by Alyssa Joynt
One of the best parts of working at Viamede is that I am forced to spend my entire summer on the lake. What a shame, right? One of the worst parts of working at Viamede is that our GM Ben can turn to me and tell me to meet him on the dock at 6 o’clock in the morning because we are going fishing. I am not an avid fisherwoman, but I dragged myself out of bed and […]
by Alyssa Joynt
This is the first in a series of blog posts about Mount Julian restaurant at Viamede Resort. We’ll be talking about the food, the history, the ambiance, and more! Check back regularly for the latest!
In 1874, Mount Julian stood alone, serving as both an inn and restaurant. It has always been a destination for great food and incredible experiences, with lakers boating over for meals and people riding from Lakefield, almost 30 km away, just for dinner and […]
by Alyssa Joynt
If you’ve ever visited Viamede, you will have spotted a white building with a green roof on your way in. Perched overlooking the lake, The Inn at Mount Julian was built in 1847 to welcome overnight travellers and loggers. Although it has been updated with modern day amenities such as electricity and indoor plumbing, the building has remained much the same, and as you step inside you know that you are in for an exciting experience.
As Viamede re-opened […]
I’m sitting here, on the tail end of the first real weekend of summer. Slightly exhausted, generally soaked, and really, really happy.
There are countless stories among guests, staff, and even the poor poor sunfish that decided to be near our shore, but we’ll have to keep it to the highlights for now.
This weekend, Mount Julian really came out in its full splendour for the summer. Chef Alexander and I spent the week foraging, and we found countless edibles – wild […]
As anyone who has been to the Viamede Farm knows, our pigs are friendly, inquisitive, and ridiculously playful. At two months old, they also love being the center of attention. And so, without further ado, meet Rosa the pig!
Hi! Welcome to my farm!
My day starts just before 8 o’clock, when my sisters and I get up to meet Farmer Jarrod. He comes and visits us every morning to feed us breakfast, which consists of soya, corn, barley, and peas […]
By: Alyssa Joynt
When there is so much going on, it’s easy to miss out on some incredible opportunities, and with a recreation schedule as busy as ours, that happens all the time here at Viamede. To help you stay on top of everything, here’s a list of some of the best (but lesser known) activities here at Viamede.
Pajama Pingpong: As much as we wish it was, going out in pajamas is not always socially acceptable. But every Saturday night, we […]
by Ben Samann
Recently, on a beautiful rainy Sunday, I resolved an issue that has weighed on me for years.
I ran into an old friend of the resort, Cathy, who is currently in a seminary school. Cathy is lovely, passionate, and very respectful, so I asked her a favour: help me sort out the assortment of religious and antique items in our old chapel.
For a bit of context, in 2001, the previous owner of Viamede relocated a little chapel to the […]
Summer is upon us!
Despite doom and gloom forecasts by foreboding dogs named “Storm“, Viamede is getting all the sun it needs.
Plenty of guests are getting out in the boats, and most aren’t getting soaked. And let’s be honest, it has its upsides.
Character-building aside, we’re having one of the least buggy summers in years.
Right now, we have a few avid fisher-kids here, and they’re having a great time. I have […]
Welcome to Viamede: The First Week on the Job
By Alyssa Joynt
My very first interaction with Viamede was a few years ago, when my parents decided to treat us to a nice meal at Viamede’s 1885 restaurant after a summer of BBQs. I was maybe 12 at the time, and I started fantasizing about Viamede weddings. As I got older (and slightly more realistic), I started thinking about working at Viamede. I had an interview in January, and, well, you know […]
Apologies for any unprofessional e-mails
By Ben Samann
Spring is here, and with spring comes putting in docks and other outdoor work. Yesterday, the team and I were working on several docks. The resort dogs, Toby and Daisy, were around as well, being their usual rambunctious selves.
Over the course of the day, shirts and sweaters would come on and off, and invariably, Toby would steal mine. It’s kinda his shtick – “if you won’t pay attention to me, I’ll hang out with your […]