Frequently Asked Questions

Luxury camping or glamping is a style of camping that includes hotel-style amenities in the wilderness, and is also referred to as boutique camping, posh camping, or comfy camping. It originated in Africa when wealthy travelers did not want to sacrifice comfort and luxury while partaking in African safaris. Glamping eventually spread throughout Europe and most recently to the West Coast of North America, where it has been extremely popular. Experience this novel travel trend for yourself at Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat. Gourmet s’mores, luxurious safari tents, and outdoor hot tubs are just the beginning.
Our 2017 season begins August 28 and ends October 22nd. For following seasons we are expecting to be open from late May until mid-October (exact dates may vary).
Yes, each log-framed safari tent has a private washroom as does our Whisper Cabin. There are also washrooms located near The Watering Hole Guest Lounge & Bar and an outdoor shower at the Lagoon & Hot Spring.
At Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat we encourage you to embrace the outdoor dining experience. Every tent is outfitted with a mini-fridge, coffee maker/toaster oven unit, and an outdoor dining area with a BBQ. We believe you’ll enjoy preparing and eating your meals in the great outdoors.

Every morning we will provide you with a complimentary breakfast basket at your safari tent or Whisper Cabin, including homemade granola, seasonal fruit, and homemade baked good.

Yes, each tent has an ensuite bathroom with hot and cold running water.
Yes, each tent is outfitted with your own heater to keep your tent toasty on chilly nights.
While we certainly hope that you are blessed with sunny days during your stay at Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat, we want you to know that rainy days have their special charm. Curl up in front of your own gas fireplace with a cozy blanket and a good book, or come spend the afternoon at The Watering Hole Guest Lounge & Bar, where you can meet fellow campers, enjoy craft beer from Northumberland County breweries and play some classic board games.

Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat is an adults-only destination. To help preserve the relaxing wilderness experience, we require that all guests must be at least 16 years of age.

We love kids though so our future plan is to occasionally host family-friendly summer camp getaways at Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat. Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed about these events and for 2018 dates!

Unfortunately, at this point in time we are unable to accommodate dogs at Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat. However, just minutes down the road is a charming country escape for your furry friend at Tucked Inn Kennels. From private hikes and spa treatments to a bedtime story and cuddle, your pup will be in good hands at Tucked Inn Kennels. They also provide shuttle service for your pooch to and from Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat.
At Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat, the price of your room includes accommodation in either our elegant log-framed safari tents or rustic Whisper Cabin, use of amenities, complimentary breakfast and a complimentary glass of wine during Magic Hour. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price, however you can purchase a prepared BBQ Basket for an additional cost.
Whispering Springs is located just 1.5 hours east of Toronto and 4.5 hours from Montreal and 3 hours from Ottawa – give or take – depending on traffic and where you are coming from.
The quaint villages of Colborne and Grafton are less than 10 minutes away from Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat.
No, we do not have RV hookups on the property and our zoning does not permit guests to bring their own tents.
Cellular reception isn’t the strongest in this little corner of the countryside. Depending on your service provider you may not be well connected with the outside world during your stay at Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat (we like to think of it as a digital detox).
There is a small camp store located in The Watering Hole Guest Lounge & Bar, where you can find healthy trail snacks, souvenirs, and glamping goodies. If you are in need of a more specific item or a larger store, the villages of Grafton and Colborne are a short drive away.



Limited availability for the remainder of 2017