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.
I made a last minute booking (3 hours) at the farmhouse while kiteboarding in Sauble Beach. Marlene was very flexible in accommodating me. Marlene went out of her way to prepare a late night snack, tea, and a delicious breakfast the following morning. Reg was an awesome host to hang out with and we had plenty to talk about. We stayed up playing crokinole along with a German couple. Rooms were warm, quiet, and perfect for a solid nights rest. This will be my first choice when staying in the Bruce Peninsula again.
At the final gasp of summer, we paid a return visit to Reg & Marlene's quiet farmhouse. A beautiful time of year to escape the city and our stay with Reg, the countryside, the wildflowers and the Milky Way that was on display - all quite fantastic. We managed to get a number of astrophotographs before the dew attacked at around midnight. We will post the results soon !
Reg & Marlène have been very kind with me, and I really appreciated the old style still present in this old farm. It seems nothing has changed from the time the farm was in activity. I walked around, and I could imagine the people working hard in the fields some times ago. Have a look on the 3 multi-centenary old maple trees on the backyard and appreciate the wonderful colors during the Fall period !
I could cook, the kitchen has everything needed.
It was very quiet, wonderful to take a rest during a hard trip !
I drove about 2 hours to visit the Bruce Peninsula, and there I couldn't resist to make a (short) dive in the wonderful green-blue water, with white stones beaches !
10mn drive from the farm, you can see the nice sunshine, alone on the beach...
It was an absolute joy to have stayed at Reg and Marlene's incredibly unique Heritage Farmhouse. Not only are they hospitable hosts on site, they were extremely responsive in assisting me with the booking, even personally taking the initiative to offer tips on local attractions prior to my arrival. Reg was the main host during my stay and was a delight to be around. He was extremely knowledgeable and considerate, making himself accessible by text to give directions throughout my trip, stocking the fridge with some of his favourite local produce in case we didn't have time to visit all of the local host spots, and making sure the fireplace was going when we returned. Thanks to him, there was never a dull moment at Georgian Bluffs!
The house is located in the back of the country side which makes it remote and very quiet. The house was clean and had everything you need for the stay (linen, towels, kitchen). We were welcomed by Reg who made us feel at home right away. While being a bit far from the Bruce peninsula park, the remote setting is much more relaxing and sleeping with the open windows is refreshing! Close to Wiarton, you can find everything nearby! Reg directed us to a nearby farm where they had fresh eggs, milk, yogurt, bison and lamb meat which makes delicious meals from local products!
Overall it was a nice weekend, very relaxing where the host made us feel like we were at home. Recommended for family, or groups of friends who wants to relax in the beautiful Bruce peninsula!
Beautiful house in a gorgeous, remote setting. We stayed in the room to the rear of the house; spacious, lovely bed linen, bathroom just a step away. The house is spotlessly clean but very inviting. Fantastic furniture. Reg kindly lit the stove for us the following morning when it was unseasonably rainy. I wish we'd had the weather to go for a morning walk around the grounds. I would highly recommend this AirBnb.
Das Farmhaus ist wunderschön und ruhig gelegen. Reg ist ein toller Gastgeber. Er hat uns viele tolle Ideen für Ausflüge in der Umgebung gegeben. Marlene war nicht da, hat sich aber vorab um die Buchung gekümmer. Dabei hat man sich immer sehr willkommen und gut aufgehoben gefühlt. Erwähnenswert ist noch das frische Wasser aus dem Wasserhahn! Insgesamt betrachtet ein wunderschöner Aufenthalt, auch weil man sich in der Gegend sehr gut erholen kann.
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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.