1 Bdrm, Forest & Cliff Face Views, Gourmet Kitchen, Wood Stove, 2 Person Shower
About Carolyn Long
Bill's roots run deep in Ontario. His paternal great great grandfather pioneered an acreage about an hour and a half north of Toronto. As a child, Bill's family moved to a farm five miles from the cabin. Both of his sons were born and raised in Huntsville. And although he lived in western Canada for almost 20 years, Muskoka and Huntsville were still home. Bill had experience with the production of maple syrup while growing up. His family had 60 trees tapped on their 188 acre farm. He has also done logging, design and building of homes and renovations. Bill is a Master Electrician by trade, which comes in handy on a property like this. Carolyn spent many happy summer days as a child, escaping Toronto on family vacations for the rock and water of Muskoka. She too moved away to the west, which is where they met and married. She cut her teeth in design, marketing and sales in her 20s, using her arts background. Then moved into administration for large companies, until her independent streak could not be contained. She has run or managed small businesses ever since. What has tied all of their experience together is a love of travel and meeting new people. Both preferring alternative accommodations, they have experienced the best and the worst of the vacation rental industry. Their favourite VR's are the inspiration for the cabin and the property. Their goal, affordable luxury and great service.
Carolyn Long purchased this Cabin in 2016
Why Carolyn Long chose Huntsville
Bill and Carolyn Long had been planning to move to Vancouver Island to purchase some property and develop a business, while still pursuing their passions of hiking, skiing, and kayaking. That all changed in the fall of 2016 when, on a visit back to Bill's hometown of Huntsville, Ontario, they stumbled across a log cabin for sale, on 90 acres of maple forest with an existing, small maple syrup business. It was their habit to look at real estate whenever they visited a new place, and discuss what the possibilities might be. This trip was different, for many reasons. Before they even set foot in the cabin, they walked the property. It was late fall, so all the leaves were off the trees and you could see for quite a distance. They talked about how they could manage and conserve this forest. Something just clicked and they knew this was where they wanted to be.
What makes this Cabin unique
Very quiet location Modern gourmet kitchen with more amenities than most guests would need (for cooking, baking, and barbecuing) In-floor heating in the bathroom Large two person shower (with two shower heads) 90 acres with private trails meandering through it (for hiking in the summer / snowshoeing in the winter) 'Owner's Tour' of maple syrup producing sugarhouse (request ahead of stay to ensure availability) Fresh maple syrup, from the farm, available for purchase
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
The property is fantastic, it has everything you may need, it is spotlessly clean, comfortable, luxurious and shows huge attention to details. You will also find the comprehensive guide of the area including tips on various activities as well as dining options. We enjoyed ourselves a lot by simply being in such a beautiful place (yes, it is so nice you need to force yourself to go out to try nearby attractions!). The hosts made sure that we were welcomed and everything was explained. They even sent us a text message one evening advising about beautiful view of stars on the sky. It was unforgettable view indeed. Thank you Carolyn and Bill! Next time we will come for longer.
Perfect for two
The property was stunningly beautiful and the cabin immaculate and perfect for two. The friendliness and attention to detail that Bill and Carolyn provided was amazing. Thanks for a wonderful weekend away.
This cabin is a perfect getaway for any couple! The cabin is well stocked and gives you just enough to do on a quiet afternoon and the grounds are lovely to take a stroll through. Carolyn and Bill are wonderful hosts who truly care about their guests. My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time at the cabin and it was like a second home: a perfect blend cozy and welcoming. I would recommend this cabin to any couple looking for a home away from home for a few days.
Legacy Cabin is a FANTASTIC place to unwind and relax. Carolyn, Bill and Spark are extremely friendly and helpful. The cottage was very clean and well equipped. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised to see the snowmobile trail directly across the road, making getting to the trails extremely easy. My wife and I are already planning on heading back again next year. Thanks again Carolyn and Bill for letting us share your little bit of paradise.
Phil & Jayne
Incredibly beautiful and cozy
My boyfriend and I plan on coming back to this cabin. Bill and Carolyn are amazing hosts and every detail is thought out well. Everything is so comfortable and a great nights sleep is guaranteed!
The cabin is unbelievably beautiful and clean and the walking trails are a big plus. The whole place is very romantic. There’s also a great movie and game collection. Can’t think of anything they’re missing!
Come find out what Peace and Quiet REALLY IS!!
I had forgotten what peace and quiet was until my wife and I came up for our getaway. I don't even think my dreams are that quiet when I'm asleep. Legacy Cabin is an immaculately kept, picturesque spa getaway for the soul. From the heated floor in the bathroom, to the double headed couples shower this cabin really wants you to indulge in doing nothing. The property's snow covered marked trails gave the little boy scout in me something to conquer. Due to the vast property size, you are even fortunate enough to be able to enjoy forest to table maple syrup. Our winter getaway experience here at Legacy Cabin, surpassed our cityslicker expectations. Especially since I was able to use my android box to sit on my rump and just veg and stream tv and movies to my hearts content...LOL In all seriousness though, it truly was so serene that it took me a day to figure to what to do with myself. We will definitely return to enjoy this "Spa for the Soul".
Along with winery tours, Muskoka several craft breweries which offer tours... and it's own craft Roastery.
Take a float plane our for a bird's eye view of the area.
In winter, there is ice climbing or dog sledding tours.