Travel Deal for September 4, 2013
Many travellers will agree that fall is the best time to explore Canada. The colours of the landscape are vibrant, the nation’s bounty of food is harvested and turned into delicious savoury treats, and the crowds are far fewer with kids back to school and their parents focused on work. Also, prices for most lodgings and activities are less expensive than during the busy summer months.
One of the finest places to experience fall is in Muskoka, the cottage country region in central Ontario. At Deerhurst Resort, a luxury property near the town of Huntsville, the Fall Colours Getaway Package starts at $229 per night per couple, reflecting a 30% savings. The deal includes:
- Accommodation and Savour Muskoka 3-course Fall Dinner for two plus
- 2-for-1 discount on canoe and kayak rentals or boat tour
- 20% off on Shizen spa services or horseback riding.
The offer runs until October 10, 2013.
Vacay.ca Checks In After Obama Checks Out of Deerhurst
When US President Barack Obama visited Canada in 2010, he and other world leaders stayed at Deerhurst Resort. The legacy of the G8 Summit can be discovered at the resort, as Vacay.ca contributor Nicole Keck found out.
Keck writes: “According to Nick McEntee, a 19-year veteran at Deerhurst and the resort’s ambassador, Barack Obama worked out in the resort’s fitness centre both days he was in the complex that usually hosts families and golf parties, save for this one eventful week when eight of the most powerful leaders in the world gathered for a historic conference. It turns out that on the morning of his stay, Obama was apparently distracted as he exited the gym. Perhaps he was counting calories, hoping he had worked off the dessert he indulged in at the heads of state lounge the night before, or maybe he was thinking, ‘Boy, Prime Minister Harper sure knows how to throw a party. I wonder how much all of this cost?’ Although no one we will ever know what was going through his mind at that moment, what everyone at Deerhust has now learned is Obama isn’t easy to push around.”