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 historical 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 all of the benefits of an extensive lakeside Ontario resort, spa, and conference facilities, is just an hour from Toronto. As a unique rural retreat, it features comfortable lodgings, a rich and distinguished history, scrumptious food, and fun-filled experience for every member of the family.

Steeped in local history which dates to 1819, vibrant flora and fauna, and nestled between the pristine waters of Lake Simcoe and the Black River, 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. Plan your getaway, find your place, visit