TORONTO AND GENEVA ARE BOTH HOME TO SHOCKINGLY BEAUTIFUL
historic castles that seem to be straight out of story books. Feel like royalty—if only for a
day that includes a tour and lunch.
Austin Terrace, Toronto, Ontario
Distance: 100 miles from Buffalo or about an 1 hour and 45 minutes
This impressive edifice resulted from the vision of Sir Henry Pellatt, a Canadian financier
who was inspired by his European travels. It includes many beautiful rooms, several towers,
Three onsite restaurants include the
Liberty Caffe, Terrace Grill, and BlueBlood
Steakhouse, which serves high quality cuts
of beef from around the globe.
Belhurst Castle and Winery
4069 W. Lake Road, Geneva, New York
Distance: 113 miles from Buffalo or about 1
hour and 50 minutes
Geneva is full of excellent cafes, pastel
row houses, and cute boutiques, as well as
the impressive Belhurst Castle and Winery,
on the northwestern shore of Seneca
Lake. The property was once the location
of a Seneca Indian village and home to
the Council of the Six nations of Iroquois.
It’s now a hotel with eleven rooms, three
private cottages, and a free wine spigot
installed on the second floor. Hotel staff
are happy to share the castle’s history and
Restaurants include a steakhouse,
Edgar’s, as well as Stonecutter’s, a casual
eatery with tasty pub food.
BY JESSICA KELLY
TRY THESE TWO FOR STARTERS: EACH IS LESS THAN A TWO-