I am not a skier. I don’t like, nor do I appreciate the snow and I do not apologise for this. So when I was invited to attend a Family Blogger Retreat up at Blue Mountain in the dead of summer I thought…meh? Isn’t Blue Mountain just for ski bunnies and all things associated with that horrible white stuff? What can there possibly be to do up there in the spring, summer or fall?
A quick look at their website and that invite was answered just as fast as I could clear the space on my calendar. Cobblestone streets with a European feel, shopping galore, and a ridiculous amount of family friendly activities. I had to see if Blue Mountain in the summer was even half as good as it looked. Besides, the Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain looked to be just my style.
On a cloudy afternoon my girls and I packed up our car (with way too much stuff) and made the three hour drive out of the clouds and into the sunshine. We arrived at the front entrance of the Westin Trillium, left our car with the team of valets and made our way inside.
After a three hour drive my dear daughters and I were eager to unload our luggage and head out to explore all that Blue Mountain had to offer. We left the lobby, headed up to the 4th floor and entered into this….
- 1,000 Square Feet
- A Queen-size Heavenly Beds® in both Bedrooms
- Full Kitchen
- Separate Bath and Shower
- Private Balcony with a Stunning Mountain View s
How gorgeous is this! Suddenly we were not in such a rush to drop and run. My confession: I am a hotel snob and extremely hard to please. At this point, I was very, very pleased. We had just opened the doors to a two bedroom suite divided by a fully equipped kitchen a dining room with a table big enough for a party, and a super comfortable family room. Three televisions, a full kitchen and two bathrooms? What wasn’t to love!
The two bedrooms were set up on either side of the common space and both boasted their own alarm clocks, TV’s and en-suite bathrooms. Both were warm, inviting, comfy and cozy.
Each of these bedrooms and the main family room had picture perfect postcard style views.
Our little party of three paused for just the briefest of moments to try and soak it all in. Hardly believing this little piece of paradise was so very close to home. The view was pretty sweet from the little balcony off my bedroom, but it was just moments before we were up and heading out on our first adventure of many at Blue Mountain!
We had only been at The Westin Trillium for a matter of minutes and already it was both SassyMama and SassyTeen approved. It more than met all of our needs of functionality and space, and was super pretty to boot. The location was second to none, and the staff were warm and welcoming. This is one hotel we will definitely be back to.
I hope you will come back next Travel Tuesday to see us tackle just a few of the amazing family friendly activities available at Blue Mountain! Hint: I may take on the longest Zip Line in all of Canada! I may also scream the entire way down the mountain! See you then!
I know this is not so wordless, but really want you all to know how fabulous this place is!
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Disclosure: I was a guest of the #SummerAtBlue Family Blogger Retreat in order to review this property and it’s amenities. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.