A romantic escape is just the thing to ignite a little passion and bring you closer together as a couple. What could be more romantic than snuggling to your heart's content in a cozy cabin in front of a roaring fire?
There’s no excuse not to get planning your next staycation in one of the most beautiful – and romantic – regions in Ontario. Below, we have made a list of romantic escapes to inspire a little love.
Staycation for Two at Black River Retreat
Imagine a quiet, woodland retreat for two where you can rediscover exactly why you fell in love in the first place. At Black River Retreat you and your partner have the property to yourself to wander trails, soak in the on-site hot tub, and roast gooey marshmallows over a roaring fire. With fires pre-built for you, and your own private chef to whip up a delicious meal for two, you can focus on each other.
Where to Eat: A chef-prepared breakfast and four-course dinner is included with your stay here, but if you’re still feeling peckish, a run into By the Way Cafe in Tweed will fill you up.
What to Do: Plan an afternoon visit to Potter Settlement Winery to pick up a bottle of award-winning wine to enjoy back at the retreat.
Hammock Time Somewhere Inn Calabogie
Calabogie’s natural settings make it the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Tucked in amongst the trees, Somewhere Inn Calabogie is a renovated motel with a minimalist vibe. Spend your day skiing at nearby Calabogie Peaks, and your evening snuggled up around the outdoor bonfire.
Where to Eat: Order a breakfast delivered straight to your door from Oh-el-La Café, so you can enjoy some more couple time. Lunch or dinner will be a breeze at On the Rocks in Calabogie Lodge or Canthooks in Calabogie Peaks Resort.
What to Do: So. Many. Things. To. Do. Here! Rent a fat bike from MadRiver Paddle Co. and try this fun sport on a local trail. If you want to glide under the stars, Somewhere Inn will lend you skates to use on the public rink on Calabogie Lake.
Maple Inspired Getaway at Clyde Hall Bed and Breakfast
This beautiful bed and breakfast is where romance lives. Be pampered at Clyde Hall with a luxurious room in this stunning stone building overlooking the ninth hole of a groomed golf course in Lanark Village. Enjoy a breakfast for two made with real maple syrup produced on the property and then head to the historic town of Perth, a picture-perfect small town made for strolling hand in hand.
Where to Eat: The Stone Cellar in Perth is the perfect spot for couples. Enjoy a quiet dinner for two in front of the fireplace inside a beautiful stone building.
What to Do: There are plenty of walking trails in the area. In winter you can explore the trails and boardwalk at the nearby Purdon Conservation Area home to the largest display of Showy Lady’s Slippers in Canada (blooming mid-June to mid-July).
All Romance, All the Time at Heather Lodge
Talk about romance! This is what the folks at Heather Lodge do best. Book an overnight stay at this adults only lodge in Minden and enjoy views of Twelve Mile Lake, the in-room fireplaces, and on-site restaurant. Winter is an invitation for couples to get cozy in front of the fireplace or go for a snowshoe walk on the property.
Where to Eat: If you’re celebrating a special occasion, order their Table Celebration Kit that includes a small bottle of champagne and a box of truffles.
What to Do: Book a relaxation spa experience for two at Wind in the Willows Spa, located in nearby Haliburton.
A Luxurious Treehouse for Two: Baltic Treehouse
We would have been remiss in not including The Baltic Treehouse in Minden on our list! This beautiful accommodation is perched high among the trees and is full of modern conveniences, a Zen-like interior, and beautifully crafted furnishings. Literally made for two and located in such a beautiful setting…. who wouldn’t be inspired for a little romance?