About the property
- Farmhouse3000 sqft
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)
Highland Creek Farm is a newly renovated century farmhouse, ideal for a family or two.
The farmhouse is beautifully and privately situated on 100 acres consisting of open fields, surrounded by 13 acres of hardwood maple forest, and 20 acres of cedar forest, with a small creek running across the property. The property enjoys wonderful vistas of the surrounding countryside.
Highland Creek Farm is perfect for family getaways, swimming in the large saltwater pool, a weekend of golf with the guys/girls, a base for mountain or road biking, or just as a unique setting for pleasure or business.
Start your day with breakfast in the sun room overlooking the pool.
Lounge by the pool all day, have a hot tub and then enjoy lunch in the large screened summer porch.
If you are feeling energetic, hike the trails through the hardwood maple forest or follow the stream through the cedar woods, looking for the speckled trout and nesting great blue heron. Watch for deer that come down to drink from the stream.
Play badminton, shoot baskets or play ping pong with your guests, regardless of weather, in the huge restored post and beam barn.
Maybe go for a mountain or road bike around the country side. Keep an eye out for local Mennonite families in their horse drawn carriages.
As the sun sets, relax and enjoy dinners in the large dining room with it's pine harvest table that seats 14 guests. Maybe one of your guests can play the piano, while the rest of you enjoy a fire in either of two living rooms.
If you want, it's only 20 minutes to downtown Collingwood, or 30 minutes to Wasaga Beach, but you won't want to leave the farm.
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
About George Knowles
A professional couple with two children in university.
George Knowles purchased this Farmhouse in 2006
Why George Knowles chose Grey Highlands
We grew up skiing in winters in the area, but discovered it's fantastic in spring, summer and fall too. Hiking, road biking, riding, fishing, golf or whatever activities you are into. This farm itself has it all - trails in the woods for hiking, fields for views, a freshwater stream, a fully restored historic farmhouse that pre-dates Canada's confederation. And a giant barn for ping pong, badminton, basketball, working out, or just hanging out.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
With trails on 100 acres through the woods and along the fencerows between the fields, you can hike, mountain bike, cross country ski or snowshoe without ever leaving the property. In summer we love to eat all our meals on the screened porch overlooking the pool, or relax by the pool with a cold drink. In winter we have lots of guests for dinner in the large farmhouse dining room and relax after in front of the fire with a mug of coffee.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Loved the farm
Thanks again for having us. We love this spot. It served our extended family very well and we will be back!
Great cross country skiing
We stayed here in January of 2018 and got the check out the cross country ski trails on the farm, really nice trails with beautiful tree cover. The farmhouse is great, lots of room, hot tub, fire place. Would love to return
A lovely autumn getaway for the fam
This was the second stay at the farm for our family and as with the first, it was a lovely getaway. The barn and woods offered good energy release for the younger family members and some fierce long forgotten table tennis and basketball skills were rediscovered. The house itself offered enough space that some could play board games while others snuggled down with a book in front of the fire. We enjoyed delicious meals around the large dining room table while being entertained by family and friends on the piano, and had late night barn gatherings.
George is a treat to deal with and enables seamless planning. We look forward to our return.
Great place for large group get-together
Had a niece & great-niece get-together 10 of us in total. Lots of room for everyone to enjoy their space. House adequate for all. Enjoyed sit down meals at large table in dining room. All appliances brand new & house was spotless. We enjoyed "the barn" and occupied the younger generation most of the day. Little cool for large pool but the hot tub came in handy. Certainly a must to visit if you are looking for a large group venue! Thanks George & Family for opening up your vacation home for rental.
We had high expectations based on previous reviews and somehow they were exceeded.
George's communications were so friendly and helpful. It really added to our enjoyment. The farmhouse felt like home within hours of arriving. The property is beautiful and diverse with so much to do. Thank you George and family for sharing your excellent home.
Perfect spot for a family reunion with kids. Swimming, ping pong, basketball, woods and creek exploring. The property is stunning and well maintained. George was always responsive when we called or emailed. We highly recommend!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Statutory Holiday Fee: Add $300 per statutory holiday. Large Event Fee: For group events up to 120 people, additional $5,750 fee for use of barn and grounds, plus minimum 7 night farmhouse rental fee. (Example: for a Saturday Event, rental starts Wednesday before to allow event planners to set up, and goes until Wednesday checkout to allow cleanup and equipment removal on Monday.) (Large Event Fee is reduced by $750 in months from September through to May)