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Unique Off the Grid Cabin & Yurt, Just 356 WKD c/w Algonquin Pass & Canoe

Susan

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Susan

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2015
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Unique Off the Grid Cabin & Yurt, Just 356 WKD c/w Algonquin Pass & Canoe

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Huntsville Cabin Rental Photos and Description

This OFF-THE-GRID rental a fully eco-sustainable nature waterfront escape

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!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Unique Off the Grid Cabin & Yurt, Just 356 WKD c/w Algonquin Pass & Canoe
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

A little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

So Romantic!

  • 5 of 5

Doug,

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

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mike and Alana! A big congratulations on your engagement. I was just thinking about you both. It's been very busy closing our gallery in Algonquin Park for the season. I really liked you both as you reminded me of ourselves at your age with our three children. Orla and I took the odd weekend away for some piece and quiet . I'm sorry you didn't get a chance to meet Orla but maybe next time you will. Thank you very much for coming and we would love to have you up again. The lake is great for swimming. Maybe we should change it from Healing lake to Engagement lake! Kindest regards, Doug and Orla
5

Solitude

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sven for taking the time to post such an uplifting review ! Doug and I strive to ensure every guest is welcome and has everything conveniently on hand throughout their stay. As a family of nature lovers, we find Lakeside Yurt is the perfect balance of peace & tranquility, so its fulfilling when we hear our guests are are captivated by the beauty and soothing sounds of our little retreat too! We enjoyed having you at Lakeside Yurt and yes, nothing compares in seeing the stars on water at night! We look forward in seeing you again soon! Take care for now, Orla and Doug Irwin
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

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! :)

- Nathan

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Simply amazing! Already planning a return visit!

  • 5 of 5

Hi Susan,

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!

K

PS -- I love the emphasis on local and Canada-made products!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ksenija & Spencer, It was our pleasure having you stay at our little piece of paradise. I'm glad you both had a great time and we had no worries as you both came well prepared and organized. If you enjoyed it in the winter you will love it in the summer and we would be delighted to have you back. Kindest regards, Doug & Orla
5

Great Time Off-Grid

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Lauren for your kind compliments and posting such a great review of Lakeside Yurt & Cabin! We try to think of everything we enjoy while on vacation and we pass our experience along to all our guests to ensure a memorable stay. Take care for now and hope to see you again soon! Doug and Orla Irwin

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Rates & Availability

From C$162 Per night

Huntsville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
HIGH SEASON RATE
Jul 1 2015 - Oct 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$178
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C$195
Fri,Sat
C$1,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$162
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C$178
Fri,Sat
C$1,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%
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
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Amenities

Huntsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Off the Grid, Outdoor Comfort Station
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen Size Bed
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our lakeside waterfront accommodation is fully accessible by road. Your rental includes a propane frig (located in nearby screen kitchen cabin), BBQ, fire pit, clean drinking water, and private dock c/w canoe and standard size lifejackets. The lake is perfect to venture out by canoe. This one of a kind accommodation is located on vast 11 acreage of forested private property. There is a outdoor washroom, which we fondly call the cabin closet (you can view from screen porch picture attached).

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