Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Latest Trip Advisor Review

We were very thrilled (and a little emotional) to read this review, as we felt that this is what we are all about. Thank you to the couple who travelled in July.  We hope to see you again.

It's hard to find words to do justice to Arowhon Pines. It's easy to say what it's not. It's the opposite of garish, posh, pretentious, glitzy, or even up-to-date. There's no TV, radio, wi-fi, or fitness club. Once you leave Highway 60 and turn on to the 8 km road to Arowhon, you leave the contemporary urban world behind. Arowhon is about being very well taken care of, in a friendly respectful non-intrusive way, in a gorgeous wilderness setting, with modest but extremely comfortable cabins on the edge of a very private lake in the midst of the vastness of Algonquin Park.

The dining room is a rustic culinary cathedral. The menu changes daily and there are choices to please every taste and even those on special diets, such as vegans,are as happy as the omnivores.When we were there dinners included everything from venison to lobster bisque to smoked ham. Breakfasts and lunch were equally all-encompassing. And the desserts are to die for.

Arowhon Pines is a place to canoe, kayak, play tennis, hike, swim, read, relax on the dock or the dining room verandah. Nature and silence surround you. It's a hard place to leave because once you're in heaven who wants to head back to earth? Yet the experience of Arowhon is both transcendental and grounded.

Expensive? Yes. But you get what you pay for (which includes not getting what you pay for at other "resorts" which cater to the young and the restless). By the way, we observed children and teens at Arowhon who were very well behaved, and who were clearly enjoying the unplugged life and the healthy food. They seemed content. It's a family place, too.

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple

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