Harrison Hot Springs with Kids

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I am always on the lookout for fun family getaways and Harrison Hot Springs is one of my new favourites! We were lucky enough to enjoy two unique getaways to Harrison Hot Springs this year and it was so much fun. This is what we learned:


Springs RV Resort

Springs RV Resort was our home away from home on Father’s Day weekend. We were guests of the resort as a special gift for my husband and loved staying in this luxurious RV resort for the weekend. Our RV lot featured a beautiful rough cut timber gazebo and deck with an outdoor kitchen, shabin (a shed-cabin that features bunk beds!), and patio table. The resort facilities were amazing including two outdoor pools, an old fashioned carousel and children’s play area, indoor clubhouse, outdoor games area and more. It was very family friendly and welcoming with lots of kids swimming, riding bikes and enjoying the private playground. We especially enjoyed partaking in the Father’s Day pancake breakfast, one of many fun events and activities planned for the guests. If you own an RV, this is a great destination for an overnight rental, seasonal lease or to purchase a lot for your very own home away from home.

Springs RV Resort

Springs RV Resort Pad

Harrison Hot Springs Resort

My husband and I rocked our 10 year anniversary this year after we won a romantic getaway at Harrison Hot Springs Resort!  We enjoyed relaxing in our lovely lakeside room, taking a dip in the mineral hot pools, hiking the nearby trails, strolling along the beach  and exploring the town. We also enjoyed a special night out in the resort’s Copper Room which featured a delicious three course dinner and dancing to the soulful tunes of the Jones Boys. It was a great couples getaway, but I would certainly recommend this family friendly hotel as a destination for the whole family.


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We found some fabulous new places to dine or grab a sweet treat at Harrison Hot Springs:

The Copper Room
The Copper Room at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort is an institution. I am not going to lie. The entrees are absurdly expensive but the food was great and if you consider that your night out at the Copper Room includes both dinner and dancing it can fit in the budget after all. Personally I would save this experience for a couples night out; however there is a kids menu with entrees between $16 and $20 per plate.
Rating: Call ahead to reserve a table beside the dance floor!

Morgan’s Bistro
Lovely spot for a romantic dinner out at this fine dining establishment. The food was divine although somewhat expensive and the service was attentive.
Rating: Planning to return with my husband for  special occasion

Red Fort
We dined on the fab patio at the Red Fort a couple of times and enjoyed their lunch and dinner menus.  The food was good and prices were reasonable. Our son was able to order an affordable kid-sized meal (although there was no kids menu per se) which included a coupon for an ice cream downstairs at the Beach Potato.
Rating: Must go back to this family friendly patio

Beach Potato
This lakeside convenience store offers the biggest small sized ice cream cone you’ll ever see. We found this place when we received a dessert coupon with our son’s meal at the Red Fort. Our boy was ga ga over the giant cotton candy ice cream he received in return. Needless to say we made a return trip for more ice cream the next day.
Rating: Must eat ice cream here every time we go to Harrison Hot Springs


Hike: we discovered the Miami Bridges hike which is an easy 20 minute walk starting from the back of the parking lot at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort which meandered through the forest and led us to the hot springs source alongside Harrison Lake and then back to the hotel.

Beach: bring some beach toys and an umbrella and enjoy playing on the lovely sandy beach.

Playground: we love the public playground on the beach at Harrison Lake. Have a play on the playground, then go for a swim!

Festival of the Arts: if you haven’t  been to Harrison Hot Springs, summer is a great time to check it out especially during the Harrison Festival of the Arts. You’ll find artisans and musicians set up along the lake and it’s a great location for all ages.


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