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.
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
Tracey was awesome. Answered all my questions and gave me detailed answers in a prompt way. The cabin itself is secluded enough that you won't see a person but close enough that you can get into town in a few minutes if you need anything. The day bed upstairs perched by the window feels like something out of a movie. It's simple but the perfect spot to relax, read...sleep! There's awesome trails outside your door and in winter snow shoes are provided, which was my first time snow-shoeing, loved it.
The cabin is rustic but with some serious vintage style, you instantly feel the love Tracey has put into it. It is by far the best cabin I've ever been to, to date.
I was there in the winter and will go back again, I can't imagine how great it is in the summer. Hard place not to love!
This was our second time staying & it was such as lovely as we remembered it being. The cabin is beautifully built and decorated, has everything you could want, and Tracey is an excellent host who makes you feel right at home. The trails surrounding the cabin are gorgeous this time of year, the trees covered in snow and perfect for snowshoeing. And of course the warm wood stove is the perfect thing to come back to. Perfect for creative/artistic souls looking for a peaceful and inspiring retreat from the city.
Tracey and Todd lived up to the superhost hype, won't be disappointed from beginning to end. Tracey was so helpful during our correspondence and gave us all the vital info we needed to ensure safe travel as well as an amazing stay.
Upon arrival we were greeted by this beautiful couple who made us feel relaxed instantly which is great when you want to escape the city stress. They offered to help bring our stuff in, had the fire going and a list of things we could help ourselves too like deer chilli,eggs and coffee COME ON!!!
If that wasn't enough the place from the moment we saw it, we knew this would be our home away from home. All the details,the reading material,the property and surrounding nature with sooooooo much privacy, you just can't imagine.Tracey had a map of the trails as well as a folder of info about the surrounding areas,maps, sights, including wood stove instructions which i really appreciated. She really leaves you feeling equipped but also to be free as a bird. Even though the cabin is so tastefully done(super talented lady and Todd too!) there's nothing fussy about it, it makes you want to get cozy and REAL!
I'm so happy to have found this posting and Tracey happens to own two businesses that i love, Black Market and Public Butter. With that said this truly is a magical place with two AMAZING hosts who are pretty COOL and ATTRACTIVE, i look forward to getting to know each other better with our future visits.
BTW if your a creative person this place will bring out your flow and it will just burst out of you! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for an artist retreat! Phil and i went into some serious cosmic zones with our music, while looking out into the snowy abyss of covered trees, that we plan on booking a week in the summer to record an album(watch out Sonic Youth).
You will enjoy all the trails,stars and much more, that this heaven has to offer. We can't wait to experience all the seasons in this cabin.MANY THANKS for these two for sharing this space with all of us!
PS: Our dog Rosie was in doggy heaven!
PSS: This is my dream home
Everything was as we expected, met with Todd who gave us the lay of the land. After a hectic few months this cozy cabin was a perfect place to un-wind and relaxed. Loved how well decorated and equiped the place was too, lots of interesting knick-knacks and a great selection of reading material if you forget yours. I can't wait to come back.
Very lovely cabin, we like it very much! Thanks Todd and Tracey:) I think if it was in the summer, our stay can be even better since it was raining when we were there. However, we had a good time.
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.