A magical log home set on 23 acres of forest and meadows; perfect for family reunions, yoga retreats or getting away from it all. Stunning gardens & miles of trails plus an 18 feet deep swimming pond, hot tub, & shower. Total privacy, yet only 5 minutes to Durham, 30 minutes to Beaver Valley and Owen Sound and under 2 hours to Toronto. PLEASE NOTE: Currency rates default to U.S. Currency. If you are a Canadian traveller, please select to see rates in Canadian funds.
1 hour to Blue Mountain
30 minutes to Beaver Valley
5 minutes to Durham
15 minutes to Hanover
20 minutes to Flesherton
Enter through the side door into the timber frame part of the cabin and enter into the great room with soaring ceilings and loads of space. An antique table that accommodates 14 people is ideal for large gatherings and is located next to the kitchen for easy prep and clean up. The great room includes plenty of space for everyone to gather plus it includes a queen size pullout sofa for large groups.
The kitchen features antique pine cupboards and an original cook stove but includes all the amenities you need: dishwasher, stove, oven, wood cook stove, microwave, fridge,chest freezer, coffee maker/kettle, toaster, blender, pots & pans, mixing bowls, barbecue utensils, plates, bowls, glassware and cutlery.
Enjoy a more intimate meal at the antique maple table overlooking the pond and feel the warmth of the wood burning cook stove. Make breakfast for everyone on the wood burning cook stove or try your hand baking the old fashioned way in the cook stove oven.
The cabin is filled with antique lighting fixtures complete with Edison lightbulbs that cast a beautiful amber light at night. Curl up in front of the Vermont Casting wood burning fireplace and watch your favourite movie on the 50 inch TV/DVD.
The master bedroom on the main floor features a view of the pond and includes a dresser, king size bed and 4 piece ensuite featuring a claw foot tub + our unique "treestand" for your towels. A single bedroom with antique spool bed and dresser on the main floor shares the bathroom across the hall with the master.
The second floors includes 3 more bedrooms, a bathroom with barn door and claw foot tub and a for morning yoga.
The massive front porch with table for four and antique porch swing overlooks the swimming pond to the side and the lily pond to the front. Great place to enjoy your morning coffee or spend a lazy afternoon. In front of the front porch is a flagstone patio with plenty of bench seating and fire pit. Enjoy a campfire at night and be amazed with the night sky. Enjoy cocktail hour & the sunset on the side porch overlooking the pond, hot tub and the lush gardens. There is also a flagstone patio to the side of this porch. Ideal for morning coffee. Visit the guest bunkie for an afternoon nap or invite the kids to enjoy their new playhouse.
The lower level includes a ping pong table and laundry facilities. The property also has a garage and 3 car drive shed.
A groomed snowmobile trail intersects the driveway and goes for miles in either direction, perfect for long walks, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. A 500 acre conservation area is a short walk away on the the groomed snowmobile trail and includes Black Lake.
This country retreat is perfect for family gatherings, girls/guy weekends, yoga retreats or just for getting away from it all.
You will be asked to complete a rental agreement. Please no smoking in the house or any of the out-buildings. Careful and considerate outdoor smoking is acceptable. Open fires in fire pit only. Please only use the wood provided in the blanket box on the front porch for the fire pit. This wood is cedar and cannot be used indoors. Also the wood provided for you to use indoors, is hardwood, expensive and should not be used in the firepit. Please exercise extreme caution when skating on the pond in the shoulder seasons to ensure it is fully frozen. Always take a hockey stick or long pole with you if you are uncertain. Music or loud noise of any kind are not permitted after 10pm. Please leave the cabin as you found it. Well-mannered dogs are allowed with owner approval. Pets are not allowed on the furniture or in the bedrooms. Please pick up after your pet when you leave and dispose of "poop" high up in the forested area across from the side entrance. Please remove shoes in the house as pine floors scratch easily.
Garbage and recycling cans are located in the pantry. Please take all your garbage home with you when you leave. Garbage and recycling cans are located in the pantry. If you cannot fit all of your garbage, please take as much as you can and place the remainder in the garbage cans located in the drive shed. Please ensure that the bags and lid are sealed and the door to the drive shed is securely closed. Since we do not have regular garbage pickup...any garbage you leave we will have to take to the dump so please try to take it with you.
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• Directions: From Garafraxa, turn west onto Park Street
Thursday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm: April 15th to October 15th
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm: October 16th to April 14th Year Round
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm: Year Round
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm: Year Round