Strolls on the beach, wine by the fire, sunset on the dock: make romantic memories together at Ontario Resorts
Taking time together as a couple is so essential, but it’s not always easy. With all the demands of work, family, social life, and bills to pay, sometimes we forget the importance of just taking some “us time.”
Sometimes we might wish there was a middle ground between “nodding off on the couch while watching Netflix” and “taking that dream romantic vacation we’ll probably never be able to afford.”
But what if we could stay in our home province, do a whole bunch of fun activities together during the day, then unwind at night with the classic stroll on the beach or wine by the fireplace?
We’ve got some good news: at Ontario’s resorts, you can do exactly that.
Resort amenities are guest-focused; staff are there to take care of your needs as you have them. And there are tons of activities you can do together over the course of a weekend, or longer.
Imagine a weekend where your day starts with breakfast together overlooking the lake. An early hike and then a dip in the lake to cool off. Maybe some stand up paddleboarding, or kayaking to explore the waterway, before heading up to the lodge for a pre-dinner drink on the deck. After a candlelit dinner, head out to the field with a blanket to watch the stars before retiring to your well-appointed room. And then do it all over again.
Resorting is all about doing meaningful things together, rediscovering intimacy, and creating memories that you’ll always look back on with fondness, and can do again and again and again.
Let us suggest a few of Ontario’s resorts that have facilities especially appealing to couples. Some of them even have their own packages crafted for romance. Read on...
Beachwood Resort (Kawarthas)
1,400 feet of waterfront, lakeside heated, outdoor saltwater pool, watersports with equipment provided, lakeside campfires, fine dining at Frederick’s at Beachwood.
Blue Mountain Resort (Georgian Bay)
In addition to a ton of exciting and unique activities, Blue Mountain features nearby restaurants and nightlife, no fewer than three spas, and a specialized romance package.
Blue Water Acres Resort (Muskoka)
Situated on the beautiful Lake of Bays, this relaxing destination boasts: “We’re close enough to be a convenient getaway, and far enough to leave it all behind!” The resort features a 400-foot beach, boating, campfires, an indoor pool with whirlpool and sauna, and nearby nice local restaurants. With a choice of luxury or traditional cottages, enjoy the amazing sunset from your cottage deck.
Briars Resort (Lake Simcoe)
Lake Simcoe is close to Toronto, but the magnificent lake view at this resort will transport you to another world. Features a beach with swimming and 100-foot dock, Lady Simcoe cruise, kayak expeditions, and more. Check out the Spa Getaway Specials or Mid-Week Romance Escape package.
Couples Resort (Algonquin Park)
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, this couples-only resort is designed for just that! Enjoy the lake swimming, heated outdoor pool, service and self-serve patios, and summer sports centre. Each stay includes free passes to Algonquin Park, check the website for all-inclusive packages and last-minute deals.
Glen House Resort (1000 Islands)
The 1000 Islands is one of Southern Ontario’s most picturesque spots, and this resort is nestled in the heart of it. Lounge in the on-site spa, swim in the indoor and outdoor pools, enjoy river attractions, and choose from the casual fine dining of Shipman’s Dining Room, with its beautiful view, or pub fare at Smuggler’s Lounge. Check out the Romance Package.
Killarney Lodge (Algonquin Park)
If you’re looking to get away from it all, this is a great bet: this resort is deep in Algonquin Park, and designed for escape. The cabins are radio, TV and phone-free (Wi-Fi is available at their arts & crafts gallery to satisfy your digital needs). With swimming, hiking and biking trails, and fine dining as well as packed lunches for your excursions included, this is a true wilderness getaway with all the comforts on top.
Millcroft Inn & Spa (Caledon)
The village of Caledon offers a rural getaway, right in the Greater Toronto Area! In addition to walking trails, bike rentals, outdoor sports, fitness room and spa treatments, outdoor hot springs pools are included in your overnight stay. Check out the R&R Rekindle the Romance Package.
Rocky Crest Resort (Muskoka) - ChooseThis beautiful Muskoka retreat features a beach, outdoor heated pools and hot tub outdoor sports, boating, and the Beginnings Spa for some deep R&R.
Sherwood Inn (Muskoka) - Choose from a big list of outdoor and indoor sports, games room, fitness centre, or lounge on the beach. Then snuggle up by the big fireplace with marshmallows include. For your special getaway, see the romantic retreats and couples dinner packages
Westwind Inn (Kawarthas) - This “comfy, casual, inviting rustic lodge” features a beach, outdoor pool, bonfire pits, hiking and biking trails, and even hammocks built for two. Many rooms have heart-shaped jacuzzis for two: it doesn’t get more old-school romantic than that!