Family Travel to PEC: The Wilk

Where to stay

We would love to introduce you guys to The Wilky Way, the coolest spot in the County. We snuck away to this beautiful AirBnB this month in Prince Edward County with our friends from Allie Young Studios, talk about a gem of a location. This home is a stunning piece of the past sitting on 15 acres of gorgeous land…perfect for the kids to run and play!

Fun Fact: The Wilk is a turn of the century farmhouse originally inhabited by The Wilkinson family in the 1850’s.

The home has SO much character and is great for a larger family or sharing with friends, I was in love with the decor, the dining space and yard of course. The home fills with natural light and I love how much space there is for a family, the kids had plenty of room to draw or play board games while we prepped meal times. We all even enjoyed a few dance parties thanks to their record player with a collection of great records! We made a fire in the backyard and made s’mores with the kiddos, memories to start their summer early.

Fun Fact: This 2100 sq foot home features three queen bedrooms sleeping six people, along with a full kitchen, living room, dining room and great room with soaring 30 foot cathedral ceilings.

The Wilky Way has wifi but I highly recommend disconnecting if you can while there, explore nature & unwind. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we messaged our hosts on our last night and requested to book an extra day, luckily there was one extra day available since we went during the week before the super duper busy season begins. It’s the perfect location to have privacy while also being a short drive to a great bundle of restaurants and vineyards. We LOVED The Wilk and can’t wait to go back again!

Where to eat with the kids

It was pretty easy to find healthy food for the kids in Prince Edward County, our Airbnb The Wilk had a full kitchen so we stocked up on groceries to enjoy when we weren’t up for going out to eat. It was also perfect because each day at the beach we had a cooler full of healthy snacks!

If you feel like going out in the area with the kids to eat, we highly recommend The Vic Cafe – they are totally family friendly. Each table is set up with stuff for the kids to colour, the bright and welcoming decor is great and the menu has such a great variety. The owners are a couple that are there working too, it’s nice to see how much love they’ve put into this place. It’s very clean and the food is delicious, I especially recommend one of their oat milk lattes or avocado toast!

Another great restaurant is The Inn, down the road from The Wilk as well if you decide to stay there too! Across from The Inn is another restaurant that has overlooks the water, you can catch a beautiful sunset if you reserve a table ahead of time outside.


Where to go with the kids

We truly enjoyed spending most of our time on the beaches of Sandbanks Provincial Park when the weather was at it’s finest. The kids enjoyed building sand castles and even a little bit of swimming! There is a great playground at the Dunes part of the parks too. Keep in mind that parking for the day is $18.

If you are looking for a great activity for after a beach day, we visited the Waupoos Winery for a meal and across the street there is a lovely shop & petting zoo of farm animals. We all made friends with a family of goats!

There are also way more activities for kiddos in the area than you would think, mini putt, museums, art exhibits, markets and more.

I truly live for days at the beach, I am happiest near the water and sometimes I wonder if we should sell everything and move somewhere closer to the ocean. I am however very thankful to live here in Ontario, Canada where we are surrounded by beautiful lakes and gorgeous beaches with fresh water. I guess sometimes I just crave that salty air!

We hope you enjoyed this travel piece and we can’t wait to share more with you this summer.