Hibernate in Style

Feel like staying indoors this winter. We’ve got all the “bear” necessities you’ll need to keep warm, cozy and entertained but we recommend you stay out of caves.

See Hibernate in Style Road Trip

York

If you want to hibernate in style – but don’t want to miss out on the arts and culture you love – this is the getaway for you!

You’ll begin your weekend with a visit to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Immerse yourself in the ultimate Canadian art experience with the indoor and outdoor galleries, as well as the magnificent architecture and surrounding landscape. Then drive to Historic Unionville and stroll down the main street. You’ll find chic boutiques, art galleries and cafés, as well as a variety of culturally diverse restaurants that will beckon you to enjoy an early dinner.

After dinner, head down the street to check in to the Hilton. After freshening up, take in a world class performance at the Flato Theatre or The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

The next day is all about relaxation. Awaken at your leisure, and enjoy breakfast or brunch at the Hilton. Then indulge in some treatments and self-care at the luxurious Silver Leaf Day Spa. Enjoy – you deserve it!

Durham

Set amid nearly 100 forested acres on the Oak Ridges Moraine, the award winning Nestleton Waters Inn is the perfect wooded rural retreat where you can hibernate in style.

Take a romantic sleigh ride for two, snuggling under a cozy blanket while the snowflakes fall gently around you. Then warm up in your room – complete with fireplace and luxurious jet tub for two. Earn some extra smooches by ordering flowers or a specialty cake, or book a relaxing massage for two at the in-house spa.

Nestleton Sleigh Ride

To cap off your stay at this opulent B&B, you’ll enjoy a gourmet three-course brunch courtesy of your hosts, the Kiezebrink family. Their indulgent family recipes – think: home-made bread, local bacon, sausage and maple syrup, and buttery blueberry pancakes topped with fresh cream – make a tantalizing finish to your winter getaway.

After brunch, head to Historic Port Perry, a lakeside town boasting beautiful boutiques housed in authentic Victorian buildings. Visit jewelry artisans and browse designer clothes, gifts and more! Then treat your taste buds at one of the bistros and bakeries. Craft beer connoisseurs won’t want to miss the Old Flame Brewery Company. Drop in to sample their yummy, local ‘Brewers Board’ and take a tour with the Master Brewer for insider tips on where to find their craft beer around town (pro tip: check out the Cheesy Ale Soup from Marwan’s Global Bistro and the crunchy beer brittle from The Nutty Chocolatier.

Big Red at Old Flame

After a day in town, head east to the Great Blue Heron Casino. Set against the stunning backdrop of Scugog Island, the casino’s land and water theme honours the area’s First Nations heritage, while offering a relaxing and friendly guest experience.

Headwaters

Experience the arts and culture of Headwaters! Hibernate in style with live theatre, galleries and gourmet food experiences.

Check in to the Millcroft Inn & Spa in the quaint hamlet of Alton. Set within three historic buildings and known as the model of the country hotel, this Headwaters gem is brimming with charm. Treat yourself to a Croft room, which features a stone clad wood burning fireplace, as well as a private two-person outdoor hot tub overlooking quiet woodlands. For a truly memorable winter experience, melt away winter’s chill with a relaxing soak in the spa’s new hot springs.

Couple at Millcroft in Winter

Fine dining is on the menu at the Millcroft’s Headwaters Restaurant, where guests enjoy the best of local seasonal ingredients served up in classic French cuisine with a country flare.

If you’re in the mood for a night out, Orangeville offers a host of dining options, pubs and live entertainment. Start the evening with a cocktail or local brew at Forage. The restaurant focuses on local and organic foods, and offers gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan menu items. Theatre-lovers will want to check out the high-calibre productions of Theatre Orangeville as part of a memorable evening in Headwaters.

Spend a day of discovery at the Alton Mill Arts Centre! Tour the historic Alton Mill and get up close and personal with talented artists as they work in their studios. Then explore the galleries and stroll among the outdoor works of art. With a wide range of artists including potters, painters, photographers and wood workers, you are bound to find the perfect piece to add to your collection. After a day of artistic indulgence, relax with a nosh at the Mill’s café, which overlooks the fine artwork of the main gallery.

Alton Mill Pond

Detours Worth Taking

Dufferin County Museum and Archives
936029 Airport Rd, Mulmur, ON L9V 0L3
(519) 941-1114
www.dufferinmuseum.com

Dragon Legend
25 Lanark Rd, Markham, ON L3R 9Y7
905-940-1811
www.dragonlegend.ca

Town Hall 1873
302 Queen St, Port Perry, ON L9L 1J9
905-985-8181
www.townhall1873.ca

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