I have written about the Harrison Hot Springs Resort in the past a few times. I loved it with the whole family a few years ago and then again when I took just my younger two gals last Winter.
As you can tell, it’s a favourite place for us!
This past weekend I visited The Harrison Hot Springs Resort with a group of Mom Bloggers for a mini-retreat!
We fully enjoyed everything that Harrison Hot Springs has to offer, outside the Resort and in. Come along for a day trip with me as I give the inside scoop on what to eat, do and where to stay!
We started our adventure on this gorgeous boat for a two-hour trip around Harrison Lake with Shoreline Tours.
The views were stunning and they did a fabulous job pointing out viewpoints around the Lake. They also offer occasional full-day tours up to Port Douglas which is a historic gold rush town which is now being taken back by nature.
Shoreline Tours offers charters as well, you can book the entire boat for a special event or occasion. It is fully licensed and food service is also available.
The tour is two hours, and starts at $26 for kids (under 5 is free). Get more info here.
HARRISON CORNER CAFE
Local foodie stop, the Harrison Corner Cafe, has a full selection of homemade casual foods. We were treated to an amuse bouche of locally sourced cream of corn soup and french-style tart, like a tasty flatbread with local vegetables. For our main course, we all chose the fish ‘n’ chips!
HARRISON HOT SPRINGS RESORT
We only stay at The Harrison Resort when in town, because it’s pretty great. But really, it offers the most amenities in town and to truly experience the Mineral Hot Springs, you want to stay here. It’s the only hotel in town that has access to the Springs without having to go to the public access pool (and pay).
This was the first time I’ve experienced the quaint Cottages on the Resort property. I LOVED them! They were ideal for our gathering. We held one session in my cottage while indulging in snacks, candy and healthy treats from the Resort.
The cottages each offer one parking spot which is so very convenient. They sleep three (one queen and one single pull-out couch).
The four pools at Harrison are kept at perfectly warm temperatures thanks to the natural mountain spring water. With varying temperatures ranging from 28C/83F to 40C/104F you and your family are sure to find the perfect pool to play or relax in. My favourite was the circular hot pool, of course, as it is the most relaxing. But my girls adored splashing outside while it was a brisk 0C degrees or jumping into the deeper indoor pool.
We enjoyed the adult pool (my first time!).
The Lakeside Cafe in the resort is a fantastic casual dining experience with an amazing view over the beach and lake up from the second floor.
HUNGRY CHEF PIZZERIA
At dinner, we walked just down the street for some pizza at The Hungry Chef.
I loved how we hand-picked each topping on our pizzas and they don’t scrimp on cheese! The wine selection is good, and they also have a few pasta dishes at this quaint but delicious dinner spot.
The Lake is simply stunning. In the Summer months, the lake is clear and perfect for swimming, boating, jet-skiing, even fishing.
Thanks to Vanessa Marie Studios for the gorgeous head shots and group photos she took for us!
From left to right: Tamara, Discovering Parenthood; Heydy, Raising Jay & Abel; Margarita, WestCoast Mama; ME!; Carolyn, Moments in Mommyland; Jennifer, Kids Directory.
We had such a ball, it was an ideal getaway – with a little bit of work (we had a few sessions around blogging and social media) combined with fun and relaxation.
Thank you to Harrison Hot Springs and Harrison Resort for the amazing weekend!
*We were hosted by Shoreline Tours, Harrison Corner Cafe, Hungry Chef and Harrison Hot Springs Resort for the purposes of this post and social media coverage.