This post was a long time coming. We wanted to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary in style and somewhere that offered a change in scenery. We went hiking, golfing, mountain biking, and enjoyed plenty of good food including fine dining at Araxi. This trip was one for the books! There are almost 100 images in this photo diary, so buckle up for this epic Whistler Travel Diary.
Where we stayed:
We stayed at the Four Seasons Whistler and at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. We liked both hotels for different reasons. The Four Seasons has a very relaxed and private vibe, whereas the Fairmont had a lot more activities, restaurants, and offered a true resort-like feel. Both hotels were dog-friendly, but given the clientele that visits Whistler, I’d hazard a guess that most hotels here are pet-friendly.
Where we ate:
We did a lot of take-out back to our rooms, as well as ate on outdoor patios whenever we could. One of the highlights was dining at Araxi, where we also had Australian Wagyu. I put some Wagyu in my purse to bring back to our pups. We did takeout from Portabello and The Old Spaghetti Factory, both offering amazing comfort food.
What we did:
We went mountain biking, hiking, and golfing. We also got some yoga in. On the day we golfed, we went for two hikes beforehand. That might not have been the best idea, but we really enjoyed ourselves. Enjoy the photos, there are so many! You can click on any of them to see the image in a larger size. One notable highlight was getting to feed Australian Wagyu to Mia and Louie!
Pet friendly Four Seasons Whistler
Breakfast al fresco at the Four Seasons Whistler
Mountain biking in Whistler
We treated ourselves to electric mountain bikes for our bike rentals from Arbutus Routes, and cycled about 40km, mostly around Lost Lake Trails. There was so much to ride, and we had a lot of fun on the wooden bridge features. We stopped to fuel up at the little food kiosk at the entrance of the Lost Lake Trails.
Dining at Araxi
We switched hotels, going from the Four Seasons to the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, and then headed to Araxi for dinner.
Feeding Australian Wagyu to Mia and Louie
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Hike Rainbow Falls
Whistler Train Wreck Trail
Golf at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler
This is not a first-time-friendly course! Be prepared to lose a lot of balls. The Fairmont Chateau Whistler has an absolutely gorgeous course and one of my favorites. At the time of writing this, I’ve had the pleasure of playing it three times. The course is scenic with views of Whistler and Blackcomb, and you might even see a bear on the course.