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CHOOSE LOCAL! – Staycations

Staycation Ideas

2020 has squashed a lot of travel plans this year… but new plans can be made! One doesn’t have to travel far to find a peaceful oasis. This year consider exploring your own backyard! The Kawarthas are known as a tourist destination, and for good reason. We boast beautiful lakes and parks, unique shops and delicious eateries. Choose Local! this year and discover what the Kawarthas have to offer. We have pulled together some great staycation ideas from accommodation providers in our area.

**Please see note at the bottom regarding Province wide lockdown**

 

Village Inn Lakefield

Treat your loved ones to a weekend away at the Village Inn Lakefield with great packages like their “Girls Packages” or a “Couples Getaway”.  A great re-connect for old friends, moms and daughters, or just an inexpensive escape from everyday life. The Village Inn Girl’s Getaway is ideal for a bridal party, club excursion, or a ladies’ retreat. Accommodations for one night in one of the Village or Village Balcony rooms. Includes a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival, a Village Inn nylon shopping bag for each person and a $40pp dining credit at the always excellent Cassis Bistro, just steps from the Inn. Salon Sorella is located just across the street if you wish to reserve a spa service.

They also offer a Couples Getaway! Need a break from the kids, your job, or just the city? One nights accommodation in a balcony room or one bedroom suite. Get-away to Lakefield, in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes with the Village Inn Couples Getaway. Your getaway includes $80 dining credit for Cassis Bistro, your choice of red or white wine (non-alcoholic options available) and continental breakfast!

Village Inn

Burleigh Falls Inn

Time to look forward to a magical winter getaway! Burleigh Falls Inn is offering a variety of magical getaway packages for the 2020 Winter Season. Their Burleigh Bundle is perfect for avid skiers with a package for 2 Nights Accommodations and complimentary passes to the Kawartha Nordic Ski Club! If you and your partner need a break from your everyday, check out the Winter Romance Package which includes overnight accommodations (Thursdays or Sundays), a bottle of house wine, local chocolates, fruit & artisan cheeses with a charcuterie tray, and much more, perfect for rekindling those precious moments! And if you’re just looking to capture a cozy feeling, the Inn Comfort Package is just the ticket and includes overnight accommodations, breakfast, cozy robes, homemade cookies, and hot cocoa.

cheese board

Burleigh Falls Inn

Elmhirst Resort

Whether it’s the A-Mazing Lunch Escape, a Couch Potato Package, or a casual Sunday Best lunch, Elmhirst Resort has experience packages for all ages.

Their Fire & Ice Spa Getaway package offers the perfect opportunity to have a short break from the everyday while enjoying some special Fire and Ice treatments in the Spa. The package includes 2 nights accommodation in a comfortable waterfront cottage, one hour Fire and Ice Massage, your choice of one hour Fire and Ice Facial, I Feel the Earth Move Pedicure or Mani of My dreams Manicure. Also enjoy breakfast and dinner daily in the Hearthside Dining Room and access to all recreation facilities! Enjoy your time away – relax by the fire, go for a swim, enjoy nature trails, or take a walk along the water. Watch movies, play games or even workout in their indoor fitness facility. Just minutes from Keene, their a great winter getaway retreat!

Elmhirst Resort

Elmhirst Resort

 

Pine Vista Resort

Head to Pine Vista Resort for your staycation and choose from 3 different winter packages: a 2-Night Winter Romantic Retreat for Two (separate weekend and weekday packages), a 2-Night Winter Girls Getaway, or the 2-Night Winter Invigoration Package.

You and your special someone can enjoy a romantic weekend away with two nights beside a wood fireplace, a whirlpool bath, a complimentary bottle of wine, or take advantage of the great outdoors and go cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking. If it’s just the girls you can enjoy 2 nights in a cottage or resort townhouse with full kitchen, whirlpool bath, TV/DVD combo, 6 complimentary movie rentals, popcorn and a bottle of wine or two to unwind and catch up with your gal pals. If winter is your season then check out the Winter Invigoration package, bring your mittens and toque and plan for a few days skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, or ice skating. Then in the evenings, warm up beside a wood fireplace or take advantage of the whirlpool bath.

Pine Vista Resort

Pine Vista Resort

 

Shambhala Bed & Breakfast

Whether it’s a King, Queen, or Family getaway, Shambhala is a great place to look for a getaway. Set within 44 acres of beautiful Buckhorn wilderness, take a weekend to enjoy all that your own backyard has to offer.  The B&B is ideal for all nature lovers, wildlife photographers and outdoor enthusiasts. Walk along the trails or venture into the wild to view the animals and the nature that surrounds. Each day and every visit offers a new experience and a chance to explore nature at it’s finest.

Right now, they’re also offering a Yuletide Tea and Tour daily from 1:00 – 4:00 pm until January 30th, where you can relax and enjoy their Signature High Tea with homemade goodies, coffee, and tea! $30 (minimum of 6 per reservation).

Shambhala Bed & Breakfast

Shambhala Bed & Breakfast

 

Viamede Resort

Nestled on Stoney Lake, Viamede Resort is the perfect wintery escape. Head out in the great outdoors by going on a self-guided hike along nearby trails, snowshoeing or ice skating, or stay curled up inside with a board game and enjoy the daily hot chocolate bar. They have rooms, suites and private cottages! Give them a call to figure out which accommodation is best for you! Whether you’re looking to gift yourself a weekend away this holiday season or looking ahead to Family Day or March Break, Viamede Resort has got you covered.

family

Viamede Resort

 

Stay in the Kawarthas

These are just a few of the amazing accommodation providers in our area, for a more extensive list please visit our directory. Now is the time to spend with family, explore your region and to Choose Local! This winter consider a staycation!

***Please Note this blog was posted before the announcement of the Province wide lockdown. Please think of a Staycation when it is safe to do so. If you are unable to enjoy your staycation year please support these wonderful local accommodation providers by purchasing a gift certificate as a gift or a present to yourself. Stay Safe and Choose Local***