Our warm summer days have sadly vanished and we’re mentally and physically preparing for our long haul through winter. This doesn’t mean that we can’t fully embrace this time of year, and get out of the city for some snowy and cozy adventures. We’ve found the perfect places for you to unwind and try new experiences. Whether you’re looking for full tranquility or an action packed getaway because these all offer a variety of options. The best part is they’re all located in Ontario, so you won’t have to travel too far. We suggest booking these winter getaways quickly before everyone does!
Keep reading for 11 winter getaways to go on this winter!
Embrace winter at this luxury boutique hotel which is only a short drive from Toronto. The resort is just minutes from the chairlift, so grab your skis or board, and hit the slopes. Take advantage of the alpine air and go skating or snowshoeing. Apres-ski can be spent at their sister property, Adamo Estate Winery where wine touring artists and tasting enthusiasts congregate. Visit Hockley Valley’s fruit and vegetable farm, where the majority of its restaurant menu ingredients come from. There is also a fitness centre, dry sauna, hot-tub, and indoor pool. If you’re looking for a more leisurely stay, choose between an extensive list of beauty and massage services at the spa.
Location: Mono, Ontario
Escape to The Millcroft Inn & Spa which is a beautifully restored knitting mill from 1881, featuring rustic Canadian-European antiques. Dine at the iconic Headwaters Restaurant, overlooking a picturesque millpond with fine wine and an award-winning cuisine. The spa features an infrared sauna, indoor whirlpool, outdoor hot springs, herbal steam rooms, and fully licensed café. If it’s not too cold, grab a blanket and sit by the bonfire, and enjoy an authentic Ontario winter. You can even bring your fur baby as small dogs are welcome to stay for an additional cost of $35 CAD in the pet-friendly rooms.
Location: Alton, Ontario
Remove yourself from all the stress of the city and spend a romantic weekend away at the stunning Langdon Hall. Find yourself in a winter wonderland during a hike on one of its four walking trails and you may even catch a glimpse of some deer! Foodies will love the gourmet choices of wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, and creative food selections. Indulge in true organic produce from Langdon’s very own flower and vegetable garden — whatever you decide to do during your stay will be true luxury. Guests can work on their fitness in the indoor exercise room or lounge out in the sauna, spa, and whirlpool. Bring your pup and stay in a ‘dog friendly’ room for only $30 extra.
Location: Cambridge, Ontario
This small luxurious waterfront property is beautifully designed and picture-perfect. With an 180 degree view of Lake Ontario, it’s the ideal place to get cozy with a cup of coffee and watch the snow fall. There are multiple packages to choose from to create a unique getaway. Enjoy luxury king-sized beds, a whirlpool bath, and gas fireplaces in your room.
Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Located just 20 minutes east of Peterborough sits this delightfully cozy cottage with stellar views. Tranquil, peaceful, and quiet, this getaway features features abundant wildlife, beautiful sunrises, and just a lovely setting that’s perfect to unwind. Get outside and explore the stunning nature trails while snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, or even go for an ice skate. After enjoying a day outside, cozy on up with a cup of tea, a good book, and get warm by the indoor fireplace.
In a comfortable old-world atmosphere with modern amenities, this 5-star resort is the perfect winter getaway to sit back and forget it all. Whether you’re looking for wellness classes, yoga, meditation, or even a painting lesson, it’s all here. Go horseback riding at Ste. Anne’s horse stables, go on a hike to view wildlife, or liberate your mind while ice fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Take some well-deserved time for yourself and meditate in the eucalyptus infused steam room or take a walk through the Tranquility Garden. Should you need even more mind space, there is a special Quiet Room that’s ideal for reading a book, relaxing in the massage chairs, or just taking a nap. Pets are not permitted at the Main Inn but if you stay in certain spa cottages, your dog is welcome to accompany you for an extra fee of $50 CAD.
Location: Grafton, Ontario
Located right in cozy Prince Edward County is Drake Devonshire Inn and it’s one of the province’s top getaways regardless of the time of year. Enjoy prime lakeside views that are stunning especially during the snowy winter months. Treat yourself to a wine tour of The County and make sure you stay for a meal because we all know food at all the Drake properties is top notch.
Location: Wellington, Ontario
Stay at the Blue Mountain Resort and you’ll be minutes away from the award-winning Scandinave Spa. Bathe in the tranquil and calm baths surrounded by serene natural forests. Unwind in the Finnish Sauna, Eucalyptus Steam Room, Thermal & Nordic Waterfalls, Hot Baths, Cold Plunges and relaxation areas. Pick between a variety of massages for complete and total relaxation. In addition, there are wellness classes, fitness facilities, and walking trails on the property.
Location: The Blue Mountains, Ontario
At Deerhurst there are loads of ways to spend your time. You can hang out indoors getting cozy or embrace the outdoors doing activities like snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, skating, and snowboarding. After a long day, the Amba Spa is the perfect wellness escape for massages, body treatments, manicures, and pedicures. If that’s not enough, there’s also an indoor rock climbing wall, games room, dance classes, and even more to choose from.
Location: Muskoka, Ontario
Located on the shores of Galeairy Lake, surrounded by the beauty that is the Canadian shield, this romantic resort is seriously a must visit winter getaway. Guests can be as active as they wish, with walking trails nearby, cross-country skiing, ice skating, horseback riding, wildlife watching, ice fishing all available. Check out the rec-room that’s filled with games for a bit of friendly competition or de-stress at the spa. Live in the lap of luxury and pour some bubbly while you plunge into your private hot tub.
Location: Whitney, Ontario
For those who are looking for a rustic and one-of-a-kind type of winter getaway, tuck away out of sight in a 23 foot custom built Yurt. It’s an ideal place for photographers, hikers, and nature lovers who want an eco-friendly experience. Wake up and take your morning coffee to the river cabana to watch the sun come up over the lazy river. Or feel free to cuddle up inside with a book and warm apple cider by the fire pit. If you’re in the mood to get active, there are 10 kilometres of trails for hiking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and skiing. Animal lovers can enjoy a tour at the horse sanctuary or check out the bisons. Even better — pets are also more than welcome to come and stay with you!
Location: Mattawa, Ontario
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