Finding Luxury On The East Coast
“Fully immerse yourself in east coast culture in the most luxurious way,” should be the slogan for Fox Harb’r Resort. Dining amongst the likes of Ron Joyce, Tim Horton’s co-founder and Fox Harb’r founder, and Sidney Crosby, the world’s greatest hockey player, on our first night should have been an indication of how our weekend at Fox Harb’r Resort was going to go. I knew we’d be in for a treat.
There are a few ways to arrive at Fox Harb’r Resort. If you don’t own a private jet that can land directly on the resort’s runway, the next best option is to fly Porter Airlines into Halifax Stanfield International Airport or Greater Moncton International Airport. Both are about a 1.5-hour drive from the resort.
We took the Halifax route and were met by a driver who escorted us to Fox Harb’r. Upon arrival, we were given a small tour of the grounds and shown to our rooms, which were impressive, to say the least. Each room is the size of a small apartment, but if you’re looking for something larger, you are more than welcome to stay at one of the luxury town homes available for rent or for purchase.
Our first evening was spent sipping on Jost Vineyards’ Selkie, a sparkling rosé named after the mythical maritime creatures that transform from seal to human in order to find love on land.
After cocktail hour, we were seated at the beautiful Cape Cliff Dining room, overlooking the resort’s lush 18th green. We enjoyed a very East Coast dinner, including scallops and fresh Atlantic salmon.
The sunsets at Fox Harb’r are like nothing I’ve ever experienced. On our first evening, we had the pleasure of watching the sunset overlooking the ocean and the lush greens of the Championship Golf Course.
Breakfast can be enjoyed either indoors or outdoors on one of the many patio spots around the resort. I opted for the crab cake eggs benedict and it was an indulgent treat!
Before jumping into the resort’s activities for the day, we were given a tour of the 1100-acre property, which includes a greenhouse where many of the restaurant’s fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs are grown.
A multitude of activities are available to enjoy at Fox Harb’r. From golfing at the Championship Golf Course to kayaking and horseback riding, there is something for everyone.
I chose to swim in the junior Olympic-sized pool and finished the afternoon with a relaxation massage at Dol-às Spa while James played a round of golf.
On our final evening, we were treated to a sunset pontoon boat ride that began at the Fox Harb’r marina. Seeing the resort and all the beautiful homes from the boat vantage point was a gorgeous sight.
After the pontoon ride, the sun began to set and we were escorted to the home of Ron Joyce for the fanciest East Coast kitchen party we’ve ever experienced. We enjoyed a lobster boil which included every type of seafood imaginable and a variety of delicious sides.
The morning before we flew back to Toronto, we were able to squeeze in a couple more activities, including sport shooting at the resort’s range designed by world trap shooting champion, George Digweed.
After sport shooting, we spent some time fly fishing in the trout pond. The pond is catch and release for everyone except the head chef who catches a few every morning to cook in the restaurant that evening.
Before leaving, we made a quick stop over to Jost Vineyards for a wine tasting tour and lunch. It was the perfect way to end our stay at Fox Harb’r resort.