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Charming Summer Getaway for Relaxation

Taking a little break from the demands of everyday life is what we all need for a necessary reset. This summer why not go for a more low-key style vacay and head somewhere quaint away from the hustle and bustle?  A weekend getaway is not just a luxury it’s an investment in your well-being. Give yourself the opportunity to relax, recharge and explore new surroundings.  For those of us that live in Ontario, Canada we have a gem of a spot for you.

Prince Edward County is a charming and picturesque region off Lake Ontario, located in Canada.  With roots deep in farming and agriculture, it has a growing wine industry, arts scene and rich 200-year history.  With a diverse range of landscapes, ‘The County’ has rolling hills, lush farmland and sandy beaches. Due to the limestone-rich soil, moderate climate and proximity to the lake, the region is ideal for grape cultivation.  Many vineyards and wineries are emerging and producing award-winning wines like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and sparkling wines.  Prince Edward County region brings in tourists who enjoy exploring vineyards, learning about winemaking and tasting while taking in the picturesque scenery.

This summer why not go for a more low-key style vacay and head somewhere quaint away from the hustle and bustle?  A weekend getaway is not just a luxury it’s an investment in your well-being.

‘The County’ is home to farmers, chefs, winemakers, craft beer makers, artists, and entrepreneurs who comprise a crafty and passionate community. When is the best time to visit? Definitely the summer months and into the early fall.  In the winter you will get more of a cozy stay by the fireplace with a slower pace.  Regardless of when you arrive the wineries, craft breweries and cideries are open all year round.

The Nestled Inn

The charm of ‘The County’ is the bed and breakfasts, Air BnB's, cute cabins and small boutique hotels which make for a perfect little summer weekend getaway.  If you forgot the wine, no problem!  You will find plenty of fabulous choices in this wine region.  One of our favourites is The Nestled Inn located by Picton Harbor with a two-minute walk to bars and restaurants on Main Street. You can see views of Macaulay Mountain from the private and spacious back deck that has a bbq and dining space for six people.

This lovely updated century home is perfect for a couple or a family boasting an open-concept kitchen and dining area featuring a large harvest table.  It’s stocked with whatever you need with fair trade and organic coffee and tea. If you need to check in to work there is a high-speed connection and unlimited WIFI.  The two bedrooms you will find super cozy with a reading nook to end your day with your favourite book and a glass of Pinot.

Now we get to the favourite part of our little summer getaway… the luxurious bathroom with an oversized clawfoot tub where you will find the Graydon Skincare amenities. Taking a bath can provide stress relief, muscle relaxation, skin benefits, respiratory relief, detoxing benefits and overall better sleep. This is the best place to relax and enjoy the aromatherapy of our All Over Soap and All Over Face + Body Lotion for that fresh-out-of-the-spa kind of feeling. This charming, beautifully decorated house is reminiscent of a home that makes a cozy place to nestle in.

Whether you are exploring vineyards, enjoying outdoor activities, immersing yourself in arts, taking in the culinary scene or just chilling out, Prince Edward Country offers a pleasant escape from the big city. Exploring something quaint and off the path is what this nature-infused, hospitable destination captures for its visitors that keep coming back every year.

You can find The Nestled on Instagram @thenestledinnpec 

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