"Had a great experience at the Little Dipper dome, it’s fully equipped with bed, kitchen, and bbq grill. Jennifer welcomed us at the check in and show…"
Entire accommodation to yourself
Enjoy having the accommodation to yourself; with all facilities for exclusive and private use
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Dome • 4 guests • Private Kitchen
About this place
More than an accommodation - we are a destination!
Situated on a 500-acre property overlooking the Laurentian Mountains with multiple water access options. We provide the opportunity to disconnect in order to reconnect! Slow down to enjoy life's simple pleasures or fuel your energetic self with an abundance of onsite outdoor activities for every season. Experience an off-grid lifestyle in warmth and comfort.
We welcome you to come to experience the true magic of staying in a geodesic dome.
The Little Dipper Dome is nestled within a wilderness landscape, overlooking Bang's Creek, adding a serene sound and water element. Situated under the stars, far away from any light pollution - guests can open up into the vastness and beauty of the night sky.
The dome is self-sufficient and sets up for all your basic needs, including cooking, cleaning, and serving. All you should need is a cooler with your food. For cooking, there is an indoor propane double burner, a BBQ, and an outdoor fire pit. All kitchen necessities are provided. There is no running water – however, large jugs of water from the onsite natural spring are provided. For heating, there is a wood stove inside to maintain a warm and cozy temperature. Wood for indoor heating is included with your stay.
There is no electricity in this off-grid setting - however, natural lighting is captured from the large Bay window and the 'tunnel' at the top of the dome. A USB powered lightbulb and power bank is provided for additional lighting at night time. Please note that there is no wifi or cell service at the dome, which has become a selling feature for our destination as guests are looking to disconnect. If you 'must' connect, there is one place on the property to tap into service or there is full service a quick drive down the road. The Town of Mattawa is also a 15-minute drive away.
The bathroom is situated close by as a shared outhouse with our Big Dipper Dome. Construction of a private outhouse will be underway very soon.
During the warmer seasons, there is a screened in gazebo with a full outdoor kitchen set up and hammocks to relax and lounge in.
The road to the dome is maintained in all seasons. Guests can drive and park next to the dome. As we are situated on a large property, guests can walk, bike or drive to various activity access points on the property.
Now for the fun and adventure – guests can experience a variety of onsite outdoor activities for every season right from your doorstep!
In the winter months, we promise to bring out your inner child! We are a one-stop destination for all the favourite winter activities. Enjoy the extensive trail system for snowshoeing and back-country skiing. For an adrenaline ride, slide down one of the 7 unique tubing luge runs in our tubing park or enjoy ice skating on the pond. If you have children, you will want to experience the activities in our adventure passport: outdoor obstacle course, groomed scavenger hunt loop, interactive “Foxy” story trail and snow mountain scrabble. At the end of the day, relax and unwind with a hot cup of cocoa by the fire or enjoy a hot sauna.
Please note that the tubing and sauna must be reserved in advance and extra fees apply. All other winter activities are included with your stay. Please inquire directly to reserve the sauna or tubing.
In the spring, summer and fall, explore our extensive trail system with over 25+km's of trails of varying lengths, levels of difficulty and some incredible viewpoints. Looking to enjoy the water? Guests can enjoy swimming, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddling or floating in a tube on the beautiful Bang’s Bay, which connects to the Ottawa River. You can also take a dip in the creek at the Dome or take a hike to Scooper Lake for a remote wilderness swim. In the right seasons, there is an abundance of wild berries, wild edibles and mushrooms to pick and forage. The autumn is spectacular with the ever-changing colours and incredible viewpoints overlooking the Laurentian Mountains. For the children, there is a complete play structure with sand, swing sets, slacklines, hammock zone and a zip line.
All water equipment is included. There are no additional charges for summer activities.
Other items to note:
Showers (warmer seasons): Three outdoor eco-showers are available, whereby water is collected in a holding tank from the natural spring, passively heated by the sun and gravity fed into the showers.
Showers (colder seasons): We have created a unique shower set up as part of the sauna experience.
Wood-fired Sauna: The sauna experience is often a highlight and includes a unique manual pump shower set up. The sauna can be reserved by the hour for your own private use. The cost is $67.80 for the hour for 2 guests + $5.65 per additional guest (includes HST). We will get everything ready, including delivering the water and lighting candles if it's at night time. It takes approximately 2.5 hours to get the sauna hot and ready and the time must be coordinated in advance.
Outdoor bonfire wood available for purchase - $12 per bundle
For bedding - bottom sheets only provided. Guests need to bring their own comforters/sleeping bags and pillows. If full linens are required, please inquire directly.
Please note that the hosts live on site and we do offer a few other accommodation options. Our Big Dipper Dome is located in fairly close proximity to the Little Dipper Dome - although there is full visual privacy. Any other accommodations are remotely set on other parts of the property.
Your hosts, Jen and Tzach, are available if assistance is required. We also love to meet and connect with our guests too. However, we will always respect your privacy.
Dome | Mattawan
1 Double bed
2 Twin/Single beds
Features and services
River, stream or creek
Check-in: From 03:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
Pets allowed additional charge
No open fires
Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.
Cancellation policy: Fifteen
Location and surroundings
Canada Glamping Ideas | Romantic Escapes in the Woods
Mattawan, Ontario (Canada)
Detailed location provided after booking
- River, stream or creek
Activities near Mattawan, Ontario
Winter sports on-site
Stand-up paddleboarding on-site
Wildlife watching on-site
No matter the season, this eco-friendly glamping site in Ontario is the perfect destination for lovers of the great outdoors. During the winter months, this area in Canada is ideal for actives such as snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, cross-country skiing, kick-sledding, tubing, tobogganing, and sledding. For those who prefer relaxation over outdoor adventure, the winter months are also perfect for curling up in front of the fire with a mug of hot chocolate.
During the warmer months, this area features extensive trails that are great for walking, hiking, and mountain biking. Visitors during the summer can also canoe or swim in nearby Bang's Bay. No matter age or interest, this picturesque and peaceful glamping site has something for everybody.