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This remarkable century home is so full of history and love that we have to share it with you! Every wall and ceiling in the B&B is the original embossed tin and every room is full of sunlight and rainbows. Not only is it surrounded by fields of glorious veggies and delectable herbs but also forests of wild things and night skies full of stars. Piebird was born in 2005 out of a passion for resurrecting not only the glory of this house itself but the land around it as well as a sustainable, self-sufficient way of life. Every year we've added to the garden and we now have over an acre planted to sustain ourselves and feed our guests the healthiest food possible. We offer workshops in sustainable living from organic gardening to canning to herbal medicine.
Activities & Amenities
Canoe portions of historic Voyager routes, through unchanged waterscapes
Borrow from our Bicycle Stable and cycle the riverside country roads or paddle your Mountain Bike across the creek and pedal up to secluded Duck Lake which overlooks Lake Nipissing's South Bay
Cycle or hike the Old Nipissing Road Trail, past farms long fallow and silent. Or trek other trails in the Forgotten Trail system
Go swimming off the government dock at Chapman's Landing
If you're of the type, there's fishing on Lake Nipissing, South River, or at Chapman's Chute
Hike or paddle nearby Restoule Provincial Park
Stroll the grounds and gardens or walk the quite country-roads
For the Bird Lover: Bring your binoculars and observe the action around the Osprey and Bald Eagle nests at mouth of river. Enjoy the calm awakening of early morning yard-bird songs from the veranda, or sit by the river with your tea and watch the Mergansers and Great Blue Herons spend their dawn by the sunny shores
Kick through puddles of leaves while on a fall foliage hike through the maple forest
In the spring see spawning fish jump up Chapman’s Chutes
Have your picture taken at Chapman's Chute with a monster sturgeon as part of a MNR fundraiser (Spring)
Visit Commanda Country Gardens
Arts & Crafts:
Tour the local artisan and crafters; Potters, painters, woodworkers, blacksmiths, country gardens and many more!
Find treasures at the many antiquing opportunities
Visit and explore the small local towns
Stay for one of our Country Craft Getaways (choose your day and choose your project: cob oven building, soapmaking, baskets, working with birch bark)
Take your Book Club up to Piebird for a weekend!
Stay for a homegrown vegetarian supper or one of our private healthy-eating workshops
Becker’s Berry Patch is right next door to us. In early summer, pick your fill of strawberries and enjoy a pie or two!
Vacation Rental Websitewww.piebird.ca
Property Amenities & Features
- Linens Provided
- Internet Access
- Board Games
- Life Jackets
- Beach Chairs
- Parking Available
- Deck / Porch
- Patio Furniture
- Fire Pit
- On Site Restaurant
- Wedding Facilities
Individual Unit Description
We now have three guest rooms:
The Waldemar Room (The Spring Room)
Sleep well in Waldemar’s own room, south-facing and cheerfully painted. The room is named after Waldemar Kahnert, who had the house built in 1902 and deserves much praise for its lasting beauty (he chose very well suited local craftspeople to build it!) The room is furnished with all the accoutrements of the early 1900's that we obtained from Waldemar’s great-nephew who had an antique shop up the road when we first bought the house.
Chapman's Honeymoon Room (The Autumn Room)
In 1914, farmer and 'Ontario Potato King' Herb Chapman returned from his wedding to find that his mother and older sisters had moved into his newly built farmhouse. So he and his new bride Bertha went down the road and rented what's now Piebird for the first year of their married life. This young couple grew up to be my (Yan) great grandparents. They later considered that whole year in Piebird to be their honeymoon. We didn't find out this story until after we bought the house.
The Little Room
We call this the little room because it has a single bed and I like to decorate it with teeny things when I find them. The room is bright and cheery with it's two windows, one overlooking the front garden and the other overlooking forest and catching teeny bits of the setting moon. Complete with a comfy wing back chair to lounge in and watch the starry night sky.
Fees & Deposits
Additional Rate Information
$245 (private rate) per couple includes one night accommodation and fresh-from-the-field dinner for two plus breakfast
Food & Music package
$195 (shared bathroom) or $265 (private bathroom) per couple. Includes accommodation, field-fresh dinner plus concert of choice (see our schedule of talented touring musicians at piebird.ca/gatherings) and breakfast.
start at $450 per person for 2 nights, includes breakfast, lunch and dinner and accommodation, personalized nutrition consultation and cooking/education workshop.
How to Grow your own Food
Workshop and accommodation $495 per couple. Includes 2 nights accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner plus Yan's 1 day garden intensive (see piebird.ca/growfood). This workshop is available April/May or Sept/Oct.
$295 per couple. Includes 1 night accommodation, dinner, pick-your-own strawberries at Becker's Berry Patch and a sugar-free strawberry jam workshop (see piebird.ca/workshops) and breakfast. Available during berry season, approximately Mid June-Mid July.
(May to Nov) $145 per person per night or $275 a couple per night. 2 night minimum Include breakfast, lunch and dinner.
During a farmsstay you will shadow us in whatever daily events and chores that need doing -- this is like living intensive workshop -- for up to 4 or 5 hours a day (more if you want but it's not expected!) Examples of things to do throughout the season: planting, harvesting, barn duties, weeding, canning, washing veggies, yard maintenance, animal care and feeding, fence mending, seed collection, herb collection & drying, firewood splitting, assisting in building projects. You will help us harvest and prep for our meals together. There will be lots of free time for you to explore the area and relax-- Like a retreat with purpose. Moving your body in the fresh country air and learning the ins-and-outs of self-sufficiency living.
For more information on packages, please visit our website.
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