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Eat and drink your way around the County with these Foodie Experiences ~ Winery & Brewery guided tours, Cooking classes & Culinary tours, Food & Wine Festivals and more … The County has been hailed as “The gastronomic Capital of Ontario” by The Globe and Mail. With more than 40 wineries Prince Edward County is Ontario’s newest wine destination! Wine Tour Package at The Manse Boutique Inn & Spa in Picton The Manse offers 3 wine tour package options. The Getaway Package includes accommodation, hot breakfast, guided wine tour, a picnic to accompany your tour, and dinner at The Manse. Chef Christopher Wylie sources the finest local ingredients to create culinary delights which showcase the best the county has to offer. More info } Wine Tours & Getaway Packages with Sandbanks Vacations & Tours Wine & Dine, Half Day Wine Tour, Lunch & Wine Tour, Group & Corporate Packages. Treat yourself to a day exploring Prince Edward County with friends or family by joining one of our tours or create a custom tour and leave the driving to us! If you are looking for a vacations rental this summer, check out these fabulous vacation properties. More info } BREWmance Package at Jacksons Falls Country Inn in […]
Amelia’s Garden is seasonal dining at its best. With many ingredients supplied by local food producers, Amelia’s Garden is a taste of the best Prince Edward County has to offer. The focus on local ingredients doesn’t mean that the menu is ordinary, as our team adds international flair, fusing different cuisines from around the world. Sourcing locally-produced food is a priority which means The Waring House relies on many local food producers and suppliers. The Waring House is proud to have its own kitchen garden, lovingly designed and tended by Syrian émigré Abdel-Malek and landscape design artist Kim Katanik-Kuris. Our garden, and the surrounding family farms, help ensure that during the growing season, the produce on your plate was grown, not kilometres, but mere metres away, and harvested that morning for your dining enjoyment. Amelia’s Garden offers many different menus throughout the year, so our online menu is only a sample. Most of our accommodation packages feature dinner in Amelia’s Garden. Although we try to accommodate walk-ins, dinner reservations are recommended.
395 Sandy Hook Road, Picton, Ontario
Promoting culture, diversity and a spice of life in the beautiful Prince Edward County! Using local and seasonal product -serving succulent charcoal grilled jerk chicken, jerk pork, sweet BBQ, savoury fresh-baked patties, exotic drinks, treats and other homemade goodness! Outdoor kids and adults seating. Outdoor bathroom available for patrons. Catering for weddings & events available! Location: HINTERLAND Wine every SATURDAY, SUNDAY + LONG WEEKEND MONDAY 1258 Closson Rd, Hillier, ON (Prince Edward County) CATERING / EVENTS / POP UPS Yes, we cater – and we cater more than just our Caribbean fusion eats! We can arrange for a pickup, drop off – or full service! For more info give us a shout at (613)392-2090 Alternatively visit: www.raynevents.ca
1258 Closson Rd, Hillier, ON
Planning a family or class reunion, cycling tour, bachelorette party, small wedding, business retreat or group getaway? We can accommodate groups of 8 to 24. Staying at Jackson’s Falls Country Inn is like coming home, every time. Settle into its rustic, casual and cozy embrace as you leave behind your busy life and escape into the intimate countryside of Milford, in the heart of Prince Edward County. Experience the fusion of European and First Nations cultures in the dining room and décor. Allow yourself to unwind and indulge, courtesy of proprietor and innkeeper Lee Arden Lewis and her gracious staff. Jackson Falls Country Inn was established in 1870 as a one-room public school house, now renovated into a dining room, bar and guest lounge. Enjoy local wines and craft beer on tap while you indulge your senses with indigenous wild foods, mindfully prepared by our culinary team. Located just 10 minutes from Picton on County Road 17, we are just outside of the town of Milford and close to some of the County’s best wineries. Features: A/C, meeting room, licensed, dining on site, ensuite Spacious antique-furnished rooms, each with private ensuite Some rooms feature private decks, Jacuzzi spa, BBQ and more […]
Whether it’s a family getaway, beach wedding, business conference or retreat, you’ll find isaiah tubbs resort the perfect host! isaiah tubbs is a country comfortable resort located on the sandy shores of West Lake featuring a scenic backdrop of the Sandbanks Provincial Park. On-site we offer a private sandy beach, 74 guest rooms, 14 cottages, outdoor pool, and various watersport activities and rentals. Spend your days on the lake enjoying boating, swimming, fishing, or playing in the sand. Our 24-hour front desk team can help you take advantage of our many resort amenities and all that Prince Edward County has to offer. Restaurant & Special Occasions Our waterfront restaurant features a main dining room, lounge and patio with incredible views of the Sand Dunes, and offering the best place to watch the spectacular sunsets. Our menus have been carefully crafted using the finest local ingredients, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a children’s menu. The lounge features over 75% Ontario wine, with a wide selection of local Prince Edward County wines and craft beer. Celebrate your next special occasion, anniversary, or birthday with family and friends here at The Knoll. Weddings Looking to get married on the beach? The spectacular view […]
isaiah tubbs resort & conference centreisaiah tubbs offers relaxation, activities, spectacular sunsets and great accommodation choices.
1642 County Road 12 Prince Edward ON
Gaining inspiration from the rich County history and culture, our family owned and operated farm brewery encompasses two 150 yr old heritage lumber buildings that were disassembled, moved and repurposed as our bottle shop and tap room. Brewing is more than a passion, It has become a lifestyle, every beer reveals a unique history. Our expansive beer garden features authentic Mexican & Southern Comfort cuisine.
876 County Road 49 Picton ON
Easy to find… and hard to leave. Legendz Pub is located on the west side of Highway 62 just south of the Bay of Quinte bridge, in the Prince Edward Square complex at Rossmore. Inside, Legendz offers multiple flat screens for your viewing pleasure, large hardwood bar with seating for plenty, with friendly and professional staff that will guarantee a great time is had by all. A great place to catch good live music! Highly recommend Legendz for a fun night out! MB Extending outside to the patio, Legendz doesn’t disappoint. You will enjoy the 150 inch projection screen (great for live sporting events) as well as a fantastic and convenient wet bar (weather permitting). Our specials throughout the week are … Mussel Monday Tues – Boneless Wing Night Wed – Wing Night Thurs – Steak Night Friday – Fish Friday Saturday – Chef’s choice Sunday – Caesar Sunday Saturday & Sunday Breakfast Special – Eggs Benedict with Steak $13, Crepes $10 from Open to 2pm Awesome food…had an amazing Beef Wellington! Awesome staff …. they make you feel so comfortable! Live entertainment rocks! It’s my new go to place! KS Live Music Events Showtime is typically 8:00pm unless otherwise […]
We offer GREAT ice cream and a fantastic view! Stop by and take a rest from your vacation! The best little ice cream shop on the way to Sandbanks Provincial Park! We carry: * Kawartha Dairy ice cream – 16 flavours! * Gelato – Lactose & Gluten Free * Healthy smoothies * Pies, Tarts, Cookies & Treats * Coffee – 9 varieties * Local produce – in season Stop and see the sunflowers (late July, early August)
886 County Road #10 on the way to the Sandbanks Picton ON
Visit Prince Edward County’s Taste Trail and experience first-hand the epicurean renaissance happening here. Cycle or drive bucolic back roads through the award winning, self-guided route linking restaurants, artisanal food producers, and wine and spirit purveyors. Sign up for a cooking class to learn the tools of the trade, or delight in award winning wine from Canada’s newest designated viticultural area. Home to several award winning food festivals, Prince Edward County’s Taste Trail beckons visitors to explore, indulge and savour Prince Edward County’s fantastic flavours! Visit trailtrail.ca
The Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Company is privately owned, environmentally and socially responsible enterprise producing fine hand made cheeses using fresh, locally produced goat and buffalo milk. Serving up artisan cheese trays with charcuterie. Stop by one of our neighboring wineries (Delgatto Estates, Cape Vineyards, Devil’s Wishbone or the Cider Company and Waupoos Estates) to pick up some fine vintages to enjoy with our local and international cheese selections. Sit under our Outdoor Pavilion built by architecture students from local materials and enjoy the view of our pond, orchard and newly planted vines. It’s worth the drive to Cressy!!!! Products: local artisan and international cheese, local artisan and imported salami, cheese accompaniments, Chutney, preserves In the summer, we host wine and cheese tastings in our (Re)Source Pavillion. Check our upcoming events http://prince-edward-county.com/venue/fifth-town-artisan-cheese/ We are about 20 minutes East of Picton, and about 8 minutes East of Waupoos Winery. GPS? Try entering CR-8 instead of County Road 8.
Fifth Town Artisan CheeseHand made cheeses using fresh, locally produced goat and buffalo milk. Cheese and charcuterie boards. Gelato.
4309 CR 8 Waupoos, Ontario, Canada
Located at the eastern edge of the Count, we welcome you to stop by and enjoy a picnic lunch while you sample our wines or stroll the picturesque trails. Summer features the best patio in The County with live music every Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Lunch available July and August. Wine by the glass any time. Dog Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible Winter offers great snowshoeing and cross country skiing with open bonfire to warm your toes by. Cheers Hours: Open 7 days a week from May-October. Every weekend from October-April. Special Offers: 1 complimentary tasting, print coupon. Tweet #threedogwine Tweets by threedogwine
The Waring House sets the standard for country inn hospitality. The hotel is central to everything going on in the area. There’s also lots to do on the property. We have two popular restaurants, The Barley Room with casual pub dining and live music on many evenings and Amelia’s Garden, a celebration of seasonal and regional cuisine. Our beautiful gardens and large banquet hall make us a sought after destination for country weddings and our cookery school, gives guests and locals alike a chance to learn tips and tricks used by professional chefs. The hotel offers many unique rooms, furnished and decorated to reflect the period when the property was first built – the 19th century. For those who enjoy a more modern aesthetic, our premium rooms and suites, found in the Quaker and Heritage Lodges, offer a rich blend of modern comfort and rural charm. Room Features: A/C, Cable. Satellite, Ensuite Bath, Internet, Senior Accessible, Wheelchair Accessible Activities: Conference/Meeting facilities, Entertainment, Restaurant Check our Getaway Packages ~ seasonal specials, romantic getaway, Cookery School package and more … Check Availability:
The Waring House Restaurant, Inn, Cookery School & Conference CentreCountry Inn, Conference/Meeting facilities, Pub, Restaurant
395 Sandy Hook Rd. Picton Ontario
Picton Harbour Inn is centrally located in Picton. It offers 29 guest rooms, (2) 2-bedroom suites and a 1 bedroom suite. The rooms have been tastefully renovated and decorated, including archival photos of Picton Harbour from bygone days. All rooms have cable tv, air-conditioning, telephone and access to WIFI. Many of the rooms have balconies overlooking one of the most charming small-town harbours in Ontario. Features: on-site breakfast/lunch restaurant • cycle-friendly • suitable for children • dog- friendly (limited rooms available) • boat docking • fishing • walking distance to shopping, restaurants, theatre and entertainment Rooms: A/C • cable/satellite • ensuite bath • internet Packages: Ask about our Golf packages, Winery Tours and Fishing Charters. Book Your Stay: Open year-round. Credit cards accepted. Book online at www.pictonharbourinn.com The Lighthouse Restaurant Located in Picton Harbour Inn, The Lighthouse Restaurant is open daily from 7:00 am to 1:30 pm. We serve delicious home-style cooking for breakfast and lunch. The Lighthouse Restaurant has been voted County Weekly News Readers’ Choice Favourite Breakfast for several consecutive years. The casual atmosphere, friendly service, and reasonable prices make it a popular destination for visitors and residents alike.
Overlooking Lake Ontario, surrounded by perfectly manicured vineyards, the Winery offers a Tasting room, shopping in the Boutique and Dining in the full service Gazebo Restaurant. – Tasting bar, boutique. – Lakeside restaurant. – Private functions and tours. – Beautiful venue for weddings & events. Features: wheelchair access, tastings, tours, retail store, special events room, washrooms, restaurant, patio, docking, gelato shop Winery Open: Thursday to Monday 11:00am to 4:00pm Restaurant Brunch 11:30 am Saturday + Sunday Dinner 5 pm Friday + Saturday Open for season in late March
A must-see destination in The County! Located in beautiful Waupoos with a stunning view of Lake Ontario. Visit our Tasting Room and try our award winning hard ciders, crafted from hand-picked apples from our family orchard on-site. We invite you to enjoy lunch at our Patio Restaurant, open May-October. Our outdoor patio restaurant opens on Saturday, May 11th for the annual Apple Blossom Festival in Waupoos. Amenities: tastings, patio, washrooms, dog-friendly, wood fire pizzas, light lunches, wheelchair accessible Tastings: flight of 7-8 ciders, $10/person + HST (includes branded sampling glass) Tours: for large groups please call ahead, self-guided orchard walk available.
657 Bongards Cross Road Waupoos Ontario
Huff Estates is a state-of-the-art facility, modern and sleek with a multi-faceted concept to maximize your experience. Award winning high quality wines, served by our qualified staff. Complete with indoor/outdoor patio, serving lunches May long weekend through Thanksgiving and live music every Sunday through the summer season. Floor to ceiling windows and even a heli-pad, this is unlike any other winery in the area and offers a unique experience for all. TripAdvisor Award of Excellence 2015 Winner Features: Event Space, Picnic Area, Restaurant, Wheelchair Accessible Tweets by HuffEstateswine
2274 CR1, Bloomfield, ON, Canada
The Grange is a boutique winery with 60 acres of vineyards, producing 100% estate grown and made wines. It has a beautiful tasting room housed in a historic barn with lovely grounds to explore. Tours: For both large and small groups by appointment, see website for details. Features: A/C, Dog Friendly, Event Space (popular for weddings), Patio & Light Lunches, Picnic tables, Wheelchair Accessible ✔ Services en français Special Offer: Complimentary 4 tasting flight at the winery. Limit one per person for a maximum group of four. Redeemable: Summer (May-October): Sunday-Thursday Winter (November- April): Thursday-Sunday. Print coupon. Tweet #grangewinery Tweets by grangewinery
Intimate Bistro and Wine Bar in Wellington, Ontario ~ In the heart of Prince Edward County’s Wine Country featuring luxury comfort food. Also provides Catering Services Tweet #eastandmain Tweets by lkennedy01
270 Main St. Wellington Ontario
Beautiful Lake on the Mountain, a subject of myths and legends, is located 200 feet above The Bay of Quinte. Enjoy the exquisite views, fresh waters, excellent swimming and fishing, comfortable cottage life and delightful meals at our restaurants ‘The Inn’ and ‘The Miller House Café-Brasserie’. Our craft beer is served at both of our restaurants and is available to take home or enjoy onsite at our brewery, taproom and beer garden just down the road. We are open 7 days a week from April until November. To view our restaurant menus or to book accommodations please visit us at www.lakeonthemountain.com Accommodation: Cottages, Vacation Homes, Rooms and Suites…whether you are lakeside in one of our classic Canadian cottages, in a room or suite set in a historic Prince Edward County home or in a secluded log house, we have something for everyone. Restaurants: The Inn : Enjoy Canadian comfort food in our historic limestone restaurant, fireside or on our patio which has spectacular views of Lake on the Mountain. The Miller House Cafe-Brasserie : Come dine al fresco and savour tapas, sharing platters, local wine, craft beer, etc. All while taking in one of Prince Edward County’s most breathtaking views. Pavilion: You can’t […]
264 Cty. Rd. 7, Picton Ontario
Picton Golf & Country Club is a challenging and enjoyable 18-hole, par 72 Championship Course. Established in 1907, the Club is one of the oldest golf facilities in Ontario and has been described as a hidden gem and one of the best-kept secrets in Ontario golfing circles. With 4 sets of tees, dramatic elevations, our premier championship course is inviting to golfers of all skill levels. The course features superbly maintained bentgrass greens, demanding dwarf bluegrass fairways and several areas of fescue rough – all complemented by a backdrop of mature forest and specimen trees. Water is featured on 8 holes, with both the 1st and 18th playing along the bluffs overlooking spectacular Picton Bay. The course plays from 4470 yds to 6179 yds, providing a challenging round of golf for players of all abilities. Picton Golf & Country Club offers great rates and daily specials, including Stay & Play rates. The Club offers Membership categories to suit all, including Full Unrestricted play, 9 Hole and Afternoon Memberships and incredible rates for Juniors. Picton Golf & Country Club also has a wonderfully stocked Pro Shop that offers a wide array of products with better than “big box store” prices. The […]
734 Highway 49 Picton Ontario
The Drake Devonshire is serving up our special brand of culture, community and hospitality, and we can’t wait to host you. Escape to our 11 guest rooms + two suites. Enjoy the views from our dining room and deck overlooking the lake, seasonal menus, cocktails, PEC wines and more. Meetings & Parties No matter your budget or party size, we’re crazy about hosting events! Whether you’re planning a corporate retreat or a country wedding, Drake will help you pull it off by taking care of every last detail, including in-house planning services, catering menus, room rates and more. Features: On site: parking • on the water • in-town location • conference/ meeting facilities • entertainment • recreation facilities • private beach • dining room • spa/ wellness facilities • firepit • barBQ Amenities: A/C • cable/satellite • ensuite bath • internet • senior accessible • wheelchair accessible Booking: credit cards accepted • open year-round • suitable for children Nearby: shopping Events: http://prince-edward-county.com/venue/drake-devonshire/
Drake Devonshire InnEscape to our 11 guest rooms + two suites. Dining room and deck overlook the lake.
24 Wharf St. Wellington Ontario
We are open all year round! Campbell’s Orchards, is your local Apple Orchard & Farm Market. Our Pick-Your-Own offerings include apples, pumpkins, berries, tomatoes and various field vegetables. Campbell’s Farm Market sells fresh grown produce, grown on site, as well the finest in dairy, preserves and spreads. And while you are filling your shopping baskets, enjoy some family fun in our country play zone and corn maze. Fresh baking daily. Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream. Apple wedding favours. Check our website for seasonal events. Groups & Tours Group tours welcome, please pre-book. Summer & Fall Birthday Packages School tours [powr-social-feed id=e776a458_1520806408]
Campbell’s OrchardsOpen year round. Fresh produce,dairy, preserves, baking, ice cream. Seasonal events.
1633 Rednersville Road Carrying Place Ontario
The County’s Gathering Place The Barley Room at the Waring House offers friendly service, great food and drink and live music 5 nights of the week — Wednesday to Sunday. Entertainment The Barley Room offers high-quality live music on weekends and, during the high season on many nights of the week. Music includes folk, jazz, rock, country, R&B, Celtic, roots, and blues. Entertainers range from skilled locals to Juno award winning players on the road. To see upcoming acts, check out our live entertainment schedule at waringhouse.com/livemusic/ Monday is night darts night. Tuesday night is Trivial Pursuit night (except during peak tourist season). The first and third Wednesday of each month The Barley Room features a “Kitchen Party”, the traditional down east open mic night, hosted by the ever talented Frere Brothers and featuring some great impromptu performances. Come join along! Menu The Barley Room’s menu highlights traditional pub cuisine tweaked by our talented culinary team. The beef from our burgers is ground in-house, allowing us to prepare each patty to your personal taste! Check for our daily homemade soup and specials on the board. In season, our daily specials include vegetables harvested locally that morning. Whether you’re looking for standard […]
395 Sandy Hook Rd. Picton, Ontario
Visit us for the best in Aged Cheddars, Flavoured Cheeses, Fresh Curd Gifts Baskets, Mail Ordering available Spring to Fall 24 flavours of yummy scooped ice cream Delicious Soft `Twist` ice cream Local tips: Local tip: Look on the bottom shelf for the “Not Perfectly Square” cuts and save!
913 County Rd. 13 Milford Ontario
April & November Our celebration of fine dining featuring prix fixe menus. The County is considered by many aficionados and locavores to be about as close to culinary heaven as you can get without requiring a second language and a passport. Countylicious is your chance to experience some of Prince Edward County’s out of this world dining experiences, at down to earth prices. County chefs have created unique three course prix fixe menus consisting of an appetizer, entrée and dessert, offered at $40 per person. Come to The County. Accommodation packages are available at many of our inns and B&Bs. Visit your favourite restaurants or perhaps try something new! Delicious details on these participating restaurants, their brilliant chefs and County-inspired menus. Countylicious is brought to you by the Restaurants of Prince Edward County, in partnership with the County of Prince Edward Community Development Department. Fall Countylicious November 3 to 26, 2017 Featured Getaway Packages Twin Birch Cottages & Suites, Wellington :: If you stay 2 nights in a row during Countylicious we will give you one $ 40 gift certificate for one of the Restaurants of your choice. Call to make your reservation. Not valid with other discounts or online […]
Prince Edward County, Ontario
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PEC.on.ca / Prince-edward-county.com / VisitTheCounty.ca CONNECTS local businesses with visitors who are actively engaged, looking for things to do, and places to dine, shop and stay. The site also is popular as a resource for local residents, and those looking to relocate to The County.
The Guide to Prince Edward County website has provided exceptional value to Prince Edward County businesses, winning accolades and awards and putting The County ‘on the map’ as Eastern Ontario’s premier tourism destination.
Distribution: prince-edward-county.com reaches …
713,292 visitor sessions/year (based on 2019 Google Analytics traffic reports)
16,000 +/- monthly newsletter subscribers
4,142+ Facebook followers
Audience: Visitors are those seeking travel information, and regional residents.
- Geographics: The traffic is primarily from Canada, focusing on a regional audience in southern Ontario. 11% of visitors are from Quebec.
- Language: 5.65% of visitors are Francophones
- Mobile phone use: Mobile phone users continue to increase (47% desktop; 38% mobile; 15% tablet). The site not only functions as a trip-planning resource, it’s also used while visitors are on location.
Value to advertisers: Alexa.com ranks prince-edward-county.com as one of the most popular regional sites (based on traffic volume). Top ranked sites are not only able to attract new users but also have quality content that is able to keep people on site.
I KNOW that your website is the best exposure for everything so we make sure to get the Baxter Arts Centre programs listed there, and many thanks. peta hall, program coordinator
Web traffic peaks during the summer months, with visits reaching as high as 5,000 per day!
Getaway Packages / Tours include:
- listings are featured in the Places to Stay category (approx. 3,480 +/- visits per month)
- featured in monthly Newsletter (approx. 16,000 +/- views per month)
Rate: $45 / 3 months, or $160/year
available only to Business Booster subscribers.
Reserve early, space is limited.
Getaway Package Ideas
Today’s travelers are seeking experiences and packages. Packages don’t have to be complicated. They can be as simple as offering discount vouchers from local shops and merchants that are handed to the visitor when they check in to their B&B, Inn or campground, or a romance package that includes a bottle of local wine and locally made cheese awaiting them in their room, a round of golf, tickets to a play or dinner at a local restaurant.
Here are some idea starters below.
Where to promote your Packages:
- Getaway Packages: A featured getaway page in the prince-edward-county.com site – packages are also featured on the Home Page & in the monthly newsletter. Only $15/month (offer applicable only to Premium Listing subscribers.) Availability is limited.
- Special Offers: Special Offers on this site are free for members. It’s a great way to increase your exposure.
- Great Waterway: Be sure to submit your packages free to The Great Waterway thegreatwaterway.com
Offer special rates or packages during low seasons and mid-weeks. A sample mid-week package could be reduced rates, or additional value such as “Book 2 nights during mid-week, enjoy the 3rd night FREE.”
Themes: Consider creating a package around an event or holiday ie. Valentines. Each month the PEC newsletter features the main holiday/s or event/s for the month. This is a great opportunity for you to jump on board with those themes. Members receive a monthly email with updates about the upcoming newsletter theme etc.
Below are ideas to include with your theme package.
Wine & Culinary
Have a passion for exceptional food and drink? Our enticing getaway packages offer the best of Prince Edward County’s bounty, with food and wine adventures for every taste and palette. Share the secrets of acclaimed chefs and award winning wine makers as they work their magic using the freshest seasonal local ingredients to delight your senses and satisfy your inner epicurean oenophile.
Package Ideas: Taste Trail guide & Wine tasting coupons. Restaurant coupons. Tickets for culinary and wine events. Romantic getaway package that includes a bottle of local bubbly and chocolates. Arrange a guided wine tasting tour. Add a gourmet picnic lunch to any package. Arrange a cooking class. Include a package or book of local recipes. The Garden County – brochures & maps to farm markets & local food producers. Create a package around a food or wine event such as Countylicious.
Arts and Culture
Have a taste for theatre, art and music? Prince Edward County is home to many accomplished artists and artisans and presents world class theatre and music festivals throughout The County in venues as varied as in a Loyalist barn and a Victorian opera house. Experience County Culture your way – stay in a charming country inn, a luxurious B&B, a beachfront cottage or camping in our world famous sand dunes! Build your own package to include gallery tours, music festivals, dinner and accommodation.
Package Ideas: Brochures for Art Tours. Arts Trail Guide. Tickets for music festivals and theatre. Live music at wineries and parks. Tickets for art shows and antique sales. Create a package around an art & culture event.
Shopping & Girlfriend Getaways
Everyone loves to shop and Prince Edward County is a shopper’s paradise. From delightful boutiques to farm stands found in all corners of the island, from modern galleries to curios in the shed, you will find unique, often hand-crafted gifts and the most sought after designer labels and cheerful, welcoming retailers to help you with your purchase.
Package Ideas: Include maps, special discounts, accommodation and dining options. Girls Getaway Weekends. Antique shopping adventures (antique show tickets, antique shop map.) Spas & wellness options.
Whether your ideal outdoor adventure is kayaking down a tranquil river or flying a kite on our miles of sandy beach, hiking a challenging trail along a picturesque ridge, or enjoying the vista from a golf cart, the list of outdoor adventures is endless. Customized outdoor packages can include cycling, fishing, birding, horseback riding and more.
Package Ideas: Beach pass. Accommodation and meal options for couples and for families traveling with children. Bird watching (birdbanding, spring birding festival, educational tours, guided tours.) Parks, Trails & Picnic areas information. Resources for travelers with pets. Arrange a guided nature tour. Cycling – arrange a bicycle rental, provide cycling maps, provide cycling facilities, join Welcome Cyclists Network. Watersports for the entire family. A sailing or fishing charter. Canoeing and kayaking info, rentals or a guided tour. Geocaching (real-world outdoor treasure-hunting game) – great activity for all ages. Youth activities (parks, teen programs, rock n roll music camp, hockey camp, guitar camp …) Fun stuff for kids to do (mini-golf, splash parks, Bird House City, parks, activity pads …) Golf packages. Cross-country skiing and winter activities – a packed lunch, maps & info. Create a package around an event such as the Walleye World Fishing Tournament, Dragon Boat Festival, The County Marathon.
History & Heritage
Prince Edward County is a mecca of naturally, historically and scientifically significant activities and festivities that include wildlife sanctuaries and wetlands, the world’s largest freshwater sand dunes, nature reserves, historic sites and monuments and designated heritage buildings. Follow the early career of Sir John A. MacDonald, tour an authentic Loyalist village home or learn about the rich marine heritage of Prince Edward County.
Package Ideas: Package options could include educational, recreational and just for fun options and are perfect for family getaways. Walking tours, museums (including Ameliasburgh Historical Museum & Pioneer Village), Loyalist Parkway scenic route, genealogical research, The White Chapel or Mariners Marine Museum annual services, Murray Canal … Create a package around a history event such as Pioneer Days.
Do you have other suggestions or questions? Contact Anne VanVlack 476.6732 [email protected]
Fill up your vacancies – let visitors know that you have availability.
- The availability chart is FREE for Business Booster members.
- Visitors can scan quickly for all places with availability on their desired travel dates.
- An availability chart will help to fill up your mid-weeks and slow periods, and will keep more visitors in The County.
- Availability can be blocked in weekly periods.
- prince-edward-county.com reaches 55,000 visits/month. Alexa.com ranks it as the most popular regional site (based on traffic volume).
- You are in control. This is NOT a booking engine. Guests will link to your website to make reservations.
- There is also a (free) option to have an individual calendar for your own website.
- You won’t need to update multiple calendars. This calendar synchronizes with BBCanada.com, Airbnb, VRBO, FlipKey (by TripAdvisor), Booking.com, HomeAway, CanadaStays.com and AvailabilityCalendar.com. Other systems are currently being researched for compatibility.
- Keep it simple. One listing per business please, to keep the chart uncluttered and displayed on one page.
- Contact Anne VanVlack at [email protected] for details, or to provide input.
How to get listed on this chart …
If you don’t have an online calendar, or your system isn’t compatible:
- Contact [email protected] for a FREE calendar which can be displayed on your own website and also displays in this availability chart.
The PEC calendar is compatible with other systems using the standard iCal for online calendar management.
Instructions for HomeAway.com and VRBO.com calendars:
- Login to your homeaway or vrbo account.
- Go to the My Tools section of your account and click Calendar.
- Scroll down and click Export Calendar Data.
- Copy the URL provided.
Your calendar URL should look similar to this: http://www.homeaway.com/calendar/XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/XXXXXX.ics
- Email the link to [email protected]
Instructions for AirBnB.com calendars:
- Login to your airbnb account.
- In the top left side of the screen use the drop-down to select Your listings.
- Click view calendar.
- Scroll down and click to Show sync and export settings.
- Scroll down to the Export Calendar section and copy the URL provided.
Your calendar ics URL should look similar to this:
- Email the link to [email protected]
Instructions for BBCanada.com calendars:
- Any owner (who has the channel manager) can send a request to Karyann Toth [email protected] to activate an ICal.
Note: the channel manager is an additional paid option at BBCanada.com for 99$ yearly.
- Email the link to [email protected]
- Alternatively, request a FREE calendar on this sytem.
Instructions for CanadaStays.com calendars:
- Go to “Reservation System” (looks like a calendar icon on the right of your top navigation.)
- Click on “Calendar Import/Export” at the bottom of your Calendar.
- In the “Export Calendar” section, select the property which you would like to connect.
- Export all reservations” – choose this ical to export. Once selected, use the “right click” of your mouse to “copy link address”.
- Email the link to [email protected]
- Login to your flipkey account.
- Click the Listings tab.
- Hover your mouse over the property you want to retrieve the calendar location for then click Update Calendar.
- Click Sync with other calendars tab and scroll to the bottom of the page.
- In the Export FlipKey calendar section, you will find your unique link. Copy the url provided.
- Email the link to [email protected]
Instructions for Booking.com calendars:
- Log on to your account.
- Click on the ‘Rates & Availability’ tab.
- Click on the property name.
- Under ‘Export calendars’, click on ‘Copy link’
- Email the link to [email protected]
Instructions for AvailabilityCalendar.com calendars:
- Log on to your account.
- Click on the Calendar tab.
- Click on Options, click on Synch.
- Copy the link and email it to [email protected]
PEC Accommodation Categories
The following definitions have been developed as a guide to the terminology used by the Prince-Edward-County.com tourism website to distinguish the various kinds of properties that are prevalent today. These definitions were developed with assistance from a local ad-hoc accommodation group.
Bed and Breakfast (B&B)
A lodging establishment that also functions as a residence for the owner-hosts. Breakfast is served to overnight guests. Bathrooms can be private or shared (with other guests or with the family in smaller establishments) or en-suite (where the ablutions are directly accessed from the guest bedroom).
This kind of lodging property has all the characteristics of a B&B Inn, but serves an evening meal in addition to breakfast. Some country inns serve dinner to overnight guests only, and the cost of dinner and breakfast is generally included in the room rate (called the Modified American Plan). A country inn with a “full-service restaurant” serves meals to the general public.
A private home available for rentals. Many operate for a limited season. Some vacation homes may be represented by a reservation service organization (RSO).
A Suite is a lodging unit that is part of a larger residence, in which the bedroom and bathroom are separate from the living area and a kitchenette is often included. Often a suite has a private entrance.
A privately-owned recreation property, often operating for a limited season. Some private cottages may be represented by a reservation service organization (RSO).
A commercial recreation property that contains several lodging properties, and is represented by a reservation service organization (RSO). Cottage Resorts are inspected and must comply with local and provincial licensing requirements.
A commercial establishment that provides lodging for motorists in rooms usually having direct access to an open parking area. Also called motor court, motor lodge.
A commercial establishment providing lodging, meals, and other guest services. In general, to be called a hotel, an establishment must have a minimum of six letting bedrooms, at least three of which must have attached (ensuite) private bathroom facilities.