Check-in: Four Seasons Whistler

- Joy Pecknold, Passport blog editor

What’s it like to have a midweek overnighter in Whistler and sleep in a Four Seasons bed, dine on Four Seasons steak and Shellac my nails? Something like this.

After check-in and a speedy freshening up in my Deluxe King room (deluxe, really, with a big bathroom and walk-in closet), it was a short trek to dinner at Sidecut inside the Four Seasons. As the name suggests, meats are their main attraction, and this steakhouse takes them seriously. Just check out the line-up of sauces they give you should you want to lather your Long Bone in extra flavor.

Speaking of Long Bone, this is it. A 38 oz. bone-in rib eye carved tableside. I tried a slice of the 52 oz. Porterhouse too and declared that my favorite of the two.

Happily full on food and wine, I drag myself back to my room and plop myself down on the bed. I know many beds have been compared to clouds—not that anyone actually knows what it’s like to sleep on one of those—but this was something akin to that soft metaphor. I’d say the bed enveloped me like a firm but tender hug. I sure didn’t want to rise from it for my 8 a.m. manicure appointment, but I did.

The manicure was no ordinary manicure. A Four Seasons spa service, the CND Shellac manicure dries instantly, so you can tweet immediately after without worry of nicking your nails, and promises to keep chips at bay for two weeks. The only way for frequent fliers with no time to dry or reapply to nail, if you ask me. My pinky finger got the bling treatment, with the technician adding bits of gold flecks. A small salute to this ski town, home of the last Olympic games, and an early tribute to the next city that will dole out heavy medals, London.

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