Now that we’re a full-fledged ski family, it was only fair to break out of our love affair with Mont Tremblant (however briefly) and try a hill a little closer to home.
We can’t thank The Westin Trillium House enough for providing us with a beautiful suite that made the perfect base to explore Blue Mountain.
It’s all about location when it comes to The Westin Trillium House. Sitting at the foot of Blue Mountain, out one set of doors, you’re just steps from one of the bunny hills and the Hike ‘N Tube activity, while out the back doors, you’re less than a five-minute walk to the centre of Blue Mountain Village. If you got much closer to the mountain, you’d be ON it.
The hotel has a beautiful lobby with incredibly helpful and friendly staff, plenty of seating if you’re waiting for friends or just feel like lounging by the roaring fire.
Kids passports. Every child who checks in can get a fun passport-style activity book to capture their Blue Mountain experiences. Just ask front desk staff if you aren’t offered passports at check-in.
Valet or self-park. You choose.
Same goes for using the luggage trollies — if you want to do it yourself, you’re welcome to. I like this. I prefer to move my own things from point A to point B. At some fancy hotels, they don’t let you touch your own things or use a trolly. The Westin Trillium House is the right mix of fancy and DIY — on your terms.
The rooms, or at least our room (a two-bedroom suite), are gorgeous. Appointed with similar decor and finishings like Le Westin Resort & Spa in Tremblant, The Westin Trillium House is the epitome of comfort. I was nervous having a room on the first floor, concerned that the noise would be too much (especially since it’s a dog-friendly hotel and there seemed to be more than a few on our floor), but the rooms here are totally soundproof. Probably one of the quietest sleeps I’ve ever had at a hotel, actually. And those Heavenly beds and pillows-that-should-be-criminal certainly help, too.
Great onsite food options for breakfast, lunch and dinner if you don’t want to use your in-room kitchen or room service.
There is literally just ONE thing I can think of and that’s the ensuite bathroom’s shower: it was half the size of the shower in my kids’ ensuite. Odd choice. But not a big deal — I walked about 20 paces and used their shower instead.