Romantic Getaway at the Old Mill Inn
I spent this year’s birthday (and not barfday) at Old Mill Inn in Etobicoke (near the Humber River). This is actually a lovely part of GTA that I have not really explored before. DMC and I had driven past the Old Mill Inn last summer when we went kayaking in the Humber River with Toronto Adventures. We had been impressed and had wanted to come back for an actual visit.
We booked a deluxe king room for my birthday. We had actually got a WagJag deal but we upgraded to a deluxe king from luxury king. A birthday card from the staff at the Old Mill awaited my arrival. Definitely a nice and personal touch. Slippers and robes were readily available in the room and there was even a small fireplace! The room is beautifully decorated with a four poster bed. I loved all the mirrors in the room. They are beautiful.
The package came with quite a bit of stuff:
- a bottle of white wine (Pellar Estates)
- ice wine truffles (yum)
- bubble bath for the jacuzzi (yay!)
- 50% off bike rentals for 2
- $30 off the Spa at Old Mill Inn
The inn is larger than it looks at first. There are several banquet halls and the dining room/terrace can probably host another wedding party. This place is meant for celebrations. If you have a special event to celebrate (i.e. birthday, wedding, anniversary, etc), this is an amazing choice. It is beautiful for weddings. On Friday, we saw 3 different weddings listed and on Saturday, we saw at least 3 times that amount. They have a beautiful courtyard for photos and the wedding garden is amazing. For DMC and myself though, it just seemed like there were too many weddings going on at the same time. We still prefer the more private Estates of Sunnybrook. This venue is definitely second on my list for Toronto venues though. The rooms are more on the pricey side, but for those special occasions, it’s definitely a good pick.
We both enjoyed our meals in the dining room. I ordered the chef’s daily soup which was a watermelon gazpacho with avocado. It was delicious and refreshing. For our main courses, DMC ordered the 6oz gold beef tenderloin which he said he was impressed with. I ordered the house made ravioli which had red pepper and ricotta cheese filling and a pesto cream sauce. It was really good but filling. We were stuffed (happily stuffed) and ended up heading back to our room to relax a bit before catching the 9:30 showing of Maze Runner at Humber Cinemas just down the street (less than 1km). We walked over to the cinema along Bloor St which was well-lit and felt super safe.
The only thing at the Inn that wasn’t very impressive was the spa. Their service was excellent, but I like to have a steam room or more facilities at a spa. The spa here has several rooms (men and women both welcome) for a number of different treatments, but only 1 quiet sitting room and a small 2 person infrared sauna in the change rooms. I’ve been spoiled by going to more fancy spas. That must be it. I definitely enjoyed the facial I got, but for the distance I have to travel from home to get there and the money paid, it’s not worth it.