A long vacation isn’t always easy to schedule. Fortunately, after a grinding and grueling workweek, there are those two perfect days called the weekend to make time to unwind. And while there are many ways to de-stress, very few are as effective as the Great Canadian Weekend Getaway. Here are 5 of the country’s top spots for you to rest and relax this fall.
THE SECRET’S OUT
It’s quiet, quaint and a whole lot of fun. Surrounded by 100 acres of trails and forestry, the Treehouse Retreat and Cabin Hideaway is both whimsical and luxurious. This elevated space is outfitted with superior in-house amenities and private ground facilities. Owner and operator Lynne Knowlton designed this picturesque property with function in mind. The Cabin features Caesarstone countertops in 5131 Calacatta Nuvo, while the grounds include an inviting poolside fireplace, outdoor kitchen and large lounging areas. This place definitely makes for a memorable escape.
The Georgian Court Hotel does everything to make your stay as holistic an experience as possible. It’s a boutique hotel with impressive accommodations, accessible to all of Vancouver’s natural and urban attractions. Nearby hiking and biking trails make exploring beautiful Stanley Park easy. The hotel offers downtown shuttle services 7 days a week for those who crave great shopping, or a simple stroll around popular Yaletown. Exquisitely redesigned suites make for luxurious lodging for those who seek a quieter stay.
SERENITY BY THE SEA
Breathtaking panoramic views and soothing spa treatments will have you forgetting about last week’s deadline quicker than next week’s budget meeting. Tucked away in the coastal forest of Vancouver Island’s eastern shore, The Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa offers its guests many tailored treatments and stunning visuals. The Spa’s sculpted sandstone cave is sure to impress, not to mention the Caesarstone countertops in 4004 Raw Concrete that adorn its lounge. Afterwards, savour some gastronomical delights at the Ocean 7 Restaurant.
RUGGED AND REFINED
The Wickaninnish Inn is surrounded by beauty all around. Chesterman Beach, The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and the town of Tofino are huge natural attractions, two of which have been named a Canadian Signature Experience by the Canadian Tourism Commission. Enjoy the comfort of their deluxe suites furnished with built in fireplaces and spectacular ocean views. Complete your Victoria Island experience by enjoying contemporary, locally inspired culinary dishes at The Pointe Restaurant, or raise a glass of a fine vintage at Howard’s Wine Cellar.
This chateau-style inn houses 21 premium suites designed to reflect the natural elements of Prince Edward County. Each room has line of sight views of the winery, Oeno Gallery and sculpture garden. And best of all, your first tasting and tour is on them. Rouse your senses with an exquisite pinot noir, vidal or pinot grigio. When you’re done, cleanse your palate at one of the many nearby restaurants. Discover weekend wines perfectly paired with the scenery at Huff Estates.