I honestly don’t know where to begin with this post, because our stay at Akasha Mountain Retreat was a bit of a dream. From a hectic week in the city, to 3 and a half hours in a car, we eventually arrived to absolute peace and quiet. And beauty of course, because everything at Akasha is next level attractive, especially if you’re into Morroccan style influences – which if you know me at all should know that I really REALLY am. We arrived at around 9pm and had no idea of our surroundings, so waking up to that sunrise (we didn’t close the curtains as we wanted to see the view as soon as we woke up) and wild horses galloping around the cottage was such an experience.
Akasha is made up of a beautiful self-catering Moroccan style cottage with 3 bedrooms and an open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room area. The entire space is built to emphasize one thing, the view of the mountains which are quite literally outside the front door, and quite unbelievable. There’s also a separate outdoor bedroom, and beautiful patio area where we did most of our brunching and basking. Just about every part of the place is begging for you to take one more nap – from the calm colour palette to the hammock – and so we did.
Our time here was mostly spent being really lazy and chilling out as much as possible, making delicious meals, and reading. But there are loads of things you can do if you’d like, and we’re really happy we managed to squeeze in a drive/tour with Chris before we left. His passion for Akasha is so evident, and great energy really rubs off while he tells you everything you could ever want to know about the area. You can also go for walks and hikes, mountain biking, and a few other activities that can be seen here. Chilly evenings were spent reading and drinking wine next to the fireplace, with a warm pug snoring loudly after a long day of racing around in excitement – sweet little city hound.
A huge thank you to Akasha and Chris for such a wonderful stay! We’ve already discussed it, and are planning on heading back as soon as Summer comes around, with friends this time. Ah to be back in the mountains, with afternoon naps and roaring fires..