Patterson Kaye Resort: A Peek Into Paradise.

Canada based Guyanese born Dwarka Persaud and Jamaican born Julio Ramirez have been business associates for years and friends for even longer. The duo had been involved in the facilitation of Muskoka area property acquisition projects for their clients when they stumbled upon the Patterson Kaye Resort (PKR). The minute they saw it they both fell in love with it immediately. Their mutual love at first sight for the property was sufficient enough to create the desire to have it for themselves.

It’s now been three years since they became Patterson Kaye Resort’s Caribbean Owners and in Dwarka’s words “we have never been happier!”

Persaud and Ramirez were quick to appreciate Patterson Kay’s potential value, particularly because of its location. The Patterson Kaye Resort is located in a heavily forested area, right at the mouth of the Muskoka River. In fact, just meters way from the river’s junction with Lake Muskoka!

Patterson Kaye is an 82-year-old Heritage property, According to its

Website it is the perfect location for anyone seeking to enjoy an Ontario cottage vacation, or those planning on hosting a wedding or business retreat.

Patterson Kaye Resort has offered the same peaceful, picturesque setting for five generations of Ontario cottage vacationers. At Patterson Kaye, the hustle and bustle of everyday life can be left at home. The most important thing decisions to be contemplated would be as to whether to go for a cruise on beautiful Lake Muskoka, take a canoe or kayak trip up the historic Muskoka River, or simply sit back on the shores of the Lake in one of the Resorts very comfortable Muskoka chairs and read a favorite book. As the day comes to an end, enjoyment can continue into the evening with a meal at Patterson Kaye’s elegant Seasons Restaurant with its numerous delicious menu offerings.

Patterson Kaye Resort also offers daily on-site activities, which simply wouldn’t be found at most other Ontario vacation destinations, including a range of non-motorized and select motorized watercraft. Patterson Kaye boasts its own private beach with a water slide and trampoline. Its impressive array of amenities includes shuffleboard, a hot tub, an outdoor swimming pool, a basketball net, mountain bikes, ping pong, as well as a soon to open ultra modern recreational spa center. There are also shared access bar-b-que grills conveniently placed in front of each of the cottages.

Fishing enthusiasts can also fish directly from off the docks. Patterson Kaye’s impressive fishing amenities were recently featured in Fish TV coverage.

In short, Patterson Kaye Resort offers something for the entire family. Its impressive amenities are merely additions to its wide variety of accommodations. Couples can choose units in the comfortable and newly renovated Oaks Cottages. Extended families can choose between the beautiful 3,000 square foot Miller House Cottage, which sleeps twelve, or the newly renovated Gatehouse Cottage, which can accommodate eleven. Each has either a wood burning stove or fireplace.

All together Patterson Kaye hosts 24 cottages in 14 buildings. With a total capacity of approximately 120-125, Patterson Kaye is regarded as a small boutique Muskoka based resort. Previously named as Muskoka’s Best Small Resort three years in a row, it has become known for providing good quality service and ultra enjoyable vacation stays. As a relatively big property despite its small number of cottages, Patterson Kaye offers plenty of opportunity for visitors to personalize their experience by making their respective visits either as busy or as quiet as they would like.

Patterson Kaye Resort vacations also provide exceptional value for an affordable price. Patterson Kaye’s Miller cottage can accommodate a family of 12 for an entire week at a cost of less of under $500 per person!

Patterson Kaye’s Rental rates include use of all non-motorized watercraft including canoes and kayaks. Also included is the use of all Resort amenities including the outdoor pool, shuffleboard courts, hot tub, children’s playground and cozy beach areas. All Patterson Kaye cottages are serviced and cleaned on a daily basis by the Resort’s efficient housekeeping staff.

PKR has also become known for hosting small to medium sized weddings,. The Resort now actually hosts between 10-12 per year, particularly during the months of May, June and increasingly in September, With Muskoka breathtakingly beautiful Fall colors on offer, Patterson Kaye hosted September weddings have quickly becoming a bit off a trend!

At Patterson Kaye Resort’s elaborate weeding receptions can be hosted the on-site restaurant, “Seasons By The Water” which has been reinvented under its new ownership. There is now a renewed commitment to creating an authentic four season Muskoka dining experience, featuring a dynamic culinary team. The “Seasons” innovative menu of Appetizers, Salads, Pasta, Seafood, and Entrées is rounded off with a large selection of delectable desserts to create the perfect finish to an enjoyable meal.

Contrary to the often commonly held perception that Muskoka vacations are only limited to summer, spring or fall time activities, under Persuad-Ramires’ management PKR has been marketed as a twelve month year round Resort. Many of its cottages are fully and functionally winterized. Indeed Dwarka and Julio both see enormous potential in PKR’s Winter Tourism opportunities especially among Europeans.

In Julio’s own words “Unlike our Caribbean people Europeans aren’t afraid to go into the snow it frolic and have fun! Just look at the many Ski Chalets and resorts that exist in Europe where hundreds of thousands of people go each year for winter vacations!”

Dissatisfied with the efforts that the Muskoka City Council and indeed Ontario Tourism have both made to date in marketing the region as year round destination, PKR is now bent on initiating its own Winter vacation marketing strategies, especially to potential European visitors. Towards that end there are packaging opportunities for the numerous winter activities available in the area, cross country skiing, fat bike riding, snow shoeing all of which are quite popular in Europe all of which can be enjoyed in Canada’s environment which is far superior. PKR’s winter marketing will also be boosted by the historical fact that previous winter time visitors have tended to fall in love with the natural beauty of its majestic snow capped evergreen trees as well as its tranquility and serene peacefulness.

Patterson Kaye is actually the only Resort within Bracebridge’s immediate environs. The few other Resorts that exist are outside of Bracebridge. PKR is located just five minutes from the town’s commercial area, which makes it great for visitors as there’s readily available access to all the big city amenities, including restaurants and shopping. .

Patterson Kaye can also serve as a jumping off point for other area attractions. The renowned Santa’s Village is just down the road. Now in its 40th year of existence it is a miniature Disney World, to which they’re as admission pricing discounts for Patterson Kaye visitors. For golf enthusiasts the Bracebridge area also hosts several spectacular courses that also offer special discounts for Patterson Kaye visitors.

With its Southern Ontario location, its environmental purity that may be largely unfamiliar to urban dwellers and its close proximity to all amenities of major city offered within a rural community, Patterson Kaye Resort does indeed provide a peek into a wonderful naturally pristine and peaceful paradise. A now Caribbean-owned paradise that can be discovered after just a 90 minute drive from downtown Toronto. Sufficiently within reach as to warrant exploratory visits by one and all.