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Unique Accommodations Stouffer Mill

Sometimes, a getaway to a regular resort is just a little too ordinary. Hotel chains are great, but they can lack the unexpected moments and unique features that add up to the best memories. So where can you hang out in a tree, soak in a rooftop hot tub with 360 degree views, sleep in an old Victorian house, and hide away on a verandah? We put together our list of four accommodation options in Ontario’s Highlands for a night you won’t soon forget.

Perth Tree House

Where: Perth, Ontario
Ideal For: Anyone who remembers how much fun they had as a kid, perched up on a branch like a squirrel, surveying the neighbourhood.
Unique Elements: This may seem obvious, but: it’s in a tree! A real life, grown up tree house with all the comforts of home, cozy couches, and balmy breezes whistling through the living room.
Memorable Moments: Visiting the famed Margaritaville gazebo (accessible only by suspension bridge), relaxing on lounge chairs in the in the nearby rapids, and tracking down the little-known swimming spot, Shangri-la.

Stouffer Mill B&B Getaway

Where: Algonquin Highlands, Ontario
Ideal For: Those looking to disconnect from daily pressures, take a break from the cell phone, and indulge in the special kind of bliss found only during a soak in a hot tub.
Unique Elements: The hot tub occupies a 360-degree rooftop solarium where the panorama of sky and forest makes you feel like you’re floating on air as well as water. Sunrise and sunset are especially beautiful when viewed from the warmth of this bubbling tub.
Memorable Moments: Tucking into the suspended rooms of this unique 12-sided, circular post & beam building and marveling at the Canadiana antiques throughout.

Limestone B&B

Where: Marmora, Ontario
Ideal For: Anyone looking for the charm of small town hospitality, and intrigued by the chance to marvel over a region’s unique history.
Unique Elements: The long verandah of this 1860s-era home offers the chance to hideaway for hours, slow things down, and watch the world go by.
Memorable Moments: Exploring the taunting trails alongside the rushing Crowe River or discovering a piece of history while driving the Miner’s Loop.

Sunny Rock B&B

Where: Minden, Ontario
Ideal For: Anyone searching for opportunities to meet authentic people, take a break from the everyday, and connect with locals.
Unique Elements: With spacious rooms and plenty of ‘what’s its’ (antiques and unique objects) to spark conversation, this is not a place you’ll get tired of exploring. Oh, and let’s not forget the freezer stocked with Kawartha Dairy ice cream, just in case you need a sweet pick-me-up.
Memorable Moments: Lounging on one of the decks and enjoying a glass of wine during an evening performance by Justin Beaver or Freddie and the River Frogs –just a couple of examples of the local wildlife you might have the pleasure of meeting.

Stories

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The Memory Maker

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A Different Kind of Detour

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