Find out why there's no better way to experience Ontario's wineries and culinary delights than by glamping Prince Edward County at Fronterra Farm and Camp

Glamping Prince Edward County at Fronterra Farm

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We aren’t new to glamping. In addition to taking in some of the “fancy” accommodations in Ontario Parks like Georgian Bay Islands and Thousand Islands, we’ve stayed in cabins in Upstate New York and even had a luxury camping experience in the Wadi Rum Desert of Jordan.

Fronterra Farm and Camp Prince Edward County

But these experiences never fail to get us excited. So when we had the opportunity to stay at the eco and agro-tourism focused Fronterra farm, camp, and brewery for a chance at glamping Prince Edward County, our excitement started growing.

What is Fronterra Farm Brewery?

Run through the perpetual energy of founders Jens and Inge Burgen, Fronterra Farm is an ever-evolving real-life painting displaying the passion that this couple has for agriculture, tourism, and creating the perfect craft beer.

Fronterra Farm has evolved from being Prince Edward County’s first luxury glamping experience to encompass agro-tourism through their 58-acre organic farm and in the fall of 2018 they plan to launch their Fronterra craft brewery.

To top all of this off, Jens and Inge have taken on a Waldorf-style school in their farmhouse. This added structure makes the destination truly enticing for families looking for a summer getaway in the region.

Outdoor Kitchen Glamping Prince Edward County

Agro-Tourism in Prince Edward County

Jens and Inge have a deep passion for the agricultural history of Prince Edward County. Their passion shines through with their organic farm and their push for farm-to-table culinary experiences in the region. They believe that agro-tourism in Ontario offers an experience that connects people to their food while offering a positive impact on the environment.

Jens Burgen at Fronterra Farm and Brewery

Where is Fronterra Farm Camp and Brewery?

Fronterra Farm Camp and Brewery is located in Prince Edward County, Ontario. This popular Ontario getaway is about 3-hours east of Toronto and about 2-hours south-west of Ottawa. The property is placed perfectly amidst a mix of farms, vineyards, lakes, and parks.

Prince Edward County itself is a wonderful area for a long-weekend getaway. Its manageable size makes it easy to explore via day trips from a single home-base. And the small towns dotting the landscape give visitors lots of great options to explore.

Views from Fronterra camp at night

The Glamping Prince Edward County Experience

Our experience glamping Prince Edward County began when we saw an opening for a family tent stay on their website. But the fun began when we arrived at the Fronterra farm.

The Fronterra camp is located at the end of a long drive located next to the Burgens farm. We were met by Inge who helped us bring our gear to our tent before proudly taking us on a tour of their property.

Forest Tent Glamping Prince Edward County

The Fronterra Campground

The Fronterra campground is the epitome of luxury glamping in Ontario. There are 10 canvas prospector tents sprinkled along two paths. The first path runs deeper inside the surrounding forests, while the second offers waterfront views of the North Bay marsh.

Fronterra Glamping Summer Kitchen

The Tents

Each of the luxury glamping accommodations in Fronterra camp comes with a king-sized bed, outdoor bathroom, kitchen, and fire pit. There is no electricity at the camp sites, so it’s best to use Fronterra as a chance to unplug and recharge.

The luxury canvas tents framed with logs come with hardwood floors. The outdoor summer kitchen is equipped with a gas grill, dishes, table, and cookware.

King Bed Glamping Prince Edward County

The Farm

The Prince Edward County glamping experience isn’t limited to beautiful and comfortable accommodations. Fronterra is also a working organic farm with agro-tourism at its core.

Jens and Inge include farm fresh eggs picked either from an egg basket. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, directly from under the chickens in the hen house.

Fronterra also hosts farm-to-table dinners throughout the summer directly in their garden. To find out when these unique dining experiences are taking place, it’s best to get in touch with them directly.

Farm fresh eggs at Fronterra Camp in Prince Edward County

The Brewery

The Fronterra craft brewery was still in development when we visited. Jens has a goal of fall 2018 to see his store ready for display. They did show us around the site where they are working to build the tasting room and cellars for the Fronterra brewery. And the energy they have for the project was definitely infectious.

All the ingredients of the Fronterra brewery will be grown locally. Much of it, including the hops, will be grown right on the Fronterra farm. We look forward to experiencing the brewery once it has launched.

agro-tourism Hops at Fronterra Brewery in Prince Edward County

Things To Do Near Fronterra Camp

It’s easy to spend a weekend or longer glamping Prince Edward County at Fronterra camp. But, if you’re like us, you have a need to explore a little further. Luckily, there are many things to do in Prince Edward County, and many of them are very close to Fronterra camp.

Canoe To North Beach Provincial Park

One of the most accessible excursions from Fronterra is a canoe ride across North Bay to North Beach Provincial Park. This thin strip of sand is the start of the great sand dunes that stretch across to Sandbanks Provincial Park. You can rent canoes and other equipment directly from the camp.

It’s easy to spend a few hours enjoying the sun and sand of North Beach Provincial Park. The warm waters of North Bay are a stark contrast to the waters on the other side where the sheer size of Lake Ontario keeps the water cool.

North Shore Provincial Park Prince Edward County

Explore some of Prince Edward County’s Wineries

Glamping Prince Edward County is best done with a glass of wine in your hand. Luckily, there are around 40 wineries and restaurants in Prince Edward County to experience. Bring a bottle (or more) back to your tent to enjoy by the fire.

Prince Edward County is a very bike-friendly area. This is made even better by how flat the terrain is. A bicycle wine tour is a great way to enjoy Prince Edward County.

Prince Edward County wineries

Explore Sandbanks Provincial Park

Sandbanks Provincial Park is one of the most popular Provincial Parks in Ontario. It’s definitely worth a visit if you haven’t been there before. Come and explore the world’s largest baymouth barrier dune formation.

Sandbanks Provincial Park in Prince Edward County

Have Some Delicious Ice Cream at Slickers in Bloomfield

Bloomfield is a short drive from the Fronterra campground, but a visit here will have your taste buds tingling. The Fronterra campground doesn’t have electricity so there is no way to keep things cold during your Prince Edward County glamping experience. Cooling down with an ice cream is a must!

Slickers Ice Cream in Bloomfield Prince Edward County

Go Antiquing

Prince Edward County and Antiquing go hand-in-hand. It seems that every town has at least a few antique shops to explore. Fronterra camp itself gets most of their furnishings for the glamping spots from the uniquely-named Dead People’s Stuff in Bloomfield.

Antiquing in Prince Edward County

Do We Recommend Prince Edward County Glamping at Fronterra Farm Camp with Kids?

Fronterra Farm, Camp, and Brewery is an ever-developing business. Jens and Inge are bursting with ideas, and all of them are destined to bring bigger, better things to the glamping experience at Fronterra. As their business evolves, it will be exciting to see how the camp grows.

Glamping at Fronterra camp was a treat. As far as accommodations go, the luxury prospector tents offered a perfect combination of rustic elegance and authentic nature experiences. The beds were incredibly comfortable, the views were amazing, and the atmosphere was fantastic.

Kids Roasting Marshmallows at Fronterra Glamping in Prince Edward County

Fronterra was very accommodating for our family. They were able to fit a king-sized bed and two single beds into the prospector tent with plenty of room to spare. The walking paths were easy to manage and well-maintained, and the attention of Jens and Inge along with the energy of their two beautiful children was a real treat.

It would have been great to see the Fronterra store open but it was too early in the season. The Fronterra store makes camp supplies and products more easily accessible. But otherwise, our experience at Fronterra was a blast. We highly recommend Fronterra for a family glamping experience in Prince Edward County.

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Kevin Wagar is a creative designer and technology expert living in the Greater Toronto Area. His beautiful wife Christina impressed on him her love of travel and they have made exploring the world an integral part of their life. With the birth of their two boys, Kevin and Christina have made it their mission to show others that travelling with children isn't as scary as it sounds and that kids can benefit from experiencing the world outside of their front door and beyond.

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15 Comments

  1. I don’t know why I don’t do more glamping! We also did the luxury camp-under-the-stars at Wadi Rum and in several other places such as Canada (Banff National Park) and Norway. It is absolutely amazing. Glamping in Fronterra Farm also looks pretty cool – a luxury tent amidst farms, vineyards, lakes, and parks is a dream! I’d love to take the short dive to Bloomfield for the delicious icecream and go wine tasting. Prince Edwards county looks pretty awesome!

  2. This looks so delightful. Strange that I should come across this today…we have just firmed up our thoughts for Ontario + Quebec this October. 3 hours from Toronto would be just fine. How do you think the weather would be then? I also going to refer to your related posts now.

  3. What an awesome glamp site! Those tents look better than most hotel rooms! That will be really cool when the brewery is finished, but until then the wineries are a great option.

  4. The pictures alone are a testament to the place Kevin. As for the founders/owners, energy is the fuel, the driver, that makes anything go in life. We feel passion and they seem to have an unending passion. This is one reason why some say I appear to be everywhere online; my passionate energy goads me to keep on going when less passionate bloggers quit.

  5. This looks fantastic! I wouldn’t expect such beautiful sandy beaches in Canada. I think of rugged beaches when I think of Ontario.

  6. This looks like a lot of fun. I have yet to do the glamping thing but this place looks really nice. I like the fact they have a little outside cooking and eating place. There also seems like there is a lot to do and see around the area. I may just have to check this place out.

  7. I didn’t know Ontario was so pretty! We love camping and glamping would totally suit us. I would love to get in a canoe and paddle to a beautiful beach. This whole places looks so relaxing.

  8. The only time we’ve glamped was in the Masai Mara, but it was incredible – we really should glamp more often! The tents at Fronterra Farm look very spacious (king sized bed!!) and love the private outdoor area. I bet the food was crazy good, with the eggs coming straight from under the chicken and their farm to table ethos.

  9. So the “stick farms” we see from the car all the time here in Romania are hops! Who knew? They’re always too far away to see so we’d guessed passion fruit. Looks lovely, great little set up. Love the design.

  10. I’d love to try Fronterra Farm! Those white details definitely contribute to the glamping experience and there’s so much you can do in the area!

  11. We visited Prince Edward County during a self-drive holiday a few years ago and loved it. I know we’d have enjoyed the beautiful glamping accommodation at Fronterra Farm — it reminds me of the luxury tented camps in many of the safari camps we visited in East and Southern Africa. Love the outdoor kitchens and showers too.

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