Looking for a home away from home this summer?
Middlesex County, located in Southwestern Ontario, has a host of unique accommodations off the beaten path. These accommodations will be sure to immerse you in the charm of the country but with all the amenities of the city. Close to activities such as walking trails, horseback riding, canoeing, and nineteen spectacular golf courses these accommodations are well suited to escaping the bustle of the city. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a summer retreat, there is something for everybody.
Clock Tower Inn (Strathroy)
History and luxury collide at the Clock Tower Inn. These Victorian designed rooms are located in the heart of Strathroy and are part of the historic Clock Tower building which was constructed in 1889 by the famous Canadian architect Thomas Fuller. At the time it was home to the Federal Postal Office and the Inland Revenue Offices. The historic building has been fully restored it to its former glory with guest suites featuring private baths, exposed brick, alcoves, and fireplaces. Still not convinced? The Inn also features a world-class restaurant, The Clock Tower Bistro, which boasts seasonal and locally sourced foods
Golden Pond RV Resort (Mossley)
Golden Pond RV Resort is not your average accommodation. This all-season camping site offers the best of nature but is only a twenty-minute drive away from London! Not a fan of camping in a tent or don’t own an RV? There is the option to rent a private trailer or cabin. Golden Pond’s cabin features a full bathroom, heating, air condition, a wraparound deck, and a satellite TV; you won’t be “roughing it” here! In terms of facilities the resort has everything you need for a family fun summer vacation including a swimming pool; volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts; a mini-putt course; a recreation centre; a restaurant on site; a playground; and, of course, a fully stocked fishing pond.
HomeTown Memories B&B (Parkhill)
For those looking for a true Middlesex County experience HomeTown Memories B&B in Parkhill is rich in history, hospitality, and local flair. The house, formally known as Tara Hall, is a fully restored historical building built in 1879 and one of the original homes in Parkhill. Unwind by exploring HomeTown Memories’ 1.4 acres of manicured gardens and pine trees and experience Canadian history first-hand. Situated on Parkhill’s main street, it is a short walk to the quaint shops of downtown Parkhill.
Victorian Pines B&B (Glencoe)
Still looking for that peaceful getaway in the county? Victorian Pines B&B in Glencoe is a lush retreat for nature lovers. The house, built in 1881, is styled after the great Victorian houses of Britain. Take a walk through the grounds, explore the nearby hiking trails and golf courses, bike along country paths, or even snowshoe and snowmobile during the winter months. A special feature of this B&B is the original carriage house on the property. Sit back on the porch with a cold drink in your hand and watch the golden sunsets between the trees!
Texas Longhorn Ranch (Strathroy)
A truly one of a kind getaway! Texas Longhorn Ranch is an adult B&B but with a twist: visitors stay in private covered wagons! Although these covered wagons might look like they are straight out of the old west each wagon has its very own porch, are hooked up to electricity, fully stocked with furniture, linens, and even wine glasses. Open yourself up to adventure and experience an authentic ranch lifestyle. With guided horseback riding next to the Sydenham River, campfires right outside your wagon, a large pool, and home cooked meals, Texas Longhorn will make you say “yee-haw”!
For more information on how to plan your next adventure in Middlesex County, please go to www.visitmiddlesex.ca.