About this listing
We have 3 rooms available for guests.
Dining Room buffet and stairs leading to 2nd floor bedrooms.Please sign our guest book on the buffet.
Along the Lake Huron shoreline, you will find miles and miles of clean sandy beaches. A naturalist's paradise for birding, botany and rural gardens. Hiking and biking adventures. A haven for eco-tourism about 20 minutes from the city of Owen Sound.
A rustic heritage farmhouse situated on 148 acres in the village of Clavering, Georgian Bluffs. Enjoy the solitude while still 10 minutes from Lake Huron and charming downtown Wiarton. Excellent well water. Stocked kitchen with dining & living rooms. Small fee for firewood. 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms available. A "slow" simple farmhouse, no internet connection, but you can connect in Wiarton or Owen Sound.
Nearby attractions: Sauble Beach and all points north on the Bruce Peninsula featuring spectacular Tobermory. Explore artist studios and gallery tours. Nearby is the Bruce Trail which runs the entire length of Georgian Bluffs to Skinners Bluff, one of the most photographed lookouts in Ontario. From waterfalls and open air markets to golfing and horseback riding, you will find something of interest.
We can provide the perfect resting spot on your adventure while you explore this spectacular area!
Fresh local organic eggs and local organic bison meat available; breakfast is not included but will be offered when Marlene is available. Otherwise use of kitchen is ok during your stay.
No public transportation.
No smoking. We believe in conserving energy as much as possible so as not to stress our environment. Please be respectful. We do not use harsh chemicals and ask that they are kept at a minimum while in the house (example - perfumes, cologne and sprays). Pets will be considered on a pet by pet basis.
Reg was a wonderful host. He made sure we didn't get lost in our trip. He gave suggestions where to visit, restaurants, parking and supermarket. We all enjoyed staying at his place, very cozy, warmth and learned about the area. This beautiful farmhouse is definitely recommended!
Thanks Reg for a wonderful stay. We felt recharged after our couple days in your beautiful home. Certainly inspired to have a little bit more farming and a little less city in our future. Thanks for all the guidance on where to go -- we didn't make it to the Elvis festival but did find a nice cider maker (Beaver Valley Orchard and Cidery).
Reg was very accomodating and a super friendly host! I was able to communicate with him via phone/text prior to arriving and he would share about all the best places to visit, if we went to everything we would probably need a full two week to really enjoy everything. By the way, he should get paid for his tour guide services.
He let us store our food in the fridge prior to the designated check in time. He also let us use the kitchen for dinner and breakfast, it's pretty fully equipped so we are really greatful for that.
The farmhouse was quiet, there's a fire pit and a picnic bench outside if you don't mind the mosquitoes. He also taught us the great Canadian game of Crokinole!
Overall, wonderful experience. Highly recommended. I will go back if I get a chance. The area: Wiarton, Sauble Beach, Bruce Peninsula, Georgian Bay is definitely worth exploring over multiple weekends.
We had so much fun at Reg's place. Reg was very welcoming and eager to provide us with the most information he could about the area. His suggestions of food were also excellent, especially elk sausages. We had a nice talk eith Reg in the evening and that was also very fun and memorable. I highly recommend Reg's place and Reg's companionship!
I had a wonderful experience staying here.
I arrived late at night (about 11PM), and Reg was very accommodating to that. I had to turn around once because I passed the house, but I had put in a wrong number in the GPS, which is why that happened. You have to drive pretty slow to not miss the driveway if it is dark outside, but I would say the house is still easy to find. It is is an incredibly peaceful and quiet area.
Reg was helpful when I arrived. He showed me everything that I needed to see, asked if there was anything else I needed, and then let me be.
The house is exactly as it is described. If you like older houses and history, I highly recommend staying here. I couldn't stay long because I needed to be on the road, but I would have loved to stay longer and get a tour of the property.
In the morning, Reg gave me fruit and muffins (that Marlene had left for me, since she couldn't be there). They were delicious! If you like muffins for breakfast, I would recommend staying here.
Reg gave me iced coffee in a mason jar to take on the road, and a large map of the Grey Bruce area, which I REALLY appreciated. I valued his generosity greatly.
If you want ideas of places to visit, Reg will definitely help you out. He gave me a list of local spots. I ended up visiting Lion's Head, which is about 30 minutes away. Reg said that that is the best spot in Ontario, and though I have only seen a small piece of Ontario, I believe him. It was absolutely beautiful.
Before I left, Reg showed me a shortcut on the map.
The drive around this property consists of beautiful country roads.
I definitely recommend staying here. Overall, Reg was a very considerate and friendly host, and he made my stay wonderful.
It was really great to stay in Reg's farmhouse. He was so kind and helped us a lot to arrange our trip. Although we didn't meet Marlene, the muffins she made were the best I have ever eat!!!!!
Reg & Marlene were impressive even before I booked to stay with them. They were very information and ensured I found my way safely to their place. They went out of their way to let me know in detail on the good spots to check out around their area. Upon arrival, their place is lovely and as described. Clean, comfortable and warm. Would recommend anyone to stay here.
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About the Host, Reg & Marlene
Marlene: From northeastern Pennsylvania. Former graphic designer working as a secretary/records clerk at a local high school and private college in northeastern Pennsylvania. Loves to cook, bake and garden when not traveling to Canada to visit/work at our heritage homestead/farm.
Reg: Fourth generation at the Canadian homestead and retired journalist/photographer who worked and lived in Canada, Europe, California and several states in the Northeastern US. Enjoys spending time at our heritage homestead and helping visitors discover the beautiful Bruce peninsula.