No doubt, autumn is a beautiful time for a getaway, but it encompasses a broad stretch of time that includes many micro-seasons. So when should you come for a getaway? Well that depends on what you want to see and do. Here's our breakdown...
Mid September: Great hiking weather, sometimes even swimming weather; no bugs; no crowds; fall colours are starting.
Late September: Fall colours are really going good and working up to peak (or hitting peak in the higher elevations); great time to hike the hardwood forests; hit the trails that take you to viewpoints looking out over the tops of trees; take lots of photos; stay up late and watch the stars.
Early to mid October: Colours peak (sooner in Algonquin Park, later in the rest of the region); hear the leaves swish around your feet as you walk the trails and look up as the colour moves lower in the understory; slow country drives to take it all in; Thanksgiving long weekend lets you get a longer break to really shake the city off.
Mid to late October: Maples have finished their show and the tamaracks are putting on the Golden Encore; invigorating walks; toasty fires.
November: discover the subtle beauty of the November forest; save more with Quiet Season rates in effect; no crowds; time to relax, catch up on reading, get away from it all; Girlfriends' Getaway weekend in Huntsville.
Most Dates in September and October:
$240 for a 2-night stay
Thanksgiving Long Weekend:
$280 for a 2-night stay OR $375 for a 3-night stay
$220 for a 2-night stay
Prices include breakfast and accommodation for two people in a Coach House Room. Add $10/night for the Homestead Room. Add 13% HST.
Find available rooms in the Coach House here. If you don't find an available room for your dates, email us to find out if the Homestead Room is available.
What's available during prime colours?
Many weekends are already filling up, but if you can come midweek, or take a Friday or Monday off work, or have no commitments for the Thanksgiving Long Weekend, you've got more options. Here are some...
Sept 22 & 23: Carriage & Granary Rooms
Sept 23 thru 25: Granary Room
Sept 25 thru 27: Homestead Room (book by email/phone)
Sept 29 & 30: Green & Loft Rooms
Sept 30 & Oct 1: Granary Room
Oct 3 & 4*: Green, Carriage & Loft Rooms
Oct 5 thru 8: selection of rooms available
Thanksgiving Weekend Oct 9 thru 11: Homestead Room (book by email/phone)
Oct 12 thru 15: selection of rooms available
Oct 18 and beyond: selection of rooms available
*Saturday & Sunday nights: great choice if you can take Monday off work!
If you book your Fall Getaway by September 17, you can also get FREE $50 Gas Card and $50 in Spending Vouchers with your 2-night stay!
Call, email or book online. Visit Fall Fuel & Fun at Fern Glen Inn for details.