This is a 2 bedroom (sleeps total 8 people / 2 families comfortably) high-end resort apartment available for 1 week (7 days) from Saturday December 27, 2014 until Saturday January 3, 2015.
The apartment is located at the top of the Horseshoe Valley in beautiful Carriage Hills resort which is just outside of Barrie, On (off highway 400) which is exactly 1 hour drive from Toronto.
You enter the apartment though private foyer- there is a small utility room with full size washer and dryer. Plenty of place to store and dry wet skis, snowboards, boots, coats, etc. Straight is entrance to living room and kitchen (open concept). The kitchen is full kitchen with stove, dishwasher, microwave, fridge -- just like home (or better). There is a nice gas fireplace in living room, flat screen tv, dining table and comfortable pull-out sofa that sleeps 2 (queen size). There is an outside patio- deck you enter from living room.
From living room you go to bedroom with queen or king (dont remember) size bed which sleeps 2 Another TV. Bedroom is connected with washroom which has large jacuzzi (not a small tub - the big jacuzzi thing for 2 people to enter comfortably --- or 4 kids ;-) From the washroom you enter toilet room (with a shower) to which you can enter as well separately fro the living room (there is door between the two for privacy - works really well).
Going back to the lobby there is another door which takes you to second bedroom. THe second bedroom is actually separate studio apartment on its own. In there you have queen size bed which sleeps 2 people and pull out sofa which sleeps 2 (queen size as well). There is a TV there and a mini kitchen (fridge, sink, microwave). THere is also a full washroom with shower. (you can see the studio room on the 4th picture). There is also a separate balcony accessible from this room.
Both kitchens are equipped with all needed dishes, utensils, glasses, etc., all you need is food and drinks.
As you can see plenty of room for a single family with older kids who can have the second bedroom (the studio part) for their own use, for family with little kids or for two separate families to enjoy the time comfortably.
We have been going there for over 10 years many times a year and enjoy it every time.
About the area. The resort is on the top of the Horseshoe Valley Ski area. There are many ski lifts for beginners and advanced. Basically if you are staying on the west side of the resort you have 100-200 meters to the top of the ski lifts. There is plenty to do on the bottom of the hill (snow tubing park, treetop trekking, zipline (not sure if they open in winter though).. In the resort itself there is an amazing swimming pool which half is indoor and other half outdoor, so you can swim outside.. and huge jacuzzi pool outside as well you can walk to on ice ;-) There is a rec room by the pool with pool tables and some arcades. The resort organizes daily activities for kids you can take part in.
There is Foodland store with LCBO (agency) about 5 mins drive from the resort and couple of restaurants. There are bbq areas with working propane grills (i think they operating in winter but are not 100% sure).
Basically for the weekly price you get exclusive use of this apartment + resort facilities and programs for 1 full week from Saturday (check in after 4pm) until Saturday (check-out by 10am). The resort is SOLD OUT during these dates (if you go to their web site and try to book) and this is popular resort (always busy all year round). I managed to book this date because I booked early last year (we own in this resort).
Again, this is a high-end, luxury resort (they are rated "Gold Crown" every single year since opening) and not some crappy place. We've been travelling all over and always like coming back to this place. If you like skiing, tubing, walking in the woods, swimming or just looking for quiet place to spend New Years after hectic Christmas you won't be disappointed.
Sorry no pets are allowed in the rooms or resort grounds (resort policy).
Please ask any questions will be happy to answer. Only serious questions though! Cheers....Read more
At Carriage Ridge Resort, guests enjoy their ski-in ski-out condo-suites on the ridge of Horseshoe Ski Resort, easy drive to Mount St Louis Moonstone and Ontario’s superior trails at Hardwood Ski & Bike.
When you travel to Carriage Ridge Resort in Horseshoe Valley, take advantage of: a combined ski area of 68 downhills runs, over 30 kilometers of Nordic ski trails, snowtubing runs, snowshoeing, and more!
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Last updated on January 19, 2015
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