Oro-Medonte Itinerary: Extend Your Stay

Oro-Medonte Itinerary: Extend Your Stay

Extend Your Stay in Oro-Medonte

Weekend getaways are great, but what if you need just a little bit more? That’s how you will feel when you visit Oro-Medonte, so why not plan ahead for an extended weekend and start early? Read on to check out some of the possibilities.


As a four-season destination Oro-Medonte offers a variety of accommodators. Plan ahead to be pampered at a resort with amenities including outdoor adventure, pools, kids programs, spas and more or stay at one of Oro-Medonte’s beautiful Bed & Breakfasts whose hosts are ready to welcome you. From glamping at Glen Oro Farms, to charming Bed & Breakfasts, family friendly resorts like Horseshoe Resort or Carriage Ridge Resort,  or several camping options, make sure to pre-book your stay in Oro-Medonte.

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Nestled in nature, off a winding, tree-lined road, Vetta Nordic Spa is a class act and one of the gold star Oro-Medonte experiences. This picturesque wellness getaway was created with minimal impact to its surroundings and operates with policies that hold the utmost respect to the Township and Planet. Natural, reusable products are found throughout the property, as well as water stations for you to refill your reusable bottles.

Kick off your extended getaway with an escape to Vetta Spa, plan to arrive late afternoon. They have added a Thursday afternoon spa & dining experience that is the perfect reason to extend your weekend stay. Enjoy a spectacular outdoor spa experience, alternating hot/cold baths, surrounded by soft music and the sights and sounds of the great outdoors. Breathe deeply and embrace this beautiful Finnish practice of warming your soul with a hot sauna, followed by a cold plunge, promoting circulation, decreasing pain and easing muscle fatigue. Not to mention the benefits to your mental health.

Finnish off (see what we did there?) with the  Taste of Vetta at 7:00; a Finnish-inspired, four-course dining experience, paired with wine and exceptional service. Taste of Vetta menus change monthly, they provide a set menu, so select your visit date accordingly. *Advanced booking is required.


After your replenishing Vetta spa experience, a good sleep is required. Sleep in. Recharge. Start your Friday slow and easy with breakfast, maybe a short hike on a canopied trail, or browsing local boutique style shops. For the remainder of your getaway, you have an extensive list of choices. Please remember advanced bookings are required for most activities, plan ahead BEFORE your arrival, in order to guarantee your experience and slow down to relax and enjoy your well deserved vacation.

PRE-BOOK one or more of the experiences below by clicking on the links provided..

Horseshoe Resort A variety of seasonal experiences from relaxation at the spa or beach to downhill skiing and biking. They just keep adding more fun! There are probably experiences offered here that you weren’t aware even existed, so check out the list and plan ahead.

Brierley Pottery Make your own souvenir to remember your fantastic getaway experience working together with a local artist – Gary Brierley. (2 hour classes for up to 4 people) Note that this experience requires a return visit to fire and glaze your creations.

Glen Oro Farm Book an incredibly beautiful horseback riding experience through the trails of this breathtaking property. There are three (3) time options and operate all 4 seasons pending conditions.

Hardwood Ski & Bike Embrace the outdoors and the BEAUTIFUL trails with this invigorating experience. Cross Country Skiing, trail biking, hiking, fat biking, snowshoeing, groomer trail tours-equipment rentals available. ** Trail Passes are required. Check online or call for information.

Visit these pages for more ideas about outdoor experiences and agri/eco-tourism experiences.


Looking for some mindful movement to reconnect in a group setting? Book a Saturday morning class to get you warmed up for the rest of your day. (Closed Sundays) Check out Vicki Tree Yoga and balance your vacationing chakras in this incredibly beautiful location. Sign up for a class (or two!) and enjoy an amazing Oro-Medonte Fitness experience. More than just yoga, book a massage, spin class, sculpt and core session, trail hike or snowshoe, located on the edge of beautiful Copeland Forest.

Davidsons Estates Alpaca Farm (All seasons, weekends only )This experience brings you up close and personal with friendly and cuddly alpacas. Extend your alpaca time by adding a short trail walk. The entire outing is less than 90 minutes. This is a private home, address is NOT public and will be sent at time of booking. Note: No public washrooms on site.

Enjoy local brews and great food at Quayle’s Brewery, sign up for a Hops Tour to learn the process (seasonal) and try a flight of beer.  Book a Tasting Tour at Heritage Estate Winery & Cidery. These two incredible businesses attract visitors to our area in droves. Don’t forget to check them out while you are here and purchase some gifts to take home. Offering unique experiences of dining, education, event hosting, live music, samples and flights, the trendy atmosphere of these local spots is not to be missed. Hours and offerings change seasonally. Be sure to check websites for current information when you book.



Time for High Tea! Book a reservation at The Lovely Teahouse and enjoy a spot of tea with finger sandwiches and treats. With available seating times of 11am, 1pm or 3pm, this is the perfect experience to work around home time or to add to another day in Oro-Medonte. The Teahouse is filled with additional shops and Insta-worthy photo ops, so take your time to enjoy the property as you are leaving.

If today is your last day, the Teahouse is located right at the Highway for easy access for your journey back home. If you have more time, how about trying a last-minute booking for one of the experiences you missed? You have all afternoon and evening!

We also have some further suggestions for some shopping and dinner options and don’t forget our beautiful hiking trails! Dine.Shop.ExploreOroMedonte.



The culinary offerings in Oro-Medonte are quickly expanding… from casual/takeout to fine dining, we have it all for you to choose from. Throughout your stay, please refer to this list of local restaurants to select your culinary adventures.

Oro-Medonte is home to some incredible, small boutique style shops providing welcoming and friendly customer service. Don’t drive past, go in! Browse, enjoy and shop local. You will find some unique products from antique stores to home decor, click this list of Oro-Medonte shops to see what we have to offer.

Enjoy your stay in Oro-Medonte. Please leave only footprints behind, respecting our beautiful Township and hardworking residents.

A reminder that positive experiences make great social media posts and help our small businesses thrive.  Use the hashtag #OroMedonteTourism so that we can follow your fun. We look forward to seeing you again!

WHAT TO PACK: On top of your usual items, don’t forget experience-appropriate attire and be sure to remember your bathing suit, water bottle and flip flops for the Vetta Experience!


For more information about other local activities visit: Oro-Medonte Tourism.

Guest writer, Jennifer Skerratt Pike for Oro-Medonte Township