Just completed our 6th year there and consider it a home away from home. Lumina is the kind of place where you can be as private as you like or as social as you want. My wife enjoys the solitude of sunning and reading on top of the boat house, where as I enjoy the constant activities and the other friendly outgoing guests. The kids enjoy both aspects. The relaxing views are beautiful and there are plenty of kids and adult activities planned.
Yes, it's true that many weeks there include larger extended-family groups, but most if not all are very friendly. We have made many new friends at Lumina and enjoy seeing them each year.
The food is excellent, portions plentiful, and the servers are friendly. The cottages are clean, but be prepared for a campy lifestyle as opposed to Sheraton-style accommodations. The beach is comparatively small but I've never heard anyone say it was too crowded. The waterfront is packed with water equipment and boat rentals are fairly reasonable.
A few of the college-age staff do join in at the Lounge on a couple of evenings (a small issue with a few guests) but sometimes the extra crowd just makes it more fun.
There is a reason why so many families are experiencing their 10th, 15th, or 20th consecutive year at Lumina.....because the owners want you to feel like it's a little bit your place as well as theirs. My hat's off to owners Vicki and Tec ... you provide memories that last a lifetime!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lumina Family Resort has been providing wonderful Muskoka vacations since 1921. Join us for our 90th season! Owned and operated by the Hungerford family for 4 generations. The largest cottage resort on Lake of Bays with over a mile of beautiful shoreline and 350 feet of safe sandy beach. Lumina is kid-friendly and caters to all ages with a dynamic choice of activities.Our traditional, child friendly family vacations include full maid service, chef-prepared meals and a fully supervised children's program. Families return year after year to enjoy the beautiful waterfront, the outstanding food, great companionship and the friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Come and join us in Muskoka and start your own family tradition. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lumina Hotel Muskoka
- Lumina Resort Muskoka District, Canada - Ontario