Our Family Day Long Weekend Getaway to Bayview Wildwood Resort

Our Family Day Long Weekend Getaway to Bayview Wildwood Resort
12 Mar 2018

Part of doing winter well is enjoying it… going away to places where you can have fun in the Winter. We did exactly that on Family Day long weekend.

Wendy, the girls, and I were off on the Monday, so we decided to escape to Ontario’s Lake Country for a long weekend getaway to Bayview Wildwood Resort in Severn Bridge, just north of Orillia.

Ontario’s Lake Country is one of our favourite places to travel to, as it is a beautiful part of Ontario, and only 90 or so minutes from our home in Oakville.

Bayview Wildwood sign in the day

Bayview Wildwood Resort

Located in the town of Severn, Bayview Wildwood Resort is a 4-season resort offering getaways all year long. Whether you are looking for a romantic weekend away, a family vacation, or just a solo retreat for rest and relaxation, Bayview Wildwood Resort has something for everyone, at any time of the year. It’s a great venue for weddings, meetings, banquets, and conferences.

Bayview Wildwood view from balcony

Walton House Suites: A Room With A Sparrowview

Our suite was in a 2 storey building named the Walton House. Our room had a walkout balcony with beautiful view of Sparrow Lake…

Bayview Wildwood main bed

a living room with a a queen bed…

Bayview Wildwood couch and fireplace

a pullout double bed chesterfield…

Bayview Wildwood fireplace

a gas fireplace, a flatscreen tv…

Bayview Wildwood second bedroom

a second bedroom with a queen bed, dresser, and a closet…

Bayview Wildwood washroom

and a 3 piece washroom with a Jacuzzi tub.

Bayview Wildwood accessible ramps

Some rooms on the first floor are accessible by wheelchair. Our room being on the 2nd floor was not. You had to climb an extra flight of stairs to access the second floor.

Lakeshore House Suites

Suites in the Lakeshore House have two separate bedrooms with a queen sized bed in each, a double bed chesterfield, and a sitting area with a gas fireplace. Occupants of the Lakeshore House are in very close proximity to the games room, billiards, workout room, and pool. All of those amenities can be found in the bottom floor of the same building.

There are also the Sparrowview and Lakeview Houses.

Bayview Wildwood walk by the cottages


There are several cottages at Bayview Wildwood Resort. Everything from a cozy one bedroom cottage, to a cottage that will accommodate 4 adults comfortably.

Rate Schedule

You may be wondering about the cost of staying at Bayview Wildwood Resort. There are 3 different rate schedules… C, B, and A. Think good (C), better (B), best (A). Our room in Walton House was an A Schedule room. The rooms are affordable, and very compatible to other resorts in Ontario’s Lake Country. Prices have been purposely left out of this post in case of changes in pricing.

For updated pricing, please visit Bayview Wildwood Resort’s website, or call 1-800-461-0243 for more info.

Bayview Wildwood old train station

History May Pass You By…

”In the early 1900’s most of our guests travelled by train to get to our report village. Captain Frank Stanton, one of the forefathers of the resort, actually gave the land close to the property to the railway company to construct both the tracks and the railway station, as seen in the picture below. Every day the train would arrive at the station bringing new guests excited to begin their holidays on Sparrow Lake. If during your stay with us you hear the sound of the train on the tracks just remember… decades of history have passed you by.“

The train travelled by Bayview Wildwood Resort several times during our stay, and we couldn’t help but feel nostalgic every time we heard it go by.

Bayview Wildwood front entrance

The Main Building

The main building is where you check in, and where the dining room is located. The entrance is inviting, with decor that welcomes you to Ontario’s Lake Country.

Bayview Wildwood sitting room

There is a room off the main lobby that you can hang out, play board games, or just sit and watch TV.

Bayview Wildwood computer desk

There is a desk with computer and internet access.

Bayview Wildwood Resort: Two Thumbs Up!

Our stay at Bayview Wildwood Resort was both fun-filled and very relaxing, two things we really needed in a family getaway. We were able to relax in our rooms, enjoy great meals in the dining room, and participate in some great winter activities. Looking out over the ice covered lake, we dreamed of returning in the summer to experience Bayview Wildwood Resort in warmer temperatures.

Bayview Wildwood map

Location and Hours

Bayview Wildwood Resort is located at 1500 Port Stanton Pkwy in Severn Bridge.
Phone: (705) 689-2338
Toll Free: 1-800-461-0243
Email: resv@bayviewwildwood.com

Bayview Wildwood front of building

Get Social with Bayview Wildwood Resort

You can follow Bayview Wildwood Resort on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and YouTube.

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Disclaimer: Our stay was covered by Bayview Wildwood Resort. All opinions are my own.

If you would like me to review your product, service, restaurant, or travel destination, please send me an email at craig@bigdaddykreativ.ca or tweet me at @BigDaddyKreativ


Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, blogger, and social media manager. Craig likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, tech, recipes, health, pets, reviews, and giveaways.


  1. Hi, after reading this awesome article i am also delighted to share my experience here with colleagues.

  2. This looks like a great little place to take the family! I will have to keep it in mind for if we ever travel that way :)

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