This elegant country house hotel and spa transports you to another time and place, where afternoon tea is served in the conservatory overlooking the Cloister Garden, flames crackle in the grates of magnificent fireplaces and suites are filled with fine antiques.
Hidden in 200-acres of tranquil Carolina forest, Langdon Hall is situated just an hour’s drive from the cosmopolitan city of Toronto in the state of Ontario, but feels like a world away. Manicured lawns, serene ponds and flower gardens surround the hotel on the outside and refined luxury oozes from every corner of the inside.
Langdon Hall was named #1 hotel in Canada by Condè Nast Traveller magazine and #42 hotel in the world by their readers’ choice awards and has also been awarded the coveted Five Diamond Award for its dining. The Relais and Chateaux hotel serves fresh ingredients from its kitchen garden to create delightful dishes such as watercress, red fife and wild rice risotto, butter poached snow crab with heirloom radishes or pumpkin and fennel agnolotti.
The hall offers guests a choice of 52 beautifully appointed rooms containing elegant fire places, country house style seating areas and royal material-draped headboards. Bathrooms feature large luxurious therapeutic soaking tubs and walk in showers. Chose from stable terraces, cloister rooms, attic suites or original master rooms and enjoy the views from wide French windows of apple orchards, lily ponds, flower gardens and woodland.
Special romantic packages at the hall include a half bottle of champagne and chocolate fondue upon arrival, a gourmet three course dinner, and a full country breakfast. For something extra special book one of the Pine & Orchard Suites featuring its own private balcony for romantic evening drinks, a secluded living room and therapeutic soaking tub big enough for two.
Beyond the bedroom
Langdon Hall offers a range of country house appropriate activities perfect for honeymooners. These include, wine tasting evenings, cooking demonstrations, garden tours, tennis courts, a croquet lawn and an outdoor pool. You can also enjoy exploring the surrounding forest on the many walking and biking trails.
Other outdoor pursuits around the area include golf, canoeing, antique hunting in nearby towns, or cycling. And after your outdoor adventures make sure you leave time for pampering yourselves at the hall’s luxurious spa offering Swedish relaxation massages, smoothing body scrubs, vitality of the glaciers facials and hot stem Thai massages.
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