With a wink and a nod you could be hereStore your kayak, canoe, bicycles or rock specimens in the garage
40 Winks Guest House
40 Winks Guest House
6 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
1.5 baths
You won’t be charged yet

In the Haliburton Highlands, in the heart of the hamlet of Wilberforce, 40 Winks Guest House is inviting, comfortable and fully equipped. Come, experience fall in the Highlands. The air is pure and the trees are turning vibrant colours. Explore, Hike, Bike, Geocache, Rockhound and more. Or simply bring a book and curl up in the hammock until campfire time. Come, be our guest, the entire house is all yours.

The space

40 Winks is clean cozy and comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances, dishes, bake ware and pots and pans. BBQ, Hammock, horseshoes and campfire pit in the backyard. Two bathrooms. Three bedrooms and a loft. Electric fireplace offers an tranquil ambiance as the evenings become chilly. Towels and bedding provided. The beds are made, all you have to do is roll into them after a day full of adventure.

Guest access

The entire house and yard is your "Home away from Home" Note: the Geocaching Capital of Canada GeoTour takes 3-4 days to complete. Make 40 Winks your Geocaching Command Post for completing the GeoTour

Interaction with guests

We are just across the street at Agnew's General Store. Pop over for a chat. We have lots of local knowledge to share with you. And, if you're a Geocacher we might even divulge a few hints about some of the local caches.

Other things to note

Want to Canoe? Locally, Deep Roots Adventure, which is practically next door rents canoes and will even drop them off at a lake for you.
Want to Hike? There are Trails maps at 40 Winks or visit the Municipality of Highlands East website to download your own. And, feel free to trek our personal EchoRidge trails that crisscross 150 acres of private forest, open field and wetlands (map at 40 Winks)

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Extra people $20 CAD / night after 4 guests
Security Deposit $125 CAD
Weekly Discount: 8%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 1PM
Self check-in with doorman

- Rule #1: Enjoy your stay, relax in the hammock, go Geocaching, try to pronounce Molybdenite and find a chunk of it. Explore the area.
- Children are welcome but remember, there are un-gated stairs and a loft area.
- Well behaved dogs that agree to sleep on the floor rather than the beds and furniture MAY be allowed. Ask first, please.
- Leave the house as you found it. Please do the dishes and a little light housekeeping.
Ensure all lights are off and the heat is turned down to 60 F when you leave. Thanks


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

71 Reviews

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Heather User Profile
October 2017
Awesome accomodations. Mary and John thought of everything to make our stay very enjoyable. Amazing location for geocaching as very central to tons of caches. Highly recommend you wont be disappointed.

Samantha User Profile
October 2017
Mary and John are fantastic hosts. They take great care of the home and the cute little individual touches are astounding. We really felt at home. The decor was beautiful. There was everything you would ever need including games and baby gates if you needed. I don't think I want to stay anywhere else. 40 Winks is going to be mine and my family's vacation spot for some time :) we're already planning when our next trip will be. Enjoyed so much!! Thanks Mary and John!

Bob User Profile
October 2017
John & Mary are outstanding hosts. Their home has every thing you could want in an airbnb. I just can't say enough about our stay except that it was perfect in every way. I highly recommend anyone planning on a visiting to the area to check out 40 WINKS AIRBNB. You definitely wont be disappointed. Cheers to you both and see you again next year.

Ashka User Profile
October 2017
Wonderful house and wonderful hosts! Mary and John are so warm and welcoming. Thank you for making our trip so comfortable and memorable!

Sana User Profile
October 2017
Mary and John's place is a very clean and comfortable home to stay at a home away from home. Extremely organized and well kept. Mary put out some dolls that my 16 month old went crazy with she felt right at home. They have kept everything necessary for a comfortable visit including little details of house slippers. My mother in law was impressed by the organization of everything. We had a great trip. Thanks again.

Brianna User Profile
October 2017
What an amazing spot. Very clean and lots of room. I definitely recommend this place.

Mark User Profile
September 2017
Awesome place to stay. Extremely well organized; all the information you could need is laid out in posts scattered around the house. Large space. I thought it would get hot with no A/C but on a 30 degree Celsius day, we opened the windows at night and it got quite cool, so not a concern. Would absolutely stay again. Note: the default contact number given by AirBNB is a landline, as cell coverage is spotty in the area. So don't text the host at that number.

Wilberforce, CanadaJoined in July 2016
Mary And John User ProfileMary And John is a superhost.

For years we’ve served the community of Wilberforce as the owners of Agnew’s General Store. Now we’ve taken on the additional challenge of offering 40 Winks, a newly renovated Guesthouse across the street from the store. We hope to make your stay as wonderful as possible by bringing, to this new venture, the same high level of commitment and customer satisfaction that we offer at the store.
When not at work we enjoy kayaking the numerous lakes and rivers in the summer and snowshoeing our network of trails in the winter. We know the region well and will gladly offer suggestions for things to do, sites to see and places to be.
Looking forward to your visit,
John and Mary

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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