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Jan 26, 2022

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Embrace the chilly temps, snow-covered slopes and crisp air with an outdoor getaway. Whether you prefer the luxury of a resort or being immersed in nature at a remote cabin, here are four winter-friendly places to visit in Ontario.

Wander the Resort, Prince Edward County

Looking for an elevated cottage experience? The Wander the Resort is for you. With indoor and outdoor fireplaces, heated floors and cozy amenities, this resort lets you relax in laidback luxury, looking out at the lake or pool from your cabin.

From hiking along the Millennium Trail to snowshoeing, skiing and ice-skating at the nearby Parson’s Brewery in Picton, there’s something for everyone. And at the end of a long day, there’s nothing better than curling up next to a fire with a book from your cabin’s curated collection and sipping hot cocoa.

The Westin Trillium House, Collingwood

In the heart of the pedestrian village of Blue Mountain, The Westin Trillium House is the perfect place to retreat after a day of skiing the surrounding 42 hills and trails. Each room here has its own seating area and kitchenette for a cozy après-ski evening.

There are also plenty of winter activities, like tubing and cross-country skiing nearby at the Scenic Caves Nordic Centre, where the expansive 370 acres of trails extend to the Niagara Escarpment. Or try snowshoeing across southern Ontario’s longest 128-metre suspension bridge.

Avalon Eco Resort, Killarney

An off-the-grid resort nestled on a picture-perfect lake, the Avalon Eco Resort offers seven cabins, most with full kitchens and outdoor fire pits. Run on solar power and propane, the lodges don’t have electricity, so expect a truly rustic experience.

Twenty minutes away by car is Killarney Provincial Park, where you’ll find 33 km of winter trails to explore. Wander through snow-covered evergreen forests and along frozen marshlands for a serene escape.

Cabinscape, locations across Ontario

Escape the hustle and bustle with a secluded cottage in the wilderness by Cabinscape. These tiny, off-the-grid properties overlook lakes, rivers and trails across Huntsville, Haliburton, Calabogie, Lanark County and the Kawarthas.

Offering varying levels of remoteness to suit your personal comfort level, the properties also offer modern amenities such as electricity and heat. Many cabins are conveniently located on or near wildlife reserves, which allows easy access to hiking, skiing and snowshoe trails.

Plan your next winter getaway

To book your next outdoor adventure, speak with an experienced CAA Travel Consultant by calling 1-800-992-8143 or visiting CAA Travel. They can also advise you on travel insurance to recoup costs if you need to cancel. Visit CAA Travel Insurance for details.

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