This year, it pays to book an Ontario getaway. Literally! Ontario residents can receive up to 20% of their leisure accommodation fees back as a tax credit on their 2022 tax return. In addition to traditional accommodations providers, like hotels and motels, the credit can also be applied toward bed and breakfasts, cottages and other vacation rentals. Here are just a few of the great vacation rentals you’ll find in our region, paired with nearby restaurants and activities to enjoy during your escape.


In Hamilton

Green Acres Cabin

Get away from it all in an off-grid cabin in the woods, complete with horses grazing in the neighbouring pasture. With a bedroom, full bathroom and kitchen, you’ll have everything you need, but if cooking doesn’t appeal, Uber delivers right to the cabin’s front steps! There’s also a spacious outdoor hot tub and optional ATV rentals to tour the forest trails. Get all the details.

Explore A Little More … Green Acres Cabin is just a short drive from the cute little towns of Dundas and Ancaster, so be sure to make time for a bit of strolling, shopping and sipping. Brewers Blackbird, in Ancaster, is a newer addition to Hamilton Halton Brant’s thriving craft beer scene and definitely worth checking out. In Dundas, Shawn and Ed Brewing Company serves up one-of-a-kind brews in a lovingly restored curling rink!

Brewers Blackbird
Hip Downtown Hamilton Loft

This beautifully renovated two-bedroom loft will make you feel like you’re on a New York City adventure. There’s a full kitchen for cooking up a fabulous meal and a pool table in the lounge area. Get all the details.

Explore A Little More …Take advantage of your downtown Hamilton location and walk to area attractions like Dundurn Castle and the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

Somerset Cottage at West Avenue Cider House

This airy three-bedroom cottage is a perfect home base for a weekend of cider and wine tasting and touring! Take in orchard views, enjoy 25 acres of hiking trails, and stroll over to the Cider House for a tasting at your leisure! Get all the details.

Explore A Little More … Nominate a designated driver and do some touring to the other cideries, wineries and craft breweries that are nearby. Carlisle Cider Co., Orange Snail Brewers, and Andrews Winery are all great options.

Somerset Cottage

In Halton

Hidden Valley Hideaway

Forest views, a sauna, Grindstone Creek babbling in the background, easy access to Bruce Trail hiking and all the comforts of a beautifully designed modern home will make you feel like you’re a million miles away at this hidden escape that’s just minutes outside Burlington. Get all the details.

Hidden Valley Hideaway

Explore A Little More: If the verdant views of this cottage leave you hungry for more, make the short trip to Royal Botanical Gardens and explore 27 kilometres of trails at Canada’s largest botanical garden.

Mulberry House By The Lake

Room for eight guests and a stellar location within walking distance of the restaurants, shopping and entertainment of downtown Burlington make this historic home a perfect place to gather with friends. Get all the details.

Explore A Little More: Music lovers will want to time their trip to coincide with one of the many stellar performances at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre or the annual Sound of Music Festival. Cyclists should bring their bikes along and do some two-wheeled touring along Burlington’s Waterfront Trail.

Burlington Waterfront

In Brant

The Walnut

An overnight at The Walnut will make you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the pages of a home décor magazine. This beautifully decorated home sleeps six and is just a five-minute walk to downtown Paris. Get all the details. 

The Walnut

Explore A Little More: Take advantage of the fact that you’re just steps away from a canoe launch and spend some time exploring the Grand River by canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard. No boat? No problem! Local outfitters like Grand Experiences and Grand River Rafting Company will be happy to get you all geared up!

Grand Experiences
Historic Carriage House Loft

A stay at this lovely loft offers so much more than a place to rest your head. Take in gorgeous Grand River views, watch deer in the garden, enjoy afternoon tea in the historic cabin by the river’s edge and learn about the fascinating history of Paris at this heritage property. Get all the details.

Explore A Little More: Go home with a better understanding of Aboriginal culture by taking some time to #SeeSixNations. This digital map and tour guide makes it easy to find fascinating local landmarks, including Chiefswood National Historic Site, Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks, Woodland Cultural Centre and the Six Nations Nature Trail.

Are you looking for additional getaway ideas for spring? Check out our Pick, Pick, Go article for helpful tips and tricks for pairing your ideal escape with special savings and fantastic spring events.


Know Before You Go

We’re thrilled that Ontario is reopening and can’t wait to welcome you to Hamilton Halton Brant this spring. As a few of our region’s tourism partners may take some additional time to return to their pre-pandemic operating capacities and protocols, feel free to reach out to the places you plan on visiting in advance to confirm that they’re ready to serve you in the way you’re expecting.

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Now thru January 31

Downtown Milton Flashback Tour

Downtown Milton BIA

251 Main Street East, Milton, ON, L9T 1P1

Now thru January 8

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Whitehern Historic House & Garden – National Historic Site

41 Jackson Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 1L3

Closed: Mondays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00...

Now thru December 15

Artful Moments: Creative Expressions, Brantford

Art Gallery of Hamilton

25 Bell Ln, Brantford, ON N3T 1E1

Thursdays, 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm October 6, 20, November 3, 17, December 1, 15

Now thru December 31

Explore Paris Like a Local Tour

Tasty Road Trips Food Tours

Paris, Ontario

Visit our website for dates and availability

Now thru January 8

RBG Tour: Family Winter Walk

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Now thru January 8

Ride the RBG Express

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Now thru December 14

GOODBODYFEEL Moves

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Now thru December 31

Fire Over Water Exhibit at Crawford Lake

Crawford Lake Conservation Area

3115 Conservation Road, Milton, ON, L9T 2X3

9am - 7pm.

December 9 - 30

Christmas Evening Tours

Dundurn Castle – National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Ages: All Cost: $35 per person. Pre-registration required.

Now thru April 6

Edward Burtynsky: Chai

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Now thru January 8

RBG: Discovery Station – Plants of the Holidays

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

December 27 - March 17

Glen Eden Snow School Core Programs

Kelso Conservation Area / Glen Eden

5234 Kelso Road, Milton, ON, L9T 2X7

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