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Published on January 20th, 2017 | by Danielle Williams

Gettin’ Cozy at Ontario Winter Resorts.

Not everyone has the big bucks to escape the cold at a luxurious resort down south. But for those who want the resort life without the hefty price tag or having to get on a plane, Ontario has a variety of winter resorts just for you and that special someone or for the whole family. We’ve put together a list of Ontario winter resorts to visit this season that are perfect for a fun-filled day trip with the kids, a ladies weekend or a romantic getaway.

Couple’s Resort in Algonquin Park

The Couple’s Resort is everything the name suggests – it’s for couples only! Located at Galeairy Lake in Algonquin Park, the 5-star resort boasts first-class gourmet dining, the organic Algonquin Spa, horseback riding and more. There’s no better place for you and your loved one to reconnect and fill the winter air with romance. Each room is decked out with a real wood fireplace, jacuzzi tub and walkout balcony overlooking the lake. All that’s left for you to do is pop some champagne and let the romance flow.

Cedar Grove Lodge in Muskoka

At Cedar Grove Lodge you can rent a lakeside log cabin right on the beautiful Peninsula Lake in Muskoka. The eco-friendly, 80-acre resort is home to 19 lakeside cottages. Each cottage has its own wood burning stone fireplace and is surrounded by natural landscape. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy during your visit, like snowshoeing, skating and tobogganing. And if you forget your winter gear, you can grab them on site for free. Each stay at the lodge also includes three meals a day.

Cranberry Resort in Collingwood

When you think about winter fun in Ontario, Collingwood is the first place that comes to mind with its mountainous region and variety of seasonal activities. The Cranberry Golf Resort is 750-acres of indoor and outdoor activities for the entire family. It features a recreation centre, the Living Shore Spa, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails and much more. After a day of winter activities, you can dine at one of the resort’s four restaurants.

Dinner at Memories Restaurant at The Cranberry Resort.

Rawley Resort in Georgian Bay

Located in Georgian Bay on the shores of the Trent-Severn Waterway, the Rawley Resort is a luxurious waterfront winter escape. The boutique hotel features 20 suites, an indoor pool, a lighthouse with observation deck and a variety of specialty packages to make your stay a memorable and unique experience. And we hear the piano bar has amazing live music, vintage wines and cool cocktails.

Bayview Wildwood Resort in Port Stanton

For a winter vacation filled with comfort food, horse-drawn wagon rides and trails in the heart of the Canadian Shield, the Bayview Wildwood Resort is worth a visit. This family-friendly resort has fun outdoor activities, like skating, ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, and also indoor treats, like an pool, games room, whirlpool, spa and an upscale restaurant with a panoramic view of Sparrow Lake. On the weekends, there are special family programs, live music and dancing.

Nottawasaga Resort in Alliston

Who said Ontario doesn’t have award-winning resorts? The Nottawasaga Inn Resort is known for its picturesque landscape and endless activities to keep you engaged during your entire stay. It features two NHL-sized ice surfaces, 18-hole mini golf course, a fitness centre, racquet sport courts, a 25-metre indoor pool with a 100-foot waterslide and the 70,000-square-foot Sports and LeisureDome recreation facility with a games area. With so much fun indoors, you’ll forget about the winter!

Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, there is so much to do in Ontario during the winter. Check out some other winter activities you and your family will love all season.

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