Summer fun in your own backyard! Check out these top 5 summer staycations in Ontario.
Last-minute plans for summer escapes are officially upon us! Whether you’re having your personal concierge team get started on your bookings or starting the search on your own, it’s no secret that while some restrictions are starting to ease up, travel plans are still – quite literally – up in the air.
In case you missed it, for Ontario residents who want to spend their vacation in this province in 2022, the provincial government has introduced a temporary tax credit to help them make it happen. So, if you’re craving a bit of holiday bliss, the best way to spend your vacation this summer might just be with an Ontario-based staycation.
From country cottages and quaint inns to luxe lodges and serene spas, in this blog, we’ll get into some stunning and fun-filled Ontario options you can explore when planning your upcoming summer staycation. The best part about not having to catch a flight? You can hit up more than a few of these destinations this summer!
Sure, Blue Mountain is widely recognized for its slopes and ski terrain, but who says you can’t enjoy the resort during sweet summertime? In fact, during the summer months, this popular resort is the perfect destination for golfing, sunbathing, swimming, biking, spas, hiking and more. You can shop and dine in the village, relax on the private sand beach, sightsee on the gondola or explore the gorgeous Georgian Trail.
Surrounded by 75 acres of Carolinian Forest and Olmsted-designed gardens, Langdon Hall is one of 14 properties in Canada recognized by Relais & Châteaux for a standard of excellence. Stay here and enjoy a tennis court, croquet lawn, and 12 km of scenic walking trails. Not only was its full-service spa named Top 25 Spas in Canada by the Spa Industry Association of Canada, but its on-site restaurant is the only one in Ontario to be awarded the Five-Diamond award from CAA/AAA for over 10 years. If you’re looking for timeless experiences, Langdon Hall is the place!
If you want to dive into Ontario’s cottage country, Deerhurst Resort is a great place to start. As one of the largest resorts in the province, Deerhurst features everything from hot tubs, spas, and pools (indoor and outdoor) to a golf course, fitness centre, hiking trails, and more. They also offer a range of rooms, from hotel rooms to kitted-out resort suites, so you can customize your level of luxury.
Hockley Valley Resort
Tale a load off with picturesque countryside views at Hockley Valley Resort. This family-friendly resort sits in the heart of Ontario and features numerous restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, hiking trails, upper and lower freestyle terrain parks, an 18-hole golf course, and more. Not to mention, its 8,000 sq. ft. full-service spa – which includes 16 treatment rooms and two lounges – will deliver the premium pampering experience you never knew you needed. The resort is also home to a 2-acre organic fruit and vegetable garden on-site, providing not only a wonderful view but almost all of the produce for its restaurants.
Muskoka Bay Resort
Just minutes away from the glistening lake Muskoka, this expansive resort features trails, rivers and lakes, amenities and activities for nearly every type of leisure seeker. During the day, you can play tennis, take a swim in the infinity pool, or go for a scenic hike. In the evening, you can wind down with a fancy cocktail at the Cliffside Restaurant and Bar, overlooking the stunning views of the Muskoka forestry.