The SpaceOur hand-built one-room cabin is bright and spacious, with a functional kitchen area featuring lots of counter space, a large sink (but not running water) and the convenience of a 4-burner propane stove-top. It is well-stocked with pots & pans, French press for making coffee, dishes, knives, utensils, etc.
Furnished with a double bed (pillows, fresh sheets & duvet provided), comfy leather couch, cushy rocker and breakfast table for two, as well as a couple of folding chairs for the front deck.
The open-air sawdust toilet is tucked privately into the trees, about 20 steps away.
Wood-heated and winterized, our 16x24 foot wood-framed cabin is set on a hardwood forested hillside; it's approximately a 7 minute hike through the forest from your parking spot, so pack lightly and be sure to bring footwear suitable for sometimes wet and rough terrain.
Just a 10 minute drive from the town of Gananoque, the cabin is on 127 acres of private property within the Frontenac Arch Biosphere, a geographic corridor between Algonquin provincial park and the upper Adirondack mountains.
The land here holds mixed hardwood forests, groves of Hemlock and White pine, grassy meadows, steep rocky highlands and lush vibrant ponds and wetlands. Guest AccessYou're welcome to freely explore the surrounding woods and trails, and refill water as needed at the main house. We're available if needed, but otherwise your privacy and solitude are assured. Interaction with GuestsYou will have complete privacy in the cabin in the woods. We're available if needed. The NeighborhoodThe Frontenac Arch is the ancient granite bridge from the Canadian Shield to the Adirondack Mountains. Its incredibly rich natural environment and history was recognized in 2002 when it became a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. We'll provide a guide that outlines some of the fabulous cycling, paddling, and hiking possibilities in the area. Getting AroundWe're 3 kms from the Gananoque train station which is the only public transit nearby. The town of Gananoque is approximately 10 kms away, while Kingston is about 30km. A car is probably necessary, though we're willing to fetch you if you want to come by train or bus and simply stay put ;) Other Things to NotePLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY *BEFORE* REQUESTING TO BOOK
**This cabin is completely OFF-GRID**
• The cabin is outfitted with simple LED lighting run by solar-charged battery power; we also provide battery-powered lanterns and flashlights for your use. You may also charge your phone through the USB port on the power inverter.
• There is no running water. Fresh well-water for drinking, cooking and washing is provided. There is no shower or flush toilet; facilities consist of a traditional open-air composting toilet outside the cabin.
• In colder months, firewood is provided at no extra cost.
• During the warmer months you may wish to bring ice (we provide a moderate sized cooler for you to use), and of course, food for your stay. Groceries are available in Gananoque and Lansdowne.
• Fresh bedding is provided.
• SPECIAL NOTE: the cabin is in the middle of a wild and natural environment, and so guests must be comfortable coexisting with the native wildlife, including mice, insects, snakes (all non-venomous), porcupine, deer, birds, coyote, squirrels, skunks, etc, etc.
Mice in particular seem to cause concern for some folks; they do get into the cabin occasionally, following the smell of food.
If the presence of mice or insects would cause you concern or discomfort, please do not request to book the cabin.
• SPECIAL NOTE: between late September and late October is duck hunting season in our area, and so there is a good possibility that you will hear shotgun fire, usually just in the first half hour past sunrise; we do not allow hunting on our property, but our proximity to rivers and ponds means we can often hear it.
• IMPORTANT: between April and November there will be biting insects about, including mosquitos, black flies, ticks, deer flies, and horse flies, so please use insect repellent.
Because of the very warm winter, there are a greater number of ticks than usual, so a little extra attention on your part is advisable; the use of DEET repellent is strongly suggested, as well as a full-body skin check for them once a day, as they are stealthy, unlike mosquitos that make their presence known long before they settle in ;)