Escape the Holidays!

Dreaming of a white Christmas without all the fuss of entertaining? Or, perhaps, it’s not a holiday you celebrate, or rather, a mini retreat is calling your name. Whatever your reason, an escape to this winter wonderland just north of Toronto is where you’re headed!

Reserve a holiday package at The Briars Resort and Spa and you’ll never need to leave the grounds, unless of course you want to. Book a relaxing spa treatment as well to complete your stay!  Once you check in, explore the picturesque grounds and gorgeous views of Lake Simcoe.  Enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, skating or a horse drawn sleigh ride through the grounds. Pack your skis, and check out the stunning cross-country ski trails near the resort.  Or if you’re feeling a bit more daring, head to The ROC for some exhilarating fun snowtubing. Dine on site at one of the Briars dining rooms, with either casual or fine dining offerings, or venture off-site to Lake Simcoe Arms, an authentic British pub, with great food, a wide selection of beers on tap, plus weekend entertainment. End the night back at the Briars with a hot chocolate or a Hot Toddy while sitting around the nightly bonfire.

The Briars The Briars WinterOutdoor Skating

Wake up in this winter paradise and go for a brisk outdoor hike. Then head back indoors for a relaxing swim or, perhaps, that spa treatment you reserved in advance.  Whatever you choose, enjoy the tranquility of this mini escape.   Before returning home, consider a slight detour through Sutton. Drive to High St. and explore Georgina’s vibrant art scene with a pit stop at the Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery and be sure to visit the Gallery Shop for some unique handcrafted finds made by local artisans.

Georgina Arts Centre Gallery