Imagine a weekend away at a romantic retreat for you and your honey – a welcoming fire, five course dinner, wine, outdoor hot tub – total pampering. What would you do? I have some suggestions based on the options we had on a recent visit the Couple’s Resort just south of Algonquin Park in Whitney, Ontario.
There are so many options to choose from! You can journey around the gorgeous Galeairy lake like we did with a canoe or kayak quietly paddling by the islands blooming with wild flowers and plants. Watch the loon call to its mate diving for a surprisingly long time only to reemerge a mile away. We saw rings left in the water from fish jumping up to catch some tasty bugs.
If you do that you might, as I did, be able to gaze in wonder at your partner for being so good at steering your canoe and propelling it through the water. Or drift while rocking gently talking about ‘all the things’ without any electricity, traffic, phones or other people to distract you.
You can choose the paddle boat option where you might take a snack and drinks to float along to your heart’s content. There is also a tandem bike – recommended for team building and definitely requiring cooperation.
You can lie beside your husband in the spa and feel the pressure of a stranger’s hands kneading the tension out of your muscles, especially where the tension builds up – right between your shoulder blades. Or enjoy a “his and her’s” pedicure together, quietly discussing your addiction to the whole idea of ‘spa’ and taking care of yourselves once in awhile to make you better people for your kids.
You can dress up to eat in the Bear Trail Lodge Restaurant dining room with your own wine, or select something from their extensive regional and international wine list with the advice of their knowledgeable sommelier. Daily specials are posted on their Facebook page. Enjoy live music surrounded by the invisible privacy provided from the quiet murmurings of other couples.
Or have one of your meals in your chateaux, suite or villa, in the cozy soft robes provided by the resort, in front of a wood fire. This resort is famous for it’s award winning cuisine plus the menu offers vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options as well.
Wander one of the forest trails or visit the resident art studio, play in the games room, or swim in the salt water pool by day then at night sit by the bonfire and gaze across the lake at the reflection of the moon. You can also enjoy tennis, horseback riding, bikes and more than you could ever fit into one visit.
Treat yourself and your partner to this exquisite, relationship deepening experience – we love it at this resort and you will too regardless if you are in an outdoor activity kind of mood or are looking for some inside options. There is something to please everyone.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and all opinions are mine.