Balm Beach Resort Motel

Yesterday I talked about our visit to Discovery Harbour's Pumpkinferno in Penetanguishene, Ont. It was a three hour drive from my home so we thought it would be a good idea to stay the night and drive home in the morning. Turns out, a lot of other people had a similar idea and I ran into fully booked hotels, B&B's, cottages, and even Airbnbs! I expanded my search to a 30 minute drive radius and found a small town appropriately called Tiny, Ontario. In this little lake community I found the sweetest little beach motel called the Balm Beach Resort Motel and luckily, they had one room available. 

We left Kitchener around 11 am and got to the Balm Beach Resort Motel just in time to watch the second game in the American League Championship Series (Jays lost, was not impressed). It was an easy drive, we avoided all major highways, and never ran into any traffic. Check in was easy, and the owner gave us the lay of the land. The motel is set up for short term residences. They usually rent by the week to families looking to stay at the beach during the summer.

As such, each room is set up with a kitchenette and there are plenty of areas on the motel property for families to enjoy themselves, such as BBQ's and fire-pits, shuffleboard and lots of green space for kids to play and chairs, chairs and more chairs! I have never seen so many place to sit a spell and enjoy the waterfront views.

Let me give you a little tour of our room. Since we booked the last room available, we got the smallest room they offer (which was not a problem at all since it was just me and the hubs). The room had a queen sized bed with a nightstand and lamp. The room appears to have been recently painted and well cared for. The bed was surprisingly comfortable, same story for the pillows. I am very fussy about my pillows and was really worried when I forgot to bring my own. I was very happy that it wasn't a problem. My only suggestion would be to bring a throw blanket or two, the husband and I always travel with one each. 

A little tv (where we watched the Jays loose, boo) and table and chairs. Perfectly sized for two. The bathroom (sorry no pics of that) was a stand up shower, sink and toilet. Nothing fancy but very functional and very clean. 

The little kitchenette may have mismatched cabinets but it sure was functional! The fridge was stocked with bottled water and we grabbed some ice and a few treats at the local convenience store. The cabinets came complete with dishes, a hot plate, kettle and microwave. Everything you need for a beach getaway. I can't stress enough how well cared for the rooms and grounds are. I really wasn't sure what the expect when I booked a motel but I am sure glad I did. It was so clean, no offensive smells and the owners could not have been nicer. We even made friends with the people staying next to us! 

Right across the street is Balm Beach on the waters of Georgian Bay. This was the end of season and it looked like a few shops had closed up but the beach was still attracting a few visitors. We walked on the water at 7 am and there were a few professional photographers capturing the beauty of the rough water, and a few people out walking their dogs. I'm sure this place is jumping during the summer, it sure looks like it from the Balm Beach website, but I sure am glad we got to see it in such a calm state. I picked up a few shells to take home to add to my collection and we set off for home.  

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