Experience hosted by Ruth

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

When you arrive, traipse through the rose arbor to join me in the back yard. You'll be welcomed to the Potting Shed, to relax on an old church pew, test out a few natural ancient oils and learn their proven benefit to your skin, and watch the distillation process begin.

Then we'll move to the outdoor picnic table area where you'll create your personalized body scrub and bath soak. As well as essential oils for your scrub, you'll be offered lavender buds, rose petals, lemon balm, mint, and borage - all grown and dried in our Akronside garden - for your bath tea. When your beauty products are ready, take a moment to wander the gardens, or, enjoy the meandering path through our back wilds for a meditative stroll. And of course, you are welcome to hang out in the Potting Shed and observe the distillation process in action.

When the bell rings, gather on the shaded front verdana for tea-time. You'll enjoy the popular favorite, Lavender & Rose Concession's Lemonade, along with old-fashioned lavender shortbread and other special treats.

Invite friends and family to this lovely experience, for a special memory that leaves you both relaxed and invigorated.
Other things to note
Rain won't stop us, our copper distillery is in the Potting Shed - need be we can move inside. Bring sunglasses, and shoes appropriate to the garden for they are likely to get dirty if you wander about. For weekend bookings, please send an email request and I'll try to open up your requested date.
When you arrive, traipse through the rose arbor to join me in the back yard. You'll be welcomed to the Potting Shed, to relax on an old church pew, test out a few natural ancient oils and learn their proven benefit to your skin, and watch the distillation process begin.

Then we'll move to the outdoor picnic table area where you'll create your personalized body scrub and bath soak. As well as essential oils for your scrub, you'll be of…

What's included

  • Food
    Tea-time on the shaded front veranda will include lavender shortbread, as w...
  • Drinks
    Lavender water will be available throughout your visit.

    At tea-t...
  • Equipment
    Everything you need will be provided. You'll make a personalized essential...

Meet your host, Ruth

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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At Akronside, our romantic English-style garden features lavender and roses. These buds and petals produce essential oil in our lovely copper still, which are wonderful in the skin-care and bath products I make using natural ancient compounds scientifically proven to benefit skin. My gardening passion began as a child in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Canada, digging and weeding beside my father, a Niagara Falls Parks Commission gardener. Traipsing through Europe, I fell in love with roses in Romania, and with the way lavender grows waist-high in Albania (near Greece). I'm honored to offer a few moments of tranquility where you can experience the process of distilling essential oil, and where you can let your world relax as you enjoy the magic of the garden. Due to CoVid 19, unless you are a family of eight, please limit groups to four.
At Akronside, our romantic English-style garden features lavender and roses. These buds and petals produce essential oil in our lovely copper still, which are wonderful in the skin-care and bath products I make using natural ancient compounds scientifically proven to benefit skin. My gardening passion began as a child in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Canada, digging and weeding beside my father, a Niagara Falls Parks Commission gardener. Traipsing through Europe, I fell in love with roses in Roma…
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Where you'll be

Your experience will happen in our two-acre yard, with gardens featuring lavender & roses. We call it Akronside because we're just outside the town of Akron, NY, near Buffalo and Niagara Falls, and around the corner from three popular golf courses. You'll be just minutes from beautiful Akron Falls Park, if you'd like a lovely hike afterwards. Or, follow up your experience with a drive through charming Akron, film location of "A Quiet Place 2."

1 review

Whitnye
June 2021
Ruth was the perfect host! Her home and gardens are beautiful, she served absolutely amazing refreshments, and we walked away with natural bath items that she showed us how to make. We will definitely be back!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunglasses

Hat if sunny