Tale of the Tape

A North-South-Escape-Type Thing

By UrbanDaddy Staff ·
None 9 Photos Fronterra and Casa Fayette
You’ve got fall right now. Lucky you. It’s enough to make you want to go to Canada for some extravagant camping and fishing at a farm called Fronterra.

Then, right after that, you’ve got winter. Damn it. It’s enough to make you want to fly south to Casa Fayette, a sleek new rooftop-pool-having Guadalajara retreat.

Either way, you’re leaving, so here’s a little thing we call Tale of the Tape to guide you.

The Lodging
F: Very chic, vaguely rustic log-and-canvas tents nestled in a waterside forest. Rainwater showers are involved.
CF: 37 modish rooms, split between a 1940s-style abode and a high-rise. A pillow menu is involved.
Edge: Love a good pillow menu.

The Sustenance
F: Organic gardens, a chicken coop and your daily catch stocking your private outdoor kitchen. Private camp chefs are also available.
CF: Scallops, red snapper and ribeye from a man who worked under Daniel Boulud and Mario Batali.
Edge: Depends on your (or your camp chef’s) cooking skills.

The To-Dos
F: Canoeing. Salmon- or fly-fishing. Winery tours. Soon: “brew camp” to teach you how to do farm-to-mug brewing (just made that up).
CF: Pool. Rooftop spa. Terrace bar.
Edge: They had us at “brew camp.”

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