Our Frisky Fox package ($99 US) included a small Jacuzzi room, bottle of champagne, unlimited movie rentals, breakfast selected from a menu, and a Four Course Gourmet Dinner! The meal alone would cost $40-50 per person, so it's like getting the room for free. What a deal! (My parents were so impressed that they are this very second spending the Fourth of July weekend at the White Fox.)
Reservations are necessary for dinner; and the latest seating is 7pm. The dining room consists of two spaces, an interior space of around ten tables and a garden sun porch type extension enclosed with floor to ceiling windows, a cozy space with five tables overlooking the country grounds of trees and birds. All tables are decorated with linens and china.
Our waiter was a personable college aged male who was just as knowledgeable about the surrounding environment as he was about the wines and dinner selections. Since he only had four tables, he was highly attentive to the needs of all. It seemed we were consuming either food or wine the entire three hour dinner. Very enjoyable and relaxing. Other dinner patrons were a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary (their tradition is to spend the weekend here each year) and an assortment of ladies getting together for an outstanding meal at the two other tables. A friendly lot, eh, we all joined in each other's conversations by the end of the evening.
The varied menu included appetizers such as jerk chicken skewers (scrumptious) coconut shrimp, seafood cheesecake, spring lamb chops or a duck breast on a puff pastry (delicious); soups such as lobster and shrimp bisque, mango and peach consomme; salads, and entree selections of salmon, lamb, chicken, beef, seafood all artfully presented with accompanying vegetables. Dessert was the delectable finish to our Frisky Fox package--a wonderful chocolate concoction, apple pastry or berries and cheesecake. We made room, but the Canadian couple next to us arranged for their desserts to be sent on to their room...hmmm, good idea.
Outside, sit in the swing, hike through the woods, or wander by the creek. Quiet and peaceful. A great place to escape for a romantic evening.
The small room was comfortable and nicer than most hotels, just be aware that the Jacuzzi is in the bathroom (unlike the larger rooms) so you cannot watch movies while you soak in the bubbles.
Rates for room alone range from $105-209 CAN and Frisky Fox Meal package $160-279 CAN.
Check out their website www.whitefox.com for additional information about weddings, receptions, reunions, larger rooms and packages.
July 1, 2002
From journal Wonderful Place, eh, Thunder Bay