Another World on Lake Simcoe
Historic and completely full-service, The Briars is a one-of-a-kind private lakeside retreat. This is what a resort getaway should be: lush lawns, beautiful gardens, and stunning Lake Simcoe. The Briars has been here for 165 years, long enough to develop a unique and thorough understanding of what it means to be relaxed and entertained. Here, activities come naturally from canoeing and kayaking to yoga classes, guided nature walks and Saturday evening dinner-dances; its Red Barn Theater hosts summer nightly entertainment. You'll also find a par-72 championship golf course, beach and full-service spa, and just the guest room, cottage or private lodge for you and your group. Your ideal Ontario getaway starts right here!
Experience an unforgettable Ontario vacation at this all-inclusive destination. The Briars offers everything you need for a truly full-service getaway, from their spacious accommodations equipped with modern touches to their assortment of activities that will keep everyone entertained. A championship golf course, full-service spa, and much more await at this incredible retreat!
The family fun never stops at The Briars! This incredible Ontario destination offers you and your family a chance to reconnect with a variety of activities and recreation. Play a game of tennis, badminton or basketball right onsite, or teach the kids how to sink their first hole-in-one at the resort's 18-hole course. For a little more adventure, enjoy mountain biking and kayaking in the area. The kids are sure to love the pools, beach volleyball, game room and paddle boats!
As a guest at The Briars, you'll have access to one of Ontario's finest private golf clubs. This 18-hole Scottish woodlands-style championship course has been a resort tradition since 1922. Its lush fairways are lined by century-old evergreens and a pro shop staffed by four golf pros is onsite. Whether you're an expert or a beginner, this beautiful course is sure to be everything you desire in a golf vacation!
Escape the stuffy office buildings and enjoy a refreshing retreat with the whole team at The Briars. Located on the shores of Lake Simcoe, The Briars presents an inspiring setting that's sure to put your team in the right mindset. Whether you're planning a small meeting or a large-scale conference, they offer a variety of onsite venues to accommodate. Plus venues feature amenities such as standard audio/visual equipment, flip charts, whiteboards, and high speed internet. Their professional staff will help you plan team-building activities such as guided historical tours, scavenger hunts, martini parties, rounds of golf, and more!
From family reunions to class get-togethers, The Briars makes it easy to plan a variety of group events. With spacious lodging options to accommodate your entire group, and a multitude of fun activities, a reunion at The Briars is sure to be unforgettable. Host your event at the Mayfield or First Tee Lodges, both located on the shores of Lake Simcoe and featuring 10 and 7 bedrooms respectively! And when you're not relaxing in your cozy lodging, spend quality time with your cousins, siblings, aunts and uncles playing tennis, golf or enjoying water sports out on the lake!
Say "I do" on the shores of Lake Simcoe at The Briars. This charming Ontario destination offers you a truly elegant setting for your celebration. Their historic Manor House is the perfect venue, and their professional staff is ready to help you plan everything from guest accommodations to exceptional cuisine. Let their Wedding Coordinator assist in all the details, so you can enjoy a stress-free wedding celebration with your closest friends and family.
Set on the shores of Lake Simcoe, The Briars is your ideal lakefront getaway in Ontario. You'll love strolling through the property grounds, along numerous nature trail, and you may just see some of the local wildlife along the way. The Briars Golf Course was designed to preserve some of the large native trees, while leaving plenty of natural habitat for a remarkable variety of wildlife, from herons to foxes. Start your outdoor exploration today!
Romance is not just "in the air" at The Briars. It's in the lush gardens and along the fairways. It's in couples massages or dips in the whirlpool. It's in Saturday evening dinner-dances or rousing games of beach volleyball. The Briars is the perfect destination for rekindling a bit of love and passion with your loved one.
Traveling without a treasured member of the family can leave you with an emptiness. Fill that emptiness and bring the family pet along with you the next time your plan your stay with The Briars. Fido will love wandering the nature trails onsite, as well as splashing around in Lake Simcoe. Just make sure to let the staff know you're bringing your favorite four-legged friend along for the trip.
The Briars blends together a bit of the old with the new for an incredibly luxurious Ontario getaway. Here, you'll find a world of relaxation possibilities, endless excitement and everything in between to keep you entertained throughout your stay. Indulge in a treatment or two at their onsite spa, play a round of golf at the 18-hole championship course, and let their Executive Chef Trevor Ledlie prepare a meal that will delight your taste buds. Feel like royalty at The Briars!
Lake Simcoe is the fourth-largest lake that is completely located within the province of Ontario, following Lake Nipigon, Lac Seul, and Lake Nipissing. This gives you plenty of room to enjoy a bevy of outdoor activities including boating, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. Smallmouth and largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, and a variety of panfish are prevalent in these friendly waters, and will make a great evening meal prepared in your full kitchen.
Quiet luxury and exciting fun await at The Briars. This Ontario resort is the perfect destination for your relaxing honeymoon getaway. Their charming accommodations put you just steps from the beautiful Lake Simcoe which is ideal for great water sports. Or, enjoy a round of golf before relaxing with a couples massage!
It's not difficult to enjoy a healthy and rejuvenating getaway at The Briars. This luxurious Ontario resort features a full-service spa that offers treatments that will pamper you throughout your stay. From estheticians to yoga trainers, the highly skilled experts at The Briars will put you in the right frame of mind throughout your stay, and will have you feeling on top of the world when the time finally comes to leave!
Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets
From guestrooms and studios to two-bedroom cottages, The Briars has a variety of lodging options for couples, families and large groups. Enjoy spacious interiors, fireplaces, refrigerators, and decks that look out onto the garden, lake or golf course. Everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable Ontario vacation awaits right here.
The Briars presents your ideal restorative escape with their onsite luxury spa. Let their professionally trained staff and variety of refreshing treatments heal your mind, body, and soul. Choose from a range of exclusive spa packages to make your Ontario spa retreat even more rejuvenating!
- Restaurant Onsite
- Pets Allowed
- Property Size 90 units
- Conference Facility
- Kids Allowed
- Nearby City Toronto
- Nearby Water Lake Simcoe
- Open Dates All Year
- Buttonville Municipal Airport (YKZ) / 31.7 miles
- CFB Borden (YBN) / 27.8 miles
- Downsview Airport (YZD) / 40.4 miles
* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights
- Basketball Court(s)
- Fitness Center
- Outdoor Playground
- Swimming Pool
- Volleyball Court(s)
- Cross Country Skiing
- Golf Course
- Ice Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Wildlife & Nature
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Coffee Maker
- Hair Dryer
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Bocce Ball
- Live Entertainment
- Shuffle Board
- Free Parking
- Shuttle Service
- A/V Equipment
- Banquet Room(s)
- Business Center
- Fitness Programs
- Luggage Hold
- Meeting Room(s)
- Spa Services