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Vernon
All Year: April to September
Area (ha): 32
Persons: 1-2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 9410
Region: BC, South Central

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Last Updated: March 27, 2020

Come spend some time at our ranch in the sunny Okanagan valley. Yes we still have bus service here since Greyhound ceased operating in western Canada. Ebus has taken over a route from Vancouver, Kelowna, Vernon & Kamloops so lucky for us. I feel wwoofers will have a hard time getting to their destinations this year so keep that in mind when you are looking for your next place. We are looking for helpers from April til September. We are open to short or longer term helpers. We are located on an 80 acre ranch 20 minutes from Vernon, B.C. on Bluenose road in the North Okanagan. After operating a child`s riding camp from 1991- 2017 we are now focusing on renting out our cabins/facility. We rent out our facility to clubs or groups for events, weddings, family reunions or getaways. We are ideally looking for a couple or 2 friends but a single person would work out great as well. Private accommodation would be in a 35` trailer fully equipped and permanently set up, with a queen bed in 1 room & a single bed in a room at the other end. We need help getting the cabins, cookhouse & grounds ready for the next group. We purchased a bathroom trailer & got it situated in place before winter but it still needs to be hooked up, skirted in, interior paint & such. Other tasks would include cleaning, lawn mowing, flower planting, gardening, & more. Other ongoing projects include getting the new viewpoint set up, fire mitigation, landscaping around the cabins and finishing off hiking/riding trails with benches, signs and a few personal touches. Some of the things you would be doing include painting, fencing, tractor work, building maintenance, irrigation, lawn mowing/yard maintenance, painting, cooking, cleaning. We are located beside Bluenose mountain which has great hiking trails with views of the valley. We will take you into town when you are not working and include you in family activities. You will leave feeling like one of the family. While we no longer have any horses of our own our tenants are hoping to operate horse boarding & trail riding on our property so you may be helping them as well.

reviews (12)
Helper: Thomas and Alexander Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 28, 2016
We spent one week in October on Aspengrove Equestrian Academy, enjoying a rai... view complete review

Helper: Lies and Nicholas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: May 12, 2016
Aspengrove is a beautiful place! The place holds lots of horses and lovely ... view complete review

Helper: Kaitlyn and Brendan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: August 28, 2015
Hilda, Lorne and Family were the best host family we could have asked for, es... view complete review

Helper: Lisa and Brad Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: June 17, 2015
We spent 2 weeks at Aspengrove in September 2014 (so sorry for the late revie... view complete review

Helper: Mats and Dominik Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 7, 2014
We had a really great time here! It was our first experience with helpX, eve... view complete review

Helper: Jozet and Bart Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: July 31, 2014
Had an awesome stay here. Hilda, Lorne and their family are nice and hospitab... view complete review

Helper: Lena Enz Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Switzerland Date: January 23, 2014
Never written a Review! (Bad me) I stayed with Hilda and Lorne in 2012 for... view complete review

Helper: Luca and Mike Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 11, 2013
We stayed with Hilda, Lorne and the rest of their very welcoming family for 1... view complete review

Helper: Lander Santos Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: June 7, 2013
I stayed with Hilda & Lorne for 1 week in late April 2013, it was my first fa... view complete review

Helper: Annabelle and Amanda Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: June 2, 2013
We stayed with Hilda and Lorne in April/May 2013 for two weeks. It was our fi... view complete review

Helper: Marc and Alyssa Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: September 29, 2012
Sorry it's taken so long to write this review! We spent a week and a half ... view complete review

Helper: Ryan and Amanda Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: June 20, 2012
Spent a wonderful 3 weeks here and loved it. Hilda, Lorne and the whole fami... view complete review

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