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Wishing Well Sanctuary

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· Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario
51 acres
6 sites
6 Lodging
Wishing Well Sanctuary is a sanctuary for rescued farm animals. The Sanctuary was started in 2011. It is 51 acres, has 3 ponds and a playground. There are pigs, cows, sheep, goats, geese, chickens, turkeys and a llama. All of our beautiful animals have been rescued and given a second chance at life! We encourage all guests to visit and interact with our animals. You may help with the chores (prepare their food, feed them, put them to bed), it is completely voluntary. Or you can watch the chores—it is quite the sight to see and hear a 600lb pig charge towards breakfast!
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Paddling
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Forest
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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario, CanadaTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Annette S.Joined in January 2022
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26 ratings · 19 reviews
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Seth L.recommends
September 26, 2022
Pig Palace - Wishing Well Sanctuary
We booked this trailer as a surprise for my sibling’s birthday and had the best time. Annette was so wonderful, made sure we were comfortable and had what we needed for a great stay. Highly recommend the movie night in the barn, it was the perfect activity on a cool night for a spooky movie. I look forward to another visit in the future.
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Emma K.recommends
September 24, 2022
Glamping at The Koi Pond
Glamping with the animals
Glamping at the koi ponds was fantastic! Beautiful tent and lots of space. The paddle boat and kayaks were lots of fun (bring rubber boots for getting them in and out of the pond) Great cooking setup and cozy fire area. We went late in the season so it was pretty chilly but the extra blankets helped! The staff and animal care takers are very friendly and helpful, thunder the Llama gives kisses and the pigs and goats love their snacks! Will definitely be back again in the summer!
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Trevor M.recommends
September 19, 2022
Glamping at The Koi Pond
Great weekend getaway !
We had the best time ! The animals are so much fun, the people are so accommodating, everyone is so nice and friendly ! You can’t find a better spot !
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Christie P.recommends
September 13, 2022
Glamping at The Koi Pond
Glamping was so fun!
It’s a cozy and lovely experience being at Koi Pond. Nice to be able to meet the animals and have a nice relaxing time Glamping! Thank you for such an amazing stay!
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Monica H.recommends
September 7, 2022
The Robin's Nest--Bunkie on a Farm
So many things stood out that it is difficult to narrow it down! Annette and Marc are so friendly and they both took the time with us during our stay. The farm tour was so detailed and it was amazing to meet the animals. The tent is located in a lovely spot and the farm was so easy to find
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Aidan H.recommends
August 27, 2022
Glamping at The Koi Pond
My girlfriend and I loved this experience! Annette, Marc and everyone else involved were incredibly kind and welcoming. The animals are well loved and are such a joy to meet. If you’re looking for a relaxing glamping experience I highly recommend this.
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Bailey M.recommends
August 21, 2022
The Llama Lounge at Wishing Well
Llama Lounge stay
Llama lounge was a great place to stay. Annette and Marc are lovely and super helpful. Annette responds very quickly and was very accommodating. The trailer was very clean and the space was very cozy. It was pretty hot while we were there during the day, so the only downside was that there was no a/c - but fans were provided to cool off! The animals are hilarious and sweet. It was great to be able to interect with/feed them. We would definitely return!
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Holly Y.recommends
August 14, 2022
Glamping at The Koi Pond
First time Glamping
Spent the weekend glamping at the Koi Pond with my five year old son and had an amazing time! We loved kayaking on the pond and the Barn Moovie Theatre! If you have kids the outdoor games package add on is a must! We also added on the vegan charcuterie platter from the Living Platter which was fantastic as well as ordered the vegan meats, just eggs and cheese through Annette which made shopping a breeze. Annette and Marc were fantastic hosts - so prompt and helpful to reply from the moment we booked to all throughout our stay. The tour of the animals was also fun and informative. The accommodations and property were gorgeous and the bed was oh so comfortable. We had an amazing time! Thank you again!!!
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Randi J.
August 12, 2022
Pig Palace - Wishing Well Sanctuary
Great view
Overall, had a great experience. But I had the impression the lot had more space, as in I thought it was bit more remote from the other sites. But it was not we were side by side to another RV. I tried to go online to figure out more about Wishing Well as there seems to be a back story to this cute spot, there were volunteers saying they have been helping for 8 years there. Annette was helpful at arrival to show how to use the camper. I wish there was a way to use the awning. Note, theres no shade outdoors at the camper. But it's like folks who were at the sanctuary didn't know we were arriving. For instance, I had added the farm chores but even though we made time daily, nobody seemed to be able to delegate to us how to feed/help. So that was a disappointment for my child more than me. We just watched but my 4 year was like let's ask, as I thought it would be more hands on. I don't know what it was, but also, my friend has been here in the past and had a similar experience (it didn't go so well) So eventhough Annette could greet us, she was removed from the sanctuary and we were not integrated into the space.
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Sweta B.recommends
August 3, 2022
Glamping at The Koi Pond
Annette and Marc are the best hosts! So accommodating and friendly. This was our second visit and we loved it. We'll be back!
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Kristina C.recommends
July 9, 2022
The Robin's Nest--Bunkie on a Farm
AMAZING glamping experience
We loved staying at wishing well! The site was LOVELY, it was so unique and wonderful to get to know the animals, and the hosts were SO HELPFUL! Such a great experience. A true hidden gem, so close to home. Will definitely be back!
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Mollie C.recommends
July 7, 2022
The Llama Lounge at Wishing Well
My kids loved Hector the Turkey!
Lovely spot. Sweet little trailer. Laid back place to roam and connect with animals. So fun to connect with all those involved in this sanctuary. The movie night was an extra special treat.
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Sandy T.recommends
July 3, 2022
The Robin's Nest--Bunkie on a Farm
Everything was amazing! Gorgeous setting. Everything you could possibly need was provided. Beds are super comfy. Everyone is very friendly and we got to spend time with the Thunder, the llama as well as the sheep! We helped feed the pigs and goats. Hector the turkey is absolutely gorgeous! It was such a relaxing atmosphere. I wish i could have stayed for a week!
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Katy R.recommends
July 1, 2022
The Llama Lounge at Wishing Well
The kids had a blast helping take care of the animals and Annette and Marc were wonderful hosts you really went out of their way to ensure we had a great experience!
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Michelle F.recommends
June 23, 2022
Glamping at The Koi Pond
This was such an amazing experience! All the staff were so welcoming and helpful. We had the opportunity to help with evening feeding. We got to interact with all the animals and made lots of friends. The glamping tent was so clean and cute! The bed was very comfortable and the blankets with so cozy! Highly recommend the wishing well sanctuary for your next getaway !
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Mah B.recommends
June 1, 2022
Camping With The Cows--Wishing Well
Camping with the Cows Experience!
We stayed at the Camping with the Cows @ the Wishing Well Sanctuary - and what an experience it was! How unique is it to wake up to seeing healthy happy cows graze! My daughter loved it, and we did too. It was nice to connect with nature so effortlessly. We strongly advise you to book well in advance - it is an enriching experience! Residence: The RV is just like in the pictures. It is very spacious and very clean. In fact the pictures for the Lama Lounge & Pig Palace are just the same: clean, spacious and so new! It was also fun to watch movies in the evening, as there was a DVD player (300 movies to choose from) in the RV. The shower and bathroom were also clean and made for a comfortable stay. Activities: - The outdoor games package was useful for our daughter to keep busy in the afternoons and play. I would suggest it, if you are into that. - The chores are a fun experience and it's free, so it's nice to book in that experience. - The guided tour is nice and personal. Lots to learn about the animals and get to meet them personally. - If you are there for a Wednesday, jump on the Wagon ride and see the Koi Pond. It's fun! Hosts: Annette and Marc are lovely people and wonderful hosts! They answered all our questions and ensured our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. This was the first time we stayed in an RV, and so I msged Annette a few times in the day and evening and she was quick to respond. Dining: The kitchen inside is ideal it has all you need!
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Zoe C.recommends
May 29, 2022
The Llama Lounge at Wishing Well
The trailer was clean, well supplied and beautiful. The lot was also perfectly maintained. We loved interacting with the animals and everyone was so friendly and kind.
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Marisa V.recommends
May 22, 2022
The Llama Lounge at Wishing Well
Love for the Llama Lounge
Staying in the Llama Lounge was great fun for our whole family. The children loved the starlight movie experience and the lawn toys. We all loved the animals and the friendly, helpful faces ready to teach us. It was a wonderful way to spend our weekend. We hope to come back soon.
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Freada V.recommends
March 27, 2022
Country Loft-Wishing Well Sanctuary
So awesome
This is my favourite place! The environment is beyond peaceful and the animals just brighten your whole day! We love this place so much, this is our second time here and already have our third visit booked! I highly recommend coming to stay at the wishing well!
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