Foreman House is within easy walking distance to historic downtown Collingwood with all its restaurants, shops and harbour. Blue Mountain Ski Resort with it's village and Scandinave Spa are a 8-10 minute drive. Scenic Caves is a great tourist attraction (also a 10 minute drive). Wasaga Beach (the largest freshwater beach in the world) is a 15-20 minute drive. Golfing,hiking, biking and cross country skiing are all close by.
The apartment available for rent is a private space on the second floor with its own staircase. At the top of the stairs is a comfortable entry hall. To the left is a full kitchen with all new appliances including an apartment size refrigerator. The table seats four. A 3 pc. bathroom is off the kitchen, it has a large shower. Off the entry hall is a pleasant sitting room with two Eames lounge chairs and a rocker to read a book or grab a nap. To the right off the entry hall there is a large bedroom very nicely appointed with new queen mattress, pillows and bedding. There is plenty of storage as well as a desk in the bay. Wifi is available and the password will be provided. A great leather chair is at the foot of the bed that is sooo comfortable, you are in danger of not using the bed when you fall asleep in it.
A parking space for your use, is on the right side of the driveway. Use the old iron gate entering into the garden. After going through the trellis area around to the back, you enter a stone patio area with seating that you are welcome to enjoy. Here you will find a door into the mudroom. This is the entrance into the house you will use during your stay. The mudroom is a common space shared the home's owners. The door on the right is the staircase for your apartment. The door has a lock, for which you will be given a key for your security and privacy.
An orientation will be given to show you around the apartment and property. Guests are encouraged to call at any time should they need assistance or have questions.
We will provide a continental breakfast by stocking the refrigerator with yogurt, orange juice, fresh fruit, milk, eggs and bread and cheese. Cereals, oatmeal, coffee and tea will also be available.
We have a dog and a cat. Zeus is a Cane Corso, the Italian mastiff, and we will introduce you when you arrive.
There are examples of taxidermy throughout the house.
Apartment is on second floor with a staircase and is not wheelchair accessible.
Please CLOSE THE GATE when entering or leaving the garden, there is a dog in the main house that we don't want wandering due to a gate not closed. You will be introduced to Zeus so that you are comfortable with him. (And he with you.)
ALLERGIES?? Should you have allergies please be aware we have a dog and a cat on the premises. We also have wool rugs and use fabric softeners.
PLEASE NOTE: Check-in time is after 1:00 pm., in order to allow me to have your apartment ready for your arrival. We will prearrange your arrival time, a time that is convenient for you. Should you not be able to give an exact arrival time, or if plans change, as they often can, PLEASE CALL ME. Please give me a 15 min heads up of your expected arrival time. This is important because I wish to spare my elderly mother from having to orientate you to the apartment. She is very friendly and wants to be helpful but has a heart condition and should not climb the flight of stairs to the apartment. It will also spare you the anxiety of waiting should you find no one there to greet you.
Hello, First you should know that I think I live in a great location, Collingwood is a terrific community with lots to offer. My three sons have often told me that they loved growing up here. With skiing so close we are all avid skiers or snowboarders. This home has seen four generations of the family. With the boys all grown and moved away we find ourselves with too much room, so we opened an apartment up for Airbnb.