One of my absolute favourite places in Nova Scotia is Windhorse Farm. I first visited in April and really enjoyed it. There’s a sense of peace and calm that accompanies the property. Most recently, I went back this time in December. I wanted to experience all that Windhorse has to offer in a completely different season. It was exactly what I needed… and it was so lovely.
I have been stressed and working non-stop since the beginning of September. Don’t get me wrong I love my work and being busy but I still need rest. I needed a chance to hit re-set and disconnect for a little while. I went with my best friend who lives in Ontario. It was great to have a chance to re-connect and catch each other up on our lives. She’s my person and it was exactly what we needed.
We stayed in Happy Jack, one of the cabins in the woods. The cabins are off the grid without running water. However, our cabin was equipped with solar power so we had lights when it got dark. A wood stove kept the cabin nice and toasty, we just had to keep the fire stocked. The cabin was equipped with bedding, dishes, pots, a sink and propane burners. There was also a well outside of our cabin that we were able to use for washing and cleaning. Everything was already prepared when we arrived and the fire was roaring. All we had to bring was food, clothes and ourselves.
One thing I love about Windhorse is that there isn’t much service. I turned my phone off as soon as I arrived. I didn’t touch my phone for 48 hours and it was the best thing ever. I didn’t care that I would have 50+ e-mails waiting for me. I just powered off my technology and enjoyed being in the moment. I can’t stress enough how important it is to take a break from social media. That may sound ironic coming from a blogger but honestly it’s not healthy to have your phone with you 24/7. So put it away and be present.
Exploring the Windhorse property never gets old. There are over 22km of trails, a wood powered sauna, brooks, gardens and the lake. We bundled up and went for some wonderful walks through the longest example of sustainable forestry in Canada. I love the forest at Windhorse – there’s an incredible silence and solace that it offers unlike many other places.
The temperatures were well below freezing during our stay and we woke up to a light dusting of snow the first morning. The cabin was quaint and picturesque. One of my favourite moments was simply curling up with a good book by the fire. It was an extremely cozy retreat. A place to simply ‘be’. My best friend and I stayed up for hours talking about everything. It was perfect.
Windhorse Farm will always have a special place in my heart. It will forever be one of my go-to escapes. There’s something magical about the power of disconnecting. It’s humbling. I always find so much peace when I visit the farm. If you’re looking for a rustic, peaceful and lovely getaway in NS – this is the perfect spot. Any season, any cabin, any time. What are you waiting for?
Thank you, Windhorse Farm. We absolutely love partnering with you. Here’s to continued happiness, light and love.