If you’re looking to escape the busy city this summer, Ontario is packed with beautiful towns that are perfect for a relaxing getaway. Whether you are looking for a bed and breakfast, hotel, or cabin, there is no shortage of options. And the best part? They are all only a few hours drive from Toronto.
Less than two hours away from downtown Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake is home to stunning landscapes, historic architecture and some of Ontario’s best wineries. The town offers bed and breakfasts, hotels and country inns to suit all of your needs.
155 John Street West
From $165 a night
John’s Gate is what a bed and breakfast should be: beautiful, accommodating and homey. It’s fully renovated in its pre-Victorian style, with three bedrooms and baths. There’s a private entrance, fireplace and TV-LED cable, although you might not use it too much since you’ll be walking distance from spas, restaurants and wineries.
253 Taylor Road,
From $169 a night
White Oaks Resort and Spa is a four-diamond, five-star resort. It hosts a 4 Diamond Restaurant, a world-class spa, state of the art fitness centre, 220 guest rooms, and a 27-hole golf course. Surrounded by breathtaking views, this luxurious getaway is sure to leave you feeling pampered and relaxed.
287 Davy St.
From $180 a night
Blairpen House Country Inn has six guest rooms perfect for a cozy romantic getaway, or a small family gathering. Located in a beautiful neighbourhood, the Inn is known for its comfort and tranquillity. If you are looking for a cozy, intimate vacation (with complimentary breakfast), look no further!
Muskoka, in the heart of cottage country, draws over 2 million visitors annually, and for good reason. The area is surrounded by beautiful lakes, exciting attractions and family-friendly accommodations. Whether you are looking for a B&B, Lodge or Resort, Muskoka’s got you covered.
755 Jones Rd.
From $135 a night
The Bear and Butterfly Bed and Breakfast is the perfect escape from the fast pace of a city. It’s only 5 minutes from downtown Gravenhurst, but its cozy, secluded accommodations will make you feel like you are on your own private vacation. Enjoy property-wide Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast every morning.
167 Grassmere Resort Rd.
From $632 for 3 nights
Cedar Grove is the perfect resort for those summer family vacations. It stretches along 1500 feet of the serene Muskoka shoreline. Most of the cabins are made of real log and all feature a wood-burning fieldstone fireplace. The minimum three-day package includes 3 meals per day and you’re able to enjoy canoeing, kayaking and tons of other water sports all day long.
2893 Hwy 60
From $120 a night
Located right on the water, Spring Lake Resort is the place to be if you are looking to fish, canoe or swim this summer. Guests can relax on the private beach or enjoy one of 52 acres of walking trails. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, coffee-maker and access to a fridge and microwave. Watch the sunset from the beach or the spacious lake-view patio.
Saugeen Shores may not be as well-known as Muskoka or Niagara-on-the-Lake, but this collection of towns may just be the summer getaway you’re looking for. The city centre of Port Elgin offers quaint cafes and museums, while only minutes away from beautiful beaches. The entire Saugeen Shores horizon faces west, making it known for beautiful sunsets on the water.
107 High St
From $200 a night
A relaxed atmosphere doesn’t even begin to describe Chantry Breezes. The exquisite Victorian home offers a wrap-around porch, exceptional accommodation and warm customer service. If you are visiting in the summer you can be assured that you will be enjoying your complimentary fresh, homemade breakfast in the upstairs sunroom every morning.
570 Johnston Ave
Port Elgin, ON
From $110 a night
Silken Retreat is known as the home away from home. The house features three bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. It styles old-world charm along with modern conveniences and top hospitality. Enjoy free WIFI and choice of full, vegetarian or continental breakfast every morning.
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