Just in time for summer, Drake Motor Inn is opening May 31. The two-building pet-friendly guesthouse—which pays homage to the classic roadside motel alongside modern twists and amenities—is ideal for family getaways with dog in tow, girlfriend trips, group retreats, and solo adventurers looking to explore the wonders of Prince Edward County. Drake Motor Inn is just up the street from Drake Devonshire and offers twelve playful guest rooms each equipped with their own balcony or garden, inspired communal rooms for snacking and socializing, as well as a backyard terrace and outdoor fire pit.

“Drake Motor Inn is an exciting all-new offering for travelers to the County alongside the Drake Devonshire,” said Scott Hart, General Manager, Drake Motor Inn and Drake Devonshire. “It’s the perfect setting to use as a home base while exploring the area’s richness, particularly for groups and those looking for a more independent, fuss-free experience. What makes this concept unique is the breezy, retro motel vibe that allows people to drive their own customized stay merged with contemporary Drake touches reflective of today’s traveler’s wants and needs. We are thrilled to welcome locals and travelers alike into our all new motor inn.”

Drake Motor Inn guests can park in close proximity to their room upon arrival and instantly self check-in 24/7 with keyless digital entry codes, allowing for easy coming and going. The Motor Inn will have pet-friendly single, double and triple rooms, each with their own enclosed balcony or walk-out garden, curated art, fine toiletries, custom finishes, premium stocked mini fridges, filtered water, and free Wi-Fi. Guests will have exclusive access to Drake Motor Inn’s seasonal fire pit and two common rooms, which will feature a one-of-a-kind curated Drake vending machine, relaxing lounge areas, games for borrow, complimentary morning coffee and tea, a social afternoon snack bar featuring Drake Commissary refreshments, and stunning art from photo-sculptor Kate Bonner and Toronto-based artist Cam Champ. During stays, guests are encouraged to borrow Drake Motor Inn’s Polaroid cameras to capture their trip, to enjoy free on-site bicycles, and—come the cooler season—take a skate at The Drake’s community rink. For dining, Motor Inn guests will have access from morning to night at Drake Devonshire’s lakeside restaurant and bar, just steps down the street.

Drake Motor Inn will also offer a number of experiential overnight packages this summer, designed to mix and match perfectly to guests’ holiday mood. The Fun In The Sun package includes day passes to the beaches at the stunning nearby Sandbanks Provincial Park and a Drake picnic lunch for four, while the Dine + Dream package includes a $100 dining credit at Drake Devonshire’s award-winning lakefront restaurant and guaranteed VIP lakeside-view table.

To make reservations for stays from this May and beyond head to drakemotorinn.ca.


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