Oakwood Inn and Spa
Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada
|Lake Huron Sunset|
And that is where the Oakwood Inn and Spa comes in. It is a five minute drive from Grand Bend but the atmosphere is light years away. As we drove into the lush green grounds, I could feel the tension drifting away. Our room was in a building right next to the indoor pool and hot tub. For sun lovers there was an adjoining deck and outdoor hot-tub right outside. We are not golfers but could not help but admire the golf greens that surrounded all the buildings at the resort. There were lovingly landscaped gardens everywhere and in the distance a peaceful private area of the Lake Huron beach with its huge waves and white sand.
It was easy to keep the boys occupied at the Oakwood. We spent a whole afternoon having a family basketball tournament, while the little guy made friends digging in the large sand pit and trying out the playground equipment. When it rained the next day we felt blessed to have the warm indoor pool and hot-tub at our disposal. Then came my afternoon to get pampered. While my husband took the boys to play on the private beach – I went to have my scheduled spa treatments.
Afterwards, I felt refreshed and ready to entertain the boys for the evening. They were so tired that they were content to just sit on the balcony and look out at the beautiful surrounding scenery. We were very happy to have adjoining rooms so that we didn’t have to be subjected to the cartoon channel before they fell asleep. Our two-night visit was over much too quickly and we reluctantly returned to our cottage rental. It was good to know that if things got too wild and crazy, the Oakwood Inn was just a few minutes away.