The Algonquin Cabin is for those looking for something different. Without hydro and running water in the cabin, the rental is perfect for a back- to-nature experience. Prepare to live like a pioneer!
The cabin is completely detached from the main house close by. It is a 700 sq ft waterfront cabin situated on the Magnetawan river on a 10 acre lot. There are 3 nice bedroom suitable for 4 people.
This is a comfortable camping environment in an ‘Algonquinesque’ setting.
You can still charge your cellphone with a power bar and a few sockets connected to the main house. There is one light, a cooler, a kettle in the kitchen. Dishes, pots and cutlery are provided. If you don't want to make the dishes, please bring disposable dishes.
You need to bring your drinkable water and some water for common uses when the river is not accessible like during winter time. There are outdoor facilities (outhouse) and indoor facilities during winter (a small portable camping toilet in the bathroom). An inside shower stall is available; you need to heat some water first prior to your shower.
Also, firewood burned in a wood stove is the only heat source in the cabin so you need to be a pro to keep up with the wood stove especially when it is very cold outside. The place can be extremely cold when you arrive in January and February.
Firewood is available on site for the fire pit and the wood stove at extra cost.
Hearing some shooting is possible.
Picnic table with a standard gas barbecue (with a side burner) to cook up your meals outside and a fire pit to enjoy stars at night. 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.
Experienced campers preferably but everyone is welcome to give it a try!! Mature adults, nature lovers and quiet people only. No parties please!
Only 2 cars please allowed per booking!
Parking restricted during winter.
Dogs are allowed as long as they are quiet (no excessive barking please) and under your supervision at anytime on the property.
Please ask for any additional guest before making your reservation.
The cabin is just 20 minutes North from the historical town of Huntsville and 45 minutes West from the gateway of world renown Algonquin Park.
The rental has its own driveway with a delightful walk through the trees. See lots of wildlife including deers especially during winter time. 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.
Enjoy fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing, wildlife, and relaxing lifestyle. Listen to the soothing sound of the majestic Magnetawan river nearby. Enjoy swimming and the spectacular scenery all year round in Brooks falls park near by.
What to bring: Bring your towels, sheets, pillow cases (I can provide you some upon request) and everything you need as for camping except beds, dishes and BBQ! Bring ice for cooler, 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:
Huntsville, Burk’s Falls, Kearney, Sprucedale, Katrine, Magnetawan
Parry Sound, Sundridge, South River
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
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), Yetis Pizza (Burk’s Falls), Spicoli's pizza (Emsdale)Get the full listing »