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Close getaways: Harrison Beach Hotel

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Also noteable was the accomodating service from the hotel staff who provided free coffee and tea in the lobby and even stored our bikes in their private staff storage to ensure their safety as we enjoyed the surrounding area. 

Another thing I liked was their attention to detail. Although there wasn't any chocolate on my pillow upon arrival, I liked the fact that they fanned the face towels in the bathroom; a small but noticeable thing. 

Harrison Beach Hotel towels

While staying at Harrison Beach Hotel we found that there were too many things for us to cram in during our stay. There is definitely no shortage of things to do in Harrison Springs and the surrounding area. Between going for dinner at The Copper Room, taking a dip in the 60km glacier-fed lake, perusing the city and checking out the Circle Farm Tour, we were already going non-stop.

Circle Farm Tour

Had we not ate at The Copper Room we would have had many options for dining nearby as there is no shortage of eateries in the area. Some that appealed to me were the hotel's restaurant Morgan's BistroThe Laughing Goat, Muddy Waters Cafe, or The Black Forest Steak and Schitzel House.

One of the main draws of the Village of Harrison are the hot springs which were discovered in the late 1800's by a canoe of miners. The hot springs are owned by the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa which boasts a large exclusive to guests collection of pools we well as a public mineral pool. There is huge discrepancy in the experience for the guests of the resort who enjoy five mineral pools of varied temperatures, three of which are outside, and the public, who only get one mineral pool that sits at a steady 38 degrees. That said, the low admission ($8.50-$12.50) offers an affordable hot springs experience without having to pay the exorbiant price of the resort. 

Also worth checking out and coming up soon is the Fraser Valley Eagle Festival from November 19th and 20th with the eagle release happening at Pretty Estates Resort. 

For more photos of the Harrison Beach Hotel and the Circle Farm Tour check out my gallery on Flickr. 

Disclaimer: The hotel stay was courtesy of the Harrison Beach Hotel management. 

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