Monday, June 11, 2012

Modern Cabin Getaway

This cedar-clad cabin in Central Ontario is surrounded by bucolic countryside and offers the wilds of a remote nature preserve. It is a very comfortable on-grid cabin, light, airy, and modern, yet peaceful, quiet, and private. It is winterized and open year-round. You'll only be a few minutes from shops and necessities but seemingly miles from civilization. There are 50 acres in which to roam, with trails, wildlife, fields and northern ontario forest. Ideal for short or long-term job placements, artists, writers, musicians, nature lovers, birdwatchers, etc.
It is available year-round starting at $70 per night in the off-season,  weekly or longer-term rates available (please contact for quote.). Rates, bookings, and availability may be found here.

email: naturalnorth(at)

The cabin is equipped with one loft bedroom upstairs that has a queen bed and and a single daybed. In the downstairs living area there is also a pull-out sofa. The main floor has an open-concept kitchen and living area and measures 20' x 24'. There is a brand new SCAN scandinavian high-efficiency wood-burning stove in the kitchen. Firewood is provided. The house is fully insulated. It has hydro, washer and dryer, one full indoor bathroom, and a screened-in deck with outdoor wrap-around deck. Water is 100% potable; back-up heat includes a portable infra-red heater as well as baseboard heaters.

 Most pets are welcome, but please check with us first. The cabin is furnished and we supply everything you need for a truly comfortable stay. Linens, kitchen utensils, LCD TV, DVD player, iPod stereo, microwave.
 If you truly want to get away from it all, this is the place for you.
 Cellphones work well, depending on their quality/make. 3G network signals are good, and iPhones and iPads work well, and new towers have recently been installed in the township.
Please scroll down for pictures, more info, and feel free to email us with any questions/requests.

The Upstairs... 


The Downstairs...

 More Pertinent Info:

The cabin is located on a private road just outside of Powassan, Ontario in the Township of Chisholm, and abuts the northwest corner of Algonquin Park. There are thousands of acres of crown land nearby, yet within 10 minutes you can have access to town which has a Beer Store, LCBO, hardware, groceries, restaurants, laundromat, farmer's market, gas station, mechanics, library, tennis courts, public pool, legion hall, cop-shop, and other conveniences. The grocery store in town offers a very decent selection of foods as well as organic produce. North Bay is only 30kms away should you need something from any big-box store, a movie night, or sushi.

The property is not on a lake but is very close to several lakes with public beaches, boat launches, and ice-fishing. There are also several extensive roads, trails and lakes throughout the crown lands next to our township which are ideal for trailriding, hiking, ATVing, and exploring.
There is a network of trails on the property (intermediate) for hiking and snowshoeing.The area has several horse riding/boarding facilities like Knowlton Ridge and Eastwood Stables. There is a cross-country ski club (no membership req'd), and nearby there are several OFSC trails.
The area is ideal for hiking, canoeing, fishing, hunting, birdwatching, camping, exploring, photography, farming, mountain-biking, x-country skiing, snowmobiling, ATVing, boating, snowshoeing, or just relaxing. There are many lakes nearby in which to fish, swim, and frolic.


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