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Historic Farmhouse with Pool, Hot Tub, Stream, Barn, 100 Acres

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

Highland Creek Farm, since 1861

(My apology but VRBO has changed their system so the rates show in $US, even though I input them in Canadian $ and I am charging Canadian $. Please press the currency tab and select CAD$ to see the rates in the local Canadian Currency)

Highland Creek Farm is a newly renovated century farmhouse, ideal for a family or two.

The farmhouse is beautifully and privately situated on 100 acres consisting of open fields, surrounded by 13 acres of hardwood maple forest, and 20 acres of cedar forest, with a small creek running across the property. The property enjoys wonderful vistas of the surrounding countryside.

Highland Creek Farm is perfect for family getaways, swimming in the large saltwater pool, a weekend of golf with the guys/girls, a base for mountain or road biking, or just as a unique setting for pleasure or business.

Start your day with breakfast in the sun room overlooking the pool.

Lounge by the pool all day, have a hot tub and then enjoy lunch in the large screened summer porch.

If you are feeling energetic, hike the trails through the hardwood maple forest or follow the stream through the cedar woods, looking for the speckled trout and nesting great blue heron. Watch for deer that come down to drink from the stream.

Play badminton or volleyball or ping pong with your guests, regardless of weather, in the huge restored post and beam barn.

Maybe go for a mountain or road bike around the country side. Keep an eye out for local Mennonite families in their horse drawn carriages.

As the sun sets, relax and enjoy dinners in the large dining room with its pine harvest table that seats 14 guests. Maybe one of your guests can play the piano, while the rest of you enjoy a fire in one of two living rooms.

If you want, its only 20 minutes to downtown Collingwood, or 30 minutes to Wasaga Beach, but you won't want to leave the farm.

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George Knowles
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About George Knowles

A professional couple with two children in university.

George Knowles purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why George Knowles chose Ontario

We grew up skiing in winters in the area, but discovered it's fantastic in spring, summer and fall too. Hiking, road biking, riding, fishing, golf or whatever activities you are into.

This farm itself has it all - trails in the woods for hiking, fields for views, a freshwater stream, a fully restored historic farmhouse that pre-dates Canada's confederation. And a giant barn for ping pong, badminton, basketball, working out, or just hanging out.

What makes this farmhouse unique

With trails on 100 acres through the woods and along the fencerows between the fields, you can hike, mountain bike, cross country ski or snowshoe without ever leaving the property.

In summer we love to eat all our meals on the screened porch overlooking the pool, or relax by the pool with a cold drink. In winter we have lots of guests for dinner in the large farmhouse dining room and relax after in front of the fire with a mug of coffee.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi George,

We had a great week at your farm! The kids had an absolute blast swimming and playing in the fields and the barn. We enjoyed so many things that you recommended including paddling the Beaver River, dinner at the Flying Chestnut, and a couple of great bike rides.

I left the key with the cleaners. I told them to communicate with you regarding where they would leave it as I did not want to let them know about your hiding place if you had not already told them.

Enjoy the rest of your summer. Oh and my 10 year old thinks Rat Race is the funniest movie he's ever seen!
Jul 2013
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Grey Highlands Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , Powder room w sink, convenient to second floor bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Antique vanity, nickel plated fixtures, cast iron tub.
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Poolside outdoor shower with hot and cold running water.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Marble counter top, nickel plated fixtures, walk-in shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room w marble counter & sink, by 2nd floor bedrooms
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Sunset view facing west over huge lawn
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , South view over pool and gardens
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , View over fields to forest
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , View over fields to forest
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , View over fields.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Sunrise view across meadow to historic barn
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , Sunrise view over meadow to historic barn
    Bedroom 8 - 1 bunk bed , Two full size single beds, in bunk form
    Spare room in basement - 1 queen , Basement 'rec room' has a sofa convertible to a Queen bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Large restored 1861 post and beam barn with indoor basketball, ping pong and badminton. Minutes from beautiful hiking on the Bruce Trail, mountain biking at Three Stages and Kolapore Wilderness Area, miles of road bike lanes weaving up and down the scenic Blue Mountains and Beaver Valley area, 25 minutes to Blue Mountain village, 30 minutes to the worlds largest fresh water beach at Wasaga, access to several golf clubs, Scenic Caves, picnic on the shores of Georgian Bay.... or relax by your own private stream on the property.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Historic Farmhouse with Pool, Hot Tub, Stream, Barn, 100 Acres
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 27 reviews

A winter reunion for old friends.

  • 5 of 5

We hiked the property in the snow, skated and played hockey at Osprey Arena, prepared overly elaborate meals and told each other lies in front of the fire. Great memories. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had 11 women get together to celebrate some successes and bond and just have an awesome girls weekend....the property was stunning, the house had so many bedrooms for personal space and was fully stocked. George was responsive and so helpful, I would absolutley recommend it and use it again and again!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Idyllic winter family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Our first winter stay at George's farm after a prior summer rental. It was terrific. We hiked (with and without show-shoes) on the trails, across the fields and within the woods on the property; played in the barn; relaxed in the hot-tub and used the farmhouse as a base for a few skiing days at Blue Mountain in Collingwood. Post outdoor winter activity warming up was in front of the family room gas fireplace; drinks and apps were around the kitchen island; meals were at the big formal dining table; and competitive family board games were in front of the real wood burning fireplace in the den. We will return. George is invisible (you have the property to yourself; so it feels like "yours") and rapidly responsive in the best ways possible.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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A fantastic retreat

  • 4 of 5

Our family visited the farmhouse for the week after Christmas. There were three small children age two and under. The farmhouse was ideal because the bedrooms were secluded from the noisy part of the house. It was a beautiful and historic farmhouse. We brought our snowmobile for trail making and the family was able to cross country ski as well as snowshoe through the bush behind the barn. Even though it was winter, a group gathered to play basketball and ping pong in the old barn. It will be a week of fond memories for both young and old. I would definitely recommend this property to others wishing to retreat from the busy city life.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Escape!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a snowy weekend at Highland Creek Farm and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It's a beautiful house with lots of space for large groups. We loved that we could actually fit all 16 of us around the dining room table! The kids enjoyed the barn, the snow and playing hide & seek with all the great hiding spots in such a big house. We couldn't have asked for anything better and can't wait to come back another time!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The weather was perfect and everyone enjoyed our stay at the Highland Creek Farm. A nice drive from home and the surrounding area was spectacular. The little towns were all dressed up with flowers and welcoming parks. There were lots of activities at the farm and we never opened our devices for the duration. We used the basketball hoops, ping pong, horse shoes, pool, hot tub, hammock, hiking trails, and had karaoke in the parlour in the evening. We enjoyed the large dining table and other sitting areas and screened in porch. Thanks George and family

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Grey Highlands Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Dec 2 2016 - Apr 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
Apr 3 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring 2017
May 19 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $753
Housekeeping Fee $132

Statutory Holiday Fee: Add $300 per statutory holiday.
Large Event Fee: For group events up to 120 people, additional $5,750 fee for use of barn and grounds, plus minimum 3 night farmhouse rental fee.(Large Event Fee is reduced by $750 in months from September through to May)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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