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Featured in Canadian Living! Rated #3 in Top Six

Why Log Cabins Are The New Beach Resort

By Sabrina Maddeaux

“Trust us: These six wintery lodges and log-cabin resorts will have you rethinking hot vacays for good.

This year, trade in ocean views for cozy fireplaces and sandy beaches for memorable adventures in snowshoeing, skiing and snowmobiling at a historic log cabin resort. Best of all, you can often skip splurging on airfare and find excellent deals when housing the entire fam in a cabin with multiple rooms.

Cedar Grove Lodge, Ontario
Escape to the beautiful Cedar Grove Lodge resort on Peninsula Lake in Muskoka, Ont. The family-owned destination has log cottages with stone fireplaces that are ideal for both romantic weekends and escapes from the city with the entire family. Feeding the whole crew is a lot easier when three meals a day (with such mouthwatering menu options as organic mac ‘n cheese for the kids and roast prime rib for adults) are included with the price of accommodation, which starts at $122 per person per night. The resort offers a plethora of winter equipment, such as cross-country skis, snowshoes, skates, toboggans, hockey sticks and more (free of charge!), so you can fully explore the 10 kilometres of ski trails and lake complete with an ice-fishing hut. Warm up with indoor amenities that include arcade games, shuffleboard and pool tables……”

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Sample a Taste of Everything in Muskoka

A Blog Post and Review by Dave and Deb of theplanetD.com

” “They will tear you apart if you call it The Muskokas.” As I referred to it during our lunch in Huntsville. “It is Muskoka, not The Muskokas” as I’ve been foolishly referring to it for years! There you go, and now you know. Either way, Muskoka is beautiful and contrary to popular belief, it is open all year long!   …

We set our sights on Huntsville, Ontario for our Winter Sampler. Huntsville is in the heart of cottage country and has ranked #1 by National Geographic as the Best Trips of Summer. We all know that Muskoka is the premier cottage country in Canada attracting celebrities like Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks but contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t close up after the leaves fall. As a matter a fact, winter in Muskoka is magical.

…(W)e checked in to Cedar Grove Lodge for three nights of winter fun. Cedar Grove is a member of the independently owned and operated Resorts of North Muskoka. It’s a welcome change to the large resorts, offering guests a more intimate setting with all the amenities of four star service. Our spacious cabin had a wood  burning stone fireplace, a luxurious bathroom with slate heated floors, and a jet tub. Its location directly on the lake made for a picture perfect retreat….”

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~ Blog Post & Review on theplanetD.com ~

A Girls’ Weekend Getaway is the Perfect Way to Stay Connected

A Review and Blog Post by dipdiva.ca

“Connection is something we all strive for, but sometimes forget to maintain. A girls’ weekend getaway is the perfect way to stay connected to the ones that keep you sane. “A good friend is a connection to life – a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.” (Lois Wyse). But planning the perfect girls’ weekend getaway can feel like you’re trying to herd cats, so here are a few key points to keep in mind when looking for the ideal place to book your getaway:

delicious food
comfortable accommodations
activities onsite or close by
waterfront
beautiful scenery
private ( laugh till 3 am without bothering anyone)

We checked all these boxes and more when we were invited for a girls’ weekend getaway to Cedar Grove Lodge on Peninsula Lake in beautiful Muskoka, Ontario. This resort is a home away from home, but so much better. Included in our stay were three home-cooked meals a day and a comfortable cottage with log fireplace and gorgeous views of the lake and grounds. The Fleming family have been the owners of this little piece of heaven since 1927, so they know a thing or two about how to make guests feel welcomed and cared for during their stay. They take pride in offering their guests a unique and relaxing experience – which is why so many of their guests return year after year….”

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~ Blog Post & Review on dipdiva.ca ~

“Lovely place, great food, nice to have our own cottage, quiet and scenic.”

~ Debbie & Michael ~

“Both my sons claimed ‘Best Day Ever’ all 4 days.”

~ Scott, Dustin & Logan ~

“I’m worn out! Thanks for all the great food, activities and NATURE!! “

~ Susy ~

“We had the most wonderful time! We loved our cabin Red Robin and all the hospitality shown us.  Our honeymoon was amazing! We will be back!”

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“A magical place!  Thank you for your kindness and for a fabulous time <3.  We will be back.”

~ Alex, Daniella, Harper & Marlow ~

“We loved it so far the suvers are very nice and the frunt desk people are always ready to help.  We will be back the lodge is awesome it redmids me of Disney! I <3 the Fittness Room. We love the Raven Room.  the Lake sating is awesome. “

~ Ava & Gavin, ages 10 & 7 ~

“We so very much enjoyed our stay.  The Peacefulness of the area with all its beauty was so wonderful.  Your staff was forever courteous & very willing to be of any assistance. We will be back. Thanks to all.”

~ Kate & Tom ~

“Cedar Grove makes the March Breaks extra special.”

~ Mieke and Family ~

“Once again Thank you.  This holiday was just what we needed! Best skating on the lake ever.”

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“Back after a long 7 year absence – Lots of fun, food and old family faves! Be back much sooner next time.”

~ Dana, Dad and Elena ~

“I had a lot of fun! And I can’t WAIT to come back!”

~ Elena, Age 12 ~

“It was our first time at Cedar Grove Lodge and we loved it.  The cottage (Chickadee) was awesome, the food and service was great.  Thank you.  We will be back again for more adventures.”

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“My wife and I had the most relaxing time.  Away from the big city, we both had a chance to decompress.  We got married in Oct 2017 and this place was our mini-moon 🙂  One day we will be back for sure.”

~ PJ and PJ ~

“This is truly our winter home away from home and we look forward to our time here all year.  Thank you for another wonderful week!  See you all next year!”

~ Matthew, Sarah, Greyson, & Maddox ~

“Love Cedar Grove.  Once a guest, how could you every stop coming back?  Why go to the doctor for a prescription, when you can come to Cedar Grove to feel alive and well?!”

~ Larry, Carl and Georgie the Dog ~

“This was my first stay and I am beyond words.  To the accommodations, the hospitality and the incredibly delicious meals! We thank you! “

~ Joanne ~

“Cedar Grove was really great.  Lots of fun in the games room!  Excellent food.  We loved staying in Bluebird.  Thank you for a fabulous getaway. “

~ The Smith Family ~

Absolutely delightful Muskoka winter destination.  We hope to come again, and again!! Hummingbird.”

~ Karen ~

“The staff members are so kind and welcoming.  We loved staying in Hermit Thrush for the second year in a row.”

~ Emma, Marilena, Susy and Maurizio ~

“Such fun renewing old friendships. And Songsparrow is the best!”

~ Sally ~

“Great cabin – Red Robin – first time here.  Peaceful.  Good time of the year to come.  Good location.  Nice to see the snow falling.  Will come back again someday.”

~ Bruce & Rose ~

“Fun all day, everyone made us feel like it was our place.  Hockey on Christmas day!! Could not be happier.  Thank you so much!”

~ Jeremy, Ellison & Hobey the dog ~

” We couldn’t ask for a better xmas experience in Canada! Everything is perfect here from the meals to service & cabin, love this place.  Thank you!”

~ Samantha, Quaug & Ashleigh – Perth, Australia ~

“Thank you for a wonderful  white Christmas experience!  We loved every moment especially the snow and the food!! What can we say. Thanks again.”

~ Kevin, Amy, Daniel, Joey – Perth, Australia ~

“This was our first time here & we had an absolutely amazing time! Everybody was extremely kind & friendly and made this place feel like home! Food is amazing!”

~ Mei & Richard ~

“We had our first memorable stay in 1985 and, as a young couple, Love Dove was a perfect introduction to many future visits and an evolution to become 4 generations staying here this week.  We feel this is a home away from home.  Always so welcoming and fun.  We love you, Cedar Grove!”

~ Katherine, Jennifer, Clarey, Maryse & Theo ~

“This is my very favourite place to go on vacation.  I love the smell of the cozy cabins.  Every year I’m the first one to walk into the cabin.  I don’t want to leave!”

~ Evie, Age 10 ~

“My favourite part of Cedar Grove is going tubing, and (the moment) we get here!”

~ Kyle, Age 6 ~

“My favourite part on this year’s trip was when my friend Owen got up on waterskis for the first time.  It was another amazing year at my favourite place to go in the world.”

~ Brandon, Age 11 ~

“Thank you for the best moments of my life.  I will miss Cedar Grove.”

~ Summer, Age 8 ~

“Dear Cedar Grove, thank you!  We absolutely love our annual vacation at CGL.  We will be back next year for our 13th year.  This trip is our favourite vacation destination and feels more like our extended family cottage.  CGL is awesome! Thank you.”

~ Jeff, Angela, Brendan, Jesse & Diesel the Dog ~

“I had an unforgettable week! Although this was our first year, we made friends easily with the staff and amazing guests!  The staff are so wonderful and make you feel at home.  The site is beautiful and the food is great! Thanks 4 such a great time; we are looking forward to next year! <3 “

~ Bernie & Kris ~

“This place always brings out the best in my kids!”

~ Nicole ~

“Everybody loves the organization, the staff, the activities etc… Not to mention the convenient beautiful location, but the lodge must be complimented on the quality of construction of cottages and interior finishing of walls, fixtures, etc… Very well built and decorated. Made it home away from home.”

~ Ted ~

“Eight glorious days in your winter wonderland and eight more magical days in the most vivid and breathtaking colours of your fall season. These are two of the main reasons we keep coming back to Cedar Grove Lodge year after year after year. And now, our daughter and son-in-law join us in the autumn to experience the best service, best food and best getaway experience in Ontario. Cedar Grove is definitely our family home away from home! “

~ Rosemarie & Tom ~

“Best place to come for Rest, Relax, Exercise and Eat!”

~ Betty and Norman ~

“Back after 2 years with a new addition to the family.  Once again, it was a lovely stay. Food was delicious, the cabins are homey, and the lake is beautiful.  Our toddler loved it! We’ll be back!”

~ Heather, Mark and Family ~

“Thank you for a lovely getaway.  We loved the service and the area and location is beautiful.  We enjoyed the fireplace in the Hummingbird and the fireplace at the lakeshore at dusk.  Loved the peaceful and natural sounds of the area.”

~ Gerry and Karine ~

“We had a great time. Friendly service, great food, roaring fire, great outdoors. Thanks.”

~ Petr and Veronica ~

“Our first time here.  Enjoying the lake and trails very much!”

~ Gavin and Tasha ~

“It was our first time in Cedar Grove Lodge and everything was above our expectations.  We had the best time and can’t wait to come back again.”

~ Alex and Svetlana ~

“Wonderful weekend!  The food was amazing! The staff was great and we loved our cabin Cardinal.  We enjoyed our snowshoeing and skating and sitting by the fire.  Thank you for everything!”

~ Ron, Brenda and Family ~

“This place is remarkable!  It was my wife and I’s first visit and it won’t be our last.  Everything from the hospitality to the food was top notch! Can’t wait to come back next year.”

~ Jeremy, Cassidy and Chino the Dog ~

“What a relaxing, cozy and peaceful setting! Just what was needed.  Your genuine friendliness and hospitality was greatly appreciated.”

~ Sameen ~

“Always a joy to be “back home”.  The best medicine in the world, coming to Cedar Grove.”

~ Larry, Carl, Elaine and Georgia the Dog ~

“As always, the best staff, the best owners, the best food, the best accommodations….and it feels so right!”

~ Leith and Steve ~

“Best place ever.  Staff is awesome, cabin cozy. Stress free vacation.  Extra thanks to the firewood guy! Hope to be here next year.”

~ Stephanie and Tina ~

“Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.  The scenery was beautiful and the service was top notch.”

~ Lynn and Joe ~

“We really enjoyed our stay.  The food is excellent, the cottage was warm, the beds cozy! We will be back.”

~ Richard and Barb ~

“Well you did it again!  I, and my husband, are once again leaving with full bellies and light hearts.”

~ Laurie and Eric ~

“Another wonderful visit to one of our favourite destinations! Always enjoy our stays here.”

~ Jamie and Heather ~

“We are back again! So glad to be in our favourite fall retreat.  We are SO lucky to be able to still get here.  As always, all the staff have been wonderfully helpful to us – especially as we get older! Thanks to everyone for a wonderful time.  I have been coming here since 1954.”

~ Jackie and Gail ~

“Thank you for a wonderful stay we had here at Cedar Grove Lodge.  It was our first time visiting your beautiful lakeshore log cabin resort! This was the perfect planned getaway where I proposed to who is now my amazing fiancé.  Thank you again! We look forward to returning.”

~ George & Courtney ~

“Celebrating 45 years since we began in 1969.  Always a pleasure to see everyone and enjoy every thing! Wonderful memories!”

~ Wendy and Althea ~

“Am very impressed with the friendly staff, the way they serve and accommodate every of our weirdest, fuzzy needs.  I was most pleased with the special ‘gluten free’ that was packed just for me in our picnic lunch.  Much appreciate the kind act and warm thoughts.  Feels like mom’s cooking for me again….”

~ Wendy & Cecilia ~

“Thank you so much for this wonderful experience!  What a grand adventure.  And the food was incredible!  We will be back. “

~ Hannah, Adrian, Naomi & Asher ~

“On the weekend we snowshoed and played hockey and sat by the fire.  We will be back! “

~ Luke, Age 6 ~

“A wonderful time at one of our all-time favourite places.  Thank you.”

~ Shelagh ~

“Visit #17 and hopefully there will be many more”

~ Brian ~

“The stars – with Orion over the lake – refreshed our souls.  And my niece’s first time on skates is a memory we won’t forget. Lovely.”

~ Marie ~

“The cabin is lovely and has met every expectation.  Will recommend.  (Hummingbird)”

~ Ashley and Corey ~

“Our family has come for Thanksgiving at Cedar Grove for 33 years. This more than anything else should tell how much we love it here.”

~ Dieter and Ann ~

“Our most favourite 7 days of the year. Fun with friends, family and too much food! See you next time XOXO :)”

~ Stephanie and Matt ~

“Our 11th year spending a wonderful vacation with a group that feels more like and extended family. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality. We are already counting down the days to next year’s stay.”

~ Jeff, Angela and Brendan ~

“My favorite part about my visit this year was when I learned to cross my wake in waterskiing and when my dad did a dock start and dropped a ski (it didn’t go so well)”

~ Brandon age 10 ~

” I don’t know how to describe this amazing place, all I can say I loved the fishing and water sports, thanks.”

~ Lucas- age 8 ~

“What a wonderful summer getaway. Liya tried water-skiing for the first time and Liya and I went tubing. Malcolm and Buddy enjoyed the swimming and meeting new friends. Thanks for the great meals and wonderful service…until next year!”

~ Sylvia, Malcolm, Liya and dog Buddy ~

“What a beautiful place! Cabin (Snowgoose) was amazing, staff very friendly and food was spectacular. We will be back!”

~ Rhonda and Sue ~

“Couldn’t be happier……my favourite place on earth.”

“What a wonderful vacation. So beautiful, so peaceful.”

“Always so sad to leave! We were thrilled to be initiated into frozen Pen Lake skating – awesome! Great rink-side fire too! A truly unique & memorable experience. See you next year!”

~ Jeff & Tara and family ~

“Fantastic time in a winter wonderland. What an amazing establishment – great food, toys & friendly smiles! Over and above what I expected. Thanks so much!”

~ Vance ~

“I have been here since I was a little kid. I enjoy the meals and the desserts. It is really a fun place to stay at. I hope I could stay longer next time.”

~ Gretchen Age 10, Harriet Age 7 ~

“For a family of 7 the room is great. The whole family can enjoy it and have fun. Service is really great. We all loved to sit by the fire and talk and play games!!! It’s very interactive!! It’s great for the family to bond without electronics. It is so awesome! Love it. “

~ Hannah, Age 11 ~

“I love this place. You can do everything from tobogganing to ice skating and playing shuffleboard. I want to come back every year.”

~ Ryan, Age 9 ~

“This place is Epic! I like everything about it.”

~ Ted, Age 7 ~

“Thirty years we’ve been coming as a family. My husband’s parents have come for close to 60 years. Our son and his wife and children are hopefully going to carry on the tradition! This is a wonderful place for families.”

~ Heather & Jamie ~

“We have literally travelled the world – and have celebrated internationally and more close to home with family and friends….and can truthfully say that this Cedar Grove was one of the most enjoyable, accommodating, most fabulous food for every meal, we have celebrated!! Thank you for making it possible. A very treasured and special place in our lifetime.”

~ Marg & Colin ~

“Like going to another world. A stressless world, a world where it’s like home but so much better. Thank you for being so much to so many of your guests.”

“What more can I say about Cedar Grove and the staff? Been coming since 1998 due to our dogs feeling welcome here. Cedar Grove Lodge, a paradise to heal, mentally and physically. Cedar Grove changes with the times but never changes too rapidly. The old traditions are so evident here.”

~ Larry, Elaine, Carl & Georgie the dog ~

“So many new adventures for the kids – tubing, waterskiing, fishing, camp fires, canoeing, kayaking & delicious pancakes and food galore. Many thanks to the whole excellent staff.”

“Great to come back. We had our honeymoon here 60 years ago. We come often and now my children and grandchildren are enjoying the lodge. Great time, great memories!”

~ Kay ~

“Superb, friendly staff, very helpful. Toby (the dog) loved it too.”

~ Theressa & Chris ~

“Our 18th year at Cedar Grove – that says it all. Absolutely perfect respite.”

~ Don, Jann & Pepper ~

“Your “Welcome Home” sign expresses the way your staff make guests feel. You always create delightful holidays. Thanks”

~ Ken & Gail ~

“We honeymooned here 50 years ago. We have loved all of our visits over the years. Thanks for the wonderful memories.”

~ Jim & Ida ~

“Back for our annual March R&R. A great stay as always, food and service was fab as always. Great quality & value. We’ll be back for Christmas!”

~ Celia & John ~

“So great to be home”

~ Leith & Steve ~

“Once again a wonderful experience. Great food! Lots of choices. Accommodation was luxurious. See you next year :)”

~ 9 Girls Getaway Weekend ~

“The X-Country ski trails were well groomed and the meals were awesome.”

~ Cliff & Tracy ~

“Enjoying the great meals and beautiful Cedar Grove.”

~ Doug & Maebeth ~

“Our meals were delicious and the lake is beautiful.”

~ Rylene ~

“Thanks so much for another wonderful winter retreat. We saw 5 deer and a pileated woodpecker just outside our cabin! I took some of your x-country skis for a spin….and enjoyed the woods. Thanks for having all the gear on hand. Delicious food as always – roast beef, root vegetable soup being especially notable this time!”

~ Wendy, Andrew, Evan & Melanie ~

“The view from the Hermit Thrush cabin is spectacular! The food is soooo delicious.”

~ Henry & Wendy ~

“So relaxing & food is yummy!”

~ Jim & Carorye ~

“Our family thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Cedar Grove, from the lovely generous meals to the friendly campfire chats. Thanks to all the staff and owners for a wonderful experience that will have us coming back again!”

~ Alison, John & Hannah ~

“We had a blast, such a welcoming/beautiful place! We stayed in the Woodpecker cabin and loved it. Definitely will be back!”

~ Dave & Megan ~

“Another great visit. The renovations to Snowgoose were gorgeous.”

~ Paul & Ada ~

“Chickadee was adorable & perfect. This place is a sensational find.”

~ Becky & Kerri ~

“Cottages are clean and cozy…food and service exceptional!!”

~ Jeff & Monica ~

“The view from the Hermit Thrush cabin is spectacular! The food is soooo delicious.”

~ Henry & Wendy ~

“Really enjoyed the coziness of the cottage, magnificent views, magical starlit nights, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing – tried to do it all! Hope to come back to enjoy more of this serenity.”

~ Karen ~

“We stayed in Songsparrow for 2 nights and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cabin was spotless, the firewood was always full and the view was spectacular. The service in the dining room was amazing. “

~ Michelle & Christine ~

“Our family spends our summer & winter vacations here every year. Our son enjoys all of the seasonal activities, and we spend quality time by the warm fire and enjoy truly delicious meals. Thank you again… see you next year!”

~ Patricia & family, Burlington, ON ~