Published on February 6th, 2018 | by Miriam Porter
Romantic Ontario Staycations.
You don’t need to leave Ontario for a romantic weekend away with your significant other. Small town Ontario is the perfect staycation destination with romantic cottages and luxurious resorts, or perhaps you prefer a city escape near High Park without the responsibilities of home. Whatever your getaway preference is, these five Ontario havens are sure to ignite a passionate romantic spark.
Langdon Hall – Cambridge.
Romance is in full swing at Langdon Hall in Cambridge. Perfect for an anniversary, birthday, or special occasion, Langdon Hall makes any event extraordinary. There is a full-service spa in their peaceful country estate, an award-winning restaurant with dishes inspired by the seasons, four walking trails to hike and explore with your partner, and 75-acres of forest all around you. Request a room with a wood burning fireplace and watch your favourite show on television or read a book without being interrupted by the usual demands of city life. If you just can’t imagine leaving your pooch at home you are in luck. Well behaved pets are allowed at the hall and there are a limited number of dog designated rooms available, just make sure Fido doesn’t cramp your weekend of romance.
Couples Resort – Whitney, Algonquin Park.
With a name like Couples Resort you know it’s bound to be romantic. This five-star, couples-only exclusive boutique resort has accommodations for 48 couples. Located along the shores of Algonquin Park’s Galeairy Lake, you are guaranteed spectacular views of nature with wilderness all around you. You can stroll into the town of Whitney in about fifteen minutes or stay on site and make use of the winter activities such as snowshoeing, skating, and cross-country skiing. Bring your fanciest outfit and enjoy a spectacular dining experience with a semi-formal dress code and live entertainment. They provide wine selections from around the world if you choose to drink. At the end of a romantic day you can chill in front of a real wood-burning fireplace, cozy blankets, an extra large private jacuzzi, and a private hot tub on your deck – the perfect place to stargaze with your partner after sunset.
Heather Lodge – Haliburton Highlands.
Another adults-only getaway is Heather Lodge – the perfect destination for the romance sparks to fly. Escape the busy life and drive to Haliburton Highlands to immerse your souls among the natural and serene beauty of the lake and forests. Upon arrival, fresh flowers and champagne will be waiting for you. Book a massage or relax in their indoor hot tub and sauna complete with matching bathrobes. Accommodations consist of 12 charismatic studios complete with Canadian décor. Once you are settled in, go for a crisp winter stroll along the waterfront or borrow their snowshoes or cross country ski equipment to explore the winter wonderland all around you. Just make sure you are back in time for dinner. Each meal is created by order and the Chef boasts a daily changing menu for guests, complete with an authentic Niagara wine list if you choose to drink.
White Oaks Resort And Spa – Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Niagara Falls is known around the world for being a romantic hot spot, even in winter, and not far from the hustle and bustle of the rushing falls and tourist attractions is pretty and quaint Niagara-on-the-Lake. White Oaks Resort and Spa is located on 13-acres of peaceful grounds not far from the Shaw Festival Theatre. You can try your luck at the Fallsview Casino in town or get in shape with a workout at the resort’s fitness club followed by a relaxing massage or body wrap at the spa. Follow this with a candlelit bath in their deep soaker tub or sit by the warm gas fireplace. At night you can get cozy under the 100% Egyptian cotton linens, comfy pillow top mattress and oversized robes that are provided – all the makings of a romantic escape.
By The Park Bed and Breakfast – Toronto.
If you don’t have time to leave the city but still want a romantic escape with your loved one don’t fret, we have you covered. Located right in Toronto, By The Park Bed & Breakfast on Indian Grove is the answer to your romantic staycation dreams. There are four Indian Grove suites to choose from including the loft suite on the third floor with views overlooking the park, king-size bed, and full en-suite restroom with air tub, as well as the elegant Victorian suite on the second floor. Located in the funky Toronto neighbourhood of High Park, you are minutes from 400-acres to explore. Enjoy a romantic dinner at one of many nearby restaurants and guests at Indian Grove can relax in the shared living room complete with fireplace and television. You might even meet the cute resident cat, April. Wake up to a healthy and delicious vegan or vegetarian breakfast served in the dining room and included in the price.
Our province has so many romantic spots to visit year round but if you’re looking for a special spot to take your love this year, we hope we’ve given you a few specific ideas with our selections.
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