A good night’s sleep is just the beginning….
Immersing yourself in all this area has to offer begins with finding the perfect place to call your home away from home. Be it an overnight stay, a weeklong getaway or a vacation free of calendar constraints, Lake Huron’s shoreline boasts an assortment of accommodations built on the unique stories of the families who own and operate them. Hosts-with-the-most pride themselves on offering exquisitely local guest experiences. Rest, recharge and ready yourselves for exploring the area’s gems.
Lakefront & River Front Views
Far from simply serving up a room with a view, accommodation providers such as Bonnie Doone Manor-on-the-Beach (Grand Bend) and Ipperwash Beach Club (Ipperwash) offer a variety of décor styles from the quaint to boutique and luxurious with water views and a variety of amenities. A romantic getaway or intimate family vacation are elevated and simplified with a stay at one of these beautiful, specialty lodgings.
If a cottage is more your style, cottage rental agencies such as Bluewater Cottage Rentals, Huron Shores Cottages, Deer Park Lodge, Watersedge Cottage Rentals and others can provide that coveted lakeshore-at-your-doorstep experience.
AROUND TOWN AMENITIES
Huron County’s largest accommodation provider, Oakwood Resort, offers a menu of relaxation ingredients, including a full service spa and recreation facilities suited for more than just the immediate family! An 18-hole golf course and games room are but two of this establishment’s leisure options.
The same is true for those destinations within a 10-minute walk to boardwalk and beach, and which are right next to a range of neighbourhood amenities inclusive of grocers, shopping and restaurants. Pine Dale Motor Inn, with an indoor saltwater pool, and Blue Water Motel, with an outdoor heated pool, are two such spaces boasting local, family-friendly charm (fire pits, picnic areas and more!) within walking distance of scenic Old Ausable Channel. With ample onsite parking, newly established Amber Hotel’s boutique-style decor meets the convenience of apartment-style living while also being situated within a short walk to Grand Bend’s Blue Flag beach and marina.
The Restorative Corridor & Accessible Retreats
If you’re looking to trade in on the hustle and bustle in favour of nestling in for the night, consider destinations along the restorative Highway 21 corridor. Unwind in a space where mature trees stand alongside budding vines and burgeoning vintages, as is the case at Hessenland Country Inn. Why not plan your stay when Hessenland hosts their unique Long Table Vineyard Dining event! The same is true of Bayfield’s The Ashwood Inn, which fuses an eclectically modern layout with the vibe of a mid-century relaxation destination – acreage of forest, newly renovated rooms, saltwater pool and locally sourced cuisine included!
Dreamz Inn, located en route to Goderich, takes accessibly-appointed stays to the next level. Accommodations fuse beautiful suite design with accessible layouts and amenities in this contemporary designer hotel.
Unique heritage accommodations blend character with comfort in some of the area’s finest overnight offerings. Built on the legacy of nineteenth century, stage-coaching days and flourishing tavern culture along Ontario’s West Coast, The Little Inn, The Lake House and Albion Hotel are nestled within Bayfield’s quaint shopping district and offer three great options for nostalgic nap times and first-class dining experiences at on-site restaurants. These curated stopovers range from guest accommodations inspired by local history to those with a touch of European design to quainter country-style arrangements. Concert and special event series offered throughout the year make the Grand Bend and Bayfield villages a great choice for the seasoned “stay overnight” explorer!
DIY Dream Destinations
For those DIY-travellers seeking to bring their vacation homes along for the ride, consider the range of trailer parks and campgrounds the area has to offer. If you are looking to make your home away from home within the catchment of Grand Bend central, Green Haven Trailer Park is a short walk to Grand Bend’s Main Street and beach, while family-friendly Klondyke Trailer Park, Rus-Ton Family Campground, Birch Bark Trailer Park and others are a short drive to town. Area trailer parks and campgrounds offer a variety of amenities and children’s programs, ensuring you get to rest on your vacation as well! Parkhill’s Great Canadian Hideaway even has a small animal petting corner. Carolinian Family Campground has been hosting families on their 23-acres of land surrounded by Carolinian forest for decades. Located by Ipperwash Beach, they run summer-long kid-focused activities.
In addition to seasonal and transient tent and trailer sites, a number of parks offer cabins and trailers for rent.
Furry Family Members Welcome
Travelling with the family pet can be a challenge, as a number of accommodation providers aim to be allergen-free, however we know welcoming families often means welcoming fido too. Consider Bonnie Doone Manor-on-the-Beach, Oakwood Resort, Pine Dale Motor Inn, Pinewood Motel or Bayfield South Suites to name only a few. And if you’re looking for a doggy daycare or overnight facility Play ‘N Stay K-9 Daycare and Boarding is located just 15 km outside of Grand Bend.