Unique Muskoka Fall Getaways You’ll Love


What Do Chef Roger Mooking and Artist Tom Thomson Have in Common? The easy answer is they’re both Canadian. And admired for their talents – albeit the first for his creations in the kitchen, the second for those on canvas.  But also, this Fall, Deerhurst Resort in Muskoka is offering two weekend experiences that celebrate each of these Canadian figures, in ways as different as they are. Depending on whether you’re more at home in the kitchen or paddling in Algonquin Park, here’s your pick of curated Muskoka Fall colour escapes at this landmark resort just two hours north of Toronto.  

Chef Roger Mooking Culinary Weekend
October 26 – 28, 2018

With the 7th season of Man Fire Food launching on Food Network Canada this Fall, Roger Mooking is what you could call ‘hot’ on the culinary scene right now. And this Trinidadian born, Canadian-raised chef, television host, restaurateur, cookbook author and musician will bringing his fiery brand of cooking and colourful personality to Deerhurst Resort for a weekend of fun, food and flavours. This two-night resort package, includes a Friday night marche reception, Saturday afternoon cookbook signing and Q&A, and the highlight – a Saturday night dinner designed and hosted by Chef Mooking himself. He’ll be around from start to finish, so there will be plenty of opportunity to interact and get to know this incredibly creative and entertaining culinary star, all while relaxing at this lakeside Muskoka retreat. Did we mention the beer hike? Learn more and book here.

The Spirit of Tom Thomson Weekend
September 21 – 23, 2018

If you’ve ever dreamed of painting like Tom Thomson, or following in this Canadian icon’s footsteps (or paddle strokes) in his beloved Algonquin Park, then here’s a weekend experience you won’t want to miss. For the second year in a row, Deerhurst Resort, a Muskoka landmark founded in 1896 that might well have been known to Thomson, has teamed up with its onsite Eclipse Art Gallery to offer a special getaway weekend that includes a guided paddling trip to Thomson’s cairn and favourite painting spots on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park (the same lake where he died just over 100 years ago). This year’s guide will be local artist and Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery founder, Gerry Lantaigne who will also lead a ‘paint & sip’ class where guests will create their own replica Tom Thomson painting. Designed for both art lovers and adventurers, the weekend also includes a special exhibit, “Reflections of Algonquin Park” at the Eclipse Gallery as well as a guided tour of the outdoor Group of Seven murals in nearby Huntsville. Learn more and book here.

Algonquin Colours Package

If you want to immerse yourself in some of the country’s most vibrant Fall colours, we have two pieces of advice. One, make sure a drive to Algonquin Provincial Park is on your list. Two, avoid the weekends when you’ll share the road with legions of like-minded leaf peepers.  Oh, and if we could add a third one, book the Algonquin Colours package at Deerhurst Resort, which includes a complimentary park permit to enjoy a variety of hiking trails, lookouts, the visitors’ centre and art gallery, complete with snacks to-go for each adult. Learn more and book here.

For more information:
Deerhurst Resort
1235 Deerhurst Drive, Huntsville, Ontario