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Rural Life in
St. Jacobs/Elmira Area

Growing up in the Mennonite faith and being neighbours to the Amish has given us a deep respect for the honest work ethic of these two different, yet similar groups.

Their slower pace of life on the farm, along with the many farm related businesses they operate, is a true picture of prosperity and happiness.

By appointment a visit can be made to the adjoining farm where the children with the pony cart help with the farm work, including the maple syrup production each year in March.











 

 

The Photo Gallery

  • Leisure Estates B & B RetreatOur home
  • Leisure Estates B & B RetreatBack view
  • The BarnEarly 1900's style barn
  • Great Room
  • Great Room
  •  Foyer
  • Main Kitchen
  • Guest Kitchen
  • Mini  KitchenetteAdjacent to guest rooms
  • Dining Room
  • Loft  lounge
  • Lower Lounge
  • Farm Antique CollectionLocated throughout the estate
  • Farm Antique CollectionLocated throughout the estate
  • Farm Antique CollectionLocated throughout the estate
  • Farm Antique CollectionLocated throughout the estate
  • Farm Antique CollectionLocated throughout the estate
  • Farm Antique CollectionLocated throughout the estate
  • Farm Antique CollectionLocated throughout the estate
  • Winter ScenesSnowmobiling and Cross Country Skiing
  • Winter ScenesSnowmobiling and Cross Country Skiing
  • Winter ScenesSnowmobiling and Cross Country Skiing
  • Winter ScenesSnowmobiling and Cross Country Skiing
  • Winter ScenesSnowmobiling and Cross Country Skiing
  • Winter ScenesWoodlot Trails open all Winter
  • Estate Activities and Landscape
  • Estate Activities and Landscape
  • Estate Activities and Landscape
  • Estate Activities and Landscape
  • Estate Activities and Landscape
  • Estate Activities and Landscape
  • Estate Activities and Landscape
  • Estate Activities and Landscape
  • Estate Activities and Landscape
  • Estate Activities and Landscape
  • Estate Activities and Landscape
  • Estate Activities and Landscape
  • Estate Activities and Landscape
  • Estate Activities and Landscape
  • Estate Activities and Landscape
  • Leisure Estates Weddings
  • Leisure Estates Weddings
  • Leisure Estates Weddings
  • Leisure Estates Weddings
  •  Inside Views
  •  Inside Views
  •  Inside Views
  •  Inside Views
  •  Inside Views
  •  Inside Views
  •  Inside Views
  •  Inside Views
  • BreakfastSomething for everyone
  • BreakfastSomething for everyone
  • BreakfastSomething for everyone
  • BreakfastSomething for everyone
  • BreakfastSomething for everyone
  • BreakfastSomething for everyone

The House

The House. New in 2005, the 6,000 sq. ft. house has a stone exterior, central air, 3 separate guest entries and spectacular outdoor lighting.

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Great Room. Similar to much of the house interior the great room is finished in rustic red pine, resembling a mid 1800's barn structure. Large floor to ceiling windows provide abundant daytime light, and the dozens of "starlike" mini-potlights in the ceiling provide a distinctive evening ambience.

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Loft Lounge. This unique sitting area, with its wide plank flooring is in a balcony overlooking the great room. From here you can see the property entrance, as well as a nice view of the rear yard.

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Lower Lounge. Here, as in all of the lower level, you'll enjoy the cozy comfort of heated floors. This lounge offers a large indoor place of peace and quiet. Read, watch satelite TV or snooze in the reclining love seat. A great place to relax after a day of sight seeing.

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Dining Room. From the dining room, which has a decor tastefully comprised of farm antiques, you have a good view of the kitchen, great room, and outdoor gardens. Here you are served an "all you can eat" sumptuous breakfast of home baking, and bacon & eggs or pancakes & sausage plus toast, jam, cereal, fruit, juice and coffee.

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Main Kitchen. A large country kitchen with shaker cabinets finished in cherry wood and old iron hardware, complete with modern day appliances to produce home cooked "down on the farm" meals. It is from here we often spot deer as they frolic on the back lawn.

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Guest Kitchen. Located on the lower level, this fully equipped kitchen comes complete with everything you'll need if you should choose to make your own lunch or dinner, or you may want to reserve this for your group booking.

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Mini Kitchenette. Centrally located to guest rooms, offering complimentary bottled water, tea and coffee, cookies as well as microwave and mini fridge.

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Breakfast

Something for everyone.

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Farm Antiques and Calendar Collection

Over the years we have accumulated an unusual collection of antique farm equipment, farm related memorabilia, and several dozen "mint condition" early 1900's calendars.

All of these items are displayed around our estate and throughout the house. Quite often the focal point of the breakfast conversation is the antiques from a bygone era, especially the calendars on the walls. Featured on these well preserved artifacts are names of former merchants in the towns of Elmira, St. Jacobs, Waterloo, Linwood, Wellesley, Crosshill and Millbank, selling such items as Whiterose Gas & En-Ar-Co Oil, or Harness Repairing & Oiling.

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Snowmobiling and Cross Country Skiing

Ample snowmobile trailer parking, trail leading from heated shop (complete with 3 piece bath) makes direct on-the-farm connection to OFSC groomed trails. Woodlot hiking/skiing trails open all winter.

Rental skis are available at no charge. Discounted room rates for groups or multiple nights stay in winter. Additional meals available from December 1 - March 1.

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The Barn

The Barn. The early 1900's style barn (new in 2005) includes a heated shop with a 3 piece bath.

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Weddings

Grounds are available for wedding ceremonies, garden style receptions and pictures. Ample parking for up to 80 vehicles. Call for details and pricing.

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Livestock

Horses at the estate during summer months.

Canada Geese near the pond