Thursday, June 16, 2016

Travel: The Guesthouse at Vineland Estates

The Guesthouse at Vineland Estates

Overnight getaway at Vineland

I recently had a chance to spend the weekend at Vineland Estates Winery. It is a spectacular place to enjoy a getaway and partake in Niagara's local wines as well as culinary culture. 

Vineland is truly a beautiful spot and you will feel like you've been transported to somewhere entirely different while being so close to Toronto.

After our onsite wine tour and tasting,  my friends and I walked past The Carriage House, Vineland's special event venue. I honestly can't even imagine how completely gorgeous a wedding would be here. A smaller venue, (it can host 56 people seated and 75 for a standing reception), the Carriage House would be perfect for an intimate indoor/outdoor event with vintage details.

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But I digress- as we were spending the night at the Estate Guesthouse, we decided to make our way over there to explore. We got there in no time as it's just a short walk or drive down the road from the main building. 

A warm welcome

Since it was already dark when we arrived, the house was lit with warm white lights.

The family room was large and inviting - with a large comfy couch and big armchairs.
The decor has some vintage charm which fits the setting nicely.

After a quick exploration, we found that the house had everything we needed for an overnight stay and more.

A full dining room, laundry room and 2 stocked bathrooms greeted us. 

But the biggest surprise was the kitchen. We had brought some supplies for tea with us but were so surprised to see that Vineland had taken care of everything. 

Our fridge was stocked when we arrived with farm fresh eggs, local bacon, juice, milk and soft drinks.

The pantry contained everything we needed for tea and coffee and I was super excited to see a basket of locally grown tomatoes, potatoes and onions. There was even fresh bread from a local bakery.

They literally thought of everything so there was even a welcome plate with cheeses, fruit and preserves which was waiting for us in the fridge. Of course there was also a selection of Vineland's own wines to pair it with.

To say were all set in the food department would be an understatement.

The guesthouse is very spacious and can sleep up to 7 people comfortably so I couldn't help but think about planning a trip another time with my whole family.

Room number one had a bunk bed set up with a double bed on the bottom and a twin on top.
The next room had a great view of the Winery and had a double bed in it.

The view from one of the bedrooms and the backyard

The third room had a queen size bed and had a lovely view of the guesthouse's front yard. There were just four of us spending the night so we had more than enough room.

We had a great time relaxing in the comfortable family room playing cards and watching movies. It was raining during our stay but I feel like the outdoor area would be lovely to sit in.

It's setup under a beautiful archway with patio seating that looks right into the vineyard. You wouldn't have to travel far in the spring and summer to get a sense of the magic of staying in wine country.

Breakfast included

In the morning breakfast was a no brainer to prepare and we really enjoyed cooking with the farm fresh foods. We tried to keep it light though as there was a gourmet lunch awaiting us at the Vineland Restaurant later that day which you can read about Culinary Escapes at Vineland Estates.

Check out my vlog of the Wine Tasting and get a peek into the Guesthouse here:

A special thank you to Vineland Estates for hosting my friends and I at the Guesthouse. As always, all views and opinions are my own.


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