Frequently Asked Questions
The Dreamers Writing Farm FAQs are designed to answer your most common questions and provide you with the necessary information to plan your perfect getaway.
What is the address of the farm?
585 Bruce Street, Hepworth, Ontario, Canada
Where do I find the Guest Guide?
Our guest guide, filled with all the details you’ll need for your stay, can be found here.
How do I check in?
We offer self check-in using a code. When you book, you will receive an email that contains the name of your unit, and the code to check-in. The bunkies have lockboxes. Open the box to take out the key. The tents have combination locks. Use the code to open the lock. The Dreamers Studio has an automatic door that will unlock when you enter your check-in code. It will lock behind you as you come and go. If you did not receive an email, you will receive another one on the day of check-in between 10am and 12pm. Please check your junkmail folder for these emails, or if you booked via an online platform, you will also find this information in the booking platforms message system. Log in to your booking platform to locate your messages.
Do you have free WIFI?
Yes, look for the wavlink-n network. The pw is dreamers. This wifi can be used from the Dreamers Studio and all the bunkies, but it does not work out in the tents as they are in the woods and this is a line-of-sight network. However, guests staying tents can access the wifi from the outdoor kitchenette and the communal firepit.
Guest of the Dreamers Studio can access the wavlink-n network, but the Studio can also directly access WIFI from a private network. Login details for this network are written on the Studio modem located beside the TV.
Is the traffic loud at night?
You can hear traffic during the day as we are located off highway 6. At night, the traffic becomes very light so while you can still here it, it’s much more infrequent at night. Also, the Munro and Wagamese bunkies at the back of our property and our Dreamers Studio are far from the highway, so they are quiet. Please do not book with us if the sound of traffic bothers you. Most people find it minimal, but if you are a Karen when it comes to traffic, we’d prefer you don’t come here. This is not something that we can control.
What does the outdoor kitchenette include?
The outdoor kitchenette has a small tuck shop of snack items and drinks available for purchase. There is also a keurig and free k-cups that you can use to make coffee. Please take only 2 free coffees per guest per day or you’ll drink us out of house and home. We provide complimentary sugar, sweetener, cream and milk for the coffee. The outdoor kitchenette also has a microwave and kettle available for guest use. We are adding a garden sink that guests can use as well. There is also a table and set of chairs, as well as firewood, propane, and charcoal that can be purchased. Purchase prices and instructions are written on a sign in the outdoor kitchenette. We do not provide dishware, or pots or pans. We only provide BBQ utensils and cups for the complimentary coffee. We’d like to be able to provide dishware, but we’re not willing to do everybody’s dishes. Please feel free to bring your own cooking supplies. There are also numerous restaurants in Wiarton, Sauble Beach and Owen Sound, and we are 2 minutes from a Tim Horton’s coffee shop that is open all night. To pay for tuck shop items, send an etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can also put cash into the locked cashbox on the post in the outdoor kitchenette.
Do you have private or shared bathrooms?
We have one unit that has a private bathroom. This unit is our Dreamers Studio (also knowns as the Cottage with Garden View on Booking.com). Our bunkies and tents have access to 2 shared bathrooms – one indoors, and one outdoors. Both have running hot water, showers, and sinks. The outdoor bathroom has a compost toilet and the indoor bathroom has a flush toilet.
Do you provide bedding, pillows, and towels?
Yes, we supply bed sheets, pillows and pillowcases, a quilt or coverlet, and an extra blanket, in all units. The Studio bathroom has bath towels and our Bunkie and Tent guests will find the indoor bathroom stocked with bath towels for your use. We don’t supply beach towels so please bring your own. Do not use our towels anywhere other than in the indoor or outdoor bathroom.
Is there free parking available?
Yes, parking is free. We have a parking lot by our garage, and you can also park to the right of our driveway. Please look for the parking signs. Please do not park on the grass except where there is a sign.
How do I build a fire?
Start by taking small pieces of wood and paper. You can light the paper with just a match or lighter and see if you can get a small fire going in the kindling, or you can try lighting a firestarter, or putting a little bit of starter fluid on the paper and kindling before you light it. Once you’ve got a small fire burning with paper, kindling a small pieces of wood, add bigger logs on top but tilted so the fire underneath can still get oxygen. Make sure to pore water on the fire when you’re done and never leave a fire unattended.
Are pets allowed?
Small dogs are allowed, but must be on a leash at all times, and they must not be left alone in a unit at any time. Big dogs are not allowed as they are a danger to our livestock. Please let us know when you book if you plan to bring a dog. Please note that cats are not allowed as many people are highly allergic to cats.
What is GLAMPING and is that all you offer?
Glamping is the same as camping, except instead of bringing your own tent, bed and bedding, we provide a luxurious bed and linens in a nicely decorated bunkie or tent setup like a bedroom.
If you have booked our Dreamers Studio (also called Cottage with Garden View on booking.com) then this is a traditional accommodation with a full kitchen and bathroom. This space is laid out like a Studio Apartment with a seating area and queen sized bed.
Do you sell firewood?
We sell firewood for $5 a bushel basket. You may also bring your own, but please make sure it is local to the area so you don’t pass diseases to our trees. To pay for the firewood, send an etransfer to email@example.com or you can also put cash into the locked cashbox on the post in the outdoor kitchenette.
Do you have BBQs and are they charcoal or propane?
We have both propane and charcoal BBQs available for guest use. You’ll find one BBQ out front of every unit. There are also extra BBQs in the outdoor kitchenette. We sell both propane and charcoal in the outdoor kitchenette. You can purchase a bucket of charcoal for $5 or a small propane tank for $10. To pay for the charcoal or propane, send an etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can also put cash into the locked cashbox on the post in the outdoor kitchenette.
Are there bugs?
Yes, there are mosquitos in the summer and other bugs like spiders, ladybugs, ants, centipedes, stink bugs, bees, and earwigs. This is the countryside. They mostly do not enter the units, but some will get in when the door is open. We’ve supplied a bug bat or fly swatter in all units. There are also 2 mosquito zappers outside on our property. Keep in mind that in the countryside, you will always find mosquitos at certain times of year. We recommend bug spray.
Is it dark there?
It is very dark here at night. We have some solar lights, and you’ll see very bright stars, but do not expect our property to be lit up like a skyscraper. This is not a city venue. Come prepared for the dark (remember that smartphones have flashlights). We also supply each unit with a powerful lantern that you can use and carry around while you are on our property.
Are you 420 friendly?
Yes, but do not smoke indoors, only outside, and please be mindful of any children on the property.
What time is check-in and check-out?
Check in is anytime at or after 3pm. Check out is by 11 am. We can’t offer early or late check-ins during the busy season as we need time to clean the unit before the next guest checks in.
Is there a fridge available that guests can use?
Our Dreamers Studio (also called the Cottage with Garden View) has a full kitchen with a fridge, stove and dishwasher. If you have booked a tent or a bunkie, then there is no guest fridge available so please come prepared with a cooler if you plan to store food while here.
Is there air-conditioning (A/C)?
The TENTS do not have air conditioning. All other units do have A/C, including the bunkies.
Do you have animals?
We have dwarf goats, known as The Brothers Grimm, and three little pigs called The Spice Girls. Our goats are named Gunther, Gus, Griffin, Harry Potter, and Huckleberry Finn, and our pigs are named Cinnamon, Sugar, and Coco. They are friendly. Please only feed them apples from our property or their feed. There is some in the outdoor kitchen that you can take to feed them with, but only a little!
Where can I find the outdoor kitchenette and the bathrooms?
The indoor bathroom door is located next to our garage door, the outdoor bathroom is beside the back building near the Munro bunkie, and the kitchenette is located near the garden boxes. There is a map of our property in our guest guide that will tell you where each bunkie and tent are located, and where you can find the goats and pigs, and the secret garden.
Will I like glamping?
We can’t answer this question for you but here are some things to consider: Do you like regular camping? Do you mind the odd bug? Are you afraid of the dark? If you like regular camping, you’ll probably like glamping. If you’ve never been camping, try our Dreamers Studio first. If you are very picky, hard to please, or you’ve been called a Karen, Ken or a princess in the past, then you’ll hate it – don’t come.
What if I have more questions?
If you still have questions, please try to self-serve by using our guest guide and these Dreamers Writing Farm FAQs before sending us your questions directly. Google knows lots of things too. We are a small family run business and as you can imagine, we get lots of questions at all times of day or night. We have done our best to make everything as self-serve as possible, and we consider that one of the best parts about Dreamers – we give you your privacy. Thank you for respecting ours and please try to keep in mind that you have booked our place, you haven’t booked us. That being said, if you’ve reviewed everything and you still have questions, feel free to send an email to email@example.com or send a text to: 1-519-715-8878, and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.
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