MUSKOKA, ON--(Marketwired - November 28, 2016) - The summer of 2016 in Ontario will go down on record as one of the longest, hottest, and driest ever; the kind of weather that makes people want to escape the heat and book a vacation at by the lake at an Ontario resort. For Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort on Lake of Bays in Muskoka (www.portcunnington.com), one of the longest continuously operating resorts in Ontario, 2016 marked the historic lodges' most successful year to date. According to Innkeeper Kim Loader, Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort enjoyed a 12% increase in occupancy over last year, and while the great weather may have contributed to the record-breaking season, other contributing factors were also at play.
"We are very pleased how well this season went. It was Port Cunnington's 126th year in the Muskoka resort business and our best year ever. Our leisure groups, as well as corporate retreats were up this year. We also saw more international travellers, but we were a little surprised that there were not more Americans taking advantage of the strong U.S. dollar. We definitely had more visitors from Europe, especially during the spring and summer, and this fall, we saw an increase in the number of guests and from Asia," reports Loader.
Another key to Port Cunnington Lodge's continuing success is the lodge's many repeat customers. "Over the years, multiple generations of families have chosen Port Cunnington Lodge for their Ontario resort vacation or weekend getaway. We are fortunate to have many loyal customers who vacation with us annually, and typically, reserve their stay well in advance. I also think that much of Port Cunnington's success lines in that fact that we have always offered our customers good value. We have several excellent vacation packages, like our 'Stay and Play' package; a customer favorite that some customers book several times throughout the season. Port Cunnington has only just closed for the winter, but we are already making preparations to ensure that the resort is in tip top shape when we reopen next spring. We are also working on plans for improvements to our cottages for our 127th season," adds Loader.
About Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort: A favorite cottage country destination for generations, Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort on scenic Lake of Bays, is a four-season traditional Muskoka lodge that is ideal for family resort vacations, romantic couple's getaways, Algonquin Park holidays, destination weddings, resort conferences and group events. This historic Muskoka resort offers superior lakefront suites and lakefront cottages that range from one to five bedrooms. All accommodations are tastefully furnished, with full kitchens and fireplaces in most. Port Cunnington Lodge is famous for its friendly service, fine dining, and exceptional onsite amenities. A top Ontario resort for golfers, Port Cunnington is located near several courses, including the Bigwin Island Golf Club, where tee times for this exclusive private golf course can be arranged for Port Cunnington guests. For more information visit: www.portcunnington.com, or call 1.800.894.1105.
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