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Martha Rutherford Conrad

Member since: 2014
Speaks english

A Beautifully Restored Loghouse That Combines Heritage With Modern Amenities.

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Photos and Description of the Strathcona County vacation chateau / country house rental

Situated On 156 Acres On A Lake, This 2 Bedroom Home Has Kms Of Hiking Trails.

A real heritage opportunity where you can stay in the oldest house 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. 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. A day paddling on the lake will take you to the many islands of Hastings Lake. Our property also boasts a 70 acre Ducks Unlimited Conservation Area. If you are a bird-watching enthusiast or just looking to enjoy nature, this is the place for you. We offer tranquillity in a natural setting all within a short 35 minute drive to the city of Edmonton.

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.

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  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Martha Rutherford Conrad (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks english


This rolling landscape in eastern Strathcona County is called the Land of Lakes for good reason. Populated with many lakes, we are situated on one of the most eastern of them called Hastings Lake. Renowned as a bird sanctuary, Hastings Lake is a treasure trove for bird watchers. Maggie's Hill is home to many species of birds including teal ducks, wood ducks, pelicans, bald eagles, ruffed grouse, goshawk and great horned owls. Wildlife is plentiful on the ranch with the opportunity to view moose, deer, coyote, muskrats, beavers, bobcat and even the rare wolf.

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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Strathcona County, Alberta

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$100

An additional guest fee of $20 per person per night does apply to children over the age of 2.

Maximum occupancy of 7 (including day visitors) is strictly enforced unless prior approval is obtained from the owner.
Check-in is 4 PM or later and check-out is 11 AM or earlier.

Motorized vehicles are not permitted on any of the trails.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Strathcona County

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The toilet and shower are each in their own separate rooms
  • The toilet, shower and sinks are all in their own separate spaces to help facilitate use.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double pull out couch
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Available adjoining the loghouse and only in summer months
  • The main bedroom is in the loft of the loghouse with a full staircase leading up to it. It is a large bedroom with a queen size bed and sitting area. There is a second bedroom just off the bathroom area with a single mattress. It is in a nook surrounded by windows and has a privacy curtain. The living room has a double sofa bed that can accomodate two. The fourth bedroom is a separate cabin attached to the loghouse and accessed from the outside. It is a short walk across a porch to get to this room. It is only available in the summer months.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Motorized vehicles are not permitted on any of the trails.