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Alberta Accommodation

McCracken Country Inn and Tea House  Hinton, Edson Alberta  Toll Free 888-865-5662
McCracken Country Inn offers the comfort and privacy of a luxury hotel with the ambience of an old Country Inn. Our location in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, will give you the enjoyment, peace and quiet that you deserve

Newfoundland and Labradour

Battery Hotel & Suites St. John's, Newfoundland    Toll free 800-563-8181 
Famous for its "million-dollar view" of St. John's and harbour, Battery Hotel & Suites is located next to Signal Hill and only moments from downtown St. John's. Facilities include 125 rooms and suites (some with kitchenette and jacuzzi), dining room, lounge, guest laundry, and indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna.

Nova Scotia Accommodation


PLACES TO STAY - Ontario Canada

Blue Water Acres (Dwight, Muskoka)                        800-461-4279    
Winter Specials : January 5th to 31st WEEKENDS Stay Saturday & Sunday and pay midweek rate That's a savings of 15% to 20%
MIDWEEK Stay 3 nights Sunday through Through Thursday and save 20%
February 1st to 29th
Tuesdays are free in February!  Stay any three consecutive nights Sunday through Thursday and we will give you Tuesday night free ! Click here to see our Valentines  Specials   Valentines2004

Lake Edge Cottages  (Lakefield)                 1-866-LAK-EDGE
Get away from it all after the holidays for some rest & relaxation and enjoy 15% off our nightly rates between January 4 and 19, 2004.  Plus if you arrive before 5:00 PM we'll reward you with a $10 certificate redeemable at "In a Nutshell" in Lakefield, featuring gourmet gifts, food and delicious gourmet take-out. Also included:
Complimentary Traditional Huron Snowshoes
Complimentary Ski Passes to the Kawartha Nordic Ski Club worth $8.00
Romantic Fireplaces, gorgeous lake views and sunsets.
Outdoor skating on the pond.
Board games, books and magazines available to help you kick back.
Cozy flannel sheets and duvets for snuggling.
Hiking trails on site for moonlight strolls under a canopy of stars.
Complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

Bondi Village Resort             Dwight                     888-300-2132
Modern 2-6 bedroom units on Lake of Bays.  Relaxed, uncrowded family vacations on our own 600 acres. Fully equipped modern kitchens, 3 or 4 piece baths, All with superb uncrowded views. Canoe, and boat rentals. 15 km of hiking/cross country ski trails . 
2003 Rates are held over until the end of March 2004. 
  $400.00 for any 4 consecutive nights for 4 people.  Valid Jan. 5 to Jan. 29 inclusive.
Winter Snowshoe Special
$20.00 per pair for the weekend  Must be pre-booked with reservation Subject to availability of equipment.
Alpine Ski Package Tell us at time of booking and we will include lift tickets at Hidden Valley . Add: $30.00 per adult/youth           $20.00 per Jr/Sr. (Must be booked at least one week in advance of your stay)

High Fields Country Inn and Spa  (Uxbridge)               888-809-9992
High Fields Cross Country Ski Package:
Learn to x-country ski or brush up on your skills. Qualified CANSI instructor. 2 Evening Package includes accommodation, dinner and information session your evening, morning and afternoon ski sessions and all meals on
your full day, morning ski session, breakfast and lunch on your day of departure * plus * a two hour Hot Stone Massage each.  Only 2 Sessions Available:  Jan. 19th to 21st    or Feb. 20th to 22nd.  Please call reservations at 1-888-809-9992 Less than an hour's drive north east of Toronto.

Romantic Couples Valentine Packaged Weekend:
Begin your romantic weekend with a candlelight dinner in front of an open stone fireplace in a converted century barn. Partake of 3 meals the next day  and a full breakfast on your day of departure. Spa services include a massage during which we introduce Hot Stones and a special Dr. Renaud facial each. Spa treatments are in our Couples Treatment Suite where you are cocooned in a candlelight atmosphere with background relaxation music. Rates per couple from $1040. to $1440. Please call reservations at 1-888-809-9992. Less than an hour's drive north east of Toronto.

Allen's Landing Cottages (Emsdale)   705-787-5324
On Clear Lake, five fully equipped housekeeping cottages, 300 feet of shoreline. All of the cottages have lake views and two are lakeside. Newly renovated and furnished. Kitchen, 3 piece washrooms. Winter Seasonal Rentals. Three of the cottages are winterized. Downhill or cross-country skiing, snowmobiling nearby, ice skating, tubing, snowshoeing, tobogganing -- or just relaxing

Gananoque Inn     Gananoque                                     800-465-3101
4 Stars  Canada Select Recommended A beautiful restored historic 57 room, 106 year old Inn on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, in the heart of the 1000 Islands, 18 miles east of Kingston

Valentine Getaway Packages  February 13 and 14, 2004  Check into your room where chilled champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries await you. Slip into plush terry robes and relax until dinner when our chefís special Valentine Menu will tempt your taste buds. After dinner retire to your room for a quiet time together or extend the evening with a nightcap in our Pub or a trip to the Thousand Islands Charity Casino. Request a fireplace or Jacuzzi room for a very special indulgence. Packages include a night of accommodation, Champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries, a candlelit dinner, breakfast. Packages begin at $215 per couple. 
Winter Interlude 
November 7, 2003 to February 29, 2004  Privacy, seclusion and warm hospitality. What better way to take the chill out of a cold winterís night? Savour a candle lit dinner then return to your own cozy fireplace or perhaps soak in your Jacuzzi tub. Snuggle up in soft, velour robes and enjoy popcorn and a movie in your room, or perhaps enjoy a little nightlife at the nearby1000 Island Casino, Ontarioís newest gaming venue. one night of accommodation champagne and chocolates in your dinner for two room breakfast for two. Packages begin @$210 per couple.     

Beauview Cottage Resort                                   800-363-6047
  3 Stars Canada Select Recommended - A small, quiet, friendly unpretentious year round lakeside resort with 6 housekeeping cottages on Lake of Bays. 2 hours north of Toronto, gas fireplaces, All cottages have satellite TV, two cottages with jacuzzi tubs, three cottages with Personal HOT TUBS.  Ice skating rink, Snowmobile Trails, Cross Country/Downhill Ski, Snow Tubing Park closeby.
10% off  Sunday to Thursday - minimum 2 night stay    Down Hill Ski or Snowboard Package Hidden Valley Downhill Skiing, (ski rentals available)   includes 2 all day lift tickets  and 2 bedroom cottage accommodation  from $450/ weekend for 2 - 4  people plus taxes  Snow Tubing Package      Rock Ridge Snow Tube Rides includes 2 - 2 hours lift tickets  and 2 bedroom cottage accommodation  from $385/ weekend for 2- 4 people plus taxes.
Romantic Getaway for Two     includes cottage with personal outdoor hot tub, gas fireplace, TV/VCR with satellite, terry robes, towels and a complimentary bottle of wine  from $390/ weekend for 2 people plus taxes  Couch Potato Getaway for Two     includes cottage with gas fireplace, TV/VCR with satellite, terry robes, towels and a complimentary popcorn and videos  from $360/ weekend for 2 people plus taxes  


VISIT the Echo Valley Observatory (Huntsville)                          705-789-4417
Year round professional facility, 3 storey Domed observatory, with state of the art 40cm Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, treetop observation deck. Expert instruction in astronomy, Available for public viewing, private, group bookings.

Fish for Walleye, Trout or Muskie  with Captain Action Charters.
 Muskoka's #1 Guide Service  705-789-3126


Maple Syrup Festivals - All over Ontario and Quebec in early April - sleigh rides, maple taffy products, see how its made

SNOWMOBILING - Muskoka Motion Snowmobile Rentals, Huntsville  705-789-0262  Hourly and Daily Tours by advance reservation


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