Originally built in the 1970's by local artists, Aisling Lakehouse is made up of 3 gorgeous and connected Cottage Suites. Step inside and be amazed at the creative touches throughout!
The Cabin Suite area has loads of rustic charm.The living-room/dining-room/kitchen are open-concept and feature a charming gas fireplace. 150 year old barn-board cabinets and trim adorn throughout this unit. A gnarly wood banister leads up to the upper level master bedroom. Adjacent to the master bedroom is small room which is ideal for a nursery or a single person in the twin bed. The front entrance has a gorgeous screened-in porch.You'll enjoy relaxing on the porch swing, or reading books in the comfy couches and chairs beside the garden. Warning: Peaceful naps may result! The side entrance has a large deck and barbeque, with propane provided.
The Chalet Suite are is so romantic and charming. The unit features a gas fireplace with field stone backdrop from floor to 2nd floor ceiling. The main-floor bathroom has a deep soaker heart-shaped tub and a separate shower stall. The main floor bedroom has a double-single bunk bed. There is a gnarly limb banister going up to the master bedroom loft, which overlooks the fireplace in the living room. The high ceiling, great light and cozy sitting areas make you feel like you're in paradise! There is an optional futon bed for extra sleeping space. The front entrance opens to a spacious 45 foot screened in porch that allows access to the cabin suite. A large deck off of the living-room faces the lake – great for viewing sunsets over Aikman Lake and for enjoying use of your BBQ, with propane provided.
The Cottage Suite area is such a great space for your group to gather together and enjoy a "traditional" cottage night playing board games around the table or singing at the fireplace. This spacious cottage features a sunken living-room with a stunning fieldstone, gas fireplace. The kitchen/dining-room overlooks the living-room. There is a beautiful antique wood-burning cook stove that accents the kitchen (embrace your pioneer spirit and give it a try....it does have a conventional range and stove as well for those of you who are less trusting of your pioneer cooking skills). Two bathrooms and two bedrooms are on the main level: one is a 2 piece powder room with Mexican ceramic tile flooring; the other is a 3 piece with a large glass-enclosed walk-in shower that is encompassed by Spanish limestone tile. The second storey has a large landing which has been turned into a semi private room with a queen bed. A large family suite features a 3 piece bathroom with a two-person Jacuzzi tub, 1 queen bed and 3 twin beds. This unit has a main floor deck which faces the lake at the front and a screened-in porch with a deck that faces the rear of the property.
The 3 in 1 Lakehouse is inter-connected so that your group can flow between the 3 suite areas seamlessly (or be locked off....if you want some extra privacy!) The kids will love looking for the secret passages that connect the cottages in unexpected ways.
We provide indoor bath towels, bed linens, pillows, fully equipped kitchens, Satellite TV & DVD players and an outdoor hot tub in a screened-in gazebo, barbecues and laundry facilities. There is also wifi available (not suitable for streaming videos but good to keep up to date on emails). Try to unplug for the week and embrace nature! Enjoy full access to the canoes, kayaks and rowboat (lifejackets provided for all sizes and ages). Fun for all.
In the winter, the cottages are heated with central heating and there are 3 gas fireplaces that allow you to ensure you keep cozy on those quiet, relaxing winter nights. Nearby are recreational trails for cross country skiing, snowmobiling, atv-ing, or just explore the private grounds of Aisling Lakehouse or the thousands of acres of crown land across the lake!
The cottage is set on a large hill overlooking the lake and facing south west(great sunsets from the deck). In order to get down to the lake there is a quick 30-60 second walk down the hill. The beachfront has a large sandy area that is great for the kids to play in. There is a large granite rock that sticks out from the shore to make a shallow, wading area for splashing around. After about 4 feet it drops off to about 3-4 feet dept, so little ones should be watched closely. The lake is soft bottom and offers excellent swimming! There is a very large dock that has held many weddings over the years. It's a great place to sit on the water. 2 ladders enter the lake from the dock, where the water can be between 4-10 feet deep,depending on the time of year. There is only 1 other cottage on the lake so you will love the privacy that this affords your group. Our family has a private dock at another area of the shoreline to offer your group as much privacy as possible.
The fisherman in your group will not be disappointed with the bass, perch and catfish that come out of Aikman Lake! The kids will love the sunfish! Listen to the loons, watch the beavers working on their lodge, try to find one of our many turtles or jump in the lake...all great options down at the water.
Outdoors you will definitely want to spend time in the large screened in hot tub! If you somehow have worries left over after your day at the cottage, they will soak away in here. Adjacent to the hot tub is a beautifully built firepit area, with all of the rocks hand selected from the woods at Aisling Lakehouse! It doesn't get more custom than this! Another lakeside firepit allows you to enjoy the bright stars and stillness of a lake night. Firewood is sold onsite by our entrepreneurial children.
Amazing memories, cozy cottages and all the comforts of home.
We(owners) live on site to make sure you have a great time at the lake and are happy to make recommendations for local activities.