As many of you know, winter isn’t really my thing. However with winter generally lasting 6 or month in Winnipeg, it’s so important to take a moment to appreciate its beauty. In January this island girl got the opportunity to get away with her favourite photographers to enjoy Manitoba’s natural winter wonderland at Tallpine Lodges, located in the breath taking Whiteshell Province Park. This family run lodge offers guest an opportunity to reconnect with nature with the luxuries of a private lodge. Each lodge has a maximum accommodations of 2 persons, is adults only and perfect getaway to reconnect with your partner, your bestie, a parent (and adult child) or a solo trip to reconnect with yourself.
We chose to do a creative girls get away. We spent our time checking out the local restaurants, playing in the snow and just chatting. A night or two away from my hubby and baby are never at the top of my list, in fact it never feels right to leave your family for a girls/solo getaway but hunnies, it is so worth it. Sometimes life is so busy and we just need to stop and reconnect with our thoughts, do a little self care and destress. You know that old saying that it’s ok to miss your loved ones sometimes? It’s so true.
We did our best to brave the cold on a brutal -40 (with windchill) weekend. One of my bucket list winter items was to go Snow shoeing, lucky for us there were complimentry rentals available at the front desk. If snow shoeing isn’t your thing, they also have cross country ski equipment, snowmobile rentals, and any other outdoor adventures available. TIP: There is a pack of friendly wild deer that roam around West Hawk Lake, always keep your eyes peeled, we first spotted them right outside our cabin.
I stayed in cabin #5 and my girls stayed in cabin #1. As you know, I always have criteria for a perfect staycation:
- Hot tub (because it’s the middle of winter)
- Eats near by
Well I must say Tallpine Lodge rates 5/5. The lodges was so clean, even the window sills were sparkling. The Lodge offered
- a kitchen and a BBQ
- a super comfy king size bed (all to myself)
- A large Jacuzzi tub fit for a king and queen or just a bunch of boss babes
- A fireplace that gives you that cozy vibe that makes you want to curl up on the couch and watch a good movie
- Large windows to enjoy the view of the large snow covered black spruce trees with out having to leave to comfort of the cabin
- Hiking trails near by
- short walk to Night Hawk Cafe and Hi-Point Restaurant and Lounge