Oakview Lodge is Gearing Up For a Busy Winter Season

November 23, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Minden, Ontario — Oakview Lodge and Marina, has made the transition from ‘summertime vacation hot spot’ to ‘wintertime vacation wonderland’ by focusing more of their marketing efforts on attracting winter visitors, including Christmas and New Year’s holiday vacation packages that enable vacationers to indulge in all that the winter season and this Ontario lodge has to offer.

Throughout Ontario, hundreds of year-round resort properties have bid farewell to their summertime guests for the year and are busy making ready for the busy winter season. For the wintertime sports enthusiast, and for all those who appreciate the extraordinary beauty of nature enhanced with a frosting of freshly fallen snow, winter is a season eagerly anticipated. Not too long ago, once the summer season was over, many Ontario resorts closed down for the winter, not to re-open again until the following spring. However, as Ontario wintertime vacations have become increasingly popular, many businesses are staying open year-round and are focusing more of their marketing efforts on attracting winter visitors.

One four-season vacation resort that is becoming as popular in the winter as it is in the summer is Oakview Lodge and Marina (http://www.oakviewlodge.com), located in Ontario’s beautiful Haliburton Highlands. Oakview Lodge has seamlessly made the transition from ‘summertime vacation hot spot’ to ‘wintertime vacation wonderland’. There is so much to see and do in the Haliburton Highlands during the winter months and Oakview Lodge has taken full advantage by offering their guests attractive winter getaway packages that combine fun winter based activities with first-class accommodations and gourmet dining.

In the Haliburton Highlands, winter is heaven on earth. Visitors to Haliburton, located approximately 200 kilometres northeast of Metropolitan Toronto, can participate in almost any winter based outdoor activity imaginable including snowmobling, Nordic and alpine skiing, snowshoeing, luging, ice-fishing, winter Geocatching, ice racing, dog sledding, and the list goes on. Haliburton boasts over 640 kilometres of scenic groomed snowmobile trails that connect to Muskoka’s extensive snowmobile trail system. Oakview Lodge is located directly on trail #4 - a big advantage to guests wanting direct access to the trails. As well, Oakview is close to cross-country ski trails and sits on the shore of pristine Little Hawk Lake, well known for superb ice fishing.

Over the years, Oakview Lodge owners, Valerie and Krenar Kulla, have seen their winter business increase substantially. “Haliburton has the reputation of being one of the few places in Central Ontario where you can usually rely on favourable winter weather conditions. Many times, we have snow when other regions are completely bare. When people book a winter getaway, they expect to have snow even if all they want to do is relax by the fire or indulge themselves with spa services. Some of the winter vacation packages that we offer here at Oakview, like our Two-night Dog Sledding Getaway and our Two-night Couples Snowmobile Getaway, require an adequate base of snow. Our guests are rarely disappointed,” states Valerie.

Christmas and New Year’s vacation packages are very popular with guests at Oakview Lodge. Spending the holiday season at Oakview has become a tradition with some families who trust Oakview to make their holiday a special occasion. They let Oakview do all the work while they simply relax and enjoy. The Deluxe 3 Night New Year’s Eve Getaway Package, which combines gourmet dining, luxury accommodations, champagne, dog sledding, and a heated stone massage, allows guests to ring in the New Year in style.

Oakview Lodge and Marina, located on Little Hawk Lake in the Haliburton Highlands, is a fine four-season country inn with luxurious lakeside accommodations in cottages and suites. Oakview offers gourmet dining, spa services and many attractive getaway packages. For more information, please visit http://www.oakviewlodge.com or call 1-866-292-6125.