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Antiques, Afternoon Strolls and comfy Accommodations: Relax with a Winter Weekend in St. Jacobs

Antiques, Afternoon Strolls and comfy Accommodations: Relax with a Winter Weekend in St. JacobsAntiques, Afternoon Strolls and comfy Accommodations: Relax with a Winter Weekend in St. Jacobs

Photo Credit: Lindsay Coulter

Updated January 2022
Market Road Antiques, the Village of St. Jacobs and Homewood Suites invite you to enjoy a Visit to Waterloo Region this winter!

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s no wonder most of us begin the New Year looking for ways to slow down and relax. A weekend in St. Jacobs just may be the remedy you’re searching for!

Featuring a charming historic village, lots of attractions to discover and explore at your own pace, and comfortable accommodations where relaxation is key, St. Jacobs is the perfect place to unwind and reset.

You don’t even have to stress about planning your getaway because we’ve put together an itinerary for a Weekend in St. Jacobs. Relax, explore and ease your way into the New Year!

Itinerary for a Vintage Visit to St. Jacobs

1. Antiquing – a Great way to Connect to a Simpler Time

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Market Road Antiques

At  Market Road Antiques, you’ll find over 20,000 square feet of space filled with over 100 vendors just waiting for you to discover their offerings! Lose yourself in this world of vintage treasures: from jewelry, quality furniture, books and art, to toys, vinyl records and other collectibles, it’s all under one roof at Market Road Antiques. Take your time, and have fun as you stroll through the aisles. Each item has a unique story – and the Market’s friendly vendors are happy to share that story with you! It’s like a grown-up field trip to another era; don’t be surprised if you end up connecting with a piece (or two!) that’s perfect for your home or cottage.

February is a great time to visit Market Road Antiques, as they celebrate the season with the Winter Warm-Up Sale – meaning you can browse the bargains all month long!

Market Road Antiques is open every day, including Family Day, so include a visit into your long weekend plans!

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Market Road Antiques in St. Jacobs

2. St. Jacobs – a Village full of Old World Charm and Contemporary Style

From vintage shopping to a village that’s full of vintage charm – welcome to the beautiful Village of St. Jacobs. This friendly, walkable town is steeped in history: it’s not unusual to hear the gentle clip-clop of Mennonite horse and buggies as they drive down the main street. St. Jacobs is also home to one of a kind shops with a contemporary flair, foods ranging from homestyle favourites to innovative entrees, and locally crafted beers and coffees. Embrace winter, and head out on one of the many trails that make their way around and through St. Jacobs – walk, snowshoe, cross country ski or even cycle and enjoy St. Jacobs’ charming rural vistas!

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3. Relax and Unwind: Homewood Suites by Hilton Waterloo St. Jacobs

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Waterloo St. Jacobs

Round out your weekend in St. Jacobs with a stay at Homewood Suites. Located in a quiet area that’s close to many attractions (it’s within walking distance of Market Road Antiques, and is just a 5-minute drive from the Village of St. Jacobs), this modern hotel offers one- and two-bedroom suites, each with its own full kitchen and comfortable living area. Enjoy complimentary internet access, free breakfast, access to the fitness centre and swimming pool; you can even practice your golf swing at Homewood’s on-site golf facilities! If you really want to pamper yourself, enquire about Homewood’s Afternoon Teas (reservations required in advance).

With its friendly staff and many amenities, it’s no wonder Homewood Suites by Hilton Waterloo St. Jacobs has been awarded Tripadvisor’s 2021 Traveller’s Choice Award.

Looking for even more exploring inspiration? Check out the Explore St. Jacobs Passport for ideas and exclusive offers from participating businesses!

Explore St. Jacobs Passport

Enjoy your weekend in St. Jacobs – and here’s to a Happy (and relaxing!) New Year!

 

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