|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
If you are seeking restitution away from the pressures of everyday living, or enjoy 'glamping' without the fuss, the yurt experience is sure to revitalize and re-connect you back to nature and rejuvenate the soul! This beautiful one of a kind OFF-THE-GRID accommodation is a fully eco-sustainable nature escape on 11 acres with water front. We recently expanded our cabin to include a large 17x17 all-natural Canadian-made heated yurt. It's directly adjacent to the cabin and includes board games, and a wide selection of reading material for the quieter moments. Accommodates just 2 adults, perfect for a romantic getaway or ideal for anyone wishing to escape the hectic pace of modern life for reflective down time. Perfect retreat for artists, song and novel writers!
Pets with up-to-date vet shots are welcome no charge, but advance notice is required.
We are just a 2 1/2 hour drive north of Toronto, right in the heart of Muskoka District with its vast 2500 square miles of stunning pine and maple forests, 1600 lakes, waterfalls, cliffs and breathtaking scenery! Its best of both worlds: This lakefront is 12 Minutes from historical Huntsville, 30 minute drive to Algonquin Park.
As an additional feature, each booking comes complete with a complimentary day pass to Algonquin Park AND/OR Arrowhead Provincial Park!
Our lakeside waterfront accommodation is fully accessible by road. Your rental includes a propane frig (located in nearby screen kitchen cabin, see pictures), BBQ, fire pit, clean drinking water, and private dock c/w canoe and standard size lifejackets.
Our lake is perfect to venture out by canoe. This one of a kind accommodation is located on vast 11 acreage of forested private property.
In addition to our onsite solar shower, you also have access to wifi just five minutes down the road – we just need advance notice if interested.
What is supplied: When you arrive, the cabin and yurt will be clean and set up with freshly laundered linens, bath towels , hand towels, wash cloths, paper towels, BBQ c/w propane and utensils, ample supply of games, firewood and starter supplied for fireplace/bon fire. Starter supply of dishwasher soap, hand soap, toilet paper, we also keep on hand a few spare beach towels
You can safely dive off the T shaped dock (c/w canoe). Its 36ft in length and 6-7ft deep at the end. The dock is conveniently located only 300ft away from the Yurt.
Yurts have developed into great popularity over past decade, where campers/cottagers can experience an high end upgrade to traditional camping without the work, lately referenced as “glamping”. We supply all the basics, queen size bed, sheets, linens, basic cooking utensils. The sounds of nature is purely therapeutic : ) Other than bringing your basic personal supplies, we do the rest!
The moment that we both arrives at the Yurt, we knew that not only was this a very special place, but we were going to have an absolutely wonderful time. And we did.
The property itself is a gem, with it's trickling waterfall, it's cabin with a lakeside view, and having Benson lake all to ourselves. The Yurt was so cozy and romantic. The wood-burning stove provided both warmth and a place to sit by with a tea and share stories. We went hiking on the trails, snowshoeing on the frozen lake, and even tobogganing down the hill, which was so much fun. The echo on the lake is magic. To anyone visiting, it's something you must try. We were lucky to be able to see the stars at night, and found it pretty special to be able to do that even as we were laying in bed. And hearing wolves and owls at night was pretty incredible.
We want to thank Doug and Orla again for their wonderful hospitality, and for allowing us to enjoy this unique, special, and beautiful place. It was a get-away that we will never forget, and we cannot wait to visit again. It was magic.
Nina & Jay, Toronto
Just wanted to tell you that our stay at the yurt was amazing! You guys truly have a hidden gem. . I have done lots of back country camping in the past and enjoy the quiet, private nature of it. I would say that although you can drive to the yurt it mimics the same type of private and quietness of back country camping. The only reason why I wouldn't tell everyone I know about this place is so that there is some availability for when we want to come next! Although the weather was a little cold we were still able to get a few nice walks up the road and through the woods. We want to come back in the warmer weather so we can explore the lake in the Canoe. We got engaged on your dock in the snow storm and it was something we will always remember.
Thank you again for an amazing stay. We will definitely be back next year!
Mike and Alana
I found my days and nights at the yurt filled with discovery and wonder.
The cries of the loons, being woken by owls and hearing the distant wolves will be a life long memory for me. Standing on the dock and playing my favorite melodies on my euphonium was a joy especially with a four second echo. Who knew wolves like Holst! I found everything I needed was available and things I didn't weren't.
I hope to next time take Orla up on her advice of looking at the stars from the middle of the lake. The best part was that it It was also an absolute joy to share this all with my Airedale" Rosie". I hope to return. Sven
We had an amazing weekend. Living in the city, we've never seen the sky so clear, the majesty of it all. It was the perfect way to get away from the business of life and just spend some time for ourselves.
Doug and Orla were amazing and very hospitable. It was a pleasure meeting them. They made sure we had everything we needed and was always available if we needed to contact them.
As a result of this time away, we have considered doing this every year.
Thank you so much for the experience!
P.S. Coming back with about 30 mosquito bites was definitely worth the experience! :)
Thanks for your note, and your flexibility in our date changes mid-February.
The yurt is incredible, the property is unbelievably beautiful, and our experience couldn't have been better.
Doug, Orla, thank you so much for your time and such an intimate and personal introduction to the yurt. Both myself and Spencer were a little bit timid about how we were going to manage over the weekend but you made it painless and easy. I'm going to be talking everyone's ears off about how unique (and doable!) of an experience this was. I know we'd definitely love the opportunity to try this again in the late summer/early fall.
The National Park pass was greatly appreciated -- Arrowhead was beautiful. Hopefully next time we'll seize the opportunity and see Algonquin, as well.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us!
PS -- I love the emphasis on local and Canada-made products!
We came here for peace, relaxation, and the great outdoors. This property met those requirements and more. The yurt was well-equipped, cozy (thanks to the woodstove) and secluded enough that you felt away from everything, yet because it was only a short hike and 10 minute drive into town it was still convenient for us to get around and explore Huntsville. Thank you to our wonderful hosts Doug and Orla, we will definitely be back and recommend it to others!
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HIGH SEASON RATE
Jul 1 2015 - Oct 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes||Cancellation Policy: You can book with assurance Your deposit can be applied to another reservation made at the time of the cancellation for your stay period anytime within the next 12 months. If full payment has been paid, the Owner will make every attempt to re‐book your reservation: if the reservation is re-booked at the same rate, you will be FULLY REFUNDED at 100% or prorated accordingly|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (CAD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.