Pack your bags and prepare to relax. You don’t have to travel far from home to enjoy a stay at a one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast, inn or boutique hotel — eastern Ontario has a load of options. We got such a kick out of researching these cool accommodations (each offering distinct charm and exciting experiences) that we’ve already booked our next getaway. Here are a few of our favourite spots we can’t wait to check out.

Everly Inn Bed & Breakfast

19072 Loyalist Parkway, Hillier, Ont.
There are three perfectly appointed suites at the Everly Inn B&B, run by Mark and Tonja, whose family home is adjacent to the inn. The luxurious, modern space is all about sustainability and the proprietors promise guests a net-zero stay — renewable energy is used to power, heat and cool the home and locally sourced and environmentally friendly materials take centre stage. Choose from the Meadow, Garden and Field suites — each have sprawling county views and private patios.

Chalet Claremont
Bed & Breakfast

2195 Uxbridge Pickering Townline,
Claremont, Ont.
Situated on 40 acres on the Oak Ridges Moraine, this five-bedroom B&B is ideal for escaping the city for a night or two. Explore the paths on the property and immerse yourself in nature or sit poolside with a glass of wine and completely forget you’re in north Pickering. There’s plenty to do in the area, if you can pry yourself away from the grounds, including many golf courses and ski hills, Lake Scugog and the Trans- Canada Trail.

Angeline’s Inn

433 Main Street
Bloomfield, Ont.
You can thank the Fida family for bringing us Angeline’s. The inn has been in the family for more than 30 years, and today, siblings Alex and Melanie Fida run the portfolio of properties the brand has expanded to. The original boutique inn has five guestrooms, and their adjacent property boasts three cottages and the Walter Motel, which has nine rooms. (The family has also restored the House of Falconer in Picton.) Each space is impeccably designed with a touch of eclecticism, nostalgia and serenity.

Bed Yoga
Breakfast (BYB)

1969 Burnbrae Road East,
Campbellford, Ont.
Eat. Sleep. Yoga. What else is there to say? This place is the ultimate in relaxation. Guests have ample opportunity to disconnect in this peaceful oasis surrounded by hardwood forests and an animal sanctuary. After a morning of meditation and gentle yoga (and a nourishing plant-based breakfast), spend your time walking through the forest (take a dog, goat or donkey with you!), visit the horses, go for a swim or read your heart out in the comfortable library.
The Acres at High Shore is a unique, overnight experience and now offers their barn – originally built in 1878 – as a newly renovated event space.

The Acres at High Shore

1727 Prince Edward Road 14, Ameliasburgh, Ont.
This isn’t your average Prince Edward County B&B — the “modern-meets-rustic” locale has a very cool twist. Instead of staying in a farmhouse or county estate, here you’ll make yourself at home in a refurbished shipping container surrounded by farmer’s fields and junipers. There are four containers in total (three where guests can stay and a shared kitchenette), as well as a lounge area, firepit and ample space for taking in the sunshine during the day and the stars at night. What an experience.

Haute Goat

1166 5th Line,
Port Hope, Ont.
If you’ve ever been to Haute Goat, you’ve likely already experienced Debbie and Shane’s signature “shmurgle” (where guests can cuddle baby goats…aw!), but did you know you can stay at the farm for days on end? There are three overnight experiences to choose from: a stay in the couple’s beautiful farmhouse, a “yome” (a yurt-dome combo) or you can — wait for it — spend the night with the Huacaya alpaca herd in the alpaca shed. Oh, and by the way, breakfast is outstanding.

Rising Spirit

7167 Carscadden Road,
Clarington, Ont.
Owner Cynthia Banks bought and renovated Rising Spirit in 2019. Since then, the pretty oasis on the Ganaraska River has served as a sanctuary where folks who need a reprieve can rest their minds and bodies. A qualified yoga and reiki practitioner, Banks has curated three plush guest rooms in the main house that evoke relaxation. There’s also a second-floor lounge overlooking the property’s ponds where you can play a game or do a puzzle, and you’ll find the yoga studio and treatment rooms at the Raising Spirit Playshop.

The Royal Hotel

247 Picton Main Street,
Picton, Ont.
The Royal dates back to 1879 and its restoration honours its history while catering to modern travellers. There are 33 guest rooms in two buildings to choose from: The main site offers classic accommodations, and the annex is made up of Scandinavian-inspired studios perfect for extended stays. Of course, there’s a spa and gym for self-care when you’re away from home, and there are several spots where you can enjoy a snack, meal or a glass of local wine.

Photo Credit: iStock/JackF; Courtesy of NEB’s Fun World

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