If you're planning a visit to Prince Edward County (any time of the year) consider staying at Stillwood farm. It is perfectly set up for a family or group of friends with a modern kitchen, 2 1/2 bathrooms, comfortable living and dining area, air conditioning, screened in back porch, deck, barbeque, gazebo, tree house, cozy library, piano, fireplace, seating area on upstairs landing with large screen and movie projector. There are three bedrooms - one with a queen sized bed, one with a double bed, and one with a double bed and a 3/4 bed. Enjoy the beautiful views from every window: barns, flowers, birch and apple trees, birds and wildlife. We have seen an owl sitting on a railing on our back deck, ruffed grouse in winter eating red berries from a bush in the front bed, deer crossing the yard, wild turkeys and lots of rabbits. At night you can sometimes hear wolves howling or coyotes yapping.
We provide all of the bedding, linens, towels, cooking utensils, plates, glassware, condiments, bicycles and snow shoes. There are also lots of books to read and board games to play.
There's lots to do in the County but friends who have stayed with us say the thing they like most about coming to the farm is just relaxing and doing nothing.
November - April (except weeks before and after Christmas)
Weekly rate: $1,200.
Weekend: $900. Long weekend: $1000.
Sunday to Thursday: $1100.
After Thanksgiving - November 15th; April 15 - May 310
Weekly rate: $1,400.
Weekend: $$1,000, long weekend - $1100.
Sunday to Thursday: $1,200.
June 1st - the end of Canadian Thanksgiving.
The 2 weeks before and after Christmas
Weekly rate: $1,800.
Full weeks only, July and August
Check in Saturday at 4PM. Check out Saturday by 11 AM
Week-ends after end of August: $1,100.; long weekends $1200.
Sunday to Thursday: $1,400.
To book: 50% deposit
Payment in full due three weeks before arrival
Damage deposit: $500. refunded within a week of departure.
We bought this property in 2004. It was a case of love at first sight. As we have a very large family, we bought another property (Stillwood Creek) so we can accommodate more of them when we all get together. Both properties are available for rental when we are not using them.
Alexandra Bednar purchased this farmhouse in 2004
Prince Edward County is quite special. It's surrounded by water (the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario) and also has several lakes (East Lake, West Lake and Lake Consecon). The area has always been popular with tourists because of it's natural beauty and white sand beaches but in the last decade or so it has become even more popular because of its many wineries, excellent restaurants, cheese factories, and artist studios. The County is also a very popular destination for cyclists.
Winter or summer it's nice to be at the farm. In the winter the County is a wonderfully peaceful place to be ... we enjoy the trails behind the house for cross country skiing, and curling up in the library with a good book or enjoying a sauna after a good hike. In the summer we enjoy the screened in porch which is a lovely place to have dinner and enjoy the sounds of summer. We have seen lots of wildlife around the property - deer, rabbits, an owl once on the back deck, ruffed grouse eating the red berries on a bush in the front flower bed, and wild turkey. At night we can hear wolves and coyotes.
Last week my family and I spent an incredibly relaxing weekend in the County.....made so much more so by the incredible accommodations. Whether time is spent relaxing in the screened porch over the longest breakfasts or in front of the fire on a surprisingly cool summer night, kicking a soccer ball around the field out back or soaking in the claw foot tub, every corner of this farmhouse is beautifully appointed. No convenience has been overlooked. There is so much to do in the region. We spent time at the beach (Sandbanks), dropped in on wineries and cheese factories, visited artist studios and caught the performances of some local musicians. But at the end of every day we looked forward to coming back to the farmhouse. So much so that we cancelled plans to eat out a couple of nights; a cosy evening at the farm was just too tempting.
What a beautiful home! It came fully equipped with everything we needed - including charm. Stillwood farm is a great place to relax. However, if you want to be more active, there is plenty to do in the area. We always love to visit our regulars: Cooke's, Miss Lilly's café, Black River cheese, Barley Days Brewery, Tall Poppy café, etc. This farm house is a short drive to all our favourite places in Prince Edward County. After all of our excursions, we always looked forward to returning to Stillwood farm - our home away from home. It was a perfect way to end a great day. Look forward to returning again one day.
The farmhouse was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend. It is a beautiful home that combines the timeless nostalgia of the past With a unique and modern flare. We spent a lot of time cooking, eating, hanging out in front of the fire place, drinking some local Prince Edward County wine and enjoying our time together. We felt very comfortable and at home the minute we walked through the doors.
The grounds were very well kept and it was fun to explore the old barns and take a walk around the property. There is a lot of history in this farmhouse and it is obvious a lot of love and care has gone into preserving and maintaining the charm of this home.
We really enjoyed our stay and hope to return again soon.