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

Cabin in Golden Lake, Ontario

6 guests • 4 beds

4.6
6 reviews

Set on an escarpment overlooking Golden Lake, this cabin rental is located near Bonnechere Valley, Ontario, and can accommodate up to four 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, on which guests can sleep in the living room. There is also an extra bedroom heater for winter guests.

The bathroom contains an odorless composting 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(except winter), a coffee percolator pot, and cutting boards. Other amenities include a propane fireplace, indoor and outdoor solar lighting, a charging station, a first-aid kit, and barbecue utensils. 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.

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.

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 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.

Please contact the hosts before booking, they have changed some of their policies due to the current situation to ensure social distance.

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Features and services

Beds

  • 2 Double beds

  • single-bed

    2 Twin/Single beds

Most popular features

  • Pets allowed

  • Private Kitchen

  • National Park

  • Heating

  • Hiking

  • River, stream or creek

  • Swimming

  • Fishing

  • Fireplace

  • Fridge

  • Wildlife watching

  • stove

    Stove

  • barbecue

    Private Barbecue

  • Bathroom

  • Parking

  • kayak

    Kayaking/Canoeing

  • ATV/Quads/4x4

  • Fuel station

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Where you will stay

Pet-friendly rental | Glamping Ontario | Valley cabins

Golden Lake, Ontario

Detailed location provided after booking

Scenic views
  • National Park

  • River, stream or creek

  • Wetland

Privacy in nature is what guests will experience on this fourth-generation homestead in Golden Lake, Ontario. 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 Heritage Center 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.
Activities near Golden Lake
  • Swimming

  • Hiking

  • Winter sports

  • Biking

  • kayak

    Kayaking/Canoeing

  • Fishing

  • Boating/Sailing

  • ATV/Quads/4x4

  • Wildlife watching

  • Golfing

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 largemouth 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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Property reviews

4.6 overall rating
Overall experience
4.6
Cleanliness
4.6
Activities
4.6
Nature surroundings
4.6
Uniqueness
4.6
Comfort
4.6
6 Reviews

Things to know

Arrival and departure

  • Check-in: 03:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Early check-in available at an extra charge

  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
    Late check-out available at an extra charge

House rules

  • Pets allowed

  • No smoking

  • No parties

  • Events allowed

  • Open fires allowed

Cancellation policy

Flexible

Free cancellation available up to 24 hours before check-in day

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Additional info

Pets are permitted.

Smoking is not allowed.

Children are welcome.

Sheets, pillows, and bedding are not provided.
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