A Fibre Art Tour Along the Mississippi
The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum and Menzies House Bed and Breakfast have partnered to bring you a visual experience like no other. Stay in one of Almonte's most beautiful bed and breakfasts along the historic and picturesque Mississippi River. During your stay, make your way down the river shore and visit the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum and receive a special curator's tour of the current textile art show on display. To make your trip complete, enjoy a fine dining and shopping experience along Mill Street that borders the Mississippi River. This experience is ideal for art lovers who appreciate unique works with one of a kind surroundings.
Algonquin by Horseback
Explore the wonderful wilds of Algonquin Park by horseback; this quiet, natural method of travel is a great way to discover the wildlife and scenic landscapes of Canada's first National Park.
Start your journey at South Algonquin Trails Equestrian Centre, where you’ll get saddled up for the day’s adventure through Algonquin Park. After an afternoon of riding you'll arrive at Algonquin Eco-Lodge, your hosts for the evening, and enjoy a sumptuous dinner and an evening of stargazing and sharing of stories and songs around the campfire. During your stay at this four season off-grid lodge (winners of the 2012 Ontario Tourism award for sustainable tourism), be sure to enjoy some of their many unique amenities. Take a tour of the private waterfall featuring a micro-hydro powered electricity generator; take a soak in the carbon neutral hot tub; rejuvenate in the outdoor wood fired sauna.
After breakfast the next morning, enjoy a ride to High Falls where you’ll enjoy a tasty trail lunch, and relax and swim by the water’s edge. The rest of the afternoon is spent riding through the Park’s infamous forest as you return to South Algonquin Trails.
Artful Adventure in Haliburton
Head to Haliburton this summer to experience one of Ontario’s most artistic of communities – possibly most-well known for having the highest number of working artists per capita in the province.Your hosts, one a traditional Irish musician and the second a local visual artist, welcome you to their Studio & B&B located in a restored century home (impromptu music sessions are known to happen so feel free to bring an instrument). During your stay you’ll relax to a night of live theatre, enjoy dinner in the village, tour local galleries and outdoor sculptures, and take an adventure through the trees on the Haliburton Forest’s Walk in the Clouds Canopy Tour.
Classic Theatre Getaway
Find your perfect getaway in picturesque Perth - once named the Prettiest Town in Ontario - where a flourishing dining scene, professional summer theatre and National Historic Sites will have you celebrating summer in no time.
Join the Classic Theatre Festival, presenting the Classic Hits of Broadway and the London stage, for one of the Festival’s 2013 shows, including the Neil Simon comedy “The Star-Spangled Girl”, or “The Marriage-Go-Round”, a story of madcap marital mayhem by Leslie Stevens. Then, in continuing with the theme of theatre, head over to the elegant Matheson House at Perth Museum, a National Historic Site, for a personalized tour of the museum including the new exhibit Now and Then: Found Treasures of Canadian Theatre History. Top off a perfect day in Perth with a delicious meal at Michael’s Table, offering the finest in homemade cuisine and one of the best outdoor patios in town.
Make your stay in Perth one to remember and stay with one of the area's quaint B&Bs. Discounted coupons from the following accommodations are included in this package:
Availability: July 17 to August 3 (“The Star-Spangled Girl”); August 14 to August 31 (“The Marriage-Go-Round”); Wed. to Sat. 8pm performances only.
Classic Theatre Heritage Perth
Let the newly renovated Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn & Spa be your host on a heritage and culture getaway in picturesque Perth.
Celebrate summer with the Classic Theatre Festival, presenting the Classic Hits of Broadway and the London stage, and enjoy one of the Festival’s 2013 shows, including the Neil Simon comedy “The Star-Spangled Girl”, or “The Marriage-Go-Round”, a story of madcap marital mayhem by Leslie Stevens.
In continuing with the theme of theatre, head over to the historically elegant Matheson House at Perth Museum, a National Historic Site, for a personalized tour of the museum including the new exhibit Now and Then: Found Treasures of Canadian Theatre History.
Once you’ve had your fill of theatre and sightseeing through Perth, relax at the Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn & Spa in one of their boutique style rooms, many of which have a spectacular view of beautiful Stewart Park, or rejuvenate the senses in the Spa’s tranquility salt water pool or eucalyptus steam room.
Availability: July 17 to August 4; August 14 to Sept. 1; Wed. to Sun. only
Couples Unwind in Haliburton
Enjoy some quality time together this summer in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands, without spending more than you can afford. Stay in a clean, quiet room in a beautiful country setting; the perfect place for cuddling up with a movie or relaxing around a campfire together.
During your stay, we can help with planning your perfect summer-fun itinerary; choose from a selection of on-site activities such as golfing, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking or dogsled riding. We'll even send you off with a picnic lunch to eat on the way!
Let us be your guide as your explore the Haliburton Highlands this summer!
Gone Fishin' In Scenic Bancroft
Hang the “Gone Fishin” sign on your office door and escape to the scenic shores of Baptiste Lake in the Bancroft area. Hone your pickerel and bass fishing skills and knowledge with local experts, and dedicate some serious time to catching some big fish with the use of your own fishing boat and gear. A tour of a real fish hatchery and good ol’ pub style lunch complete this angler’s paradise getaway, which is perfect for all ages and skill level – no fishing experience required!
Purchasers of this package will require a fishing license to use the 14ft boat rental. Rates are based on a 2 couple booking requirement.
The Haliburton Highlands really does "rock" in so many ways. Explore the rich mineral deposits, unique geological features, and rugged landscapes of the area while enjoying the great hospitality and fine folk of the Highlands.
Your two night/three day itinerary includes a hike to world class undisturbed sites of unique minerals and crystals, a search for the Harburn Wells, mineral collecting, and a visit to the studio of a rock artist. You will stay at the beautiful Sunny Rock B&B, "rock" to the tunes of a local musician and enjoy an optional hot stone massage to ease a day of outdoor exploration.
Heritage Perth Arts Weekend
Allow the cultural and historic wonders of Perth to wow and entertain you on a weekend getaway in picturesque Perth, once deemed the Prettiest Town in Ontario.
Take in an evening performance (8 pm) of "The Star-Spangled Girl" presented by the Classic Theatre Festival, representing the finest in summer theatre with a selection of classic hits of Broadway and the London stage. Then, leave the 21st century behind as you enter the world of the 1840s at the elegant Matheson House, enjoying a personalized tour of the museum and its new exhibit Now and Then: Found Treasures of Canadian Theatre History.
Lastly, relax under a canopy of majestic maple trees while listening to one of 30 free outdoor concerts at the Stewart Park Festival, and end your night with free admission for two to a selection of After-Hours events featuring some of the Festival’s top performers in a variety of intimate settings.
Availability: Fri. July 19 and Sat. July 20
High Adventure Rafting & Paintball Pac
Looking for a way to put some excitement into your summer? Look no further than this High Adventure Rafting and Paintball package with RiverRun Rafting and Wilderness Resort. Enjoy a two-day stay at RiverRun Resort, with a full day of rafting in a traditional 12 person boat on the first day and a game of paintball on the second.
Historic Travelways on the Rideau
Explore the meandering waterways and celebrated museums of the historic Rideau Canal, and be transported back in time with a two night stay at Montague House B&B in a suite tastefully furnished with century-old antiques. Spend a few days on the oldest continuously operated canal system in North America - Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site – and learn the story of the Canal’s rail and waterway adorned past. Paddle by canoe to historic locks, visit the historic site’s interpretation centre and the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario, and enjoy some dining in downtown Smith Falls.
Horsin' Around in Comfort Country
Get on your saddle and ride the rural routes of Comfort Country, with the quaint La Dolce Vita B&B as your host. With this long weekend package running from August 2-5, you'll have a hootin’ good time at the Tweed Stampede & Jamboree watching in amazement as the ladies break-a-way rope and the men thrash on a bareback saddle. Then once you've learned a thing or two from the pro riders, it's time to get on a high horse of your own with a horseback riding adventure. Discover the charm of small town Ontario with lunch or dinner at restaurants the locals rave about, and celebrate the magic of the region’s rural past at the agricultural heritage museum Farmtown Park.
This particular getaway is only available during the Stampede weekend from August 2-5, 2013. If you're inspired to head to Comfort Country during another time, individual businesses can be contacted to help plan your stay.
Jump the Hunt 2014
Have a hunting experience of a lifetime with B2 Outfitters, offering full guide service for fishing and hunting black bear for six days starting September 1st, 2014 (2013 season is sold out). Head into premier hunting country in central eastern Ontario and get the full experience at a fully outfitted camp on Doors Lake.
Each hunter will have access to two fully baited stands for the duration of the hunt, with Cameron Lavender as the on-site guide for six days. Cameron will manage stand placement, provide insight into animal activity, and offer skinning & trophy preparation. Access to full butcher preparation service ( not included ) and taxidermy services ( not included ) is provided.
If the package is booked by November 31, 2013 with an $800.00 deposit, the original package price of $5,400.00 will be reduced to $4,400.00 (for four adults), plus license and export permits.
Not included in this package: All licenses and export permits; food and beverages.
Rock n' Horse Adventure
Explore the rugged landscapes and geology of the Haliburton Highlands from two different perspectives - on foot and from the back of a horse. In the morning, head out on a 4 km eco-tour hike at Greenmantle Farms to discover untouched mineral deposits and crystal formations. Enjoy lunch at South Algonquin Diner, then finish the day exploring Algonquin Park by horseback.
Stretch to Ride
Spend an afternoon with South Algonquin Trails, conveniently located between Haliburton and Bancroft, reconnecting with a bit of nature and nurture.
Start the day with a yoga class in a relaxing wilderness setting, then enjoy a horseback riding adventure through Algonquin Park. Trot along at an easy pace while enjoying the surrounding scenery of rock outcrops, ponds, beaver damns, streams and rivers, and wild pine forests. After you've worked up an appetite, enjoy lunch at the South Algonquin Cookhouse in Harcourt.
Summer Splash at Sir Sam's Inn
Join Sir Sam’s Inn this summer for a swim, sail, kayak and more, all while enjoying Ontario at its best in the Haliburton Highlands. Once the estate of a decorated government minister who led Canada’s Military through WWI, this 10-bedroom stone and timber mansion set right on the banks of beautiful Eagle Lake will have you feeling refreshed in no time.
NOTE: This package is only available mid-week.
Treasured Historic Sites Tour
Experience two of the Ottawa Valley's most treasured national historic sites when you book this package for two. This package allows you to step back in time and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the small rural town of Almonte, Ontario.
Over the course of two days and one night, take a self-guided tour of The Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum and the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, discovering the amazing history these sites have to offer.
To make the getaway even more enjoyable, you will stay in one of Almonte's top B&Bs, Menzies House Bed & Breakfast. You will also be able to savour a first-class dining experience at one of Almonte's fine dining establishments, Cafe Postino.
This package can be booked on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.
*Public guided tours are available at the Diefenbunker Monday through Friday at 11am and 2pm, Saturday and Sunday at 11am, 1pm, and 2pm. Reservations are recommended for guided tours.
Wild Water Wonders
The wild water wonders of the Ottawa Valley will be revealed in this exciting getaway introducing you to the Whitewater Capital of Canada. Experience the thrill of Ontario’s majestic Ottawa River with a safe and exhilarating day of rafting at RiverRun Rafting & Wilderness Resort, then wind down after your adventure in a private cabin with a view of the river. When you’re not basking in the sun along the shoreline, enjoy the sweet and savory cuisine of The Nook Crêperie in picturesque downtown Pembroke, and visit Ontario’s Natural Underground Wonder the Bonnechere Caves for a tour through the site of an ancient tropical sea.
Interested in visiting RiverRun Rafting & Wilderness Resort for a different type of getaway? Contact River Run to learn about their wide range of lodging options from rustic camping to the luxurious London House Inn, and additional rafting packages.