This April the Jensen and Gallacher family is celebrating 28 years of owning and operating the Westwind Inn (37 Fire Rte 21 Rd, Buckhorn).
David Jensen and his wife Kristi purchased Westwind Resort in 1991, an all cedar lodge with 32 rooms and meeting facilities. Westwind Inn was built in 1986. The family always enjoyed travelling, camping, and cottaging. Westwind was renamed to Westwind Inn and transitioned the previous family-style resort into a quiet resort for adults, making it 100 per cent smoke-free in the process (one of the first businesses in Ontario to do so).
Upon arriving you are greeted into the reception area, a welcoming space with a Baby Baldwin grand piano at home in the main reception area. By adding quality furnishings and decorating the main lodge with timeless antiques and art. The personal touches create an inviting setting for an intimate gathering or a quiet stay. Every room has been renovated by adding white cedar to the walls, adding a rustic log cabin effect, fireplaces in the rooms, upgrading beds, adding comfy sofas and (most recently) hardwood flooring and updates to the large ensuite washrooms.
Over the last 28 years, the family — now in its third generation — has acquired neighboring property, growing the resort from seven to 60 acres. They expanded accommodations by adding the Linwood B.C. Cedar Chalet that offers four upgraded suites, an indoor pool, and a large meeting space, and they installed a 40-foot inground pool with waterfall.
Westwind Inn is a protected sanctuary surrounded by Crown land and the Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park. Guests enjoy bird watching, quiet hikes (and skiing and snowshoeing in the winter) on groomed trails, and sitting by our 11-acre pond. With a quarter mile of shoreline and a sand beach, the resort offers free sports, kayaks, and canoes. They also offer breakfast and dinner to their guests and dinner to those who visit for an evening out.
For more information, visit www.westwindinn.net.