Overnight Stay in Prince Edward County

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Are you looking for a quick overnight stay, not too far from Toronto? Look no further than Prince Edward County!

Prince Edward County is about 2.5-3 hour from Toronto, located in southeastern Ontario. This popular day trip destination is known for having charming small towns, stunning views, amazing wineries or breweries and really, really great food!

For our overnight girl’s trip, we decided to focus on exploring the local towns, eating well (with drinks!) and checking out a few wineries. Had the weather been warmer, we may have made a stop to Sandbanks Provincial Park but we’ll save that for another time.

For a quick rundown of our stay, check out the video! But for those of you wanting to know the details, keep reading below.


9:00am: We leave Toronto and make a quick stop at Tim Hortons before hitting the road! There was a huge accident that closed the 401 highway that day so we opted to take the 407 ETR instead. It was smooth sailing all the way!!

12:00pm: Our first stop was Wellington County. Located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, there’s an adorable downtown core with shops and restaurants. The view is stunning!! Although we didn’t get that far, there’s a stoney beach and boardwalk area leading to a lighthouse.

1:00pm: It was time for lunch so we dropped into The Drake Devonshire Restaurant. We chose this spot specifically because it had a huge patio overlooking the lake. Everything on the menu looked scrumptous but I finally settled on the Chicken Club, made with a lemon herb chicken breast and marinated tomatoes. Paired with a white sangria… I was in heaven.

3:00pm: Check-in at the motel was not until 4pm so we stopped into Bloomfield on the way. I loved all the shops in this colourful little town! I picked up a gorgeous new ring at Casa Lucia, a birthday gift for my aunt at Keep, and lastly we stopped for ice cream at Slickers Ice Cream where I had an incredible rhubarb ginger scoop.

5:00pm: Time to check in at The June Motel! This place is just the cutest and I can’t even say in words how much I loved it. The retro vibe was on-pointe and there were a ton of special little details, both inside and out. The original hotel is located in Sauble Beach and you can watch the Netflix series to see how two women turned a dilapidated motel into a hip destination spot.

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6:00pm: As if we hadn’t eaten all day (LOL), we were starving and it was recommended we check out The Inn at Lake on the Mountain. Once again, the view was stunning but this time of the Bay of Quinte. The food was so good I forgot to take pictures again… but I did get a good shot of my sparkling lemoncello!

8:00pm: Back to the motel to put on some comfy clothes and roast s’mores by the fire before settling in with a good book. It was a long, eventful day… Time for bed!


9:00am: Rise and shine to get ready for the day. We headed to the lobby area for some coffee, muffins and fruit to fuel up. Of course, I had to buy myself a few souvenirs!

11:00am Check out and time to explore downtown Picton. Being the biggest of the towns we visited, it was easy to spend a few hours exploring the cute shops along Main Street. There were so many unique shops that ranged from clothing to art to home goods to books and more!


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1:00pm: Just 5mins from downtown Picton, our first winery stop was Black Prince Winery. This place had the quintessential winery vibe with lots of aged oak and rustic decor. We opted to do a wine tasting but for those of you wanting a non-alcohol option, they also do a vinegar tasting, which looked really cool. This stop also had a Disc Golf course and Wood Oven Pizza if you wanted to spend some extra time.

2:00pm: Our last destination before heading home was Huff Estates Inn and Winery. This property was much bigger and more modern than our previous stop, making it a great contrast to explore. We didn’t do a wine tasting here so instead we sat on the gorgeous patio overlooking the vines and enjoyed some hot, fresh pizza with sparkling lemonade. Incidentally, this winery is the brand behind The Junes’ private label wine.

THANK YOU Prince Edward County for a wonderful night away! Until we meet again 😀

Interested in more day-trip reviews? If so, let me know in the comments below! But if self-planning is not your thing, check out my post for tips on using a Travel Agent.

Happy Travels!!

xoxo, Mary


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