In the ALGONGUIN WOLF AND TRACKERS CABIN (Both are one room):
-A double queen-sized bunk bed (bring your own bedding or order from our Packages Section).
-Green Energy Off Grid Cabins♡ Solar lighting with solar charging system for personal devices
-A table and two indoor/outdoor chairs
-propane fireplace with remote thermostat
-coffee pot, cutting boards, wash tub, 7 gallons of water, cleaning supplies
-trail map and field guides
-access to 30km of trails
-canoe, paddles and life jackets at a nearby lake
-a BBQ with utensils (propane included) and fire pit with cooking grill
-solar shower, seasonal
-picnic table and log stool seating
-private hiking trail to your cabin, private deck and view of Golden Lake
-outhouse box at the Trackers Cabin; Algonquin Wolf Cabin has enclosed outhouse with vanity, solar lighting & gravity running water system (jug with tap provided for below 0° days).
What's provided in the SARAH LESLEY CABIN? 2 Bedrooms:
-Single-over-double beds in each bedroom, shelves, worktop area in one, extra propane heater in other (bring your own bedding or order from our Packages Section)
-Green Energy Off-Grid Cabin♡ Solar fridge/freezer, solar lighting with charging station, solar TV (bring your usb stick for movies).
-propane fireplace, propane 4-burner stove with oven.
-full kitchen ware: utensils, cookware, mugs, pots, frying pan, baking trays, mixing bow, juice jug, oil, salt & pepper.
-cold, running water (below 0° months, 7 gallon tap jug provided)
-coffee percolator, knife set, can opener, dish cloth and wash cloth, dish soap, cleaning supplies
-island table and seating for up to 6, or bring the chairs on the deck to dine from the ledge and enjoy the views.
-bathroom has composting toilet, vanity with seasonal, cold running water (water jug provided for below 0° days)
-extra sleeping room on living room couch
-hiking trail map and field guides
-private hiking trail to the cabin
-fire pit with cooking grill, picnic table
and solar lighting
-seasonal solar shower
-deck with propane BBQ and utensils, 4 folding chairs
-canoe, paddles and life jackets at a nearby lake : 25 min hike.
In the ESCAPE POD:
~One room, low impact cabin♡
-Electricity: fireplace with cold flame option light effect in the summer, fridge with small freezer, summer air conditioning, coffee percolator
- flip-up side table with stools
- seasonal solar shower
-canoe, paddles and life jackets at a nearby lake
-access to all hiking trails with map and field guides
-Lighted, screened gazebo bar with hammock, 2 stools and dining ledge, induction hot plate (for use with steel or cast cookware only), wash basin, 7 gallons water, cleaning supplies
-BBQ, propane and utensils included
-firepit, grill and lighter
-2 outdoor deck chairs
-roofed private outhouse
Our cabins were chosen to have minimal impact on the Escarpment♡
One-Room Cabins: The Trackers Cabin, Escape Pod & Algonquin Wolf Cabin have no running water; however, 7 gallons of well water is provided for your use. **New! The Algonquin Cabin has a seasonal gravity water system in the outhouse for washing.
The Sarah Lesley Cabin has cold running water for the kitchen and bathroom sinks which draws from a 40 gallon holding tank; water jugs provided for below 0° days.
Guests bring their own bedding unless they are requesting our "Bedding Set Package" :2 pillows, sheet set and blanket; additional cost of $20, or our "Cabin Couples' Package": all of the above with extra pillows, firewood, choice of craft beer or wine, seasonal forest boquet, chocolate and candles; additional cost of $60.
-Your camera for the wildlife, views and to take back your memories!
-your own bedding if you prefer
-seasonal appropriate footwear: high quality hiking boots &/or rubber boots, warm winter boots
-food for the BBQ or fire pit cooking. If you prefer, provide us with a list and we can have your groceries there for you- we can select from local businesses with local products! Please call to request at least 3 DAYS prior to arriving:)
-cutlery, plates, cups (The Sarah Lesley Cabin has all kitchen ware included)
-a cooler for groceries if we are not shopping for you, or order our "Gear Package" which has a cooler full of kitchenware, dish soap, dish towel and wash cloth, salt, pepper and cooking oil : additional cost of $30
-Ice. Free frozen water bottles are available in the summer at a central cooler. Ideal to replenish your cooler for longer stays!
-foil, soap, wash cloth and dish towel
-water bottle, back pack
-bug jacket and repellent (late Spring/early Summer) Mosquitoes, blackflies and deerflies are attracted to dark clothing, pack LIGHT-COLOURED CLOTHING & HATS🦟
The cabins have screened doors and/or windows, and screened gazebos for the Sping and Summer!!
-lots of layers of clothing, hat and mittens (Spring, Autumn, Winter)
-bathing suit and towel, maybe a floatie to blow up at the lake. **NOTE that Ratrays Lake is a deep, spring-fed lake with natural rocky edges and forest shoreline. No beach areas.
A small public beach is available in Deacon, 5 min drive west of our entrance on Golden Lake for guests that like shallow, sandy bottom swimming. Picnic tables and outhouses available for public use.
-a picnic basket, a good book, nature journal, hammock, guitar... :)
Yes, there is a cell tower on the property that provides excellent service.
Most definitely! We welcome all well behaved pets. A leash is preferred for the parking area so that they are not tempted to chase the farm chickens.
We sell dry firewood for $10/bin which is a 3 bag equivalent with kindling and paper. Guests are welcome to forage responsibly from the surrounding fallen, dead branches, or to bring along their own.
Yes, the shuttle in and out is included:)
We will ask you for an ETA so that we can meet you in the parking area and coordinate times with other guests checking in and out. We can shuttle you and your gear or just the gear if you prefer to hike in!
*NEW: due to Covid19 safety measures we have installed a plexiglass partition for guests wanting a shuttle. We wear masks during the shuttle and request that guests do as well. To minimize contact we ask that you please load and unload your own gear; however, we have guests that wish to hike the trails first, so we can unload your items at the cabin if you wish. We will be masked and will use hand sanitizer before. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
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We have trails of varying lengths to suit your preferences. The trail map has the length of each trail listed. Each one has unique landscapes and habitats full of different trees, flowers, mushrooms and wildlife.
All trails that lead to the escarpment have a climb. The upper trails have views of Golden Lake and wind through the surrounding forest with moderate hills with semi-rugged, rocky areas. The lower trails have no hills and seasonal wet areas.
Our trail system is colour coded for ease of use. Each trail has it's own coloured dots to follow as you hike, which will correspond to their colour on the map.
A sturdy, 3-wheel style stroller meant for rough terrain would be needed for most of the trails.
If you are interested in a day-use stroll, however, the small gravel road leading directly from the parking area would be perfect. It has a gradual incline and plenty of nature to take in along the way. This road ends in a very steep climb that leads to a lookout area and picnic table if you are up for a challenge; however, it is not recommended for a stroller. To skip the climb and return to your vehicle you would turn around at the base of the hill and head back along the same road.
The canoes are reserved for cabin guests' use only.
The forest lake is spring-fed with a natural rocky shoreline, some weedy areas, and no sand beaches. There are some larger rocks which would be perfect to swim from and have a shore lunch.
There is also a public swimming and picnic area in Deacon 5 min drive down the road from your vehicle. Pack a lunch or visit the restaurants within walking distance.
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12560 Highway 60, Golden Lake, ON K0J1X0, Canada