This school year has been a mixture of so many emotions. It’s a been a wild ride and we needed some time to chill out, regroup, and revitalize. So we packed up the car and headed to Windhorse Farm for a two-night getaway. We were extremely ready and eager to get off the grid.
From Halifax, it’s only about an hour and fifteen-minute drive. We got a little lost but it all added to the adventure. Check out the instructions on their website before leaving because the GPS on your phone will take you to the wrong location. There are three ‘Sarty Roads’ so be careful. The frustrations that came with being lost automatically disappeared as soon as we stepped out of the car. Our senses were overwhelmed with the fresh, clean air and we knew immediately this was exactly what we needed.
We stayed in Will’s Cabin which is the farthest in the woods and the most secluded. It was a dream come true. The cute little cabin was surrounded by green moss and trees – it was perfect. Inside was a wood stove, table, chairs, sink, two propane burners, and propane wall lanterns. There was a cozy loft above that slept three. Plus, all of the bedding and towels were included. The cabin was exactly what we needed, nothing more and nothing less. Just outside was our composting toilet, which was extremely clean. The staff’s attention to detail and the environment gave us confidence in our choice for a sustainable vacation. There was also a “chat room” that was available to us from 7 am to 9 pm. This room had running water, a shower, toilet, and power outlets. We didn’t use it much but it was comforting to know that it was there and accessible to us.
We also cooked some yummy meals, that we like to call ‘camp food’ during our stay.
We had an absolute blast exploring the property. There’s about 20km of wide trails and even more little footpaths so there’s no shortage of things to do. We spent most of our time walking around the property and hiking in the woods. It was beautiful to see the sunlight peer down through the trees. It was just us and Mother Earth and it was wonderful. We also found some rope swings and wooden swings to play on. There were canoes available but we were having so much fun exploring the woods that we ran out of time. They also make honey at Windhorse so be sure to go see the bees! There’s also a sauna on the property and places to skate or swim depending on the season. The rest you’ll have to discover on your own when you plan your sustainable getaway.
Honestly, our favourite part of this getaway was simply sitting on the porch and sipping some hot tea. It was so calming to ‘just be’ and enjoy nature. And you can’t go wrong with fresh air. Windhorse was exactly what we needed. We’re so grateful for our time there. We got to shake the hustle and bustle of the city for a few days and find some peace. We highly recommend you check them out for your next getaway. Absolutely beautiful! We promise that you’ll love it.
P.S. Don’t forget to pack a good book!
This was a much needed weekend of self-care with a couple great friends. Remember to take some time to wind down and enjoy the little things in life.
There are so many different types of accommodations at Windhorse – don’t forget to check them all out by clicking here!