Epona Rise Retreat GetawayDecember 20, 2018
Epona Rise Retreat Centre is tucked away in Tod Mountain on the way to beautiful Sun Peaks here in British Columbia. BME was fortunate enough to experience it for our Christmas party and we left even stronger as a team than before (which honestly didn’t seem possible!) Hillary has created this little haven in the mountains, not only for the horses she rescues, but for anybody who stays there. The atmosphere is so relaxed that even city girls (like myself) felt like we could be swayed to change our ways! The cabins are so cozy and the lodge has this rustic but modern Western feel. The property is stunning and the views are perfect. The sun sets on the mountains and you can watch it from the wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. You can nestle by the fireplace with a good book and no matter what is going on at home, your worries just drift away. The giant custom wood dining table has more than 20 chairs, so our little group of 5 tucked ourselves into a corner and ate more food than we are proud to admit. We got to use the industrial kitchen which was pretty fun, and had the entire lodge to ourselves. Over lunch we had discussed our favourite Christmas rom-coms and, by a stroke of fate, all three of them were on the shelf of DVD’s Epona has stocked for guests. So we curled up and watched The Holiday, all the while sipping every hot beverage known to man. Having your entire extended family stay there for Christmas would be the most magical experience. Or a New Years party, family reunion, retreat, and of course (our favourite), a wedding. If you are looking for a unique getaway close to town, or a wedding venue that has its own flare, this is it.
Photos by Tanya Kuzyk Photography
I know I can speak for our entire team when I say that we cannot wait to go back!