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A Beautifully Restored Loghouse That Combines Heritage With Modern Amenities.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 111 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Situated On 156 Acres On A Lake, This 2 Bedroom Home Has Kms Of Hiking Trails.

A real heritage opportunity where you can stay in the oldest house in Strathcona County. This is your chance to experience an early pioneer home without sacrificing modern amenities. While maintaining the original character of the loghouse, newer additions have included a full kitchen, heated floors, bathroom and laundry facilities. In addition to the loghouse, the property also features many historical items including an old bunkhouse, a Swiss-style logbarn, antique farm machinery and an old boat once used for a tourist camp on Cooking Lake in the 1930's. Kilometres of trails throughout the property introduce you to the native flora and fauna in this area. As a wildlife preserve, the property has been maintained in its natural state. Situated on the shores of Hastings Lake, there is access for canoe and kayak enthusiasts. A day paddling on the lake will take you to the many islands of Hastings Lake. Our property also boasts a 70 acre Ducks Unlimited Conservation Area. If you are a bird-watching enthusiast or just looking to enjoy nature, this is the place for you. We offer tranquillity in a natural setting all within a short 35 minute drive to the city of Edmonton.

You will enjoy the full-use and privacy of this heritage loghome with your hosts only a short 10 minute walk away along a forest trail. We are there when you need us but happy to allow you to enjoy your time away on your own in peace and quiet.

More Details

Owner
Martha Rutherford Conrad
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

About Martha Rutherford Conrad

I enjoy spending time in the outdoors including hiking, biking and horseback riding. Following an Honours degree in History from Queen's University and a Masters in Information Science from the University of Western Ontario, I have enjoyed a career in museum management. Personally, my husband and I have owned historical properties that we have strived to restore back to their original character. We love to travel, explore new places and meet new people. Fulfilling one of our goals, over the years we have taken our four children on camping trips across Canada travelling as far north, west, south and east as possible within Canada in a truck with an old canvas tent. We loved our journeys together as a family and we look forward to meeting you and hearing about your journeys.

Martha Rutherford Conrad purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why Martha Rutherford Conrad chose Strathcona County

Maggie's Hill Heritage Loghouse is a special property that immediately appealed to my husband and I. It is the oldest property in Strathcona County and was settled by one of the first Metis settlers in this area. When his daughter (Maggie) married a Scottish railway man, he gifted the loghouse to them as a wedding gift. Together Maggie and John raised 9 children in a 600 sq. foot loghouse. Sitting on a hill overlooking Hastings Lake, the property soon became known as Maggie's Hill. It is a privilege for my husband and I to become the lastest stewards of this treasured historic site.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The property is resplendent with details that depict the early pioneer heritage in Strathcona County from fencing styles, shingles, and architectural details. The property also boasts a 70 acre Ducks Unlimited Conservation Area with an opportunity to view a wide variety of birds and waterfowl including teal ducks, wood ducks, pelican, goshawks and great horned owls.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Strathcona County

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , The toilet and shower are each in their own separate rooms
  • The toilet, shower and sinks are all in their own separate spaces to help facilitate use.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed
    Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , Double pull out couch
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Available adjoining the loghouse and only in summer months
  • The main bedroom is in the loft of the loghouse with a full staircase leading up to it. It is a large bedroom with a queen size bed and sitting area. There is a second bedroom just off the bathroom area with a single mattress. It is in a nook surrounded by windows and has a privacy curtain. The living room has a double sofa bed that can accomodate two. The fourth bedroom is a separate cabin attached to the loghouse and accessed from the outside. It is a short walk across a porch to get to this room. It is only available in the summer months.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Motorized vehicles are not permitted on any of the trails. Fireworks are not permitted at any time.

Reviews

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A Beautifully Restored Loghouse That Combines Heritage With Modern Amenities.
average rating of 4.9375 based on 64 reviews
5

snuggly winter get-away

  • 5 of 5

Totally charming cabin, we used the well equipped kitchen for every meal.. everything you need is there. It's the kind of place where you can park the car for days, and just stay put in your pajamas all day ...but we got dressed in winter clothes and put on snowshoes (we brought along) and traipsed around 160 acres of property in forested and open grasslands for good exercise on fresh snow. Lots of interesting book choices on shelves and we discovered one about the Waskahegan Trail (wiki it!) which we learned runs through the property and is flagged, so we ventured out and found the Two Stones fence stile (POI on the trail). Sky is black dark at night, bring your telescope (or good binoculars) on a clear night the star gazing would be awesome. We are looking for an excuse to go back again!

  • Review Submitted: 15/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderfully relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

I loved spending the weekend here with some friends! Being able to relax in a beautiful cabin was the perfect way to leave our city troubles behind. The wood stove to keep warm at night was the perfect touch. Can’t wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Ab
5

Intimate rustic cabin by the lake

  • 5 of 5

We had the most beautiful time celebrating our wedding at Meggie's Hill. This is an intimate location with a rustic feel. Just perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Millet, AB
5

A wonderful find the additions to this historic cabin are beautifully done, unique and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

You will find that this property has every modern convenience and a great collection of books and many great walking trails to explore

The space is well designed throughout lots of room to prepare and cook meals , relax read a book or take an afternoon nap

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this property to friends and family

We so enjoyed our stay .. Looking forward to another stay sometime soon

  • Review Submitted: 13/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again!
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Edmonton, Alberta
4

Nice country getaway not far from Edmonton

  • 4 of 5

My overall experience for a two night stay was a positive one. The cabin is clearly quite old but has been very nicely renovated on the inside to have all your normal modern amenities (although there are no cable TV or internet set up). The kitchen is very usable and very well-stocked and supplied. There is plenty of space inside the cabin and in the outside areas. My main criticism relates to bugs - both flies and moths. My visit in early October had a lot of both, some of which found their way inside the house somehow. I know that's part of early fall in a rural setting, so this isn't meant as a criticism of the gracious hosts, rather as information for future potential guests. Overall it was a nice trip and an opportunity for some peace and quiet, less than 45 minutes from central Edmonton.

  • Review Submitted: 06/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are most definitely a loghouse in the woods so we share our space with the abundant wildlife around us. While our guests enjoy viewing wildlife during their stay some of the wild critters (winged insects) can be not so enjoyable for some. We do not use pesticides for the health and safety of our guests. Our loghouse is intended as an opportunity to experience nature and we encourage all of our potential guests to ensure that they are comfortable in a natural setting.
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Bruderheim, Alberta , Canada
5

Prefect two days!!

  • 5 of 5

Maggie's met all our expectations and then some....the only bad thing was the stay wasn't long enough!! We were blessed with full autumn colors and near perfect weather. 5 stars for sure!!

  • Review Submitted: 28/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review!
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This rolling landscape in eastern Strathcona County is called the Land of Lakes for good reason. Populated with many lakes, we are situated on one of the most eastern of them called Hastings Lake. Renowned as a bird sanctuary, Hastings Lake is a treasure trove for bird watchers. Maggie's Hill is home to many species of birds including teal ducks, wood ducks, pelicans, bald eagles, ruffed grouse, goshawk and great horned owls. Wildlife is plentiful on the ranch with the opportunity to view moose, deer, coyote, muskrats, beavers, bobcat and even the rare wolf.

Maggie's Hill Heritage Loghouse is close to premier attractions including Elk Island National Park, Ukranian Heritage Village and Blackfoot Cooking Lake Conservation Area. Sherwood Park provides many amenities including shopping, theatre, public library, recreational facilities, restaurants and a farmers market. Within 45 minutes you are on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton with its theatres, festivals, boutique shops and diverse culinary experiences.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Strathcona County

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$135
AU$876
AU$2,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$103.65

An additional guest fee of $20 per person per night does apply to children over the age of 2.

Maximum occupancy of 7 (including day visitors) is strictly enforced unless prior approval is obtained from the owner.
Check-in is 4 PM or later and check-out is 11 AM or earlier.

Motorized vehicles are not permitted on any of the trails.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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