Don’t let the winter blues stop you from enjoying the snow and hitting the outdoors. Sometimes all we need is a fun winter getaway to get us back in the groove of things. Thankfully, Ontario is home to a number of winter destinations for the ultimate weekend staycation.

Are you more of a thrill-seeker or a spa fanatic? No matter what side you’re leaning towards, there are a ton of winter activities, resorts, and experiences you don’t want to miss out on this season.

And we have five of the best winter getaways you need to book ASAP:

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Blue Water Acres – Muskoka

Cottage living in the Muskokas is just a relaxing experience no matter the season. But since we’re in the midst of winter, there’s no better time than now to book your personal cottage for the ultimate winter getaway. Whether it’s family, friends, or a romantic escape, book a stay in one of the many cottages that suit your needs and hit the outdoors for some winter fun. Grab a pair of skis and hit the slopes, go skating, tubing, ice fishing, and snowshoeing without leaving the resort. Cross-country skiing, dog sledding, sleigh rides, and snowmobiling are also available. So what are you waiting for? Book your stay.

Where: 1052 Rat Bay Road – Huntsville, ON

Horseshoe Resort

 

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This family-friendly Ontario ski and golf resort is located at 1101 Horseshoe Valley Road West in Barrie, Ontario. It features 28 Alpine ski and snowboard runs, 30 kms of double track set Nordic trails, a terrain park, golfing, a man-made lake, snow tubing, snowshoeing, indoor and outdoor pools, and so much more. There’s also a winter package deal available that features a ton of activities, including tubing if you’re looking for a weekend full of winter fun and hitting the slopes.

Where: 1101 Horseshoe Valley Road West

JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa

 

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You need to book a stay at The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa, not just for the Marriot’s stellar hospitality but simply to dine at its Ice Cave. These fully-enclosed “ice caves” are situated on the terrace overlooking Lake Rosseau. They’re warm, cozy, and pretty intimate if you’d like to turn the romance up a notch. And once you’re done eating a magnificent meal, make sure to check out the Crystal Head Vodka Ice Bar experience. Enjoy an evening in the -15°C Ice Bar where guests will experience signature flights of Crystal Head Vodka creations. But bundle up, it’s chilly!

Where: 1050 Paignton House Road – Minett, Muskoka Lakes

Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain


The holidays were hectic, no doubt about it. Now it’s time to relax. Book your next weekend getaway at the Scandinave Spa in Blue Mountain. There are several hotels in the surrounding area that offer spa getaway packages but everyone is welcome to stop by and take a dip in their thermal baths and/or get a relaxing massage. The spa offers a number of services such as a Eucalyptus Steam Bath, Finnish Sauna, Infrared Sauna, Hot Baths, Nordic Waterfall, Cold Showers, and more.

Where: 152 Grey Road 21 – Blue Mountains

Fern Resort

 

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Winter getaways are in order and a must! Book a stay at the Fern Resort in Ramara, ON. Starting January 12, 2023 to March 6, 2023, all are welcome to enjoy up to three nights of fun that includes horse-and-cutter rides, skating on an illuminated path, ball hockey, ice fishing, curling, and more. For a more relaxing experience, enjoy their indoor pool, hot tub, steam room, and sauna.

Where: 4432 Fern Resort Road – Ramara, ON

It’s time to relax.