The SpaceWe strongly believe in the Airbnb philosophy and we only accept true Airbnb travelers. Please tell us about yourself when you make an inquiry and let us know why you want to stay at Camp Bongopix! We only consider travelers who have a thoughtful Airbnb profile (include a good photo & bio). We get lots and lots of requests every day, and if you really want to stand out and make us excited, share a little bit of who you are and what interests you about our listing. We are super passionate about what we do, and our goal is to meet people who are equally as enthusiastic (and crazy!) as we are. Airbnb is all about making connections and building relationships. We want to make sure that every single person who comes to stay with us at Camp Bongopix will be comfortable with our no-frills, social cabins, and will get the most out of their time here. And maybe make some friends along the way!
We're the type of place that is more suited towards young adult travelers, couples, and groups of friends. We are not a kid-friendly kinda place. That being said, we welcome families during select times of the year. If you're interested in bringing your family, give us a shout and we'll let you know when our "family-friendly" dates are!
... Welcome to MewTwo Retro Cabin. This retro cabin was built in the 1950s when this historic property was still known as "Riverview Cottages." The cabin's natural retro charm has been preserved since it was built. MewTwo is now a certified Bongopix RETRO cabin and belongs to Whitney's wackiest accommodation: Camp Bongopix. This cabin is named after 2 things: our favourite campground in Algonquin Park - Mew Lake. And it's also an homage to the legendary Pokemon character, MewTwo. We are Nintendo geeks and we can't help it!
Like all of the Camp Bongopix retro cabins, MewTwo features a sweet retro media setup: a super retro television, a mini stereo + solid collection of audio cassettes, and SUPER NINTENDO. Also included are POGs, Balderdash, and SIEGE - an excellent strategy board game.
MewTwo accommodates 2 people comfortably. You can squeeze 4 if you bring an air mattress. The couches are not ideal for sleeping although you can try. There is NO shower - rather, there is only a BATH. The "essentials" are NOT provided. You must bring your OWN: bedding, pillow, blankets, soap/shampoo, toiletries, and towels. MewTwo includes a private deck, charcoal BBQ, and your own fire pit area. Please bring your own firewood and charcoal. Parking is free. Guest AccessGuests have the entire cabin to themselves. You also get a private fire pit, outdoor deck, charcoal BBQ, and a private picnic bench. We have a small sandy beach and three docks on our property that all of our guests share. Please note: you must bring your own firewood and charcoal.
Upon arrival your cabin will be stocked with retro goodness: 5 VHS tapes, 3 SNES games, and 20 audio cassettes. All media is carefully curated so you can expect some entertaining titles! You can swing by our main lodge and browse our huge collection or Super Nintendo games and VHS tapes. You can borrow more for free!
We have canoes and kayaks available for you to borrow free of charge. Please inquire with us directly when you wish to use our boats - just so that we can equip you with the proper safety gear (lifejackets, safety kit, paddles, etc.) Interaction with GuestsWe are EXTREMELY OUTGOING. We love meeting new people, exchanging stories, and sharing laughter. We have bonfires often and we like to gather all of our guests together. We promote a social atmosphere and we also encourage all of our guests to mingle with each other. Our favourite activity is to talk about Algonquin Park (Andrea works in Algonquin Park) and play music with our guests. Mike is a professional photographer so if you like photography let him know - he's always eager for nerdy photography chats! We are FULL of recommendations for activities if you have questions about what to do!!! The NeighborhoodWHITNEY IS THE BEST! We are the TRUE gateway to Algonquin Park. Our lake, Galeairy Lake, connects DIRECTLY into Algonquin. You can begin a canoe trip into the park simply by launching from our dock - we are essentially our own access point!
If you're not going into the park's interior, then you can drive to the East Gate (5 minutes away), purchase a permit, and explore any of the 15 trails found along Highway 60.
Whitney is fully serviced by a pub (The Mad Musher), beer store, grocery store, pizzeria, breakfast diner, pharmacy, and gas station. All of these amenities are within a 5 minute walk from the chalet!!! If you're doing some camping and need gear then you can go to Opeongo Outfitters about a 2 minute drive from us. They rent and sell all the gear you would ever need. Getting Around99% of people drive to get to us. Having said that, there is PARKBUS that departs from Ottawa (Search Parkbus if you don't know about it - it's great). Parkbus is a new bus service and the first stop departing from Ottawa is in Whitney. You can get to us directly from Ottawa by bus!
Parkbus from Toronto: take Parkbus all the way to the last stop: Opeongo Lake. We can arrange to pick you up from Lake Opeongo. Please inquire directly so that we can coordinate and give you more details.
If you don't have a car the other option is the following: take a Greyhound bus to either Peterborough, Bancroft, or the little town of Maynooth. We'll have to arrange to pick you up for a reasonable fee although we would love to host you so we'll do what we can to arrange a ride to our place! Other Things to NoteNO WIFI, NO INTERNET. If wifi is really important to you then you might not like Camp Bongopix. This is a place that encourages people to forget about their phones and rewind to the 80s. If you absolutely need internet then you can walk to a pub 300 metres away that offers free wifi.
Please note: In order to maintain a friendly price the room DOES NOT feature any of the "essentials." The following items are NOT included and you must bring your own: towels, bedding, soap/shampoo, and pillow. The room includes toilet paper, however. If you absolutely need "the essentials" then we recommend that you look for our other cabins listed on Airbnb: Hotel Yorba Cabin, Hyrule Cabin, or Ken's Cabin. Although more expensive, these cabins are closer to the water and feature towels and bedding. You can find our other cabins in our Airbnb profile.
There are other cabins on our property but you MewTwo all to yourself. You also get your own fire pit/picnic bench. Our cabins are meant to encourage social interaction between travellers and Camp Bongopix isn't always the quietest place on a summer weekend. If you're looking for 100% solitude then we recommend that you camp in Algonquin Park. We promote a social and "hostel-like" atmosphere. Camp Bongopix is best suited for energetic travellers that are eager to meet new people, play music together, tell stories at the bonfire, and share a few laughs over some drinks.