Saturday, June 25, 2011

What's the Difference between Beauview and Deerhurst Resort?

We were a bit humbled by the question asked over the phone today. It's a priviledge to be compared with the world famous hotel that hosted the G8 world leaders in 2010.

The first thing is size. Deerhurst is one of the largest resort hotels in Ontario with 400 rooms. Beauview Cottage Resort is one of the smallest. It has 6 self catering cottages.

Beauview has a maximum number of 26 guests. Deerhurst has well over 1000 guests.

Deerhurst is one of the largest employers in the area. Beauview is family run, owner operated by Nancy and Gord, with two part time cleaning staff.

Beauview offers cottages with personal hot tubs. Deerhurst has jacuzzi suites.

Both of us have canoes paddle boats, kayaks, water trampoline, water slide, (Deerhurst charges extra. Included in Beauview's rates)
Water skiing/tubing.

Both have high speed internet (though I think Deerhurst charges for theirs. Beauview doesn't)
Satellite TV, fireplaces, air conditioners

Deerhurst has a SPA. Beauview has RMT massage therapists that will come to your cottage.

Deerhurst has two golf courses and a swimming pool. Beauview does not. (There's 8 golf courses withing 30 minutes drive of Beauview, including the Bigwin Island Golf Course)

For dining, Deerhurst has a number of restaurants on site. Restaurants (fine dining to Tim Hortons) for Beauview are 15 minutes away in Huntsville.
Each cottage at Beauview has a kitchen and a gas BBQ grill on the deck, so you don't have to eat out if you don't want to.

For entertainment. Deerhurst has a piano bar and the Las Vegas Style Decades show. Beauview has a campfire with s'mores and marshmallows on a stick, down at the lake under the stars. (We send our guests to Deerhurst for the show!)

Beauview has one of the highest Tourist ratings. = 4 1/2 out of 5 Rating on Trip Advisor .com Deerhurst has a 3 1/2 out of 5 Rating

Beauview offers a friendly, personalized holiday experience. You are the guests of the owners Gord and Nancy. Deerhurst has a Front desk and a Sports Desk to arrange for activities.

Which one to choose? It all depends on what you are looking in a holiday experience and the price you are willing to pay.

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada 800-363-6047

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