Family and Pet-Friendly Cabin Rental with Canoe Access near Bonnechere Valley, Ontario

Golden Lake, Ontario (Canada)

Family and Pet-Friendly Cabin Rental with Canoe Access near Bonnechere Valley, Ontario

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1 unit
8 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
Pets allowed
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  • Kid-friendly
  • Pets allowed
  • Private Barbecue
Set on an escarpment overlooking Golden Lake, this cabin rental is located near Bonnechere Valley, Ontario, and can accommodate up to six adults and two children. Inside the cabin, guests will find two bedrooms, one bathroom --- no shower, a living room, and a kitchen. Each of the bedrooms is furnished with a single-over-double bunk bed set. There is also a couch and a floor mattress, on which guests can sleep in the living room. There is also an extra bedroom heater for winter guests.

In the living room, guests will also find a chair and a solar-powered television on which movies can be played through a USB drive. The bathroom contains an odorless composting flush toilet, and a sink with a vanity.

The kitchen comes with a solar-powered refrigerator/freezer, a propane stove and oven, an island with stool seating, cookware, a sink with running cold water, a coffee percolator pot, and cutting boards. Other amenities include a propane fireplace, indoor and outdoor solar lighting, a charging station, two flashlights, a first-aid kit, a lighter, and barbecue utensils. Sheets and pillows are provided, blankets are available as an add-on package, or guests can bring their own.

Outside, guests will find a deck, a campfire pit with log seating and a grate for cooking, a barbecue grill, a picnic table, a canoe with life jackets and paddles a 25 minute hike from the cabin, and a private trail that crosses a small wooden bridge and wraps around a spring-fed pond that provides a habitat for abundant wildlife and plant-life.

With the combination of the trails, the canoe, and the cabin's secluded, woodland, and lakeside setting, guests will thus be able to reconnect to the great outdoors and enjoy a peaceful, revitalizing getaway amid the natural splendor of the surrounding escarpment, Golden Lake, Bonnechere River Valley, and Ottawa Valley, an impressive Ontario valley.


  • 2 Double bed
  • 2 Bunk bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Linens and pillows
  • Running water potable
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Cell service
  • Firewood additional charge
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Private Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Tea kettle
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Fireplace
  • Fan
  • Dining table
  • Mosquito net
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Parking
  • Fire pit
  • Private Barbecue
  • Deck/Patio
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Games
  • Television
Although the retreat is located in a remote area, guests will enjoy excellent cell phone coverage thanks to a cell tower that has been built on the property. The off-grid solar cabin has a cozy propane fireplace for guests to keep warm during a winter stay.

Sheets and pillows are provided. Guests can purchase extra blankets or a "Couples Package" or bring their own bedding. Other supplies and equipment for enjoying the great outdoors include a first-aid kit, a flashlight, a lighter, and see-through umbrellas.

Around the cabin site, guests will have access to a picnic area and a private fire pit as well as 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) of marked multi-use trails, one of which leads down to a quiet forest lake. Guests will also have access to a canoe with life jackets and paddles.

Guest Services

  • Front desk service
  • Shuttle additional charge
A shuttle service is available for transporting guests and/or their gear to and from the parking area to the cabin.

Bedding is available as an add-on package, sheets and pillows are provided at no charge.

A couples package is also available, which includes wine, glasses, candles, a season forest bouquet, chocolate, as well as all of the items in the bedding package.

Snowshoes are available to rent.

Campfire wood is available for purchase.

A guided hike is available to help guests become familiar with their surroundings. For guests traveling with children, a scavenger hunt can be incorporated into the hike.

Guests interested in ice fishing can rent out an ice hut on Golden Lake, with transportation to and from the cabin, ice holes, dace minnows, and firewood provided. Ice fishing equipment and lessons are also available through the hosts.

Location + Surroundings

Privacy in nature is what guests will experience on this fourth-generation homestead in Golden Lake, Ontario. Guest will have their own private hiking trail which leads to a spectacular view and an off-grid log cabin situated on top of an escarpment overlooking the northern, sandy-bottomed shores of the lake from which the area gets its name. On the escarpment, guests will find a 2,200-hectare (5,436-acre) conservation area, with 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) of multi-use trails winding through a variegated landscape of oak savannas, pine forests, ponds, wetlands, rocky outcrops, and breathtaking vistas of the lake and the Bonnechere River Valley. These environments, in turn, provide habitats to a variety of wildlife and birdlife, including minks, otters, muskrats, beavers, deer, foxes, dark-eyed juncos, hermit thrushes, turkey vultures, and bald eagles.

In the surrounding Ottawa Valley, guests will find more than two million hectares (six million acres) of natural splendor, encompassing a variety of woodlands, over 900 lakes, and four major river systems, of which the Bonnechere River is one. Before flowing into and out of Golden Lake, the river begins its 145-kilometer (90-mile) journey in Algonquin Provincial Park, which is located about an hour to the east. Boasting 7,654 square kilometers (2,955 square miles) of parkland, more than 2,400 lakes, and 1,200 kilometers (645 miles) of rivers and streams, the park is one of the largest, oldest, and most popular provincial parks in all of Canada. Guests have access to a park pass for free day use.

A public picnic and beach area are located just a few minutes down the road in Deacon. About 26 miles to the east, guests will find the Bonnechere Caves, the limestone walls of which are embedded with thousands of fossils dating back millions of years. At the Bonnchere Museum, guests will find even more fossils from the Ordovician period of the Paleozoic era. Other museums in the area include the Polish Kashub Heritage Museum in Wilno, the Algonquin Way Cultural Centre in Golden Lake, and the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village in Pembroke. Guests will find a few dining options in the nearby towns of Golden Lake, Killaloe, and Barry's Bay.

The cabin is about an hour and 45 minutes from the city of Ottawa, where the nearest international airport is located.


  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife watching
  • Biking
  • Winter sports
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Climbing

Around the cabin site, guests can go hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing on 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) of forested trails. One of the trails leads down to a quiet forest lake, where guests can go canoeing, swimming, and fishing for smallmouth bass, northern pike, perch, and a variety of other fish. Hiking trails wind through different ecosystems and allow guests to experience what each has to offer with a variety of wildlife, geological features, and views.

Guests can go rafting and kayaking on the Bonnechere River, the Ottawa River, and the Madawaska River, with trips available through local outfitters such as RiverRun Rafting, Barry's Bay Outfitters, and the Madawaska Kanu Centre.

More opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors can be found at Algonquin Provincial Park, where guests will find a variety of trails for hiking and biking. Both the park and the cabin's surroundings provide prime spots for bird watching, with over 260 species of birds having had recorded sightings in the park.

To see fossils from the Ordovician period of the Paleozoic era, guests can visit the nearby Bonnechere Caves and Bonnechere Museum.

For golfing, guests can hit the links at the Homestead at Wolf Ridge Golf Course and the Whitetail Golf Club. For dining, guests will find options in the nearby towns of Golden Lake, Killaloe, and Barry's Bay.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 03:00 PM - 12:00 AM early check-in allowed additional charge
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM late check-out allowed additional charge
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Events allowed

Accessibility & Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.

Additional Information

Pets are permitted.

Smoking is not allowed.

Children are welcome.

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