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Glamping Experience On An Organic Farm

Entire home
|1 Bedroom|

Stay Description

If you’re looking to get off the grid and back to nature, Springfield Farm has an offer that’s tailor-made for you. Winter camping offers a truly Canadian experience but it is winter – extra blankets are provided but be sure to bring your woolies and cosy boots and gear!

*Take advantage of Ontario’s 2022 Staycation Tax Rebate, up to 20%*

This offer of $399 + taxes for 2 nights includes:
– Yurt stay for minimum 2 nights
– Breakfast daily
– Visit to local Maple Syrup farm during tapping season
– Visit to a local working farm with livestock
– Pick up and return from VIA Rail station and transportation to and from farm visits
– $50 gift certificate at Buvette, a gastropub in Alexandria

Stay inside a unique, Mongolian-style but 100% Canadian-made yurt, on a beautiful working farm in Apple Hill, Ontario. Located just 1.5 hours west of Montreal, 50 minutes south of Ottawa and 20 minutes north of Cornwall and the U.S. border, Springfield Farm is close to city conveniences and yet a world away.

The off-grid yurt sits on more than 100 acres of land, surrounded by fields and the pretty Beaudette River that runs through the property. With no electricity inside the yurt, you’ll have no trouble reconnecting to nature. When you arrive, you’ll be welcomed by hosts Finbarr McCarthy and Eleanor McGrath who are happy to give you a tour of their organic regenerative farm and answer your questions.

Your home for the night is 226 square feet of space in a circular, open concept design. An antique double bed and a retro Danish small cot are provided for cozy sleeping, best for two adults or two adults and one child. Battery-powered LED lights are provided for your nighttime needs. Spend the evening gazing at the stars (the night sky is magnificent in the country) and wake up in the morning to the songs of birds welcoming the day. This is glamping at its best.

Guest Access:

You will have access to the gardens, which are awash with beautiful flowers all summer long. In the fall, the property has a stunning array of autumn colours. And in the quiet of winter you can borrow snowshoes to trek across the fields and through the Managed Forest trail. A short walk from the yurt is a repurposed wooden shed that houses a small mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker and outlets for charging devices. A briquette BBQ with a chimney is available for cooking meals and a small picnic table is provided upon request. On beautiful days, we recommend you take the light chairs from inside the yurt out to the deck to enjoy the beautiful view.

In the fall, when heat is needed, there is a small wood-burning stove that warms the space and provides plenty of ambiance. Wood is provided by your hosts. A portable outhouse is also provided. There is no running water as this is glamping but your hosts do provide bottled water, water for coffee/tea and they will provide clean dishes/cutlery as required. The outdoor shower is serviced with water heated only by the sun — it is refreshing and only recommended for warm-weather guests.

Local attractions:

Springfield Farm is in the heartland of Ontario’s first settlements. The Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne is located approximately 30 minutes south of the farm, on the beautiful St. Lawrence Seaway. Here you will find shopping, dining and a fun casino experience. In September, the Mohawk Nation hosts the Akwesasne International Pow-Wow that’s not to be missed. Rural communities such as Apple Hill, Martintown and Alexandria offer small-town warmth, antiquing, great local cafes and architectural history. Maxville hosts the annual Highland Games and in Williamstown, you’ll be able to enjoy the annual fair, which is the oldest in Canada! Stay at the Yurt and bike, hike or drive to explore the birthplace of Ontario.

Landsby is a Preferred Partner with VIA Rail – take the train to Cornwall or Alexandria and your transfers to and from the farm are included! Contact us to add your rail tickets.


Price Information
Price per night: $ 199
Minimum no of nights: 2
Bedding Configuration
Bedroom 1
1 Double
Address: Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
County: Apple Hill
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
Property ID: 32935
Rooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Breakfast Included
Indoor Fireplace
Bed and Bath
Bed linens
Extra pillows and blankets
Soap & Toilet Paper
Barbecue utensils
Coffee maker
Dishes and silverware
Free Parking on Premises
Non Smoking
Wheelchair Accessible
BBQ Grill
Garden or backyard
Outdoor Furniture
Safety Features
Carbon monoxide alarm
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit
Smoke alarm
Other Features
Host greets you
Terms and Conditions
Smoking Allowed
Pets Allowed
Party Allowed
Children Allowed


January 2022
February 2022
$ 199 per night

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M Eleanor McGrath

Finbarr McCarthy and Eleanor McGrath raise their four children in Toronto, while being challenged by their organic farming life in Apple Hill, Ontario. In January 2014, they purchased Springfield Farm – an over 200-year-old farm of 118 acres in the small hamlet of Apple Hill, Ontario in South Glengarry. They have worked hard to establish Springfield Farm in the growing AgriTourism/Local Food economy as an “Environmental Farm Oasis.” They are active members of local agricultural groups focused on the needs of small farmers and organics, along with hosting two consecutive years of the “Doors Open”, supporting Beyond 21, and membership in the Ontario East British Home Child Family association. Springfield Farm works in partnership with ALUS Canada, the Raisin Region Conservation Authority, SARPAL, Managed Forest Programme, and proud members of the Canadian Organic Growers. And after four years of growing the farm business, we are proud members of the OFA! Eleanor is a member of the Cornwall Standard-Freeholder Community Editorial Board and the regional representative for the Ontario Barn Preservation Society. A great honour for Eleanor was being chosen as the South Glengarry Citizen of the Year 2018, and then receiving the 2019 SDSG Service Award.

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