6 Ontario Getaways To Cure Your Winter Blues

Whether you’re craving a completely restful vacay or are looking for an adventurous winter escape, these six getaways are sure to cure your winter blues.

Winter blues got you down? We’ve got just the remedy – six to be exact! We’ve rounded up the dreamiest Ontario getaways to cheer you up this season. Just because the temperature has dropped and the days get dark so early, doesn’t mean you should hibernate in your apartment. The winter can be a magical time if you spend it in the right place!

Whether you’re craving a completely restful vacay or are looking for an adventurous winter escape, these six Ontario getaways are sure to cure your winter blues.

And if you’ve already checked these six off your list, check out these 10 winter wonderland getaways. Happy travels!

Wine Country Experience at Inn on The Twenty

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Escape to Ontario’s premier wine country and enjoy a stay at Inn on the Twenty in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Each guest room features a fireplace and soaker tub so you can relax after a day of wine tasting and exploring. With over 20 wineries, two distilleries and several craft breweries, plus plenty of boutiques, markets and restaurants, Twenty Valley is the ideal winter getaway spot. The inn itself houses its own restaurant as well as a spa for all your rejuvenation needs.

Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake

Hours from Toronto: 1 hour 15 min

Prices: Rooms start at $169 plus tax and service

Get Cozy at the Northridge Inn

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Bustled in the heart of Muskoka, Northridge Inn and Spa is known for its picturesque views and cozy accommodations. Choose from lakeside chalets and charming suites, each one with a  wood burning fireplace so you can unwind with a glass of vino. Muskoka is an amazing winter destination, offering activities ranging from snowshoeing to cross-country skiing. After a day in the snow, you can have a drink at the inn’s Copper Fox Lounge before retreating to your toasty oasis.  

Location: Muskoka

Hours from Toronto: 3 hours

Prices: Rooms start at $200 plus tax and service

Go Quaint at The Edward 

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With just three luxury suites in the inn, The Edward in Prince Edward County is perfect if you’re looking for a quiet and quaint getaway. Each room was designed for relaxation so you can sleep peacefully and wake up to a gourmet breakfast, made fresh daily. During the day you can explore all Prince Edward County has to offer, from wineries to Sandbanks to Picton’s main street filled with cafes, restaurants and shops. Head to The Vic Cafe for lunch and the Drake Devonshire Inn for dinner for some truly delicious eats.  

Location: Picton, Prince Edward County

Hours from Toronto: 2 hours 40 min

Prices: Rooms start at $205 plus tax and service

Ski Getaway at Crest View Chalet (Airbnb)

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Looking to get away with a group of friends? This luxury Scandinavian log home will help you escape in style. Close to Calabogie Peaks ski hill and looking over Calabogie lake, you can spend your time skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing or snowmobiling and retreat to the chalet to warm up by the fire. Calabogie Village is a tiny picturesque town that you can explore by foot if skiing and ice fishing aren’t your thing.

Location: Calabogie

Hours from Toronto: 4 hours 20 mins

Prices: Rooms start at $265 plus services fees

Ultimate Relaxation at Craigleith Manor Bed & Breakfast

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Rated as one of the top 25 B&Bs in Canada, Craigleith Manor is nestled between Georgian Bay and the Blue Mountains, offering plenty of outdoor winter activities for your stay. The boutique bed and breakfast has only three rooms, so you can be sure your getaway will be as private and relaxing as can be. They’re a preferred accommodation partner of Scandinave Spa, a quick 5-minute drive away, so you can make the most of your R&R.  

Location: Collingwood

Hours from Toronto: 2 hours

Prices: Rooms start at $200 plus tax and service

Winter Wonderland at Elora Mill Hotel & Spa

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The town of Elora is one of Ontario’s most beautiful villages, perched on the edge of a stunning gorge and sitting along the banks of the Grand and Irvine river. Any nature-lover will be enchanted by Elora’s natural beauty and old world charm. Century-old buildings have been transformed into restaurants, galleries and gift shops, so you can explore the town before coming back to your restful, luxury suite at the Elora Mill hotel. With winter packages available through March 31st, you can cozy up in your room or head to the spa for a seriously blissful experience.

Location: Elora

Hours from Toronto: 2 hours

Prices: Rooms start at $450 plus tax and service

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