I’ve never experienced a place so special: Magic skies, water and earth surround this oasis; A place that is supported by nature and the stewardship of the Lucier family. Northern Algonquin is a place to reflect, grow and be nourished. I attended a Heart Wood Retreat and felt very privileged to have the opportunity to experience the openness and receptivity of each member. The meals were amazing, made with care and generosity. The cabins are clean and close to the main gathering spot. The forest is animated and speaks of the wonderful work that happens here. I hope to have another opportunity to return.
My stay was amazing from the moment I arrived. The room was very comfortable. The food was great. The entire team was very helpful and I felt at home, almost as if I was a close friend come to visit. I am planning a return trip soon.
It was a perfect weekend! We met great people, had awesome activities in the beautiful winter forest and lake, campfires and lots of stories. The meals by Chef Gregor were beyond what was expected. The food is some of the best ever eaten. The leaders/family go above and beyond to make sure you are happy. I felt like I was visiting long lost cousin. You need to go there!
Second time at Northern Edge and definitely not the last! First was a few years ago as part of a team building weekend getaway. It was such a great experience that I knew one day I'd return - and I'm so happy I did. This second time it was as a guest over the August long weekend at one of the retreats. The location is amazing, serene, calm, eco friendly with tons to do. Want to paddle board (stand or sit!), canoe, bike, hike? All of those are options, among other activities. Food was in-credible! Every meal was a thoughtfully planned experience pulled together using ingredients sourced from local farmers, Chef Gregor's garden or right from the Edge property. All of our hosts - Tim, Lindsay and Arlene - were attentive and friendly. Facilities were super clean and comfy. There were many great moments over the weekend - sipping morning coffee on the patio while staring at the lake and beautiful garden buzzing with honey bees and hummingbirds, roasting s'mores around the campfire, gliding along the water on a paddle board or hearing the loons and waves crashing along the shore during a restorative yoga session. Northern Edge is a truly special place, one that I will continue to return to. Thanks to everyone at Northern Edge for a wonderful escape in gorgeous Algonquin!…
Amazing experience, great friendly staff, better food! Favourite parts: - lots of free time to use the property and amenities as you wish with assistance from staff - flexibility and group decision making for activities and itinerary - exploring areas around the lake on the paddle boards (bringing paints, snacks, iced tea etc) -fresh peaches and apples out all day all weekend