About this listing
A private and beautiful cabin in the Ontario woodlands; secluded and romantic with full amenities. A great relaxing escape!
This cedar-clad cabin in Central Ontario is surrounded by bucolic countryside and offers the wilds of a remote nature preserve. It is a very comfortable on-grid cabin, light, airy, and modern, yet peaceful, quiet, and private. It is winterized and open year-round. You'll only be a few minutes from shops and necessities but seemingly miles from civilization. There are 100 acres in which to roam, with trails, wildlife, fields and northern Ontario forest, nestled outside the northwest corner of Algonquin Park.
The cabin is equipped with one loft bedroom upstairs that has a queen bed and and a single daybed. The main floor has an open-concept kitchen and living area and measures 20' x 24'. There is a brand new SCAN scandinavian high-efficiency wood-burning stove in the kitchen. Firewood is provided. Back-up heat includes a portable infra-red heater as well as baseboard heaters for those extra-cold days. The house is fully insulated. It has hydro, one full indoor bathroom, and a screened-in deck with outdoor wrap-around porch.
Dogs are sometimes welcome, but please check with me first. The cabin is furnished and I supply everything you need for a truly comfortable stay. Linens, towels, kitchen utensils, LED TV, /mp4 stereo. The Tv accepts USB keys if you want to bring your own movies and shows. A Propane BBQ is also provided.The kitchen does not have a full-size oven but there is a mini high-end Breville convection oven which can roast a small chicken, and a 2-burner cook-top.
If you truly want to get away from it all, this is the place for you.
There is Internet service and Wifi. There is also a landline telephone on which you can receive long-distance calls but can only dial-out locally.
The cabin is located on a private road just outside of Powassan, Ontario in the Township of Chisholm, which abuts the northwest corner of Algonquin Park. There are thousands of acres of crown land nearby, yet within 10 minutes you can have access to town which has a Beer Store, LCBO, hardware, groceries, restaurants, laundromat, farmer's market, gas station, mechanics, library, tennis courts, public pool, legion hall, cop-shop, and other conveniences. The grocery store in town offers a very decent selection of foods as well as organic produce. North Bay is only 30kms away should you need something from any big-box store, a movie night, or sushi.
The property is not on a lake but is very close to several lakes with public beaches, boat launches, and ice-fishing. There are also several extensive roads, trails and lakes throughout the crown lands next to our township.
There is a network of trails on the property (intermediate) for hiking and snowshoeing. We often have spare snowshoes on hand if other guests are not using them. Most outdoor stores like MEC will rent equipment and gear. There is a cross-country ski club (no membership req'd), and nearby there are several OFSC trails. At the nearby lake you can rent a canoe for about $5 per hour.
The area is ideal for hiking, canoeing, fishing, hunting, birdwatching, camping, exploring, photography, mountain-biking, x-country skiing, snowmobiling, ATVing, boating, snowshoeing, or just relaxing. We provide a topo map of the area if you are the adventurous sort, showing various wilderness accesses and roads less travelled, and we can point you in the right direction. There are nearby dog-sledding expeditions as well.
A note for winter stays: A 4WD vehicle is almost certainly a must as the driveway is quite long, and some experience using a wood-burning stove is preferable. As your host I will likely be there to check you in, after which I will leave you to your privacy.
There is also an excellent local store, Chisholm Country Market, that offers locally-produced baked goods, meats, and treats, and gas.
Please note that pets occasionally come with previous guests so, although every visit gets a thorough cleaning, those with super-sensitive allergies may be affected.
We reserve the option to refuse bookings to those without verifications or reviews, and if you are new to AirBnB and do not have any yet we will ask you to tell us a little something about yourself.
Outside of the cabin, guests have access to all our trails and 100 acres of wilderness.
Interaction with Guests
Guests are left on their own, but a nearby contact is supplied for emergencies.
A car is pretty much a necessity.
Mindful smoking is permitted on the porch and deck.
The cabin has its own independent waste septic system so please, only toilet waste and bathing/dishwater down the drains.
Please don't feed the wildlife.
The well water is on a 'softness' schedule and the system flushes itself every 3 days at 2 a.m. in the night; the water cannot be used during this time (it lasts about 40 minutes).
Due to the woodstove, the cabin is not really child-friendly. It is the main source of heat and acts as a furnace and, although pretty to look at at, must be handled with great care and diligence. those not confident with it are encouraged to use the electric back-up heat.
While we especially welcome musicians and music lovers as it is an ideal place to make noise without disturbing neighbours, we don't consider it a party palace either.
There has been cats living here, and visiting dogs, but will not be present during your stay.
Due to insurance reasons;persons under 25 are not permitted without a legal parent or guardian.
There is no outdoor firepit, also due to insurance regulations.
This is the second time my husband and I travelled up to Tracey's cabin for a getaway. We left feeling relaxed and rested! Despite it being hot and humid outside the cabin was always nice and cool. The location also provides the perfect amount of seclusion and quiet while still being a short drive from town and all the shops you need.
Our stay at this beautiful cottage was amazing! The whole house is decorated with great care and we loved the books and Native art we discovered around the place. Tracey was very nice and helpful and had left us a complete information package on the environment. The rolling hills, lakes and wild nature around the place makes for nice hikes. It is definitely a wonderful place to stay and we would love to come back to explore more of the surrounding area!
Excellent communication , flexible on check in time. Not enough great things can be said about the cabin:) inspiring rustic and quiet . Definite recommend if you are looking for nature and not a hotel stay. Very clean and unique decor, comfortable bed and great shower.
we've stayed here many, many times and it never disappoints. its starting to feel like a second home to us. tracey's warmth and hospitality are definitely a huge part of that. can't wait for the next stay!
Tracey's cabin was beautiful and in a great location. We explored Powassan and the Gorge, then drove down to HWY 60 and did a hiking trail close to the visitors centre. Unfortunately we didn't get to meet Tracey, but she had the wood burner going for us on arrival and was extremely helpful in the run up to our trip. in the cabin was lots of info on the local area. It's a perfect get away.
Thanks for having us at your cute and cozy cottage. We love the wood-burning stove.
We look forward to staying there again!
Tracey was very flexible accommodated our dates. We loved the cabin itself, the Queen Street vibe and the simple, but comfortable set-up. The location is amazing, right on the edge of the woods, just like in the fairy tales.
Klaus and Ingrid
About the Host, Tracey
I'm a Retail Entrepreneur specializing in vintage clothing and furnishings; birdwatcher, food-lover, music-listener, wood-splitter, nature-nut who likes books and parties too.