Twin Birch

About Us

Welcome! Gruezi! Willkommen! Bienvenu! Bienvenido!

Twin Birch Suites and Cottages offers a multitude of lodging options for those looking for a Prince Edward County Vacation in Wellington. Prime waterfront and lake view cottages and two different suites, Twin Birch has the right accommodations for you.

Spend your afternoons relaxing by the lake, canoeing, kayaking or venture off into Wellington for a spot of shopping or lunch. Located just minutes from Bloomfield and Picton, Wellington is the ideal base for your County Vacation.

With plenty of fine dining, art galleries and studios, and our multitude of wineries close by, Wellington possesses everything needed to give you an unforgettable vacation!

Carolin Boysen and Alex Lacher with daughter Linda Boysen

Born and raised in Switzerland, Carolin and Alex immigrated to Canada in May of 1999. In April 2000 they dived into their first experience in the tourism industry when they bought a cottage resort just north of Huntsville, Ontario (Muskoka area).

In the same year during high season, Linda was born at the local hospital. After six successful seasons as resort owners and managers, an irresistible offer was presented to them by a third party to purchase the business. Not wanting to give up on that opportunity and the chance to explore the west of Canada, the young family moved to the Okanagan Valley in BC, where Carolin was heavily involved in a private school through volunteering and a seat on the board of directors while Alex attended and completed a course in vineyard management.

At the same time, they started their own property management business which they kept on proceeding until they bought their current venture Twin Birch. After two years and feeling homesick for the beauty of Ontario, the family moved back to their starting point in Huntsville.

Beside the property management business, they expanded their house into a B&B, another successful involvement in the tourism industry. Slowly but surely getting tired of long winters up north (a sign of age!), it was decided that a change had to occur yet again.

After a 3 months research trip to Nicaragua it became clear however that the future should and would be in Canada, but this time somewhere in Prince Edward County. Luckily, in the spring of 2013, an opportunity presented itself when it was discovered that Twin Birch was for sale. It didn’t take long to get to an agreement with the previous owners and on July 2nd, 2013, a new chapter in their eventful life started for Carolin, Alex and Linda with the purchase of Twin Birch.

Resort Amenities

  • our resort is on town services therefore the tap water is safe to drink
  • each unit is air conditioned
  • pet friendly ($), please let us know at time of booking
  • complimentary season passes to Sandbanks and all other Provincial Parks
  • complimentary WIFI and satellite TV with DVD player
  • docking facilities ($)
  • canoe, stand-up paddle board and kayak rentals ($)
  • life jackets and safety kits
  • fish cleaning station
  • lawn chairs and loungers
  • bike rental; we have two city cruiser for a modest fee ($15/bike/day)
  • complimentary wine tasting cards from nearby wineries
  • travel information, maps and insider’s guide

 

Town Amenities – some within easy walking distance

  • Foodland grocery store
  • LCBO liquor store
  • Pharmacy/Drugstore
  • Home Hardware
  • Chiropractic
  • Hairdresser
  • Restaurants: East & Main, Drake Devonshire, Pomodoro Trattoria,
    Dari Bar, Soup Opera Market Bistro, Midtown Brewery
  • Hair Studios, Rock’n Rogers Pizza, Tim Hortons
  • 9-hole golf course
  • Public library
  • Farmers market
  • The Wellington Bakery
  • The Reel Thing, bait and tackle shop at the Wellington Harbour (boat launch and boat rental)
  • Stache on Main, Piano Launch and Art Gallery
  • Art galleries
  • Wellington Heritage Museum
  • Essroc Arena (home of the Wellington Dukes)
  • Tennis courts (bring your own rackets and tennis balls) and Baseball Diamond (bring own gear)
  • Gas Station
  • Wellington Rotary Beach with light house and board walk, wheel chair accessible, boat launch, public washrooms and showers
  • Wellington Park with kid’s playground

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Reservation, Deposit and Payment Policy

  • Reservations have to be followed by deposits of $50 for day bookings or $250 for 3 or more day bookings within 24 hrs to secure your reservation.
  • Deposits are:

– refundable with 14 days’ notice before arrival, subject to a $ 25 administration fee

– cancellation within 14 days of check in / arrival the full amount/reminder is due

Resort Policy

    • Check-in is after 3 pm, check-out by 10 am
    • We are not a party place, and we will not take group bookings therefore, quiet time between 10 pm and 8 am, please turn off the outdoor lights before you retire to bed
  • Pets are welcome but have to be on a leash at all times (please don’t allow marking around the cottages, flower beds etc.). A poop and scoop policy is strictly enforced (bags available at the office). Since we are not a PetResort nor a Dog park, please walk your dog off property as not to get burn marks on the shared by all lawn area.
  • Music is to be played inside only and on a level that isn’t disturbing to your neighbour.
  • Please book rentals at the office. Life jackets and safety kits for the use of any water craft is mandatory 
  • Garbage and Recycling bins are emptied once daily.
  • Thank you for leaving your unit clean and tidy when checking-out.
  • If you have any suggestions for improvements or comments in general, please fill in the form and we we’ll gladly be inspired by you.

 

 

Your hosts Carolin, Alex and Linda