Tuesday, January 18

Anything But Blue (winter getaway packages to smile about)

Fern Glen Inn • www.ferngleninn.blogspot.com

What's all this about "Blue Monday"? The expression has been in the news for the past couple days with the pundits telling us we have a lot to be miserable about. 

Apparently, the third Monday in January (coined Blue Monday) is the most depressing day of the year. A scientist calculated this date with a formula based on post-holiday debt, broken New Year's resolutions and the weather. Hmmm. The scientist and pundits should have spent Blue Monday here before blasting a fine winter day.

Like many January days, it was beautiful, sunny and exhilarating. The only thing 'blue' about it was the sky! It did start out quite cold, I will admit, but by the afternoon it had warmed up to comfortable snowshoeing temperatures.

Snowshoeing and other winter activities also address the problem of broken resolutions. On January 1st many people resolve to exercise more, get fit, and take better care of themselves. That doesn't just mean going to the gym and eating rabbit food. The best forms of exercise are the ones that feel like play and get you moving muscles you forgot you had (oh, you'll feel the effects of dog sledding, tobogganing and skiing the next day). For good health, fuel your body with a wholesome, colourful, well-balanced breakfast (we've got that covered, too!).

Another reason to smile this time of year: winter getaway packages. A few days away to relax or play in a winter wonderland will lift spirits and recharge batteries without breaking the bank. There's no need to take a whole week off work or add up all the fees and surcharges of air travel — not when a weekend road trip fits into most budgets and schedules.

We'd love to show you how wonderful January (and all winter) days can be here at Fern Glen Inn. To make it easy, I've listed three popular winter getaway packages that will have you feeling anything but blue.

Chili-Dog Getaway
Mush your dog sled through a beautiful wilderness setting then warm up with a hearty chili dinner back at the inn. Getaway Package includes:
  • a half-day guided dog sledding excursion
  • a dinner at the inn featuring hearty chili, freshly baked cornbread and homemade dessert
  • two nights accommodation
  • breakfast both mornings
  • use of snowshoes and trails on site
$285/person* based on double occupancy. Learn more about dog sledding tours.

Snowshoe with your Sweetheart
Sweep your sweetie away for some quality time together, far removed from the pace and pressures of everyday life. Getaway Package includes:
  • two nights accommodation
  • breakfast both mornings
  • use of snowshoes and trails on site
  • hot chocolate, bath bubbles, and a box of gourmet chocolate truffles from the Nutty Chocolatier

Country Winter Getaway
Experience the best of winter in the country. Snowshoe private trails, whoosh down a toboggan hill, warm up by the fire with hot chocolate and biscotti. Play, explore, unwind, then end your day with a delicious dinner at the inn. Getaway Package includes:
  • two nights accommodation
  • breakfast both mornings
  • use of snowshoes and trails on site
  • gourmet hot chocolate, homemade biscotti
  • dinner at the inn one evening

Discover more winter activities in Muskoka and Almaguin to enjoy during your getaway.

*Prices do not include applicable tax. Add $10/room/night for long weekends and holidays.

Book your Winter Getaway online at www.ferngleninn.availability.ca (mention package in the notes section). Or email or call us for more information.

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