The Southern Ontario Traveller
The Southern Ontario Traveller

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In this issue of the Southern Ontario Traveller:

Romance and Pumpkins - Perfect for your Health!
Suite Escape Romance Packages - Mmmm...
And Now for Your Romantic Getaway Attir...
Vintage Romance in the "Port"
Sunset, Stars and Sunrise - All You Need for Romance
Niagara - Love Under the Spectacular Falls
A Culinary Festival to Treat Your Loved One
Four Diamond Luxuries - You're Worth It!
A Theatrical Rainbow of Romance
Here's Your Chance for a "Ship-Board" Romance...
For a Perfect Couple - A Perfect Day
Canopy Beds and Hot Tubs - Oh My!
Snuggle Up - Make Special Memories!
Go Retro for Romance....
Music and Theatre at your Romantic Fingertips!
Consider Wonderful, Affordable Woodstock!
A Colourful Cornucopia of B&B's to Enjoy
Rekindle, Renew and Relax...
Let's Just Escape and Hide for the Weekend!
A Paradise for You and Your RV



Romance and Pumpkins - Perfect for your Health!
Need to escape? How about a romantic getaway from your everyday? Travelodge Simcoe has suites available with Jacuzzi tubs for a little personal time. Enjoy use of our indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, and steam room. Use our on-premises fitness facility- Norfolk Fitness Centre to burn off that extra bit of stress or to help get your edge back. Call for great escape rates and to see how we can build a romantic dinner into your package. Don't forget about Pumpkinfest in nearby Waterford on October 22-24, 2004

Suite Escape Romance Packages - Mmmm...
Escape to Niagara Falls - where the World Falls in Love...Suite Escape Romance Packages include: Embassy Suites Hotel Niagara Falls Fallsview Suite Accommodations, Fallsview Dinner for two (a $75 value), Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate delivered to your Suite with a Bottle of Champagne. Turn down Service with Rose Petals on your pillow, Cooked-to-Order Breakfast, Evening Manager's Reception with 2 Complimentary Alcoholic Beverages, Complimentary Casino, Falls & Attractions Shuttle throughout your stay, Luxurious Fallsview Jacuzzi & Fireplace Suites also available.

And Now for Your Romantic Getaway Attire
This season is the perfect reason to get away, spend some quiet, romantic time, to wear warm woolly sweaters and take walks together holding hands. Now that cooler weather is coming, it's the perfect opportunity for a relaxing weekend away. Come to Windsor Crossing Premium Outlets. Put on warm sweaters and jeans and take long walks outside. Avoid the Christmas shopping frenzy by taking advantage of spectacular savings and extraordinary values with a VIP Discount Getaway package to Windsor. Windsor Crossing Premium Outlets offers overnight shopping packages with hotels only minutes from our mall. Call Customer service for more details.

Vintage Romance in the "Port"
Experience the ambiance of 19th century architecture, vintage stained glass, tiffany lamps and a spectacular harbour view at the Port Mansion Dinner Theatre. Indulge in the excellent food at Tremolo's Restaurant and then take in a play at an intimate cabaret style theatre. Then, enjoy relaxing accommodations at the Gold Award Winning Comfort Inn Hotel in St. Catharines. All guestrooms feature in-room coffee, irons/boards, and hairdryers and in-room movies. Local calls are free. Package also includes a gift certificate for the Golden Griddle Family Style Restaurant and a welcome package. Call the hotel to book directly and ask for the Port Mansion Theatre Package.

Sunset, Stars and Sunrise - All You Need for Romance
Sneak away with your partner. It's time for just the two of you. Quiet and relaxing. Bring your favourite bottle of wine and toast to romance and what makes being together special. King size beds and double Jacuzzi tubs. Fireplaces - curl up in front. A shoreline, to walk along where there is no need for words. The sunsets of Lake Huron will take your breath away. Brentwood on the Beach has the ambiance to set the mood. Love, laugh; enjoy the company of each other. Here you'll believe again that romance can last forever.

Niagara - Love Under the Spectacular Falls
Take your pick of romantic locations for a late fall getaway, Niagara has whatever your heart desires! Choose moonlight on the water overlooking the Falls, or the flicker of the firelight from a cozy fireplace room. Romance packages are available at most of the hotels throughout Niagara. Sheraton Fallsview Hotel & Conference Centre, The Embassy Suites, and the Holiday Inn Fort Erie are just some of the many choices you have in Niagara. "Niagara's Great Escapes - Fall, Winter & Spring 2004/5," our most recent publication, will give you many romantic weekend getaway choices. If you are visiting Niagara, stop at Gateway Niagara at the Casablanca exit in Grimsby and visit our Information and Welcome Centre, open 7 days a week year round, for discount room reservations and attraction tickets as well as Niagara information.

A Culinary Festival to Treat Your Loved One
An exquisite place with outstanding cuisine that is perfect for wonderful honeymoons, special getaways and extended stays. Stratford is home to many luxurious accommodations that are in elegant settings. Fireplaces, whirlpool bathtubs, feather-topped beds, and jewel coloured walls served with European style breakfasts will charm you. Try one of the Stratford Festival's fabulous packages, or if you have an appetite for romance, why not bring your loved one to be wined and dined at the Stratford Culinary Festival along with sensational packages offered from 4 Seasons Stratford. Otherwise come to one of Stratford's spas and relax and enhance your natural beauty.

Four Diamond Luxuries - You're Worth It!
Pamper yourself and someone you love with a weekend getaway at Casino Windsor's luxurious Four Diamond Hotel. Relax in a beautifully appointed room, health spa, and pool and enjoy 24-hour concierge and room service. From the moment you arrive, let romance be the theme of your stay. Casino Windsor's friendly concierge staff can have a romantic gift basket with wine and chocolate waiting in your room. Begin by melting the stress away and arrange for a soothing massage, facial or one of many spa services at Martin's Coiffeur located on the second floor. Once you've settled in, dine at The Riverside Grille, conveniently located in the hotel lobby. Scrumptious menu choices and a gorgeous view of the Detroit skyline set the mood for an unforgettable evening.

A Theatrical Rainbow of Romance
This winter add "Colour To Your World" with a Romantic Getaway Package from award-winning Drayton Entertainment - Canada's most successful professional theatre company! Escape with your sweetheart to the charming village of St. Jacobs for "It Runs in the Family", an outrageous British farce on stage at the intimate Schoolhouse Theatre until December 31st. From the pen of Ray Cooney, "It Runs in the Family" is a classic laugh-a-minute, lie-a-minute medical farce that promises to leave audiences in stitches. Chalk full of hilarious plot twists, this play keeps you wondering what could possibly happen next! Whatever the budget, Drayton Entertainment can help you create a relaxed and romantic getaway with a truly unforgettable theatre experience! Prices start as low as $170.00 per couple and include 1 night accommodation, dinner for two, and theatre tickets for "It Runs in the Family".

Here's Your Chance for a "Ship-Board" Romance...
Sometimes you just want to escape with your sweetheart - away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! The Seacliffe Inn is your retreat. Less than an hour south of Windsor, hidden on Lake Erie's north shore, the Seacliffe Inn is a cozy well-kept secret. Guest quarters are decorated in a rich nautical theme, with gas fireplaces warming every room in the Inn. On-site dining room, room service and fully licensed lounge ensure your hideaway is complete! Want to venture out? Beaches, parks, & shopping are close by.

For a Perfect Couple - A Perfect Day
Soothe your spirit and invigorate your love life with a trip to Elgin County - St. Thomas. How about a stroll through a quaint little village where you can enjoy a delectable lunch at the Sparta Tearoom? Visit our many local artists' galleries or drive to Port Stanley for a picnic on the beach. In the evening see a play at the Princess Theatre followed by a late evening meal at one of our many fine restaurants. To top off the perfect autumn day check in to the Comfort Inn for a cozy stay. Sip on some Meadowlane wine as you soak in a whirlpool tub just for two. Have breakfast on us while you plan your next day's adventure. There's much more to share in Elgin County!

Canopy Beds and Hot Tubs - Oh My!
No romantic hideaway is complete without a double Jacuzzi en-suite and Waterloo Region's B&Bs offer them in all shapes and sizes. You'll find a canopy bed, fireplace and classic 19th Century French elegance at Les Diplomates in Waterloo. If you're dreaming of a quaint village retreat, try the pretty-as-a-picture Country Loft tucked cozily in a converted pottery at Hilldrop House in Baden. If you'd like to hot-tub under the stars, how about the delicate hand-painted beauty of the King Suite at Mornington Crescent in Kitchener? Luxury, privacy and tranquility with the personal touch, a B&B is always a delightful surprise.

Snuggle Up - Make Special Memories!
Escape from the hustle and bustle and enjoy an autumn retreat in Brantford, Ontario! This community, located along the banks of the Grand River, has much to offer and is within an hour's drive of the GTA and the region of Niagara. Stay at the luxurious Alexandra Bed & Breakfast, Days Inn Brantford, or Comfort Inn Brantford, dine at the John Peel Restaurant or The Keg Steakhouse & Bar; take in the sights at the Brant Museum & Archives, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, or Kanata Village, and while you are here, go shopping for one of a kind gifts at Flim Flam Gift Gallery, Donn Zver Pottery, and get a head start on your Christmas list or find that antique treasure you have always been looking for at Maus Park Antiques.

Go Retro for Romance....
A taste reminiscent of the past is what can be found at the Retro Suites. Located in the Historic King & William Block in Chatham, Ontario, Retro Suites offers a unique flavour in every room. For an extra special retreat, book a Romance Package, which features: one night's accommodation, a luxurious first-class premier suite, a bottle of chilled bubbly, chocolate covered strawberries, a lavish fruit tray with a decadent array of fine cheeses and rose petals scattered throughout to spark the romance. Complement your visit to the Chatham-Kent area with a live performance at the Kiwanis Theatre, museum and art gallery tours, boutique shopping and exquisite fine dining.

Music and Theatre at your Romantic Fingertips!
Come and spend a cozy romantic weekend in Guelph and Wellington County! Enjoy a tasty lunch at one of our lovely cafés. Follow lunch with a dreamy riverside walk on one of our many trails. Take in one of the River Run Centre's fall performances, whether you're a fan of music or theatre, you'll be sure to find something to pluck at your heartstrings. Follow the theatre with a delectable dinner for two at any one of Guelph's romantic restaurants. Spend the evening in one our Bed & Breakfast's like Stone Gables Manor that offers a fireplace in every room for your romantic enjoyment.

Consider Wonderful, Affordable Woodstock!
The Quality Hotel and Suites in Woodstock makes the ideal romantic getaway destination. The perfect location to enjoy the country charm of Oxford County coupled with the elegance of an award winning diamond rated hotel. Located off Hwy 401 in Woodstock we offer a convenient location and award winning service. Amongst our 136 elegantly appointed guestrooms are a variety of room types to satisfy each individual's exacting requirements. We pride ourselves in being able to offer you upscale affordable elegance with small town charm and service. Our two largest King Suites with Jacuzzi bathtubs and fireplaces create the ideal setting to indulge in a romantic weekend away. A visit with us wouldn't be complete without partaking in the superb menu at Ody's restaurant and bar.

A Colourful Cornucopia of B&B's to Enjoy
Travel to Huron County - Ontario's West Coast for spectacular sunsets, romantic walks along the beach, evenings by the fireplace, fine food and dining. Treat yourself to a romantic dinner at the Benmiller Inn, Hessenland Country Inn or the Little Inn of Bayfield. On a cool, fall evening, nestle by the fireplace at a cozy cottage in Bayfield's Deer Park Lodge or Jowett's Grove. Head to our sandy beaches for a leisurely walk from Brentwood-on-the-Beach or Inn at the Port in Port Albert. Hike the Maitland Trail and enjoy the vibrant fall colours, feel the crisp leaves beneath your feet, and breathe in the cool autumn air.

Rekindle, Renew and Relax...
Let Sarnia-Lambton help you escape from the everyday pressures of today's hectic routines. With a multitude of unique Bed and Breakfasts, luxurious hotels and rustic lakeside cottages, you're sure to find the ideal setting to rekindle and relax. Refresh and renew your mind and body by indulging in spa treatments, hiking amongst nature's vibrant fall colour canvas or simply snuggling by a cozy fire. Enjoy sumptuous meals and decadent desserts in one of our many fine dining establishments or in the privacy and seclusion of your Jacuzzi suite. For romance packages in Blue Water Country check out our Stay & Play packages online.

Let's Just Escape and Hide for the Weekend!
Shhhhhh! Do Not Disturb! It's time for a little quality time with your significant other. Holiday Inn Fort Erie is the perfect place to hide for the weekend. Of course if you wanted to surface you could enjoy local activities such as gaming, shopping and theatre. But then again, with the Heart to Heart Package, which includes accommodations, dinner coupon, breakfast for two, an Enchanted Evening couples board game and welcome gift, there is no need to go anywhere. Upgrades available to suites including a gas fireplace and whirlpool tub. Freeland's Fine Dining restaurant is on site.

A Paradise for You and Your RV
Explore the wonders of Essex County from the comfort of your RV at Rochester Place Resort Inc. The vineyards, the historic sites, the golf courses, the birding sites, the beaches and more are dressed in their autumn splendour. The harvest season is upon us and the time is ripe to enjoy an intimate campfire and a getaway with a loved one. Rochester Place is open until late October for your romantic camping getaway.


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