COVID-19 Emergency Measures Special Instructions

Please note other COVID related instructions elsewhere on this page.

It is important to the health and safety of yourselves and guest, ourselves as hosts and the the guest following you that you follow these directions.  When you booked we asked you to confirm that, to the best of your knowledge you have not come into contact with a person that has COVID-19 or have been out of the country in the last 14 day.  We accepted your booking on that basis.  If that has changed please let us know ASAP so that we can account for it. 

When you check out we ask you to take the following steps to protect us all.

  • Use the lysol wipes provided in the kitchen cabinet above the sink to wipe down all surfaces including chairs, door knobs, light switches, taps and remotes. 
  • Please leave the bedding all on the bed. Don’t worry about making the bed. We will strip the sheets, pillow cases and covers. Please leave used towels, face cloths, etc on the bathroom floor.
  • Please empty bathroom garbage into kitchen garbage. Take garbage, compost and recycling and empty into proper containers in the lean-to that is left of the one door red garage. There should be blue recycling bins, grey garbage cans and the green compost bin to empty the items in.
  • If smoking please place used butts in the green container outside  the sliding glass doors. Please empty these butts into the garbage when you leave. 
  • Please put all the dirty dishes in the dishwasher and turn on. If need help, please ask. 

Contact Us

  • DO NOT Come Knock on house door, Instead text or if urgent call
    • Thom Mills Cell – 647-333-8371
    • Lisa Mills Cell – 289-879-8371

Keys / Access

Key – Coat Rack Right

Our Cabin is a private and secluded location; people do not just drive or wander by. We accept no responsibility for your property while on our property.  The doors currently are keyed and a key is provided for your peace of mind hanging on Coat Rack right end. We also maintain a set of keys.  We will respect your privacy but do retain our right to enter the cabin should that need arise.  If this does arise, we will make every attempt to contact you before entering. 

Safety & Fire Alarm

The Cabin has a smoke alarm.  If it sounds and you detect smoke, you can leave through either of the cabin’s doors.  There is a fire extinguisher mounted on the left side of the coat rack.

Be aware of the steps at the entrance / exit doors.

Lights

There are light switches to the left of both doors.  The switches that are sliders are dimmers that will dim the main room lighting. 

The switches at the North door provide the following from left to right … Outside light, kitchen lighting, centre lighting.

The switches at the South door provide the following from left to right …

sleeping area lighting, our door and out house lighting.

Kitchen                                   

COVID-19 Emergency Measures Special Instructions – Food Delivery

If you are coming to self-isolate, food delivery can be arranged.  The easiest way to do this is for you to place an order with FoodLand, the local grocery store. Email them at fld3276schomberg@sobeys.com providing them with your name, phone number and list or ordered items and your preferred pick up day (they may need at least 2 days notice). They will call you to confirm the the order details and get a credit card number. When the order is ready, you can let us know and we can pick up for you. If you like, you can have your order placed so that we have your food in your accommodations ready for you before you arrive.

We trust you find in the kitchen all that you need to enjoy your stay from plates and cutlery through to cooking utensils.  It features a fridge, stove / range, sink, cabinet, pots, pans and accessories.  Please use responsibly.  You are welcome to use the cabinet space to best suite your use, but please set it to the way you found it.

Garbage, Recycling and Organic Waste

There is a small garbage bin in the right most lower kitchen cabinet.  You will find additional bags for it in that area as well.  Small bags of garbage can be placed in the large animal proof garbage bin just outside the main door.  Recycling bins (blue and / or gray) are located in the kitchen area as well.  An Organic Waste Bin (light brown) located in the kitchen area. The Organic Waste Bin MUST ONLY INCLUDE ORGANIC WASTE.  If these both become filled, or when leaving simply tie the bag and take to our garbage disposal area.  To find this area, please note the two red garages directly across from the main house.  The smaller garage to the West (left) has a garbage bins beside or behind it.  There is a also a small red building behind that garage.  Please put recycling in the blue recycling bins there and place compost in the green compost bins there.   The Organic Waste (“green”) Bin MUST ONLY INCLUDE ORGANIC WASTE. no plastic or paper towels.  

Restroom

You will find these facilities in the room on the South end of the cabin.  A few things of note.

The toilet will accept only suitable waste including toilet paper.  The toilet will not accept feminine hygiene products like pads or tampons, paper towel, flushable wipes, etc.  Flushing such items or anything hard, plastic, metal, etc. will damage the septic pump and you will be held responsible for the resulting repairs.

The lighted mirror also includes a Bluetooth speaker.  Simply find and pair to HD002 on your smart phone to use the speaker.

Laundry Facilities

Laundry washer and dryer are offered for your convenience.  Detergent is available for short term guests.  Guests staying longer than a week are expected to provide their own detergent.  During spring, summer and fall, an outdoor drying line is set up in the trees to the west of the cabin.  Please use these during these temperate times of the year.  You’ll love how your laundry feels having been air dried and we’ll all save money and resources by saving electricity.

Internet and Entertainment

There is Wi-Fi Internet in the Cabin.  It is called “CabinWifi” and has no password. 

This Internet connection is shared with the other buildings on the property, so your speed may be effected by other people in other buildings also using the Internet.  The Wi-Fi router is located under the TV.  If you would prefer a hardwired connection, you may connect directly to it.  If for some reason the internet stops working or is unstable, please try unplugging the router, wait 10 seconds and plug it back in again to reset it.

There is a 43″ Smart TV in the cabin.  It is not connected to cable or to an Antenna.  The TV include Google Android mirroring and AirPlay for Apple screen mirroring.  It has Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, Prime and other apps installed.  You may log into your own accounts for each app.  It also has Plex installed with a user account already logged in.  Plex gives you access to Movies, TV shows, Concerts, Documentaries, Music Documentaries and more from our local server as well as Plex featured TV shows. The local content through Plex is high quality.  You are welcome to connect any HDMI device to its second input on the back of the TV. 

Heating and Cooling

*** Note the Heater / AC above the TV is needing to be repaired.  Please use the baseboard heater as noted below ***  Find the Heat / Air Condition wall unit above the TV.  Use the remote mounted on the wall beside to control.  For heat, set mode to the Sun symbol.  Set to desired temperature. 

There is also a baseboard heater in the kitchen area.  Only use it if there is not sufficient heat from the other wall unit.  If you use the baseboard heater, please set it at least 4 degrees lower than the wall unit.

Find the Heat / Air Condition wall unit above the TV.   Use the remote mounted on the wall beside to control.  For A/C, set mode to the Snow Flake symbol.  Set to desired temperature. 

BBQ

There is a BBQ provided near the North door of the cabin.  BBQs can be dangerous especially if a grease fire gets going.  Please use the BBQ wisely.  There is a lighter with the BBQ.  Use the hole on the left side under the left shelf to light the BBQ once you turn on the propane .. the built in lighter does not work.  There are cooking utensils on top of the coat rack.  Please turn off the tank when you are done. 

Fire Pit

Firewood is located beside the cabin with some kindling at the north end of the pile.  There are matches in the kitchen cabinet at the far upper left (small narrow cabinet above the tall narrow cabinet).

In the tall narrow cabinet, you will also find hamburger and hot dog cookers for using over the fire.

Control of a fire you start is your responsibility.  Be smart.  Alcohol and fire can be dangerous combination.   There is a water tap and pail behind the cabin.  Use it to control the fire.  Also use it to put out the fire when you are done.  DO NOT LEAVE A FIRE UNATTENDED.

What to do on the Property

You are welcome to use the picnic tables and move them as you wish.  There are fire pits on the property that you can make use of; please contact us for details.

There are walking trails in the tree bush South of the house and red cabin.  Start South down the path and you will come to a pond.  There is a trail on the left (East) and right (West) side of the pond that will take you down in the trails.  The trails are unmarked at this point.  If you keep walking south, you will meat a gravel road and fence / gate .. that is the extent of our property.  Coming back the other pay on the trails will bring you back to pond and then back up to the Cabin.

Beware that during the summer the bush can have a lot of mosquitos.  You are best to cover up or use bug / mosquito repellent.  There is a can of repellent in the small upper cabinet.

You are welcome to walk or bike down our lane towards the road and walk on the road.  The road is not heavily traveled but vehicles can be travelling fast.  Beware and be safe.  If you did not bring bikes, we may have one that suits your needs.

There may be cattle (cows) in the field beside the lane.  Do not try to touch or get close to them.  Simply enjoy them from a distance.  There is an electric fence keeping them in.  If you touch the fence YOU WILL GET A SHOCK.

Solar Panels

There are a number of solar panel assemblies on the property.  These generate electricity that provides green energy to our farm and the electricity grid.  They are cool to look at.  Please do not stand on their structures or touch any of the controls or cabinets associated with them.  If you would like to know more about them, feel free to ask.

The Barn

The barn is NOT an accessible space to you.  It is under construction with many dangers present.  Even if the doors are open, you are not welcome to enter unless directly invited. If you are interested in what is going on, please contact us and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Wild Life in the Area

You are in the countryside and wild life does exist in the area.  There are no bears.  You may hear coyote or wolves at night.  They tend to stay in the forest and not come near the buildings.  We have never seen any at night.  Smaller animals like skunks, ground hogs, squirrels, raccoons, etc may be out during the day or night.  Remember, they are more scared of you than you should be of them.  Having said that, respect them, give them space and let them go on their way.  Treat them with respect and they’ll leave you alone.

Remember you are Responsible for You

When you checked in, you signed our Liability Waiver Form.  Remember that:

    • You are the primary agent responsible for your safety.
    • You are in a wilderness and rural area; not all hazards can be known or anticipated.
    • You are responsible to use your common sense in your activity.
    • Consumption of alcohol can impair your judgment and effect your safety and you now release us from liability from these effects. Alcohol consumption by those under 19 is not permitted.
    • The activities you choose to do on our property you do so at your on risk.
    • You are responsible for damage done to the property and cabin.
    • You understand that hygiene products or anything hard is not to be flushed down the toilet and that you will be held liable for resulting damages.
    • By choosing to remain on our property and sign this waiver form, you acknowledge and accepts these risks and release Thom and Lisa Mills, Ron and Karon Mills and Randomize, Inc. from liability.