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In PEC, Park and Stay at the Drake Motor Inn

The Drake Motor Inn welcomes motorists and their pooches

By Sara Cunningham
Photography by Kayla Rocca

The tiny community of Wellington, Prince Edward County has a new attraction for out-of-towners, particularly those with dogs and driver’s licenses. Inspired by retro drive-up motels, the Drake Motor Inn is located a few minutes away from the hospitality brand’s first wine country outpost, the Drake Devonshire. Here, mid-century inspired touches – designed in-house by Joyce Lo and Carlo Colacci, co-founders of the Drake General Stores – meet modern amenities in two buildings. Think keyless outdoor check-ins, rental Polaroid cameras and dog beds on request. thedrake.ca/drakemotorinn


Also worth exploring on Main Street in Wellington:

    • The Wellington Branch Library houses a cozy of books and magazines in a charming heritage building, 261 Main Street
    • Grab coffee through the window of Enid Grace Cafe, 303-1 Main St, and authentic Mexican grub at La Condesa, 298 Wellington Main Street
    • Explore the Millennium trail on rental wheels from Ideal Bikes, 305 Main Street