Muskoka Resorts: Then and Now (Paperback)

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Muskoka Resorts: Then and Now (Paperback)

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Since the 1880s, people have travelled to Muskoka in search of solace and relaxation, enjoying the comfortable confines and warm hospitality of resorts while at the same time reveling in the tranquil wilderness and refreshing lakes. Things haven t really changed all that much over the past century. Vacationers might access Muskoka faster today, and upon arrival find the available luxuries much more impressive, but the allure remains the same as when the tourism industry first exploded on the Muskoka scene. This northern playground grew in popularity during the 20th century. Hollywood stars, business tycoons, and celebrities from all walks of life soaked up everything the area offered. This storied past of carefree summers and timeless hospitality is the focus of Muskoka Resorts. Twenty classic resorts are explored, some of which are thriving today, such as Windermere House and Deerhurst, while others such as Limberlost and Bigwin Inn are long gone, though fondly remembered.

Andrew Hind and Maria Da Silva are freelance writers who live in Bradford, Ontario, and who have long vacationed in Muskoka. Both contribute regularly to regional publications such as The Muskokan, Muskoka Magazine, Muskoka Sun, and Muskoka Sideroads, and have written many travel articles on Muskoka resorts for newspapers and magazines both in Canada and abroad.
Product Details ISBN: 9781554888573
ISBN-10: 1554888573
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication Date: April 8th, 2011
Pages: 256
Language: English

"The book’s writing style is both whimsical and descriptive, attempting a delicate balance between history and storytelling."