The Briars is situated on a spectacular property abutting Lake Simcoe. The spacious grounds are well kept, sprinkled with mature trees and a very good golf course (with even more trees). You can choose to stay in one of the rooms in the main lodge (there are two wings) or one of the many cottages they have scattered throughout the property (some are located right on the lake). The cottages are perfect if you're coming with a large group - all have a large living room, a deck and often lots of surrounding lawn space. This is the good stuff.
Unfortunately, time seems to have passed by at the Briars. I have been going to the Briars on and off for the past twenty years and barely anything has changed - room decor, mattresses (which sag in the middle), carpets, wallpaper and so on. It looks and feels tired. This includes the games room, fitness room and main restaurant (which has an absolutely terrible and overpriced wine list).
If you can get a great deal it may be worthwhile spending a weekend at the Briars. But be forewarned - it's now well past it's due date.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking