Come and enjoy our back-to-nature cabin on the majestic Magnetawan river!!
- english, french
We did buy the property in 2005 with just the cabin (built in 1973) at that time. We lived in the cabin almost the way it is right now for several months partly during winter time while we were building the house nearby. We did enjoy a lot living in the cabin so we did decide to keep it and let people enjoy it as well!!
Carine purchased this Cabin in 2005
Why Carine chose Emsdale
The property is a wonderful getaway from the city! A simple and clean cabin right on the river to feel refreshed and to evade every day life!
What makes this Cabin unique
Sleeping with the river sounds is one of the most relaxing things you can benefit from the place!
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Cozy Get Away
This cabin has exceeded my expectations! It’s right beside the river and the property is huge. Carine is a wonderful host and gave lots of privacy. We had camp fires, walks on the trails and got to see the waterfall which is just a short drive down the road. The cabin does not have running water and the stove is the only source of heat, just like Carine’s post says, but it was perfectly manageable. If you’re looking to visit this beautiful cabin, make sure you bring lots of clean water. I’d recommend this cabin to those who have camping experience and good fire building skills! :) - Thank you Carine!
Thank you Rachel for choosing our property!
Have a great summer!
Carine responded quickly to any questions I had. The cabin is exactly as described. It was definitely cold when we arrived (however it was -20*C outside). It is only wood fire heated - after the fire was going it took approximately 2 hours for it to be comfortable. Once it heated up the cabin was very cozy and relaxing. Definitely be prepared during winter to go (i.e. food only cooked via fire, plastic dishes etc) as there is no running water. It is very close to nice snowshoeing areas - we hiked Brooks falls; there was even deer in the yard when we arrived. Carine came around to the time we arrived to ensure we had everything we needed.
Nice cozy cabin
My husband and I stayed in this cozy cabin this past October for 3 days. Although it is right beside the owner's house, we barely saw another person on the property, aside for a car going in and out a couple of times, it was not enough to cause any disruption. The only time you really see anyone is upon arrival, when Carine provides you with a brief welcome and overview of the need-to-know information. Carine was also very helpful in giving us information on some of the activities that you can do around the area, including the beautiful trails along the river, and the short walk to Brooks Falls. The description of the cabin is quite accurate, and the place was clean when we arrived. Overall, we definitely enjoyed our time at this cabin, and definitely would recommend it if you're looking for something cozy!
Lovely remote basic cabin.
Just stayed for one night and enjoyed the remote location next to the little creek. Great host who lives in the house next door welcomed us and gave us a short tour with great tips about what to visit in the area.
Thank you very much Maximilian for your review; it was nice meeting you and your dad!
Nice camping-like experience. Lovely cabin.
Nice spot by the river. Washroom on the outside, mostly no electricity but a nice stove to keep you warm, in comfortable cabin. Host was very nice, had a chance to taste some Muskoka beer.
Thank you very much Guillaume for your comment. It was a great pleasure meeting you and your family!
Could be greatly improved
this cabin could be greatly improved by having a covered area over the BBQ & closer to the door. We had a lot of rain during our stay so cooking was not great because of this. The shower stall has a camping shower hanging from the ceiling with was plugged up from what I assume is sand since the water from the river has a lot of sand in it. Thankfully we had a 4 wheel truck to manage the driveway which is becoming overgrown..more like a path through the forest..my Honda Fit would not have managed this driveway. Although you never see anyone the cabin is right beside the owners house. There is a canoe & kayak but there are rapids in both directions which meant we could not go far..the canoe is also patched with tape!! There was also dirty dishes & the wood on property @ cost of $10 a day which you find out about after booking was terrible so we went to get our own...on the plus side there is a very comfortable bed, quiet place. This property could be greatly improved if the owners put in a bit of work...It would also be very easy for them to run water to the cabin for washing.
My response for you to review -
Thanks for your feedback regarding your stay at the cabin on my property.
1 -The BBQ area is uncovered due to fire regulations. Unfortunately it was raining a lot this year. If you had asked I could have provided you with an umbrella.
2 -Yes the shower bag could plug up with sand. Next time I can clean it out for you. I don't take showers at the cabin so I was unaware it was plugged.
3 -The driveway into the cabin has been used without any issues by several drivers of small and large cars for three years. Perhaps you were inexperienced in driving an unpaved road.
4 -Yes I have mentioned that the cabin was beside the house in the advertisement but as you noted we were not in each others space and remained unseen because of the positioning of the buildings.
5 -I spend an average of 3 hours between renters to make sure that the place and the dishes are clean. Sometimes renters will leave dishes in places that are unusual and I don't see it. Please let me know and I can pick them up.
6 -I always give to my guests the option of bringing their own wood. There are many gas stations or convenient stores around that sell fire wood.
7 -I have purposely not running water in the cottage yet as I find that people enjoy getting off the grid and also appreciate the low rental price.
8 -Water is very accessible as the cabin is located right beside the Magnetawan River. Experienced guests can canoe or kayak both ways on the river. I get lots of positive feedback about being on the river as people enjoy fishing, paddling, swimming or just going to sleep beside running water and a beautiful setting.
I appreciate your feedback. I believe it may make sense for you to stay at a cabin that is on the grid which will be at a higher price point.