Sir Sam's Inn

For our second anniversary, Dustin and I spent the Thanksgiving weekend at Sir Sam's Inn near Haliburton. What a delightful place! (Yes, I used the word delightful.) The drive up was beautiful: Autumn is, hands down, my favourite season. There was a large tree just outside our window that was just starting to turn a nice shade of burnt orange.

From vacation

From vacation

Unlike a resort hotel, the inn was relatively small and we never felt like it was overcrowded. There is a gazebo on the property that looks out into the water: not quite big enough to reenact the scene with Rolph and Leisel from The Sound of Music, much to Dustin's disappointment.

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The weather that weekend was mostly spectacular, but a small storm hit just when we were out in the canoe. We managed to stay dry, and Dustin even let me take a few pictures of the storm before running back inside. Why don't pictures of blowing snow ever turn out? My only photo evidence of the stormy winds comes from a (lucky) shot of a leaf blowing by our bedroom window.

From vacation

The absolute greatest thing about Sir Sam's, is the water spa. Instead of a standard hotel swimming pool, they have a fabulous water spa with a circuit of relaxing jets, waterfalls, and bubbles that soothe and massage all parts of your body. Dustin and I could not believe how much time we were able to spend at the water spa, mostly with the facility all to ourselves.

From vacation

From vacation

Our nights always ended with a blazing fire in our room. Being the forever boyscout at heart, Dustin was always able to get a great fire roaring despite the minuscule fireplace.

From vacation

I'm not sure who Sir Sam is, but it sure was nice of him to have us at his inn to celebrate two years of marriage to the boyscout of my dreams.

Emily  – (November 3, 2009 at 5:03 PM)  

happy (belated) anniversary!! the inn sounds so cozy and relaxing, though I am sorry there wasn't any of that twirling and chair to chair shenigans at the gazebo. perhaps it's better this way as you are not 16 and dustin, not 17?

and, autumn is just awesome. how can any other season be a favourite?

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