We are Al & Pat (she/her & he/him), a Canadian wife and husband wedding photography team based in Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Updated October 2021
Why you should book a vacation in Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County is full of sand dune beaches, fields of wildflowers, rocky beaches and more wineries, cideries and microbreweries than you can count. You will find boutique bed and breakfasts, luxury hotels and a mix of other unique properties. Our favourite thing about PEC is the mix of incredible talent and down to earth people. We love it here, and we know you will love your experience here too.
With that in mind, we are providing a list of where to stay in Prince Edward County. Keep in mind, many of these beautiful accommodations are not in the heart of any of PEC villages so you will need to plan for some sort of transport to and from wineries, cideries, microbreweries and restaurants. We have created a map at the bottom of the post to help you visualize where each accommodation is located in Prince Edward County. You can add in your must-visit eateries after visiting our Top 6 Places for Foodies in PEC. If you’re planning your Prince Edward County wedding check out our post 20+ Prince Edward County Wedding Venues.
Boutique Prince Edward County Inns & Motels
- Mirazule PEC | @mirazule_pec | 1641 County Rd 13, Milford, ON K0K 2P0
The first time we stepped inside Mirazule (pictured above) we knew we’d found a true oasis. Owners Ian and Miguel have created an adult’s only boutique inn with strikingly modern architecture and a jaw-dropping view of the water. Each room at Mirazule offers a luxurious king-size bed with Egyptian cotton bed-linens and a decadent washroom with free-standing tub, skylights and shower. The suites almost make you want to wile away your day in solitude but you’d be remiss if you didn’t venture out to the shared spaces to really engage in the full Mirazule experience. Step into the lounge with panoramic views or sip on something delicious by the infinity pool. Let Ian and Miguel introduce you to the very best of County offerings at breakfast and the occasional Sunday dinner party. The connection with other guests, as well as Ian and Miguel is what makes this so much more than a place to stay. We cannot wait to book our experience – this is the perfect place for our anniversary celebration.
- Merrill House | @merrillhouse1878 | 343 Main Street East Picton, ON, K0K 2T0
Visiting Merrill House is like visiting a luxurious European country house. Belonging to the loveliest hotelier, Jordan Martin de Rosales, Merrill House mixes contemporary art with fine antiques and artifacts from around the world. From the Owner’s Suite with sweeping views of Picton, to the tower suite with marble jacuzzi, each of the 14 suites has been individually-designed. We loved wandering the halls, taking in the Merrill Museum exhibits “1878” and “Life in Color”. Spend your day indulging in Chef Lilli Sullivan’s gourmet breakfast, relaxing in the barrel sauna, or partaking in a VR experience. High tea is served on Saturdays and Sundays with the option to go full English with etiquette coach, Helen Field, guiding you through a traditional afternoon tea. You can expect fine dining with a Burgundy tilt for dinner in the wine cellar, or alfresco in the conservatory. Merrill House is the only restaurant between Toronto and Ottawa with a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
- Wander The Resort | @wandertheresort | Just outside Wellington
Wander The Resort is a modern Scandinavian-inspired lakefront resort featuring 10 cabins (each sleeping up to 6 people). Each cabin has a personal kitchen and private outdoor living and dining areas. The resort provides a multitude of onsite entertainment in addition to the pool and beach areas. Check out their new Wander Day Pass to experience all the amenities even if you haven’t snagged a room. Wander also hosts wedding celebrations – picture an intimate lakeside ceremony with all your closest friends and family staying onsite – what a dream.
- The June Motel | @thejunemotel | 12351 Loyalist Pkwy, Picton, ON K0K 2T0
The June is the ultimate millennial motel, it offers 16 rooms and a curated menu of services designed to make your stay in wine country unforgettable. The June has a lobby bar and outdoor seating area with snacks and drinks. Plenty of parking and as a guest you have the opportunity to explore the 2.5 acres the property sits on.
- The Wilfrid Boutique Farmhouse | @thewilfridboutiquefarmhouse | 1375 Royal Road Milford ON K0K 2P0
The Wilfrid is a restored 1850’s farmhouse that features a micro-hotel, spa and vineyard. An adult-only accommodation, you will have access to the Scandinavian sauna and barn gym, guest living room and relaxation room. With three room options as well as the option to be a private guest you can curate your perfect getaway complete with a hearty breakfast each morning.
- The Lakeside Motel | @thelakesidemotel | 349 Main Street, Wellington ON K0K 3L0
The Lakeside Motel is a 10 bedroom lodge and glamping destination located in the heart of Wellington. The Lakeside offers an onsite lake-side pool and lounge area, a waterfront deck and bar, and a seasonal restaurant. It is also home to Hothouse Sauna, an elegant off-grid sauna experience. For larger groups, you can now book The Wharf House or the Lakeside Bungalow, with or without bunkie. The Wharf House is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom suite with a private deck and kitchen. The Wharf House sleeps, six people. The Lakeside Bungalow offers two bedrooms, a full kitchen and plenty of outdoor space to call your own. It sleeps up to six people. A perfect destination for couples, groups or families. See more in this Lakeside Sunrise Family Shoot post.
- The Drake Devonshire | @thedrake | 24 Wharf St. Wellington ON K0K 3L0
The Drake Lakeside is a 13-room luxury hotel with a restaurant, bar and various event spaces. The famous Owner’s Suite boasts exquisite views of Lake Ontario and a large private balcony (one of our favourite places for elopements and family sessions, see here and here for inspiration). Situated in central Wellington, The Drake is a great option for exploring The County by bike and has parking available.
- The Drake Motor Inn | @thedrake | 43 Wharf St. Wellington ON K0K 3L0
The Drake Motor Inn is just a hop, skip and a jump down the road from the Devonshire. A modern take on the classic roadside motel, this 12 guestroom lodge has all the quirky aesthetics that the Drake is famous for, with a more affordable price tag. Also notable for welcoming furry friends, even providing beds.
- Angeline’s Inn | @angelinesinn | 433 Main Street, Bloomfield ON
A charming boutique inn with 5 guest rooms. The family who owns this property also owns and runs The Walter Motel, The Cottages, The Picton House and The House of Falconer. Angeline’s Inn is famous for the exquisite gardens and green space. See more of Angeline’s in this Surprise Proposal.
Best Prince Edward County Airbnbs & Home Rentals
- The Edward PEC | @theedwardpec | 662 County Rd 7, Prince Edward, ON K0K 2T0
A 10-minute drive from Picton The Edward PEC is a Cape Cod-style bed and breakfast. The Edward offers three different options for accommodations. The Main House is perfect for a multi-family getaway (featuring three suites with ensuites, two living areas and a full kitchen – sleeps 6 adults and 4 children). The Loft is ideal for a single-family or couple (two bedrooms, with an ensuite, kitchenette and dining area – sleeps 2 adults and 2 children). The Skyward cabin is perfect for a romantic back-to-nature adventure for a couple. You’ll stay in a glass cabin, under the stars for two nights. You are given access to a private shower and compostable toilet, as well as breakfast and a firepit! Offering luxury suites, back-to-nature experiences and homemade breakfasts (with fresh eggs from the property!) the Edward books up early so follow them on Instagram to find out when dates open up for the spring/summer season. See some images from a Sunset Summer Family Session here.
- Compass Rose Suites | @compassrosepec | 575 Crowes Road, Milford, ON
Situated on 100 acres of land, Compass Rose Suites offers three suites in the main house. The Mistral Suite features a queen bed and sleeps 2-4, The Sirocco Suite features a king bed and sleeps 2-4, The Zephyr features a king bed and queen sectional and sleeps 2-6. A full gourmet breakfast is provided each morning in the farmhouse kitchen. Compass Rose Suites is also a wedding and elopement venue. For more information on Prince Edward County wedding venues check out this post.
- The Prince Edward County Church | @theprinceedwardcountychurch | 95 Massassauga road Belleville, ON, Canada K8N4Z7
A converted 130-year-old church with modern amenities (e.g. air conditioning) on a large property. This Church offers 3 bedrooms, one king, two queen bedrooms and a pull-out queen sofa bed. This is a great option for a family or small group vacation, or even an anniversary weekend away. We had the sweetest morning anniversary shoot at this property, breakfast al fresco, a wander to the water, and snuggles in the garden – perfection.
- The Wilk PEC | @thewilkpec | 1472 County Rd 7, Prince Edward County, ON K0K 2T0
A 10-minute drive from Picton The Wilk PEC is a renovated farmhouse, full of vintage seventies furniture and art. Set on 15 acres of land The Wilk offers a very private nature escape, with access to The Bay of Quinte. The Wilk sleeps 6 people with plenty of board games, a guitar and hiking trails to keep you busy.
- The Ferg PEC | @thefergpec | 76 West Mary St. Picton, ON, K0K 2T0
Situated in the heart of Picton, The Ferg PEC is a modern farmhouse offering three accommodation options. The Garden Suite is one bedroom, perfect for a couple or family (2 adults, 2 children under 10). The Heritage Suite is a two-bedroom suite that sleeps 4 adults and includes a front porch to sit and sip your local County wines or fresh coffee. The loft is housed in what was originally a horse stable. It has been redesigned and now offers a king bedroom for two adults and a queen sofabed (sleeps 2 children under 10).
- Cressy House | @cressyhouse | Cressy, Prince Edward County
Owned by Chef Grant van Gameren, this estate features a converted barn and guesthouse. The estate is available for whole-estate bookings (accommodates 16 people) or the barn and guesthouse separately, depending on the season. Surrounded by a vineyard, a lavender field and 500 feet of waterfront this estate is the perfect place to host intimate events. Further, you can participate in private dinners, personally prepared by Chef Grant van Gameren and wine tasting on-site or at local vineyards.
- Lyttleton PEC | @lyttletonpec | Bloomfield
Located in the heart of Bloomfield, Lyttleton PEC is a renovated century home with a Scandinavian feel. Lyttleton PEC offers a guest suite and full kitchen, with access to a backyard garden. With a queen bedroom and pull-out sofa bed, Lyttleton sleeps 3 guests.
- Sanctuary in the County | @sanctuaryinthecounty | Close to Wellington
This Church from the 1800’s has been lovingly updated to host 2-4 people. The entirely open 1400 sq ft space features a king bed (on the alter), a murphy bed, a soaker tub and a private shower and toilet area. This is a perfect space for one or two couples interested in a quiet, relaxing weekend in wine country.
- The Meadowhouse | @themeadowhousePEC | Hillier
The Meadowhouse is a modern house located in Hillier, just 5 minutes from the center of Wellington. This cozy home features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, sleeping 6 guests total. With gorgeous interiors and a back porch complete with sectional and twinkle lights, this house would serve as a perfect base from which to bike around to Hillier wineries (e.g. Karlo estates, Hillier Creek Estates, The Grange, Closson Chase, etc).