Okay, so you can’t afford a trip to Paris. You and your boo can still enjoy a bonafide love trip without ever leaving the province. We’ve rounded up the most swoon-worthy places in the province to swoon over with your significant other this winter. And with cold weather, we couldn’t think of a better way to spend your winter warming up 😉
Imagine picking up the uber-cool downtown Drake Hotel and placing it right beside a lake. The Drake Devonshire is the Drake’s version of a lakeside retreat, but with the hip vibes the downtown location is so known for. A James Beard winning restaurant and picturesque views of the lake, as well as the hotel’s signature artistic flare make this a dream destination. If you feel like ever leaving the comfort of your room, head out to one of the few wineries in the area for a DIY wine tour. Prices start at $259 per night.
From couple’s massages to afternoon tea to morning yoga sessions, Ste-Anne’s country spa is ideal for showing your partner just how much they mean to you. The spa and inn offers a selection of couples packages, including the ‘Romance” package that boasts chocolate covered strawberries, personal massage oils, and a four-course candlelight dinner. Couples packages start from $359 per person.
Not making it out of the city? Treat yo’self to a little staycation with one of the utterly unique rooms that the Gladstone hotel has to offer. From the Canadiana Trading Post room to the sumptuous Billio Room, there’s a little something for every couple. There’s even a Red Room – even though it’s not the one from Fifty Shades of Grey, the intimate red hues will start some kind of spark. Rooms start at $199.
One of the only Relais & Chateau properties in the country, Langdon Hall (located just outside Cambridge) is the perfect old-world getaway. The sprawling country mansion is home to one of the best restaurants in the country, complete with a seriously skilled pastry chef. After dinner head back to your king-sized feather bed and fireplace, or head for a walk around the grounds. Rooms will set you back a cool $310 for a midweek room, but it’s well worth the royal treatment you receive.
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Don’t see a hotel that peaks your interest (or at least one that is in your budget)? Then wander on over to AirBNB. From rustic tree houses to modern cabins, the home-sharing site offers plenty of swoon worthy destinations in the province.
Get your head up in the stars with this v. v. adorable tree house just an hour from Toronto. It’s set on 300 acres of private land, full of walking paths, fire pits, and swimming ponds. The tree house itself isn’t the tree house of your childhood – it’s decked out with a kitchen, full heating, and an indoor fireplace. Prices start at $225 per night.
If you’re looking for the camping feel without, you know, going camping, check out this over-the- top treehouse. With a crochet hammock, a cabin in the sky, and a Christmas light lit outdoor space. The home sleeps two couples, so bring along some friends for the most romantic double date ever. Prices start at $551 per night.
Just a hop, skip and a jump away from the waters of Lake Simcoe lies this intimate little cabin. The chic rustic interior is finished off with a wood burning stove and a big claw foot tub. Prices start at $120 per night.