Stew and Brew Winter Man Retreat
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A refined stag in the backcountry of Algonquin, the “Stew and Brew” delivers a winter weekend of culinary adventure mixed with just the right amount of outdoor adventure and beer sampling. The backbone of this trip is the food and drink combinations put together by the beer thirsty staff at Voyageur Quest. Feast on Cassoulet, Wild Game Gumbo, Black beer Irish stew washed down with the likes of Fin du Monde, Leffe dark and London Porter.
If you love the outdoors and the above menu has your mouth watering – this adventure is for you. The feast and beer sampling is mixed with highland snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, and an option to snowmobile and ice fish. A winter stag would not be complete without a sauna and ice plunge, torch lit broomball and late night poker. Add a special memory to your adventure and take the option to dogsled, ice fish or snowmobile.
Accommodation is the Algonquin Log Cabin. Rustic, with a massive fireplace - the log cabin offers authentic natural charm amidst spectacular winter wilderness. Accommodation is double occupancy with shared indoor washrooms, as well as a sauna and shower cabin.
Book soon – the Stew and Brew adventure is limited to 12 men.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
Rendezvous at the Log Cabin for a lunch of a signature “stew and brew” to kick off the weekend. After lunch, strap on snowshoes and head out for a highland snowshoe to a forest lookout. Using GPS compass and maps, locate a buried station filled with hoppy treats.
Return for sauna and an assortment of Trappist beers followed by a feast of stew, artisan cheeses and smoked meats. Work it off with a fierce game of torch lit broomball followed by the first round of late night poker.
Accommodation at the Algonquin Log cabin
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
After a hearty breakfast, head out for a quick ski lesson on Surprise Lake before heading down the lake to the Moose bay wall tent camp. Heat up with hot ciders and bannock and then ski the backcountry trail back to the log cabin for lunch. The afternoon includes options to take on the Kettle Lake/ Cardiac hill ski loop or snowshoe the ridge trial. Après ski promises to be memorable with an ice plunge and sauna! Canadian beers from coast to coast are on tap as we feast and later settle in for Poker round # 2.
Accommodation at the Algonquin Log cabin
SUNDAY, MARCH 17
Coffee and muffins are ready for those that are keen to ski or snowshoe the Loxton loop before brunch. Relaxed types sleep in, read, chill. All rendezvous for a late morning brunch with lagers. Depart early afternoon
For those hungry for more adventure, take our snowmobile/ ice fish day 3 options which runs 8am to 4pm and includes a 3 hour snowmobile tour, ice fishing and BBQ on Lake Bernard.
Date: March 15-17, 2013
The cost is $450 per person
The cost includes: two nights Log Cabin accommodation, tasty stews, soups and meals, beers from around the world, guided backcountry ski and snowshoe excursions
The cost does not include: personal clothing, HST, ground transfers from Toronto
Available for an additional cost
Return transportation from Toronto is available for additional $175 per person on the Ontario Northland Train.
Dogsled day trip 10am to 3pm on Friday is available for an additional $185 per person
Snowmobile and BBQ/ ice fish Sunday option for additional $192 per person based on a group of 4.
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HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO YOU NEED? WHAT KIND OF SHAPE DO YOU NEED TO BE IN?
The “Stew and Brew” is for men at any level of outdoor experience. For the most comfortable experience we recommend you do some regular exercises before joining us.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Each participant will be required to sign and return to Voyageur Quest a Release of Liability before being allowed to participate in any trip we offer. This document releases Voyageur Quest from liability in the case of accident or injury for any reason.
TO BOOK YOUR SPOT
A 25% deposit confirms your reservation. VISA, MASTERARD, AMEX or cheque can make payment. Please fill out a "to book" form and e-mail, fax or mail it to our office or you can simply call us at (416) 486 - 3605.