This OFF-THE-GRID eco-sustainable rental is your ultimate Algonquin getaway!
Susan c/o Doug and Orla
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Magical Winter Getaway
My husband and I visited Doug and Orla's yurt to celebrate his birthday, and we could not have been happier with our experience! The yurt is extremely cozy. It is well-furnished, very warm from the wood stove, and perfectly secluded. The bed was very comfortable and we were well rested both nights of our stay. We snowshoed around the perimeter of the lake, which was stunningly beautiful and private. They mentioned there was a fire pit by the water that we were welcome to dig out if we wanted to try, which we successfully did! The property is a short drive from Algonquin, where we hiked the Track & Tower Trail. We can't wait to come back in the warm season to further explore their absolutely magical property!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything was as described, except that the location was even better than we expected. The yurt was nice and warm even though the weather outside was quite cold. Our hosts were very helpful and kind. Snowshoeing around the secluded lake was a highlight.
Thank you Ian for your wonderful feedback! Your positive comments will certainly be helpful to others interested in renting off grid in this unique one -of-a-kind winter experience. We are so delighted that you both enjoyed your stay :)
Take care for now and look forward in seeing you again soon! Doug and Orla
Recommending this location to all of my friends!
We had such a beautiful time. It was magical, warm, and super cozy.
The stars are incredibly bright at night, the bed is comfortable, the yurt is very warm.
Orla and Doug are lovely.
Hoping to visit again soon.
Thank you Mary for your wonderful feedback! We agree that this area is an idyllic vacation spot which makes it a perfect magical getaway! We would love to have you return anytime. Always keep touch even though miles separate you.
Doug and Orla
Words cannot describe
I almost don't want to write a review because I want to keep this place all to my self. If I could, I would make this my full time residents. It's your own private Muskoka, with a beautiful lake and property and nobody else around. The water is clear, clean and refreshing; with fantastic swimming right off the dock. The yurt is clean and comfortable; kind of a hotel room in the middle of the woods. Pictures cannot describe at all how stunning this property is, our expectations were blown away when we arrived, and continued to be exceeded as the week progressed. We did not want to leave!
We spent the week canoeing, fishing, hiking, swimming and relaxing all without leaving the property. My two dogs had a blast with so much space. My senior dog (13 year old) was a puppy again and was actually running, and my puppy matured and learned so much; from how to canoe, swim and enjoy a campfire.
I recommend this vacation spot for anyone. Whether you are an avid back country camper, or have never left the city you will find this a perfect get away.
A beautiful location
The yurt is very cozy and comfortable, the lake serene ... a great place for a quiet holiday.
Orla and I are delighted you enjoyed such a relaxing stay and had a chance to experience off-grid living in one of the most tranquil settings in Muskoka! Warmest regards, Doug
Very nice. Will recommend to family and friends.
What a fabulous expression to describe Lakeside Yurt!. Its fulfilling when we hear our guests are passing along references to family and friends. It means a lot to us. Thanks again for staying with us, and please do think of us if your travels bring you northward bound.
Best regards, Doug and Orla
Muskoka is just a 2 1/4 hour drive north of Toronto. We are located just 12 minutes from historical Huntsville and 30 minutes from the gateway to Algonquin Park, 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!