Sunday, April 09, 2006

The Illustrious Glasgow Mountain Hotel and Resort

Saturday evening, I arrived at that Illustrious Glasgow Mountain Hotel and Resort. Heh heh.

Glasgow mountain

It's an exclusive resort. Few people know about it, fewer have been there and even fewer can find it. It's remote, quiet and very rustic (ahem, no running water, no electricity and there's an outhouse). It also has a beautiful view.

Cape Split

Anyone who has been to the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia will recognize this view as Cape Split, but from the opposite side.
I was the first guest to arrive, so I started the fire and lit the lamps, then pulled a chair close to the stove and dug out my knitting. I'm working on a pair of gauntlets using Koigu.

The fire at Glasgow mountain

Do you see that insullation? It's fancy, isn't it? The saws are a nice decorative touch as well. (I realize now that photos is quite dark, sorry about that.)

Soon enough, the other guests arrived and we settled in for the night. I slept in the room with the fireplace. I opted for the middle of the night "sauna" treatment. It was lovely. I highly recommend it. I feel as if I've cleansed the toxins from my body and I think I lost about 5 pounds.

In the morning those pounds were replenished with the beautiful breakfast cooked by the finest pancake chef in the family.

Glasgow mountain breakfast

The Glasgow Mountain Hotel and Resort is an environmentally conscious place and the employees like to recycle as much as possible. Hence the leftovers were fed to this little guy and his friends:

A bird enjoying our leftovers

He's a Gray Jay or a Canada Jay and he was quite fearless. The Pancake chef was still breaking up the scraps when he swooped down to a nearby tree. He took a piece of pancake and then flew to a nearby tree where he stashed his "find". I was about 5 feet away from him when I took this photo. He didn't seem to mind me at all: That's the power of pancakes!

This wonderful resort has no indoor plumbing, so the pancake chef (aka Dad) helps when you can no longer stand the smell of your own hair:

Washing our hair at Glasgow Mtn.

It was nice to see my family, however brief the visit. We all agreed that the quiet at the "resort" is a welcome reprieve from the normal hustle of daily life. However, the midnight trips to the outhouse make you think twice about moving there permanently.

Next post: Will I ever get these gauntlets right?


  1. Anonymous1:06 p.m.

    where is the mugshot serial killer post?

  2. You should read "The Birth House" by Ami McKay (MacKay?)'s set in the same area, more or less, I think.

    Sorry my socks for Grampy made you teary, but I thank you for the encouragement.

  3. Anonymous9:28 a.m.

    Fancy schmancy.

    I would have lost it sleeping the "sauna" room - I'm a hot sleeper.

  4. Man, you are waaaaay tougher than I am. I guess it's being Canadian and all. I'm at a loss without running water. Looks like a really nice visit. The food looks so scrumptious I might have to channel some pioneer spirit.

  5. Hey Steph..nice to see my breakfast on the are right , it is a lovely place and it was great to see the family..r