Sometimes you don’t have to go far away to discover magic, unforgettable places. And Canada is inviting you to explore its eco friendly, design places. First destination on our 2016 bucket list : Prince Edward County. “The” venue : The Drake Devonshire Inn.
The Drake Devonshire Inn is a 13 rooms boho-chic boutique hotel, overlooking Lake Ontario.At less than 4 hour drive from Montreal, you can enjoy the rural, lake tailored life with in a charming community. The inn is the sister property of the hip flagship, Drake hotel, located in Toronto.
Not long after we built our flagship Drake Hotel in the West Queen West neighbourhood of Toronto, we began dreaming about transplanting our boutique brand outside of the metropolitan centre, to Prince Edward County (…) say the Drake founders on their website.
Welcome to the « Drake by the lake »
Stay : Inspired by the neo rural hotel trend (have a look at the amazing Soho Farmhouse in the UK), Drake Devonshire Inn is located in an 19th century historic iron foundry, whose current design balances the urban, pop culture design, the trademark of the Toronto flagship, with the right touch of country living. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with a mix of colors, vintage and modern furniture. But there is so see much to see outside! The inn offers a beautiful restaurant serving delicious cocktails and PEC wines, a barn inspired pavillon for live music, art galleries, and most important, access to the local culture and events.
Eat : Devonshire’s Head Chef Matthew DeMille works at both restaurants in Toronto and Prince Edward county. The menu changes seasonally and stays faithful to local values: from lake and farm-to-table delicious features that will make your stay even tastier.
See: Among the excellent vineyards to visit in Prince Edward County, Norman Hardie Winery is a standout. If you come in summer time, take a ride to the Sandbanks National Park to enjoy numerous activities including the one of perfecting your tan.
For more information and booking: www.drakedevonshire.ca