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Contained in the unbelievable fairytale-themed vacation resort hidden in a Canadian forest that options ‘storybook cottages’ impressed by Peter Pan, Rapunzel and Magnificence and the Beast



This vacation resort will make you’re feeling such as you’ve stepped into the pages of a fairytale.

Tucked away in a forest within the Canadian province of Alberta, Charmed Resorts brings childhood tales to life by 12 life-sized fantasy trip leases unfold throughout two areas of woodland named ‘Surprise Manner’ and ‘Storybook Sq.’.


The ‘storybook cottages’ embody Belle’s Cottage on Surprise Manner, impressed by Magnificence and the Beast, and on Storybook Sq. there’s Rapunzel’s Tower, based mostly on the excessive tower the place the fictional Princess Rapunzel famously let down her lengthy hair, and Jack’s Cottage, adorned with a brilliant blue door and an enormous beanstalk twisting its means up the wall.

Different Storybook Sq. cottages embody Rumpelstiltskin’s Tower, Hatter’s Home, and Gingerbread Cottage, described by the resort as the house of the Depraved Witch within the story Hansel and Gretel.

Charmed Resorts in Canada comprises a selection of storybook cottages including Rapunzel's Tower, pictured here

Charmed Resorts in Canada contains a number of storybook cottages together with Rapunzel’s Tower, pictured right here

Rapunzel's Tower is based on the high tower where the fictional Princess Rapunzel famously let down her long hair

The interior of Rapunzel's Tower

Rapunzel’s Tower relies on the excessive tower the place the fictional Princess Rapunzel famously let down her lengthy hair. The 2 photos above present the inside

At Surprise Manner, in the meantime, friends will even discover the resort’s in style Peter Pan-themed Neverland assortment, which contains Captain Hook’s Ship, Wendy’s Townhouse, and the Misplaced Boys’ Treehouse. 


Company on the three-storey treehouse can look out for ‘Peter Pan’s shadow’, which is painted on one of many partitions inside, and reap the benefits of its wraparound balcony, which connects to an out of doors slide.

Wendy’s Townhouse additionally options an out of doors slide, whereas inside there may be sufficient room for a eating desk the place friends can get pleasure from ‘teatime’ with a view of Belle’s Cottage. 

Founder and creator Audrey Leavitt, 37, who runs the resort together with her landscaper husband Tyson, 39, mentioned Wendy’s Townhouse relies on the London house of Wendy, John, and Michael in Disney’s Peter Pan.


‘I find it irresistible,’ she mentioned.

‘We received to do numerous Victorian-inspired decor on the within blended with some Peter Pan whimsical additions as effectively.

‘It has queen bunkbeds upstairs, constructed all inhouse, which can be actually cool.’


Audrey mentioned ‘Tinkerbell’s home is coming subsequent’ to the Peter Pan assortment, which is a giant hit amongst friends.

‘All our Peter Pan builds are at the moment visitor favourites,’ she added.

‘They’re our latest ones, in addition they have kitchen sinks in them. They’re a bit bit greater they usually’re in a bit bit extra of a non-public space on the resort.


Jack's Cottage is decorated with a bright blue door and a giant beanstalk twisting its way up the wall, while inside features a mixture of queen-sized beds and bunkbeds

Jack’s Cottage is adorned with a brilliant blue door and an enormous beanstalk twisting its means up the wall, whereas inside incorporates a combination of queen-sized beds and bunkbeds

‘These ones appear to be the preferred proper now in addition to Rapunzel’s Cottage, which was the second cottage that we constructed and has all the time been a favorite amongst our friends.’

She added: ‘One time, we confirmed up and there have been two households completely dressed up in Peter-Pan-themed garments. That they had all of the characters there.

‘It was so cute and we ended up filming a TikTok with them as a result of they have been simply so superior.’ 


Cottages sleep between 4 and 6 friends and are furnished with a combination of queen-sized beds and bunkbeds, offering a ‘campground’ environment surrounded by lakes, mountaineering and biking trails, and rivers.

They every come outfitted with an electrical hearth, a wood-fired sizzling tub, a kitchenette with a small fridge and microwave, an out of doors BBQ or griddle, a firepit and a picnic desk.

‘You are actually there to benefit from the outside tenting expertise however in a extremely cool, themed setting,’ Audrey added. 


Audrey and Tyson initially went into enterprise constructing customized playhouses for ‘whimsical’ households underneath the title Charmed Playhouses.

However as their playhouses grew to become extra intricate, they determined to open Charmed Resorts and invite friends to remain in a single day at what they describe on their web site as ‘a campground stuffed with storybook cottages’.

Wendy's Townhouse features 'Victorian inspired decor' mixed with 'some Peter Pan whimsical additions', Audrey said

Wendy’s Townhouse options ‘Victorian impressed decor’ blended with ‘some Peter Pan whimsical additions’, Audrey mentioned 

Audrey and Tyson pictured with their four children Emmett, 14, Miles, 13, Lydia, 11, and Wynn, four months

The Leavitt family get to enjoy the 'fairytale environment' alongside guests who come to stay

Audrey and Tyson pictured with their 4 youngsters Emmett, 14, Miles, 13, Lydia, 11, and Wynn, 4 months.  The Leavitt household get to benefit from the ‘fairytale setting’ alongside friends who come to remain

The Wendy Townhouse is equipped with queen-sized bunkbeds upstairs

There is a daybed in the downstairs lounge area of the Wendy Townhouse

LEFT: The Wendy Townhouse is supplied with queen-sized bunkbeds upstairs. RIGHT: There’s a daybed within the downstairs lounge space

Audrey mentioned: ‘Our playhouses have been getting greater and extra lovely and only a few folks have the time or the area to place one of their yard.


‘So we actually wished to make some form of product that was extra accessible to numerous households to get pleasure from.

‘We talked concerning the resort for some time earlier than we opened it, about how a lot enjoyable it might be to have a bunch of households come and go to without delay.’

The couple, dad and mom to Emmet, 14, Miles, 13, Lydia, 11, and Wynn, 4 months, are sometimes impressed by the issues they beloved as youngsters and the issues their very own youngsters love now.


Their concepts are then offered to the Charmed Resorts 25-strong crew, who give their enter, in addition to TikTok followers on the corporate’s charmed.fam web page.

Inspired by Beauty and the Beast, Belle's Cottage sleeps up to six guests and is one of five cottages available to book at Wonder Way

Impressed by Magnificence and the Beast, Belle’s Cottage sleeps as much as six friends and is considered one of 5 cottages obtainable to ebook at Surprise Manner

Future concepts put to their followers on TikTok embody ‘Snow White’s Cottage full with a thatched roof’, ‘Sleeping Magnificence’s Tower overgrown with ivy and moss’, and the ‘Little Mermaid’s Seaside Cottage the place she visits her mermaid household’. 

Audrey mentioned: ‘We now have an concept… after which we take it to our crew at work.


‘We additionally often put our concepts out on social media and we let our followers be the ultimate voice that decides what comes subsequent. 

‘That is actually enjoyable for individuals who comply with us, they get to be a part of the method from begin to end.

‘It often comes collectively rather well after we run it by all these phases of scrutiny.’ 


Every lodging takes between three and 5 weeks to construct inhouse on the resort, in Blairmore, which has been operating for 2 years, with the cottage-building operation now in its eighth yr.

‘We now have a reasonably superior crew from begin to end, proper from the design part to constructing and building inhouse and the set up, which often takes place with a crane onsite,’ Audrey mentioned.

‘With planning, it takes a bit longer however the constructing half we will end in a month.’



Like all Charmed Resorts cottages, Rumpelstiltskin's Tower comes equipped with a mixture of double beds and bunkbeds, an electric fire, an outdoor wood-fired hot tub and a picnic area

This property is in the Storybook Square area

Like all Charmed Resorts cottages, Rumpelstiltskin’s Tower comes outfitted with a combination of double beds and bunkbeds, an electrical hearth, an out of doors wood-fired sizzling tub and a picnic space. This property is within the Storybook Sq. space

Audrey mentioned: ‘We construct our personal cottages. We construct all the pieces from home windows and doorways to all of the little particulars.’

The corporate’s inhouse design crew relies on the resort and its manufacturing unit is within the close by metropolis of Lethbridge, the place Audrey and her household reside. 

Previously, friends have employed out areas of the resort to host particular occasions and even weddings – however the ready checklist for tying the knot at the moment sits at two years. 


The resort celebrated 100 per cent occupancy throughout all its 11 cottages in July and has welcomed friends from throughout the US, Canada, and past.

Audrey mentioned it’s ‘a really humbling expertise’ and that the household ‘couldn’t ask for extra’.

Audrey recalled showing up at Captain Hook's Ship cottage (above) to find two families dressed up in Peter Pan costumes with 'all characters' represented

Audrey recalled displaying up at Captain Hook’s Ship cottage (above) to search out two households dressed up in Peter Pan costumes with ‘all characters’ represented 

Gingerbread Cottage, which sleeps six, is described by the resort as the home of the Wicked Witch from the story Hansel and Gretel

Gingerbread Cottage, which sleeps six, is described by the resort as the house of the Depraved Witch from the story Hansel and Gretel

She added: ‘My different youngsters have been round for the grind of beginning out new enterprise and Wynn will get to develop up on this fairytale setting, so we’re so enthusiastic about that.’


Followers of Charmed Resorts also can design and order their very own playhouse or doghouse from Audrey and Tyson, underneath the ‘store’ part of their web site.

‘Our crew is devoted to tapping into our purchasers’ creativeness, extracting their imaginative and prescient, and making it a actuality,’ the web page says.


Costs at Storybook Sq. begin from $295 (£227) whereas costs at Surprise Manner start at $410 (£315).


The previous contains Lia’s Cottage and Elvyn’s Cottage – sleeping 4 – plus Midsummer Cottage, Jack’s Cottage, Rapunzel’s Cottage, Rumpelstiltskin’s Tower, and Gingerbread Cottage – sleeping six.

On the latter, friends will discover Belle’s Cottage, Hatter’s Home, the Misplaced Boys’ Treehouse, Wendy’s Townhouse, and Hook’s Pirate Ship, all sleeping six.

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