Escape to the woods in the this lovely off-grid cabin rental in Ontario. Tucked away among the forests and marshlands, mid-way between Toronto and Montreal, the cabin is located at the doorstep of the legendary 1000 Islands region of the St. Lawrence River.
Set on the edge of a high rocky ridge, the cabin overlooks acres of private wetlands and woodlands.
Built almost entirely of locally harvested cedar, pine and spruce, it was designed to be a reflective, restorative and calming place of refuge. Its architecture combines traditional materials and contemporary aesthetics in a fusion of Scandinavian and West Coast modern style.
The open-plan living space with south-facing floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights provide a constant visual connection to the surrounding land, with a central wood burning stove adding comfort and warmth.
The unplugged galley kitchen is well equipped with propane fueled cooktop and a traditional ice box. Up the ladder stairway is the cozy loft bedroom for two tucked away in the eves with skylights overhead for star gazing.
The deck which includes a barbecue overlooks the wilderness is an ideal spot for dining and reconnecting with nature.
Entirely off-grid but with all of the basic comforts and amenities including: kitchen supplies (propane fueled cooktop, ice box and essentials), bottled water for drinking and washing, firewood for wood stove heat, bed and bath linens.
It’s a few minutes hike through the forest from your parking spot, so pack lightly in easy-to-carry bags (ideally not large suitcases) and be sure to wear footwear suitable for sometimes wet and rough conditions.
Only twenty minutes from the New York state border, Eastern Ontario’s small town of Gananoque sits at the gateway to the 1000 Islands, and is one of the province’s most charming waterfront communities.
Situated along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, the scenic town is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground and a great jumping of point for the region’s great natural beauty including the UNESCO sites of Frontenac Arch Biosphere and Rideau Heritage Route which takes you through the Thousand Islands National Park, Great Lakes waterfront trail, and Marble Rock conservation areas.
From watersports and fishing to miles of interior trails, this is a natural wonderland with the town serving as a hub for artisinal shops, cafes and a great Thursday farmers market from Spring through the Fall.
Established in the 17th century and known for its grand 19th-century buildings, the “Limestone City” of Kingston, is a thirty minute drive west and sits at the mouth of the St. Lawrence river.
The town is under three hours drive from both Montreal and Toronto, and under two hours south of Ottawa.
Gananoque, Ontario, Canada. Nearest Airport: Ottawa International/Pierre Trudeau Airport – Montreal (153km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round to experience Ontario’s spectacular natural beauty
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