A Winter to Remember in Oro-Medonte

A Winter to Remember in Oro-Medonte

Find your Rural Escape in Oro-Medonte

Just 90 minutes North of the GTA, Orillia & Lake Country is a perfect winter destination. The rolling hills of Oro-Medonte create a winter wonderland for adventure-seekers and those looking for a cozy getaway. From canopied forests, downhill adventures and cozy meals by the fire, there is something for everyone.

Wellness & Relaxation in Nature

 Vetta Nordic Spa circular pool surrounded by a blanket of snow with Finnish inspired buildings in the background Glen Oro Farm couple cuddling on a couch holding warm drinks by a wood fire stove

Vetta Nordic Spa

Located in beautiful Horseshoe Valley, Vettä Nordic Spa offers an experience like no other. Whether you’re with friends in the social zone or enjoying solitude in the quiet zone, you will be surrounded with nature while taking care of your overall well-being. Feel recharged as you move through an authentic, Finnish hydrotherapy cycle of heat, cold and relaxation. Indulge in a registered massage and be sure to treat your senses at the delicious Finnish-inspired restaurant or in-spa bistro.



Glen Oro Farm

Leave the noise from the world behind and tune in to the natural world. Experience luxury camping in an Explorer’s Tent or Stargazer Dome with king-sized bed, wood stove and the best views of the snow covered forests. Enjoy on-site horseback trail rides, locally sourced catering and evenings by the fire.



Outdoor Recreation

Cross country skiing couple smiling and laughing with ski poles in hand on a wintery day SMART Adventures group of people all on snowmobiles lined up with their arms up in the air cheering

Downhill Thrills

Mount St. Louis Moonstone is one of the largest family owned ski resorts in Ontario offering great ski hills for skiing and snowboarding. Today, it contains 36 slopes, 9 chairlifts and 3 carpets. The resort is known for being family friendly and prides itself on accommodating the beginner skier to the most advanced skier. You can book group or private lessons and all of your equipment rentals, bring your family and friends for a full filled day and test out the new Adventure 8 chair lift.



Cross Country Trails

Hardwood Ski and Bike has kilometers of beautiful, rolling trails through hardwood and pine forests for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and fat biking. The ski trail network consists of 8 different loops ranging from 3 km to 22 km.  There is a trail for every level of ability, from beginner to elite racer on terrain that ranges from gently rolling to challenging. Hardwood grooms all of the trails for both Classic and Skate skiing, using the new, state of the art grooming equipment. Hardwood provides lessons and equipment rentals and has food and beverages available on site. For something a little different, book a Groomer Snowcat Tour and sightsee the trails in style.




S.M.A.R.T. Adventures welcomes groups and beginners for a guided snowmobile tour around the Horseshoe Resort area, including full equipment, no previous experience is necessary.  Learn the ropes of snowmobile safety and have a fun time experiencing winter in a whole new way!



Family Fun

Horseshoe Resort snow tubing group with people laughing as they go down the hill Quayle's Brewery mom and two boys pose smiling on outdoor skating rink in front of the brewery Davidson Estate Alpacas woman in red coat holding her hand out with food and a fluffy brown alpaca nibbles treats from her hand

Horseshoe Resort

The perfect family winter getaway!  With cozy accommodations and tons of onsite activities including downhill & Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, tubing, and more! Horseshoe Resort offers ideal accommodation with a wide range of hotel room and condo styles with great options for families, couples and groups. All accommodations are in close proximity to resort amenities and local attractions. Take advantage of the Ski & Stay package to maximize your time on the slopes, or relax with the Vetta Spa & Stay package for a rejuvenating experience. Stay overnight close to the activities and relax in the scenic Horseshoe Valley. Focus your energy on fun, not driving, so you’re energized for the next day!



Walk with Alpacas

Get up close and personal with adorable alpacas at Davidson Estate Alpacas farm in Oro-Medonte. Walk through the forested trail with a docile alpaca in tow, and take as many Insta-worth photos as you like! These gentle animals are safe to interact with and lead in a halter. During your visit to Davidson Estate Alpacas, you can have the opportunity to safely feed them, pet them and make friends with these special creatures. Tour the alpaca farm and learn about alpaca farming, products and lifestyle. Touch some super-soft alpaca fibre and browse alpaca socks, hats, headbands and yarn for purchase on-site. 



Quayle’s Brewery Skating & Outdoor Fun

Beyond a fantastic destination for craft brewing and a great meal, Quayle’s Brewery brings the winter fun for all ages! With an outdoor skating rink, sleigh rides on Sundays, and bring-your-own-snowshoes hiking opportunities across the property. Featuring outdoor gas firepits, two floors of indoor seating which is ideal for après skiing and sledding. Sit down for a bite with an expanded winter food menu including hot meals for dinner and Sunday brunch. There’s always great events to look forward to such as trivia nights, live comedy, euchre tournaments, live music in the loft, and more!

*Outdoor rink and snowshoeing available when conditions are appropriate



Dining with a View

The Lovely Teahouse woman at table set for tea with tiered baking 

Fine Dining

Situated within the clubhouse at Braestone Club, The Ktchn features menus as lively as the views of the valley that extend beyond its bar and dining room.  Inspired by the remarkable location, but open to creative interpretations and flavours, The Ktchn’s well-crafted cuisine is characterized by an eclectic perspective expressed through diverse dishes and fare.



Tea Time

Enjoy a cozy traditional high tea at The Lovely Teahouse. This beautiful historic Victorian house offers three floors of services, including the main teahouse, bridal boutique and The Lovely Loft rustic bistro. Traditional teas are served on fine bone china three tiered trays with finger sandwiches, fresh scones w/clotted cream and jam, delicate desserts and your favourite pot of Lovely Tea



Stay Longer, Play Longer

Carriage Ridge Resort winter outdoors

Carriage Ridge Resort

Located amidst the rolling hills of Horseshoe Valley, Carriage Ridge Resort is a 28-acre estate featuring a variety of deluxe suites, outdoor activities, and convenient amenities.  Skiing at Horseshoe Resort, Mt St Louis Moonstone, and Hardwood Ski & Bike are all in proximity to this luxury resort. Try a day at each location and relax at this cozy accommodation.



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