With its boutique wineries, sandy beaches, and modern holiday villas, Prince Edward County has become the destination of choice for countless city dwellers in search of a weekend escape. Wander, a new resort on the shores of West Lake now provides something else the area was missing: a laid-back luxury resort combining Scandinavian design with Canadian charm. With its warm palette of natural materials, earth-toned upholstery and clean, modern lines, plus a perfect lakeside location, it’s no wonder that Wander has quickly become the most sought accommodation in the area.
Composed of 10 modern cabins arranged around the beach and swimming pool, Wander’s exclusive suites are designed to offer all of the comforts of home in elevated modern style. All cabins feature private outdoor dining and living areas (including natural gas fireplaces and private outdoor showers), full kitchens with European appliances, Bluetooth speakers and curated playlists. Cupboards, meanwhile, are stocked with a hand-picked selection of artisanal teas, coffees, and other essentials. For guests who want to unplug in style, Wander’s cabins also come furnished with books, games and essential oil diffusers with custom scent blends.
Days at Wander can be spent touring around the County’s many trails on the resort’s fleet of bicycles, visiting local wineries, or simply relaxing pool-or beachside. A communal bonfire pit, a fleet of water toys, and a library of outdoor games offer low-fi entertainment options, while food trucks and live music are a regular feature during the summer months.
While Wander is already generating more than its share of excitement among the Prince Edward County weekend crowd since its opening earlier this year, the best is surely yet to come: 2022 promises a new clubhouse featuring a bar, lounge and resort shop stocked with locally-made wares. In the meantime, Wander remains ready to welcome guests through the winter in an oasis of modern luxury just a short drive from the city.
Learn more at wandertheresort.com.
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