Head only a few hours north of Toronto to watch the leaves change colours at the JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa. Located on the tranquil Lake Rousseau, the JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka is a luxury conference resort, two and a half hours north of Toronto, in Ontario’s scenic “cottage country.” This resort is the perfect spot for your fall weekend road trip from Toronto appealing to guests who are looking for a quiet spot to enjoy the colours of the fall or a home base to explore the Muskoka region further.

The rooms at the JW Marriott Muskoka

There are 221 rooms at the JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa, with nearly half of them being suites. The larger rooms offer guests a secluded place to unwind with kitchenettes and perfectly positioned balconies to enjoy the view. The rooms at the resort are in two buildings connected by a covered bridge.  While the Paignton House offers lakefront views closer to the water’s edge, the main building is a convenient option if you’re looking to be closer to the restaurants and amenities.

Where to dine at the JW Marriott Muskoka

Onsite at the JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka, there are several dining options for both the guests and visitings locals to enjoy. However, since the capacity of indoor dining seating is limited during COVID-19, remember to call ahead to make your reservation. For fancier, a la carte dining, the Muskoka Chophouse will delight carnivores a menu highlighted by Certified Angus Beef. If you’re catering to a wider range of palettes, Teca offers award-winning Italian fare served fresh from their open kitchen. For casual, lighter fare, Lakes Bar and The Deck (only open in the summer) are a lively and laid back option. Or, enjoy brunch overlooking the lake at Cottages.

Where to go for a day trip in Muskoka

There is so much to explore in the Muskoka region that a day trip won’t feel like enjoy time to truly explore the region. But, if you’re looking for somewhere to stop on the way home from the JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka, the Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery in Bala.  Pre-purchase your parking pass to hike through the trails around the cranberry marsh with options for every level of hiker. Even though this spot is on your way up to the resort, I suggest to visit it on your way home so you can stock your car with cranberry treats and berry-based wines.

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