Situated deep in the rolling hills of Shelter Valley, just 1.5 hours east of Toronto, Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat offers all of the charm and comfort of a boutique hotel nestled within the Canadian wilderness. Offering a stunning lodge inspired Pavilion for receptions and their romantic and unique Forest Chapel, it's the perfect venue for couples to say "I Do".
Tell us about your business!
At Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat, it has been our goal to preserve the quintessential camping experience, with a few deluxe upgrades. Lounge by the fire in our rustic and lodge-inspired guest pavilion, or explore 200 acres of pristine wilderness, from dense old growth forests to stunning vistas of Lake Ontario and Northumberland County. Our elegant safari tents, with private ensuite washrooms, allow you to feel connected to nature without compromising comfort and convenience. Host a Wilderness Wedding in our stunning Forest Chapel and partake in wedding festivities and signatures cocktails at our lodge-inspired Pavilion and The Watering Hole Guest Bar & Lounge.
How did you get started?
Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat is a family owned and operated business that opened in late August 2017. John and Nancy Corcoran, 30 year residents of Northumberland County, first learned about the burgeoning trend of lux ury camping (or glamping) two years ago, and immediately knew it would be the perfect fit for their 200 acre property. Originating in Africa in the early 1900’s, over the past decade luxury camping has gained extensive popularity in Europe, and within the past few years has spread to the western coasts of North America. With Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat, the Corcoran's look to share their love of Northumberland County.
Who/What inspires you?
Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat is inspired by barefoot luxury. What exactly is barefoot luxury? It’s champagne in the forest, candlelight evenings in a romantic safari tent and gourmet s’mores around the campfire - it’s nature with a touch of elegance. We have made it our mission to combine luxurious and modern amenities with the natural beauty of the Canadian wilderness. When we first designed and built Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat it was our aim to create a place of celebration and gathering to share with others.
Three key words that describe your style:
Rustic, natural, elegant