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5 cheap weekend getaways from Toronto this winter

Cheap winter getaways from Toronto are a great way to take in the beauty of snow-covered Ontario without breaking the bank. In general, cold weather escapes are more expensive than those in the summer because of the scarcity of camping options, but fortunately there are some affordable options for those seeking some cold weather R&R.

Here are some cheap weekend getaways from Toronto this winter.

Rent a heated cabin or yurt

You might not be able to camp in the middle of winter, but this is the closest thing, and in some ways even more fun. A number of Ontario Parks offer yurt and cabin rentals starting in December, including MacGregor Point, Algonquin, Killarney, Silent Lake, and the Pinery (to name only a few). Cheapest for a cabin is $55.50 and yurts start at $99.

Unwind in Oshweken at The Bear's Inn

If what you really need is to get away from it all for a few days, head to The Bear's Inn. It's a lovely little hotel in Oshweken on the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation reserve near Brantford. It's a good jump-off point for exploring the area around the Grand River, but also a relaxing place to hunker down with a book. 

Cozy up in Cobourg

Cobourg is a picturesque town to explore come wintertime (as is neighbouring Port Hope), and fortunately it boasts a couple of well-priced places to stay. The Breakers is a cozy lakeside resort with rooms starting at $130. Willowmere Bed & Breakfast isn't too far off at $140. 

Pamper yourself at Benmiller Inn & Spa in Goderich

A trip to the spa in the country sounds like the perfect way to spend a restorative winter weekend, but unfortunately many of them are far too expensive to consider. The Benmiller Inn & Spa in Goderich is, however, an exception. Basic rooms start at $170. 

Do Niagara without the crowds

It might not be the first place that comes to mind for a winter getaway, but Niagara Falls actually has tons to offer during the cold season, not the least of which is cheap accommodations (try the Sterling Inn at $100 and up). Most attractions run year round, and there's plenty of wineries to hit up on weekends.

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Northern Ontario Travel


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