Port Cunnington Lodge Reports Higher Occupancy Despite Poor Summer Weather

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In spite of less than ideal weather conditions, the summer of 2014 turned out well for Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort (http://www.portcunnington.com), as the Muskoka resort reports a substantial increase in occupancy for the summer season over last year.

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Port Cunnington Lodge has been a family run operation since 1890, and over the years, we've had the privilege of welcoming families over multiple generations who return again and again for their summer vacation.

The summer of 2014 was one many Ontario resort operators may wish to forget. Colder than average temperatures and higher than average rainfall left many lakeside resorts and lodges with empty rooms and cottages during what is normally their peak season. As potential vacationers chose to stay home, instead of booking a weekend getaway or weeklong summer holiday in cottage country, occupancy levels fell at resort properties across the province. However, not all Ontario resorts suffered a drop in business this summer. Despite less than ideal weather conditions, Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort (http://www.portcunnington.com) a historic Muskoka resort located on scenic Lake of Bays, reported a substantial increase in occupancy for this summer season over last year.

According to Innkeeper Kim Loader of Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort, she is very pleased with the lodge’s summer sales figures. “Even with the wet summer weather, business has been good at Port Cunnington Lodge. Sales are up for the season over 15%,” reports Loader. Explaining why she believes business at Port Cunnington Lodge was not adversely affected by the weather, Loader points out that the lodge is fortunate to have a large repeat clientele that are fiercely loyal to the resort. “Port Cunnington Lodge has been a family run operation since 1890, and over the years, we’ve had the privilege of welcoming families over multiple generations who return again and again for their summer vacation. They typically book their holiday week a year in advance and are happy to be here no matter what the weather is like,” says Loader.

“Another factor that I believe contributed to Port Cunnington Lodge’s increased summer business was the record number of ‘Stay and Play’ golf packages that we sold this year. Our ‘Stay and Play’ package has proven to be incredibly popular with our customers. We’ve even had some customers book the package several times throughout the course of the summer. The golf package, which is great for both couples and groups, includes accommodations, a round of golf at the prestigious Bigwin Island Golf Club, power cart, ferry service to/from Bigwin Island, breakfast, and 2 for 1 pricing on a special three-course dinner created by chef de Cuisine Eric Gagnon, served in our historic dining room. It’s a great package at a terrific price, and we hope to offer it to our customers again next year,” 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 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, exceptional onsite amenities and activities, with first class golf nearby. For more information visit: http://www.portcunnington.com, or call 1.800.894.1105.

Contact Information:
Kim Loader Innkeeper
Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort
1679 Port Cunnington Rd
Dwight ON P0A 1H0

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