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The Best 8 Summer Weekend Getaways Near Toronto

Do you want to get away from it all? Toronto may be one of the best cities in the world to live in, but that means you can't get tired of big city life, from time to time. Fortunately, there are many great vacation spots just hours away from Toronto.

Best Summer Weekend Getaways Near Toronto

Ste. Anne's Spa

Langdon Hall

Taboo Resort

Blue Mountain Resort

Grail Springs Wellness Retreat

Ontario Parks

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

ARC The.Hotel Ottawa

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If you're seeking summer getaways near Toronto, you're in luck! There are many places where you can go to get some rest and relaxation or enjoy a great dining experience, all just outside our wonderful city. Below are some of the most desirable vacation spots just within a few hours of the city limits.

1. Ste. Anne's Spa

Get ready to relax and feel your best after a day at the spa. Ste. Anne's Spa is located over an hour from Toronto, this spa is made up of guest rooms and cottages, including rooms with a romantic fireplace! Their all-inclusive rates include meals and spa services. You can spend the night, or if you're hoping to save money, you can sign up for a one-day trip instead.

2. Langdon Hall

A little over an hour from Toronto, Langdon Hall is a weekend retreat that's perfect for couples. This luxury hotel includes a spa and hotel known for five star service and gracious hospitality. Rejuvenate and unwind here with guest rooms and suites that include soaking tubs, walk-in showers, antique furnishings and more. Some suites include a wood-burning fireplace, just ask for one if this interests you.

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3. Taboo Resort

Taboo Resort is located 2 hours from Toronto on beautiful Lake Muskoka. The resort includes a spa and golf course. The restaurants prepare dishes from food grown locally. The rooms at the resort include soaking tubs and private balconies. For groups, there's a cottage that features several bedrooms, BBQ area and a full kitchen.

4. Blue Mountain Resort

Less than two hours from Toronto, Blue Mountain Resort is perfect for families to visit because it includes a 40-acre pedestrian village with over 45 restaurants, ski trails, snowboarding, tennis, hiking, golf, open-air gondolas, hiking, aquatic centre, seaway tours and more.

Want to get away? Bringing the one you love? The resort includes a spa where you and your spouse or significant other can enjoy a relaxing day of being pampered.

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5. Grail Springs Wellness Retreat

The Grail Springs is just shy of 3 hours from Toronto, located in Bancroft, Ontario. The site includes a meditation garden and other natural wonders.

Grail Springs Wellness Retreat is an outstanding spot for engaging in outdoor activities including horseback riding, guided hikes, snowshoeing, canoeing, swimming, paddle boats, and an outdoor labyrinth. Come for the wellness and stay for the luxury. The Springs also includes an outdoor hot mineral/salt tub, spa facilities, Finnish sauna, infrared sauna and a steam sauna.

6. Ontario Parks

Are you on a budget and want to reconnect with nature? The Ontario Parks offer an opportunity for people to go hiking, camping and more. Not interested in truly experiencing the outdoors and camping?

You can rent a heated yurt or cabin and enjoy your time reconnecting with nature. Each yurt comes with lighting, electric heat, an outlet, a table, chairs, and an ability to sleep up to six people. Yurts also come with outdoor features like a picnic table, fire pit and gas barbecue.

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7. Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Located approximately 4 hours north from Toronto, this is a good getaway if you're hoping to take a long weekend away from home. This luxury hotel is built in the classic style - it looks like a castle or a French chateau. Come for the fitness center, health club, dry saunas, art-deco swimming pool, massages and other services.

8. ARC The.Hotel Ottawa

ARC The.Hotel Ottawa located in Ottawa features a range of luxury guest amenities including sparkling wine for guests upon arrival, bathrobes and Egyptian linens, 24/7 fitness center, in-room spa services, lounge, daily newspaper delivery and more. It's a fantastic place to come with your spouse or partner for a relaxing weekend.

Want to Get Away From It All? How About a Staycation?

You don't have to escape Toronto to feel relaxed. When your home is your retreat, all you need to do is step into your favourite spaces and enjoy yourself. You can make your home that kind of retreat with the right upgrade.

Work with a professional builder to make your home the retreat you've always wanted. To find out more about making your home the palace you've always wanted it to be, contact SevernWoods Fine Homes for more information. We'll help you get started with a home renovation or building project in Toronto.

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