People often do things in hotels that they would never do in their own homes, such as sleep soundly, watch Marley and Me, or let the kids drink as much shampoo as they want. Let loose with today's Groupon: $270, you get two-night eco-lodge stay for two people at the Algonquin Wilderness Eco-Lodge, located three hours from Toronto on the southern border of Algonquin Park (a $542.80 value, HST included). This deal is valid for a two-night stay, meals, tax, gratuity, luggage transfer, and use of canoes, hot tub, and sauna. You must use your Groupon before Thursday, March 24, when the lodge is closed until May.
This serene wilderness getaway foregoes television and radios, supplying a sustainable escape from the physical stress constants of urban living with 40 kilometres of cross country ski trails, a wood heated sauna, and an outdoor hot tub. Each of Algonquin’s rooms, includes a double bed or two singles and is infused with a European charm. In the common lounge, meet fellow travellers recovering from technology induced eye ticks, or exercise vestigial legs by bicycling through Algonquin Park. An alternatively powered hot tub relaxes bodies and minds concerned with upsetting Mother Nature, and indoor plumbing is a welcome reminder of the world you've temporarily snubbed behind.
A micro-hydro generator energizes the grounds alternatively, like a teenager whose music audibly escapes ear buds. This Groupon also includes luggage transfers for two people (a $20 value). The parking lot is a 2.3 km walk from the lodge, so suitcases stuffed with packing peanuts are carted straight to their room by a snowmobile or ATV. Dates are subject to availability so call early to schedule your stay.
TripAdvisors give the Algonquin Eco- Lodge fan average of four owl eyes:
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