This year Kyle and I are trying to make a conscious effort to create more memories. Instead of buying each other Valentine's Day gifts, we simply wanted to spend a quiet evening together. We were so blessed to be able to have The Buffalo Farm host us for Valentines Day!
The Buffalo Farm is located in Mattawa, Ontario which is four hours north of Toronto. Tucked away out of sight is the 23’ custom built Yurt, which sits on a beautiful river in the middle of a 700 acre farm owned by the Gibson family. The Yurt is a rustic, hand-crafted, structure that is insulated by wool felt and heated by a wood stove. Staying in the Yurt feels like you’re camping, but without the hassle of hauling equipment and setting up tents. The farm is so picturesque and tranquil, and makes for the perfect couples getaway. We had so much fun, and I can't wait to visit again during different seasons!
If you’re planning a trip to The Buffalo Farm, I’ve provided some suggestions and a packing list to make planning a little easier! The Yurt doesn’t have a designated eating or meal prep area, so I suggest bringing low prep food or food that is already prepared. I’m a firm believer that everything tastes better when cooked over a fire, so we threw together some bonfire nachos and they were amazing! There is no electricity so if you plan on reading or playing games after dark I suggest bringing extra candles or a lantern. There is no running water so pack wipes and hand sanitizer, they will provide you with clean water for cooking and drinking etc. They have lots of wool blankets to keep you warm but I suggest brining an extra cozy blanket if you want something softer to cozy up in. They have basic cooking utensils but I suggest brining anything specific that you might need for cooking!
-Flashlight -Lantern -Cooler for food & drinks -Extra Matches or a Lighter -Extra Candles or Battery operated lights -Warm clothing -Slippers -Cards, Board games -Anything specific you need to cook -Coffee system -Sanitizer & wipes
If you’re looking to getaway for a peaceful evening, The Buffalo Farm is the perfect choice! A little planning and prep before your trip will allow you to enjoy your visit and take in everything the yurt has to offer.