You may recognize Langdon Hall from Drake's promo shots for 'Views' — in one, Drizzy's walking his akita, Diamond, outside its snowy pillars and in another, he's perched in an armchair in satin pyjamas, flanked by a champagne bucket and a hookah (#mood).
It may not be detail-for-detail the welcome you can expect when you stay at Langdon Hall, but from the sprawling grounds to the luxe lodging to the Chef's Table-worthy, 10-plus course menus, it's pretty close.
Built as a summer home more than 100 years ago, Langdon Hall was restored as a hotel and spa, and still oozes the same high-society status (it's the kind of place the CW would have scouted for that Hampton's retreat episode of Gossip Girl — you can literally request a jazz trio play whilst you play croquet with other guests).
Rated one of the top 20 hotels in Canada by Conde Nast Traveler in 2015, it's home to 60 guest suites, an on-site spa and an outdoor pool, plus 12 kilometres of trails and on-site activities ranging from wine tasting to archery.
THE NITTY GRITTY
- 60 guests rooms and suites (most sleep two, with some offering room for four)
- Open year-round
- Nightly rates start at $375
- Most rooms have soaking tubs and wood-burning fireplaces (!)
Each season has it own perks at Langdon.
In the summertime, laze by the turquoise pool and order a cocktail to your lounger.
In the spring, trees are tapped for maple syrup along the trails and you can start to see the lush, colourful gardens that supply much of the veggies for the kitchen come to life.
In the fall, mosey through the Carolinian forest and see the leaves change, or drop by with the family for Thanksgiving brunch.
And once the snow falls, Langdon becomes a winter wonderland, perfect for soaking in the whirlpool or cozying up by the fireplace in your suite.
- Langdon Hall's restaurant is always near the top of any best-in-Canada list. If you're gonna go, go all the way.
- Check the specials before you book; there's almost always a discount or deal to be had.
- Plan your day around the free sommelier-led wine tastings (Monday through Saturday, at 4 p.m.)
Real talk: LH is for those with champagne [papi] taste.
If you've got something to celebrate and a suit jacket burning a hole in your closet — there's a not-so-denim-friendly dining room dress code — book a night or two.
Or, you know, your wedding. It's that nice.
Photography by Melissa Riel