Warbler’s Roost is on a 14-acre property located at 3785D Eagle Lake Rd on Deer Lake, 20 minutes’ drive west of South River, Ontario, Canada.

Warbler’s Roost currently includes a Country Inn Bed & Breakfast which offers six rooms available for daily or weekly rentals either separately or as a group booking, with a continental breakfast set out each morning in a large dining room. The waterfront is just a four minute walk down the road on the property. The six bedrooms share a powder room and two bathrooms and 24/7 access to two kitchens, a large front room and sitting areas in a living room with cathedral ceiling overlooking Deer Lake. The property also has a large open area next to the Inn (approx 50’ x 50’) as well as a large clearing down at the waterfront (approx 200’ x 400’) that can be booked for large outdoor gatherings. The 230 feet of waterfront includes a long dock perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Kayaks are available to rent spring to fall and snowshoes are available to rent in the winter.

The proprietors are Darren Copeland and Nadene Thériault-Copeland who live on the property. Their vision for Warbler’s Roost includes an opportunity for families, artists, sports enthusiasts and those just looking for a weekend away from the city, to enjoy the quiet countryside without sacrificing the comforts of home. Warbler’s Roost is more than a place to stay. Darren and Nadene see the property as being a home for creative inspiration and sharing.

As well as the six rooms currently available which can be rented either separately or as a group booking, the Inn will eventually include a 1-bedroom walk-out apartment.  A one bedroom park trailer is also now available for those requiring just a little more space to spread out or it can be rented separately.

Residencies for artists of any discipline are welcome.  We offer discounted artist rates for one week stays year-round both for individuals and those organized by non-profit arts organizations. For sound artists and recordists the soundscape is rich with wildlife and free of highway noise. For visual artists there is the beauty of the Almaguin Highlands region without urban light pollution. At the conclusion of an artist’s stay we would welcome the chance to offer a showing, presentation or talk in order to share an artist’s work with our local community. See the Artist Residency page for more details

Darren Copeland is a Canadian sound artist active in Toronto since 1985 and recently relocated to South River. He is also the founding and current Artistic Director of New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA). Copeland’s fixed media compositions have explored both abstract and referential sound materials. Many of these works are published on the empreintes DIGITALes label. Darren Copeland is an Associate Composer Member of The Canadian Music Centre.

Nadene Thériault-Copeland is the Executive Director of New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA), and Financial Coordinator for Charles Street Video. She is also the past president of the board of directors of the Canadian Association for Sound Ecology. She promotes the dissemination of new and experimental sound art through her work with New Adventures in Sound Art, and has edited four educational booklets published by NAISA.