Inner Joy Getaways
Finding joy in the "Green Valley".
COVID Update April 7/21
According to the provincial mandate getaway trips are prohibited.
We remain open to support our guests who have essential travel and housing needs.
Out of respect and privacy it is up to our guests to determine what is essential.
We understand the effect these lockdowns have on mental health and so we will continue to offer safe contactless check in/out services.
We have worked closely with public health throughout the entire pandemic to stay safely open to our guests.
Our property is a one of a kind experience. Our self-catering suites are re-purposed shipping containers turned into beautiful suites. Enjoy a sunset over the Grand River in your private spa.
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The Elora Suite
The Elora Suite has been beautifully decorated in an "Elora luxurious and chic" style that reflects the town. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Grand River from your own private patio complete with a Sundance spa hot tub. The amenities of a luxurious inn plus the privacy that makes this a unique romantic getaway.
The Fergus Suite
Walking into The Fergus Suite is like walking into an lovely inn in Scotland. The town of Fergus is famous for its Scottish roots and Highland games. We have honoured this heritage by making this a Celtic delight. It is an Outlander fan dream room. Sip on a beverage of your choice while watching the wildlife across the river on the protected conservation land. Enjoy the private patio complete with a a Sundance hot tub and BBQ.
The Elmira Suite
The Elmira Suite will take you to a sweet and simple place. Relax in the charming atmosphere this suite offers you. Enjoy a sample of the local Maple Syrup as you start your day. The town of Elmira is known for bird street names which we have brought into this delightful suite. Sit on your own patio in a Sundance spa and bird watch the conservation land directly across from you. A bird watcher's dream getaway.
The St. Jacobs Suite
The Village of St. Jacobs is a beloved destination steeped in tradition and set in a charming location along the Conestoga River. The St Jacob's suite will take you back to a quieter time. Warm tones of rich wood and black iron create a soothing ambiance that is perfect for some R&R. Step back in time and enjoy the simple things in life. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings while sitting in your very own a Sundance hot tub. Fire up the BBQ and relax. Welcome package includes treats from Picard's Peanuts.
The Unique Experience and What Our Guests Are Saying
Our property is a one of a kind experience. We are the perfect blend of being away but also being home. For the ones looking for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Each suite has its own private patio complete with a a Sundance spa hot tub, BBQ, and a bistro set. Enter each suite to a tastefully decorated living space. Enjoy a glass of wine while watching a sunset over the Grand River a home away from home. Conservation land is the backdrop to your windows. During the day take advantage of the fly fishing location, a golf chipping green, and a rare grass tennis court and so much more. Walk the grounds, sit in the silo-turned-gazebo overlooking the 7+ acres. Take a short 4 minute drive to the picturesque village of Elora, ON. Shop at the local shops, enjoy fine dining, sit on a pub patio, watch the horse racing at the slots. Visit the restored Elora Mill and Spa, or zipline over the Elora Gorge. If you are still looking for more we are 12 minutes to Fergus for the Fergus Scottish Festival and Templin Gardens. St Jacob's Farmers Market is nearby, with the St Jacob's Country Playhouse. The world’s largest Maple Syrup Festival is just a short drive to Elmira, ON. Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo festivals are also within 30 min drive.
What our guests are saying:
"This was exactly what we were hoping for"
"What a stunning getaway! My girlfriend surprised me for my birthday and what a delightful surprise it was! From being inside of The Elora you could never guess that it's built inside a shipping container! Nestled right on the Grand, this has been the perfect private getaway. Our view from the hot tub - while sipping wine had to be my favourtie part (almost tied with those delicious waffles!) Thank you so much, and we will absolutely be back soon!"
"We loved our stay here so much that we decided to stay an extra night! The accomodation is so cute and unique with a luxurious hot tub, rainfall shower, and beautiful view overlooking the river. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine and chocolates. The property itself is fantastic — we had a lot of fun playing on the grass tennis court, connect-four, chess, and more. Thanks so much for the great time— we will definitely be back!!"
Snow Shoe Rentals available at Inner Joy Getaways
Enjoy wandering the property or take them on a hike down a local trail nearby! Canadian winter adventure awaits you!!
Three sizes available to rental.
1) up to 150lbs
2) up to 200lbs
3) up to 250lbs
Size quantities are limited so call ahead to book yours.
Day Rental fee is $25/pair
One Axe Pursuits
Choose your adventure.....Extreme 200ft Zip line experience, rappel 80ft down the cliff, Team Building challenges and Ice climbing right here in Elora, Ontario, and so much more. This amazing local company is experienced and qualified to give you an adrenaline ride!
Elora Raft Rides
Discover the Past, Present & Future in a Raft Ride
Get away from it all with Punt & RiverBug Rides on the Grand River in scenic and historic Elora & Fergus.
Choose from Bareboat hires you captain yourself, shared Safaris rides with one of our pilots, or private Cruises with specialized entertainment.
Elora Raft Rides are perfect for everyone - individuals, couples, families, groups and company outings.
Blown Away Glass
Classes at Blown Away Glass Studio are fun and are known nation-wide as one of the most hands-on glass blowing classes you can take! They have taught thousands of people since they opened in 1999 and absolutely love meeting new people and have the best time learning how to blow! There are so many options to find the right workshop for you!
Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games
The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games is a three day cultural festival which has been held in the town of Fergus, Ontario for more than 70 years. The festival includes events leading to the World's Scottish Athletic Championship. It is the oldest festival of its kind in North America. A weekend to remember, special guests and entertainment for all ages.
The festival, held along the banks of the Grand River, has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a backyard festival just 10 years ago … wow, it’s already been a decade?
Riverfest Elora returns.... get ready for three days of art, food trucks, arts and craft vendors, community and of course, music!
St Jacob's Farmers Market
Since 1975, visitors have enjoyed St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market where over 300 vendors gather each week inside three main buildings and in an outdoor area that swells as the growing season progresses.
Fresh local fruits and vegetables, quality meats and cheeses, locally-produced maple syrup, honey, preserves, baking, authentic cuisine from many cultures, imported produce, various gluten-free and organic options, local crafts and housewares are just a slice of what you’ll find here. Visit our skilled and friendly butchers offering enticing cuts of meat, who will happily produce custom cuts and special orders. The St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market is also well-loved for its ready-to-eat foods prepared on site. A great place for breakfast or lunch — try some fresh apple fritters, sausage on a bun, donair kebab, pizza, souvlaki, sushi, falafel and more.
The Elmira Maple Syrup Festival
Elmira Maple Syrup Festival. Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the World's Largest Single Day Maple Syrup Festival!
Our goal is to offer a family friendly, volunteer-led festival to celebrate Elmira's history as a maple syrup producing community through a blend of traditional and innovational events that will attract guests from across Ontario and beyond.
Inner Joy Getaways is are located on one of the best fly fishing spots in southern Ontario. For private guided tours and lessons Grand River Outfitting and Fly Shop is a skilled and knowledgeable fishing resource in beautiful Fergus. Fish 250ft from your suite's door.
Photo credits - grandriver.ca and Grand River Outfitting and Fly Shop.
The Elora Mill & Spa
Nestled in the heart of a charming village, with panoramic views from its perch atop a thundering gorge. Elora Mill Hotel & Spa is a one-of-a-kind destination, one that enhances experiences and heightens senses. For guests that attend a wedding at the Elora Mill, Inner Joy Getaways is a short 5 minute drive away. Photo Credits: Pearle Hospitality