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Family and friends of Peter and Margot Badger thought they were crazy when they purchased this dilapidated country property in 2006. The house itself was in such a horrific state of disrepair that few could see its potential, nor imagine the incredible resurrection that would unfold over the following two years.
“The house was full of junk and the furnace had been condemned,” Peter recalled. “People were living in here squatting.”
The Badgers had to literally shovel out more than five tons of junk and debris before they could even begin to restore the 19th century mansion to its original splendor. The historic home was built by John Norgate in 1840, a time period that didn't incorporate the now common conveniences of electricity or indoor plumbing. The architectural details however, abound. From elaborate plaster crown molding to dozens of hand-carved roof brackets, the 4600 sq. ft. structure is as luxurious as it is expansive.
By the time the Badger’s took ownership, the state of the building had become horrendous. Each room was filled to capacity with furniture, clothes, toys, appliances, and debris which had been accumulating since 1969.
“You could not see the floor in most of the rooms,” said Margot, recalling her first tour through the house. “I was walking through and I was thinking, ‘This place is really bad.”
After every single room had been cleared out, the floor plan of the house was altered to accommodate additional bathrooms and a brand new, state of the art kitchen. Electric lines were run, brand new plumbing installed. Margot and Peter did much of the manual labor that followed—from laying and grouting floors, to scraping wallpaper and meticulously repainting each room. Margot drove the design aspect of the project, perfecting each room to the very last detail. Upon completion of what was no less than a Herculean task, the Badgers had clearly created something beyond the usual country Bed and Breakfast.
The Healing Center at Little Lakes Inn was born from Margot’s desire to teach others how proper nutrition and the use of safe and natural remedies can quickly bring one to optimum health.
As a dietitian in the senior’s wing of a local hospital, Margot had unsuccessfully lobbied doctors and pharmacists for years to give probiotics to her patients, as she knew they would quickly cure severe bowel infections that had become epidemic among the elderly. But the hospital would spend thousands of dollars per patient for ineffective surgeries and drugs before they would spend $3 for a probiotic. When she challenged them she was told that the drugs and surgeries were given the okay because they were covered by insurance. The probiotics were refused because they were not.
Margot’s battle with hospital administration continued until she suffered a heart attack in May 2007, which prompted her to leave her traditional healthcare position and pursue her dream of opening her own alternative healing center.
One month later, Margot’s cousin Clifford Launt returned from South Africa where he had spent three years offering natural energy treatments to a poverty stricken, AIDS infested tribal community.
“I just looked at Clifford and said, you’re going to do healings at Little Lakes,” laughed Margot. "It was truly a match made in heaven."
As construction of the Inn and Healing Center proceeded, Clifford began offering on-site, natural energy healing treatments to those in need. Clients would be escorted through the inn, past saw horses and piles of building materials, to a makeshift healing room—which was, in actuality, any available space that was currently not under construction.
After two years of working primarily out of the inn’s unfinished attic, Clifford and his team now offer a variety of healing therapies in the newly transformed “Spring Water Spa” treatment room. This state-of-the-art space is comprised of three dedicated rooms on the second floor of the inn, accessible by a separate entrance. Complete with a two-person bathtub, the Spring Water Spa provides overnight guests and healing center patients with an opportunity to experience a Miracle Bath for healing, relaxation, or spiritual awakening.
“The Miracle Baths were invented for Little Lakes,” explained Clifford. “It was when Margot got the Swine Flu that we really developed the bath water, and now it’s a viable treatment for anything from broken bones to cancer.”
In the autumn of 2008, Margot and Peter Badger hosted their grand opening. Since then, Little Lakes Inn & Healing Center has continued to grow in popularity and has gained a reputation for being a constant oasis in our busy, ever changing world. The Healing Center is now fully operational and welcomes all who desire to achieve optimal health through natural healing methods. Clifford Launt and his healing team provide natural healing treatments for all types of physical, mental, and emotional suffering.