Monday, March 16, 2015

A Much Needed Weekend Getaway

Well we did it, we took our much needed weekend getaway and I am here to tell the tale. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Seriously, it was the perfect weekend and just what we needed. It was relaxing, fun, adventurous and included the best food ever. What more can I ask for?

We arrived at The Westin Trillium House at Blue Mountain late Friday afternoon and were once again awed by its beauty. I just love the look of this hotel, it fits in so nicely with its surroundings.

After getting checked in, we made our way to our 4th floor suite. Once again, love the rooms in this place.

The first night we just settled in, made ourselves a nice chicken salad and curled up and watched TV. It was a wonderful way to end a Friday.

Saturday morning we enjoyed a breakfast of cereal with fresh blueberries and then took a walk around The Village and perused some shops. We didn't end up buying anything, although I totally had my eye on a $50 Lego set.

After our leisurely stroll through The Village, we headed back to our room for lunch and a movie. The room came with a DVD player so I brought The Proposal from home. It is such a funny movie, I laugh so hard every time I watch it. It was really nice having a kitchenette in our room so that we were able to make most of our meals there, saving money and making it easier for me to eat. For lunch we had pasta with sausage in it.

After our lunch and movie, we changed and headed out for our special activity of the weekend, indoor wall climbing! Dan has been wanting to do this for years but I've always chickened out since I'm afraid of heights. But I thought it would be a fun thing to do so I signed us up for lessons!

We went to Climbers Corner and the owner was super friendly and made us feel relaxed and confident. Pretty soon we were climbing walls!

We both had a ton of fun and really enjoyed ourselves. I climbed to the top 3 times (all on easier routes) and I was feeling pretty proud of myself. Dan tried a few harder ones and did pretty well. We are now totally hooked and have been researching rates and such at our local indoor climbing place. It was an awesome date idea, go me!

After our adventure at the climbing wall, we returned to our hotel to freshen up for our fancy dinner date. In the midst of my planning our getaway, I made sure to research restaurants in the hopes of finding one that I would be able to eat at. I sent a bunch of emails out to ones that looked like they had potential and I was pleasantly surprised to receive a phone call from the chef at one of them! He assured me that he would be able to cater to my allergies as long as we booked ahead of time so he had time to make up a menu for me. We were so impressed that we immediately reserved a table there!

Let me just say, The Huron Club totally outdid themselves. The atmosphere was really nice and all the staff were super friendly. Our waiter Cam was awesome and the chef Jesse made the best food ever! Dan and I shared a Crunchy Thai Salad for a starter, which Jesse had made a special dressing for me to eat, and we were both impressed at how good a bowl full of raw veggies could taste. We both got the hangar steaks for our mains and we couldn't believe how tender and melt-in-your-mouth the meat was. Seriously, I've never tasted such good steak before.

Dan's steak with mushrooms and sauce

My steak with veggies
For dessert, Dan ordered a black forest chocolate brownie off the menu and I got the special treatment with my very own custom made apple sorbet!

Even Cam (our waiter) was impressed with my menu and the special treatment I got, he even called me a princess.

Everything was incredibly good and we couldn't stop raving about it. The chef Jesse even came out at the end of the meal to ask how everything was. It felt like we were in the movies! It was basically the best date night ever and such a huge treat for me. It's been over 2 years since I have been able to eat out at a restaurant and eat amazingly tasty food. It meant so much to us that the chef was willing to cater to my food needs and make us feel special. The meal was a little pricey but worth every penny. If any of you are ever in Collingwood, look up The Huron Club and go eat there!

Sunday was a lazy day for us, since we just lounged about watching TV until check out time and then made our way slowly home. We drove around the area a bit, enjoying the views of Georgian Bay and finding huge houses built up on the mountain.

We even stopped at Lululemon and SAIL on the way home. What a perfect way to end the perfect weekend.

Now back to reality. Happy Monday everyone!


  1. So glad you had such a great weekend! You deserve it, including the chef who catered to you! Wall climbing looks fun; there's a lot of rock climbing around here on the cliffs. Glad you were able to get up our direction and enjoy it.

  2. (when did Legos get so expensive?!)
    also - I wish all travel could entail cooking your own food...
    so glad you had fun rock-climbing! DH and I love that for a daytime date!

  3. What a fun weekend getaway! Love that you loved rock climbing. :) And your restaurant meal looked amazing!