Winter & Romance…they go together well!!!

Many of us look forward to this time of year – a season for getting together and raising a glass, a time to cozy up and cocoon with someone special.

We at the Lord Elgin have always offered a wide array of packages, however, our all-time most popular is the Romance Package. It includes all the basics for that little getaway (not necessarily a romantic one), delicious truffles from the very well-known Chocolatier Stubbe, a gift certificate to one of our restaurant partners, breakfast in bed, or in Grill 41 and a late check-out.   During the Valentine season, we add a few extras like flowers and a little surprise gift…just a perfect answer to what to give your special one!

Winter in Ottawa is best embraced. The coldest days can be so bright, you have to wear your sunglasses or be blinded by the light.   Bundle up and head out to enjoy all there is to offer. The Rideau Canal, located in the heart of downtown Ottawa and just a block from the Lord Elgin Hotel offers that unique skating experience. Within half an hour you can skate the entire length of the Canal, stopping along the way for hot chocolate and the very famous Beavertails. Our Winter Getaway package is perfect for this, as it includes skate rentals for two, and a hot chocolate and Beavertail, along with a hearty breakfast to start your day.

Winterlude, as you may have heard, is an incredible unique and fabulous winter festival. Starting January 31st and running for 3 weekends, Winterlude is one of our very favorite times of the year. We are so fortunate here at the Lord Elgin to be in the heart of it all. Right across from our hotel in Confederation Park, you can enjoy some of the ice carvings. There are many more to be seen on Sparks Street Mall, just 3 block away from us.   This year, we have just heard that Hometown Hockey is coming to Ottawa on February 9th and will take place just a block away from the Lord Elgin Hotel at the Rink of Dreams at Ottawa’s City Hall.   We could not be more thrilled!!!   Front row seats. You can practically watch it from your guestroom window!!

The Gatineau hills are just a 10 minute drive from the hotel.   You feel like you are in a beautiful fairy land. The cross-country ski trails, or walking trails are never ending. You can downhill ski at Camp Fortune, Mont-Cascades or Edelweiss or if you want to really indulge, go to Spa Nordik in the village of Chelsea – an unforgettable experience. We offer some fabulous packages including Spa Nordik on our website at

Spa Nordik Kalla Flotation

When you come back to the Lord Elgin Hotel, cozy up by the fireplace with a beverage from the bar in Grill 41, or a nice latte from our on-site Starbucks.   We even have a selection of games to borrow while you are with us, if you prefer to stay in and cocoon. Make yourself at home…that’s the way we like it!!

Embraced, winter can be a fabulous time of year…. Bundle up with your loved one or bestie and join us for a wonderful winter escape!


Romantic Getaways!!!!

As the cooler weather arrives, we enter that season where we think of cozy romantic getaways where we can curl up together by a warm fire and do some exploring and take in those beautiful fall colors.

Indulge your senses with a calm and peaceful getaway in the Ottawa and Outaouais region. Stay at the historic Lord Elgin Hotel here in downtown Ottawa and where you will be pampered with our Romantic Escape package or perhaps one of our Spa Nordik packages.  Nearby, you will find some amazing places to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and spend quality time with your significant other. From fine restaurants to welcoming spas and wellness centres, the region offers an impressive variety of experiences specially designed to soothe and restore your body, mind and spirit. Book a relaxing treatment session at Nordik Spa-Nature, or take a hike through the Gatineau Hills where the colors are about to peak – I cannot think of a better way to spend a dreamy weekend!

Spa Nordik - a perfect getaway for the day or evening, nestled in the Gatineau Hills. Only a 15 minute drive from the Lord Elgin Hotel

Spa Nordik

Nordik Spa-Nature is a gem in the greater Ottawa-Gatineau region and can be found in Old Chelsea, at the end of Highway 5 North, a 10 minute drive from Ottawa. The Nordik is located in nature, surrounded by trees and rocks. You can find outdoor pools of various temperatures, saunas and rest rooms in beautiful wooden buildings. Tip-toe in the snow between pools and hot saunas, or treat yourself to a massage package. The Lord Elgin offers wonderful packages that combines your hotel stay with a visit to Spa Nordik. For more information visit our website.

When you stay at the Lord Elgin Hotel in downtown Ottawa, you can snuggle in front of the fireplace in our lobby with a warm beverage from our on-site Starbucks. For dinner, you may choose from the wide array of restaurants nearby, in addition to our very own amazing – Grill 41 located right in the Lord Elgin Hotel.

If you are planning a getaway this winter, you cannot get a more unique experience!!  Winterlude happens from the end of January to Family Day. Take a romantic spin on the frozen Rideau Canal as you skate hand in hand, share a Beaver Tail with hot chocolate or take advantage of all the Winterlude activities happening within steps of the Lord Elgin Hotel. The historic hotel’s elegant guestrooms and design that will instantly transport you to a more romantic time in history that will make this romantic getaway one to remember.