17 Dog-Friendly Romantic Getaways in Ontario

As a first time dog owner, one of the most surprising things that I‘ve come to learn about myself is how often I plan things around how dog-friendly it is.

Even when it comes to planning a birthday for my partner, or even when I’m looking for a romantic day trip idea, I find myself constantly gravitating towards activities and accommodations that are pet-friendly.

And… I know I’m not the only one! There are so many of us in Ontario doing the same thing! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, so many of us are looking for dog-friendly romantic getaways that have some combination of:

  • a hot tub or sauna, or both preferred
  • an onsite spa / massage option
  • a lakeside or mountain view
  • an extra or unique activities and services
  • Are couple / small group friendly (and not a 12-person cottage/mansion!)

Rejoice everyone! Today I’ll be sharing with you the best, most recommended, dog-parent approved romantic getaway options — vetted by folks from communities like the Dog-Friendly Places in Ontario — you can bet they are pet pawrents approved! (pst — I’m not sponsored or have any affiliated ties with them — it’s just an ultra helpful group I’d recommend to any dog owner in Ontario!)

Looking for dog-friendly accommodation reviews? Here are some in-depth Limone-approved places we’ve glamped at!

Romantic/Unique Dog-Friendly Hotels in Toronto

Are pup-friendly urban retreats more your thing? Then you may be interested in one of these 5 dog-friendly romantic getaways in the heart of our biggest city.

This post contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through some of the links on this post.

1. The St. Regis Hotel

Toronto, Ontario

A glamorous, luxury hotel in Toronto’s central location. St.Regis Hotel is a 5-star Marriott hotel offering uncompromising luxury, impeccable service, immaculate style, and truly treats your furry best friend like family.

If you’re looking for the ultimate pampering staycation in Toronto, this is certainly a top choice.

  • Butler Service
  • Dining
  • Pool & Whirlpool
  • Spa (appointment required)
  • Romantic Additions Available — e.g. ‘Breakable chocolate pillow’
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Call for pet policy — dog bed, bowls, and dog treats offered

If you want to see people and their dogs experiencing St. Regis Hotel, I recommend checking out Krystle from @dineandfash’s ‘St. Regis To’ story highlights.

2. Kimpton Saint George Hotel

Toronto, Ontario

The Kimpton Saint George Hotel is an IHG hotel located on the edge of the iconic Bloor-Yorkville and The Annex neighborhood.

The boutique hotel is a great option for those looking for an indie cool and approachable luxury experience.

  • 20% off for Ontario residents (based on availability through March 2022)
  • Dining
  • Complimentary tea and coffee service available
  • Yoga Mats in room
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Mobile and Hearing Accessible Rooms Available
  • No pet fees, no weight restrictions — call to inform of pet
  • Complimentary water bowls , welcome goodies, pet-friendly locations suggestions

Check out the Instagram Reel from Saint George Hotel to see what it’s like in more detail.

3. Yorkville Royal Sonesta Toronto Hotel

Toronto, Ontario

Spectacular views, exceptional elegance in the heart of Yorkville.

The Yorkville Royal Sonesta Hotel comes with plenty of staycation worthy features to make your getaway stay a memorable experience.

  • Indoor penthouse lap pool
  • Dining
  • Proof Bar & Patio — (Winter special: Igloosive Dining Experience Available)
  • On-Site and In-Room Massages available
  • Mobility and Hearing Accessible Rooms Available
  • Sauna, Fireplace, Soaker Tub, or Oversized Showers in select rooms — check room descriptions for specifics
  • Underground Valet Parking
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Pet Fee $75, dogs may not be left unattended in room and cannot exceed 100 pounds

Related: Hipcamp Canada: 90s Nostalgic Cabin Getaway — Vanessa’s Rustic Cozy Cabin in Minden, Ontario

4. Bisha Hotel

Toronto, Ontario

A luxury & lifestyle boutique hotel, Bisha Hotel is for those who value the sophisticated as much as the unexpected.

Located in the heart of the Entertainment District, its time to fall in love with the dark lavish luxuries of Bisha Hotel.

With interior spaces designed by Alessandro Muge of Studio and celebrity icon, Lenny Kravitz, the interior features modern industrial mixed with natural elegance.

  • $200 Winter Credit
  • 3 Restaurants
  • Lobby Bar
  • Rooftop Infinity Pool (weather permitting)
  • Private Outdoor Terrace — select rooms
  • Heated flooring
  • Mobility and Hearing Accessible Rooms Available
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Limit one pet per room, contact hotel for more pet details

5. 1 Hotel Toronto

Toronto, Ontario

Torontos’ first mission-driven luxury hotel.

Looking for a sustainable, pet-friendly urban retreat? 1 Hotel Toronto in the King West Village is your nature retreat within the city.

Combining best-in-class energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, zero-waste kitchen operations, and rooms designed with reclaimed barn wood, native greenery, 1 Hotel Toronto is a serene oasis in an urban city.

  • Up to 40% off best available rates if you book by March 2022
  • Exclusive hotel-guests only Rooftop Pool and Deck
  • Sustainably sourced bedding, in-room greenery
  • Yoga mats in room
  • Private balcony or semi-private terrace in select rooms
  • Separate Rain Shower and Tub in select rooms
  • Kitchenette or full kitchen available in select rooms
  • 4 Dining Options
  • Pets must not be left unattended
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Limit one pet per room, contact hotel for more pet details

Romantic/Unique Dog-Friendly Hotels/Inns Outside of Toronto

Looking to spend some time with your loved ones outside of Toronto? Here are 4 recommended hotels in other Ontario cities you may enjoy:

6. The Walper Hotel

Kitchener, Ontario

Quirky and charming, the Walper Hotel is a JDV by Hyatt hotel offers a staycation with a story.

Originally built in 1893 and completely restored in 2016, this vibrant hotel packs plenty of stories.

From Eleanor Roosevelt’s preferred breakfast location on the interior terrace to Lennox Lewis’ boxing match in the Crystal Ballroom, to the tales of Al Capone’s liquor smuggling operation in the cavernous basement restaurant, every nook and cranny in this Waterloo hotel has a story to tell.

  • 2 Dining Options and 1 Bar — Farm-To-Table
  • Romantic Getaway Packages Available
  • Eco-friendly, cruelty-free materials
  • Rolling Stones Unzipped Exhibition packages available
  • Mobility Accessible Rooms available
  • Pets receive complimentary house-made treat or toy, pet bed, and dog bowls
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 12:00 PM (early check-in and late check-out available as part of a special package)
  • Limit one pet per room, contact hotel for more pet details

7. Pillar & Post Vintage Hotel & Spa

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Find country elegance, rustic aesthetics and modern comforts at Pillar & Post Hotel & Spa.

This 5 star country inn is exactly how I picture romantic garden inns to be.

If you haven’t seen their pool — well you’ve got to see the pools. *chef’s kiss* to both the indoor and outdoor pools nail the ‘natural serenity vibes’

  • Farm to Table Dining in Wine Country
  • 13,0000 square feet on-site 100 Fountain Spa (hot tub, indoor saltwater pool, hot spring pool, outdoor pool, and spa treatments)
  • Outdoor skating rink at the Gardens (with rental options)
  • Multiple getaway packages options like: Sip & Savour in the Gardens, Fire & Ice Getaway, or Winter Wonderland Retreat available
  • Jetted hot tubs in select rooms
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 11:00 AM (early check-in and late check-out available as part of a special package)
  • Limited dog-friendly rooms. Maximum 2 dogs per room, $35 fee per dog, per night. Dogs must be crated if left unattended and guests must inform front desk of approximate return — see full policy and rules in Reservation Policies

8.The Juniper Waterside Inn

St. Catherine’s, Ontario

The Juniper Waterside Inn is a cheerful boutique hotel living its best sustainable life. No two rooms are alike in this brightly colored, plastic-free boutique hotel. Enjoy Niagara’s iconic waterfront community — Port Dalhousie before heading off into the depths of 2 nearby wine regions: The Bench, and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

  • 6 themed rooms
  • Walking distance to local bars, restaurants, wineries and beaches
  • Newly renovated (<2 years) inn
  • Pet Fee $35

Related: Bell Tent Glamping Experience in Ontario

9. Drake Motor Inn

Wellington, Ontario

Move over dreary motels, say hello to the brightly, nostalgic-but-oh-so-modern Drake Motor Inn. With 12 playful guest rooms packed with curious art and photography, you’re guaranteed a quirky road trip adventure field with beaches, craft brewhouses, and fun curiosities.

  • Vintage Polaroid Photos Opportunities
  • Permanent Art Collection + Rotating Exhibit Pieces
  • Artisan-made dolls in each room
  • Digital self check-in
  • Marble + Glass Showers
  • Yoga, Picnic, Paddle, SUP or Spa Packages available
  • Dining at award winning waterfront Drake Devonshire steps away
  • Pet Fee $35 — room will be outfitted with HEPA Filter — pets cannot be left unattended in guest rooms unless crate-trained

Dog-Friendly Resorts in Ontario

Looking for a dog-friendly resort? These dog-friendly resorts are by ski slopes, and/or beautiful cottage-country lakes. You’re sure to find plenty of vacation-friendly activities to do too!

10. Blue Mountain Inn

Collingwood, Ontario

The classic Blue Mountain Inn — an excellent choice for the outdoor couple who enjoy snowshoeing, outdoor hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and tubing activities.

Note: pet-friendly rooms require a minimum 2-night stay

  • Indoor and outdoor hot tubs + indoor pool
  • Dining and Bar
  • Onsite Spa
  • Nearby access to Blue Mountain ski trails
  • Complimentary overnight parking
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 12:00 PM (early check-in and late check-out available as part of a special package)
  • Pet Fee: $50.00 Pets receive treats, pet bed, waste disposal bags, and dog bowls. Pets must be kennelled in a hotel room while unsupervised and must advise Front Desk of approximate time of return. Full pet policy on website.
  • Limit one pet per room, contact hotel for more pet details

11. Horseshoe Valley Resort

Barrie, Ontario

Is Blue Mountain a bit too far for your tastes? Can’t quite get the Scandinave Spa reservation for the day you’re looking for?

Then you should definitely consider visiting Horseshoe Valley Resort.

With the newly opened Vetta Nordic Spa and the limited time Day Pass Spa package, Horseshoe Valley Resort is an appealing option for couples looking for a spa or ski getaway.

  • Indoor and outdoor hot tubs + indoor pool
  • Dining and Bar
  • Onsite Spa
  • Nearby access to Horsehoe Valley ski trails
  • Longest Snow Tubing Trail in Ontario
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Pet Fee: $35.00 Must advise Front Desk of approximate time of return. Pets do not need to be kennelled while left unattended in hotel room. Full pet policy

12. Viamede Resort

Kawartha Lakes, Ontario

Looking for a lake view, casual resort to bring your loved one and your pup to? Viamede Resort on the shores of Stoney Lake is a perfect choice for an active getaway.

Bonus points — this space offers an off-leash dog park too.

Extra Bonus Points — Viamede Resorts works closely with Golden Rescue, a non-profit single-breed dog rescue group

  • Corner air-jet tubs in each room
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Dining
  • 9 KM Forest Trails
  • Lake View Cottages Available
  • Indoor and Outdoor Pools
  • Sand Beaches
  • Tennis Courts and Sporting Fields
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • An On-Site Working Farm
  • No pet fee, Complimentary dog treats, waste disposal bags, dog bowls, and extra leashes as required
  • Shaded off-leash dog park on-site

Dog-Friendly Cabin Getaways for the Adventurous Couples

No cabin fever here! In this section you’ll find plenty of gorgeous couples-only (or small groups!) cabins all around Ontario that are also dog-friendly and filled with plenty of getaway fun. From off-grid tiny cabins to cool day drinking options, these pup-friendly cabin getaways are sure to be a hit for you and your four-legged pooch.

13. Cabinscape

Around Ontario

Tiny off-grid, ecologically-sound cabins that are pet-friendly and literal goals of aesthetic cabin vibes? Sign me up please.

Cabinscape currently offers a selection of 12 gorgeous pet-friendly cabins to choose from.

Every cabin is ultra-tiny — at 160 sq ft — it’s basically a guaranteed snuggle cuddle fest with you, your dog, and your loved one.

  • Solar powered, low-carbon, eco-friendly getaway (indoor composting toilet)
  • Most offer lake views, hiking trails, sledding, snowshoeing, biking, and many cabins offer snowmobile passes too
  • Haliburton cabins include option to ice fish, cross-country ski, or ice climb
  • Optional Celebration Package services available
  • Pet Fee $25 per night — one pup per cabin
  • Shaded off-leash dog park on-site

Related: Pine Falls Lodge Review — An Under-the-Radar Luxury Glamping Tent Experience

14. Muskoka Beer Spa

Torrance, Ontario

Beer connoisseurs, day drinker couples, and late-night stargazing sauna lovers rejoice! This spa getaway was made literally for you. Thanks to its special winter offer — these cabins are currently dog-friendly until the end of March too!

Note: Unfortunately the hot tub, pools, and steam rooms are not available until April 2022

  • Amazing stargazing views — Located beside Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve — one of 15 amazing places to go stargazing in Ontario.
  • 1980’s and 1990’s Vintage VHS Nostalgia Galore — 100s of vintage vhs in cabin
  • In-Room Draught Taps and Fresh Kegs available
  • Outdoor Skating Rink
  • Snowshoeing
  • Winter Campfires
  • Kids eat free from kids menu
  • Complimentary Supervised day programming for those 5 and under (summer only)
  • Beach and Lake Access
  • On-Site Massage Therapy (Coming Soon!)
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 10:00 AM

Note: Muskoka Beer Spa is currently offering a ‘Winter Bribe’ deal:

  • $25 / person per night for any length of stay from Sunday through Thursday between the months of January to March.
  • Booking 4+ Adults — and you’ll also get a complimentary keg

Don’t forget to add promo code: BRIBE before booking.

15. Camp Bongopix

Whitney, Ontario

19+ , Cannabis-Friendly, LGBTQ AND Pet-Friendly? As if that wasn’t enough of a plus, couples can camp like it’s 1989!

No Wi-Fi but all the retro nostalgia. Enjoy Super Nintendo and N64 games, VHS tapes, board games and even retro magazines at these Camp Bongopix’s pet-friendly cabins.

  • 5 different cabin options — bookable on Airbnb
  • 5 min drive to restaurants, LCBO, and Algonquin Park Hiking Trails
  • Lodge Options are Pet-Friendly Too
  • Waterfront cabins (select cabins)
  • Auto-heat and woodstove cabin options available
  • Each cabin has its own firepit
  • Retro nostalgia galore — Cassettes, Super Nintendo, VHS, Board Games, Retro Magazines
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 11:00 AM

16. Red Bay Lodge

Mar, Ontario (Bruce Peninsula)

Ever thought of visiting the Bruce Peninsula in the winter? I certainly didn’t!

If exploring the Bruce Peninsula sounds like the perfect romantic, rustic, adventure challenge for you — then you should seriously consider Red Bay Lodge.

While the lodge itself is not dog-friendly, they do offer dog-friendly cabins nearby.

Note: unfortunately all winter cabins seem to be booked until the beginning of March — so you may want to consider a delayed getaway if you’re planning something for Valentine’s Day!

  • Large stone fireplace in the lodge
  • Near Bruce Peninsula’s Dark Sky Preserve
  • Breakfast included
  • 15 one and two bedroom cabin options
  • Sledding, X-country skiing
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • $40 Pet Fee per night per pet. Maximum 2 pets per cabin

17. Edgewater Park Lodge

Kearney, Ontario

Make snowmobiling and ATV a romantic outdoor adventure at Edgewater Park Lodge.

Edgewater Park Lodge’s cabins are pet-friendly and are the perfect crash pad for a winter Algonquin getaway.

Don’t forget to bring your own linens, toiletries (yes toilet paper too!) before you go!

  • Lakeside Cabins
  • Snowmobile Trails (must bring your own snowmobile)
  • Dining
  • BBQ Gazebo
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • $50 Pet Fee per stay (not per night!). Must be notified a pet is coming at time of reservation Maximum 2 pets per cabin

Honorable Mentions — Dog-Friendly Getaways

Sadly not all my finds are winterized — but these options are most definitely worth a consideration if you’re looking for a warmer, romantic, and unique dog-friendly getaway!

Long Point Eco-Adventures

St. Williams, Ontario

Glamping packages are made ultra-easy at Long Point Eco-Adventures.

With varying degrees of ‘rustic glamping’ for you to pick and an upcoming vacation planner for 2022 — look forward to having most of the planning done for you that suits any vacation budget.

Alabaster Acres

Caledon, Ontario

Alabaster Acres is all about romanticizing farm life.

With king-sized beds in their pet-friendly safari-styled glamping tents — this is truly a luxurious glamping experience.

Extra bonus? Complimentary continental breakfast and the very fun option of meeting the goats and alpacas around the farm!

Conclusion

Finding a pet-friendly and couple-friendly getaway with extra romantic or unique amenities can feel SO hard — especially when you’re researching alone!.

Hopefully with this list in hand, it’s less difficult and a much more enjoyable experience! Now go on — get romantic, get adventurous, have fun, and remember to pack your pup this Valentine’s day!

Share this post!

shares

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Maria | SYDE Road

Maria | SYDE Road

A *mostly* dog-friendly content creator based in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Look forward to reviews, dog mom stories, and travel anecdotes.