Whisk your boo away to these Southern Ontario stays in our list of the most romantic spots outside of Toronto, that shows that life’s box of chocolate should be full of surprises and affectionate moments. Time to pencil in some quality time, a handful of enduring memories, and some of that sought-after sensuality. Welcome to the land of “Yours to Discover”.
Romantic Getaways from Toronto | Escape From the City for Some Quality Time
Ice Fishing & Cozy Firesides in a Romantic Toronto Escape to Prince Edward County
Rooms at the Drake Devonshire work the cottage chic look so perfectly while unabashedly bringing in sparks of Canadiana (like dolls by Toronto artist Jane Boyd and brown-bagged liquor) that they’ve already popularized in their General Store locations.
Our favourite bit? The ease in diving right into the scrumptious Drake Hotel brunch the following morning without having to wait outside on Queen. Additionally, around the property, the Drake Devonshire’s Artists in Residence keep common spaces abuzz with multimedia creations.
A Romantic Getaway From Toronto to Grafton for Disconnecting From the World
If you’re the kind of person who suffers from ringxiety (you know, those phantom phone vibrations), a digital detox to let you focus that energy on your loved one is long overdue. What better way to break your plugged-in habit than physically removing yourselves from the ‘grind’ and easing your mind and body at Ste. Anne’s Spa. With an unpretentious take on hospitality, soak in all of the facilities by floating between the Eucalyptus Steam Room, the swimmable Fieldstone Grotto and the Maison Santé fitness area.
Ste. Anne's Spa
A Romantic Toronto Getaway to the Picturesque Blue Mountains
So you’ve spent the day carving the double-blacks and perfected your box game – or maybe you’re just feeling the accomplishment of getting down the Bunny Hills. Regardless, it’s been an exhausting day on the slopes at Blue and as the sun goes down, all you can think is a fat bowl of mushroom soup and defrosting those toes with a hot tub session. With seven accommodation options making up the Blue Mountain Village, jumping out of your bindings and strolling into the hotel lobby are simply a matter of minutes apart.
The Westin Trillium House
A Romantic Toronto Escape to Niagra-on-the-Lake for Chocolate and Wine
Why not take that Valentine’s chocolate gift on the road, multiply it by twenty, and then throw in some regional wine pairings for good measure. That’s the Oban Inn Resort. The “Days of Wine & Chocolate” runs every weekend of February in the Niagara wine region assigning “passports” to sample at over 20 VQA wineries, each offering a different chocolate to wine pairing. Big name labels like Peller Estates are joining in (their 2015 Private Reserve Cabernet Franc is accompanied by a dark cherry Guanaja truffle) as well as small batch wineries like Pondview Estate (whose 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon gets married to chocolate-smothered ribs).
A Romantic Getaway from Toronto in Eagle Lake for Snow Sledding
A practice passed from Canada’s indigenous people to the European colonials of centuries past, transport by dog sled has played an integral role in the early history of Eastern Canada… and can be added to your romantic weekend away too. Link yourselves up to a team of Huskies at Winterdance Dogsled Tours (home to 150 purebred Siberian Huskies that you’re invited to “love and cuddle with” according to their website).
Sir Sam's Inn & Water Spa
A Romantic Toronto Escape Where You Can Take Cooking Classes
A destination farm-to-table restaurant in and of itself, the restaurant at Langdon Hall has carved out a name for itself in Southwestern Ontario. Chef Jason Bangerter and his team maintain close relations with farmers and purveyors in the Waterloo Region to guarantee a dependable ingredient base for building their seasonal menus. The Chef’s Tasting Menu, served in the hotel’s formal dining room, guides diners through ten courses that may include duck feet, truffle purée and a leak of “oh my god, that’s the best thing I’ve ever tasted!”