Hammock overlooks the forest of pines, with The Elora rustic glamping tent in the distance.
Relax in one of our hammocks. This one is located in the forest, near The Elora rustic glamping tent at Irvineside Farm.

Yes, kind of like how “a working vacation” is supposed to be a relaxing getaway. 

But guess what? Rustic Glamping IS a relaxing getaway because we do most of the work.

Your tent is set-up. The beds (yes, really comfy beds) are made up with fresh linens.

King-side Douglas mattress with fresh linens inside The Aboyne tent.
The king-sized Canadian-made Douglas mattress on pine bedframe is made up with fresh linens, so all you need is your jammies!

The washrooms, complete with flush toilets and hot showers, are cleaned daily.

One of four private washrooms in our washroom trailer, complete with flush toilets, hot-water showers and a vanity.
One of four private washrooms in our washroom trailer, complete with flush toilets, hot-water showers and a vanity.

The barbecues are fuelled for you to cook dinner on the grill (you don’t want us to cook for you, trust us).

Barbecue area.
Cooking on-site is easy and convenient. We offer guests several barbecues and a wash station.

The games are set-up if you’re ready to play.

Badminton net on the front lawn of Irvineside Farm.
The barn is a shared space for our guests to gather, play games, share a meal or just hang out together.
Badminton is one of several lawn games we have available.

And the check-in process is as quick as a hello. Oh, and Bruce makes everyone coffee in the morning because he’s one of those morning-people types. 

So why do we use the adjective “rustic?”

Because we are what we are – and we’re proud of it. 

Traditional glamping is posh. Fancy furniture in big tents with lavish decor and all the romance of a hotel suite under a canvas tent. And we love that. Truly. It’s awesome.

But we’re not that. We’re different. We’re unique.

Think camping, only sexier

The Irvine glamping tent at Irvineside Farm, with a Douglas Mattress inside a Deluxe Wall Tent.
The Irvine – Enjoy a truly Canadian rustic glamping experience in a Canadian-made Deluxe Wall Tent, with a King-sized Canadian-made Douglas Mattress. Private deck on the edge of the property. Photo by Keegan Taylor

Irvineside Farm was created to be a place where people of all ages and stages could reconnect to the great outdoors, to the sounds and smells of nature, to trails and bonfires and starry night skies, but with the comforts and conveniences of home.  

Because at some point, many of us stop loving camping, even though the experience itself holds some of our dearest memories.

Wine and a bonfire.
Wine and a bon fire at Irvineside Farm.

So yeah, the canvas tents are Canadian-made classics with private decks. The beds are pine frames with Canadian-made Douglas mattresses.  The furniture is rustic. The bedding is clean. And that’s part of our charm! 

Bonfire area
The bonfire area in the pasture of Irvineside Farm.

We’ve created a place that is truly affordable, family-friendly and so relaxed that you can get away and reconnect to the nature that feeds your soul. 

And hey, if you’re on a working vacation, well, we have Wifi in the barn, so you can work with the chipmunks. Bring peanuts. (You don’t want to know what they’ll do to your laptop if you don’t…)

Chipmunk enjoying a peanut on a guest's lap inside the Irvineside Farm barn.
Willy the Chipmunk is a legend around these parts.

Just 5kms from beautiful Elora, or 8kms to historic Fergus, you can pack your day and night with all the action you want, or rest easy here in the peaceful countryside. Either way, we know you’ll sleep great!

Quaint. Charming. Super relaxed. Clean and comfortable. 

That’s Rustic Glamping. That’s Irvineside Farm. You’re going to love it here.

Irvineside Farm sign at the end of the laneway with 6783 Gerrie Road fire number.
Girl's weekend, glamping,
Spend quality time with the ones who always give you their time, when you need it most.
Photo by Elina Fairytale

You’ve done the pricey, elegant hotels. You’ve done the late-night bar scene. You’ve rented the limo and visited the winery/sporting event/theatre/rock concert. You’ve hit the destination resorts. Now what?

Simple: gather your gal pals and come glamping with us at Irvineside Farm. Located on the outskirts of beautiful Elora, your weekend can be as full of adventure, or as mellow as you wish. Plan on fun, either way – together.

Reconnect. Reminisce. Belly laugh. Share your truths. Solve all the worlds problems fireside, with a s’mores and a Chardonnay. Start a new tradition at Irvineside Farm.

Of course, you’ll want to plan some adventures in the village of Elora because if you’ve not been before, we promise you – it’s worth the 5km drive.

Need some inspiration? We’ve got you.

Make your weekend is whatever you want it to be.

Why Irvineside Farm?

Remember fun? Yeah, you do.
Photo by Elina Fairytale

It’s downtime, but upscaled. Prioritize the sacredness of friendships and create a space to tune into the people who know our hearts, our authentic selves, the ones who knew us before the busy took over. Our sisters-from-another-mother, and if we’re lucky, the sisters in our family too.

We’d love to be your meeting place. Start a new tradition here.

Get together in a place that gets you outside, away from the distractions of every day.
Photo by Askar Abayev

Quality time is simple, affordable and fun.

If the last few years have taught us anything (besides the need to wash our hands a lot), it’s that quality time with the people that matter to us is precious and fleeting. But making time is as simple as prioritizing it, making an inclusive plan and picking your dates. At Irvineside Farm, the rest is easy.

You don’t have to go far to feel far away.
You don’t have to spend days packing your car with gear.
You don’t have to spend of a lot of money to give your family an authentic destination experience.

Irvineside Farm is less than 2 hours from Toronto, the GTA, Hamilton and Niagara, and within an hour of Kitchener and Waterloo. You could be here before you hear those dreaded words “are we there yet?” from the backseat.

Our family-owned and family-operated glamping site offers clean, comfortable and yet still rustic glamping tents, to give you all the fun of a camping experience, without the need to pack up the tents, sleeping bags, and all the other things that make the packing of the car the dreaded experience it tends to be before you even get out of the driveway.

Pack up your cooler, the barbecue is already here. Of course, you can bring your outdoor cooking stove, because everyone wants their coffee in the morning. But we can help with that too.

The beds are comfy. The bed linens are supplied. The toilets flush! And the showers have hot running water – and are private.

But you won’t beat the sunrise here, the sunsets at the end of the day or the canopy of stars overhead by night.
Best of all, our glamping accommodations offer an affordable way to experience all the family-fun to be found in Elora and Fergus, from food and shopping to festivals and events.

You can be as relaxed and chilled out as you wish, or as active and on-the-go as you want to be. There is always something to do here, but it’s great when there is nothing to do too.

When you are with people you choose to be around, time doesn’t need to be accounted for; it just needs to happen. Bring your people together, here. Make memories in real time.

The Glorious Sons headlined Riverfest Elora 2022. Photo by Keegan Taylor Photography

Welcome to Opening Day of the glamping season at Irvineside Farm 2023!

It’s been a long winter, but all good things take time – so let’s focus on a LONG summer filled with hot days, warm nights, spectacular sunrises and awe-inspiring sunsets – and time to relax and enjoy the views at Irvineside Farm.

Rustic. Relaxed. Far from the chaos, but close to the fun.