B&Bs for R&R
You know you could use a break. (Us too.) Here are a few spots we’re looking at for our next night away—each has quaint bedrooms and breakfast served by a gracious host.
40 Young St.
Located in a historic Victorian from home, the B&B is in the perfect spot for those travelling in from Toronto or from eastern Ontario and Quebec.
Accommodations: Four deluxe rooms done up in both classic and modern furnishings; fine linens; pillowtop mattresses; en suites include air conditioning, ceiling fans, robes, high-speed internet.
One reason to visit: The inn is a convenient locale for those interested in nature getaways. Presqui’ile Provincial Park is along the waterfront and there’s plenty of hiking, biking, swimming and bird-watching to be had.
115 10th Line, RR1
Hit the trails after a great sleep. The B&B sits atop a hill and is surrounded by the lush, majestic Ganaraska Forest.
Accommodations: Private suite of rooms; king-sized bed; kettle with complimentary herbal teas; private patio.
One reason to visit: The views. The property is chock full of gorgeous gardens and in the summer, there are amazing views of the lake.
14 North St.
Port Hope, Ont.
Steps away from downtown Port Hope’s heritage district, the Plantation is a sanctuary—guests say they feel relaxed upon arrival.
Accommodations: Three rooms to choose from; plush king-size beds; spa bathroom (high-flow rain shower); waffle-weave robes and slippers.
One reason to visit: The property’s perennial gardens. Go in the warm months and relax with a cold drink and a good book while you take in the botanicals.
1969 Burnbrae Rd.
The name says it all, right? This oasis is just five minutes from downtown but it feels super rural with the retreat’s 15 acres of private wooded trails. Prepare to hike in the warmer months and snowshoe in winter. Or just relax and get your yoga on.
Accommodations: Comfortable beds; beautiful, calming views; simple furnishings; hardwood floors.
One reason to visit: They had us at daily morning yoga, meditation and breakfast.
804 Hudson St.
Their tagline is “a nice pause amidst life’s rush”—they’re singing our song. Located on the waterfront, Wayne and Ruth Ann’s inn is in a cottage-y community surrounded by all the trails and parks you could ask for.
Accommodations: The Hudson Room is spacious with a four-poster bed, lots of seating and an adjacent sitting room with a TV.
One reason to visit: There’s just one room so you’re bound to have a quiet, relaxing stay.