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Nipissing Pie bird vegan FarmStay

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113 Chapman's Landing Rd Nipissing Village, Nipissing, Ontario P0H 1W0 Canada
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We celebrate 10 years of being a vegan agri-tourism destination, a happy home for animal-friends & heirloom seed co. Guests can enjoy the main guesthouse/B&B (a unique century country house with ornately embossed tin walls and ceilings throughout). Staying at the farm supports the animal friends who live here are in sanctuary and the advocacy we do on behalf of farmed animals. Homegrown vegan fare available. Come be a part of the peace that is Piebird!
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a8dnas89a wrote a review Oct. 2018
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We had high expectations for our 2 night stay at Piebird. When we first walked into the cottage there was a strong smell of must. We assumed it was from the windows not being open and the cottage not being aired out. We thought the place was very cute and cozy so we opened the windows; however the smell did not seem to go away. It seemed like the place hadn’t been occupied in at least a month. There was dust in every inch of the cottage and you could tell the cottage hadn’t been cleaned throughly in a long time. When we went to cook not all cooking utensils were clean and there was mouse poop in all the drawers and kitchen appliances (in the utensils drawer, in pots and pans etc.) The place is cute/vintage/farm stay type feel and it is a nice place, however, it was filthy and not appropriate to allow people to stay. We were very unhappy with our stay and expected more cleanliness and a better accommodation considering the high price. The hosts were inconsiderate, considering they heard all of our complaints and didn’t seem to care nor did they do anything.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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J M wrote a review May 2018
Ottawa, Canada18 contributions9 helpful votes
The family went the past weekend to Piebird. What an amazing experience. Yan and Sherry were wonderful people and our two kids loved meeting all the friends around the sanctuary. From Bill ,Roy, Acorn,and Laura, there were so many memorable encounters the kids had. The cottage was incredibly relaxing, and gave us the opportunity to enjoy a weekend together. We definitely plan on going back and supporting the great work that Yan and Sherry do.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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stacy0513 wrote a review Aug. 2017
Sudbury, Canada7 contributions2 helpful votes
Sherry and Yan are the most friendly, welcoming and loving people you will ever have the pleasure to be acquainted with. We stayed in the Birdhouse Cottage which was very charming and cozy with much to occupy oneself for those rainy days or much-needed solitude. The supper they prepared for us was outstanding and will have you coming back for more. The best thing about Piebird is the opportunity to make friends with the many and delightful non-human persons who reside there. Considering the amount of animal friends nearby, it was unbelievable how peaceful and quiet the cottage was. We can't wait to return to this peaceful paradise!
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Luisa D wrote a review Aug. 2017
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada3 contributions2 helpful votes
We were at Piebird for four days in August, and found it to be an enchanting, life-changing experience. The setting is idyllic -- wildflowers, lots of fragrant forest all around, beautifully designed amenities and dark night skies that allow you to marvel at the multitude of stars above. The place is full of warmth and love. It's an animal sanctuary, and all of the animals who live there possess distinctive personalities. They are well cared for and treated as individuals with dignity. If you love animals, this is a place that will develop your understanding. Sherry and Yan are wonderful hosts. We stayed in the Birdhouse Cottage which is equipped with everything you need to be comfortable, including a wood stove for warmth in winter and a splendid library. We can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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b3lla2016 wrote a review Dec. 2016
Barrie, Canada1 contribution15 helpful votes
It was mine and my husband’s 8th wedding anniversary so I wanted to get away from the house. I googled Vegan B&B’s as my husband and I are pescatarians. I stumbled across PieBird and was intrigued. The pictures looked very appealing and the animals sold me on the stay. I absolutely love animals and grew up visiting my grandparents farm regularly. At Piebird there is a minimum of 2 days stay so I booked two nights in the house, not the cottage, which cost us $435.00 total with taxes. Getting to the B&B was very simple and drive up north was lovely. Once we arrived at the property Sherry was doing some work around the outside of the house. We both got out of the car to say “Hi” and ask where to leave the car. She advised where we parked was fine and that she would be with us in a bit to show us our room. It seemed that what she was attending to at the moment was of more importance as she didn’t really engage in any initial conversation and it all seemed very awkward and rushed. The only real question we got asked was if we were the guest staying in the Cottage and we were not. We got our stuff out of the car and made our way to the house. We were showed to our room and the washroom situation was explained. As the house is quite old, the toilet does not flush automatically as it’s a manual toilet. You flush using a paddle on the side of the toilet and then use a jug filled with water to help the process. We were given a piece of soap that was the length of a pen cap and the thickness of an eraser. We then went downstairs for some “complementary tea?” which was made of herbs picked from the garden. The tea wasn’t served very hospitality in my option and it was just on the counter in the kitchen, again still very awkward. I then wanted to engage in some conversation with Sherry as I had tons of questions about the house, the farm, the animals and the B&B itself as this was my first time at a B&B, which I did tell her in my email when I reached out to confirm if my stay was secure. I could tell she wasn’t in the mood to answer any questions by the look on her face. I asked if I was asking to many questions and she replied “you’re just excited”. We were showed around the kitchen and were told we would have muffins made for breakfast. From that point my husband and I figured we’d just kept to ourselves for the evening and went out on the town. We suggest Cecils Brewhouse in North Bay for some great food and live entertainment. We came back later in the night to find the fire place was lit for us but no extra wood was left for refilling. Sherry came out to ask us how our visit to North Bay was and started to tell us she was worried about the guest staying in the Cottage as they have not arrived yet. The next morning, I woke up to chattering outside and figured the Cottage guests must have arrived. It seemed they were getting a bit of a tour of the property and meeting the animals. We then went down for breakfast to find some granola in a jar, almond milk, some fruit and muffins waiting in the kitchen. We weren’t sure if we could help ourselves or not, again a bit awkward but we helped ourselves. My husband has a large appetite and is an active 6’1 foot man so a small bowl of granola wasn’t a very sufficient breakfast . We decided to walk outside to see the animals. Sherry and Yan were nowhere to be found. On our way back from our walk we ran into Yan by the chicken coop who introduced himself and we chatted for a bit, however never asked if we wanted to meet the animals. While the three of us were chatting, Sherry walked up to ask Yan a question and their interaction was very awkward. He told her he would be with her in a bit as we were in the middle of a conversation. She walked off not too pleased, seemed she was attending to important matters yet again. At this point we didn’t want to hang around and went cannoning. Cannoning was probably the most memorable event of our trip and we really enjoyed it. You are able to use the canoes by the river with no charge. We noticed there was a sauna down by the river as well however in order to use it you must pay extra, which we found odd as $435.00 for two days is quite steep. The last night of our stay we went out again on the town and again came home to a lit fire however no extra wood left. I was tempted to go get some from the huge pile outside as I knew the night would be cold but my husband advised me to not to step on anyone’s toes. I woke up that morning and it was indeed cold in the room and making your way to the washroom in your pj’s wasn’t fun. It also didn’t help that there seemed to be a mouse in the wall that kept us up all night. Granted the house to super old and its bound to happen however traps should be placed around the house and guests should be advised of the little guests in the walls. That morning we went down for breakfast and we were joined by the cottage guests. We were served coffee and pancakes however there was only 2 pancakes per person and only one little pot of coffee made for 4 people. My husband drinks 2 regular size cups on his own. During breakfast the cottage guest were given pamphlets and Sherry was engaging in conversation about vegan spots in North Bay, where to find vegan food, what to do and so on and so forth. I had to ask if I could get a pamphlet for myself as I was not offered one while sitting in the mist of the conversation. After breakfast my husband and I just wanted to leave so we packed up and thanked Sherry and left. We told her to thank Yan as well as we did not see him since the chicken coop chat. As you can gather from my lengthy review I did touch on many points and if you’ve reached this far into the review I will explain a couple of things. I am not a person whom expects to be catered too what so ever. I work in the hospitality/food and beverage industry and have been for many years. I am aware of how far $435.00 goes in this economy. I don’t feel that at this price I should be given the minimal in regards to soap, coffee, fire wood and breakfast. I also don’t expect lavish but I do expect to be acknowledged and given the same treatment as someone whom is spending more money to rent a cottage or reminded of your concern for them. I felt that everything was minimal at this B&B. I felt like I needed to pitch in to help conserve where possible. That’s not my perception of a vacation, I can do that within the walls of my own home. I was very hurt by the comment made in the kitchen in regards to my excitement. Yes, I was very excited to be there. Yes, I was very excited to take a trip with my husband which I don’t get too very often. Yes, I was very excited to meet the animals and to explore North Bay. I will say this, I got the impression Sherry is just over it all and barely hanging on. Yes, the house is falling apart. Yes, we can tell they do not have the funds to fix it up or hire someone to help out. Yes, the passion is lost as it is evident. It is not what you see in the pictures. There is no genuine customer service, unless your staying at the cottage I suppose. The B&B is scraping by in my opinion and I found it a waste of money to stay there. Sherry has a lot to learn in regards to customer service and how to treat everyone equally. It’s not all about marketing yourself. Each customer is valuable and deserve the same treatment everyone else does. If you running a business you need to learn to put on your smile even if you don’t want to and make a lasting impression if you want to succeed. We don’t need to see or be made aware of your irritation with your spouse as that just makes everyone uncomfortable. Customer service is everything in this day and age and there was non at the B&B. After leaving my husband and I joked that if you can charge an arm and a leg for nothing how about we open a B&B ourselves and buy a goat for the attraction. I know how to be minimalist, it easy.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nipissing Pie bird vegan FarmStay
Which popular attractions are close to Nipissing Pie bird vegan FarmStay?
Nearby attractions include Matthews Maple Syrup (7.9 km), Nipissing Museum (0.5 km), and Becker's Berry Patch (0.03 km).
What food & drink options are available at Nipissing Pie bird vegan FarmStay?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is Nipissing Pie bird vegan FarmStay located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Nipissing.