Updated: Sep 10, 2019
Last month we visited Fronterra Farms, to prepare for The Flock Glamping Experience in June. We were so excited about this trip before we visited, now we really cannot wait! You need this in your life!
Imagine driving through the countryside, then following signs towards a Provincial Park to get to the destination. The farm doesn’t even have a sign, so anyone else going by wouldn’t even know it’s there. When we pulled in, we were immediately greeted by our lovely host Jens, who was just loving life. How could he not living out his dreams, on his own piece of paradise, with his young family?
Walking around, Jens described Fronterra as his luxury resort in the forest, which is oh so accurate. From the tents, there is a spectacular view looking out over the Provincial Park beach, and glorious sunsets. Each of the unique tents are very generous in size and although the canvas covers and furniture wasn’t set up yet we could just imagine how well we will sleep there. It was very important to Jens that guests have a fantastic sleep at the resort, so they spared no expense on the luxurious King beds and duvets.
Also on each individual site, is a private kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. The kitchenette includes everything you need for a luxurious weekend outdoors, including propane percolated coffee maker, dishes and glassware, wine bottle opener, a cooler for keeping perishables fresh, and a locked bin for other items. The bathroom includes a private outdoor shower with hot water, and a composting toilet.
We saw the vegetable and herb garden where we will enjoy a farm fresh dinner at sunset, and the group campfire options where we’ll set up snacks and drinks by the fire. We also saw the chickens that will produce the fresh eggs we’ll enjoy for breakfast.
In the area, there is no shortage of things to do! If you are joining us be sure to arrive early or plan to stay later on Sunday. Onsite at Fronterra, there are hiking trails to explore, and canoes to use as you putter around the Provincial Park. We’ll be renting bikes for a 24-hour period, so there will be time to bike down to the beach, visit additional wineries, or just ride around the region.
The lakeside Village of Wellington is a must see, about 15 minutes away by car, with quaint restaurants and adorable shops – including The Courage Bar, Midtown Brewing Co, Nice Ice Baby Ice Cream, Enid Grace Café, and an adorable plant shop. The Drake Devonshire Inn is a boutique hotel overlooking the lake, and definitely worth checking out even for a drink. This all-season retreat ticks all boxes with stunning art installations, cultural programming, and fantastic cuisine.
To complete your weekend, consider making a reservation with Ste. Anne’s Spa in Grafton, or one of the other spa locations right in Prince Edward County.
As we said earlier, you need this in your life! Check out these photos of the tents from last summer. Each tent is designed to reflect an aspect of Canadian history Which tent do you like?
The Prospecting tent features plenty of logs, raw wood and stone:
The Homesteader tent is inspired by 19th-century P.E.C. farmers. The working Findlay Oval stove dates back to 1910:
La Bohème was inspired by the itinerant lifestyle of Upper Canada Loyalists:
This one’s the Crosswind:
This one’s called the Royal Coachman:
And here’s the Heirloom tent:
Each tent has its own outdoor dining area:
On-site, we'll feast on meals made with fresh produce from the farm:
Here's a look at one of the private outdoor showers:
We mentioned the glorious sunsets from your tent... well they look like this:
Looking forward to sitting right there with a glass of wine! Hope you'll be there to experience it too!