Now that the busy holiday season has passed, its time for locals to relax and settle into winter. Perhaps you have a birthday or anniversary coming up, and would like to celebrate without breaking the bank. Take a staycation in Whistler's award-winning resort, Nita Lake Lodge, who offer B.C. residents 20% off their best available rate - which is often as cheap as $140 for a Studio Suite.
Remember why you love Whistler: Nita Lake Lodge is only 500 meters from the base of Whistler Mountain and the Creekside gondola; the vibrant Whistler Village is just a short (and free!) shuttle ride away. One of Whistler's only resorts, you don't even need to leave the lodge for a weekend getaway.
Check-in, grab your robes and head take a dip in the lakeside pool or hot tub in your fluffy robes. After warming up and taking in the unforgettable views, head to the spa.
Nita has an award-winning, organic spa that offers exceptional prices for locals. Whether it's a massage, beauty treatment or facial - whatever you need to restore your body and mind, their therapists provide an unforgettable experience in a beautiful setting. With a calming, aesthetic relaxation lounge, a eucalyptus steam room and an array of rooftop hot tubs, you can find your zen with or without a treatment (though we certainly recommend one!).
For the lovebirds, make the most of your romantic stay by checking out Nita's February spa special: save $60 on a 60-minute Couple’s Swedish Massage, or 20% off other select couple’s treatment. Nita is also an exclusive provider of the Hydrafacial, which we highly recommend and discuss in our article here.
Once you're relaxed and pampered, head for a cocktail at The Cure Lounge, who have après every day from 2-5pm. Top tip: they have happy hour all day, every Sunday! Enjoy another local's deal every Wednesday, with $6 beers, $7 house wine and their AAA beef burger for only $15. For wine lovers, every Thursday The Cure offer glasses of mulled wine, select white wine, and select red wine for just $7. Whatever day you visit, you can find a local's deal!
As the evening progresses, wander over for dinner at Aura, Whistler's only lakeside restaurant. With a menu of ethically-sourced Westcoast flavours prepared with a classic French flair, you won't be disappointed. Afterward, wander down the road for some late-night darts at the grizzly local's pub, Roland's. Then, get a great night's sleep in your gorgeous and thoughtfully designed room or suite.
Wake up, stretch, enjoy the view! Brew a Nespresso coffee (pod machine provided), and take a shower in your gorgeous tiled bathroom equipped with all the L'Occitane products you could need. Now it's time to head down for some breakfast. By day, Aura transforms into a gorgeous breakfast setting, filled with natural light and the aromas of coffee and pastry. Start your day right with a mimosa and Nutella French Toast (yep - we went there!).
What's next? You decide! Take a gondola up the hill for some fresh tracks, or explore a local mountain bike trail. Nita's free shuttle will drop you anywhere in Whistler you need to go. Pick up a book and relax in the on-site Fix Café, or sit on the deck and watch the world go by. In the winter, watch the brave cold-water swimmers plunge in the lake. In summer, grab your towel and sunbathe on the deck! Nita's location makes it the perfect spot to enjoy all that makes Whistler special. Their B.C. Residents rate is the perfect way to open up their resort to the community and enjoy our own Whistler staycation.
B.C. Residents rate is 100% non-refundable at time of booking. Valid for new bookings only, for stays up until April 20th, 2020. The following blackout dates apply: February 14-22nd, 2020. Must be booked directly with Nita Lake Lodge. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Proof of address required at check-in.