Tiny rustic cabin overlooking pond, with waterfall. Tiny wood stove for winter and chilly nights. Outhouse + indoor bucket toilet for late night visits. Gravity fed rainwater for washing. Queen sized bed with room for cot (children welcome!) Outdoor rainwater shower. The perfect place to unwind from a busy life. 6.5 acres of rugged forest on the Little Bald Lake channel. Stroll through the forest, listen to the waterfall, sit on the private beach, cook over the fire, and enjoy the serenity.
The cabin is very simple but provides all the necessities. All bedding, towels, dishes, pots, pans and pantry basics (flour sugar, coffee, tea, etc). Fridge with freezer, microwave, induction burner, BBQ, campstove, grill for fire pit. Lots of books, puzzles and games to keep busy during inclement weather plus a small satellite TV. The cabin sleeps two, however if you have a small child there is room for a cot (supplied) or a portable crib. The outhouse is about 40 feet from the cabin, however, for those not wanting to brave a chilly 3:00 a.m. bathroom visit, the cabin has a small washroom with a bucket toilet which can then be emptied in the morning.
A tiny woodstove heats the cabin and your water. We provide wood for this stove as it needs to be specially cut to 6" lengths. A private outdoor firepit is just outside the cabin. Plenty of firewood for gathering but you may want to pick up some dry starter wood at a gas station on your way.
We live in an ecologically sensitive area called "The Land Between",
an area of transition between the Canadian Shield and the St. Lawrence Lowlands. The property is largely untouched, so don't be surprised if you catch a glimpse of wildlife. Spotted here have been; deer, bear, raccoon, porcupine, fox, mink, marten, turkeys, turtles, snakes and blue spotted salamander. A small creek cuts through the property, which can be accessed by a trail, and where Muskie have been seen spawning in the spring. From the cabin you can just see the lake in the distance, as we are separated from the lake by a wet meadow providing the ultimate in privacy. The wet meadow is a maze of cattails full of blackbirds and blue herons. It`s a wonder to kayak through.
In Winter, try ice fishing, skating, or snow shoeing, weather permitting. Snowmobile trails close by or sled on the lake. Spring is the time for Trilliums, fiddle heads, wild leeks, maple syrup boiling and if you're lucky you may catch a glimpse of the muskie. In summer, swim in the spring fed pond; cold, but refreshing. Small beach provides access to the channel. Summers are shady and cool with little need for air conditioning. Fall colors are spectacular.
The address is 200 Northern Avenue, Trent Lakes, Ontario. Some GPS receivers will not find this address as the township recently changed their name. If this happens, try 200 Northern Avenue, Bobcaygeon, Ontario.
DIRECTIONS: From the 401 take the 115 to Lindsay and County Road 36 to Bobcaygeon. Halfway between Bobcaygeon and Buckhorn on County Rd 36 turn south onto Edwina Drive then East (left) on Northern to 200. Parking spot is just before the bunkie on the left.
Disponible para huéspedes
Guests have access to a small private beach and a dock suitable for docking and launching a small boat. Snowmobile trailer parking on site. Public boat launch or paid boat launch both 1/2 km away. Feel free to roam the property.
Atención a los huéspedes
Our home is about 200 feet from the cabin. While we will respect your privacy, we're close by if you need us. We have two cats that will likely remain hidden, and a dog that may visit, especially if you throw a ball :-)
Otros aspectos destacables
Trails are are work in progress, but suitable for hiking with proper footwear.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome but must accompany guests.
Local wildlife is common, from deer to bears. Please don't feed the wildlife.