An into-the-wilds adventure, complete with luxury tent accommodation — glam camping — could be just the breath of fresh air your next corporate retreat needs. Check out Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat, a new glamping site located 90 minutes east of Toronto in lush Northumberland County. Surrounded by old-growth forests, the 200-acre property provides a meeting room in nature, impressive facilities, scenic hiking trails and spring-fed ponds that invite groups to enjoy the outdoors to the fullest while relaxing, and bonding, in the lap of luxury.
Amenities include 10 deluxe safari-style tents, each heated and beautifully decorated with rustic-chic furnishings, ensuite washroom and private deck. The tents provide sleeping quarters for 10 or, if shared, up to 28 people. Additional canopy tents are available. Host meetings and events in the spacious lodge-inspired pavilion, 50 seated. There’s also a tented guest lounge and bar, saltwater pool, hot tub and fire pit for post-meeting socializing. BBQs and onsite kitchen can handle DIY dining, or bring in a local caterer. On-site organizers are happy to customize teambuilding and group activities such as beach volleyball, hiking, yoga, lawn games, canoeing and scavenger hunts. Add in a visit to nearby wineries and craft breweries.