Culinary & Wellness Experience.
You work hard. You take care of the special people in your life. It’s time for you to make time to take care of you and indulge in a weekend of nourishment.
It’s time to slow down and learn how to refuel the body from the inside out. A time to detach yourself from the stresses back home, unplug from your daily devices and reconnect with the you that appreciates and delights in this simple scenic countryside and it’s humble way of life.
There is a misconception around the philosophy of slow living that to practice this way of life means to literally slow down. Though that might be the case in certain areas, the word 'slow' could be interchangeable with that of 'deliberate', 'intentional', or 'conscious'. It is less about the pace at which you perform your everyday activities, and more about the presence and purpose you bring forth in doing so. We all have things in our life we feel we need to do, and often do not feel we have the luxury to do them in a way we also enjoy. However, by simply altering the attitude and reasoning behind these responsibilities, we begin to take pleasure in these otherwise "mundane" tasks and live from a place of active joy rather than that of obligation or duty.
Simply put, slow living is about creating space. Within this space you can breathe deeply, become present, savour and explore each of your senses fully and take notice of all that this world is willing to provide you with. Committing yourself completely to each and every moment, finding the beauty and humour and resisting the urge to cut corners and distract from these moments.
By taking the time to appreciate and delight in these small pleasures, the magic of the Universe will open up to you in a way that makes living your life feel like a work of art. We hope to reignite your passion, deepen your appreciation, and recharge your body, mind, and soul by utilizing your senses and making presence a priority. Welcome to the inaugural Eatwell retreat. It is an honour and joy to share and take part in this journey with you.
YOUR EXPERIENCE INCLUDES
2 Nights Accommodation in your Safari tent at Whispering Springs
4 Organic & ethically sourced meals (2 dinners & 2 brunches)
Morning food basket, delivered daily
2 Dinners prepared by Chef Rob Gentile
Cooking Class with Chef Rob followed by dinner
Wine with dinner
Daily yoga and meditation
1 wellness workshop
Onsite Activities: Hiking & walking the forest trails, Saltwater pool & outdoor hot tub, Beach volleyball & badminton, Lawn games (bocce ball, horseshoes, frisbee), Biking, Fishing, Paddle boat & canoe
The specially curated EATWELL // Mind, Body & Soul Experience to elevate you from the inside out
YOUR TYPICAL DAY IN THE WILDERNESS
Each day begins with your personal breakfast basket including tea or coffee to ignite your morning.
MEDITATION // Start slow and take time to just be.
YOGA // Twist and move through a detox flow.
BRUNCH // Fresh ingredients that will not only entice your taste buds, but nourish your body.
Take time to chill out by exploring the grounds, swimming in the salt water pool,
playing a round or three of volleyball or a restorative massotherapy treatment.
WORKSHOP // Learn practical tools to reconnect and stay connected to yourself.
COOKING CLASS // With Chef Rob - Learn how to gather, prepare & share some of our Chef’s favourite classics.
Time to to “wine” down and connect with the inspiring individuals in the group.
DINNER // Nourish yourself with a fresh, hand-made with love meal.
CAMPFIRE // Take time to relax under the stars over a glass of wine and good conversation.
THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Our ten private safari tents are the perfect antidote to the chaos of everyday. Reconnect with the wilderness in style & sophistication. Inspired by the great prospector tents of Canada’s past, our Safari Tents are artfully situated throughout the property to offer stunning views of our spring-fed ponds and beautiful wilderness. Each tent is located within an easy walking distance to all the amenities of Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat, yet provide you with the privacy and seclusion to truly disconnect from the stresses of modern life and reconnect with the natural world.
We understand that every guest has their own unique way of interacting with nature. While some guests may enjoy exploring our old growth forest and prairie-savannah ecosystem, others may prefer lounging by our saltwater pool or sipping on local craft beer. However you choose to pass the hours, we can guarantee you that time spent in the forest, is time well spent.
YOUR SAFARI TENT
Each Safari Tent is outfitted with rustic-chic furniture, a king or queen sized bed, and plush towels, linens & robes. With a private ensuite washroom, gone are the days of outhouses and impromptu showers. Relax in a soothing bubble bath as you revel in the sounds of the forest – this is glamping at its finest. Each site features a private barbecue and dining area, allowing you to cook and enjoy any extra food in the great outdoors, and embrace the wilderness experience.
YOUR PLACE IN THE WILDERNESS AWAITS
*Single rate pertains to one person per tent only. Double rate pertains to two people per tent only.
Triple rate pertains to three people per tent only. Quad rate pertains to four people per tent only.
PLEASE REVIEW IN DETAIL OUR CANCELLATION POLICY BELOW
PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN FULL TO SECURE YOUR PLACE
GENERAL INFO & FAQ'S
We welcome payment in FULL to reserve your place. Cash, cheque, etransfer are welcome! 3% charge for credit card purchase. Reservations cannot be confirmed until payment is made upon invitation of acceptance.
RATES ARE ALL INCLUSIVE & PER PERSON. RATES EXCLUDE TRANSPORTATION & ALCOHOL. One glass of wine is included with dinner & BYOW is permitted inside your Safari tent.
Cancellations for this event must be made 90 days before event commences with a $500 cancellation fee. No refunds or credits will be made after that time. We ask that you consider your choice wisely as there can be no exceptions on this policy.
Tents are assigned as bookings are accepted. First come first serve basis.
Please be sure to arrive at Whispering Springs to guarantee that you are present for both the opening and closing celebrations. Opening Ceremony is 530pm on Day 1 & Closing Ceremony is 1130am on Day 3. We want to be sure that you receive every last drop of magic that has been created for you!
GETTING TO WHISPERING SPRINGS
Whispering Springs is located just 1.5 hours east of Toronto and 4.5 hours from Montreal and 3 hours from Ottawa – give or take – depending on traffic and where you are coming from.
You can find directions from Toronto and Montreal right here:
CHECKING IN & OUT
Check in is 3pm & Check out is 11am. We will be ready and waiting!
TIPS & GRATUITIES
Everything is already included in your retreat fee so don't worry.
There is none! This is an opportunity to let your digital devices go to sleep, so you can wake up!
Everything will be provided for you on-site. Please bring a yoga mat if you have a preference. Just bring a smile and be prepared to enjoy yourself!
KIDS & PUPS
To help preserve the relaxing wilderness experience, we require that all guests must be of the human species and at least 19 years of age.
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