From Bruce to Barrie, Ontario's romantic getaways offer something for everyone on Valentine's Day

TORONTO, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - Chocolates, red roses, greeting cards - more than half of Canadian men don't bother thinking outside the (heart-shaped) box on Valentine's Day. 

This year, the snowy landscapes of Ontario beckon, offering plenty of ideas and locales for couples looking to escape from their romantic rut.  In the spirit of amorous adventure, Bruce, Grey and Simcoe Counties offer the following Top 10 picks sure to start some sparks and get the home fires burning.

  1. Windrift Kennels
    Get out of the doghouse with a romantic dogsled ride in some of Central Ontario's most picturesque winter wonderlands. You will be the leader of the pack as you mush through snow laden trails and forests amongst locations including Copeland Forest, Moonstone, Horseshoe Valley, Collingwood and even your own private property.

  2. Get pampered at Le Scandinave Spa
    Nestled among the trees of Blue Mountain, Le Scandinave Spa offers just the right amount of TLC to make you both feel like a million bucks. Outdoor Scandinavian baths, Finnish saunas and massages will leave you relaxed and glowing - just in time for an evening of romance.  

  3. Cozy up at Rainbow View Farms
    Inject some old-fashioned romance into Valentine's Day by cuddling up to the one you love in a horse-drawn sleigh ride at Rainbow View Farms in Barrie. Enjoy the view of the forest in winter - and each other as you snuggle under a cozy blanket to keep warm. 

  4. MacGregor Point Provincial Park YURT
    For couples with a sense of adventure, winter camping at Bruce's MacGregor Point Provincial Park can't be beat.  To keep warm all you'll need is each other, and a heated tent-like structure called a "yurt", equipped with bunks, table and chairs, electric lighting and heat, as well as a barbeque onsite for cooking.  This intimate experience is heart-warming for sure.

  5. Carriage Ridge Resort at Horseshoe Valley
    This Valentine's Day, experience a winter rendezvous with your significant other, without the hefty price tag.  In addition to oversized suites,  Jacuzzi tub and a fireplace that will warm your toes,  the snow laden forested trails and rolling hills that surround this property offer up one of the most romantic landscapes Central Ontario has to offer. Delicious dining and a variety of outdoor activities make this a must-do getaway.

  6. Warm up at Cobble Beach
    Turn up the heat by cozying up to your partner at the intimate Cobble Beach resort, located just a few hours north of Toronto, off the shores of Georgian Bay.  This 10-room property offers guests the charm and feel of a country estate with the amenities of a high-end hotel.  Luxurious offerings include sumptuous suites, a full spa, and fine dining - the perfect way to stay warm on those cold winter nights.

  7. Chantry Breezes B&B
    Whether your Valentine's plans include staying in or going out, Chantry Breezes B&B aspires to create the perfect romantic backdrop.  Located in the picturesque town of Southampton, this quiet getaway offers quaint charm and old fashioned romance as well as proximity to plenty of heart warming activities to add to your private to-do list.

  8. Wine and Dine at Sixteen Front
    Warm up after a day of playing in the snow with a glass of wine and some hand- holding across a candlelit table. Located in downtown Orillia's Heritage District, acclaimed restaurant Sixteen Front offers romance seeking diners a culinary night to remember, complete with baby grand piano and much more.

  9. Moonlit Adventures at Scenic Caves
    Take your sweetie on a romantic moonlit walk with a twist, by going snowshoeing after dark across Ontario's longest suspension bridge. Bound to ignite your romantic and your adventurous spirit, there'll be no shortage of hand holding as you and your loved one experience the stunning Niagara Escarpment from above, with 10,000-square-kilmoetre views of Collingwood and Blue Mountain.

  10. A private lesson for two at Talisman
    Fall a little harder (in love) as you and your loved one share a private ski lesson a deux. For those looking for a romantic snuggle after a full day of skiing, Talisman Resort Village in Grey County offers cozy overnight packages, with some rooms offering ski-in, ski-out alternatives, and balconies facing the slopes.


For further information:

or to arrange your visit, please contact:  Lisa Raffaele | O: 416.360.6522 x251 | C: 647.896.0743 | lisa@punchcanada.com

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