Small Town Family Home, 4 Season Resort Area

Small Town Family Home, 4 Season Resort Area

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
3 baths

About our home

Offered for exchange is a two-level home set in a small town on a large fenced lot. Our town (Thornbury, Ontario) is located on the edge of Georgian Bay, in the four season resort area known as The Blue Mountains. If you are looking for a quiet home to serve as your base to explore the area, this would be perfect for you and your family.

There are many activities available in the area. There are extensive hiking trails throughout the region, including the Bruce Trail, a famous trail that traverses the scenic Niagara Escarpment. In the winter, cross country skiing and snowshoeing takes place on the trails. We are about a 15 minute drive from Blue Mountain, a large public ski and snowboard hill with excellent facilities. In the summer, the area is a well known cycling destination (road and trail).

Our home is located a few blocks from Georgian Bay. A 10 minute stroll brings you to the Pier, which is great to jump off in the hot months. There are a number of beaches in the area, and the surrounding valley has some great secret water holes to swim in. Included in the exchange is access to two kayaks which are great on the bay, and on the local Beaver River.

Our town has a very active food community, with many excellent restaurants, a farmers market (summer), a large grocery store (a short walk away), cafés, ice cream shops and a very good cheese shop.

The house has three bedrooms (one with a queen bed, the other two with bunk beds). The kitchen is brand new and very well equipped with induction cook top, convection oven, and dishwasher. There is a washer & dryer for your clothes in the lower level. There is a wood burning fireplace to gather around in the winter, a nice sized above ground pool in the back for the summer, lovely gardens and a fenced back yard. We do have a couple of chickens, and may ask you to look after them (open door in the AM, close door in the PM, change their water :) They are fun to watch. We are open to hosting your dog, so long as they are a calmer breed and won't chase the birds. We have a dog ourselves, a hypo-allergenic Spanish Water Dog.

This is a great area to explore, and I would be happy to suggest excursions, places to go, and things to see. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.

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More about us

  1. A Couple with two children, 13 and 15.
  2. Alan is a photographer, Georgie has a dance school.
  3. Seeking out vibrant, off the beaten path experiences :)

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Buzzy restaurants
Bruce Wine Bar, The Mill Cafe, The Dam Put & Others
Cool bars
Bridges
Cozy cafés
Ashanti Coffee, Thornbury Bakery
Retail therapy
Evolution, Tigs, Furbelows
Bit of culture
Jazz in the park, Seasonal events
Walks in the park
The entire town is a park, and beyond!
Spot of exercise
Hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, show shoeing, walking, driving, the entire area is one big outdoor gym :)
Day tripping
Hiking, canoeing, driving, biking, sailing, boating, fishing, 1:45 to Toronto, many regional recreational opportunities.

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