MEET YOUR HOSTS
Eunice and Rienus Ryk know about quality and care, having spent their entire lives working in the service and hospitality industries far and wide. They met when Eunice was still in high school, working at a grocery store bakery. Eunice grew up in Moraviantown and Rienus is originally from Holland.
Not so very long ago, they decided to return to Moraviantown to build their dream log home. They decided to open their home as a bed and breakfast, after discovering the region's lack of top notch accommodations for the traveller and professional alike. Today, you'll find them 'at home' doing what they do best; sharing their friendly hospitality.
Our Log Home Bed and Breakfast is built on the spot where Eunice's family homestead once was, a place where she has memories of exploring the riverbank, searching for berries, and fishing with her father. It’s exactly where Eunice and Rienus want to be, a place where they can share the natural beauty of the region with their guests from around the world!
TAKE A LOOK INSIDE
LOG HOME BED & BREAKFAST
is nestled in the heart of Moraviantown, a rural First Nations community with a vibrant culture and rich historical past located in beautiful southwestern Ontario. A warm welcome awaits you as you make your way just minutes north of the 401 between Toronto and Windsor. We are located just steps from the Thames River, one of the most diverse natural habitats in the region. If you're a birder, or hiking enthusiast, golfer, history buff or explorer of Indigenous cultures, we’ve got you covered with nearby museums, pow wows, antique car shows and shops that sell everything from buckskin moccasins to blueberry pies and antiques.
Come stay with us and re-discover the quiet countryside you’ve been dreaming about.
Reserve Your Stay Today!
Our Log Home Bed & Breakfast has four themed bedrooms named after Indigenous Clans, or family groups. They are the Bear Room, The Eagle Room, The Turtle Room, and The Wolf Room. Each has a queen sized bed fitted with a quality mattress, air conditioning and ceiling fan for your comfort in warmer weather. There are two large bathrooms with walk-in showers. Guests are also afforded additional privacy in this bed and breakfast location, as the entire top floor is reserved For Guests Only: your hosts have their own private sleeping quarters downstairs.
A LITTLE ABOUT OUR HOME
If you’ve never stayed in a log home in the country before, you’re in for a treat. This open-concept home with beautifully handcrafted log walls, comes complete with all the comforts. Eunice and Rienus care about the environment and strive to use renewable resources as much as possible in their home, which has geothermal heating, flooring made from bamboo and cork and a solar clothes dryer. But what many guests simply love is the wrap-around veranda where they can sit back with their morning coffee and enjoy the view. The surrounding natural habitat of the Thames River shoreline provides the perfect oasis for many animal species, and guests often report sightings of wild turkeys, and fox with the occasional fly-by from a family of eagles. What will you see?
WHAT WE DO
Eunice and Rienus strive to ensure their guests have an enjoyable and comfortable stay. In the morning, you will awake to the smell of fresh coffee brewing and a home-style breakfast, made to order. Special diet restrictions are no problem, just let your hosts know ahead of time. Breakfast is usually bacon, sausage, or ham, with eggs, home fries, toast, juice, and coffee or tea.
- Check in is 3pm and check out is 11am – but we're flexible, so talk with us.
- We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard and Amex.
- Cancellation policy, minimum 72 hours prior notice to check-in date.
- No smoking in the house, we are not wheel chair accessible.
- We are open all seasons.
Moraviantown: Home of the Delaware Nation
The community of Moraviantown was established in 1792, making it one of the oldest settlements in the region. It is an Indian Reserve and home to the Delaware, an ancient people with a rich culture and historical past. They are direct descendants of warriors who stood with the Shawnee Leader Tecumseh and British General Issac Brock when defending the region from invading American soldiers in the War of 1812. The Battle of the Thames, or the Battle of Moraviantown, as it is otherwise known, took place across the river from Our Log Home Bed and Breakfast. You'll find one of the region's oldest churches, build in the early 1800s, just down the street from Our Log Home Bed and Breakfast. There are numerous stores in the community that sell handmade Native arts and crafts, as well as fresh groceries, gasoline and tobacco products. Each Labour Day weekend, the community invites you to celebrate with them in the spirit of reconciliation, as they gather for their annual pow wow. Ask us for details.
Weelatéexung Nature Trail
This award winning nature trail is just a few steps from our B&B’s front door! It’s a gem among nature trails in the region, as it winds along all the nooks and crannies of the Thames River, providing shelter from the sun and winds. It takes more than an hour to walk at a leisurely pace, but there are plenty of places to sit and relax. Don’t be surprised to see rare warblers, orioles, finches, wild turkeys, deer, fox and eagles. There are also signs posted which describe some of the species at risk, as well as medicinal uses for some of the plants found along the way.
Fairfield Museum & A Place of Many Grasses
Just across the river from Our Log Home Bed and Breakfast, you will find the Fairfield Museum and A Place of Many Grasses. Fairfield preserves the history of the original Delaware Nation community, built in 1792 with the Moravian missionaries.
A Place of Many Grasses, located just a few kilometres west, is a larger than life sculpture which pays homage to First Nations people who gave their lives to protect the region from invading American soldiers during the War of 1812. There is an walking path, representing the spirit of the Two Row Wampum, one of the oldest covenants between Indigenous people and the new settlers.
Antique Car Show
Each summer, antique car enthusiasts flock by the thousands to Chatham-Kent's old car shows. There are several to chose from, including one in nearby Bothwell, as well as Chatham, Wallaceburg and Blenheim. The events usually include old auto flea markets, and old car stories that rival the number of old cars on parade.
There are more events and attractions in the region than we can mention here. So, just let us know what you're looking for and we’ll do our best to help you find it during your stay with us.