I’d like to start this whole post/rant/announcement with a simple quote I find myself saying over and over. “Our grandparents were sent to Juno Beach. We’re being sent to the couch.”
Coronavirus, COVID-19, “the ‘rona”, whatever you want to call it, sucks. People are losing their jobs, everyone is cancelling plans, and some businesses will go bankrupt. People will die. More will die if we pretend they won’t. I don’t want to make light of it. But it will pass, and […]
The Holidays are here, and with that comes fun (and maybe a bit quirky) family traditions! These special memories can be anything from hanging the outside Christmas lights, visiting a local Christmas Tree farm to cut down the perfect tree, or even baking gingerbread in matching pajamas belting out the classic carol, Grandma got ran over by a Reindeer.
Much like your family, the Viamede family has their favourite traditions that we want to invite you to participate in. While you […]
The kids have headed back to school and soon the leaves will start to change colour. It’s hard to believe, but another summer has flown by and we’re entering into the Fall season! There are many things to love about Fall. The autumn colours are certainly one of them, as the resort transforms into a canvas of gold, red, and orange. We also enter into a season of harvest, cooler days, cozy nights, and travelers seeking a quiet place to […]
Weddings are such a special event, but require a lot of decisions as well! Choosing a wedding venue is a big one, because it plays a key role in your theme, look, and feel. For couples looking for a unique setting, we’re highlighting why Viamede Resort could be a contender as the setting for your dream wedding.
Viamede is the perfect venue to host up to 80 people comfortably. Rustic, waterfront, cozy, welcoming; this is a place where you and your […]
Understandably, our cottages get snapped up pretty quickly during the summer months. We get it – the private deck, having a small kitchenette for cooking, putting the kids in the second bedroom so you have some time to yourself. Today, we’re going to make a case for why a guest room may surprise you.
1. Waterfront views
It may seem like the cottages get you the best views, but many of our rooms and suites have private balconies overlooking Stoney Lake. If […]
The Kawarthas region offers a wide variety of hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty. We’ve put together a list of just some of the local trails that are well worth a drive.
Stony Lake Trails
We have to include this one since part of the 10 kilometre trail network can be accessed from right here at Viamede Resort! Enjoy scenic views of the lake, limestone cliffs, outcrops of Canadian Shield, and abundant opportunities to view wildlife.
Bobcaygeon Wilderness Park
This 8 acre forested […]
Wondering what to do for the Civic Holiday long weekend? It’s one of the last long weekends of summer (sorry to bring that up!), so grab the family and use Viamede Resort as your home base for a Kawarthas weekend adventure. Here are a few ideas of things going on this upcoming weekend.
Bobcaygeon Midnight Madness
When: Saturday, August 3 | 7 to 11:59 PM
Where: Downtown Bobcaygeon
This annual street festival features sidewalk sales, live music and entertainment, inflatables, games, and more.
Simcoe Day […]
by Mandy Weaver, Culinary Chef
And so, with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
Spring and summer seem to have blended into one and descended upon us in a rush and I, for one, am happy to welcome it in.
Greetings from the Mount Julian kitchen. I feel that it is high time I introduce myself. My name […]
by Laura Belus, ND – Elevate Wellness Retreats
With the speed at which our society moves these days, a weekend away can be hard to come by, but could it be worth it in more ways than one? Getting out of your normal routine, unplugging, and reconnecting with your loved ones can have a profound impact on your health!
In our current culture, a weekend away may seem like an indulgence, but if you’re someone who has a stressful day-to-day life (who […]
Warning: This blog post is about our farm program, and talks about animals being killed.
by Ben Samann, General Manager
For almost a decade, Viamede has had a farm program. From the first day, the purpose was officially to provide food for the kitchen and interest for the guests. Unofficially, it’s been a way for guests, staff, and me, to remind ourselves on where meat comes from.
For me, raising turkeys, chickens, and pigs for meat has been a way to keep myself […]
Effective December 4, 2015
We at Viamede Resort value the privacy of all our guests and friends. That’s why in addition to a lock on the door of each guestroom, we have detailed how we use any information we receive.
Oh—and before we go any further—we’ll just let everyone know right off the bat that we comply with current Canadian privacy legislation.
1) What kind of information do we collect?
There are two different types of information that we collect: personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) and non-personally identifiable information (“Non-Personal Information”).
This might sounds complicated but it’s fairly straightforward.
We are a resort and people come visit, book rooms, and enjoy gourmet local food all of the time. As a result of these exchanges, we end up collecting some personal information—which is usually voluntarily given—that includes things like:
We take this information very seriously and only use it to facilitate your stay with us and to keep you in the loop should you wish.
Through your interactions with us, our website and analytics platforms, and through our advertising partners, we may collect information that cannot be used to identify who you are. This type of information that may be collected are things like:
2) How do we collect information?
We collect this information in a few different ways.
When you provide us with information in making a purchase.
Fairly straightforward. You book a room, we receive personal information.
When you sign up to our e-mail list.
If you sign up to receive updates, we end up with a bit of your personal information. With your permission, we send you special information and you can decide to opt out at any point.
When you communicate with us.
When you reach out by e-mail, social media or by hand delivered letter, we may keep those for our records.
Information we automatically collect.
Like most websites, our services may incorporate fancy things like “pixel tags” and “cookies” which allow us to track actions and serve you information about our products and services. All of these collect Non-Personal Information.
3) How is the information used?
Personal Information could be used to:
4) What about Non-Personal Information?
From time to time, we use third-party advertising companies to serve you ads when you visit our website. They may use Non-Personal Information about your visits to this and other websites to provide ads about goods and services that are of interest to you. If you would like more information about this wizardry or to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies you can look here.
5) What else?
We want to make sure you enjoy your time with us and that your information is protected. Personal Information will only be used or shared when necessary and we would never sell you out by giving your information to third parties without good reason.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. We hope to see you around soon.