Set amid some of the most beautiful scenery in Southern Ontario and a short drive from the GTA, there’s little mystery as to why Dufferin County has become a popular destination for urbanites looking to get away from the city in style. While the area boasts its share of inns, B&Bs and rental homes, no other accommodation comes close to the luxury and refinement of the Compass House, a spectacular and award-winning modern home on 200 acres of pristine farmland outside Creemore.
There’s no more stylish way to arrive at Compass House than in BMW’s iX xDrive50, whose 475km of estimated electric range will get you there with plenty of juice to spare. As one of the most advanced BMWs ever, the BMW iX xDrive50 combines an efficient and powerful all-wheel-drive electric powertrain with an interior that would be at home in any design magazine. Featuring innovative cockpit architecture including a hexagonal steering wheel, luxurious sustainable materials and the new fully digital BMW Curved Display, the BMW iX xDrive50 is designed to be both comfortable to ride in and thrilling to drive. Along the way your road trip playlist will sound perfect on the car’s Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, and the BMW iX xDrive50’s panoramic glass sunroof with electrochromic shading makes it easy to admire the scenery in comfort.
Designed by Toronto architecture firm Superkül using sustainable materials and heated by geothermal power, the white-clad structure seems to blend into the snowy landscape in winter and stands out in bold contrast to the surrounding fields and forests in summer, spring, and fall. Whatever the time of year, visitors can expect to be immediately soothed by the home’s combination of clean white surfaces and natural white oak panelling, along with an impressive selection of modern minimalist furnishings and decor. And with 4,300 square feet of interior space, five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and multiple indoor sitting areas, there’s no shortage of places to sit, relax, and enjoy the views.
Upon arrival in your BMW iX xDrive50, you’ll have plenty to do such as stroll the Compass House’s expansive grounds and swim in its Olympic-sized outdoor pool (in season). The house offers plenty of ways to connect with friends and family, including air hockey and ping pong tables, an outdoor fireplace, a hot tub, and a gym. A short drive down the road, meanwhile, is Creemore, Ontario, one of the most charming towns in the region. In addition to its famous brewery, Creemore is home to coffee shops, bakeries, antique shops, and galleries, making it an easy place to spend an hour or an afternoon. Farther afield options, including the Mansfield ski club, Devil’s Glen Country Club, and Blue Mountain, are all within easy reach.
With room for 14 guests and five vehicles, Compass House is the ultimate place to relax and reconnect this season, or any time of year. Whether your idea of a winter getaway involves catching up on your reading, creating spectacular meals in the chef’s kitchen, tramping around on snowshoes, or a little bit of all of the above, Compass House is the perfect place to do it. And there’s no better way to get there than in the new BMW iX xDrive50, whose exceptional design and sustainability will feel right at home.
Images courtesy of Ben Rahn/A-Frame Studio