Share a few days with family or friends in a beautiful and well-equipped heritage home on a tree-lined street tucked under the escarpment in downtown Owen Sound. Enjoy your private indoor pool & hot tub, real fireplace, renovated kitchen, gas BBQ, & outdoor fire pit.
It's gorgeous right now in Grey-Bruce! Hike or cycle the trails, tour the local waterfalls, and sample the abundant harvest from local farms & vineyards.
Make Butchart Estate your own private retreat for a fall or winter getaway!
This heritage-designated Queen Anne style home was built for the Butchart family in 1891. The Butcharts became famous after they left Owen Sound for Victoria, B.C., where they developed their famous "Butchart Gardens". But they were gardeners here in Owen Sound too: this home once featured an attached conservatory for growing flowers. That area now houses an indoor pool and hot tub, which guests can enjoy year-round!
The historic Butchart Estate features beautiful craftsmanship and many architectural details: including elaborate leaded- and stained-glass windows, handsome woodwork on the main level, and a stunning main staircase with a bronze "Lady Liberty" on the newel post.
Guests can settle into the original four family bedrooms; all are ensuite, and bathrooms feature most of the original fixtures.
The recently renovated kitchen includes an electric downdraft cooktop, three ovens, espresso machine and a professional series refrigerator/freezer, as well as an island for informal dining for three or four. The formal diningroom - with a vintage Empire chandelier and a beautiful stained-glass bay window - seats 8.
At the present time, Butchart books full-house rentals only, so only one set of guests ever occupies the home at a time. Accordingly, guests have exclusive access to all the main floor rooms, as well as the indoor pool and hot tub: located just off the Great Room.
Laundry facilities are located on the east side of the pool room, if required.
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We are usually at the home to greet guests at arrival: to provide a quick tour of the home and facilities. After that... the house is yours!
Please note that we do maintain private family quarters in the top floor at Butchart, and - although we are usually out of town on weekends - this area is considered off-limits to guests. Except for a shared back entry, this area is completely separate from the rented portion of the house.
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Please note that we are a Netflix household, and there is no cable television in the home. Wifi password is shared with guests.
Planning a special girls' weekend? In-house spa services are available; we have a lash extension technician and esthetician team who will come to the house.
For a "bucket-list" weekend to remember, you can contract a remarkable young First Nations chef - Zach Keeshig - to cater a tasting menu for your group right at the house (about $65 pp for one of the best culinary experiences of your life).
Guests should note that Butchart is heated with the original radiator system. That means that - in winter - the bedroom level can be chilly, although guests can ward off the chill with our down duvets and plentiful wool blankets, or the electric fireplaces and space heaters.
(It also means that in summer, guests will make do with the "original" air conditioning: the cool night breezes through open windows, tilted transom windows in the bedrooms, and electric fans for extra comfort. On especially warm evenings, you can enjoy a cool dip in the pool before retiring!)
- A few additional guests may be accommodated by special arrangement. Please inquire first.
- Events or parties (bridal showers, small weddings, reunions, etc) by special arrangement only. Please contact host.
- Guest numbers cannot exceed the number of registered guests (usually 8)
- Butchart is an exceptional heritage home that has sheltered families and inspired guests for 125 years. We know our guests will help to preserve and protect it for the next century.
We are parents of four (only one at home now), and are enthusiastic travellers and experienced B&B operators. Now we also enjoy sharing our heritage home with guests who are looking for something special when they visit our area. A place to cook, a place to read, a nearby farmers market, a shaded hike, some great music, and somewhere to put in a canoe: that's our perfect stopping spot.