Welcome to the Green Room! Bright, airy, and cozy; it includes a double bed, large closet, and a desk to catch up on some work during your stay.
Built in 1912 by Strathcona's first mayor, William Sheppard, this stately mansion is now an oasis of culture, filled with dynamic, spirited individuals - ready to welcome you into our home!
Enjoy a massage from one of our on-site masseuses, lounge and chat in our sun-soaked community room, or utilize one of our art studios and unleash your creative side! Explore our luxuriant garden on your way out to stroll around Old Strathcona, Edmonton's premier arts district, and come home to opulence and comfort. Walk the river valley trails and watch the sunset over Edmonton's brightly lit downtown core, and relax your muscles afterwards in a rejuvenating steam shower. Wake up early and wander down to the one of many cafés scattered walking distance from our beautiful brick abode, and taste some of Edmonton's finest coffee and baked goods.
Amenities include free wifi, access to our community kitchen resources, steam shower, claw foot bath, access to our community library and many cozy reading nooks, and much more!
Interaction with Guests
All the roommates of the S.O.A.L. House are friendly and helpful, but all of us have jobs (some of us have more than one!) so we are not always right in front of our guests. I am always reachable through my cell (text preferred) to help with any questions or concerns - guests are welcome to contact me at any point during their stay for any reason they might have.
Check out the calendar of events in Old Strathcona & see why they call Edmonton the city of festivals! Or walk Whyte Ave and experience Edmonton's most unique shopping experience. Enjoy drinks and appetizers on the patio at one of Whyte's many top-notch bistros or special-interest restaurants.
Old Strathcona is one of Edmonton's most sought-after neighbourhoods, and it's easy to see why! Our incredibly walkable area allows guests to explore without the headache of parking, and get the most out of any time spent here. Lush, old-growth trees line the streets, and gorgeous architecture invites you to wonder about the history of the area.
We are lucky enough to be located in a very central area, with readily accessible public transit - you can get to most areas in Edmonton easily by bus or LRT.
Other Things to Note
Of note: we have 1 cat, 2 snakes, 3 aquariums, 1 leopard gecko, and a plethora of plants. While wonderfully full of life, we understand that it can be less wonderful for people with certain allergies or aversions. We are able to host people with a lesser degree of allergy, but it all depends! The snakes and the leopard gecko are all kept in secure enclosures, so there is no danger of unwanted encounters. If you are feeling curious, please let us know and we can facilitate some one-on-one time with one of our menagerie if time allows. Our biggest aquarium (48 gallons) is located in the sunroom, surrounded by plush couches and our community library - chillin' with the fishies is one of everyone's favourite past times! Our sunroom and certain bedrooms have plants in them, but they are fairly innocuous and shouldn't trigger any allergies. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me to discuss how we can make your stay perfectly comfortable and absolutely amazing!
Everything was smooth. The neighborhood is nice and quiet and close to shopping and restaurants. Easy walk to the river. The place is exactly as listed. The place is huge. Even though there were a few people staying there, it didn't feel like it. I never did meet Jen, but everyone else was very friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere was nice. A small hint a incense was in the air, and not overwhelming. The bed was comfortable. The back yard had lots of chickadees around. It really just felt like a home, which is what I was looking for. Thanks Jen. I will definitely be back. :)
The listing is very accurate. The place was clean and welcoming. I have stayed with with folks at Healing Arts Heritage House a few times and it never disappoints.
The location for people that want to explore Edmonton is great as it is close to downtown, the river valley, and Old Strathcona.
A beautiful heritage house in a central location. What more could one ask! :)
What a great place to stay in Edmonton! My partner and I stayed here for 6 nights and it was comfortable, cozy and welcoming. Having space in the fridge and access to the kitchen made our stay much more comfortable since we didn't have to eat out all the time!
We are both graduate students and were in town because I had an interview for a PhD position. We both had quite a bit of work to do and found the sunroom and house in general very peaceful.
Any issues we had were addressed promptly and remedied within minutes. I strongly recommend any guests read the welcome booklet carefully. There is a strong community of people in the house from handymen to massage therapists and the booklet gives you contact info for all of them!
Location is perfect. We walked almost everywhere, the university was only a 25 minute walk away! Awesome old movie theatre 15 mins away. Stellar places to eat are also super close on Whyte Ave.
Tomato the cat is a sweetheart, even if he sounds a little angsty. Just pick him up and he'll give you one of the best kitty hugs ever. He really eased my missing my own cat at home.
Thanks Jen and housemates! Will definitely stay here again.
I really enjoyed staying in the house. The housemates were very friendly and helpful. Beautiful building and great location.
We were met by Sven who welcomed us, showed us to our room and then around the kitchen and lounge. He was very pleasant. The bathroom was down the hall. Healing Arts Heritage House provided a welcome print package outlining expectations of both host and visitor. The atmosphere was friendly casual. The room wasn't at the level of a hotel room, more like a college dorm, but the overall experience of staying at the Healing Arts Heritage House was positive.
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Hi! I'm Jen. I love marketing, good books, documentaries, making people laugh, and being creative. I'm excited to be opening the doors of our beautiful mansion to a wide array of travellers!