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Utopia Farm and Retreat

Welcomes you to a special experience to share:

Unique Vintage CN Box Car Train Cottage

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Features of our ECO – Friendly Retreat Include:

 Uniquely renovated 2 bedroom vintage CN box car train cottage.

2 bedrooms include one bedroom with queen size bed and the other with 2 single beds that may be used as a siting room or bedroom (may sleep 2-4).

3 piece bathroom.

Full kitchen with small oven, cooktop, table, chairs, microwave, toaster, pots, dishes, etc.

Wood burning fireplace.

Front wood deck with patio furniture, and propane BBQ.

Own private back yard with gardens and wood deck.

Overlooking beautiful gardens, gazebos, spring fed ponds, koi pond, rivers, nature trails, etc.

Truly is 62 acres of Utopia paradise!

Artesian spring water (world known healthy water).

Swim in our spring fed pond and our chemical free indoor pool and hot tub in main house.

Healthy meals available with extra cost (most harvested from land either planted or wild foods).

Great place to recharge. Get back to the real nature world away from the fast pace of the city. Or have a quite place to write or spend time just nurturing yourself. 

Note: Eco-friendly place, no chemicals and the best healthy water to drink. 

Healthy meals available with extra cost (most harvested from land either planted or wild foods). 

Arrange a soothing massage in our treehouse by the river. Join a yoga class. Just enjoy the peace. 

Closest to: 

Only about 1 hour north of Toronto and 10 minutes south of Barrie. Thornton is only 5 min drive for shopping and a great Vegetarian gluten free restaurant, hotel and Vidia’s yoga studio; hair dresser; dentist; drug store; liquor store; variety store; ice cream parlour; restaurants…

Attractions only minutes away: the bear creek sanctuary; elmvale zoo, farmers markets, farms, Events, skiing, shopping malls, restaurants, Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay, Barrie, hospitals… 

House Rules

Please:  No smoking, No heavy drinking and No pets.

Boxcar History:

Our Canadian Pacific Boxcar Train is one of a few that were built between 1896 and 1914. They roamed the railways, carrying freight all across Canada and the U.S.A. for half a century. Boxcars had a capacity of 40 tons, and carried grains to the market along with manufactured goods of all kinds. Until about the 1960’s, they began to be replaced by specialized top-load/bottom-discharge covered hopper cars.

Experience a unique 2 bedroom box car train cottage, one bedroom with queen size bed and the other room with 2 single beds that may be used as a siting room or a bedroom (may sleep 2-4).

Has a 3 piece bathroom, cute & fully equipped kitchen, wood burning fireplace, front wood deck with patio furniture, and propane BBQ, own private back yard with gardens and wood deck. Overlooking our Spring Fed Pond with frog jumping lily pads with wood dock and kayak. Bird houses and feeders surround the gardens for bird lover’s delight – some special species! 

Relax while overlooking beautiful gardens, gazebos, spring fed ponds, fish pond, rivers, nature trails, etc.  

Drink artesian spring water (world known healthy water). Depending on the season you may leave you to relish precious nature gifts in your box car of the land such as our own honey, maple syrup / nectar, Veggies, fruits, or fermented healthy earth products such as Kampuchea, veggies, herbs and more….

Swim in our spring fed pond and our chemical free indoor pool and hot tub in main house. 

This is Included with price – just let us know when you would like to arrange the use in using the hot tub and indoor pool please.

Infra Red Sauna, Massage Chair, Kayak, Fishing Gear, Boots, ATV, Bikes, Guided Nature/Wild Food/Feast Forage Walks, etc, – available – extra cost and please ask for info.  

Massage, Life Coaching and Yoga = arrange a session with and extra cost – please request info, thanks.

Healthy meals available with extra cost (most harvested from land either planted or wild foods) 

Note: Wi Fi is available upon request – need code# 

TV with Bell with many channels available in main house -large carpet room with lounge sofas – Big Screen TV / Library / Yoga space / Massage chair / Wall Queen Size Bed / Fireplace


Fish in Notawassauga River on property. 

Lots of unique birdwatching and see wildlife like deer, rabbits, etc. 

Nature walking trails in the woods and through property. Property is also surrounded by county forest for more adventures. 

Forage for wild foods and have a cook up. 

Sign up for yoga classes. 

Reserve use of:  Bikes, boats, snow shoes, chemical free hot tub or swimming pool, sauna, massage chair, or massage….

Testimonials:What people say about Healthy Earth Utopia Farm and Retreat: 

Utopia is truly a slice of heaven and is a peaceful and healing haven for those seeking relaxation and restoration of the body, mind and soul. I spent many days in the box car cabin and felt all the stress of the city melt away as I listened to the beauty of nature surround me. In terms of price, it was an exceptional value. I have yet to see a place offer so many amenities at this price. I also don’t use any toxic, chemical cleaners or products in my home, so to find a place where everything was natural was a huge bonus.

The box car cottage is very comfortable and I had a restful sleep and enjoyed listening to the gentle sounds of nature sing me to sleep. I was able to maintain my healthy diet, enjoy a cup of tea, cook great meals (often with wild, organic food provided by Vera from her property) enjoy a dip in the spring pond and soak up some sun on the patio of the box car. I enjoyed taking showers and drinking the water, knowing that the quality is excellent and comes from a pristine artesian well located on the land. A friend of mine specializes in finding “great quality water” and when he had a dip in the spring pond, it was a taste of heaven and he verified the exceptional quality.

There are lots of activities to enjoy at this lovely retreat. I had a wonderful time walking the large property, looking for and picking the most amazing herbs (like stinging nettle, thyme, sage, oregano, parsley, etc.) plus incredibly healthy, wild foods like mushrooms, fiddleheads, wild leeks etc.

After picking a bag full of goodies, I proceeded to enjoy a beautiful session of yoga in the screened gazebo which overlooks a gorgeous view of the river and property. It is a breathtaking view and extremely tranquil. You can also meditate or read a book there. Then I proceeded to the river and used some of the rich and mineral dense mud by the shoreline and blissed out in the sun! What a great spa treatment; the same procedure would have cost at least $50-120 at a high end spa! I then took a divine dip into the spring fed pond and then went for a magical canoe ride to explore the land – you can canoe all the way to Wasaga beach so you can really have an adventure with this! There are some rare birds I saw in my travels on the property and all kinds of wildlife to marvel at, it’s truly an ongoing adventure with so much to experience.

Other days I took a book and a blanket to sit by the cliff that has a breathtaking view of the lookout and river. This is one of my favourite spots on the property! The view is priceless and the peace that surrounds you is beyond words.

Finally, at night, I loved to take my flashlight and walk around the property to see the stars and enjoy some light exercise and fresh air. Then having a swim in their chemical free pool and hot tub to end off the night was supremely satisfying! There are very few places that can provide a non-toxic environment, especially in pools, as Vera has done successfully. Everything is clean and it is such a great experience to be able to enjoy a hot tub or pool without worrying about chlorine and toxic chemicals. This was a real treat.

I can’t say enough good things about this place – it is truly an experience you will not regret. Vera is an exceptional host and she goes out of her way to make sure you are comfortable and she leaves no stone unturned in terms of providing full and exceptional service and accommodations for her guests. She is very friendly and is also very knowledgable about health, and creating a healthy and non-toxic environment.

The place is remote enough that you feel one with nature, but also close enough to the city that you can easily get groceries or anything you desire minutes away. There is an organic restaurant five minutes away as well that is very delicious and will satisfy your craving for good, healthy food. If you get a chance to try Vera’s cooking, you are very lucky and will love her food! She is an amazing chef and a wonderful person that you can learn a lot from if you are interested in natural health, permaculture, foraging, etc. 

– Dee Sharma

Very nice place! Full of nature: beautiful landscapes as forest, river, field, pond… Many wild animals we saw a deer, a porcupine, and baby birds just in one hours walk. We swim in the pond and that was really nice! Thank you very much for this experience at the Utopia Farm. 

– Adam

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