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group space in old growth forest - Juniper Lodge

Entire house hosted by Margaret & Jim
16+ guests7 bedrooms19 beds4 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Experienced host
Margaret & Jim has 21 reviews for other places.
Great location
92% of recent guests who stayed nearby gave the location a 5-star rating.
15 minutes from Bridgewater, this group accommodation has 3 private apartments (Aspen, Yellow Birch, and Butternut) and gorgeous common spaces. It sleeps up to 23 people in 19 beds. Guests have access to over 20 km of trails in a magical old-growth Acadian forest, 4 acres of permaculture gardens, canoeing, sauna, and on-site hosts.

The space
Juniper Lodge is the primary facility for groups at Windhorse Farm. It sits on a hill overlooking the farm, as a gateway to the forest. Since it’s completion in 2007, it has been the centre for hosting many group retreats, health, wellness and leadership programs, celebratory events and family gatherings. As an overnight accommodation it can sleep up to 23 people in 19 beds in its private apartment quadrants and loft spaces, which radiate out from the central living room and kachelofen that heats the building in cooler months alongside the in-floor radiant heating from solar power.

To the East of the common-area is a beautiful, bright gathering space with Windhorse Wood floors that can comfortably accommodate 30 people. It can be used for discussion, yoga, meditation, dancing and more. Adjacent to this space is a galley-style kitchen, appropriate for food preparation for large groups, and a small dining area that can accommodate about 15 people.

For larger dining groups, The Pavilion is an elegant timber-frame and cob building next to Juniper Lodge. This sunny space connects directly to the kitchen and can seat 40 for meals, or simply serve as a separate meeting room.

Juniper Lodge is fully furnished. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, utensils, kettles, coffee-makers. Linens and towels are provided.

This facility is on the grounds of Windhorse Farm, a sustainably managed 200-acre old-growth Acadian forest with 20 km of trails, a wood product business, and a 4-acre organic permaculture garden. There is a canoe, kayak, and bicycles (bring your own helmet) that guests are welcome to use, as well as a sauna.

Visit the Windhorse Farm website for more info on the location of this rental.

Located about 15 min from Bridgewater, 25 min from Lunenburg and 30 min from Mahone Bay, you can explore all the beautiful spots on the South Shore from here easily. We love visiting La Have (25 min) for the legendary bakery and Petite Riviere (20 min) for the local wines.
15 minutes from Bridgewater, this group accommodation has 3 private apartments (Aspen, Yellow Birch, and Butternut) and gorgeous common spaces. It sleeps up to 23 people in 19 beds. Guests have access to over 20 km of trails in a magical old-growth Acadian forest, 4 acres of permaculture gardens, canoeing, sauna, and on-site hosts.

The space
Juniper Lodge is the primary facility for groups at W…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Bedroom 5
2 single beds
Bedroom 6
1 single bed
Bedroom 7
2 single beds
Common spaces
5 single beds, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Dryer
Washer
Hangers
Hair dryer
Heating
Laptop-friendly workspace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Location

Wentzells Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada

Hosted by Margaret & Jim

Joined in July 2014
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Margaret moved to Windhorse Farm with her family in 1990 with the goal of saving this magical forest from the clear cutters. Since that time it has been a family home and has been shared with hundreds of old and new friends. One of Margaret’s passions is gardening, and under her gentle care and strong hands, the four acres of organic gardens and orchards have grown more beautiful and productive each year. The beauty in the landscape is brought into the buildings through her aesthetic eye and untiring energy. One of Margaret’s gifts is to increase harmony in the Windhorse community by listening to, and caring for, each person. She has applied these skills and her knowledge of nature to developing vibrant communities and cultivating leaders. Her 40-year practice of meditation and deep retreat in the Shambhala lineage provides the foundation for her inspiration. Jim has been involved in forest stewardship for over 50 years. His grandmother was his first teacher in the love of nature and care for all beings, including plants, animals and rocks. Later he learned forestry from his father on their family homestead and then from other forest teachers, including Orrie Loucks and Merve Wilkinson. His deepest inspiration came from his relationship with meditation master Chogyam Trungpa, who taught him the profundity of earth stewardship. As the business manager of Windhorse Farm, Jim has decades of experience integrating vision and practicality. Jim is also a skilled nature based teacher and facilitator. His principle interests are in the enrichment of the lives of individuals and organizations, particularly through seeing nature as a mirror of mind and ecosystems as a natural metaphor for healthy human communities.
Margaret moved to Windhorse Farm with her family in 1990 with the goal of saving this magical forest from the clear cutters. Since that time it has been a family home and has been…
During your stay
The farm operates out of a central office where on-site hosts are available daily to answer any questions and to point you to all the magical spots on the property (unless you'd rather find them yourself!).
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $1000

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