A private, light-filled cabin in the Ontario woodlands; secluded and romantic with full amenities, surrounded by nature, trails, and wilderness.
This open-concept cabin in Central Ontario is your cozy, comfortable on-grid retreat, surrounded by countryside and very private. Light , airy, and winterized it is available 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.
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Covid 19 Update to potential guests:
We are currently not accepting bookings for May as of yet; you may ask for a tentative booking which is easily cancelled and refunded via Airbnb's COVID19 policy, by either party. We will also continue to revisit this status on monthly basis.
The safety of our guests and community is very important to us and, by following local and provincial health unit guidelines and recommendations for disinfecting, we are adding extra measures to our already stringent cleaning regimen.
Despite being listed in Airbnb’s Eco-Friendly category we feel it is now necessary to use stronger and more abrasive cleaners and disinfectants for all our laundering and cleaning before each booking. These will be applied to all bed and bath linens and towels, surfaces, handles, taps, switches, remotes, appliances, etc.
Also as a result of coronavirus, we have removed most of the books and board games so we recommend bringing your own.
We also ask that when out and about in our community, you exercise the same cautionary measures as you would in your own and follow interaction guidelines.
We look forward to hosting you.
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/living area and full bathroom. There is a high-efficiency airtight wood-burning stove in the kitchen. Firewood is provided, however we typically shut it down for the warm season. Back-up heat includes a portable infra-red heater as well as baseboard heaters for those extra-cold days. It has hydro, running water, and a screened-in deck with outdoor wrap-around porch.
bed linens and blankets/duvets, towels, kitchen utensils, LED TV, mini-stereo, bluetooth tivoli with radio, and DVD player. The Tv accepts USB keys/ports if you want to bring your own movies and shows. There is no basic cable services. 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. There is a propane BBQ as well.
If you truly want to get away from it all, this is the place for you.
There is a cell phone booster, so depending on your provider, you could receive great service. We are with Telus/Bell and Fido/Rogers and can get full bars on the 3G network and occasionally the 4G networks. There is no wifi service; we have had guests in the past who have used their cellphones as hotspots. There is also wifi available at the Powassan library for a very low cost.
There is a landline telephone on which you can receive long-distance calls but can only dial-out locally.
There is an outdoor fire bowl to enjoy at night as well.
Your own food
HDMI and AV cords for movies and music
good non-slip slippers or indoor shoes (the floor can be chilly in winter)
and although our water is 100% potable and tasteless, it is very iron heavy and some may have an aversion to it.
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. Airbnb has, for some reason, the cabin listed as ‘shared entrance’ but we assure you there is no shared entrance anywhere on the property; you have a private driveway right up to your private cabin.
**A NOTE FOR WINTER OR EARLY SPRING STAY: A 4WD or good AWD vehicle is almost certainly a must as the driveway is quite long, and can take a day or two to get plowed. In early spring it can get slushy/muddy. Some experience using a wood-burning stove is also a must as it is the main source of heat. As your host we will likely be there to check you in, after which we will leave you to your privacy.
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 nearby (no membership req'd), as well as several OFSC trails. At the nearby lake you can rent a canoe for about $5 per hour. Canoes and kayaks may also be rented at Algonquin North Outfitters and delivered for you at the Kiosk entry point of the Park.
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 and horse-riding facilities as well.
The area is ideal for moto-touring loops, either on a motorcycle or a snowmobile. Ask us for info!
Dogs are sometimes welcome, but please check with us first. Due to allergen considerations of other guests we ask that it be a 100% NON-SHEDDING, hypo-allergenic dog. And cats are not allowed.
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.
Please see our Guidebook for local restaurants and activities
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.
And please note, guests must 25 years of age or older. By finalizing your booking you will also be agreeing to a waiver of liability, and all the terms of the rental agreement.
We will also ask that over Xmas, New Years, and March break that guests book a minimum 5 nights..
Chisholm Township is a beautiful rural area perched just above the northwest corner of Algonquin Park.
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