Chickadee Cottage is located amid the natural woods and rock ridges on the Bruce Peninsula. It is an open concept cottage, with cozy quilts, artwork, screened porch and deck with large gas BBQ, firepit area, and beautiful gardens. The cottage is situated in the centre of the Peninsula which makes it close to the National Parks, Georgian Bay, Bruce Trail, sandy beaches, excellent kayaking, rock climbing at White Bluff and Lions Head, and Tobermory. The Chi-cheemaun Ferry sails between Tobermory and Manitoulin Island. The cottage is very private and has a large parking area. It is on the same 25 acres as our art studio and gallery, but down a short path through the woods. In May and June, there are wild orchids right outside the door. There are lots of birds to watch, and the cottage is on the migration route of the warblers. It has a double bed on the main floor and 2 single beds in a loft, plus a futon. Everything is supplied except towels and personal items. It rents for $150 per night. Or a 5 day booking from Sunday to Friday is $750. Plus a $40 cleaning fee. Visa and MC accepted. NOTE: the internet is not strong here, wifi available in Lions Head or Ferndale. Why not put down your devices and enjoy the beautiful nature all around!
Dragonfly Ridge Art Studio
On the same 25 acre property as Chickadee Cottage, we have our art studio and gallery. Here you can see original watercolours, oils, handbuilt clay, and photography. Lin Souliere is a elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC) and Carl Bell is a photographer. Our annual studio tour includes over 25 artists and studios in the area and happens mid August. On the August 1 holiday weekend, there is the annual Bruce Peninsula Art Show in Lions Head, featuring over 80 artists.
Chickadee Cottage is the perfect retreat for artists,photographers and hikers to spend time in nature.
Has one double bed, 2 single beds in loft, and a futon. All bedding is supplied. But please bring your own towels.
We just put in a full size hot water heater now!
Chickadee Cottage is 7 km to Lions Head on Georgian Bay. There you will find a sandy beach, marina, grocery store, bank, hospital, pharmacy, Bruce Trail, shops and LCBO and restaurants.
Ferndale is 7km away and has gas stations, restaurants, coffee shop and the Bruce Peninsula Artists Gallery that features the work of local artists.
Tobermory is about 25 minutes north and has lots of shops, galleries, the best Georgian Bay Whitefish, the Chi-cheemaun Ferry, and 2 National Parks. The Bruce Peninsula National Park is about 20 min north of the cottage and has excellent hiking out to Georgian Bay and the Grotto.
Wiarton is 25 minutes to the south, and has a 24 hr grocery store.
On Lake Huron, which is about 10 minutes away on the west coast of the peninsula, there is Sandy Beach, a favourite place for people to catch some sun and swim.
There is excellent rock climbing at White Bluff, just 5 min from cottage, and on the escarpment at Lions Head. There is great kayaking along the cliffs of the Niagara escarpment just minutes away.+ More