Winter Escape

Recently, my husband and I celebrated our “dating anniversary” by treating ourselves to a winter weekend get-away at Millcroft Inn. We both needed to get away and relax (and to be able to sleep beyond 6:30 AM, which is hard to do when our furry companion reminds us of her routine everyday; she has yet to understand the concept of weekends).



We stayed in the Main Mill and booked a couples massage during our stay. The room was nicely decorated with antique furniture. The bed had the right firmness for us, so our sleep quality was very good – we both slept well past 6:30 AM. The massage was very lovely, similar to ones we received from Gina’s Health and Beauty Spa.


There are a few walking trails on the inn property. We went for a lovely walk (and got a little bit lost). The trails were marked; however due to the continual snowfall, some trails were more cleared than others. My husband has yet invested in winter boots, mostly because we both dislike shopping, and this was the limit to where we could walk.


Two furry friends joined us on the trail. It was a pleasant surprise.


Breakfast was not included with the stay. For an extra $17.00 per person, you are served the breakfast buffet which includes freshly baked pastry, eggs (on that day it was Eggs Benedict on the table, but you can order other kinds of eggs), bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, smoked salmon, granola & cereal, various kinds of juice, tea, coffee, and other baked goods (with small cute jars of jam).


We were seated in the dining pod overlooking the falls. It was beautiful!


For our anniversary dinner, we decided to venture into town and try Ray’s 3rd Generation Bistro Bakery. The picture above was their chicken supreme stuffed with artichoke cream. The food was cooked perfectly. I highly recommend this restaurant when in Alton.

This lovely weekend, of course, came with a price; however, it was much needed. I felt rejuvenated afterwards. My husband and I were thinking of coming back here for our 15th or 20th year anniversary.

I now have these lovely winter pictures to look at when the weather outside is looking grey and dreary.

Millcroft Inn & Spa
55 John Street
in the Village of Alton
Canada L7K 0C4

Ray’s 3rd Generation Bistro Bakery
Hours of Operation – 9 AM to 9 PM Tuesday to Saturday; lunch is served starting at 11:30 AM; dinner is served starting at 5:00 PM until close
1475 Queen St.
Alton, ON
L7K 0E4



  1. This looks so nice and relaxing! This is a good reminder that sometimes we just need to get away from everyday life and just get away for a little while. With our busy travel (incl. 3 weddings) schedule this year, I don’t see us being able to do something like this until next year. (Or rather, it would feel like yet another thing to “schedule in,” which is the last thing you want for a weekend getaway!)

    Tomorrow I’m treating myself to a day away from Food Not Bombs so that we can go have afternoon tea in Stratford 🙂

    I also have the luxury of the more flexible schedule – have been seriously contemplating going to Atlanta this fall to visit with a friend for a week or so.

    • I think that if you want a massage – Gina’s is good too. But, if you want to have a special weekend away for a celebration – this is the place to do it. It’s our tradition to do something for ourselves for our dating anniversary. 🙂

      Yay for treating yourself! I think that’s important for sure.

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