If you can't get away for a summer vacation this year, staycations are always a great option! One of the places we are dying to check out this summer is the June Motel located in Prince Edward County. It's one of the top weekend getaways spots for the summer. If you're wanting a girls weekend and are looking for something different than heading up north or going into the city, the June Motel is the perfect option. From the fun retro interiors, to the beautiful surrounding vineyards, this weekend getaway will not disappoint!
What To Do
Whether you're in search of a relaxing girls weekend, including yoga and chilling out in your room or by the campfire, or an active weekend, the June Motels offer all of that! If you're looking for a weekend full of swimming, hiking and water sports, Prince Edward County has it all!
It's always nice to get out of the room for the day and explore what is around the motel itself. Enjoy some sunshine and kayaking on Lake Ontario or relax on the beach. You can also rent canoes or hop on a boat cruise for the day (all accessible through the Prince Edward Country website). One of our favourite beaches to hit is the Sandbanks Provincial Park, it's only about a 20 minute drive from the June Motel.
Another one of our favourite things to do while in Prince Edward County (aside from staying at the June Motel of course!) is going for some hikes and even a horseback trail ride! If you're going on this weekend trip with your significant other, these are a must on your list! The trail rides are usually about 60 minutes and they take you through the mountain trail that overlooks Picton Bay, which is stunning!
If you're looking for a great hiking trail, that is accommodating for all fitness levels, depending on if you want a short walk or a long run or hike, check out Macaulay Conservation area! Its close to the June Motel and makes for a gorgeous scenic route!
Where To Eat
One of the things we love about the June Motel is they offer a breakfast in bed option if you're feeling a slower start to your day. If you're wanting to have a full day and don't want spend time finding a breakfast place, they also have a grab and go breakfast option in the Wine Lobby. This includes detox juices and "healthy" pastries.
If you're looking to have a dinner out, we love the Waupoos Estates Winery Restaurant. It offers unique dishes and tons of homemade options that differ from your typical menu. Their farm to table focus, gives the menu an incredibly fresh take on each dish. They also serve wine and beer (Clafeld Cider), both produced on the estate.
Where To Drink
The June Motel offers an awesome indoor-outdoor bar, called the "Wine Lobby". It has wine and beer from local wineries and breweries, also offering some cheese and charcuterie boards from artisans The County.
One of the wineries that we haven't been to but we're dying to try on our next trip to Prince Edward County is the By Chadsey's Cairns winery. This heritage winery offers a variety of all different types of wine, including rarer wines like Muscat and Chenin Blanc. A must if you're looking for a authentic winery to check out over the weekend!
If you're not a huge wine fan and enjoy some cold brews (especially in the summer!), Prince Edward County has some awesome and really eclectic breweries. One of the breweries we're really wanting to check out next time we're in town is Parsons Brewing Company. This family owned brewery specializes in authentic craft beer. Their most popular beers are the Crushable Pilsner, Parsons Pale and Devil's Right Hand premium stout. They also serve Mexican dishes, bonus! What better way to pair a refreshing cold beer with some tacos or guac and chips?! Yum!