Weekend Getaway

A few months ago my sister-in-law asked if she could take our daughters camping for a weekend this summer. My husband & I decided that we would try & go somewhere for a little relaxation for a few days & not join them. It just so happens to be our Anniversary as well, a little romance...yes please!

 I came across this photo online & the mid-century cottage vibe had me dreaming of a place this fun. Photo by Eric Striffler

I came across this photo online & the mid-century cottage vibe had me dreaming of a place this fun. Photo by Eric Striffler

My first thought was staying at a Bed & Breakfast we visited a few years ago in Bloomfield ON. It turns out the owners recently became parents & are taking a break from hosting. A few days passed & then I was flipping through an issue of House & Home Magazine. I saw another option in the same area. The feature was on Kate Golding

 Here is Kate's Sand Dunes wallpaper pattern. The Chuckery Hill pattern is shown on the toss cushion. Photo by Johnny C Y Lam.

Here is Kate's Sand Dunes wallpaper pattern. The Chuckery Hill pattern is shown on the toss cushion. Photo by Johnny C Y Lam.

The Inn had recently done a makeover on a few of the rooms and it looks great. I called to see if they had availability & to my surprise they were booked until October! I then proceeded to check every hotel & airbnb in the area with no luck. This place is wine country so all the city folks come here to chill & drink on the weekends. I told my husband I would check some places in Montreal, a short train ride away. We went there on our Honeymoon & haven't been back in 14 yrs. Turns out that it's the same weekend as the jazz festival & a comedy festival. Therefore, no rooms or places to rent. My next thought was Toronto, my husband commutes there a few days a week so really not much of a holiday. 

 Photo by Nikolas Koenig

Photo by Nikolas Koenig

Still imagining us enjoying lunch at The Drake as we had a few summers ago, I didn't think Prince Edward County was going to happen. But then the stars aligned & magic happened! I met a friend for brunch & she mentioned that she had booked a room in a new place that is just opening up. The motel was just remodelled & has all the mid-century goodness I love, & wasn't going to break the bank. I checked their website & it turns out they were having a grand opening party/open house the same day I booked our room. If I had waited a few days, our dates would have probably been taken as there is only a few suites available.

So this place used to be decorated in a Fisherman theme, it's all girly now! The new owners are re-inventing the motel experience & the place has a boutique feel. Eight weeks until I'm sipping cocktails at the bar. I need to add that those barstools are stunning! A little Palm Springs in Canada, I'll take it.