Embracing the Spirit of Hygge at Algonquin Eco-Lodge

As spring draws closer, we’re still thinking about all the fun winter adventures that this year’s guests shared at Algonquin Eco-Lodge. However, those who prefer to take a minimalist approach to life may find themselves making the most of winter differently. As much as we enjoy the excitement of winter sports, there’s another way to embrace the coldest part of the year that many feel is as, if not more important, than getting outside. If you find yourself becoming giddy at the prospect of cozying up with a book and a cup of tea, you’re well on your way to embracing the spirit of Hygge! 

The Meaning of Hygge

Although we encourage you to get out and explore the area around our Algonquin Park lodge, you’ll have to warm up eventually, and that’s where Hygge comes in! The Oxford dictionary eloquently defines Hygge as a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture). So by creating a cozy space to enjoy comforting meals and indulging in simple pleasures, you’ll be well on your way to embracing the spirit of Hygge. 

How to Embrace Hygge

The first step in embracing the spirit of Hygge is being present and acknowledging that which makes you happy. Connecting with yourself and those around you puts you in the moment, releasing you from material desire and outside stressors. Identifying things that bring you joy, such as the sun’s radiant energy or the smell of your favorite breakfast treat, also plays a pivotal role. Finally, sharing your favorite pastimes, hobbies, and simple pleasures with loved ones is the final transition into becoming a Hygge enthusiast. Whether it’s playing a board game, going on a stroll, reading books together, or anything else really, the most crucial aspect is being with friends and family while doing something you love. Below we’ll share ten ways you can embrace Hygge at one of the best places to stay in Algonquin Park.

10 Ways to Practice Hygge at Algonquin Eco-Lodge

Practicing Hygge comes naturally to some, but if you’re wondering if your doing it right, here are a few ideas:

  • Give yourself a digital detox by turning off your devices
  • Try dog sledding
  • Become an eco-volunteer
  • Go snowshoeing or cross country skiing
  • Read a book by the fireplace
  • Make art 
  • Teach your loved ones a new card game
  • Brush up on your nature photography
  • Have a family reunion
  • Soak in the outdoor hot tub

Algonquin Eco-Lodge: The Perfect Wilderness Retreat

An interior view of our Algonquin lodge.

With rustic accommodations in a beautifully remote setting, what better time to celebrate Hygge than during a winter wilderness retreat with Algonquin Eco-Lodge? There are very few places in the world today that can provide a true escape from life’s rigamarole, but Algonquin Eco-Lodge is undoubtedly one of them. From winter adventures to relaxing in the comfort of the lodge, there’s plenty of tranquility in our neck of the woods. You can start the planning process by reaching out to us online, filling out a visitor form, or calling 905-471-9453.

We look forward to having you!