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Escaping the City for the Trails in Dorset

Every now and then, it's great to escape the confines of downtown and jet up North for a weekend at the cottage. Though this is more of a reality during the summer months, the town of Dorset has endless attractions for young professionals to make the three-hour drive worth it in the winter

While many young professionals of Toronto have relished in the warm winter temperatures this unusually mild season, skiers and snowmobilers have patiently waited for temperatures to drop and for snow to fall. The time has finally come. We have spent many summers and winters at a cottage near the quaint town of Dorset and have admired The Moose B and B boutique inn from afar. Located in the heart of town, this gorgeous and sprawling property in surrounded by beautiful gardens and overlooks the river joining Lake of Bays and Little Trading Bay. In the dead of winter, it makes for an inviting and well-deserved weekend escape for the Toronto young professional.

The original house dates way back to 1911, and many of the original architectural features from the era, like the beadboard ceilings and wide-plank floors, help create the romantic winter ambience of a classic Victorian bed & breakfast. Recent renovations and an addition from 1993 provide the typical urban-dwelling YP with modern conveniences in a spacious, fresh airy interior. For the art-loving YP, the house features many antiques and original work from many local artists. An inviting common area is equipped with all the amenities of your pad, including a fireplace, HDTV and DVD and wireless Internet access. We know you were wondering…

Your winter weekend getaway can include favourite Canadian winter pastimes like snowmobiling the world famous snowmobile trails, hiking through snow covered trails, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or even ice fishing. The Moose B and B is also close to the world famous Algonquin Park and Huntsville. Or, chill out with a glass of red in the outdoor hot tub.

The suites range from $125/night to $225/night for our personal favourite, The Birch Suite, which features a king-sized bed, en suite with Jacuzzi tub, fireplace and a large flat screen TV. All prices and include breakfast and taxes; all rooms are equipped with an iPod docking station and wireless Internet. Oh, and breakfast in bed is available by request!

For a weekend of winter romance, we couldn’t think of a better escape for the YP couple!

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