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Fat Biking? Night Skies? Hiking? Romantic Getaway? Self Care Packages? Girlfriends' Getaway? Book all three rooms at the Inn!!

Just a note about our Getaway Specials. Winter is spectacular in Bruce County and we wanted tell you about a magical experience Lisa had with her kids on last weekend. Did you know Bruce and Grey Counties have some amazing specialty dining experiences? Down Home, Sumac and Salt is a very small venue - sits just 16 on the main floor of a great old farm house located in the back of beyond in East Grey, about an hour from the Inn. The host restaurant was Down Home, Sumac and Salt (Joel and Hannah), and they were joined by Naagan chef, Zach Keeshig). It was a spectacular evening (outside as well - so cold that everything literally sparkled and the night sky was incredibly clear). The meal was a 7 course tasting menu with a bit of an indigenous twist thanks to Zack, and there were optional wine or juice pairings to accompany the meal. Each course was exquisite and all of the food was local with the exception of some finishing olive oil from Saltspring Island. We are so lucky up here to have such talented and innovative chefs, not just in town (you all know Room 797 is one of our favourites, and it's a tough choice with so many good local restaurants), but if you want to go a little further afield, there are countless independently owned restaurants and venues to have truly exceptional food experiences.

We're enjoying an unseasonably mild winter here in Southampton - just a bit of snow, so while snowshoeing isn't happening anywhere on the Peninsula, there's sure to be a big dump yet, in the meantime, wonderful walks and biking can still be had around town or day trips over to the Blue Mountains for a wine or cidery tour. Have you wanted to try a fat bike? Martin's Bike Shop up the street has them for rent. You can enjoy the rail trail or the beach on a fat bike and it's fun! Did you know we can hook you up with a local guide for a spectacular hiking or snowshoe adventure up the Peninsula? It's fun, off the beaten path and you'll hear stories about Indigenous history and the archeological and geographical history as well. Follow that up with dinner at one of our fabulous restaurants and you'll come back to the Inn and sleep soooo well!

Winter is a great time to book all three rooms at the Inn. Gather up your friends and/or family and the place is yours. Get outside or stay in and binge Netflix or immerse yourselves in one of those board games you received for Christmas. (Catan, Wingspan?). Enjoy meals from your favourite spots, do some shopping or have a self care afternoon with Re:Mind Wellness and indulge in a hot jade or Indian head massage.

Need incentive?


Best regards,

Paul and Lisa

We are grateful to acknowledge the Traditional Territory of the Anishinabek Nation: The People of the Three Fires known as Ojibway, Odawa, and Pottawatomie Nations. And further, give thanks to the Chippewas of Saugeen and the Chippewas of Nawash, now known as the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, as the traditional keepers of this land.

If you're up in July, there is an international dry stone building competition at the rebuilt Amphitheatre on the Saugeen First Nation, just outside town. It's a beautiful skilled trade and the Amphitheater, overlooking the mouth of the Mighty Saugeen River, is nothing short of breathtaking.

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