on July 25, 2003
This is a beautiful hotel, and we've stayed there every summer since I was tiny. The hotel was bought out by the Fairmont five or six years ago. Everyone was afraid the hotel would go downhill, since it was no longer locally-owned, but just the opposite happened. I think they kept almost all of the staff (which is a huge part of what made the hotel great) and improved the grounds.
The hotel has a heated outdoor pool, tennis courts, and a great playground for the kids. They also have four restaurants. There are beautiful gardens, and an 18 hole golf course. They also have a spa on site, a full gym, indoor sauna, and jacuzzi, as well as the outdoor pool. The spa is very reasonably priced, and costs about the same as a salon in town. Manicures are C$3, and massages are C$55.
The hotel is munchkin-friendly, but I have yet to run into one who didn't know how to behave themselves; so even though there are kids around, you don't get the noise and the screeching.
This is probably somewhere I will continue to go back to every summmer, because every summer, I look forward to it more and more.
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