Welcome to the Sleeping Giant BB - Rankin House
This fully furnished home is self-contained and was just completed in Sept. 2010. The house was gutted and rebuilt to modern standards. There is a Queen Bed with office space and TV for your enjoyment in the Master Suite. A guest room with a double 4 poster bed is available for any extra family members. The four piece bath features a soaker tub with dual shower head and a glass vanity top. As well the home has a dining room (also with office space and TV) overlooking the gardens, living room with electric fireplace and a den which is cozy for reading or watching TV. The galley kitchen features a stove, dishwasher, micro wave and fridge. The cabinets contain all cooking utensils and dishes as well as all condiments required for light meals or meal preparation.
During the spring, summer and fall guests can enjoy the outdoors at Rankin House. There is patio furniture for your use and a table with chairs on the front porch for those warm summer evenings. Rankin House is booked every other week so be sure to check the availability before you decide to visit us. We try to keep the availability records up-to-date and usually can do so 2-3 months in advance. Feel free to call us if you have any questions.
This is a great location for anyone who is coming to Thunder Bay as a locum doctor, on business or a week's vacation. It is a quiet residential location and close to shops for all your amenities. We provide coffee/tea and continental breakfast for the first morning of your stay.
Your hostess Sonja Van Rooyen is a watercolour artist. You can enjoy some of her art at the Rankin House. She also has exhibitions at the Local Colour Art Gallery, Thai Kitchen, Royal Bank (Edward and Redwood Branch) and Lake Superior Art Gallery in Victoriaville Mall. On Sept. 3rd., 2010 Sonja retired from the Cambrian location which she operated year round since 1996. She had award winning gardens and was on many garden tours at Cambrian Crescent and although the gardens at Rankin are very small in comparison they are lovely and inviting. Her business expertise will be extended to all guests staying at the Rankin House. We want you to have an enjoyable and relaxing stay while in Thunder Bay.
This is your home away from home.
- - - Exterior - - -
Rankin House is truly your "home" away
from home. It is a fully-furnished
self-contained house for those guests
who wish to have total privacy or
are in Thunder Bay for business.
- - - Kitchen & Dining Room - - -
Everything you need to make your stay
comfortable including a desk with WIFI
internet access and TV in Dining Room.
- - - Living Room & Den - - -
A fireplace in the living room offers
a cozy ambiance and the den contains
a library of books for your enjoyment.
- - - Master Bedroom and Bath- - -
- - Overflow Room & African collection - -
- - - The Garden- - -
Enjoy your morning coffee
in the beautiful gardens.
- - - VanRooyen Art Gallery - - -
From Airport to Sleeping Giant
BB-Rankin House, turn:
Left on Hwy 61
Right on Arthur St. (11/17) -(1st light)
Left on Selkirk St.
Right on Rankin St. (house is half-way down on right hand side)
Calendar parking in effect during the snow season.