Return to a Gentler Time
Built in 1935, for the W. P. Loggie family, Miramichi House was designed by architect Richard Blakey, who also had a part in designing the Alberta Legislature buildings. Blakey's work also includes Government House (the Governor General's residence), the first Alberta Provincial Museum, numerous libraries, schools and residences.
Miramichi House retains the quiet ambiance of the early 20th century, when life was simpler, slower, and more peaceful.
Warren Peter Loggie and his wife, Louise, came to Fairview from the Miramichi region of New Brunswick, after which their home is named. Here they raised 3 daughters: Isabel; Elspeth; and Margaret. Miramichi House was the family home until it was sold in 2012.
Check out Your Room
Named after their original occupants, rooms feature tongue and groove fir floors, hand made quilts, original local works of art, and second floor views of the surrounding gardens, framed with vintage window coverings.
The Isabel Room
A Queen Sized Sleigh Bed
Start your day right! Breakfast at Miramichi House is always fresh, hearty, and home made. Eggs and produce are local and fresh whenever possible. In season, berries, veggies and herbs are picked fresh that morning from the gardens or greenhouse. Coffee is freshly roasted and ground. Cherry juice made from fruit picked off the neighbor's backyard tree is always a big hit, and our apple roses and cinnamon buns are just a little bit famous.
Take a Walk Around the Grounds
Stop and smell the roses.
Tour the House
Take it all in.
Host a Gathering
Invite your friends for breakfast, or for charcuterie by the fire, or plan a dinner party. We'll prepare a sit down meal for up to 10, or a fireside schmooze for as many as 30. Or plan something al fresco and we'll prepare a gourmet picnic for you
by the fire
We'll lay out a charcuterie board for you and your guests to nibble on, and keep the fire going (in season).
Have a Picnic
in the garden, or at a nearby scenic spot. We do 'take-out'.
Meet Your Host
SINCE THE SUMMER OF 2012
Diana has hosted guests, staff parties, bridal showers, family gatherings, special events, and house concerts, billeting visual and performing artists as well as travelers. Maestro the Portuguese Water Dog is the official greeter.
Try Something New
Learn how to 'throw' a pot on the potter's wheel
Make a 'junk' journal
Try your hand at print making
Bake your own fresh bread or cinnamon buns
Take a music lesson