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Create Your Own Getaway

Explore Ontario’s Lake Country

Stone Gate Inn is proud to announce the most interesting and diversified hotel getaway in Orillia. This very special hotel package is created by you based on your traveling preferences. All you have to do is choose a few of the attractions below based on your travel and exploration interests.

The Flavours of Lake Country

What is Ontario’s Lake Country ‘Flavours’?

The ‘Flavours’ program is a joint partnership spearheaded by Ontario’s Lake Country in conjunction with participating restaurants. Since its inception in 2009 this amazing event has continued to grow by offering an affordable taste from the diversity of culinary talents 

Frequently Asked Guest Questions

Most Commonly Asked Questions About your Stay at Stone Gate Inn

Over the last short while we have been researching ways to bring our guest more meaningful information about Stone Gate Inn. The question we explored was “how can we really help our guests with tips and information that help them make an educated decision 

Wedding Group Accommodations

Wedding Group Planner

A block of 10 rooms may be set-aside for your guests for the night of your reception. It is suggested that suites be held for both Friday and Saturday evening. Our  representatives will verify the length of stay with each guest.

Wedding Rehearsal Meal Packages

Packages-Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Parties

Stone Gate Inn’s Granite Room is the perfect location to host your Rehearsal Dinner gathering. Providing luxurious accommodations & gracious hospitality for groups and the leisure traveler.

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Making the Best of Your Holiday Season

Warmest Wishes for a Happy & Safe Holiday Season

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our guests that have stayed at Stone Gate Inn for the confidence you have placed in us. It our wish that you have an awesome holiday season with friends and loved ones.

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About The City of Orillia

Orillia History

Once upon a time there was a small city about 1 ½ hours north of Toronto. It was a city many referred to as The Sunshine City, found in between Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching. Thousands of years ago Iroquois and Huron native Indians settled in this area. 

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Stone Gate Inn’s Comfort & Casino Rama’s Excitement

With Stone Gate Inn’s Casino Shuttle Package

For a thrilling getaway packed with excitement Stone Gate Inn has a perfect package for you. Don’t worry about anything because we’ll take care of everything for you including a round trip casino shuttle

Stone Gate Inn
437 Laclie Street Orillia, Ontario Canada L3V 4P7

Toll Free: 1-877-ORILLIA (1-877-674-5542)
Telephone: (705) 329-2535

Explore Ontario’s Lake Country

Stone Gate Inn is proud to announce the most interesting and diversified hotel getaway in Orillia. This very special hotel package is created by you based on your traveling preferences.
All you have to do is choose a few of the attractions below based on your travel and exploration interests. When you arrive at Stone Gate Inn we’ll make sure you have all the information you need to explore your choices when you stay with us.

All Destinations are within a 50 Km Radius of Orillia

 Attraction 

 Free 

 Paid

 Location

Hiking, Biking & Beaches

 Couchiching Beach Park  Yes Location
 Tudhope Park  Yes Location
 Scout Valley  Yes Location
 Scales Nature Park Yes Location
 The shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching  Yes Location
 Hardwood Ski And Bike Yes Location

 Museums & Theatre

 The OPP Museum  Yes Location
 Orillia Museum of Art and History  Yes Location
 Stephen Leacock Museum  Yes Location
 Orillia Opera House  [Ticket and Seat Levy fees]  Yes Location
 The Simcoe County Museum  Yes Location
 Huronia Museum & Huron/Ouendat Village  Yes Location

Fishing & Boating

 Sparrow Lake  Yes Location
 Along the Severn River  Yes Location
 Gloucester Pool  Yes Location
 Bass Lake  Yes Location
 The Narrows  Yes Location
 Lake St. John  Yes Location
 Paddling  Yes Location
 Kayaking  Yes Location
 Downtown District  Yes Location
 Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers’ Market  Yes Location
 Downtown Shops [Free to look]  Yes Location
 The Port of Orillia [Transient Boat docking at a fee]  Yes Location
 Mariposa Folk Festival & Foundation [Festival   tickets  at a fee]  Yes Location
 Island Princess Boat Cruises – [With and without  meals available at a fee]  Yes Location

These are a few ideas for you to consider when visiting Orillia. We’ll keep you posted when new attractions emerge in and around Orillia.

Enjoy your stay in Orillia—Canada’s Sunshine City!

What is Ontario’s Lake Country ‘Flavours’?

The ‘Flavours’ program is a joint partnership spearheaded by Ontario’s Lake Country in conjunction with participating restaurants. Since its inception in 2009 this amazing event has continued to grow by offering an affordable taste from the diversity of culinary talents of restaurants in the area. All dishes offered by participating restaurants range from $20 to $30 for a three course meal. This includes an appetizer, soup or salad plus a main entrée.

Local chefs step up to the plate and create a wide variety of delectable flavours for patrons to experience. If you reside in or are visiting Lake Country during this phenomenal culinary event, you’ll want to taste some of the succulent menus the region’s finest chefs prepare to tantalize your taste buds.

 

Who Organizes the ‘Flavours’ Event?

It is put together by the destination marketing group for Oro-Medonte, Rama, Orillia, Severn and Ramara known as Ontario’s Lake Country [OLC]. OLC represents unique tourist attractions in specific central Ontario regions such as Casino Rama, fresh running streams, clean lakes, breath-taking scenery, one of Ontario’s largest nature trail arrangements and abundant healthy forests.

How long has the ‘Flavours’ Program been running?

‘Flavours’ was originally launched in March, 2009. It runs several times each year for 2 weeks at a time. The idea behind this culinary masterpiece is two-fold:

  1. Affordability & Culinary Greatness– Offers visitors to the area and residents a chance to enjoy the flavours from talented chefs of the region at an affordable price.
  2. Win—Win– Helps restaurants grow their businesses through increased business in slower times and a connection to new patronage.

Each year this program runs is greater than past years. This can be attributed to increasing participation, delectable menus along with attractive (high-value) price points.

As time goes on you can be sure this program will continue to grow, offering tourists and locals a bite of the region’s culinary talents.

Chef’s Challenge

Every good chef loves a challenge! From fine diners to eateries, chefs are required to meet the criteria of a 3 course meal from $20-$30. This inspires creativity amongst the region’s culinary artisans. You may find eateries with average price points of $10-15 create specials for two. While fine diners with average price points of $40-60 invent a distinctive valuable ‘Flavours’ menu that still showcases the savory tastes of their restaurant. Every participating establishment benefits by new patrons. New patrons get a chance to experience the divine flavors of the region at a favorable price…WIN—WIN!

Do Yourself a Flavour

Whether you are a resident of the area or a tourist, this festival of flavor is an experience created for food lovers. When you are craving a flavor at an affordable price check Ontario’s Lake Country to find a participating restaurant near you!

Warmest Wishes for a Happy & Safe Holiday Season

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our guests that have stayed at Stone Gate Inn for the confidence you have placed in us. It our wish that you have an awesome holiday season with friends and loved ones.

In case you were looking for some ideas for the season, we have prepared a small list of fun activities in and around the Orillia area.

  1. Ski the Slopes of Simcoe– Simcoe County has some of the most thrilling ski resorts for all ages and skill levels.

Cutting Through Common Holiday Stresses

For many of us the holiday season brings unwanted stress and pressure:

  • What are we going to feed everyone?
  • Safely driving for countless hours to visit family worries me!
  • I’ve got to get Christmas lights and decorations up now.
  • I’m a little short on funds this year, how will I pay for all the gifts I need to buy?

These are some common stresses many of us share during the holiday season. Remember stress is self induced! We need to change our state-of-mind into a different state! The holiday season can actually be a bundle of joy with no stress, plenty of quality time with friends and loved ones.

Ideas for Family Feasts

The approach here is simple; turn your worries into a collaborative effort. Get children, friends and family involved with the preparation of meals and desserts. I don’t know many young children that would not jump at the opportunity to prepare cakes and cookies. The rewards by far outweigh the risks. Terms of payment are sampling what you prepare. “Johnny [Sally], I need some help taste testing the shortbread cookies and the Christmas cake.”

Then there are the main course meals you want to prepare. With the aid of our wonderful world wide web you’ll find countless ideas for holiday feasts:

And, again, turn it into a group effort. We recommend you add laughter and joy!

Driving & Arriving Safely

The majority of us depend on an automobile to transport us to our destination during the holiday season. Some of us travel a short distance while others cover a fair distance in holiday travels. In Canada old man winter can be nasty or nice. From day to day it’s a bit of a crap-shoot but there are steps you can take to insure you are prepared for almost anything on the wintery roads:

  • Make sure you have winter tires and they are inflated to the correct tire pressures
  • Remove all snow from your vehicle windows to maximize driving vision
  • Check all fluid levels in your engine, especially windshield washer
  • Be mindful of snowplows that use blue flashing lights to warn other drivers of their presence
  • Contact your destination before you leave to let them when you are leaving and when you expect to arrive
  • Check the weather forecast to gain better insights into road conditions, particularly black ice

Decoration for the Season

For many years we have done our own decorating of our homes including the typical Christmas tree, Christmas lights, model villages and front yard Santa sleighs. There’s so much more we can do…the only missing ingredient is motivation. Assuming you are motivated to explore some out-of-the-box Christmas decorating ideas, here’s some food for thought:

  • Compliment your beautiful holiday décor with the right music
  • Offer songbooks to guests that will join in singing holiday music
  • Prepare a rich n’ tasty eggnog with Cognac rum and bourbon
  • Include special seasonal touches in powder and guest rooms
  • Turn your fireplace mantle into a magical holiday setting
  • Place holiday cushions on furniture

Adding the Personal Touch to Gift Giving without Breaking the Bank

One of the biggest concerns we have is the costs of gift giving. Often we will use credit cards at the holiday season when we are a little short of cash. Unless you manage your credit cards diligently…without late payments, try to NOT USE plastic money. You really have many other wallet friendly options available to you!

  • Make your own Bits N’ Bites– All you need is jars and a good bits and bites recipe.
  • Home-made Cookies– It amazing the mileage you’ll get from simple cookie dough.
  • Denim Jean Pocket Quilts– Some of those jeans in the closet are likely worn out, full of holes and only wearable around the house. Why not make a quilt from the pockets for that someone special?

The holiday season is meant to be joyous not stressful. Hopefully you have found ways to help you focus on the fun side of holidays. Life is too short!

Best of the Season from all the staff at Stone Gate Inn!

Once upon a time there was a small city about 1 ½ hours north of Toronto. It was a city many referred to as The Sunshine City, found in between Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching.

Thousands of years ago Iroquois and Huron native Indians settled in this area. Evidence suggests native Indians lived on this great land by Fishing, hunting and trading.

Today, the Sunshine City has a lot to offer tourists looking for cultural attractions, festivals and plenty of waterfront fun. Orillia is located about 12 kms from Casino Rama which is the area’s biggest employer.

 

It is not clear how the city was named Orillia. Many believe it was named after the Spanish term “Orilla” which means the shoreline of a river or lake. The Spanish word is spelled a little differently “Orilla” (missing the second i). Other Spanish named regions in the area include Mono (monkey), Mariposa (butterfly) and Oro (gold). This is more evidence supporting the theory of how Orillia’s name came to be. In the historical archives you’ll find the city misspelled “Aurelia”. This spelling is in a few historical documents but was never formally recognized.

Why is Orillia Called “The Sunshine City”

Orillia is also known as “The Sunshine City”. You may be curious to know how this name came to be. It derives from Orillia’s national historic site the Stephen Leacock Museum. Stephen Leacock was a well known humorist writer. One of his most popular books was Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. This was the basis of Orillia’s nick name “The Sunshine City” which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2012.

About Orillia’s Waterfront

The waterfront in Orillia is a major attraction to boaters and tourists. The most frequented areas include Port of Orillia, Couchiching Beach Park and Centennial Park. Boaters consider these areas a great entrance into Ontario’s Lake Country. Lake country includes other natural sites like Algonquin Park, Muskoka, The Big Chute, Collingwood and many other picturesque regions. On Orillia’s boardwalk you’ll find playgrounds, beaches, theater, kid’s train rides and ferry rides on Lake Couchiching.

Events and Festivals

One of the most popular festivals is the Annual Perch Festival. Fish are caught, tagged and released. When an angler catches a tagged fish, prize money is awarded. Many people also gather for a delicious Perch pan fry. You may also enjoy other popular festivals like Beatles Festival, Leacock Festival, Jazz Festival, Blues Festival and Scottish Festival.

Explore the Orillia area and become a part of the friendly community. It is perfect destination for you all year around.

For a thrilling getaway packed with excitement Stone Gate Inn has a perfect package for you. Don’t worry about anything because we’ll take care of everything for you including a round trip casino shuttle. Enjoy a world-class venue with slots, blackjack, and roulette or take in an event at the entertainment center.

Make our connection with Casino Rama your advantage for a fun and thrill packed day of gaming excitement. You’ll never run out of excitement in this 192,000 ft² world-class venue.

 

  • 2,500 slot machines
  • Baccarat
  • Big Six
  • Blackjack
  • Caribbean Stud Poker
  • Classes for learning to play
  • Craps
  • Earn Club Points
  • Get Cash back points based on your slot play
  • Join the Player’s Passport™ Club
  • Let It Ride
  • Mini Baccarat
  • Pai Gow Poker
  • Pai Gow Tiles
  • Poker
  • Roulette
  • Sic Bo
  • Spanish 21’s
  • Texas Hold ’Em
  • Three-card poker
  • War
  • Win Casino rewards for outstanding play

Plus many more!

Stone Gate Inn Casino Rama Package Include

Make your stay in Orillia a Casino Getaway with Stone Gate Inn.

  • Over night accommodations in one of our luxuriously appointed suite
  • Deluxe continental breakfast
  • $20.00 in gaming tokens per person
  • Evening turn down service
  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from Casino Rama

Stone Gate Inn is located in the heart of Lake Country about 12 Kms from Casino Rama. We set the standard for gaming excitement along with gracious hospitality. Our accommodations are rated by Trip advisor in the top 25 in Canada and #1 in Orillia. If you are looking for an extended stay, weekend casino getaway or one night of gaming fun let Stone Gate Inn provide you with our renowned gracious hospitality with luxurious accommodation that now includes a casino shuttle service.