Firepits, ice caves, and cozy chalets
Outdoor winter activities are so much fun in Muskoka. Whether you’re a fan of snowmobiling, snowshoeing, skiing, or skating, there’s an outdoor activity for everyone. And, several Muskoka businesses are offering outdoor dining experiences this winter – meaning there’s even more fun to be had outdoors this chilly season.
So grab your toque, your social bubble bestie, and cozy up with one of these unique winter dining experiences. From fine dining in an ice cave to roasting s’mores over a bonfire, these are must-try outdoor dining experiences that should be at the top of any winter bucket list in Muskoka!
Read on to learn more about 5 winter dining experiences in Muskoka.
1964 Muskoka Beach Rd, Bracebridge
It’s a Bring-Your-Own-Blanket type of party at Muskoka Brewery this winter! Stop by their patio and enjoy one of their delicious craft beers while lounging by the outdoor firepit. Not into beer? Hard sparkling water and alcohol-free options are also offered, and chips are available to snack on.
Please note that the patio and firepits are weather-permitting and a maximum of four guests are permitted at one table. Seating is first-come, first-served. Dogs are welcome!
JW Marriott The Rosseau
1050 Paignton House Rd, Minett, Muskoka Lakes
Imagine dining with your sweetheart or 4-person social bubble inside your own softly-lit ice cave overlooking gorgeous Lake Rousseau. Together, you savour delicious fondue and sip on wine while admiring Muskoka’s winter wonderland scene.
This season, JW Marriott The Rosseau is bringing this vision to life with their new ice caves dining concept. Four “caves,” which are actually transparent geodesic domes, have been created to bring you this unique, once-in-a-lifetime igloo dining experience. Groups of 2-4 people can enjoy The Rosseau’s award-winning culinary creations inside one of these winter caves, which are kept gently warmed to enhance the outdoor dining experience.
Reservations for the ice caves at JW Marriott The Rousseau are now open! Please note that reservations must be made 24 hours in advance of dining. Call 705-765-1900 for more information or visit Open Table to make your reservation.
Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery
1074 Cranberry Rd, Bala
Everyone knows that wine and cheese are a perfect pairing. But how do you make these two delicious favourites even better? By enjoying them fireside at the Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery, of course!
This winter, head over to beautiful Bala to savour some cranberry-infused wine and local cheeses on the Winery’s cozy patio. Warm up beside the firepit and sip on 4 different wine flight styles. Nibble on a local cheese and goodies platter as you sip and take in the stunning views overlooking the Old Marsh. Click here to book the Wine & Cheese on the Patio experience.
Please note that the maximum group size is 4 for this experience. Patio tables are spaced apart to allow for social distancing. Reservations are required.
Muskoka Bay Resort
1217 North Muldrew Lake Rd, Gravenhurst
Think s’mores are a summer-only activity? Think again! This winter, Muskoka Bay Resort is excited to unveil their firepits, designed specially for winter fun. Cozy up to the fire as you sip your favourite hot drink, prepared for you by the Resort’s talented culinary team, and admire the starry sky. Afterwards, grab the marshmallows and roast some s’mores for a sweet snack. Or, unwind by the fire with a glass of your favourite wine and a tasty charcuterie board, also available to guests.
Please call the resort concierge at 705.687.4900 x401 to reserve your fireside soirée.
Tall Trees Muskoka
87 Main St. W, Huntsville
Treat you and a loved one to an elegant dinner in a winter chalet at Tall Trees Muskoka. These snug cabins were recently built by the team at Tall Trees to provide a unique, outdoor dining experience for groups of up to 4. Enjoy a decadent meal prepared with only the freshest ingredients inside one of these candle-lit chalets, complete with twinkling lights and delicate garlands.
Reservations are accepted first-come, first-served for same-day dining. Please call 705-789-9769 to book your chalet reservation.
The Muskoka region, including the local businesses discussed above, have taken several precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing procedures must be followed. Masks are required for entry into all buildings and when social distancing is not possible. Frequent hand-washing is encouraged and everyone must self-isolate if experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. For more information regarding COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 Updates page.
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