APRÈS SNOW HOW-TO. LESSON 4: GET FIRESIDE

A warm fire is the yin to the yang of refreshing snow adventure.

After a day on the trails, it’s time to hygge*, Ontario-style, and no one does it better than Sherwood Inn.

Built in 1939, Sherwood Inn is a boutique resort in Muskoka’s Port Carling perched on the shores of Lake Joseph and surrounded by towering old pines. Cross country ski or snow shoe in the surrounding forest, or hit the trails on a fat bike.

As the sun sinks, this resort heats up. Winter nights were made for a wood burning fire; Sherwood gets it. Fires are lit in the lounge, the dining room and the outdoor fire pits.

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MEET ’ROUND THE FIRE PIT

Directly outside the front doors of the main lodge is a large fire pit, surrounded by Muskoka chairs. Meet up, warm up, share blankets, share stories and enjoy a hot chocolate under the winter stars.

Hint: give your hot chocolate that little bit extra; add a dash of gingerbread liqueur.

COZY BY THE FIREPLACE

All the lakefront cottage suites at Sherwood feature large, wood-burning fireplaces for ultimate coziness. Catch the winter sunset across the shimmering, frozen lake, while you (and whoever is lucky enough to join you) enjoy the soft glow of a crackling fire.

Psst: Sherwood boasts an impressive wine cellar, a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner.

*Hygge: a Danish word that translates into a feeling of well-being, coziness and living content in the moment.

MORE APRÈS SNOW HOW-TOs:

Lesson 1: Dine Well
Lesson 2: Red or White?
Lesson 3: Spa Pampering
Lesson 5: The Nightlife

Photo Credit
Featured Photo (Top): Sherwood Inn
Second Photo: Sherwood Inn