Nominated for Travel Manitoba’s Sustainable Tourism Award, Fairmount is a 1914 farmhouse sitting on a prairie waterway in one of the most beautiful parts of Manitoba.
Sheltered by a natural spruce grove, Fairmount Bed and Breakfast is located beside a prairie waterway. During breakfast, you can watch both woodland and waterbirds. Spend the day relaxing on the backyard deck, while sheep and cattle graze on the pastures. At night from your bedroom see the moon rise, reflected on the water, as you fall asleep to the sounds of frogs and night birds. This 1914 two and a half storey bed and breakfast is typical of many farmhouses built at the turn of the last century. The home features a screened sunroom, stained glass windows, lightning rods, metal ceiling tiles, maple flooring, and furnishings in the style of early Canadiana. For some a trip to the farm is like a journey back in time. At Fairmount Bed and Breakfast you will sleep between sun-dried sheets. The beds have wool comforters and goose feather pillows made here at the farm. Childhood memories are rekindled by the swings in the yard. The garden full of vegetables, fruits, and flowers is just like Grandma’s. Fairmount Bed and Breakfast provides a taste of the past, because just like Granny most of the foods served are made ‘from scratch’, with locally produced farm products. You might even want to help gather the eggs for breakfast, or help make some jams and jellies. Meals featuring our own lamb, can be provided at extra cost. During your stay you can walk down Fairmount Road, to the site of the historic Carlton Trail, or take our wetland walkway foot path across the dam. Fairmount Bed and Breakfast is situated close to Riding Mountain National Park, where you can hike or ski. At the end of the day come back to relax around a bonfire, or have tea in the cool screened veranda. Your hostess, Susan Proven, is a Home Economist who loves to cook. Since moving from the city to the farm, she has learned how to grow and prepare many of the foods served at Fairmount Bed and Breakfast. Interested in agriculture and rural lifestyles, she has a small flock of sheep. Favourite activities are rowing, cross country skiing, and visiting with interesting people.
In the winter the ski trail is groomed almost every day to provide a 3 mile tour of the bush and wetland on the farm. The winter ski package at Fairmount includes a couple of night’s accommodation, while you enjoy skiing at either Russel’s Assessipi, Minnedosa’s Ski Valley, or Riding Mountain cross country ski trails. Included is a dinner for two featuring lamb produced at Fairmount Bed and Breakfast.
Fairmount also offers Culinary Tourism experiences which include food preservation, bread and pastry baking skills. Participants will harvest the produce from the farm’s garden, and work as a group (maximum 6) to prepare an evening meal to be enjoyed in the heritage home’s dining room. Call for more information. Below are some sample menus for each of the seasons…..
Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinegar Dressing
Leg of Lamb with Mint Jelly
Cream of Cucumber Soup
Fresh Whole Wheat Buns
Barbecued Lamb Chops with Red Currant Jelly
Potato Salad with Grandma Hazel’s Creamy Salad Dressing
Three Bean Salad
Coleslaw with Boiled Salad Dressing
German Red Cabbage
Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream
Sun-Dried Tomato Bread
Split Pea Soup
Roast Farm Chicken with Sage Stuffing and Plum Chutney
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Reviews for Fairmount B&B 1914 Farmhouse:
Treated like a member of the family
This is a clean, quaint and reasonably priced place to stay when in Manitoba. I fell in love with Pepper, the dog who lives outside and protects the sheep. The breakfast is homemade and oh so good! I loved the choke cherry syrup on the waffles. It’s a little out of town (Minnedosa) which is good if you are looking to get away and is not technically advanced; which is good if you need to be away from that too. I was having withdrawals. I would, however, definitely go back. Very relaxing!
Quaint and Comfortable
My husband and I stayed at Fairmount B&B for 2 nights and loved it. Susan is a fantastic host and serves up a very fine breakfast. The rooms are small but quaint, all with picturesque views of the surrounding farmlands and a small lake on the property. We had a queen bed and it was very comfortable.
The location is very peaceful with few vehicles driving by. It’s so quiet at night, the still broken only by the occasional yipping of a distant coyote. We had a lovely time here.
For breakfast, one morning we had farm fresh egg scramble with tomato bread and next day, home made waffles with flax and a berry compote.
If you need to get away from it, this is a great place to do it!
Wonderful B&B on a Beautiful Pond
My wife and I stayed at Fairmount B&B where we were treated like a royal couple. Susan grilled lamb chops sourced from the sheep on her small farm. The rooms were comfortable and clean. Large trees shade the B&B which adjoins a beautiful stocked pond. You can take short walks past a Manitoba Land Rush Cabin and view the sheep. My wife takes photographic trips in the neighbouring prairie plains, forests, parks and towns.
Wonderful B&B, perfect for a quiet getaway
My husband and I have stayed at the Fairmount B&B a couple of times and enjoyed both visits. Susan is the ultimate hostess, making you feel welcome and at home. The accommodations are immaculate and comfortable. Susan prepares great home cooked meals. The property is well manicured and maintained. Susan is very knowledgeable about the area and can be very helpful. I definitely recommend a stay at Fairmount B&B just north and west of Minnedosa and we look forward to our next visit.