Tours & Packages Designed for Two People (or more!)

Escape the World Spa Retreat
Spontaneous Get Away Spa Retreat
Peaceful Weekend Package Tour at King Bethune House
Peaceful Weekend
Package Tours at King Bethune House
SPARK Photo Festival - Photography Workshop Weekend
Package Tours at King Bethune House
SPARK Photo Festival Get-Away
Winter Package Tours at King Bethune house
Watercolour Painting Weekend
4th Line Theatre - Rush Seats Package - Summer 2014
Horse and Carriage Tour
Food Therapy Package at King Bethune House
Foodies Therapy Package for Two










Imagine escaping the world for two days with your partner. Stay in a luxury suite hidden away in a garden with an excellent king bed, a California-style, therapeutic hot tub in the courtyard garden for your private use, a hammock for two in the garden, ensuite sauna and ensuite steam bath with a shower room built with two rain showers. For extra fee you can arrange AVEDA Aromatherapeutic therapeutic massage, hot stones or wraps in the on-site SPA. Terry robes, slippers, AVEDA aromatherapy products, hair dryer, fireplaces indoors and out, quality linens and eiderdown duvet, BOSE stereo, cable tv, and wireless internet.

Two Breakfasts of your choice included, linen, china and silver service. A welcome picnic awaits you.

$638 for 2 people for 2 nights
(taxes and gratuities not included)





Plan a 48-hour getaway with your lover, best friend or maybe your mom! We will make your escape complete. Cozy robes, sparkling wine and a cheese tray will be waiting your arrival in your room. Includes two massage treatments.

Steps away you can enjoy first class dining by exploring Peterborough's restaurant district. Walk or bicycle the trails along the waterways, visit the Canadian Canoe Museum, or board the Liftlock Cruise ship. Shop for local produce at the Saturday morning Farmers Market, one of the best in the province, or explore the many boutiques and specialty shops of the downtown.

King or Queen Bethune Room. Wireless internet, AVEDA toiletries, and 5 star amenities.

$480 for 2 people for 2 nights (Valued at $344) (tax and gratuity not included)




Indulge yourselves... in the luxury of a night or two away from your responsibilities and cares with this romantic package. Let us set the mood with a chilled bottle of sparkling wine (or a dry throaty red wine), followed by a relaxing aromatherapy bath in a deep antique tub, a queen bed. In the morning enjoy a sumptuous breakfast, your favourite menu, served up until 10am.

$305 for 2 people for 2 nights, breakfasts included, complimentary coffee/tea/sodas/distilled water (Valued at $343)
(tax and gratuity not included)



SPARK PHOTO FESTIVAL On-Location Weekend Workshop


Stay at King Bethune House in downtown Peterborough and participate in an excellent photography workshop held in the countryside 15 minutes away, at Golden Pathways, a retreat Bed and Breakfast. Return at the end of your workshop day to downtown where you can find entertainment and dinner at one of the many restaurants within a few minutes walk.

SPARK Photo Festival opens 1 April and continues through the month to 30 April in celebration of photography. There are 65 exhibits, numerous receptions, social events to meet the artists, workshops and gatherings to bring people together in celebration and appreciation of photography. Most everything is free with the exception of workshops which are intended to help photographers hone their craft. One workshop weekend is a special event which combines staying in our B&B's and taking a workshop with Randall Romano, an photographer with unique and powerful photographic vision.

Let us know your arrival time as checkin at King Bethune House is flexible, as early as is convenient to you. Maps, driving directions and helpful information is included. King Bethune House is in downtown Peterborough, close to restaurants, services, and trails and parks. (Taxes apply to room rates at King Bethune House but not to the workshop which includes taxes.)

Friday April 25th from 7 to 9pm and Saturday April 26th 6:00am to 4:00pm at Golden Pathways B+B.

Facilitator: Randall Romano
Creating meaningful images that successfully communicate your personal vision is essential to becoming a good photographer. This two-day seminar combines in classroom instruction and fieldwork to increase your abilities as a photographer. In the field the seminar gives the photographer access to 198 acres of Central Ontario wilderness nestled along the Otonabee River. Habitat includes mature hardwood forest, marshland, riverbanks, and rolling farmlands. There is also a cabin and outhouse that can be utilized in the field. Golden Pathways B+ B provides a fabulous base for the seminar, providing the property, classroom and nutritious food to keep our energy levels high.

The seminar price without overnight accommodation is $159.00/person. Included in this price is:
o Friday evening’s presentation (7 to 9pm): How to Be an Effectual Photographer.
• Saturday’s early morning field session 6 to 10am. Participants will be able to ramble around the 198-acre property making images at will. Randy will be on site to help and direct. This session includes a boxed breakfast to take into the field coffee and a snack will be provided at 10am at the cabin.
• Saturday 10:30am to 12:00pm: Photography exercises in the field to improve your vision.
• Saturday 12:15 to 1:45. Lunch provided at Golden Pathways.
• Saturday 1:45 to 2:15. How to be a better Editor of your work
• Saturday 2:15 to 4:00. Editing and Discussion of Images.
• Saturday 4 to 5pm. Free Time to explore the Golden Pathways rolling hills and grounds.
• Saturday 5pm workshop ends.

Optional dinner ($30 per person) provided by Golden Pathways, including evening bonfire.

Essential gear for participants to bring: A digital camera and all accessories necessary for making images. Good sturdy footwear for wilderness conditions. Weather related clothing such as hats, gloves. A laptop computer for downloading and editing images (although one will be on site). Cell phone for field contacts if necessary.

This package includes the SPARK Visioning Workshop, accommodation and breakfast at King Bethune House from Friday night to Sunday (two nights) with an additional night if you wish.

Package Price: $318 (+ HST) for two nights with breakfast for two people, plus $159/pp (no tax) for the photo workshop. Stay a third night for $159 for two people, including breakfast the next morning.

The SPARK Photo Festival is a month-long celebration of photography, and the artists, dreamers, innovators, storytellers, professionals and enthusiasts behind the camera lens. Every year, the month of April will mark the arrival of numerous photographic exhibits and photographers, workshops, lectures and other related photographic events and activities in locations throughout the Northumberland, Kawarthas and Peterborough Region.

More than 60 exhibits will be unveiled on 1 April, available to you for viewing until 30 April. This package offers 2 nights accommodation, with dinner at a local restaurant within an easy stroll, maps, festival catalogue with venue sites map, and helpful planning to make your celebration memorable. There is an Exhibit Events Calendar inviting you to receptions, dinners, parties, music and meet the artist opportunities. Two days will never be enough, but it will take you on a tour that is an inspiration. It doesn't have to be the weekend, any two nights in April will be rich with events and exhibits, and a welcoming and comfortable place to stay. Stay an extra day or two and celebrate even more!

Includes 2 nights accommodation, breakfast, maps, events calendar, Festival Catalogue, and dinner for two. $393 for two people (taxes and gratuities not included)

Photo Credit: Robert Boudreau

Details TBA January 2014

RUSH SEATS SPECIAL - 4th Line Theatre
VIP tickets to a professional regional live theatre specializing in historically based stories on a set in a century farm barnyard, complete with live animals. It’s an unforgettable open-air theatrical experience.

Your "Rush Seats" package includes two nights accommodation, two theatre tickets, dinner for two (voucher $100), at any restaurant from our Dining Guide, and a full breakfast on each of two mornings.

Ask about the many options available during your stay in the Kawarthas. From golf to music, and most everything in between, we can offer suggestions to make your visit unforgettable.

"Rush" Seats 2014 Special Rate - 2 nights for two people, $440 (savings $50) 2 breakfasts included, compimentary coffee/tea/sodas/distilled water, two VIP theatre tickets, dinner for two at a restaurant from our our Dining Guide ($100 voucher). If applicable add optional items as above. (Valued at $490)

Only Have One Night - 1 nights for two people, $199 (savings $25) 1 breakfasts included, compimentary coffee/tea/sodas/distilled water, two VIP theatre tickets (Valued at $224)

(tax and gratuity not included)



Horse and Carriage Tour
Experience romance, relive history, and see the world at a slower pace - the old fashioned way. Enjoy a ride in a horse drawn carriage at the Cochrane farm on the outskirts of Peterborough, or have the team pick you up at King Bethune House and take you on a tour past the many heritage buildings of downtown. Beautiful horses in a classic vintage carriage, perfect for romance

The tour includes accommodation for two nights with breakfast each morning, complimentary coffee/tea bar, a one hour horse and carriage ride, and dinner at one of our downtown chef-owned restaurants.

King Bethune Room or Queen Bethune Room, two nights stay with full breakfasts, tour and dinner (voucher $85) $548 *Early bird special $509

Spa Suite, with sauna, steam, private garden hot tub,two nights stay with full breakfast, tour, and dinner $848 *Early bird special $749




Arrive to Prosecco and caviar, or to the favourite treat of your choice served with wine. Plan your breakfast menu to your foodie heart's content.

Once settled, you can set off on a taste exploration tour. Stroll down King Street to Elements Restaurant to sample a superb tapas menu with a choice of wine by the glass. Two blocks north is the Sapphire Room for a martini, from a list of 200. Around the corner on George Street is Hot Belly Mamas, Creole food! Another few steps take you to Dolce Vita where you can drink in the classy atmosphere and music.

The walk home is four blocks. Around the corner from Dolce Vita, detour down Hunter Street to explore the cafe district. You’ll find a dozen restaurants, from authentic Mexican at La Hacienda to the Night Kitchen’s famous gourmet pizza to the haute cuisine at the Parkhill. Tempted you to take one more bite? Full? You can return for lunch tomorrow there is so much to sample. (the Dining Guide in your room contains detailed information about downtown restaurants)

Breakfast, your menu, your time, up to 10am will complete your Peterborough Foodie adventure. Served by the fire in the country kitchen or in the courtyard garden.

Package includes overnight accommodation in the King or Queen Bethune Room with AVEDA toiletries, a custom menu breakfast, reservations at the restaurants, arrival treats, and a complimentary coffee/tea bar in your room.

$350 for 2 people, 2 nights welcome wine and treat, 2 breakfasts (Valued @ $368)
(tax and gratuity not included)

ALL Package Tour prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or liquor at the restaurant if it includes a dinner voucher. Dinner value is $85.


Photo courtesy of La Hacienda
King Bethune Room or Queen Bethune Room: $159 per night for two persons, $139 for one person

Spa Suite:   $299 per night for Two, $225 for One

Please ask about special rates for 3 day mid-week stays, extended weekend stays and corporate rates. Our Package Tours offer terrific value when travelling locally. Save money by purchasing a package. (Tax and gratuity not included in rates) Longer stay rates are negotiable in advance

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