On the Eastern side of the 200-acre property the Wentzells built a small cabin. As Carol Wentzell, the youngest of 5 children told the Dreschers, he said 'My great, great granddaddy “cut a hole in the woods”' and that was the original homestead for the first permanent settlers on this farm.
The aboriginal people had come here for many years prior to this for the fishing, hunting, foraging, as the area is rich, abundant, and healing. They continued to visit and forage over the early years of the Wentzell family settlement.
The original farmhouse is what is known as the “woodshed”. A room called the “Chat Room”, the harvest kitchen, and a bathroom now occupy the rest of the 150-years-old original space. The rest of the house consists of at least 2 additions.
When the Drescher families were shown the house by Marion Wentzell in 1990, she walked through a doorway and said “Now, I’ll show you the new part”. That “new part”, built around 1856, was already 134 years old.
The Drescher family lived there happily for 28 years raising their family and welcoming the next generation.
Wentzell Farmhouse consists of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a dining room, kitchen, and 2 decks, both enclosed and open. There are 2 spacious halls, 2 fireplaces with inserts, and a front porch comfortable for early morning and late afternoon bird watching. The eastern view and central part of the home faces Wentzell Lake, a wide spot in the LaHave River.
One bedroom with a double bed and one bathroom (shared with cabin guests) are located on the main floor. There are 3 bedrooms and one bathroom upstairs. Two bedrooms have double beds and one has 2 twin beds. The house sleeps up to 8 people in 5 beds. Each bedroom faces a unique view of the farm, lake, forest, and garden.
The farmhouse is fully furnished. The kitchen is stocked with pots and pans, dishes and utensils, kettle, and coffee-maker. Linens and towels are provided. Heat is provided by the fireplaces, hot-water radiators, and the kitchen and dining area have in-floor radiant heat.
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Please note that availability can change quickly. There is a 2-night minimum charge on all accommodations and a firm no pets policy.
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