There’s no need to fret about hopping on a plane or landing on a far-away island to experience idyllic, post-wedding private time for two. Make the Ottawa region your romantic destination and book a deluxe getaway that’s inviting, convenient and carefree. Not only is the National Capital Region full of attractions you probably have yet to experience, there’s pampering available in spades, from divine spa facilities to charming patios and sumptuous wining and dining options.
Here’s a look at some of the area’s most attractive accommodations.
A distinguished four-diamond hotel at 525 Legget Drive in Kanata, Brookstreet offers a whole host of appealing amenities. They include
award-winning dining, live jazz at Options Jazz Lounge, saltwater pools, an on-site spa and a championship 18-hole golf course, along
with an executive 9-hole short course and a putting course. Its Escape Package, at $99.50 per person, per night, is great for a mini-moon.
It includes one night of luxury accommodation on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday night, a $50 food and beverage credit, highspeed WiFi, underground parking, and access to facilities such as the saltwater pools, whirlpools, saunas, and fitness center, based on
government regulations. www.brookstreet.com
A four-star luxury waterfront hotel in Gatineau, Hilton Lac-Leamy rises from the shore of Leamy Lake, just minutes from downtown
Ottawa. It’s also connected to the dazzling Casino du Lac-Leamy. Amenities include an upscale spa, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor
pools, and the Théâtre du Casino Lac-Leamy. There are also rental bikes available. This hotel’s dining opportunities are pretty spectacular
too. Restaurants range from Arôme Seafood and Grill, with its heated patio and glorious view of Lac de la Carrière, to Le Baccara, one of
the finest restaurants in Québec and the only CAA Five Diamond restaurant in the Ottawa area.
Wakefield Mill Hotel and Spa
Located at 60 Mill Road, Wakefield, in the heart of Gatineau Park, the Wakefield Mill Hotel and Spa blends charm and comfort with history
and scenic splendour. Here you can enjoy fine French and Québécois cuisine that’s infused with international flair, experience an outdoor
massage in the Spa Forest, and end your day in a hot tub while soaking up the panoramic water view and lush scenery. wakefieldmill.com
Fairmont Le Château Montebello
Often described as the world’s largest log château or “cabin,” Fairmont Le Château Montebello is a one-of-a-kind destination where you
can forge great memories as a newly married couple. An hour from Ottawa, at 392 Notre Dame, Montebello, the resort draws guests from
all over the world thanks to its unique architecture, rustic beauty and verdant natural setting. Established in 1930, the site was a private
club for the rich until 1970, when it opened to the public. On the occasion of its 90th anniversary this year, it’s offering various promotions,
along with a romance package that’s definitely captivating. A golf club, a spa, a yacht club, fine dining, an aquatic centre and all sorts of
activities, from tennis to hiking, are part of the appeal. fairmont.com/montebello
Further afield but still within easy driving distance, you’ll find Manoir Hovey, a five-star Relais & Châteaux property. Travel + Leisure
World’s Best Awards 2020 ranked this luxurious destination as the #2 resort hotel in Canada and #17 in the world. Located in North Hatley,
Québec, the 19th century mansion is set on 30 acres of woods and English gardens along prime lakeshore on scenic Lake Massawippi. It
offers year-round outdoor activities and world-class cuisine, plus loads of romantic ambience. manoirhovey.com