for the past two years my hubby & i have been real busy. busy making & caring for the two littlest people in our lives. we were exhausted & ready for a little break! i suggested we visit Chicago this past summer, a place i've never been but have always wanted to! we booked. i freaked out. we cancelled. then i said maybe let's go to NYC instead. it's my favourite place on earth & i've been over a hundred times before so... it was a no brainer! we booked. i freaked out. we cancelled. we were out of options... everything interesting was a flight away & way too scary to navigate as two first time parents leaving their littles for the first time overnight!
less than a two hour drive from our home, in the most beautifully quaint town of Wellington, close to the exquisite Sand Bands Provincial Park, with a pulsing heartbeat of some of the most talented creatives in the country!
the Inn was unbelievable. the historic building managed to undergo a modern facelift while still keeping it's small town charm! the staff were overly accommodating, anticipating our every need. the food was incredible (hello, chicken & waffles!) & there was so much to see & do around the grounds.
wether it was playing some VERY intense games of pingpong in the glass box (the most modern edition to it's new look)... which i always won (obvi), taking the most epic selfies in their vintage photo booth, having a drink overlooking the waters of Lake Ontario or just chilling in the common areas equipped with a cozy fire place & all the coffee your heart could desire... i would say our stay was perfection!
our room (the foundry guest room on the first floor) was spacious, clean & had just the right amount of the Drake's signature quirk paired excitingly with rustic Canadiana! turndown even included cookies... so life was good.
to be honest, our two night stay felt more like we were visiting good friends in a family owned Inn more so then it felt like we were in a hotel. people smiled, we chatted forever with staff about 'The County' as the locals call it, learned about it's history & even saw the Inn Keeper running around town with like, 7 children in tow- does it get any cuter than that!?
if you have a chance to stay a night, have a meal or even pop in to take a look- you will NOT be disappointed!
we'll be back soon Drake Devonshire Inn, we miss you already.