Unplugged River Cabin in Gelert

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Entire cabin hosted by Pamela

  1. 3 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. Half-bath
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Book now for Spring/Summer/Fall 2022. Unplug - to connect to nature! Comfortable camping indoors. Bonus screened porch.

No Electricity - No Plumbing - No Cell/WiFi. Charming cabin (with old fashioned outhouse) might suit you - Read full listing to be certain. Bring your kayak or bike to explore river or rail trail. Swimming nearby, not onsite.

Feels secluded although surrounded by oldstyle farms. Contact Host to book. Open mid-May to mid-September only - as it's unheated. No pets!

The space
Kitchen: No running water, no fridge, but set up for basic cooking. Supplied:
• Camp-stove • Dishes, cutlery, utensils • Pots, pans, kettle • Counter-top basins to wash and rinse dishes, veggies • Cooler chest • Barrel of drinking water • Basic spices, salt + pepper, paper towel, dish liquid, foil • Small charcoal BBQ and tools.
>Bring/Buy: charcoal, gas canister for camp-stove, firewood, ice for cooler.

Washroom facilities: No indoor toilet! An outhouse is just steps away. We supply toilet paper + hand sanitizer. There's an indoor dressing room where you can bathe with jug and basin, a shaving mirror at the window, bucket to carry water from the river.
>Bring your own towels.

2 Bedrooms: 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed (smaller than queen-size)
>Guests Must Bring Own Bedding! Bring pillowcases, sheets, comforter.

More Detail: Open plan cabin with dining area, lots of games and books. Battery lanterns supplied • Screened porch with seating • Picnic table • Chairs beside river • Chairs by the campfire pit - buy a bag of local firewood, and enjoy the starry skies!
• No Heating inside the cabin at all (!) - it can get cold even in summer. Bring some warm clothes.
• Stone BBQ fireplace outside is a neat feature: You can cook on this with charcoal (or firewood if you're really patient) • Also small charcoal BBQ.
• We supply a few battery lanterns: No candles allowed - for safety.

Swimming: The river is too shallow and weedy by the cabin, but there's an old fashioned swimming hole less than a km away. Public access to a quiet lake about a 10-minute drive away. Maps at cabin.

Enjoy the wildlife, the horses next door, and friendly barn cats... but Do Not Feed any of these critters! ~ thx for reading all this.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Children’s books and toys for ages 10+ years old
Fire pit

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Where you’ll be

Minden Hills, Ontario, Canada

Right across the road > a storybook farm.

Just around the corner > The HCRT, the Haliburton County Rail Trail. Bike this flat gravel trail to view scenery and wildlife. Map at cabin.

Just down the road > unique antiques barn.

Minden > 12 minutes by car. A riverside village with food shops, LCBO, craft brewpub, restaurants, cafes, patios.

Haliburton Village > 20 minutes by car. Lovely park setting on a lake with all shops and services. Home to Haliburton School of Art + Design, Highlands Summer Festival and Opera Studio - and Haliburton Art and Craft Festival.

Each town also offers: a weekly farmers market, public art gallery, history museum, library with free Wi-Fi, live music, and ice cream!

Abbey Gardens > 40 minutes by car. A wonderful sustainable living complex: organic gardens, food hub, craft brewery, nature trails, public programming, solar and wind demo centre, heritage breed horses and chickens.

Hosted by Pamela

  1. Joined in December 2016
  • 221 Reviews
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My husband Hugh and I welcome you!

We moved with our young family to Haliburton County 20+ years ago to find a quieter life. Here we have found expression in being part of a lively arts and music community, surrounded by nature. Hugh plays trumpet and cornet in every kind of group from jazz and blues to chamber orchestra. He's easing into retirement from architecture, by spending more time watching for wildlife passing through our meadow.

I recharge by exploring outdoors - a habit started at age nine when I led neighbourhood friends on expeditions behind waterfalls, down train tracks and making tree forts. Now I fatbike rail trails, and create new footpaths through the wildwoods around our properties.
My husband Hugh and I welcome you!

We moved with our young family to Haliburton County 20+ years ago to find a quieter life. Here we have found expression in being pa…

During your stay

If schedules permit, we'll welcome you in person. Since there's no Wi-Fi or cell signal at the cabin, we'll make arrangements in case you need to reach us.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy