Nestled deep in the forests of Haliburton County near the south entrance to Algonquin Park, amid the rugged splendour of the Canadian Shield is Nomi Resort Club – a most elegant surprise, an oasis of fine dining, personal wellness and exclusive accommodations.
Elise Blouin, owner and developer at Nomi Resort Club, saw the potential of the 850-acre property as a destination back in 2016. The multi-phase plan is lofty but certainly achievable, given Blouin’s impressive track record in the corporate world. The key, Blouin says, is to “keep focused; perfect one aspect, then move on to the next thing.”
The first phase features Nomi’s main lodge – spacious accommodations await its guests, as do the Lands 8FIFTY restaurant, bar and lounge and the Spa Derma wellness spa.
Lands 8FIFTY offers the best in cuisine; high-end urban meets rustic elegance in the expertly curated menu. Fresh ingredients and sublime gastronomic creations are a feast for the eyes as well as the mouth.
And oh, the views. Blouin says no matter where you are in the resort, you are in the forest. Windows and light and space bring the outdoors in, using to best advantage the healing effect of nature.
Wellness is a vital part of the Nomi philosophy, as evidenced by the array of services and treatments available at Spa Derma: from massages by licensed RMTs, skin therapy, facial enhancements and medical facials to body treatments, hydrotherapy, and botanical and apothecary treatments, everything is designed to help you achieve a higher level of harmony between body and mind. Even the specially designed spa lunch menu offers fresh, light food which is both healthful and appealing.
Spend time in the outdoors at Nomi – relax and regroup or enjoy the endless trails where you can immerse yourself in Group of Seven landscapes and wash away the stress of everyday life.
1,800 feet of shoreline on Benoir Lake awaits you – grab a paddle boat, canoe or kayak and hit the water. Licensed anglers are welcome to fish the pristine waters, and whether on land or lake the surroundings are every photographer’s dream.
Designed to take advantage of every season, Nomi Resort has access to snowmobile, snowshoe and cross-country ski trails which offer its guests the very best ways to embrace the Haliburton Highlands winter.
Blouin is excited about expansion – partnership agreements with Yeti, Lululemon and Peloton will create new experiences for guests in the wellness centre. Look for an outdoor Nespresso bar, hot tubs, steam rooms, lakeside clubhouse, and a sports court in the near future.
Upcoming food events will include wine and food pairings, outdoor food tastings, coffee pairings and tea ceremonies. Activity trail events will combine food, physical activity, and nature to create a holistic outdoor wellness experience.
Nomi Resort Club also offers an investment opportunity – 51 detached recreational condo units are being built, allowing the discerning investor the opportunity to enjoy luxury in the heart of God’s country, or supplement their income by offering guest rentals the cottage country experience.
Things continue to change and expand, but every carefully planned step is, as Blouin puts it, “designed to put the guest front and centre.”
Nomi Resort Club
4727 Elephant Lake Road Township of Dysart, (Harcourt)
County of Haliburton ON K0L 1X0 1-888-765-9951
Food Photo Credit David Chang