City Life had the good fortune to test out the new 2018 Lincoln Navigator Reserve this past weekend by taking part in #LincolnLuxuryOutside glamping event hosted at the Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat in Northumberland County, Ont.
Test Driven and Experienced by Yena Yoo
Driving out to Whispering Springs, we had the opportunity to truly test out this incredible vehicle.
Although many of us may not be accustomed to driving a car this size it becomes natural very quickly — in fact, we came to relish the amount of space that the Navigator provides. With seating for up to seven passengers this car is perfect for big and small families, and with two rows of folding-down seats you’d be hard-pressed to find something you can’t fit in the back.
This luxury SUV has incredible features, like the panoramic Vista Roof, that outshine what’s available in other large SUVs. The interior itself was beyond our wildest expectations. With 12 different power outlets, a wireless charging pad in the middle console and a Wi-Fi hot spot, you won’t find yourself disconnected from civilization, even if you’re off on a camping trip.
The seats have also been revamped to heighten the interior. In the rear Lincoln has included tilt-and-slide functionality to make it easier to get into the backseat and in the front you can opt for Perfect Position Seats with Active Motion Massage — something we really enjoyed using on our drive out to Whispering Springs!
When we drove the Navigator we were even able to have information, like the time, the temperature and your current speed displayed on the windshield, thanks to the heads-up display. This helps alleviate the need to glance down or around the car. It can even show you directions if you’ve input a location into the map. This was really helpful in navigating our way up to the retreat.
Upon arriving, it was as though we’d come across a hidden gem in the forest. As the trees cleared in front of us it felt like we were in a fairytale as we saw the expansive property ahead. We were taken aback by the view! The lodge-inspired Guest Pavilion, a pool and hot tub, a fire pit and the Guest Lounge and Bar are luxurious amenities we certainly didn’t expect.
Whispering Springs was an oasis of relaxation in the forest. After arriving, we were escorted to our own private luxury tent on a secluded site. Not only was it spacious, comfortable and fully furnished, but it also came equipped with running water and electricity, making it a home away from home. The balcony attached to our tent allowed us to truly appreciate the stunning views surrounding us as we sat each morning with our coffee.
We were also provided with our own gourmet breakfast basket each morning, full of delectable pastries and breakfast treats. As the day progressed we were given a personalized itinerary that included activities like outdoor yoga, massages and pedal boating. As the day came to a close we were treated to a gourmet dinner made from the finest ingredients as well as live music and s’mores around the campfire.
During the day, the retreat’s location also gave us the opportunity to test out some of the Navigator’s other features. For example, the SUV’s six Drive Modes, which are designed to help you with different terrains and driving conditions. Whether you select “slippery” or “deep climb” the Navigator will ensure a smooth ride all with one turn of a knob.
The same way that Whispering Springs bridges the gap between camping and comfort, the Lincoln Navigator has broken down the barrier between driving and comfort.
The Lincoln brand is focused on customization, uniqueness and personalization, and the expansive array of features in the 2018 Lincoln Navigator Reserve means you can create the car you’ve always dreamed of. This innovative and stylish vehicle is definitely one to watch.