Farm House B&B
27093 New Ontario Road
Ailsa Craig, Ontario, Canada
Organic Bed & Breakfast,
Open March to December
Drive up the long curved driveway and start relaxing. The big yellow brick house will take you back to slower times and tranquil days. Enter the Great Room, where many a party was held by the original owners, the Stewards. Klondike Steward, as Alex Steward was known, built this house for his new bride Rebecca and it is said that double the number of nails were used as compared to other houses. Alex wanted to leave a lasting legacy and in our opinion he succeeded.
At this point in time (more renovations are coming) you enter the house through our large beautiful country kitchen. This kitchen is shared by everyone who works and lives at the farm. We don't have an official schedule but i just seems to work out somehow. Most often guests prefer to cook their evening meals on one of the fire pits.
Back to your quarters while at Sunnivue. From the kitchen you enter into your spacious suite. It is a lovely old manor house with splendid high ceilings and 18" baseboards. There is a sitting area and a dining area with some antiques for your enjoyment.
The main bedroom is furnished with a Queen size bed and Quebec built oak furniture. We are told the bed is very comfortable. The en-suite bathroom is newly renovated.
The third room is used as another sitting area with a lazy boy and a sofa bed. It becomes your extra bedroom if needed, separated from the living area by a set of lovely pocket doors.
Welcome to Sunnivue Organic Farm B&B.
- 30 minutes to Grand Bend on Lake Huron:
- Beach, restaurants, parasailing, golfing and shopping. Catch a Musical at Huron County Playhouse.
- 35 min to Kettle Point, a spiritual & geological phenomenon:
- Take advantage of the chance to visit these rare formations that formed millions of years ago.
- 43 minutes to Stratford: Annual Shakespeare Festival stages modern and Shakespearean plays in multiple theatres.
- 50 minutes to Petrolia:
- The first oil city ever, see the wealth in the stately old homes. There are still oil wells in the fields and a small museum explores the past.
- Catch a play at PetroliaPlayhouse
- 40 minutes to London
- London has festivals almost every summer weekend. Google London.ca. Taste all the different ethnic foods, even Canadian, from all the outdoor vendors in the Park.
- Kayak or canoe our lovely Ausable River
- Over 100 kilometers of winding river (2 or 3 days worth) until it reaches Port Frank on Lake Huron. And we will pick you up when you are ready to come back home.
- Fossils at Arkona’s Rock Glen Conservation Area are worth a visit. Hike the lovely trails, (some stairs), and get wet by the falls. There is a small museum as well.
- Pinery Provinicial Park is a naturalist’s paradise. Hiking trails, canoeing possibilities, and of course, access to Lake Huron
- Within 45 minutes you can visit at least 10 golf courses with different levels of competition
- 2:26hrs to Niagara Falls
- 2:08hrsto Toronto Pearson Airport, a bit more for central Toronto
- 2:08hrs to the northerly suburbs of Detroit, such as Birmingham
R.O.S.E.: A Land Care Association
Redeeming Our Soil Economically
For the last 25 years farming at Sunnivue Farm has been inspired by methods that were first taught almost a century ago by Rudolf Steiner. Sunnivue uses organic farming methods & works toward introducing Steiner’s bio-dynamic methods of food production in order to maintain the fertility of the soil, produce wholesome food, and respect and protect the natural environment.
In 1991 the farm was purchased by the land trust R.O.S.E. with the support of community members. The vendors, dairy farmers Norm and Ruth Smith, have maintained a friendly and supportive connection with the farm, helping to connect us to our history in southwestern Ontario. In addition to fostering the production of healthy food, R.O.S.E. continues to shield the farm from financial speculation and development while building bridges between the urban and rural communities.
To support the development of Sunnivue as a bio-dynamic farm there are many possibilities. Is an Eco Tourism project possible on the farm? Can we put up more greenhouses? Is there a Waldorf Boarding High School on the horizon? A small retirement community where the wisdom of the old is passed on to the younger generation?
With your help: We Can Consider the Possibilities!!!