luckily they had a kid’s Pizza and Movie night on Friday and, we were able to leave the kids for 2 hours. If you go to this resort, you must try Mount Julian.
Let’s talk relaxation. The new addition of the indoor/outdoor pool is gorgeous. It offers stunning views of the lake and includes both a wet and dry sauna, as well as a gym. There isn’t a spa on the property, but you can pre-book massage treatments that can be done in your room.
Overall we enjoyed our stay at Viamede Resort. The only downside was the housekeeping could have been better, but it wouldn’t deter us from going back since everything else more than made up for it.