Granted, Blue Mountain is knee-high in comparison to its Western cousins, Whistler and Blackcomb. Peaking at less than 1,000 feet, it's also dwarfed by Toronto's CN Tower, just two hours south. Still, Ontario's premier ski destination is brimming with quaint charm and easy approachability, much like The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain itself.
In a nod to the cottages that ring nearby Georgian Bay, each room features a gas-burning fireplace and rich, wood furnishings, complemented by tones of birch and moss. Larger rooms (typically about 1,400 sq. ft.) feature cathedral ceilings and 20-foot windows. All the amenities are on hand.
Trade your skis for a pair of swimming trunks at the Plunge Aqua Center, attached to The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain, a major attraction in its own right. The indoor-outdoor water playground brings rope swings, waterslides, and hot tubs to the foot of the mountain, in case a day on slopes isn't enough to tire out your young ones.