Planning a vacation this year is going to look a lot different. You may not be able to leave the country, but there are so many amazing hotels, resorts, spas, and more to travel to safely – right here in Ontario! Here is our top 10 list for Ontario Staycation ideas in 2021.

1) White Oaks Resort & Spa

Ontario Staycation: White Oaks Resort & Spa

White Oaks Resort & Spa is a completely unique property in Niagara featuring 220 fabulously appointed guestrooms in one of the most chic settings in this part of the province. Rated a Four Diamond, Five Star resort, White Oaks has achieved a reputation for outstanding comfort and service. 

Ontario Staycation: White Oaks Resort & Spa Hotel Room

HIGHLIGHTS

1 | The Spa at White Oaks

2 |LIV Restaurant 

3 |The Club at White Oaks

4 |Play Bar & Grill

5 |White Oaks Wine Tours

AMENITIES

  • The Spa at White Oaks features 19 treatment rooms and is consistently voted number one by Spas of America
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • The Club at White Oaks features three floors of state-of-the-art fitness equipment, women’s-only gym, full schedule of classes including yoga, pilates and spinning, personal training, 6 tennis courts, 8 squash courts 
  • 3 restaurants including LIV Restaurant for fine dining, Play Bar + Grill for more casual fare, and Grow Kitchen & Cafe with brewed Starbucks coffee, smoothies and grab and go offerings
Ontario Staycation: White Oaks Resort & Spa Restaurant
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Address: 253 Taylor Road, Niagara on the Lake | Phone: 1.800.263.5766
Website: whiteoaksresort.com


2) Hotel X Toronto

Ontario Staycation: Hotel X Toronto Restaurant

With its wealth of amenities, breathtaking views, and extensive offerings in entertainment, wellness, dining, and activities, Hotel X Toronto is truly a resort within the city. Whether you’re travelling with the kids (or not), a girls night out, or just some well deserved me time, there’s something for everyone, all under one roof.

Ontario Staycation: Hotel X Toronto Pool

HIGHLIGHTS

1 | The Rooftop Pool

2 | Two level Cinema, as well as a Screening Room

3 | 10XTO athletic centre

4 | Guerlain Spa

5 | Three-level Falcon SkyBar

AMENITIES

  • Guerlain Spa offers ten treatment rooms, gorgeous lounges, and spectacular lake views
  • 55-foot year-round indoor/outdoor heated pool, located on the rooftop of the 28th floor
  • 10XTO is a 90,000 sq.ft athletic centre that includes a Fitness Centre, tennis, squash, and group fitness classes. A TopGolf Swing Suite, basketball, and ping pong are also available
  • 3 restaurants including Prime Grill, Cucina, and Falcon SkyBar
Ontario Staycation: Hotel X Toronto Room
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Address: 111 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto | Phone: 647.943.9300
Website: hotelxtoronto.com


3) Blue Mountain Resort

Ontario Staycation: Blue Mountain Resort Skating

Blue Mountain, Ontario’s largest mountain resort is nestled on the shores of Georgian Bay, located 90 minutes north of Toronto. Winter at the resort boasts 43 ski and snowboard trails enhanced by a world-class snowmaking system. Summer months offer a variety of outdoor activities including the Monterra Golf course, Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Cascade Putting Course, Ropes Courses and a private beach property among other seasonal attractions. Year-round the resort attracts visitors to more than 1,000 luxury accommodation units and 45 unique concept restaurants, bars and retail stores in our pedestrian Village.

Ontario Staycation: Blue Mountain Resort Spa

HIGHLIGHTS

1 | Ski and Snowboard Trails 

2 | Monterra Golf Course

3 | 34km of Hiking Trails

4 | Dining Experiences

5 | Many Lodging Options

AMENITIES

  • Relax and unwind at any of our preferred local spas including iwa Spa, Scandinave Spa, and Kalola Life in Balance Spa
  • Many seasonal pools throughout the resort along with the Plunge! Aquatic Centre
  • Over 20 restaurants and eateries throughout the village
Ontario Staycation: Blue Mountain Resort Snowboarding
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Address: 190 Gord Canning Dr, The Blue Mountains | Phone: 1.833.583.2583
Website: bluemountain.ca


4) Ste. Anne’s Spa

Ontario Staycation: Ste. Anne's Spa Pool

Ste. Anne’s Spa is an all-inclusive destination spa located 90 minutes east of Toronto in Grafton, Ontario. Their packages include complete access to all facilities, delicious country cuisine and an allowance to use towards the rejuvenating wellness classes and spa treatments. With everything you need at your fingertips, Ste. Anne’s Spa is the perfect spot for wellness retreats, a romantic getaway, or a self-care trip just for you.

Ontario Staycation: Ste. Anne's Spa Summer

HIGHLIGHTS

1 | Hydrotherapy pools

2 |Spa services

3 | Wellness classes

4 |Wide selection of accommodations including spa cottages and group cottages

5 | Access to over 500 acres, tranquility garden, Zen garden, walled English garden, trails open year-round

AMENITIES

  • Ste. Anne’s Spa offers full service spa experiences
  • Outdoor seasonal pool is weather permitting. Meditative and therapeutic pools are open year-round
  • Whether you’re interested in yoga, bootcamp or personal training, there’s a health and wellness class to suit your unique needs
  • All-inclusive facility offering breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
Ontario Staycation: Ste. Anne's Spa Winter
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Address: 1009 Massey Rd, Grafton | Phone: 1.888.346.6772
Website: steannes.com


5) Hockley Valley Resort

Ontario Staycation: Hockley Valley Resort

Hockley Valley Resort is a year-round resort in the heart of some of Ontario’s most picturesque countryside. The Resort features family-friendly guestrooms and suites, 3 restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, hiking trails, snowshoeing, 16 ski/snowboard runs, upper and lower freestyle terrain parks. Home to an 8,000 sq. ft. full-service spa and an impressive championship 18-hole golf course – there’s fun for the whole family!

Ontario Staycation: Hockley Valley Resort Spa

HIGHLIGHTS

1 | Culinary

2 | Ski

3 | Spa

4 | Golf

5 |Overnight  Stays

AMENITIES

  • Treat yourself to some ‘me time’ in the 8,000 sq.ft. spa, including 16 treatment rooms and two lounges (ladies/co-ed)
  • Indoor and outdoor (seasonal) pools
  • Fitness centre (currently closed)
  • The resort is home to a 2-acre organic fruit and vegetable garden on-site, providing not only a wonderful view, but almost all of the produce for the 3 restaurants; cabin, Babbo and restaurant 85
Ontario Staycation: Hockley Valley Resort Skiing
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Address: 793522 3rd Line EHS, Mono | Phone: 519.942.0754
Website: hockley.com


6) The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

Ontario Staycation: Ritz-Carlton Toronto Hotel Room

The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto embraces the cosmopolitan edge of the city alongside its luxury heritage to offer an elegant escape in the heart of downtown. Here, guests can explore traditional Italian cuisine and Canada’s only hotel-based cheese cave or be pampered at Spa My Blend by Clarins.

Ontario Staycation: Ritz-Carlton Toronto Spa

HIGHLIGHTS

1 | Newly renovated guestrooms and suites

2 | Unparalleled views of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands

3 | Indoor salt-water pool

4 | Award winning Spa My Blend by Clarins

5 | TOCA Italian restaurant

AMENITIES

  • Spa My Blend by Clarins with custom facial and body treatments
  • Indoor salt-water pool overlooking the CN Tower
  • Fitness Center with Innovative Fitness trainers available to personalize a workout to meet your fitness goals
  • TOCA Italian restaurant featuring Canada’s only cheese cave within a hotel and the Ritz Bar & Patio
Ontario Staycation: Ritz-Carlton Toronto Pool
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Address: 181 Wellington Street West, Toronto | Phone: 416.585.2500
Website: ritzcarlton.com/toronto


7) Langdon Hall

Ontario Staycation: Langdon Hall

Langdon Hall is one of 14 properties in Canada recognized by Relais & Châteaux for a standard of excellence. Langdon Hall is a place for those who admire beautiful things and timeless experiences. Surrounded by 75 acres of Carolinian Forest, Olmsted designed gardens, manicured lawns and cultivated displays of colour, Langdon Hall is a place where time seems to stand still.

Ontario Staycation: Langdon Hall Restaurant

HIGHLIGHTS

1 | Ranked #4 Restaurant by Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants in 2020 with Chef Jason Bangerter

2 | The only restaurant in Ontario awarded the Five-Diamond award from CAA/AAA for over 10 years

3 | Main House was built in 1902 by Eugene Langdon Wilks – great grandson of immensely wealthy fur trader and real estate magnate John Jacob Astor who perished on the Titanic

4 | Onsite vegetable garden supplies herbs and vegetables to the restaurant

5 | Full service Spa named Top 25 Spas in Canada by the Spa Industry Association of Canada

AMENITIES

  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Exercise room, tennis court, croquet lawn, and 12 km of walking trails
  • Award-winning restaurant
Ontario Staycation: Langdon Hall Room
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Address: 1 Langdon Drive, Cambridge | Phone: 1.800.268.1898
Website: langdonhall.ca

8) Drake Devonshire

Ontario Staycation: Drake Devonshire Owner's Suite

Drake Devonshire in beautiful and historic Prince Edward County is a 13-room boutique hotel with a restaurant, bar and beautiful event spaces. This all-season retreat ticks all boxes with stunning art installations, one of the best waterfront views in the region from the award-winning restaurant, cultural programs and events, and food and beverage menus that represent the bounty of nearby farmers and vintners. The Devonshire is also home to the Owner’s Suite, The Drake’s most celebrated accommodations overlooking stunning Lake Ontario.

Ontario Staycation: Drake Devonshire Lakeside Dining

HIGHLIGHTS

1 | Lakeside dining with spectacular views of Lake Ontario

2 | Owner’s Suite

3 | Interior and exterior art exhibitions, featuring international and local art curated by Mia Nielsen and Ashley Mulvihill

4 | Award-winning design by +tongtong

5 | Multiple options for event spaces, including a barn-like Pavillion, Creekside Glass Box with floor to ceiling windows, and more

AMENITIES

  • Seasonal outdoor massage hut
  • Restaurant and bar serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, snacks, beer, wine and cocktails
Ontario Staycation: Drake Devonshire Restaurant
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Address: 24 Wharf Road, Wellington | Phone: 613.399.3338
Website: thedrake.ca/DrakeDevonshire


9) Long Point Eco-Adventures

Ontario Staycation: Long Point Eco-Adventures Lodging

Long Point Eco-Adventures in Turkey Point sets itself apart by offering a unique range of water-based tours, and dry land exploration adventures. All of their tours and offerings are designed to preserve the beautiful landscape surrounding the resort; they want to share with their guests the natural beauty of the Carolinian Forest and Lake Erie. If you get tired of kayaking, or zip-lining through the trees, you can visit the beachside towns of Port Dover or Port Rowan to explore their shops and restaurants.  Head down the south coast wine trail, and visit every microbrewery and winery your heart desires! The possibilities are endless.

Ontario Staycation: Long Point Eco-Adventures Zip-Lining

HIGHLIGHTS

1 | Dry Land Adventures include axe throwing, bike/nature tours, zip-lining, and more

2 | Water Experiences include paddle-boarding and kayak tours

3 | Variety of glamping/lodging options including wilderness suites, deluxe/elite pods, the Mabee Marsh Cabin and more

4 | Walking distance to Burning Kiln Winery and Hometown Brew Co.

5 | Access to Saturday Market

AMENITIES

The exclusive Marshview Restaurant intoxicates foodies with fresh air, a scenic view, and comforting local flavours

Ontario Staycation: Long Point Eco-Adventures Restaurant Patio
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Address: 1730 Front Rd, St Williams | Phone: 1.877.743.8687
Website: lpfun.ca


10) Deerhurst Resort

Ontario Staycation: Deerhurst Resort

While this landmark Muskoka resort, which celebrates its 125th year in 2021, is a favourite destination year round, winter holds a special magic. Its idyllic lakeside setting in snow laden Muskoka provides classic Canadian outdoor fun like ice-skating, snowshoeing on a lit trail at night, sleigh rides, snowmobiling and so much more. Cottage country inspired cuisine and accommodations make for a close, safe, fresh air escape north of Toronto.

Ontario Staycation: Deerhurst Resort Winter

HIGHLIGHTS

1 | Lakeside Lodge

2 | Arrowhead Ice-Skating Trail

3 | Starlight Snowshoe Trail

4 | Dining at Eclipse Restaurant

5 | Children’s Fun in the Country

AMENITIES

  • After an exhilarating day in the fresh air, it’s time to unwind at Amba Spa with a soothing massage, relaxing pedicure or one of the spa’s rejuvenating and oh-so-indulgent body treatments 
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Fitness room
  • Eclipse Restaurant & Terrace is open year-round with Maple Pub & Patio open seasonally. An in-room dinner menu is also available.
Ontario Staycation: Deerhurst Resort Room
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Address: 1235 Deerhurst Dr, Huntsville  | Phone: 1.800.461.4393
Website: deerhurstresort.com