Over the years, additions have been added that are sympathetic to the heritage character of the original house.  The additions bring modern amenities including a full kitchen, bathroom,  heated floors and laundry facilities.Kilometres of recreational trails through the forests provide year round enjoyment.  Nothing beats a walk in the woods on a warm autumn day.
Maggie's Hill Heritage Loghouse

Entire home/apt

7 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds
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Combining history with modern amenities, this beautifully restored loghouse occupies 156 acres on Hastings Lake. Offering tranquillity in a natural setting, this heritage site is a short 45 minute drive to Edmonton. Experience a real pioneer home!

The space

Stay in one of the oldest homes 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. While the loghouse provides lots of space in which guests can relax and enjoy their stay, the layout for the bedrooms is unique. There is a loft bedroom with a queen bed that has a full staircase leading up to this bedroom. The sleeping nook has a single bed with privacy curtains and is located on the main floor and close to the bathroom. In the living room, a sofabed pulls out into a double bed. In addition to the above sleeping arrangements, a small cabin adjoining the loghouse called the Lazy S has a queen bed with its own private porch. There are no bathroom facilities in the Lazy S; however, it is a short walk to the facilities in the loghouse.
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. Spend the day paddling on the lake and exploring the many islands of Hastings Lake that are protected as Bird Sanctuaries. Our property also boasts a 70 acre Ducks Unlimited Conservation Area. If you are looking for a peaceful location in which to enjoy nature, this is the place for you.

Guest access

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.

Interaction with guests

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.

Other things to note

Your hosts live on the property in another location. This is a working ranch and they will be farming depending on the time of year. Your hosts do have animals at their location including cats, dogs and horses.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people $29 NZD / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit $126 NZD
Weekly Discount: 2%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events

While we are pet friendly, prior permission is required from the host before your pet is allowed at Maggie's Hill. No smoking is allowed inside the premises. Maximum occupancy of 7 ( including day visitors) is strictly enforced unless prior approval is received from owner.
Motorized vehicles are not permitted on any of the trails.
Fireworks are not permitted at any time.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

46 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
September 2017
Instead of staying at a motel for a wedding in Camrose, we stayed at Martha's place, and were absolutely smitten on arrival. We loved the peace and quiet, the ability to not use our cell phones, and to just have lazy mornings, surrounded by beauty. We will definitely be staying here again the next time we visit!
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Response from Martha:
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely to meet you and your family and I hope that you do come and stay with us again. You would be most welcome!
September 2017

Jay User Profile
August 2017
Absolute Heaven! Again! This is my second time staying here. The first time was in February and was wonderful and cozy. This time it was completely different landscape, with carefully mown paths to walk along through rolling hills and along small local lakes. Beautiful. The cabin is still amazing and quaint and modern (EMAIL HIDDEN)pletely outfitted for every need. The screened in porch was an absolute delight from sitting quietly and reading to enjoying meals to playing board games with family. It was definitely our favourite space. We will stay here again!
Martha User ProfileMartha is a superhost.
Response from Martha:
I so enjoyed having you back at Maggie's Hill. Thanks for taking wonderful care of the loghouse and I hope you will come back and visit us again.
August 2017

Cole User Profile
July 2017
Loved it! The historic cabin is only one part of the cottage, forming a cozy living room and upstairs bedroom. There have been a number of additions including a large and modern kitchen, and two screened-in verandas. The whole thing is tucked away in the woods, wonderfully peaceful and quiet. Martha also mows trails through the long grass so that you can easily access the entire acreage when out for walks.

Carol User Profile
June 2017
This was our fourth visit, so the love we have for the place should be obvious. There is something so peaceful, and so special about this amazing little gem. If your usual preference is the sterility and sameness of chain hotels (water slides and continental breakfasts), and if being without WiFi is something that you just can't imagine, then maybe Maggie's Hill might not be for you. But if you're willing to step outside your comfort zone, and experience nature, and the joy that comes from connecting with those you love, rather than connecting to the internet, you'd be in for a treat at Maggie's Hill. Sometimes, when there's "nothing to do" (i.e. internet and TV), you'll find endless possibilities with "so much to do". We love the log house and will be back as many times as Martha will have us.

Another great stay at Maggie's Hill! We'll be back again for sure!
Martha User ProfileMartha is a superhost.
Response from Martha:
So wonderful to see you again. We would love to have you back at Maggie's Hill and look forward to your return
June 2017

Jody User Profile
May 2017
Martha is the perfect host. She met us earlier than our agreed upon time & gave us a lovely historical tour of the property. The space is absolutely dreamy. It's well laid out & spacious for the six people in our group. The decor is quaint & cozy & makes you feel nostalgic for days gone by. Thank you Martha for caring for this magical historic site.
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Response from Martha:
Thank you Jody for your review and I hope that you and your family will come and stay with us again. I just loved meeting everyone and really enjoyed our chats.
May 2017

Chris User Profile
May 2017
This place is magical! The house is both cozy and spacious, and very clean, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. Also as others have mentioned - much larger than you'd expect. Including a huge screened in family room not included in the pictures. The grounds are peaceful and secluded with nothing but the sounds of nature and (very distant) trains. Great walking trails and only 35 mins from central Edmonton. The kitchen has all the appliances and counter space you could ask for and there are nice historic and decorative touches everywhere. Most importantly, Martha and her husband were wonderful to coordinate with and we felt well cared for and cared about from booking to check out. I highly recommend Maggie's Hill Heritage Loghouse and we'll certainly be back!
Martha User ProfileMartha is a superhost.
Response from Martha:
We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at Maggie's Hill and we look forward to hosting you again!
May 2017

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Martha User ProfileMartha is a superhost.

I enjoy spending time in the outdoors including hiking, biking and horseback riding. I value heritage and 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 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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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