This year, Men’s Retreats has finally figured out what all the buzz is about when it comes to all things ‘County’. Prince Edward County is bursting at the seams with incredible, innovative, creative entrepreneurs making the trip to such a stunning local area that much more pleasurable. This burgeoning community is home to some of our favourite county indulgences…
Love oysters? So do we. Our pal Sam Ravenda is killing it with her oyster catering company. Check out The Shore Oysters.
The Ferg is quickly becoming our preferred home base on our County adventures. The lovely Anna Hardwick’s B&B in Picton is perfectly appointed and definitely delivers on the County vibe we crave.
And if you haven’t yet been for pizza at Norman Hardie Winery, what are you waiting for? Dining alfresco among the vines that grow their fine wines is a County highlight your taste buds won’t soon forget.
We visited the dunes at Sandbanks Provincial Park a few weeks ago for one of our beloved’s milestone birthday celebration and were completely blown away by their majesty. Our afternoon there was so dreamy and perfectly beachy as we swam, hiked through the rolling dunes and napped in the shade of the poplars. The Sandbanks are the world’s largest baymouth barrier dune formation and they are spectacular. The pristine white sand beaches stretch for miles along Lake Ontario with plenty of hiking trails and gorgeous places to swim. We’re so excited to take you guys out to the dunes so you can experience the magic for yourself.
Accommodation for The County Retreat are in 7 charming self contained lakeside cottages, situated on the shore of Lake on the Mountain, 200 feet above the Bay of Quinte at Lake on the Mountain Resort. And in ‘The House Across the Road’ built in 1892 on the crest of the bluff overlooking Adolphus beach. LOTM is steeped in history and the mystery of the lake has played a prominent role in the history of the land. LOTM has no visible water source. The lake’s outlet stream flows north through a shallow bedrock channel over the Prince Edward escarpment to the Bay of Quinte below. The Mowawks called it Onokenoga, or Lake of the Gods, and believed that spirits dwelled within its deep waters. We fell in love with LOTM while scouting the resort last spring, and are especially excited about the beautiful boathouse situated out over the lake that will serve as our practice space for the retreat.
Attention all craft brew enthusiasts, did we mention the resort has its own brewery? We’re so lucky to get to sample many popular and seasonal styles brewed on site using fresh local ingredients including hops grown on site and locally grown barley. Some of what we can expect to see in the restaurants catering our retreat (‘The Miller House’ and ‘The Inn’) this season are: Cream Ale, Pacific Gem IPA, Indian Point Pale Ale, Long Point Lager, Adolphus Summer Ale. Thirsty yet?
But if you haven’t booked yet, hurry up because there are only 2 spots left!
Join us September 23–25 at Lake on the Mountain Resort!