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!
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.
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.
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.
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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.