Spring may be around the corner, but snow isn’t going anywhere, at least not for a little bit. Why not enjoy the crisp cold air and fluffy white snow? I spent a weekend exploring Grey County.
Checking Into the Falls Inn
When we first arrived, we checked into the Falls Inn at Walter’s Falls. This beautiful Inn is located right beside Walter’s Falls, and many of the rooms have a great view.
Our room was cozy, and had a private balcony that overlooked the partially frozen falls! It was very cool to have that view from our room. Another nice touch was the homemade cookies for turn down in the evening.
In the morning, a breakfast credit is included with your room. I enjoyed this omelette and salsa.
Things to Do
Sleigh Ride at Dual Acres
Snow Shoeing & Apres Ski at Coffin Ridge Winery
When I first found out that Coffin Ridge had snow shoeing, I thought it was a genius idea. Vineyards are already laid out in rows, and in the winter everything is blanketed with snow. It was a perfect winter activity. The friendly staff showed us the ropes, and we were left to wander and explore. They also offer guided snow shoeing in the vineyard. We had a fun time snowshoeing, and the weather co-operated. After we were done, we headed inside to warm up apres ski.
We had a wonderful snack with fresh baked bread, local cheese, preserves and butter. Not to mention, the delicious wine.
Winter Nature Painting Class at Wildwood Art Adventures
Local artist Robert Pointer lives in the heart of the Beaver Valley. In his home (and soon to be completed, brand new studio) Robert teaches painting classes while you are immersed in nature. While he guided us through a painting session, I was inspired by the view of the snow covered evergreen trees. The workshop was relaxing and fun. Find out more about his studio and his workshops at Wildwood Art Adventures.
Winter Fun at Blue Mountain Village
As we arrived at Blue Mountain, it began to lightly snow, coating the village in big, fat flakes. Snow makes the village come alive, so I was really happy that it started snowing! There’s so much to do here. Aside from the obvious, skiing and snowboarding, of course. Skating on Millpond, going on a horse drawn carriage ride, indulging in some poutine or riding the all seasons coaster, Ridge Runner, there’s no wrong way to experience the Village!
Stay in the Heart of it all at Blue Mountain
Time is at the essence on a weekend getaway. It really helps to stay at the most convenient location possible. For our second night, we were right in the thick of it at Blue Mountain Village. We stayed in a small studio apartment with a kitchenette at the Grand Georgian.
Our suite had a balcony overlooking the village. It was such a nice way to experience Blue Mountain!
At Cassero Kitchen, we enjoyed Mexican food with a local twist.The restaurant strives to use local meats and product, and makes some incredibly delicious dishes. I loved the decor and the fun art all over the walls. n the summer, they have a taco bus (!) at Sauble Beach. My favourite dishes were the brisket nachos and the taco platter. Mmmm.
Dinner at the Pottery Restaurant
The Pottery Restaurant at Blue Mountain was really romantic! We were seated right next to the fireplace, my personal favourite spot.
I loved the Chicken Roulade, a bacon and leek wrapped chicken breast stuffed with mushrooms and fortina cheese and served with housemade pappardelle.
Late Night Dip at Scandinave Spa
After our dinner, we headed to the Scandinave Spa to relax. I had been there during the day, but never at night. At night, it’s surprisingly busy! It was packed, but not as packed as it would have been during the day. People were mellow and were relaxing in the baths. The baths are best enjoyed by following the circuit of visiting a hot bath, then taking a cold plunge, relaxing and doing it all over again. In the evening, it’s really romantic with the steaming baths and the night sky. Highly recommend!