Horseshoe Resort is a beautiful vacation destination located in Barrie, Ontario. It offers the guest's endless possibilities and activities.
My family, my brother and his family, and my parents all met there for a summer getaway. We had two condos in the lodge, 5
of us in my condo and 4 in the other condo, next door to each other. The accommodations were perfect for us providing tons
of space, full kitchen with everything you could possibly need, washer and dryer, 2 bedrooms and a pull out sofa, 2 bathrooms,
and a screened in balcony. All nine of us were able to gather easily for dinner and games every night. Oh and quite possibly
one of the most important things for us, FREE WiFi!! We met Sue, from housekeeping, who was amazing and was quick to tackle
any issues that we had. For instance the pull out sofa that my 13 year old slept on was not exactly comfortable. Sue pointed
out a padded mattress cover in the closet and brought us an extra one and when we made up that sofa bed, we all argued we
wanted to sleep there! Sue also introduced us to Jessica from IT, also amazing, who brought us a new DVD player and hooked
up our Wii for us. Above and beyond! Anytime my Dad and brother were missing, you could always locate them playing Tiger woods
Golf on the Wii.
Enough about the inside! Summer
getaway means OUTSIDE time! We spent a lot of time at the pool and hot tub. They also have an indoor pool and hot tub that
we checked out one night. And the games room was a big hit with the kids. I have never played so much Ping Pong in my life!
There are so many activities offered at Horseshoe, we let the kids pick a few things they wanted to do.
#1 on the list was the Adventure Park. We bought a day pass and tried everything.
I discovered that my 7 year old daughter loves rock climbing. She spent hours on that wall and was so proud to have made it
to the top. I see Mt. Everest in my girl's future. My 13 year old daughter loved the Ogo Balls. They are these gigantic balls
you get in and roll down a huge hill. One is filled with water, which was my girl's favourite, and the other you have to be
harnessed in because you spin as you are going down. This was not my favourite. If you like the feeling of a car crash, that
one's for you. We also did mini putt, a giant maze, and the coolest thing ever.......Zip Flyer! My little one couldn't do
it; you have to be 75 lbs. We rode up on a ski lift and zip lined all the way down. Scary but so super fun! Proud to say I
did that and tackled (well sort of) my fear of heights.