|Our 134 acre property features pastures, farm animals, Turkish Boz Shepherd LGDs, forests with extensive hiking trails and a robust creek running through it. The house, renamed Castle Rowanchilde, is spacious and affords guests their own private space on the upper floor with beautiful art on the walls, a comfortable seating area with smart tv and a selection of dvds. Guests also enjoy full access to large kitchen, dining area, den with fireplace, sunroom and balcony and meditation/yoga/retreat space. Marble and wood floors, art, crystals, exotic furniture and sculptures from Rajasthan and India, outdoor spaces to enjoy including an outdoor fire pit (night burning only) and an area to BBQ. Expansive, ever changing big sky, spectacular sunsets and star studded night skies (when weather permits). Enjoy birdwatching. Our land is home to the Bobolink, an endangered species that makes its nest in tall grasses in early summer. Bring your telescope and enjoy stargazing! Fly a kite in our open pastures. Host your wedding reception or an artist or healing retreat! Our delicious, alkaline water comes from a 300 foot artesian and measures 9 pH. Great for health and digestion.
An entire upper mezzanine floor of the house with 5 bedrooms that can sleep up to 20 people* 2 full bathrooms and 1 powder room (main floor), lovely views of sunrise, den with fireplace (main floor), a coffee and tea station with small fridge an extensive library, fully equipped kitchen access, dining room and sunroom and balcony where guests can enjoy gorgeous sunsets. *Camping is available during summer and autumn months for $35 per night plus tax. Until such time that we build outdoor compost toilets and portable showers, campers will have access to main floor bathroom without shower.
Interaction with guests
Entirely up to guests how much or little they wish to interact with us. Raven and I are happy to guide guests on a hike on our property and/or take a short drive to spectacular Papineau waterfalls or the gorgeous sandy beach at Kamaniskeg Lake, a 15 minute drive east. We can also recommend places to see or shop or dine in the area.
Beautiful Nature with abundant forests and trails, pristine rivers, lakes and waterfalls. Big sky, gorgeous colourful sunsets and sunrises and a spectacular night sky fillled with stars and planets. Bring your telescope! Fly a kite in the winds that rise up on the horizon and awaken your inner child! Breathe fresh air! Plenty of arts, antique shops and local culture in nearby Maynooth, Bancroft, Combermere and Barry’s Bay. Just 25 minutes from the spectacular maple studded forests, rocky ridges, and pure lakes and rivers in Algonquin Park.
Other things to note
Musclow Greenview is rich in mineral deposits of quartz, granite, micah, feldspar, in particular, diopside and albite. The frequencies of these semi-precious minerals can uplift the mood and have profound healing effects on the body, mind, and soul. Walk barefoot on the land whenever possible. The healing properties of diopside include heart opening, healing of heart wounding and releasing repressed grief – which is why diopside is called “the crying stone”. Albite brings calm, clarity of the mind and enhances intuitive and psychic abilities.
At the moment, not suitable for pets. However, we are planning to build an outdoor kennel for canine guests in the future. Stairs may not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 3 years)
We have 1 house dog, a 10 year old hairless terrier named MacTavish, who tends to shy away from crowds and loud noises. Our 2 Turkish Boz Shepherd LGDs (Livestock Guardian Dogs), Tor and Khaleesi work in the pasture protecting our 2 Icelandic sheep, our alpacas and other animals. Because they are working dogs, we need guests to stay out of the fenced-in pasture, unless accompanied by Daemon or Raven. Designated space for smoking is outside. An ashtray is provided. Please do not leave butts lying around. Also be mindful of energy conservation and turn off lights in rooms that are not being used. If you are bringing garbage bags to use, please select the transparent bags as these are the only ones accepted at the dump. Kitchen access is closed at 9pm. Be mindful to soften loud voices and heavy foot steps after 11pm. Thank you.