Snowshoe romantic getaways for couples, or families in Ontario resort and lodge destinations north of Toronto GTA. A fresh outdoor experience for winter exercise and fitness. More than 30 Snowshoeing package getaways are featured below:
Please note all prices for packages, getaways, room rates and activities are subject to change and may not be available at the time of booking. Come back to our site often for up-to-date packages for specific time periods.
Couples & Algonquin Park & Ice Hiking
Cozy log cabins and relaxing calmness in nature.
Algonquin Park is our quiet nature, and we invented Ice Hiking for you!
Ice Hiking is a fun, easy and safe winter trail walking activity for all couples.
Adventure Lodge is a couples retreat that is quiet, set with the wilderness.
All cabins have a warmth that is inviting to relax in. Crackling fires in all cabins.
Come to Algonquin Park and rejuvenate your soul with your partner.
Free 3rd Night
- Free Breakfast served hot.
- Free Hot served 3-course dinner (comfort gluten free food is our specialty).
- $0.00 Corkage fee. byow & byob
- All Cabins heated with king bed and real wood fireplace, TV with BluRay player.
- 3 Cabins have the fireplace – 6 Cabins have both the fireplace and the double Jacuzzi.
- Free Daily use of firewood for fireplace.
- Free Daily Algonquin Park pass. Perfect for hiking on Algonquin trails.
- Free wifi access in main lodge or on the porch of the main lodge.
Winter: Free SnowShoe and IceHiking (crampons and ski poles) Gear.
Nearby (extra costs):
• Horseback Riding & Dog Sledding & Cross Country Ski Trails.
Your Super-Hosts Ken and Penny. We open for Winter starting December 26th.
Experience a winter wonderland of rugged Canadian Shield, majestic hardwood forests, old growth white pine, hemlock and yellow birch. Ski or snowshoe to cliff-top lookouts and spectacular ice falls. Catch a glimpse of wildlife such as moose, deer, owls, martens, grouse and much more. The Frost Centre ski and snowshoe trails offer adventure and discovery for the whole family, only three hours north of the GTA.
Cross country ski on 26km of groomed and track set trails for the morning, take a break or eat lunch by the woodstove in the historic towermans cabin and then head out for an afternoon of snowshoeing on 11km of backcountry snowshoe trails overlooking beautiful St. Nora Lake.
3 day Algonquin Park dogsled, snowshoe and backcountry ski adventures
3 day award winning Algonquin Park winter adventure “Footsteps of the Pioneer”
Join the BEST WINTER PACKAGE IN CANADA “Footsteps” – as selected by the Canadian Tourism Commission. This 3-day Algonquin Park winter trip offers a sample of winter adventures including dog sledding, back country skiing, and snowshoeing.
Algonquin Park Winter Cabin Rentals for Snowshoe, Ski and Dogsled
Solar powered Algonquin Park Winter Cabin Rentals
Snowshoe and Chalet under Winter Rentals
Our Snowshoe and Chalet package offers a great opportunity for those who love to enjoy winter’s wonderland. Stay at our solar powered chalet and snowshoe and/or backcountry ski – right from your doorstep.
Algonquin Park 3 Day Winter Lodge Adventure
The Algonquin Park 3-Day Winter Lodge Adventure offers fantastic opportunities for back country snowshoeing and skiing. While Algonquin Park is Canada’s most popular canoe trip destination, few people have experienced the stunning beauty of the Park in winter.
Algonquin Dog Sled Day Trip
Experience an authentic day of dog sledding at the northwest corner of Algonquin Park. Learn how to work with a dog team including how to hook up and harness a team of huskies. Mush your team through the scenic winter wonderland. If you love dogs, you will love this experience ! The Algonquin park dog sled day trip features a 90 minute lesson including orientation, hook up and harness followed by a 4 hour mush. Each team has two people per sled and a team of 5 to 6 huskies. The day trip runs from 9am to 3pm.
This is a classic Algonquin park winter adventure combining a 2 day Algonquin dogsled expedition and one night winter camping in a heated prospector tent. Dog sled expeditions travel with 2 per sled , six dogs per team. Don’t worry about experience as you will receive a thorough lesson and orientation before heading to the dog yard. This is an authentic winter adventure where you will be driving the sled and working with the dogs. The experience is very physical. Accommodation is shared in large prospector tents, heated by wood stove.
Get ready for 2 adrenaline packed days of winter thrills ! The Algonquin Park Dogsled and Snowmobile adventure offers a chance to drive your own team of huskies and learn all about dog sledding as well as a full day of snowmobiling. Relax and unwind with three nights accommodation – two a lakeside Inn and one at the solar powered Algonquin Cottage Outpost.Three dogsled mushers and over 400 dogs make Algonquin Park’s north west corner one of the world’s top centers for Dog-sledding. Equally amazing is the snowmobiling! The Ontario Federation of snowmobile clubs maintains 1000′s of kilometers of world class snowmobile trails.
Closer to home, we have a short nature trail that makes a nice place to stretch your legs. In winter, why not bring along the snowshoes or we have some for rent. If you are looking for longer trail systems to hike, bike, snowshoe or simply explore there are several in the area. Trail runners and mountain bikers can explore the B102 off Otter Lake Lane or even the trails across from civic address 554 on Arbor Vitae Road. Further afield, the Bear Mountain Trail system is found 13 km west of the resort on the south side of Highway 60. It leads to a great vantage point and a series of trails at the north end of nearby Bark Lake. The Thomas P Murray Recreation Trails south of Barry’s Bay on Highway 62 are equally impressive. Of course many prefer to explore nearby Algonquin Provincial Park where several trails are found along Highway 60. We provide maps and free use of the local Backroad Mapbook to help you pick (and find) the trail of choice.
Getaway and enjoy the magic of winter. Explore a variety of snowshoe and cross-country ski trails that wind through the heart of the Canadian Shield. Experience a winter wonderland on a rented snowmobile, a horse-drawn wagon ride or by skating on the frozen lake. Afterwards, head inside to the indoor pool, whirlpool, games room or fitness room. Or, book a relaxing massage before dinner. Weekends bring you speciality seminars, family activity programs and dancing to the wonderful music of Jamie Williams.
Winter Weekend Packages
January 19 – February 11 & February 23 – March 4, 2019
2 Night Package from $330/pp
Breakfast & Dinner Daily, 2 Children Free
Let’s go Snowshoeing!
Plan a wonderful 2 nights stay in a Log Cabin with private hot to or 2-3 bedroom cottage with living room with a glass doored woodstove, fully equipped kitchen, deck with WEBER BBQ overlooking Boshkung Lake.
Ice fishing on site
10 mins to the Frost Centre the Algonquin Highlands Trails office rents nordic ski and snowshoe equipment and has amazing groomed trails
For Nordic or Downhill, skiing, boarding or snow shoeing- Haliburton Highlands is the place to be!
We have 100’s of kms of groomed trails and Sir Sam’s has 17 downhill runs and our guests enjoy discounted rates.
Please give us a call to book and we’ll be happy to help organize your outing 1 888 368 3147.
A Winter Getaway in Your Own Lakeside Cabin With Fireplace at Cedar Grove Lodge
Cedar Grove Lodge offers lakeside cabins, some of them log, all with a wood burning stone fireplace. (we supply all wood and firelogs free of charge) All rates include 2 or 3 meals daily. Packed lunches available for those heading out for the day.
- Skating on our lake rink, a real treat for anyone who has never skated outside on a snowy lake.
- Snowshoeing in the woods or on the lake.
- Ice fishing in our aptly named “Penguin” fish hut.
- Cross Country Skiing on our groomed trails.
- Free use of all our winter equipment.
- Relaxing by a fire with a book or board game in your own lakeside cabin.
- late 2:00 check outs (11 for weekly or 5 night midweek pkgs)
Winter 2018 rates from $136 per person per night including 3 meals per day. 5 night mid-week from $605 per person including 14 meals and 5 nights lakeside cottage accommodation
Cedars of Lake Eugenia is a family oriented housekeeping resort on Eugenia Lake. We have traditional 2 bedroom cottages, and modern 3 bedroom Lakefront chalets located right on the beach facing the west (for a perfect sunset!). Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen including microwave, LED TV, gas BBQ, private fire pit and deck.
Winter with Style
There is no place like Lake Eugenia and the Beaver Valley in Winter. Close to skiiing, caving, snowshoe hiking, snowmobile trails, and much more! If you have never been to this part of Ontario, now is the time. All of our Cottages and Chalets are fully equipped with kitchens, Gas BBQ’s, your own fire pit and fireplace. We are just 30 minutes from Blue Mountain Village and all that Georgian Bay has to offer. Pack the car, leave the watch at home and come and make some new memories!
Couples Rejuvenating in Algonquin Park Nature!!
Relax in Algonquin Nature. Intimately Couples Romantic. Resort Activities to Please.
Come feed the birds on a walk, come see all the stars at night, come and revive.
All Inclusive. 5-STAR Luxury. 64,000 Facebook Likes and Counting!
“Stay Connected. Valentine’s Every Day!”
Renew in our full service organic and natural “Eminence” SPA with Esthetics and RMT.
Love Animals, Hug a Horse and take a ride or Pet a Husky and take a mush.
*3rd NIGHT FREE ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE
All-Inclusive: 1st Class, 5 Course Gourmet Dinner & Breakfast-in-bed
a) All Foodies = Menus for Meat lovers, Vegans and Gluten Free and Halal
b) $0.00 Wine Corkage Fee
c) Daily live Musicians
All Lakeside Cabins & Lakeside Suites with breathtaking views:
d) Crackling Wood Burning Fireplace with Free Firewood
e) Soothing Private Hot Tub on a Private Deck, Lakefront
f) In-room soaking Jacuzzi
g) Free entertaining Netflix
Free: Algonquin Park Trails and 2 Museums Pass.
NEW = Guaranteed Daily = Free IceHiking (walking crampons & ski poles) fun, easy and safe.
Free Snowshoes and Ice Skates and Cross Country equipment.
Book Now! Also, Gift Certificates Available On-Line.
Winter Getaway Midweek Special – Save Up To 15% on your nightly rate midweek
January 2 – March 14, 2019
Deerhurst Resort is your ultimate spot to experience Muskoka’s winter wonderland. Book your winter vacation or getaway and save up to 15% with our winter special. Packed with outdoor fun like cross-country skiing, snowmobile tours, fat biking and skating plus great Muskoka dining, finding your ideal winter escape is easy.
Rate: From $136+*/night midweek
A nightly resort fee includes the use of snowshoes, cross-country skis, skates and more!
*Rate is per room, per night, based on double occupancy (two adults per room). Up to two children 18 years and under share parents’ room free. Rates shown are applicable to select accommodation and may fluctuate based on dates and availability. Minimum stays and blackout dates may apply. A limited number of rooms are available on this offer. Cannot be combined with any other discount, promotion or group rate. HST and resort fee are additional.
Any time of year is a great time to visit the Collingwood/Blue Mountain Region, with so much to do for the whole family. Experience the excellent grounds with miles of trails to explore or take a few minutes’ drive from our resort to the famous Blue Mountains or visit the picturesque village. After your adventure is complete, take a moment to unwind in our indoor hot tub or relax in our guest rooms.
Living Stone Golf Resort presents the Stay & Breakfast Package to enhance your experience in Collingwood. With our delicious selection of hot and cold breakfast items, our full breakfast buffet is the perfect way to prepare you for a day of fun activities across the resort.
- Accommodation in one of our guest rooms
- Hot breakfast for each person in the room
- $65 worth of Resort Activity Dollars
The Near-North: one of Canada’s best-loved eco-tourism destinations, renowned for its pristine waterways, sprawling woodlands, and abundant wildlife… Mattawa River Resort continues the great tradition of Canadian hospitality in a natural setting that is unmatched in the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature and the many flavors of local culture.
Whether a romantic getaway, a wedding celebration, a family vacation, fishing trip or a corporate retreat, expect the very best of Canadian culture and hospitality in every way, throughout your stay. From the casual comfort of our well-appointed cottages and cabins to hearty, homemade entrees prepared with care in our all-new Cardinal Restaurant, our attention to detail and commitment to your satisfaction makes all the difference between a good vacation and a great one! We also offer a multitude of outdoor activities and wilderness adventure experiences that will usher you into a world far-removed from the grind of urban life.
At Mattawa River Resort, every element of your vacation experience is a reflection of our core principle of appreciation for these historic lands and those who have shared them throughout history. We look forward to welcoming you!
Offering snowshoeing trails and cross country skiing…Then curl up by the fire and have a hot chocolate and read your favourite book. Just what the doctor ordered.
Set out for a day of adventure, fun, and pure joy as you explore our hundreds of kilometres of pristine trails….as well, there are back-country trails for the more adventurous to enjoy!!
Offering snowshoeing trails and cross country skiing…Then curl up by the fire and have a hot chocolate and read your favourite book. Just what the doctor ordered.
Daily Trail Passes $26/adult Senior, Student and Child rates available
Half day, evening and multi passes area also available.
Trail passes from December 2018 to March 2019
Adult $55, 12 and under $35, Family $155
Snow comes to our area in November and doesn’t leave until April, which gives us a very long winter season to enjoy.
In the winter, snow blankets the area with majestic beauty. Trekking by cross country skis or snowshoes allows visitors to view the areas’ breathtaking sights. You can also bring your skates and skate on the rink that is available right outside your door. For those who would like to snowmobile, the lodge is only a mile from the OFSC Trail F system. Unlike trails in southern Ontario and the Northern US that are packed with snowmobiles, we have the luxury of hundreds of miles of pristine trails right outside your door with no bumper to bumper traffic. There are also many lakes in the area with excellent ice fishing for Walleye and Trout.
Bring plenty of film and memory cards so friends, family and co-workers can enjoy the beauty you experienced. Take pictures of one of the greatest winter paradises in the world.
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Guided Snowshoe Excursion
December – March | $10 pp + accommodation
Immerse yourself in the winter wonderland of Wasaga Beach. Depart from the Resort and enjoy a guided snowshoeing tour along the beach and trails of Wasaga Beach. Learn about the history and sights of the area, stop for some snow play and fort building and enjoy some hot chocolate along the way. Return back to the Resort to enjoy a roasted hot dog over the camp fire. 3 hrs. 2pm – 5pm. Must be booked at least 1 week in advance.
Bring your mittens and put on your toque as you set out for an adventure. With 8 hours use of our winter recreation equipment per person, you can try cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, or skating. If you find a favourite you can perfect your skills on our groomed trails or rink on the lake. Enjoy 2 nights in a cottage or resort townhouse with full kitchen, whirlpool bath, TV/DVD, wood fireplace & deck with BBQ plus all resort facilities including our “hot tub under the stars”, indoor hot tub, games and fitness rooms, and groomed trails. Treat yourself to a therapeutic massage or visit a local spa for some pampering & relaxation. A great way for couples, friends or the family to get outdoors and enjoy winter.
Scenic Caves Nordic Adventures – snowshoeing
Explore 10 km of pristine snowshoe trails winding through a 200 year old forest of magnificent 100 foot tall maple beech and oak trees on 370 acres of the Niagara escarpment. Snowshoe across Southern Ontario’s Longest Suspension Footbridge providing spectacular 10,000 sq. km. views. Perched high atop the mountain, the unique geographic location provides an excellent elevation for snow conditions and consistent temperatures. Warm up by a roaring fire in the rustic chalet serving delicious hot foods. Reserve a spot on guided night snowshoe hikes. Rent the newest technology in snowshoe equipment by leading manufacturers. Open 7 days per week from December to March, including holidays.
Guided Night Snowshoe Hikes at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
Late December 2019 through March 2020 – check website for schedule
Strap on your snowshoes for a night-time hike, where stars and shadows create a dramatic setting for adventure. Professional staff members guide your group on a 1 ½ to 2 hour romp through an enchanting winter wonderland. Experience beautiful trails that wind through a mature forest of 100 foot tall trees, sparkling views of the countryside at the Suspension Bridge and breathtaking lookouts from the top of the Niagara Escarpment. No experience is required and the pace is moderate. Recommended for ages 8-10 and older. Night snowshoe hikes are scheduled for most Saturday nights and run weather-permitting. If there is no snow, guests will be advised to wear hiking boots instead. Reservations required.
We recognize that getting here with enough time to truly enjoy Friday is sometimes difficult so we are offering a 50 percent discount on Friday nights rate if you book Saturday night at our regular price. Enjoy a full weekend of relaxation, dining, spa and quiet recreation activity.
- Nightly accommodations
- Access to all on-site recreation facilities
As the closest year round resort to Johnstons Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery (just 7 minutes away), we are proud to partner with them on a unique and memory filled Canadiana winter experience. Don’t forget to pack your skates so you can enjoy their 1.2km ice trail loop around 12 acres of cranberries. *Skate rentals are available at Johnstons! With Boreal forest on one side and cranberry beds on the other, this is a one-of-a-kind Muskoka experience. Stop by the waterfalls and warm up by the crackling fire. Head back to the winery for some hot mulled cranberry cider or wine (you can even take it out on the trail!). Package includes the Bog to Bottle Tour for two guests!
With Sherwood Inn’s quaint, authentic Muskoka charm, breathtaking surroundings and Lake Joseph views, is it any wonder that it would be the perfect place to bring that special someone for a romantic adult escape? Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just want to say ‘I love you’, there is no better way to say it than with a stay at Sherwood Inn.
- On-site accommodation
- Bottle of house wine in your guest room upon arrival
- Daily breakfast for two
- 4 Course Dinner for two on one night (Advance reservations required)
Best of Winter
December 27- March 31, 2019 Offered Tuesday-Sunday & Holidays
Why settle or compromise when you can have it all? There is so much to enjoy at Sir Sam’s Inn and “The Best of Winter” package offers you a taste of everything! You will enjoy 3-nights’ accommodation in a lakeside room, well-appointed with a whirlpool bath or spacious relaxing tub and wood-burning fireplace. Join us in our Twin Fires dining room each night for 3-course gourmet dinners as well as a made-to-order Country Breakfast each morning. Then, get out and enjoy winter in the highlands with a 2-hour exhilarating dogsled tour (am or pm) and 2 one-day downhill passes at Sir Sam’s Ski Hill. After your day on the trails, enjoy all that Sir Sam’s has to offer including the WaterSpa and two relaxation massage treatments (non RMT). Available Wednesday-Saturday and Holidays all winter long, this is the premiere package for anyone who wants to get the most out of their winter vacation.
For whatever you’re seeking, Viamede is your personal resort. The sky’s the limit when it comes to your perfect vacation.
We like to keep things simple, and that applies to our rates too.
Viamede’s signature breakfast
Access to all resort amenities
Our full recreation program
Free parking and Wifi
All service charges, resort fees, marketing fees, and other charges are included in your room rate. Just add the tax.
Due to popular demand, we have several add-ons available to help you plan your budget. These don’t save you money, but they help you plan ahead. See our website for details.
Westwind Inn, the perfect destination for the holidays! A winter wonderland…So Romantic! An Intimate, scenic destination. Enjoy the weekend relax, soak in the outdoor hot tub surrounded with freshly fallen snow. Embrace all winters Magical beauty; Ski, skate on the lake, and snowshoe through the forest, we include all equipment here on sight. Invigorating days and delightful evenings. Fireside dining complemented with a selection from our wine list. Custom select your choice of accommodations and packages. All rooms offer the comforts of your log cabin inspired decor, complete with personal balcony and fireplace. 4 private Suites in the “chalet”, So private. Mostly Adults. Not only for Honeymoons! Rustic details- pine floors, cedar ceiling, huge sofa & wing chair, 4 poster bed, large balcony deck by the lake. Many upgraded lodge rooms have a heart shaped jetted tubs for two inquire. Festive and cozy lakeside cedar lodge on the shore of a Buckhorn lake in a wilderness setting yet close to all amenities, 90 min from Toronto. the perfect setting for all occasions. Located just 90 minutes north east of Toronto, 20 KM north of Peterborough, 3 KM east of Buckhorn, let Westwind Inn A tradition! Spend time doing what matters, and leave the details to us.
Experience the stunning nature, awe inspiring art, fascinating history, fine folk, and warm hospitality of Haliburton County.
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Walk into Winter
Take a walk on the wild side. Start your day with an introduction to snowshoes – history, types, techniques, and tips. After some practice you will head out on a wilderness walk with a winter travel expert to discover the ecology of winter and the finer points of winter travel and survival. You will also enjoy some good stories, warm hospitality, and a tasty bush lunch prepared over a campfire.
Snowshoe Like a Canadian
Snowshoeing is a traditional and popular modern way of winter travel for Canadians. An expert guide will help you explore the ecology, heritage, culture and neat natural places of the Haliburton Highlands.
A pleasant welcome awaits you as you come and relax on the peaceful shores of Granary Lake, with four of our House Keeping cottages available for the winter months. Enjoy hiking, snow shoeing, snowmobiling and our picturesque white wonderland. We are located half way between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, ON.
Daily Package from $165 per cottage, Three day packages from $400 per cottage, Weekly packages from $895 per cottage. B&B price is $90 cdn. per person, per night
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Family resort on Ahmic Lake, 1,2,3 and 5 bedroom HK cottages, new renovated, mostly lakefront, some with their own private hot tub, fireplaces, Swiss-Canadian style restaurant/bar, winter activities like snowshoeing, explore our trails through our bush or head on out onto the lake, x-country skiing, snowmobiling with direct access to C104D, etc.
- 2 nights accommodation
- Breakfast and dinner on Saturday
- Free use of snowshoes
- Upgrade to cottage with hot tub $20 per person
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Private 3-in-1 Parry Sound Cottage Rental
Comfortable and cozy accommodations for up to 24 people.
Offers complete privacy in a winter wonderland.
Conveniently located to enjoy many fun outdoor activities.
Conveniently located just 2 hours north of Toronto, Aisling Lakehouse can be that home away from home for your whole family. Our warm and comfortable cottage rental has 9 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, and includes all the indoor and outdoor amenities you need to wholeheartedly experience winter fun with friends and family.
A Great way to spend a family weekend enjoying a true Canadian Winter
Are you dreaming of having everyone together for a winter weekend but can’t find a place big enough to host? Pack up the sleds, stock up the cheer, and bring the whole bunch up to our winter wonderland and private lake house that will be all yours for the weekend! With room enough for 24, you will all enjoy taking the weekend to lounge, laugh, feast and play amidst the quiet thrill of endless woodlands and your own private lake. Amazing Family Memories Guaranteed!
All cottages are self catering and have cozy fireplaces, internet connection, TV and well equipped kitchen facilities.
On Lake of Bays, at Dwight, just 15 minutes from Algonquin Park, Arrowhead parks famous skating trail or Hidden Valley alpine skiing centre. We are a simple 2.75 hour drive from the 401/400 area of Toronto.
20 km private groomed ski and snowshoe trails on our 600 acre site start at your door. Sledders have easy access to OFSC trails and we have fuel on site.
Rates from $175 per night per cottage. Visit our web site at www.bondi-cottage-resort.com for full price schedules, many more details and special packages or mid-week price reductions all winter long.
Snowshoe through a silent world of winter beauty, and see the Bruce Peninsula at its best! We welcome couples, and groups up to 6 people, for this relaxing getaway. Here’s what to expect:
- Two night’s stay in one of our gorgeous, private rooms.
- Two wholesome, farm fresh breakfasts.
A shuttled snowshoe hike. We’ve got all the equipment; just bring warm clothing and boots.
Our world-famous “Snowshoer’s Reward” Lunch, made for hungry hikers.
As an optional add-on, take a late afternoon horse-drawn sleigh ride: a beautiful woodland tour among hundreds of acres of forest.
This lovely SLEIGHS AND SNOWSHOES GETAWAY is usually available from January to early March. See you soon!
ROMANCE THE STARS GETAWAY
A unique getaway! Sleep outside or inside, under the stars! Choose either our outdoor Woodland Suite (a giant clear roof gazebo) or our indoor Constellation Suite, under a 10-foot skylight! ROMANCE THE STARS includes:
- Two nights stay in one of our gorgeous, private wilderness experience rooms.
- An amazing extra: see planets and stars through our 10-inch telescope all year!
A fully shuttled and catered Bruce Trail hike to a fabulous destination.
Two special gourmet breakfasts for two, for a fantastic start to each day.
There’s lots more; see our website. Find Romance on the Bruce Peninsula. This lovely 2-NIGHT WILDERNESS GETAWAY is now available. See you soon!
The Lakeview Motel is located on the outskirts of the Village of Haliburton, 2 1/2 hours Northeast of Toronto and just South of Algonquin Park, in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands, On, Canada. This family-run establishment combines the qualities of a motel with those of a B&B and a resort to provide a unique and enjoyable travel experience.
Our 14 rooms are modern and comfortable, and we offer many of the amenities and activities that provide the relaxing atmosphere and convenience of a larger resort, including dining facilities, a full size heated pool, private hot tubs, and wireless internet.
You can snowshoe, back country ski or snowmobile from your door. One of our four private outdoor hottubs will await your return ($25. Fee). Our licensed dining room is open for dinner with reservations and breakfast daily. Cross country ski passes available on site with 75 km of trails nearby and Sir Sam’s downhill is not far. The Haliburton Forest and Winterdance dog sledding both 30 minutes away.
Full size outdoor heated pool (open summer only).
4 private outdoor hot tubs open year round.
Come and enjoy a cozy lakeside cottage with gas fireplace and skate on the rink on the lake, ice fish, go skiing or snowmobiling from your doorstepNearby are cross-country and downhill skiing, dogsledding, horseback riding, snow tubing and Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre! Free WIFI – There are several Spas in the area for that little treat while you are enjoying your time away. Our friendly staff are here to serve you and make you stay most memorable.
Ice fishing hut rentals available within 5 min for pickerel, pike, perch.
One bedroom cedar lakeside cottages with fireplace from $165/night for 2 people
Small 2 bedroom cedar lakeside cottages with fireplace from $180/night for 4 people
Large 2 bedroom with fireplace from $210/night for 4 people.
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Join one of our most popular winter combo trip to north Ontario. Combo package of three winter activities in one day – skiing, snowshoeing and sightseeing. This is a great discovery package for beginners.
We will start our day at Snow Valley, Barrie. You will get a ski or snowboard lesson for 75 minutes and after the lesson, you can practice your ski skills.
We will continue to Scenic Caves in Blue Mountain after your ski lesson. At the Scenic Caves, you will try snowshoeing. Snowshoeing is a form of hiking. Snowshoes work by distributing the weight of the person over a larger area so that the person’s foot does not sink completely into the snow, a quality called “flotation”.
We will be snowshoeing across Southern Ontario’s longest 420 ft. suspension bridge, offering a 10,000 square kilometer winter wonderland view of Georgian Bay and surrounding countryside.
You can enjoy spectacular lookouts from the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment, set in one of Canada’s six UNESCO biosphere reserves.
Our last stop will be at Blue Mountain Village. You can walk around the village, take pictures with the mountain in the background and visit souvenier shops, coffee shops and have dinner at one of the local restaurants.
Winter at Wye Marsh!
Wye Marsh Ski Trails are rapidly becoming the “not so…best kept secret” of the area. This winter ski 25 km of groomed & track-set ski trails through beautifully diverse terrain which meanders through picturesque areas of hardwood forests and cedar groves. There are an additional 10 km of hiking and snowshoe trails that take you through our interpretative trails and boardwalk.
Snowshoe & Lunch
Grab your friends and family and stop by Abbey Gardens during the winter months for a guided snowshoe & lunch. Enjoy the beauty of the Highlands winter landscape with a guided snowshoe, then enjoy a warm, wood-fired pizza. $25 per person. Book anytime through the winter months. Minimum group size of 6. Contact us at 705 754 4769 to book your winter experience!
Hardwood Ski and Bike has over 40 km of beautiful, rolling trails through hardwood and pine forests for cross-country skiing. The trail network consists of 8 different loops ranging from 3 km to 22 km. There is a trail for every level of ability, from beginner to elite racer on terrain that ranges from gently rolling to challenging.
Hardwood grooms all of the trails for both Classic and Skate skiing, using the new, state of the art grooming equipment. This equipment allows us to groom in all snow conditions, no matter what. Voted 6 years in a row by Get Out There Magazine as the best cross-country ski facility in eastern Ontario.
Winter Rules! Celebrate winter with your family at Snow Valley.
Choose from a great variety of outdoor recreation activities. There is truly something for every member of the family. Fun for all ages activities include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing and we also offer lessons, as well as racing and school programs.
Under the Stars Snowshoeing & Yoga – January 12, 26
Guided Moonlight Snowshoe Tour & Chili Cookout – January 19
31st Annual M*A*S*H Bash – February 1
Under the Stars Snowshoeing & Yoga – February 9, 23
Guided Moonlight Snowshoe Tour & Chili Cookout – February 2, 16