Your weekend getaway awaits

While week-long vacations to places around the world can be exciting and adventurous, they can also be costly in both time and money. When you feel the need to satisfy that travel itch, sometimes all you need is a weekend getaway to unplug, relax and enjoy a fun, memorable experience.

Situated perfectly in the heart of Nova Scotia with all the best adventures less than an hour away, Forest Lakes is the answer to your “what should we do this weekend?” question. We have the perfect rental options available to escape the hustle and bustle, and we created an itinerary for you so you can relish in a spontaneous, winter-inspired weekend getaway.  

A weekend of luxury begins

Gather your significant other or your closest friends and family and book your weekend stay at The Chester through Airbnb. This jaw-dropping four bedroom, three and a half bathroom home will have you living the life of luxury for the weekend.

Plan to arrive Friday, put your chef hat on and prepare a delicious dinner in the gourmet kitchen, complete with a double stainless steel fridge, a gas stove and two wine fridges. You will quickly realize why this kitchen is a chef’s dream come true! Relax by the fire with some wine and good conversations to prepare for a full weekend of adventures. End the night by having a bubble bath in the to-die-for soaker tub in one of the two master bedrooms that complete this home.

Embrace the outdoors

There’s no time to waste.

Start your day off right by waking up early, making a pot of coffee and enjoying a good, filling breakfast. You won’t want to miss the tranquility of enjoying your morning cuppa joe in the quiet of a home in nature.

Next, you’ll head to Ski Martock which is only a 25-minute drive from Forest Lakes. Spend the day on the slopes where you’ll have the time of your life, especially if you’re surrounded by your friends.

You’ve probably worked up an appetite with all the fresh air and physical activity. Luckily for you, Bent Ridge Winery and Bent Nail Brewery is less than five minutes from Ski Martock. Make it the perfect pairing by indulging in their specialty gourmet wood-fired pizza.

Image of the Boathouse on Cochran Lake

Enjoy a good night’s sleep in one of the four dreamy, never-want-to-leave beds in The Chester. Each room has its own personality but is equally as desirable.

For the foodie

Check-out is at 11:00 am. This gives you plenty of time to gather your belongings, have breakfast and get ready for the day. If you wish to start your day surrounded by the beauty of the great outdoors, grab the trail map and head out for a hike through our multi-purpose trail system, which provides over 10km of wooded trails perfect for hiking and snowshoeing.

Forest Lakes’ Multi-Purpose Trail System offers over 10 KM of wooded trails.

Next, you’re going to embrace all the Annapolis Valley has to offer in the colder months.

Stop at T.A.N. Coffee for a warm beverage. This is an essential step. Enjoy your coffee to-go on your way to Tangled Garden where you can select from gorgeous jellies and flavorful vinegars. Next, head to The Wayfarers’ Ale Society to sample some delicious and locally made craft beer.

Time for lunch and you don’t need to go far! Head next door to The Port Pub Bistro where you can enjoy a delicious meal while taking in some of the nicest views in the Valley. Lightfoot & Wolfville is only a short drive from here where you can sample some incredible wine and explore their gorgeous venue.

While there are so many incredible places to visit in Nova Scotia, these are just a select few. Forest Lakes provides the perfect anchor for that amazing weekend getaway we all crave every now and then. Not only is it in close proximity to some of the best adventures in Nova Scotia, but there are many additional amenities in the community for you to take advantage of during your stay.

Have we peaked your interest? Book your stay at The Chester through Airbnb and mention you saw this blog post to receive 10% off your first night.*

*This discount applies to the first ten bookings and must be a minimum two-night stay to qualify for the discount.