Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Winter in the Wild Festival


Come celebrate winter in Algonquin Park on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Winter in the Wild. Enjoy indoor and outdoor activities at various locations throughout the Highway 60 Corridor of Algonquin Park. 


These family activities include guided bird walks, guest speakers, guided snowshoe excursions, skating, skiing, winter camping demonstrations, a special evening event, hearty meals, and campfire at Mew Lake Campground.
 

For more information, click on the photo below:


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Spiritual Weekend


Welcome everyone to Laura Traplin’s 7th Annual Weekend Retreat, May 29-31, 2015 at Arowhon Pines Resort in Algonquin Park.   This retreat is about connecting with spirit and your own inner wisdom in the beautiful surroundings of Algonquin Park.



If you feel inspired or guided to be part of the weekend, or have a friend who would like to join you, this retreat may just be what you’re looking for!  Some of the topics that may be covered are:  Meditations, Emotional Healing, Energy Work, Setting Goals, Discovering your Life Purpose, Developing your Intuition, etc.  


There will be scheduled events as well as free time to go for a hike, enjoy a canoe ride, relax in the sauna or on the verandah by the lake, read your favourite book or just unwind while surrounded by nature.  For more information and rates, please CLICK HERE.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Algonquin Hiking Holiday


 

Arowhon Pines has partnered with HIKING HOLIDAYS to offer a guided hiking vacation with Arowhon as your base, in May, August, September and October.  For foreign guests, this involves pick up and transportation from Toronto.


Daily hikes are about 10 – 12 km, with rocky, hilly and rugged terrain in places.  Hearty picnic lunches are included.  Enjoy access to all other Arowhon facilities on your free time – canoes, SUP boards, tennis, sailboats, etc.


Discover your inner peace, outdoors. Time to reconnect. To sit back and listen to your heart. To see and be inspired by nature. Time for that great book. Time to hike past beaver ponds. Amazing people, amazing food, warm fires.  For more information, dates and rates, click here.



Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A Destination Wedding...in Algonquin!

No Passport Required.


Algonquin Park holds a special place in the hearts of many couples.  Maybe you had your first canoe tripping experience here.  Perhaps you discovered your own strength and your partner’s sense of humour on that wet and windy portage.  Is the tent in your pack, honey?  The moose that you saw through the morning mist, the smell of breakfast cooking over a fire and the sight of a million stars at night are memories that keep you coming back to Algonquin.  We’re happy that you’re ready to share these experiences with your family and friends. Congratulations on your engagement!


We look forward to working with you to make your dream of a simple, outdoor Park wedding a reality.  

There are still a few weekends this season when you can book Arowhon Pines exclusively with a minimum of 80 guests - May 29/30 and June 5/6 and June 12/13 and July 11/12, 2015.  

For 2016, we have May 27/28, June 3 and 4, June 10/11, June 17/18, June 24/25 and July 8/9.


An Arowhon wedding is all inclusive - accommodation in log cabins along the lakeshore, six meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch, prepared with care using local ingredients and free use of all recreational facilities – canoes, kayaks, SUP boards, sailboats, hiking trails, tennis, sauna and more.  We’ll help with your invitations, arrange flowers from our garden to your tables, plan a sit down ceremony by the lake and recommend wedding officiants and other local suppliers.  All you need to bring is clothes, a toothbrush, a bottle of champagne or two and your family and best friends. An exclusive wedding weekend (two nights, six meals) in the middle of Algonquin this spring will cost about $45,000 for 80 people.  Most couples distribute some of that cost to their guests.      

A smaller, casual gathering can be booked anytime.  For as low as $8,800 this spring, we can accommodate 16 guests in a lovely 8 Room Cabin by the lake, inclusive of six meals and all facilities.  

Please visit our website for more information - www.arowhonpines.ca and www.gettinghitchedinthewoods.com for a true couple’s wedding at Arowhon.  CLICK HERE to see more pictures.

We look forward to hearing from you!



 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Winter Work at Arowhon

We have decided to work as much as possible this winter to complete all our planned projects earlier!  So then if there is time, we can tackle more jobs!  I always have a wish list in my pocket.  One family of “regulars” have asked for a deck on Birchview!  What would you like to see at Arowhon Pines?  Let us know and we will add it to the list.

To bring in the new year, the temperatures this week turn VERY cold – tonight it’s minus 23 degrees Celsius and snow is in the forecast.  Luckily our carpenters, Pat Land and crew are bundled up and used to working in this.      

An addition is being built at the back of the kitchen to accommodate a gorgeous new staff dining room and more storage.  Although every room is getting a new touch here and there, we’ve concentrated on renovating the remaining rooms in Sherwood and Bridgewood.  When we demolished some walls in the fall, we found Knob and Tube wiring (not live of course) which was a method of electrical wiring used until the 1940s - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knob_and_tube_wiring.  As well, there was cardboard from boxes, used for insulation, addressed to Mrs. M. Kates (who was Lillian, Eugene Kates’ mother).  I love finding all these interesting things.      

Here are some photos.  We’ll keep you updated as it progresses!

In the meanwhile, Happy New Year to all!



Thursday, December 18, 2014

ALGONQUIN toques

Theresa & Adam's new ALGONQUIN toques from www.norquayco.com.  They also make gorgeous artisan canoe paddles.  Made In Canada.


It's still summer...in Australia!

Hello Theresa, David and Adam,

This is DL from Adelaide, South Australia, writing to you. My dear sister-in-law, EL, has just forwarded to me a lovely email you sent her.  I’d like you to know what a thrill that gave me. In fact, it gave me goose-bumps because, just before opening E’s email, I’d changed the desktop background photo on my computer from the Via Rail cross-Canada train to – wait for it – the Arowhon Pines dining room!!

I loved reading your message, and seeing the photos of the dining room in snow. What a contrast – and what beauty of a very different kind, too.  My stay with you, though brief, was absolutely marvelous, and I enjoyed staying in my beautifully refurbished room in K and E’s cabin. The meals in your dining room were sensational!

I took a series of magical photos of Arowhon Pines at dusk, and am attaching some for you. The first one is the one that I’ve got on my desktop now. I hope you enjoy them.

Warmest regards,
DL