Carolyn has a BA in Education and was both a Teacher in Manitoba and Home Schooled our older three children until grade 7. She also had her own craft store and was a successful Pampered Chef distributor for many years. Most recently she was the Store Manager at Michaels here in Brandon until her health prevented her from continuing at her job. Carolyn is the visionary in our business and keeps everything on track. She also does all the crocheting for our Gift Shop and is always trying different patterns, and wants to expand our product line to include many other items such as Charcuterie boards, mugs, t-shirts, soap and other items that we will make in our home.
Cam is retired from the Canadian Forces, where he served the majority of his 25-year career at CFB Shilo in the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. Cam also deployed overseas with the United Nations in Cyprus, and twice with NATO in Bosnia. After he retired he worked as a Commisionaire, then went into Retail working at Home Depot and McMunn and Yates Building center, where he became the Yard Manager before getting a Cetificate in Business Administration at ACC. Now he enjoys spending time with our horses, doing home renovations, working on the business website, marketing on Sosial Media and learning to due gardening and minor landscaping.
Our home was built in 1902 and Brandon Heritage has a page on the history of our home:
We are opening up two fully renovated (non-smoking) rooms and a bathroom, in our unique circa 1902-character home for guests to stay during your stay in Brandon, Manitoba. There are family pets, but they are separate from the guest wing and all rooms are routinely sanitized and cleaned. Our home has a forced air furnace and central air to ensure comfort year-round.
For your safety and ours the house and grounds are monitored 24/7 by VIVINT security, with a fire sensor, sensors on all the external doors and four cameras, to ensure everyone has a peaceful stay.
Check out our Instagram and Facebook pages! Pre-order little crocheted items: Baby Yoda, Giraffes, Pooh Bear, Piglet, Eeyore, Bumble Bees, Llamas, Baby Blankets and other children's plush toys are available for custom ordering. or treat yourself or someone else with a handmade Eco-Friendly Spa Scrubby Gift Box Set: (2x Facecloths, a Shower pouf, 7x Reusable Make-up Removal Pads, and a Wash bag for Reusable Make-up Removal Pads). Prices vary by size and degree of difficulty making them.
Not staying long but want a one-of-a-kind spot to take the perfect picture? From selfies and family and engagement photos, we've got you covered. Book an appointment and the yard is yours! (Photography services not included.) firstname.lastname@example.org
As our way to protect our property and ensure that you are the only one using the property sessions must be booked in advance, we charge $5 per person and then donate the money collected to the Brandon Bear Clan Patrol, as our way of supporting our community.
Additional donations can also be made by e-Transfer to email@example.com
Taking Bookings as of Aug 15 2021
- Free private guest parking at the back of the house.
- Guests access house through side door, where there is a boot room, just off of the common Music Room
- Free WIFI and use Roku TV included with your experience.
- meals other than a continental breakfast are not provided,
- the kitchen and can be accessed between 9am and 9pm to prepare food.
- Guests can also use the BBQ and deck space as well as the yard.
If required there is a laundry room next to the kitchen.
However, the remainder of the house is private.
- Located two blocks from Downtown Brandon. Check out the local restaurants, pubs, and shops!
- Mini refrigerator with Britta available and Keurig Coffee maker with pods in the single guest room.
Whether this is your first visit or you're an old friend, we're here for you every step of the way and are committed to your experience being a great one.
There are many sites to see and do in Brandon and Western Manitoba, feel free to check out http://brandontourism.com/ for more information, or ask one of us for our favorite locations.