Welcome to Prince Edward County, the place where people are friendly, the country’s vast & wine is cheap…. but definitely doesn’t taste it! This once slow paced, wine-loving region, has morphed into an up & coming summer spot.
Explore The County's well know beaches or it's many wineries. Just a few hours east of Toronto, come out for a day or stay the whole weekend; either way you'll be glad you checked it out.
WHERE TO STAY
There are plenty of unique spots to consider when planning your visit to Prince Edward County. From picturesque bed & breakfasts to quirky, traditional inns, your home away from home is waiting just around the corner.
THE JUNE MOTEL
Stop by The June, a modernized-vintage treasure redefining the motel experience one check-in at a time. This girly oasis is perfect whether your rolling up with your bff or coming in with the whole squad.
Offering 14-unique rooms and curated menu of services, rev up your weekend by customizing the perfect stay. From "Bachelorette" in-room facials to Saturday morning "Yoga, Detox, Retox (of course wine's included). The June's bound to made whatever experience you have an unforgettable one.
*GREETED WITH A WARM WELCOME & GLASS OF ROSE, CHECK IN @ THE "WINE BAR" WHERE YOU CAN FIND PINK NEON LIGHTS, OLD SCHOOL ROTARY PHONES & WALK OUT PATIO TO PLAY ALL DAY
Open up Palm Spring pink doors to “The Classic”, “Rose Suite” or “Wine Studio”, furnished with a Muskoka-Meets-Miami feel. Find floral wallpaper, solair chairs and a packed wine bar so you never have to miss happy hour again (whatever hour that may be).
In the mood for an artisan charcuterie board? On the way! Need a cab to the wineries . Not a problem. For everything from in-room amenities to local recommendations, just send the staff a text from 8AM to 8PM for prompt to service.
THE DRAKE DEVONSHIRE INN
Plan your "Drake" escape and stay at the Devonshire Inn. Built on a historic country lodge this quirky property brings cool to the country. Enjoy this lakeside retreat filled with eclectic art and unique installations. The 13-room guest house offers in-room spa services, bikes for rent and even a lakeside massage hut.
WHERE TO EAT
The town might be tiny but it's filled with flavour. There's no shortage of good places to eat in Prince Edward County, from Italian to Japanese cuisine theres something for everyone. Try The Acoustic Grill for live music or The County Canteen's bar & grill. Still can't find something up your alley? Chat up a local for hidden gems and under the radar spots like Heartly's for a unique and intimate dining experience,.
DRKAE DEVONSHIRE INN (RESTARAUNT)
Try out the Drake's restaurant! Offering breakfast through dinner, enjoy a lakefront view while staying at the Devonshire Inn. This five-menu restaurant emphasizes on creating classic, crowd-loving dishes with a country spin. Serving good burgers, fresh salads and seafood & meat from local sources, it's comfort-food made fancy. Lunch options include PEI Mussels, Steak Frites, Spreads + Dips, and a deluxe Grilled Cheese appropriate for all ages.
Not to mention their extensive drink menu offers a beverage everyone. The restaurant insists on serving the finest reds & whites from local wineries and cocktails are made with hints of earthy infusions; even find a list of non-alcoholic cocktails that might just sound even better... (I said might.)
Known for it's romantic setting & elevated menu; Hartley's intimate dining space screams date night. Serving dishes from seared foie gras, rabbit crostini and kimchi fries you're in for a treat. Proudly utilizing the County's fresh produce & vino, I can assure you won't be leaving with an empty stomach.
PLACES TO CHECK OUT
Looking for activities in the county? Visit a farmers market or go antiquing, explore by cycle or head to the beach. There's always something going on! Taste wine from the vine or eat your way through Prince Edward's finest. Whatever your interest may be, there's something for everyone.
*EVERYONE LOVES A GOOD MOVIE & IF YOU LIVE IN TORONTO, A QUALITY DRIVE-IN MAY BE HARD TO COME BY.
Take a trip to the county's Mustang's Drive-In for a blast to the past and watch Hollywood's hits the old school way. Opened in 1998, this summer long family attraction serves up cheap snacks and a variety of flicks.
Find out what's showing next and give it a try yourself!
VISIT THE WINERIES
Looking for a glass of bubbly? This fast growing wine region shouldn't make it hard to find. Novoice or wine savvy, plan a wine tour and expand your profound love for the grape. Known as the second largest wine region to Niagra Falls, explore the county's wineries and breweries and taste the unique flavours Prince Edward County has to offer.
THE REGENT THEATRE
Interested in theater and the arts? Situated on Main St. in beautiful Picton, the Regent has been putting on performances for over 50 years. Providing the community with a unique venue for live theatre and music. The space offers first run movies, art films and an international fine arts program (opera, dance, theatre) making it a diverse venue that truly reflects its community.
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY
Prince Edward County is full of attractions for you and the whole family to enjoy. Plan a quick vacay and check out some of these spots for a trip you'll never forget. Let us know what you think and if you find any other of the County's best-kept spots, keep us in the loop!
Until Next Time,