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 us first. The cabin is furnished and we supply everything you need for a truly comfortable stay. Linens, towels, kitchen utensils, LCD TV, DVD player, iPod/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 no Internet service but most smartphones work well, depending on their quality/make. 3G and E network signals are reliable in certain spots in the cabin, but your service will be slower than usual. We have had guests who have been able to use their cellphones as personal hotspots for internet connections. There is high-speed wireless available at the local library in town. 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 $3 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.
As your hosts, we are on the (quite distant) neighbouring property, where we will be close at hand to help with anything you may need but otherwise 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.
*notes on winter stays*: the driveway is quite long and unpaved and is plowed in winter, but it may not get plowed immediately; so if you do not have a 4WD vehicle you can temporarily park at the entrance and we'll take you up in our 4WD.
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. Also they are welcome to use the firepit and swimming pond at the main house.
We check them in and then leave them alone;but all guests are welcome to join us for a hike, drink, yak at the main house anytime! We will also guide them on a hike throughout the property if they want. Otherwise the cabin is very private and secluded and we only venture over if guests need us.
A car is pretty much a necessity.
My stay at Tracey and Todd's cabin was exactly what I was looking for: a simple place to spend a peaceful weekend, with the beautiful, subtle hills of the Nipissing region rolling off into the distance. The cabin has all the key amenities, and the wood stove works great- didn't really even need the space heaters. I'll definitely be a return guest!
We spent 3 glorious days at Tracy and Todd's place. We can't say enough good things.
The cabin itself is home-y, warm and well thought out. We did lots of cooking and had everything we could possibly need. I'm already daydreaming about heading back and spending a whole day reading in the day bed.
The area has a lot to offer. There is a snowshoe trail around the property, which offered a great adventure. As well as the nearby cross country ski club. We even ventured to Eau Claire to admire the gorge.
All in all, a great place to explore the north:)
Loved it!!!! This is my ideal aesthetic. This cottage is quaint and perfect- I want it for my own. Sighh, renting this will do until I can afford my own! :)
The cabin was cozy and nicely decorated with vintage furniture and we appreciated the small touches like coffee in the pantry, interesting books, boardgames and CDs. We also used the snowshoes and really enjoyed getting out on the property. Thanks for the stay!
Tracey was awesome to deal with. The place was nice and cozy. Very cool wood stove which kept the place warm during our winter stay. Had a great time! Thinking about planning another trip to the cabin.
Wonderful little getaway, perfectly built and styled home. I would come back anytime and just spend another 3 days reading all the books they have there and enjoying the outdoors!
Although I was a little worried to show my girlfriend from the Canary Islands - 25 C average - the North of Ontario in January, it was just the right thing to do!
Tracey's and Todd's cabin offers a unique feeling of the beautiful endless nature outside the big cities. It is a lovely place to recover, enjoy snowshoeing - great trail, even for beginners - and relax. To heat your place yourself with a perfect working wood stove is a great experience. If you want to have the feeling of adventure without the lack of comfort this is the place to go! We loved it!
We had such a relaxing time reading, cooking and going for walks last weekend. The cabin is not overly cluttered and has a clean look. The decor has lots of funky vintage details that we loved and it had everything we needed during our stay. Everything was nice and clean and we were instantly at home. It was very cold and snowy and the modern wood stove kept us cozy and snug. We are already thinking about when we can go back. Todd and Tracey were great during booking and available during our stay if we needed anything. We forgot an important item and they made sure that it got back to us. Thanks again!
My boyfriend and I stayed here for just under a week and we loved it so much. The cabin is very clean and actually even cozier than the photos show. Todd and Tracey's cabin was the perfect place to spend New Years Eve.
The kitchen was pretty well equipped too with big pots, frying pans, etc. I even made an apple pie in the toaster oven! The spice selection is pretty minimal though so if you need anything specific, bring your own.
Overall, we had the best time ever and can't wait to come back -- except maybe next time when it's not -30 out.
We had a great stay in the cabin, despite the freezing weather! Tracey was a pleasure to communicate with prior to our arrival, giving us loads of information on how to enjoy the cabin as best as possible. Todd met us on arrival and was very helpful. The cabin itself is cozy and cute, packed with winter necessities (board games, blankets and firewood!), with lovely views of the surrounding woods. We would love to come back in the spring or summer!