Hotel at a Glance: Pinestone Resort, Conference Centre & Golf Course
Just a two-hour jaunt from Toronto, this resort in the Haliburton Highlands provides a retreat from big-city life. You can spend your days playing golf or tennis, or hiking around the property’s 160 acres of lakes, trails, and valleys. After sundown, relax with a drink by the fire at Highlanders Bar, which is adjacent to the resort’s woodland-themed restaurant.
- In-room amenities: Guest rooms feature Muskoka chairs, pillow-top mattresses, and free WiFi.
- Home away from home: Villas are equipped with fireplaces, patios, cocktail refrigerators, and other luxuries.
- Take a dip in an indoor or outdoor saltwater pool—the resort has both.
- Fun on the water: Take a canoe or paddleboat out on the 14-acre pond.
- Tee off at the resort’s challenging 18-hole golf course. This getaway includes a $30 golf credit to get your started.
- Rise and shine: Daily breakfast for two is included.
Haliburton County, Ontario: Scenic Setting for Outdoor Fun
Dubbed the “Haliburton Highlands” for its resemblance to the Scottish Highlands and its settlers’ Scottish ancestry, Haliburton County covers a scenic swath of Central Ontario just 200 km northeast of Toronto. Crest its hills and you’ll discover dozens of natural spring-fed lakes, excellent hiking trails, and quaint towns with an artistic temperament. At the Haliburton Sculpture Forest, 21 statues from area artists are scattered along a walking path in a maple forest. Though Haliburton’s population swells in the summer, winter means skiing at Sir Sam’s Ski Resort. If there’s no snow on the ground, consider renting a mountain bike and hitting the slopes anyway.