Westin Trillium House Blue Mountain
Travel Blogs from The Blue Mountains
... are starting to bloom in the backyard, but they will probably be dead by the time we get home in three weeks.
It's going to be a hectic few days in Iceland, with probably not much sleep at all. We start with the world-famous Blue Lagoon, then tour around Southwest Iceland, head to Reykjavik (hopefully squeeze in a nap), then have the Of Monsters and Men concert. ...
... was let go, I went down fairly slowly but found it didn't do much good on the steeper drops. When I reached the bottom I was glad to get off the thing and had learnt exactly why I hate rollercoasters and have no plans to go on one again in the near future!
Before we left the ski resort we had some frozen yoghurt and then took the "scenic route" back to Markham. It was a little more scenic than expected, we saw plenty of the countryside before arriving back after sunset, nearing 10pm.
... steak, duck, roast beef and shrimp... amongst many other things. The dessert buffet had tons of things to choose from. We were stuffed when we left the restaurant.
Joanne decided to watch a bit of tv and I took a walk to the Port of Collingwood (wanted to fill better after such a big meal) with the kids. We found some great pathways that took you for a walk right along the Georgian Bay. Our ...
... of rest, we headed to Blue Mountains Village for the Victoria Day celebrations that they were putting on. I really enjoyed my visit to this place.
I decided to walk around a bit while Joanne and the kids were watching a concert. That is when I noticed the Ridge Runner and I knew I had to go on it with the kids (I tried to convince Joanne but she did not want to ...
... it looks over the blue mountain village, to Collingwood town, and Georgian Bay, a part of Lake Huron. Blue mountain is not very high when it comes to ski resorts, but it makes up for it in the number of slopes which are available across the mountain. We decided to ski heading toward the southern slopes. Each time when we got to the bottom we went up the next ski lift and skied to our right. Covering a number of slopes during the morning. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Westin Trillium House Blue Mountain The Blue Mountains
New and very loud
My wife and I returned from the Westin Blue Mountain last week. The place is very loud, the hallways are crazy long and they truly did have a bit of a garbage problem, especially around the pool area and boardwalk to the Village.
Our rooms were nice (very clean and pretty), but the view was of a construction site and some big bubble/dome. The onsite reataurant has fantastic food, but the place is once again very loud. :( The parking situation needs to be addressed as the valet was backed up for 30 minutes.
I don't know if I am high maintenance or just a seasoned traveler who expects more out of a WESTIN HOTEL, but here are a few very candid comments about the WESTIN TRILLIAM HOUSE BLUE MOUNTAIN.
We stayed in a one bedroom suite at the Westin Trillium House over Victoria Day weekend. Everything about the resort was enjoyable. The resort is conveniently located at the base of the mountain, next to the village. The amenities, including an outdoor heated pool, were top-notch. Our suite had a separate bedroom area, small kitchenette, large bathroom with two entrances, two TVs, gas fireplace and a balcony with a view of the village. We ate room service and at Oliver & Bonacini, both of which (though expensive) were good. Because of bad weather, we were unable to take advantage of the many activities at the resort and in the area, including mountain biking, hiking and golf. The one real negative was having to pay $15 per day on parking at the resort, which seems like an unnecessary cash grab.
We are a budget conscious family so this hotel was 'fancier' than our normal weekend getaway...but great value for our $$. Consierge was a new thing for us...the hotel staff was eager to help us make this a super birthday for our mom (nana) and relaxing mother's day for us. We chose Collingwood as a central meeting place for the family from Sudbury, Manitoulin and Windsor...9 children, 8 adults . We took advantage of the off season special which included the suites (mini kitchen, master bedroom, den/spare bedroom, dining area, living room with fireplace, 3 tvs and all kitchen utensils/dishes/soap), and family passes to The Plunge...the waterpark next door. Two rooms overlooked the ski hill, (although one was blocked by a big shed), the other room overlooked the pool area...super view...well landscaped.
Being more of a budget traveller, this was a different pick for me. I went up in December for one night and absolutely loved the place, so I convinced my friends to go in January and stay for a weekend. This was an awesome January trip to go on. The heated pool open all year round was amazing to swim in during the winter. It was well maintained and you knew that they must spend a fortune on heatin git cuz it was nice and warm. The bar at Oliver and Bonniccinni's right in the hotel is awesome to sit and and have drinks. I could have spent all day there. I did a whole day of skiing and you can pretty much ski right down to the hotel, its so convenient. The drive from T.O. is short if you are visiting Toronto, so its not far at all. There is so much more about the hotel that is great, but I wouldn't want to spoil the things that you can do out there. You will just have to go see it for yourself.
Took advantage of Westin's "upgrade to a one bedroom suite for $40 more" offer and were given the keys to room 309 - which had a kitchenette (small bar fridge, two-burner stove top (no oven) and a microwave). The view consisted of utilty sheds and an access road - not pretty.
went skiing at blue mountain. hotel is in a great location, not even 2 minutes away from the main village. This new hotel is great, service was wonderful for the limited time that we interacted with them.
We stayed at the Westin Trillium House at Blue Mountain, Collingwood, Ontario on January 6 and 7, 2006. The hotel is in a great location. It is right at the base of the mountain near the Grand Central Lodge. This is the newest complex to open at Blue. It is only 50% open at this time. The other rooms are built but not furnished. We stayed in a 2 bedroom condo. The master had a king bed with an ensuite. The 2nd bedroom had 2 queens plus ensuite. Each bed is a Heavenly Bed. A Westin signature feature. The kitchen is fully stocked with plates, pots and pans. The dining room table seats 6. There is a pull out queen sofa in the den with a gas fireplace and TV. We overlooked the pool and village area. The pool is awesome. It is 102F and the hot tub is 106F. We went into both. Great experience swimming outside. The hotel restaurant is Oliver and Bonacini. It is highly recommended. The food was delicious. It is no problem to walk in after 8pm. Reservations are limited prior to that time. Ski lockers are located on the ground level. You pick up your skis and walk 50 yards to the tow. Overall, this is a great hotel. The staff is very eager to assist in any way they can. Staff is very polite and highly organized. We would gladly return and stay here again.
The Westin at Blue Mountain is a lovely new hotel and a welcome addition to the Village. It has the standard ammenities one would expect of a Westin, such as the Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath. We stayed in a one-bedroom suite and delighted in the gas fireplace and tidy little kitchenette. We were very impressed by the helpful, friendly staff. The front desk staff went out of their way to please; they gave us a complimentary upgrade from a deluxe room when we were given an incorrect rate from someone at the main 1-800 Westin number.
The new Westin Trillium House
What a beautiful new hotel! It has only been open a few weeks but the staff were so awesome it felt like they had been there for years. And the hotel restaurant is the best in the village! Unlike any other Westins I have stayed in, these rooms are condominums and offer so much more room. I would recommend anyone to stay here - you will not be disappointed.