Three Hotels for a Romantic Winter Getaway in Canada

A couples-only inn in Ontario, a secluded spa in Alberta and stone cottages in Quebec
 

Relais & Châteaux Post Hotel & Spa photo by Nelson Vigneault

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the February 2016 issue of WestJet Magazine.

Sometimes, there’s nothing more lovely than cozying up by a roaring fireplace while the snow falls outside. For you and your love, here are three spots offering warmth, good food, great comfort—and plenty of idyllic winter scenery.

Sir Sam’s Inn & WaterSpa, Ontario

Leafless hardwoods laden with snow, frozen lakes, cross-country ski trails snaking through the trees—this is winter in Ontario’s Haliburton County. Sir Sam’s Inn & WaterSpa is a quiet, couples-only evening refuge, a stone-and-timber mansion filled with candlelight, in-room wood-burning fireplaces and a Euro-style water spa that’s sultry and romantic. 

Relais & Châteaux Post Hotel & Spa, Lake Louise

Secluded in Lake Louise’s lower village only minutes from the ski runs in Banff National Park is the Relais & Châteaux Post Hotel & Spa. This is sumptuousness at its best: timber walls, stone fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, fluffy pillows, duvets and throws, plus a 25,000-bottle wine cellar and Chateaubriand for two on the menu

Le Germain Hotel Charlevoix

Winter-perfect Charlevoix, only 95 kilometres from Quebec City, is scattered with pretty stone cottages, roofs of red and blue, and the vibrant, art-filled streets of Baie-Saint-Paul. Le Germain Hotel Charlevoix is city-meets-country with clean lines, wall-to-wall art and a steamy outdoor thermal spa. 

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