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What are people saying about Viamede? We’ve got all sorts of different takes on the resort – from our amazing guests, bloggers, travel writers, food writers, photographers and more. Click on the links below to see examples of how we deliver a Boldly Different resort experience.

March 2018

Rosemarie S
Tripadvisor Review
“The wine paring meal at Mount Julien was fantastic… The winter months are often quieter at Viamede- it was like we had the whole resort to ourselves.
There is a lot to do..even in the winter…ping pong, games, swimming, sauna and steam room and enjoying a walk and looking at the frozen lake.”

Rachel S
Tripadvisor Review
“Amazing to experience Stony Lake in the winter. Loved the cottage, perfect space for 4 people with a great layout. Mount Julian was phenomenal with a 7 course dinner and wine pairing. The staff is always so welcoming and accommodating.”

January 2018

Andrea Risk
Follow up e-mail from corporate retreat
“We all really enjoyed our stay. As I mentioned when I left, the most frequent comment I heard was about how friendly and accommodating your staff were. Very helpful and not too rules-y. The food was good, and plentiful. There were also lots of varied activities to do on the breaks and in the evenings (skiing, snowshoeing, fat bikes, walking, etc.), so that everyone could find something that suited them. Even our most senior partner, who is in his 80s, snowshoed out onto the lake (he’s a savage). People had such a good time that I have had many requests to make this an annual event at Viamede. I don’t think we’re going to be doing it annually, but I can see us making it a semi-annual event and returning in 2020”

October 2017

Eddie McEnany
Facebook Review
“My wife and I are here for our 35th anniversary. The service here is top notch, and the food is delicious. We love the beautiful grounds too. I would highly recommend this Resort.”

James Waters
Facebook Review
“Great views, delicious food, friendly staff, spacious accommodations, and wonderful amenities.”

Rebecca Kenwell VonZuben
Facebook Review
“Lovely lovely staff, amazing views of the lake, fantastic food and comfy rooms! Will definitely be back!”

August 2017

Akheela Hisham
Create With Mom
“We love that Viamede sources the ingredients for the meals prepared in their restaurants, locally and in-house.”

Seanna Thomas
The Nutritionnaire
“Each and every course was better than the last. I left so incredibly satisfied and happy”

Rick S
TripAdvisor Review
“Our room was more then we excepted, very clean with nice welcoming note from house keeping, great bed, the grounds are kept in good shape and extremely relaxing.”

TripAdvisor Review
“The staff are super friendly and go out of their way to make sure your stay is comfortable and relaxing.”

Susan Fenn
Facebook Review
“We would definitely go back and recommend it to others …this was our second time within a year. Great experience all round. Truly relaxing.”

July 2017

Jacqueline Kovacs
York Life Magazine
“It’s hard not to feel remarkably relaxed and reconnected at Viamede.”

Rachel Elizabeth
Facebook Review
“You will never dine better! We LOVE this place”

Andrea Traynor
Mommy Gearest
“The service we encountered everywhere at Viamede Resort — from housekeeping to front desk staff to restaurant servers — was top notch.”

Trisha Enriquez
No Tummy Mommy
“this was a hidden gem and I can’t believe I didn’t know about this pet-friendly resort before!”

Rachel Schoutsen
The Weather Network

This weekend deserves a 10/10. We loved the easy laid back vibe.

June 2017

Clara Lau
The Food Sisterhood
“The wine pairings… truly made the experience so enjoyable.”

Diana Ballon
Travel Alerts
“The closest we’ve come to that laid-back cottage experience we love.”

Jenna Clark
Facebook Review
“Lovely resort, all of the little inclusions are great, from the delicious breakfast to s’mores to afternoon ice cream.”

May 2017

Camille Dundas
“Everyone you interact with is so friendly, you can’t help but feel at home and most of all, relaxed.”

Mardi Michels
Eat Live Travel Write
“Viamede worked its magic on us.”

Jim L
TripAdvisor Review
“This is a great place to spend a romantic weekend.”

C Fletch
TripAdvisor Review
“The 7 course dinner with wine pairing was wonderful – and the butter tart ice cream at the end was to die for.

Sue Skrypka-Bassett
Facebook Review
“The service was personable and so friendly. The food was amazing and room was gorgeous.”

April 2017

Elaisha Jade
“I can’t wait to visit the Viamede Resort again.”

Erica Ehm
Yummy Mummy Club
“We loved it!”

Elisa Keay
Urban Suburban Mommy
“I think I’ve found the place where our family can make memories.”

Josh Canning
Facebook Review
“The setting is beautiful and the staff are super friendly and accommodating.”

February 2017

Winsome Traveller
TripAdvisor Review
“I thought I’d try it in the winter and I wasn’t disappointed!”

Jacqueline B
TripAdvisor Review

“Thank you for a great weekend! We will be back!”

January 2016

Megan M
TripAdvisor Review
“Relaxing weekend out of the city”

December 2016

Erin Seabert
Tripadvisor Review
“Super friendly staff, great food and comfy surroundings.”

October 2016

Jennette W
Tripadvisor Review
“It was a perfect weekend, and I know we will be staying here again.

Tripadvisor Review
“If you are looking for nice, quit and private place to have conference this place is it. I would even bring my family to enjoy summer vacation too.

Tripadvisor Review
“Go to Mount Julian for dinner. It is so good.

Shana H
TripAdvisor Review
“Fantastic Thanksgiving Stay”

August 2016

TripAdvisor Review
“A great family vacation”

Trish & Steve
TripAdvisor Review
“Our 1 year anniversary – 2 night stay”

July 2016

Brandon Sousa
Inside Toronto
“Quick escape from the city’s chaos for those looking for exceptional service, amenities and cuisine.”

TripAdvisor Review
Great Spot for a short break-

Sarah Fulford
Toronto Life
“Truly magical Canada Day weekend”

June 2016

Rick Campanelli
ET Canada
“Incredibly tasty dinner at Viamede”

Rachel Schoutsen
The Weather Network
Even the clouds are perfect! So happy to be at Viamede this weekend. Stoney Lake is beautiful.”

Tracy Moore
“Freakin’ gorgeous grounds and accommodation”

May 2016

Cynthia Loyst
CTV’s The Social
Still thinking about our incredible 9 course dinner from The Inn at Mount Julian”

April 2016

Brent Bishop
Think Fitness Studios
“Great Family Getaway”

March 2016

Jane Canapini
GrownUp Travels
#Worththedrive to dine at Mount Julian Restaurant”

Heather Greenwood Davis
Toronto Star
“Ontario Resort Promises Local Bounty Even When Mother Nature is on Holiday”

Toronto Star article website

Madisyn McKee
Restless Worker
A Winter Weekend in Cottage Country at Viamede Resort”

Jane Canapini
GrownUp Travels
“#RomancingWinter at Viamede Resort”

February 2016

Heather M
TripAdivsor Review
Rooms are comfortable and clean and staff is exceptional”

Sharon Mendelaoui
Dream Travel Magazine
“Viamede Resort Winter Escape on Stoney Lake in the Kawarthas”

Beverly Wooding
Road Trip: Viamede Resort”

Hello to the wonderful Staff of Viamede,Guest photo for website

As we celebrate Valentine’s, we are making a list of all the things that we have loved in this Feb to Feb year.  Staying at Viamede is at the very top! We had SUCH a wonderful time: pure relaxation, ultimate serenity, marvelous dining, incredible service, friendly staff, and just heavenly for being with our Golden Retrievers.
– G. Stowell

Jay Kana
Modern Mississauga
“Modern Getaway: Viamede Resort”

January 2016

Marc Atchison
Travel Times: Travel Life Magazine
“Viamede Resort – The Perfect Winter Weekend Escape”

Heather Greenwood Davis
January is the Best Travel Month for Fitness Do-Overs

Sarah Sahagian
Blogger for shedoesthecity.com
The Case for Travelling Alone: My Solo Trip to Viamede Resort in the Kawarthas

Gary Crallé
Travel | Photography | Stories
Viamede Resort: An Emerging Foodie Mecca

Spring 2015

Food Day Canada
“Mount Julian at Viamede is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada.”
Click here to learn more.

 Fall 2015

Facebook Review (5 Stars) – Robin H.
“We had the most amazing, tasty, & romantic 5 course dinner, accompanied by flights of wine. Ryan, our consummate server & incredibly knowledgeable sommelier was fantastic: engaging, informative, & unobtrusive service. We initially thought that the amount of food would be daunting, but each portion was small but perfect. Chef Kevin McKenna absolutely delivered! Absolutely wonderful meal. *Highly* recommended!”

TripAdvisor Review (5 Stars)
Fun for the entire family – Tony H.
“We made some great memories at Viamede Resort this summer. Fishing with my son, canoeing with my daughters and romantic moments with my wife at Mount Julian. This resort was 5 star on experience, service and food. AWESOME beds = awesome sleeps as well. Thank you Viamede.”

Summer 2013

Dream Travel Magazine
Viamede Resort Shines Even By Candlelight
“Yes, even though a power outage, Viamede was able to exceed guest expectations!”

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.

Personal Information

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.

Non-Personal Information

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.

Unsurprisingly, we reserve the right to update our privacy policy at any time. When that happens, we will update the effective date at the top of this page so that you know.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. We hope to see you around soon.