Featured Holiday Experience: County Retreat in Prince Edward County

Every so often, you come across a holiday retreat that’s more than just a place to rest your head. You know the type. The kind of place that you wouldn’t dare call a rental. No, you’d call it an experience

County Retreat in idyllic Prince Edward County is one such place. Located in the heart of PEC, this beautiful, designer-owned property is truly out of this world, and one of the most incredible destinations not just in Ontario, but in all of Canada.

Situated in a calm private cove with a massive private beach facing south toward Lake Ontario, County Retreat is the ultimate place to recharge. Though you may feel like you’re hours away from civilization, this incredible holiday property is just 10 minutes from Picton, and offers the perfect balance between privacy and convenience.

No matter whether you choose to visit in the peak of summer to splash around with your family, or cozy up in front of the fireplace while the snow falls outside during the winter months, County Retreat is a destination that cannot be matched.

Curious to know what makes this place so special? Let’s take a closer look…


The Space

When owners Shannon and Noah took over the property, the view was really the only thing that was still pristine. The couple got to work, and with the help of the team on HGTV’s Income Property, began massive renovations across the retreat. What’s left is a private oasis that is second to none.

Located on 1.5 acres, County Retreat is comprised of several buildings. During the summer months, guests have access to both the Main House as well as the beautiful, private Chalet that sleeps 6. And during the wintertime, the Main House can still comfortably sleep up to 10 people.

The Main House and Chalet both feature full kitchens and bathrooms, meaning parties in both buildings can feel right at home. Bright rooms, modern amenities, and a clean design ensure that your stress will melt away the second you walk in the door. And with a variety of bed options – all adorned with luxurious 100% organic cotton White Terry Home bedding – organizing your sleeping arrangements has never been easier.

Designer Shannon truly went above and beyond with her vision for the space. Clean lines and bright shades of white and cream dominate both the Main House and the Chalet. This brightness is offset with splashes of colour and tasteful, modern décor treatments. The end result is that every room in both spaces feels like stepping inside a hip, luxurious hotel or lodge.

In every sense of the word, this place truly is a retreat…

What to See and Do

County Retreat couldn’t find itself in a better location. Just 500 metres down the road from Waupoos Winery, the oldest in PEC, guests are just a quick bike ride away from some of the most delicious wine in all of Canada. Sip away your afternoon as you learn the story of how owners Ed & Rita grew from a modest ½ acre grapevine patch to over 20 acres housing over 14 varieties of grapes.

In addition to this incredible winery, the County Retreat is located just down the road from several other great attractions, including The County Cider Company, Fifth Town Cheese Company, Waupoos Marina, and multiple "pick-your-own" blueberry and strawberry farms.

No matter what you’re looking for in Prince Edward County, no doubt it’s just a stone’s throw away from the County Retreat.


Getting Around

If you’re so inclined, the second you park your car at County Retreat, you can say goodbye to the keys until it’s time to leave. Though it truly feels like you’re out in the middle of your own private oasis, some of the most incredible things to do and see on PEC are all accessible by bike.

The best part? You don’t even need to bring your own bike, as County Retreat offers 4 full-size adult bikes for guests to use during their stay.  And of course if biking not your thing, the property also offers 2 single kayaks, a double kayak, and a canoe in case you’d rather travel on the water.

Either way, Country Retreat makes it easy for you to leave your car behind while you’re enjoying the fresh, crisp air of Prince Edward County.


The Experience

Prince Edward County is known for many things. The sandy beaches, the music festivals, the wonderful wineries, the plentiful farms, and the incredible dining are just some of what make this place so special.

County Retreat is the absolute best place to explore all the wonders that PEC has to offer. Even if you never left the property, the retreat offers amazing views, incredible water activities, and some of the most serene lodging you’ll ever experience. It truly feels like you’re in the centre of your own private oasis.

White Terry Home couldn’t be prouder to have our luxurious bedding in use at such a wonderful, special place right here in Canada. And we hope you have the chance to experience it for yourself someday.

We promise it will be a holiday experience you’ll never forget!

Find the County Retreat website here.