Spring Workation in Muskoka

Spring Workation in Muskoka

The two person team that runs 400eleven.com recently took their own road trip to Muskoka for a little workation.

What is a workation? It is a getaway that is part work and part play, or course!

Where better to be inspired to promote tourism than in beautiful, natural cottage countries of Ontario, and in this case, a world famous destination.

On a sunny Monday afternoon we headed to village of Minett (located near Port Carling) to the JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa for a two night getaway.

The grand resort resort is build atop a hill overlooking the stunning Lake Rosseau. It is about a two and half hour drive from Toronto.

Toronto – JW Directions from Toronto:

The week day getaway was a perfect balance of work, relaxation, good food, good sleep, good views that easily provided a casual comfortable atmosphere to focus and get a lot of work done. It had been a year or so since our last visit and it was great to see the new lobby redesign being officially revealed in just a couple of weeks. It was being completed during our stay and looks amazing so far. Rumour has it the lounge will soon have a pool table! When it came to work, the wifi worked like a dream throughout the resort, allowing us the opportunity to move around and still check out the activities the resort offers its guests.

The resort includes a large mix of activities for all types. There is a great walking trail that surrounds the resort, a beautifully maintained waterfront + docks and water toys, which includes a new HUGE inflated play structure for kids. Kids can also still enjoy land toys like the zip line and treetop trekking while parents still have access to a top notch golf course next door and a full service spa onsite. Even though we were there working, we did take note of their continuing commitment to keeping the recreation part in r&r-ing in Muskoka.

We captured some great images during our stay and are posting them here in the blog to share.

About JW Marriott The Rosseau Resort from their website:

Conde Nast Traveler readers rank JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka #7 of the Top 20 Resorts in Canada. Guests enjoy luxurious surroundings and magnificent views overlooking Lake Rosseau. Only 2-1/2 hours north of Toronto, the resort is located in an area formerly referred to as Red Leaves. This is an unpretentious Muskoka resort experience featuring classic, sophisticated design. Sample scrumptious Italian cuisine at award-winning Teca restaurant, or Certified Angus Beef steaks at the elegant Muskoka Chophouse. Both restaurants are recipients of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Get closer to nature by connecting with local naturalists and artists; after a full day of outdoor activities, retreat to your spacious studio or suite and relax in front of an exquisite stone fireplace. Choose JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka for your next getaway and experience a sanctuary revealing the enchanting beauty of nature on your terms.

What else is new at JW? Additional to a gorgeous new main floor reception, lounge and restaurants the watefront now has on property pop up shops, that this year include Lululemon!

You can learn more about the resort here:

JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa

Muskoka Area tourism information:


Muskoka Tourism