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Alan & Helen Warkentin

Alan & Helen Warkentin

Our peaceful hideaway is a century farm. We have a park like yard where you can relax in the shade, meander through the flower garden, or check out the hammock. We would love to show you the trails in our wonderful woods or talk about local history. You might even want to enjoy an evening around the campfire. In the winter, you can go exploring with snowshoes in our bush. We welcome you to come and enjoy a unique holiday at Wakerobin Bed & Breakfast. There is something to do and enjoy in all four seasons of the year. Come and enjoy the nature!

The Origin of the Name “Wakerobin”

The name “Wakerobin” is derived from a very special perennial wildflower that is found on the property in spring. It is a species of the Lily family named “Trillium”. There are many species of Trilliums, and the one found at the Bed & Breakfast is known by the common name of “Nodding Wakerobin”. Ontario’s floral emblem is a Trillium, but it is a larger version than the Nodding Wakerobin. Thinking of spring as a “waking up”, and robins as the herald of spring, makes the name for the flower quite appropriate. The wakerobin is one of the wildflowers that blooms a little later than some of the other wildflowers.

Alan’s father Peter Warkentin used to take time off of his busy farming schedule and take his children for walks in the woods. He took a great interest in pointing out the various different trees and plants, and a variety of other wildflowers but finding a Wakerobin was a very special treat, because they were rare and beautiful – shyly hiding their beauty under three gorgeous leaves. Both Helen and Alan appreciate God’s wonderful nature, and probably some of that appreciation stems from Peter Warkentin’s quiet way of instilling this appreciation in others. It is in appreciation of Peter Warkentin that the name “Wakerobin” was chosen for our Bed and Breakfast.