Need a getaway from the hustle of everyday life? A rustic bed and breakfast winter getaway North of Toronto could be just what you need to get grounded. Whether you like snowshoeing, skiing, horseback riding or just sitting by the fire these B & B’s are perfect wintertime retreats.
Originally built in 1836, this log home (with newer additions) is nestled amongst the rolling hills of Caledon. The Inn is a private retreat, located on ten acres and is canopied by 150-year-old trees. This makes it a great space to enjoy quiet time, nature and a variety of visiting wildlife. It offers a 1,200 square foot, two bedroom family suite with queen size beds that accommodates up to four people, two separate Suites both with queen size beds, and focuses on using local ingredients for their hearty homemade breakfasts.
If you want to explore the nearby area, the Inn is eight minutes from the Caledon Equestrian Centre and ten minutes from the historical towns of Palgrave, Bolton, and Caledon East. Also nearby is the Albion Hills Conservation Area, Caledon Trailway, and Humber Heritage Trails. www.innonthemoraine.com
Photo by: Country Hill Farm
Enjoy a winter retreat on this 30-acre breeding farm and Equestrian Centre in Goodwood, just 40 minutes North of Toronto. You can relax and enjoy the manor house and gourmet meals created by the owner-manager. Or, be adventurous and either learn to horseback ride or improve your riding skills at the award-winning facilities. The farm has a large indoor arena, outdoor sand ring, and a scenic network of trails for riding in the beautiful Oak Ridges Moraine.
If you don’t want to drive, take the Go Train or Bus, and the farm will pick you up at the Stouffville Station for $15.
A rustic ranch with 30-kilometre views, The Ranch is a fully functioning horse breeding farm located on 113 acres in Port Perry. You can venture outdoors for landscape and wildlife photography, on-site hiking/snowshoe trails, or enjoy some interaction with the equine family. The host also provides complimentary use of easels, paints, and artistic materials for you to dream, draw, and create artwork.
The Ranch offers two rooms with queen beds and a shared bath, and one with a twin/king combination and an ensuite, and serves a chuckwagon style breakfast buffet.
B&B At The Ranch is minutes away from downtown Port Perry and the Great Blue Heron Casino. Also, there is an extensive trail system surrounding Port Perry where you can cross country ski and snowmobile.
So, if you’re looking for a winter weekend getaway North of Toronto, one of these rustic bed and breakfasts might be the best solution for a respite from the hurry of everyday life.