Resort with Waterfall Views and Sawmill Heritage
A series of mills churned Walters Creek from the 1850s through the 1980s. They chugged along at the exact site of the modern-day Falls Inn & Spa. Today, the mill’s legacy endures through historical photographs, oil paintings, and actual pieces of the mill sprinkled throughout the inn. There’s also a waterfall onsite—a striking remnant of the old mill operation. It's a charming, peaceful location for the resort and its onsite spa, which helped the property pick up a TripAdvisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence.
Guest room balconies and the dining area face the cascade, where white froth adorns a rocky outcropping. Inside each suite, natural light filters through a large window and illuminates a landscape painting. Choose the Cherry Suite to enjoy a LED TV and electric fireplace.
In the inn's restaurant, you can watch the waterfall through wall-to-wall plate glass as you sip local microbrews or reds and whites from the nearby Coffin Ridge winery. In the morning, choose from a breakfast spread of homemade scones, maple-walnut french toast made with local apples, and a fruit-and-cottage-cheese plate drizzled with local wildflower honey.
Grey County, Ontario: Waterfalls and Scenic Countryside
The Falls Inn is located in a secluded part of Grey County, Ontario, about 62 miles (100 km) west of Barrie. Walters Falls is surrounded by a labyrinth of looping trails. Next to the inn, the 2.5-mile (4 km) Bruce Trail follows the tree-lined river, passing by log bridges and miniature cascades. About a 30-minute drive to the east, the Blue Mountains loom over Georgian Bay. Here, you can take to hiking trails or ziplines at Blue Mountain Ski Resort or rent a bike to explore the Georgian Trail, which stretches along the bay to Meaford.