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Algonquin cabin for rent all year round

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin


About the property

Come and enjoy our back-to-nature cabin on the majestic Magnetawan river

Cabin 3Br/indoor and outdoor facilities with no electricity and no running water suitable for 4 people maximum.

Mature adults, nature lovers and quiet people only. No parties please!

Only 2 cars please allowed per booking!!

Dogs are considered. Please ask before you make your reservation.

Please ask for any additional guest before making your reservation.

Deer Lake is a private 700 sq ft waterfront cabin situated on the Magnetawan river. Just 20 minutes North from the historical town of Huntsville and 20 minutes West from the gateway of world renown Algonquin Park.

The rental is completely detached from the main house close by, and has its own driveway with a delightful walk through the trees. See lots of wildlife including deers, beavers, birds, rabbits, minks, otters, turtles and fish. Other than a brief orientation upon arrival, you will not need to interact with anyone throughout your stay if you wish. Also, you will have access to a beautiful trail on the property along the river.

This is an upscale camping environment in an ‘Algonquinesque’ setting. Without electricity and running water in the cabin, the rental is perfect for a back- to-nature experience.

Find yourself in a comfortable cabin and enjoy an upscale ‘camping experience’. Get water from the Magnetawan river nearby for bathing/cooking. Outdoor (outhouse) and indoor (humanure composting toilet for winter) facilities for toilet. Inside shower stall. Cooler available onsite. There is a power bar inside the cabin linked to the main house to recharge your laptop or cellphone and there is one light in the cabin. Some blankets and pillows are available. Dishes, pots and cutlery are provided.

Picnic table with a standard gas barbecue to cook up your meals outside and a fire pit to enjoy stars at night. Lots of wood available for chopping on the property for the fire pit and the wood-burning stove. Inside there is a bedroom with a queen-size bed, a bedroom with a double-size bed and a smaller bedroom with a single-bed.

Enjoy fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing, wildlife, and relaxing lifestyle. Listen to the soothing sound of the majestic Magnetawan river nearby. A canoe is available onsite. Enjoy swimming and the spectacular scenery all year round in Brooks falls park near by.

What to bring: Bring your towels, sheets, pillow cases and everything you need as for camping except beds, dishes and BBQ! Do bring blankets and pillows if you wish but I do have some too. Bring food and ice for cooler, drinkable water, flashlights, bug repellent and life jackets or snow shoes during winter time.

Things to do around Almaguin & Muskoka

From your rental base here at Deer Lake, it’s a comfortable country drive to:

Local Towns

Huntsville, Burk’s Falls, Kearney, Sprucedale, Katrine, Magnetawan

Regional Towns

Parry Sound, Sundridge, South River

Provincial Parks

Algonquin Park, Arrowhead Park, Ragged Falls Park, Mikisew Park

Summer/Spring/Fall Active Adventures

Horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking, birding and nature viewing, nature photography, golfing, fishing, boating, lake & river swimming, hiking, cycling, geo-caching, Treetop Trekking

Winter Active Adventures

Dog sledding, snowshoeing, down hill skiing, cross country skiing, snow tubing, horse-drawn sleigh riding, snowmobiling, tobogganing, ice skating trail

Swimming and Boat Access

Free public swimming at sandy beaches, in deep drop-off lakes and in rushing rivers throughout the region. Some of our favourites include: Doe Lake, Clear Lake, Long Lake, Buck Lake, Round Lake, Magnetawan River, Big East River

Hiking Trails

The Seguin / Park-to-Park Recreation. Locally and regionally, there are the Discovery Routes Trails, Algonquin Park day trails and Arrowhead Park day trails.

Sights of Interest

Brook’s Falls, Screaming Heads, Dyer Memorial, Lion’s Lookout, scenic spots, municipal parks, fall colours

Events, Arts & Culture

Small town Fall Fairs, Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery, Kearney Dogsled Races, Huntsville Half-Marathon Band on the Run, Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville Festival of the Arts, Nuit Blanche North, Huntsville’s Girlfriends Getaway Weekend, Comics on the Rocks, Muskoka Heritage Place pioneer village and railway, antique shops, yard and barn sales, gift and craft shops, art studios and tours


in Huntsville: 3 Guys and a Stove, The Cottage Waterfront Grill, The Mill on Main, On the Docks Pub, Muskoka on the Rocks, Tall Trees, West Side Fish & Chips, big chains and fast food

in the Almaguin Highlands: Danny’s Justa Pasta and The Bistro (Sundridge), Kearney O' Neil (Kearney), Dee’s Bistro (Burk’s Falls)

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017


Emsdale Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Algonquin cabin for rent all year round
average rating of 4.25 based on 12 reviews

Great mini- vacation in the wilderness !

  • 4 of 5

Simple but clean little cabin right on the river. The forest around it is beautiful so is the falls walking distance. The owner greeted us warmly and gave us lots of useful tips. We were able to try some river canoeing!

Thank you Carie .

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julia, I was very happy to meet your family! I am glad to know that you liked it and you are welcome to come back! Each season is very different and offers a unique experience! Warmly, Carine
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Great Winter Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This little cabin was the perfect spot for a quintessential Canadian winter getaway. Heating the cabin with the wood stove was not a problem, as long as you kept the fire well-stoked. The cabin was cozy, yet spacious enough for the 4 of us staying. There was snow much snow! We had five dear greet us in the morning, which was a delight. Lots of skiing and snow-shoeing nearby. The simplicity of a weekend at this cabin was exactly what we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice property

  • 2 of 5

We arrived after looking at the property online and booking. We felt a little deceived not advertised as being next door to owners house. We went for total privacy. The Wood stove didn't work properly and after trying to keep it warm every time we closed the door with the damp we on the fire went out. It was like the building was just put there on blocks. The last rustic cabin we rented she had books and the fire was going when we got there. We left disappointed.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, I am glad that you left me a review as I was a little bit concerned not seeing you after your arrival. I want my guests to enjoy their experience on the property so I am hoping that travelers will read carefully the ad and all the reviews as the place is not advertised as a place with total privacy. The cabin is completely detached with its own driveway but my house is beside it as the ad mentions it. I don’t think that there is something wrong with the wood stove; it is a brand new Drolet certified wood stove who has been installed by a certified professional in September 2015. I had guests last fall and last winter; during the coldest days in February (-40 celsius) for 2 nights and I remember that they said to me that they reached a comfortable temperature inside despite the weather. I would like to let my guests know that damp conditions can alter the start of a fire and patience and dry tinder/kindling and logs are the must in these particular conditions. There are some books on top of the closet in the smaller bedroom. The cabin sits on piers like most of the cabins and there are some pictures on the ad that shows the sitting. Again I am sorry to hear that you left disappointed. In the meantime I appreciate that you left me a comment that could help any future guest to make the right choice for their accommodation. Sincerely, Carine
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Such a retreat

  • 5 of 5

This property was such a wonderful getaway from it all and my sons, partner and I feel so refreshed after our weekend at Carine's little oasis. Should you wish to evade every day life (however temporary), I definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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One of the best experience

  • 5 of 5

I never have so much peace, you sleep with the sound of the river and the birds. The river is only 20 seconds walking and you can take a bath if you want. Very recommendable, I'll go again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 night stay in July - great experience

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay. Carine was a great host in that she was there to greet us and show us around when she got there, and then we were given complete privacy for the entire stay.

Her house is directly next door, but you would never know it. The campfire site and bbq area is a perfect place to spend the evenings, and totally secluded.

The cabin was nice and clean, the bed was comfy, and sleeping with the river sounds was the most relaxing thing.

We spent our days lazing in the river, either sitting on the rocks out in the middle, or tying off some tubes to float in. Fell in love with that river! Would definitely go again.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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