"This place is magical!" Since moving here in 2004, Val and Brent have worked with the natural diversity of this 42 acre farm to create an ecological haven. Heartwood has always welcomed friends to experience the joys of a regenerative farm life -- our overnight farmstay program offers an adult retreat experience (check out our website to learn about our day experiences -- s
"This place is magical!" Since moving here in 2004, Val and Brent have worked with the natural diversity of this 42 acre farm to create an ecological haven. Heartwood has always welcomed friends to experience the joys of a regenerative farm life -- our overnight farmstay program offers an adult retreat experience (check out our website to learn about our day experiences -- some family-friendly).
In 2017, we opened a small, artisanal cidery on our farm. When you arrive, we’ll give you a warm Heartwood welcome, invite you for a glass of cider on the woodland patio, and provide enough of a farm orientation to be able to create your own adventure. Cuddle the piglets, explore our woodland and pasture trails, hang out in the barn for some farmyard therapy, pick fruit while walking the forest garden labyrinth, and if you're curious about the life of a farmer, tag along with Val to do the chores and dig deeper into the wonder of regenerative agriculture.
We have three separate sites for our canvas platform tents. Sunrise Suite and Orchard Oasis are nestled between our pastures and orchards, offering farm life immersion. Spruce Sanctuary offers more seclusion and privacy in one of our farm's woodland zones. All of our tents come fully furnished with a super-comfy queen-sized bed, bedside tables, and furnished patio. You will have access to a well-equipped outdoor kitchen and neat and tidy outhouse. There is also a fire-pit, with firewood supplied at your site for your evening campfire and stargazing. Please note that each of the tent sites is a modest walk from it's parking spot -- you'll have access to a dedicated Gorilla Cart wagon to help you get your gear to where you need it!
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
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Best camping experience by far!!!
This place is by far the most amazing wholesome place me and my boyfriend have ever been!! The nicest people, amazing scenery , the hole vibe of being on a farm and the cider is the best we’ve ever had !! Our first visit made us decide that this place will be our place to come back every summer! We were very sad to leave but so happy we found heartwood it truly is the best place to visit if you like camping even if you don’t , you’ll still enjoy even a night !! Val and Brent along with there children are the nicest most genuine people you’ll ever meet I’m so lucky to have had this experience!!
Pigs and ciders and llamas, oh my!
Our stay at Heartwood Farm & Cidery was incredibly unique and memorable. Val and Brent welcomed us with open arms and answered all of our questions about farm and cidery life. We loved spending time with all of the animals, especially the pigs and Reggie the kitten, and learning about regenerative farming. The tent was absolutely gorgeous and the outdoor kitchen was a great amenity to have. Heartwood Farm & Cidery is a wonderful place to connect with nature while enjoying some delicious ciders (Eve Goes Badass is a must-try). Thank you Val and Brent for your kindness and hospitality!
True farmstay camping!
Val was great to communicate with, and we felt very well orientated with the space once we arrived. Her family was very welcoming and a joy to chat with. We felt like we had a lot of independence exploring the area and the opportunity to join in on the farm. The weather wasn't in our favour for a portion of our time their but we brought lots of indoor activities to keep us busy. Val even supplied a fan that helped keep us cool during the humid rainy time. The farm animals had to have been my favourite part, it was so nice to wake up in the wildflower garden with piggies running around. A truly unique experience and I will have to return again.
The photos are exactly what you will see at Heartwood. Val and her son greeted us when we arrived, the cider tasting was such a treat and a lovely way to learn about their cider. Their shop is filled with items made with local ingredients and there was plenty of time to spend with the animals. The regenerative nature of the farms focus was a delight to experience and you will see bees, butterflies, pigs, cows, llamas, chickens, sheep and their garden (squash, basil, etc.). Brent helped us when we purchased things to go and the family was helpful, personable and extremely engaged in the farm (including their focus on changing the way they farm). The tent was secluded and near the pig family and the outhouse was clean and well stocked. The kitchen is a few steps from the tent and the fire pit had two wonderful Adirondack chairs for lounging. The bed was a delight to sleep on and I had the best sleep listening to the sounds of nature. So many things to share about our stay; will definitely return!
Extraordinary camping experience!
You should expect a very warm welcome and a delightful stay to sum it up!!
My partner and I had a pleasure to meet Val and hear about all her stories.
Peaceful, relaxing and enjoyable experience. You can hang out in the farm and meet the cute kitten yet have your own tent and alone time when you need it. Would highly recommend!
We had a wonderful time at Heartwood! Val and family are so warm and welcoming and the farm property is so beautiful. We loved getting to interact with the animals and had such a relaxing time in the beautiful Orchard Oasis Suite! The outdoor kitchen was a huge added bonus! We loved our stay!
Our visit to Val’s property was a magical weekend. It was so much fun to visit the farm animals and baby pigs. The tent and bed were clean and comfortable, and the outdoor kitchen was well maintained and convenient. Highly recommend.
What a unique accommodation! The cute cider house, friendly farm animals, and gorgeous campsite/tent were all highlights of our stay. The Orchard Oasis tent was right beside the orchard where you could walk around and pick and eat some delicious fruit. Val was a great host and showed us around the farm and introduced us to some cute farm animals including piglets, cats, dog, sheep and llama! We felt very well taken care of.
The site felt very private from the other tent near by.
We would love to come back in the near future!
Thank you again to Val and her family for being great host