As fall approaches in Ontario, the changing colours of foliage are truly a sight you don’t want to miss. These colours are especially breathtaking during late September and October. What better way to fully appreciate this natural scenery than to book a relaxing trip before the holiday season? Check out our list for 15 Getaway ideas in Ontario:
1. Port Cunnington Lodge
Located on the beautiful Lake of Bays, the Port Cunnington Resort offers a variety of chalets, suites, and cottages that range in size.
Experience a fine dining experience with a view of the lake for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Guests can choose from a variety of activities such as golfing, canoeing, playing tennis or relaxing by the lake.
As the resort is located only minutes away from Algonquin Park, a fall getaway would be a perfect time for a day hike.
They have discounts and deals for girls’ weekend, buddies trip and romantic getaways this Fall season.
Where: 1679 Port Cunnington Rd, Dwight
1.800.894.1105 | 705.635.2505
2. Pine Vista Resort
Boasting all the amenities one would want at a luxurious lakeside resort, Pine Vista Resort offers fully equipped cottages on Stoney Lake at an affordable price for the entire family.
This resort also offers a variety of weekend packages in the fall, which includes a Thanksgiving Weekend and Fishing & Touring package.
You can also opt for Girls’ Getaway, Romantic Retreat for Two package as well.
Enjoy a traditional wagon ride, pumpkin carving, apple cider and campfires, or choose from one of the many activities offered such as kayaking and canoeing to hiking and biking. If relaxing is your goal, check out the indoor hot tub and various recreation equipment or take a stroll with your camera to capture it all.
932 Gilchrist Bay RD
Douro-Dummer, ON K0L 2H0
Toll Free: 800-634-2848
3. Deerhurst Resort
Combining a love for the beautiful colours of leaves during the fall and hikes, the Deerhurst Resort offers a special fall package that includes accommodation, complimentary snacks for each person. The resort has a fun-filled fall activity guide that includes indoor and outdoor adventures as well as dining and entertainment options.
Check out the fall trail rides available at Stoneleigh Farms located at the resort. For those looking for a relaxing stay filled with golfing and spa treatments, the Deerhurst Resort also offers a discounted fall rate for mid-week stays.
For 2021, you can save $100, if you book by September 22, 2021 for 2-night stays taking place between: September 24 – November 30, 2021.
1235 Deerhurst Drive
4. Fern Resort
The Fern Resort, located in Orillia, Ontario, offers a fall Thanksgiving package that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Start the day with a family pumpkin carving contest and show off your talents and be eligible to win one of the contest categories. Continue the fall fun by baking an apple pie with fresh picked apples and participating in a pumpkin launch.
End it off with a cruise on Lake Couchiching to embrace the colours of fall and hot apple cider. For a complete list of Thanksgiving activities, be sure to check out their site!
In addition, they have Halloween fun packages and mini stays for couples with special fall activities.
4432 Fern Resort Road
Ramara, ON L3V 0Z1
5. Blue Mountain Resort
Blue Mountain Resort needs no introduction and there is no need to describe all the activities available at Blue Mountain which includes all the summer activities with the added bonus of fabulous fall course and a hike along AGORA: Path of Light, light show trail.
This Fall they are offering 15% off for a two-day stay at the resort if you book by September 16, 2021.
The Scandinave Spa is a relaxing escape located in the heart of Blue Mountain.
The Scandinave Spa features Scandinavian baths and hydrotherapy which are well-known for their relaxing, yet invigorating, effects – combine this with the changing colours of leaves in your surroundings and you are bound to be in bliss.
The Scandinave Spa offers incredible fall getaway packages that includes one-night accommodation, Swedish massage and access to the baths, and various vouchers that can be used in the vicinity of the Blue Mountain Resort.
190 Gord Canning Drive, Blue Mountains, Ontario
6. Heather Lodge
Plan a getaway to this adult-only resort located in Haliburton Highlands.
The Fall Romantic Package includes a king bed and fireplace with a private balcony overlooking the Twelve Mile Lake with full hot breakfast and a scrumptious four-course dinner daily. You will also get Champagne and Chocolates upon arrival in the room to toast a much-needed break.
If you are looking for a November getaway, they have a special package then too!
14483 Highway 35
7. White Oaks Resort and Spa
This Niagara Falls resort is a perfect fall getaway location for people needing some R&R. The changing autumn leaves provide a stellar backdrop for seeing the Niagara Falls.
Experience Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada’s #1 food and wine destination, by touring local wineries such as Jackson Triggs and Pellar Estates. Complete your fall getaway by playing on one of Niagara’s challenging golf courses or by making some time for yourself and booking a spa treatment or package.
This is one getaway that you will be sure to keep coming back to!
253 Taylor Road SS4
8. White Pines Ancient Forest Glamping
Conveniently located outside of Toronto, Ontario, the White Pines Ancient Forest is campground to Hidden Luxury Tents, a perfect fall getaway for those with an affinity for city living but want a taste of the outdoors.
A glamping experience is the combination of camping and glam (or luxury) living – offering modern, yet cozy, comforts in the great outdoors.
It is perfect for exploring unspoiled wilderness and fall forests without the hassle of pitching your own tent. Additional bonus: your stay includes a private chef who serves the finest Canadian dishes.
9. Severn Lodge
Fall weather and Muskoka are just two things that go hand in hand. The Severn Lodge is a premier lakeside resort, perfect for a fall getaway with the family.
Located on Muskoka Lake, it offers an all-inclusive list of activities such as horseback riding, golfing, tennis, games rooms and more.
There are various offers including for this Thanksgiving weekend, kids and teens are offered a special rate of up to 50% off.
This getaway includes activities for people of all ages, geared specifically for the fall season. Enjoy pumpkin carving, hay rides, a traditional turkey buffet and more.
116 Gloucester Trail
Port Severn, Ontario
10. Viamede Resort
A quick mental recharge may be what you are looking for this fall. The Viamede Resort offers a one-night escape from the city, conveniently located at Stoney Lake, less than a 90-minute drive from the Greater Toronto Area.
The Viamede Resort has plenty of amenities to make your stay as pleasing as possible, including a heated indoor pool and their full recreation program.
If you are planning a Thanksgiving getaway, then enjoy the ultimate farm-to-table Thanksgiving dinner that is sure to re-energize you beyond your stay.
595 Mount Julian-Viamede Road
11. Ogopogo Resort
Nestled in the Haliburton Highlands, on Mountain Lake, the Ogopogo Resort is a family friendly one that offers a memorable environment for your fall getaway.
Take a break from your day-to-day life and enjoy the idyllic scenery by fishing Mountain Lake for trout, accessing the Minden White Water Preserve, or hiking one of the many trails surrounding the resort.
When you’ve had enough of the outdoors, go inside for a spa or esthetic treatment to help you unwind. The fall season is also known for the Artist’s Studio Tour and Hike Haliburton Festival.
1023 Ogopogo Lane
12. Ste. Anne’s
Fall weather doesn’t only have to be enjoyed by hiking outdoors – simply changing your scenery can do you a world of good.
Take a fall escape to Grafton where the Ste. Anne’s spa getaway offers will leave you feeling fresh. There are various options including a cottage-style accommodation, all meals, seasonal spa treatment (plus more!).
During your stay, be sure to explore the beautiful countryside which will have the most vibrant fall colours displayed in October!
1009 Massey Rd, Grafton
13. Bayview Wildwood Resort
With offerings of cozy waterfront accommodations, fine dining, entertainment and adventurous recreational activities, the Bayview Wildwood Resort is a top destination for you fall getaway.
With your binoculars and camera in hand, take a bike ride or hike a trail and experience the wilderness of the Canadian Shield in a way you never have before. Then, sit back and relax on a boat cruise along the waters of Sparrow Lake.
Bayview Wildwood Resort also offers special activities and rates for the Thanksgiving Weekend, with lower rates extending throughout the fall including Free Tuesdays (Stay any 3 nights Sunday to Thursday on All Inclusive Package and the Tuesday is FREE).
1500 Port Stanton Pkwy, Severn Bridge
Toll Free +1-800-461-0243 or local +1-705-689-2338
14. Footprints Resort
In the heart of the Hastings Highlands, the Footprints Resort is a fall getaway destination that is for adults only. The resort sits on a private lake, ensuring a pristine and natural environment with maximum emphasis on relaxing.
Recreational activities include a hot tub, the use of non-motorized vehicles on the lake, campfires and barbeques, and musical instruments. Lounge in one of the deckchairs by the lake or float in a daybed.
It is a perfect setting for both couples and adult friends to enjoy.
Hastings Highlands, just minutes from Bancroft ON on the southern tip of Algonquin Park.
15. Killarney Lodge
Algonquin Park needs no introduction as a fall destination.
Killarney Lodge is open until October 24th, 2021 and is a perfect place to stay to enjoy everything that Ontario’s famous park offers.
Enjoy three tasty fine country cuisine and explore Algonquin’s lakes or trails.
On Lake of Two Rivers, in the middle of Algonquin Park. Around 30 kms inside the West or East Gate off Highway 60 to the Lodge.
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