With all the wine you’ll be sampling in Prince Edward County, it’s a good idea to treat yourself to a weekend getaway or stay the night (so no one has to be DD!). Luckily for visitors to The County there are lots of great places to stay scattered throughout the wine region, all of which offer a little something different – from hotels to B&Bs to Airbnbs and everything in between. Here at The County Wine Tours we’ve compiled a list of the best of the best spots to rest after a day of wine tasting in PEC – after all, wine tasting is hard work.
Here are our top 10 suggestions for where to stay in Prince Edward County (PEC):
1) Drake Devonshire
Right in the heart of Wellington, the Drake Devonshire opened in 2014 on the site of the former Devonshire Inn. The County outpost of the popular Toronto hotspot has stayed true to its roots, offering beautifully appointed rooms, a delicious menu (hello brunch!), and special events including paint nights and live music. While staying at the Drake Devonshire is on every County visitor’s wishlist, the boutique hotel only has 11 rooms and two suites, and it’s booked solid most of the year – so call way, way ahead to get a room. If you can’t find a room, drop by for a meal and enjoy the waterfront views (and the killer Caesar).
613-399-3338 // 24 Wharf Street, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0
Angeline’s is a popular choice for visitors to PEC, including Prime Minister Trudeau and his wife Sophie, who stopped by recently on a trip to celebrate her birthday. The inn offers both rooms and cottages depending on your group size, and their on-site restaurant The Hubb Eatery is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
613-393-3301 // 433 Main Street (Hwy 33) P.O. Box 16, Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0
3) The Waring House
The Waring House is a charming hotel in Picton set against a stunning 19th century stone farmhouse. It’s one of the larger venues in The County, and is popular for weddings and events. Our favourite part of the property is The Barley Room pub, which has delicious pub food and local live music most nights of the week.
613-476-7492 // 395 Sandy Hook Rd, Picton, ON K0K 2T0
4) Isaiah Tubbs
Right on the shores of West Lake you’ll find Isaiah Tubbs, which offers private cottages and hotel-style rooms for visitors to The County. This is also one of the larger properties in The County, and is popular for weddings and events. Guests can use their canoes and kayaks during down time from wine tasting, or relax by the outdoor pool that’s open during the summer.
613-393-2090 // 1642 County Rd 12, Prince Edward, ON K0K 2T0
5) Cribs on the Creek
Cribs on the Creek is exactly what they describe: a four-room boutique property built over a small creek. The floor-to-ceiling windows show off the modern decor in the rooms (we know because Erin’s house is around the corner and we always walk by!), and guests can choose between The Crib (for two), The Cottage (for 5), or The Pad (for 6). This property is steps from the Drake Devonshire and downtown Wellington, and is an ideal jumping off point for cycling to wineries (perhaps on one of our bicycle wine tours!).
613-242-0008 // 43 Wharf St, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0
6) The Inn at Huff Estates
Huff Estates is one of the largest wineries in The County, and you can stay right on the property in one of their 21. Guests get a free wine tasting and winery tour with your stay (bonus!) and on weekends during the summer you can enjoy live music in the restaurant (which serves delicious pizzas – we tried them for “research” purposes).
613-393-5802 // 2274 County Rd.1 (P.O. Box 300) Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0
7) The Edward
The Edward is the new kid on the block and has already proven to be a hotspot to stay in The County. This Cape Cod-style bed and breakfast opened in spring 2017 and offers three suites with a cozy and peaceful vibe – just check out their Instagram to see what we’re talking about. Bonus: they make their own granola for the breakfast bar, and you can take the recipe home when you leave.
613 661 6389 // 662 County Road 7 Prince Edward, ON K0K
8) Lake on the Mountain Resort
Lake on the Mountain is one of our favourite gems in The County – it’s a lake perched 200 feet above the shores of the Bay of Quinte. This property offers beautiful scenic views, and delicious food at The Inn restaurant, or at Miller House (we recommend the charcuterie). Rent one of the resort’s small cottages, or opt to stay in their “House Across the Road” – a beautiful, red-brick house from the late 19th century which offers various rooms and suites. This is also your chance to switch things up from wine to beer by visiting the Lake on the Mountain brewery.
613-476-1321 // 264 County Rd 7, Prince Edward, ON K0K 2T0
9) The June Motel
This boutique hotel is one of the more hip options in The County. The 16-room Picton hotel has some seriously Insta-worthy decor and they offer guests more than just a room (and more than Good Vibes). Join in on their Saturday morning yoga class, or head to the bar for a wine o’clock happy hour between 5PM and 6PM.
613-476-2424 // 12351 Loyalist Pkwy, Picton, ON K0K 2T0
10) Other B&Bs
If you’re looking for a smaller bed and breakfast experience, you’re covered. The County is chock-full of great options in Bloomfield, Picton, Wellington, and the surrounding areas. You can also check out the Newsroom Suites, The Village Suites, or Airbnb – which is full of great rental options too, of course.
There you have it! Our top 10 places to stay in The County list should give you a good idea of where to rest your head after a long day of wine tasting with us. If you can’t find something that suits you feel free to reach out – we’re always happy to recommend other options.
Now that you’ve booked a place to stay, check out our Sip & Cycle bike wine tours – after all, you’ll need something to do while you’re in The County. Cheers!