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CARIBOU RUN - Log Cabin Sleeps 16 - 2300 square ft

Entire cabin hosted by Gary & Bev
16 guests4 bedrooms12 beds1 bath
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Experience the rustic beauty of CARIBOU RUN on Upper Harris Lake north of Pointe au Baril. Located just 2 ½ hours north of Toronto, and a one minute boat ride from the marina, it is a restful oasis of peace. Large spacious rooms with plenty of charm and aesthetic warmth await you in this 2300+ sq. foot cottage. Handcrafted from 8” square logs and chinking, the main kitchen, living and dining area with 10 & 12 ‘ ceilings provide more than ample room for large or multiple families to congregate.

The space
Tastefully furnished with numerous vintage and antique pieces, you will find Caribou Run a uniquely relaxing place to enjoy your vacation. Enjoy separate living and dining areas inside or out on the newly renovated, fully enclosed porch affording beautiful views of the sparkling lake. The porch dining area has an extendable table that seats a large group, and the round dining table inside seats 6. Use the 7 seater kitchen pine bar either for additional seating, or as a great buffet bar. The kitchen is well equipped with a waffle iron, slow cooker and other amenities listed elsewhere. As coffee lovers, we have a coffee grinder, coffee maker and press, as well as two stainless carafes to keep your coffee hot at the table. Travel mugs keep your coffee hot on the dock while you enjoy the sunset.

Caribou Run disperses large groups very well, providing numerous spaces for games, visiting or relaxing with a book. None of the bedrooms share a wall, allowing for privacy, and children settle quickly at bedtime. Adults can relax with a group game on the porch, a movie or X Box game without disturbing their sleeping children, who are tired after a day filled with swimming and games.

A large dock provides plenty of room for swimming, boating and other water sports. Extra life jackets are on the hooks outside the cabin. One return water taxi trip from the marina is included in your rental (or provided by the owners in their pontoon), and an aluminium boat and motor is included for your use. PLEASE NOTE: A Pleasure Craft licence is required to operate the boat & motor. Other watercraft (pontoon boats, canoes, kayaks) are available for rent at the marina.

Now booking for 2021; next year's price increase reflects the new amenities that will be in place by spring 2021 (new half bath; sauna, dishwasher, queen bed formerly double, canoe and 2 kayaks).

Harris Lake is a beautiful mid size lake that connects with the Magnetawan River through navigable waterways only a 10 minute boat ride from the cabin. The lake provides excellent swimming, boating and fishing (bass, pickerel, pike) and is a ideal place for a peaceful canoe ride. The Magnetawan River is a favourite place to take a boat trip, jump off the cliff rock, or swim in the rapids at the waterfall.

THE STORY OF CARIBOU RUN

Caribou Run is built on a unique geothermic concept constructed primarily of natural log, wooden, and rock materials and founded on pre-Cambrian cap rock. Some areas of the cottage have natural rock features built into living areas.

Legend has it that the large caribou on the kitchen wall raced down from the north so fast that he came right through the east wall of our log cabin. There he remains to this day. Once you experience Caribou Run, we think you’ll want to stay a while too.

Other things to note
Please note: This is a water access cottage - we are directly across from the marina, but our cabin is private due to natural foilage. Free parking is provided at the marina for one vehicle. The marina will charge additional guest vehicles $10/day.
Boat with 9.9hp motor pictured is included with rental.
Experience the rustic beauty of CARIBOU RUN on Upper Harris Lake north of Pointe au Baril. Located just 2 ½ hours north of Toronto, and a one minute boat ride from the marina, it is a restful oasis of peace. Large spacious rooms with plenty of charm and aesthetic warmth await you in this 2300+ sq. foot cottage. Handcrafted from 8” square logs and chinking, the main kitchen, living and dining area with 10 & 12 ‘ cei… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 bunk bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 bunk bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 bunk bed

Amenities

Indoor fireplace
Kitchen
Free dryer–In building
Free washer–In building
TV
Paid parking lot off premises
Portable heater
Radiant heating
Smoke alarm
First aid kit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Location

Pointe au Baril, Ontario, Canada

While in the area enjoy a 30 minute trip and visit beautiful Parry Sound, book a ride on the Island Queen cruise on Georgian Bay, and enjoy shopping, dining and golf options. We are an hour south of Sudbury, Science North and the Big Nickel.

Hosted by Gary & Bev

Joined in July 2019
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Bev and I have lived in Canada, Cambodia and had long stays in Thailand for work. During that time we had the opportunity to travel many exciting places but would rent a cottage each summer for a family reunion where cousins could play and we could all unplug from our daily lives and reconnect. When we returned to life in Canada, we wanted to find a place where we could gather regularly as a family and build lasting memories together. Caribou Run was purchased and furnished to fulfill that dream. As we can’t spend all the time we’d like here, we decided to offer our space to other families to make their own lakeside memories too. Besides swimming and fishing, you’ll find a large variety of family games, movies both for kids and adults, and an XBox 360 with a large variety of games for rainy days and evenings inside. If you are here at the right time, you’ll find a harvest of wild raspberries right outside our door. So check out the photos and see if you can picture your family here.
Bev and I have lived in Canada, Cambodia and had long stays in Thailand for work. During that time we had the opportunity to travel many exciting places but would rent a cottage ea…
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Checkout: 11:00 AM
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No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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No carbon monoxide alarm
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