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Summer at Blue - The Westin Trillium House

Sunday, August 11, 2013


You know what I love the most about summer? It is an excellent time of year to enjoy some outdoor fun with the family. While we long to travel down south in the winter, we rarely manage to solidify any plans. So we often make up for it with a mini estival getaway once school is out. Our destination of choice? Blue Mountain Resort. Of course, when I received an invitation to join in a family blogger retreat at the resort, I did not hesitate for a second.


As part of the retreat, complimentary accommodations were arranged for our family at the beautiful Westin Trillium House at Blue Mountain. The hotel's reputation for housing luxurious guest suites is not unfounded as each of their 220 spacious rooms features the Westin Heavenly Bed, contemporary furnishings, a gas fireplace, deluxe bath amenities and much more.

Guest Accommodations

Our two bedroom suite at the Westin is undoubtedly the single most lavish room we have ever stayed in while in the Village. Granted, we never book a two-bedroom, opting more often to cut back on costs with a bachelor. However, I may need to seriously reconsider our options for future bookings. Having two separate bedrooms with TWO separate bathrooms... there simply are no words!


The master bedroom comes with a queen size bed that was indeed heavenly, a flat screen TV, a dresser, bedside tables and lamps, an arm chair and closet where you can find a fold-up stand to keep your luggage off the floor. I loved the added touch of an alarm clock with a built-in iPod/iPad/iPhone charger.


The ensuite features a bath with a rain shower faucet and hand spray. Here you will find travel-size bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion and mouthwash along with green bars of soap moulded into a leaf shape. It smelled lovely!


And the view from our bedroom... breathtaking!


Just outside the main bedroom is an ultra comfy sitting area with a sofa, an armchair, and a side table with telephone and water bottles waiting for you upon arrival. An extra charge of $2.43 will be applied to your hotel bill if you choose to drink them. Which I discovered at checkout.


You can sit in front of the gas fireplace with a book, watch TV on the flat screen or throw in the kids' favourite DVD.


Or maybe you're like me and prefer to take in the gorgeous view of Blue from the comfort of the balcony. 

 

The room we were in is located on the fifth floor and allowed us to soak up the stunning panorama. 

The early morning view of Blue

The kids' room features two queen size beds, two bedside tables, and a flat screen TV of their very own.


They also had their own full bathroom. 


It just wasn't as big as ours.

Dining

A dining table and kitchenette are standard amenities at the Westin and make it easy to feel like you're in a home away from home. Our kitchenette had a stove, a microwave, a refrigerator, a dishwasher and a beautiful coffee pot with Starbucks medium roast coffee. Sigh.



Our kitchenette was supplied with a travel-size bottle of dish soap and dishwasher detergent but I couldn't seem to find any tea towels or paper towels, which seems to be a standard in the other lodges we've stayed in. I was also a little disappointed to discover that there were only two paper Starbucks coffee cups and no coffee mugs. Strange.

The Westin offers room service and also houses Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, an upscale eatery and bar lounge. We had lunch here once and I have to stay I still dream about the incredible cheddar cheese burger I ordered.

 

Facilities and Services

The Recreation Centre offers a year-round heated pool and a beautifully landscaped hot tub. There is also a sauna, a 24-hour gym, a small Westin Kids Club Discovery Room and a games room. You can park your car in the underground secured parking garage or take advantage of valet parking. There is also a business centre with computers and a copier/print/fax machine with internet access just in case you need to squeeze in some work.


The boardwalk along the pond provides for some great photo opportunities. I did, however, find it surprising that some of the lamps weren't working one night as we returned to our room after watching a movie under the stars.



A 1,000 sq.ft. two-bedroom suite at the Westin Blue Mountain can range anywhere from $477 to over $650 per night, taxes and charges included. If you don't need all the space, a 409 sq.ft. deluxe room with a queen bed and a double sofa bed is drastically lower in cost at about $206 per night. With such lavish accommodations, excellent service and endless smiles from the staff, I would definitely recommend this hotel for your next family getaway at Blue Mountain Resort.

Read about our family's experience at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures.

Disclosure: Our family received complimentary accommodations at this hotel to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. I hope the blogging conference was as stunning an event as your room. Great view for sure! I'm glad the kids could go with. Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More and I hope you pop in again soon!

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    1. Hi Christina! The agenda was pretty open with the exception of dinners, breakfast and a trip to the Scenic Caves Adventure Park. It was definitely a bonus that they invited the whole family!

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  2. It certainly met and exceeded all my expectations.

    It was so nice to see you and chat a little. Your children are precious. Enjoy your last few weeks of summer.

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    1. It was so nice to see you, too! I am glad you enjoyed it there. It's one of my favourite places to visit.

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  3. Sounds and looks like a gorgeous place both inside and out! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Wow, looks like a great place. I have family in Collingwood so I never have a reason to stay in a hotel when I am there but maybe it might be something to do for a treat one day (Judy Cowan)

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  5. WOW the room looks amazing and love the separate room for Mom & Dad. Great view too! I used to ski at Blue Mountain when I was in High School but it did not look like this then. Clearly it is a year round resort now! Love to go some time.

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  6. Wow, what a beautiful room!! We try to get away a few times a year to a beautiful hotel and relax for the weekend. We'll have to check this one out this spring!

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  7. Looks awesome; someday I hope to stay there!

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