Valentine’s Day can put a lot of pressure on a relationship but we’ve got you covered. Here are our favourite Valentine’s Day Getaways in Ontario from Windsor to Ottawa.
Valentine’s Day Getaways in Ontario, Canada
Many people have opted out of celebrating the dreaded day of commercial romance. But when you’ve found true love and you want to celebrate that union, Valentine’s Day can be an amazing excuse for a romantic getaway to connect and bond.
To make things easier for you, Dave and I have compiled some ideas for you to whisk away the one you love for a romantic weekend getaway in Ontario.
1. Sir Sam’s Inn – Haliburton
It’s the ultimate couple’s resort in Ontario. This adult-only luxury hotel is the perfect winter wonderland escape just three hours north of Toronto. With all-inclusive packages, romance packages and even adventure packages there’s something for everyone. Each suite has a wood-burning fireplace and you can arrange to have champagne and canapés waiting in your suite from the moment you check-in. Read more: Things to do in Haliburton – A Four Seasons Ontario Escape
Sir Sams Waterspa
While the rooms are inviting, it’s the water spa that is to die for. A giant hot water pool awaits as you make your way through a soothing circuit of hot jets, waterfalls, and bubbling beds that melt away all your stress and anxiety.
Splurge on a couple’s massage to really put you in a state of relaxation and finish off the evening at the Twin Fireplace Dining Lounge. This cozy dining lounge serves a four-course dinner with choices of wine pairings from their extensive cellar.
For a little extra adventure, book a dogsledding package with Sir Sams. Show off your macho skills to your spouse as you drive a team of dogs through the Haliburton Highlands and snuggle up with hot chocolate while your spirits are lifted by the high spirited dogs of Winterdance.
- To book your weekend getaway check out availability and prices on TripAdvisor or Booking.com
- Read about our time in Haliburton Wolf Sanctuary
2. Pearl Hotel & Spa Autograph Collection – Burlington
The Pearl Hotel & Spa is Burlington’s latest luxury escape that is perfect for pampering. Located directly on the waterfront with beautiful views of Lake Ontario, The Pearl is a place that will truly impress your partner or spouse. Every detail has been thought of in this luxury resort that was named after the Ciancone family matriarch – Grandmother Pearle.
The Ciancone’s are the family behind the Ancaster Mill and the Elora Mill Hotel & Spa. When looking for a couples escape in Ontario, this is a place where you won’t want to leave the resort.
Things to do in Burlington
The Pearle Spa features a traditional Hammam sauna, private massage rooms where you can book a couple’s massage, and a relaxation pool. Suites are five-star luxury and the Isabelle Restaurant has waterfront views with fresh farm-to-table cuisine.
Located in downtown Burlington at Spencer Smith Park, there are plenty of things to do from shopping in the quaint boutiques to strolling the waterfront trail. Burlington Village Square is just across the street with plenty of dining and shopping options. Designed to mimic an early 19th century town square, this village has cobblestone streets, cafes and boutique shopping. Paradiso is our favourite place to eat here with fantastic food and wine. Book your stay here
3. Fairmont Chateau Laurier – Ottawa
Head to our nation’s capital and enjoy the opulence of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. Located in the heart of Ottawa on the Rideau Canal, it overlooks our parliament buildings and oozes history. Ottawa is dazzling in the winter and the perfect escape for Valentine’s Day.
Winterlude in Ottawa
The famous winter festival, Winterlude takes place from the end of January to Family Day in February when winter activities are in full swing. Take a romantic spin on the frozen Rideau Canal as you skate hand in hand, share a Beaver Tail with hot chocolate, or take advantage of all the Winterlude activities happening within steps of the Fairmont.
It’s the grand hotel’s elegant suites and design that will instantly transport you to a more romantic time in history that will make this Valentine’s Day a day to remember.
4. Trillium Westin House Resort – Georgian Bay
It’s no secret that Collingwood is one of our favourite Ontario getaways. With Blue Mountain Ski Resort and the Blue Mountain Village, it’s the perfect retreat for a couple’s Valentine’s Day Getaway.
The Trillium Westin Resort looks over the village with all the amenities one could want from the Plunge Aquatic Centre attached to the resort to the nearby Scandinave Spa. Rooms come complete with gas fireplace to finish off your romantic escape.
When visiting Collingwood, you must visit the Scandinave spa that is situated in an outdoor forest where you can bask in hot thermal baths while watching the snowfall. Couple’s massages are a must for Valentine’s Day a dinner at Oliver & Bonacini Cafe and Grill is a must.
5. Fallsview – Niagara Falls
It was once called the Honeymoon Capital of the world, and Niagara Falls always delivers. There are many hotels catering to romantic packages for couples. Rooms are elegant with jacuzzis and fireplaces. Restaurants are made for dining for two with stunning views overlooking the falls at places like The Keg.
We have broken down our favorite places to stay in Niagara Falls. We’ve stayed in so many hotels from motor inns to the best in luxury. The ones below are our favorites for couples. All three hotels offer jacuzzi suites complete with a fireplace, this is truly a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day. You feel as if you could reach out and touch the Horseshoe falls from these hotels when you book a Fallsview room. Get your Niagara Pass to experience everything in the city.
- Marriott Fallsview – Great view of the falls, jacuzzi suites, indoor pool and hot tub, great buffet breakfast.
- The Raddison Hotel – Best view of the falls, jacuzzi suites, indoor pool, great location.
- Hilton Fallsview – Great view of the falls, indoor pool, jacuzzi suites, perfect location.
- Sheraton on the Falls – Located on the strip beside the original casino. Fireplace rooms, jacuzzi suites, indoor pool. Close to Clifton Hill
- Read our complete guide to the best hotels in Niagara Falls
Want to snuggle?
Take your sweetie to Nightmares where the fear and excitement will have her jumping in to your arms. Dinner at the Keg Steakhouse at the nearby Embassy Suites hotel is always our dinner reservation of choice. The Keg is our great Canadian Steakhouse and this one has an unparalleled view of the Falls.
- Compare prices and find out more at TripAdvisor or Booking.com
- Get your Niagara Pass to experience everything in the city.
6. Niagara On The Lake
Take advantage of this time of year to visit the wine region of Niagara on the Lake. It’s ice wine season and wineries are open for business to share their products and offer wine tastings too!
There are many romantic things to do in February around Niagara on the Lake. 30 Bench Winery offers snowshoe and wine tastings as you explore the vineyards. Take a carriage ride through the historic town of Niagara on the Lake or explore the region via cross-country skis. Many hotels have day spas and it is worth relaxing with a couples massage before heading out to dinner at one of the many restaurants downtown.
Where to Stay in Niagara on the Lake
The Pillar and Post is a romantic choice. The five-star country is was voted one of the best spas in Canada. The spa has an indoor-outdoor swimming pool. The historic building dates back to the 1890s is a blend of modern chic in a country setting.
The Prince of Wales is another favorite. Part of the Vintages Hotel collection it is pure luxury. Your stay will make you feel like royalty. There is a spa, hot tub, swimming pool and sauna. Plus, it is located downtown so you can walk to shopping and dining.
7. Langdon Hall – Cambridge
Langdon Hall is a beautiful country escape in Cambridge Ontario. Located just an hour from Toronto, this makes for an excellent Valentine’s Day escape. The gorgeous Chateaux dates back to 1898 and was the summer house for the daughter of Waldorf Astoria founder. It has a beautiful day spa with steam room, sauna, and hot tub offering treatments from pedicures to hot stone massages.
Book an elegant fireplace room and dine in the only five-diamond award-winning restaurant in Ontario. This place was made for romance. But there are plenty of things to do as well. It is located on a champion style golf course, canoeing, horseback riding, winter fat biking, and hiking.
One thing we are very thrilled to share is that Langdon Hall has partnered with The Keep Refillery to become the first hotel in Ontario to have an in-house refillery. They have overhauled their in-room amenities to a more sustainable model by refilling in-room essentials such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, shower steams and bath bombs. This move will keep 2000 bottles out of landfills this year. Compare prices on TripAdvisor
8. Four Seasons – Toronto
For people wanting to go into the city, our favorite hotel in Toronto is the Four Seasons. Located in the heart of Yorkville, the Four Seasons is situated in Toronto’s most luxurious neighborhood. The rooms are as luxurious as it gets and you won’t want to leave!
Located in the heart of the city, there are plenty of romantic things to do in Toronto. Get dressed up for drinks at Dibar before going for dinner at Café Boulud, one of Toronto’s premier dining establishments.
Spa at Four Seasons
We had one of the best massages we’ve ever had at the spa and enjoyed a relaxing time in the indoor pool, steam rooms, and sauna. Yorkville is close to Casa Loma, a beautiful castle located in the heart of the city.
Things to do in Yorkville
The Royal Ontario Museum is one of Canada’s greatest museums or you can go gaga for shoes at the Bata Shoe Museum. The CAA Theatre is within walking distance to enjoy live performances. When you stay here, you can do anything you want in Toronto, or you can simply relax in your suite and enjoy each others company.
9. Caesars – Windsor
If you live in Western Ontario, there’s an oasis waiting for you at Caesars Windsor Casino. When we saw this casino from the Detroit RiverWalk, we couldn’t believe the Ontario had something like this. It’s straight out of Vegas! This Four-Diamond Hotel sits on the river overlooking the city of Detroit and the manicured Riverfront trails of Windsor, Canada.
With ongoing concerts and entertainment featuring the likes of Melissa Etheridge, Travis Trit and the Charlie Daniels Band, George Lopez and Bill Mahar, there’s plenty of options to keep you entertained. Bring your passport so you can cross the Ambassador Bridge for a day trip into Detroit.
This all in one complex has shopping, nightlife, casinos, and several restaurants. There’s so much inside, you won’t have to venture outdoors into the cold. Like all great romantic getaway destinations, Caesars Windsor has an indoor pool and whirlpool with a connecting spa offering spa treatments, facials, and massage. Ooh ooh, take me there now.
- Visit TripAdvisor to book your own Valentine’s Day Getaway
10. Cedar Grove – Muskokas
Imagine a winter wonderland just two hours north of Toronto. Huntsville Ontario is known as Ontario’s summer getaway, but it’s open for business in the winter too! With cross-country skiing, a prime location on the snowmobile trails and Ontario’s most unique attraction, the 1.6 km ice trail flooded by Zamboni, primed and ready for a hand in hand skate.
Cedar Grove is a beautiful couple’s retreat where each room has its own woodburning stone fireplace. With in-room wet jet tubs, wet bars, and a bar fridge, your romantic hideaway has everything you’ll need for the picture-perfect winter retreat.
Finish off your romantic weekend with a sleigh ride at the Back of Beyond Equine Centre that includes a romantic ride through the forest, a visit to a century farmhouse and hot chocolate and finger foods over a bonfire. You’ll be the star of Valentine’s Day with this romance package.
- For more information and availability check out TripAdvisor
- Check out all the things to do in Muskoka in Winter
- Another great choice in the area is Deerhurst Resort.
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