The Briars is a heritage Ontario lakeside resort, a refuge of relaxation and genuine hospitality amidst acres of lush lawns, gardens and towering trees. The surrounding woodlands, rivers and Lake Simcoe shoreline provide habitat for a variety of wildlife, making it an icon of Ontario's Green Belt.
This very special property includes a championship Scottish woodlands golf course, a full spa and excellent recreation programming. The Briars is recognized for its historic and natural significance by the Ontario Heritage Foundation and the Arboretum at the University of Guelph.
The Briars' captivating marriage of traditional country inn warmth with extensive resort facilities provides such a sense of a private retreat that our guests consider us "Another World", just an hour from Toronto. Our unique and posh rural refuge features luxurious Lake Simcoe lodgings, a rich and distinguished history, scrumptious food, and action-packed adventures for every member of the family.
Steeped in local history, flora, and fauna, and nestled between the pristine waters of Lake Simcoe and Sibbald Point Provincial Park, The Briars is an affordable and delightful alternative to destinations farther north in the Muskoka region.
We invite you to visit the resort at any time of year, to relax and restore yourself, and rekindle your relationships with family and friends.