Looking to get away for a weekend this winter? You’re in luck! There are plenty of charming bed & breakfasts and vintage inns just a short-drive from Toronto and the GTA. With cozy guest rooms, delicious, locally sourced breakfast menus, and activities ranging from skiing and snowboarding to wine tasting and snow shoeing, these charming spots have lots to offer. Here are the bed & breakfasts and vintage inns you need to check out!
1.The Wilfrid Boutique Farmhouse (PEC)
Prince Edward County is the perfect place for a weekend escape. From wine tasting to antique shopping, indulging in delicious food, and visiting the Sandbanks Provincial Park, there’s no shortage of things to do. The Wilfrid is a restored 1850’s farmhouse known for its designer interiors and chef prepared breakfasts. It’s a boutique B&B with three gorgeous rooms, a spa and vineyard nestled in the heart of Prince Edward County. You can hang out in the guest living room, sit by the fire or relax in the sauna or relaxation room. Take a stroll to one of the nearby wineries for a tasting, and explore all PEC has to offer.
2.Craigleith Manor Bed & Breakfast (Collingwood)
If you’re a skier or snowboarder, staying at a bed and breakfast in Collingwood is ideal. Craigleith Manor B&B is the perfect place to get warm and cozy after a day on the slopes. Located in an exclusive, quiet neighbourhood, you’ll find yourself on a one-acre estate surrounded by a lush forest and the Georgian Trail. 10 minutes west of Blue Mountain Resort, and a five minute drive to the Scandinave Spa, you’re covered whether you want to hit the slopes, relax, or both. The B&B has three lovely suites and breakfast is thoughtfully prepared with local ingredients and a delicious array of options.
3.Green Oaks B&B (Niagara on the Lake)
One of Ontario’s most-loved wine countries, Niagara on the Lake is an ideal place for a getaway close to home. Less than a two-hour drive from Toronto, stay at Green Oaks B&B for some rest and rejuvenation after a day or vineyard-hopping. With five cozy guest rooms, plus a private porch and sitting room, there are plenty of spaces to enjoy. Breakfast includes fresh homemade goods with homemade jams, followed by in-season fruit and a hot menu. They use produce from their property as often as possible, so the menu changes with the season. A fifteen minute drive to Niagara Falls, a ten minute drive to Old Town Niagara on the Lake, and surrounded by wineries, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy everything Niagara has to offer!
4.Millcroft Inn (Caledon)
Originally built in 1881, the Millcroft Inn in Caledon has been renovated to preserve its architectural beauty and provide a breathtaking setting for a weekend away. If you’re looking for a truly relaxing place to stay, their state of the art spa has 17 treatment areas, including indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness centre, sauna, steam room, and a fully licensed spa cafe. Relax in the Woodlands Lodge with fireside seating, a selection of herbal teas and a stunning view of woodlands, meadows and Hot Spring Pools. If you feel like venturing out, you can explore Caledon’s charming villages with one-of-a-kind shops, creative cuisine and fine art studios, or you can opt to hike, cycle or snowshoe.
Ready to take a winter escape? Check out one of these bed & breakfasts or vintage inns for a charming, cozy stay.