|The Great Room at Muskoka Soul|
|A huge kitchen + BBQ for all our group dinners|
Oh it's chilly in the screened-in Muskoka room? Look, there's a blanket at arms reach to wrap around you. The cottage is fully stocked with spices, dishes, beach towels, cooking utensils, shampoo, soap and thorough instructions if you had any questions.
We even caught up on some work with the wireless internet and watched the Leafs lose (!) thanks to the satellite TV in the games room (above). The cottage was filled with countless DVDs and board games as well.
So what did we get up to during our visit? The first thing on our agenda was a proper lobster boil with mussels, clams, chorizo sausage and corn on the cob. Our masterpiece above! Besides doing some work and getting up to a whole lot of nothing, cottage time also meant free time to cook up a gourmet meal with friends while drinking lots of wine.
Since my job doesn't always stop when I decide to pick up and go away during the week, we used our mornings to catch up on email and online stuff. The great room had a gas fireplace and lots of seating that we had lots of room to just spread out.
The scenery and lakefront views were also a great source of creative inspiration and a nice way to relax. It felt like the lake was wrapped around us because of the way the cottage is positioned.
After our morning reads + work, we decided a group workout was in order and went for a run and did a Crossfit workout next to the lake. If we had a week, I would definitely have booked a private yoga instructor (from $185) to come to the cottage and teach a class to us. The concierge at Muskoka Soul can book anything from a registered massage therapist to come by the cottage or a private chef to teach a cooking class for your group.
Mimosas for breakfast of course.
Roasting marshmallows and making s'mores - a cottage tradition.
|Time to go home...|
Photos also by: Louise Bongers for Muskoka Soul
This trip was subsidized in part by our friends at Muskoka Soul, but the opinions expressed in this post remain our own.