Amazing Waterfront Cabin on Lake Superior near Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

Thunder Bay, Ontario (Canada)
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1 unit
6 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Pets allowed · Barbecue

Set right on the shore of Lake Superior, this off-grid waterfront cabin is located near Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, and can accommodate six guests for a nature-filled getaway to one the province's most iconic parks. It has three bedrooms, one full bathroom, and a separate sauna with an additional shower.

The first bedroom features a queen-size bed, a desk, and a large picture window through which guests can see Lake Superior and the Trowbridge Island Lighthouse. The second bedroom contains a full-size bed with an elegant brass frame, while the third bedroom is furnished with another full-size bed surrounded by windows on two sides. In the bathroom, guests will find a toilet, a sink, and a combination bathtub/shower. Linens and towels are provided.

The living room seats eights guests on a sofa and an array of cushioned armchairs that are set around a coffee table and backdropped by a large window that provides picturesque views of the lake. The dining area seats eight guests as well. The kitchen comes with appliances such as a refrigerator, a propane stove, a microwave, a kettle, and a toaster. Other amenities include a wood-burning stove, a telephone, a safe, propane lighting, and a separate wood-fired sauna with an additional shower.

Outside, guests will find a barbecue grill, a fire pit, a covered front deck, and an open side deck with an umbrellaed table from which guests can enjoy views of the lake. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Bathtub
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Parking
  • Sink
  • Queen-size bed
  • Double bed
  • Oven
  • Garden
  • Fridge
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Freezer
  • Deck/Patio
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Dining room
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Breakfast bar
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Stove
  • Fireplace
  • Toiletries
  • Sauna/Steam room
  • Dining table
  • Tea kettle
  • Desk
  • Fire pit
  • Games
  • Kitchen equipment

This off-grid property provides guests with electricity through a power generator and running water through a gravity-fed water system that pumps water from Lake Superior into a holding tank. The system also supplies water to the property's wood-fired sauna, which contains an additional shower as well. The shower's water is heated by a batch solar water heater.

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Guest Services

  • Bicycle rental

Location + Surroundings

  • Museums

This property is located in the off-grid Silver Islet community of Thunder Bay District, Ontario, where it is situated on the southern tip of the Sibley Peninsula. Set on a two-acre property filled with peaceful meadows, conifers, and deciduous trees, the cottage is just footsteps away from a private stony beach on Lake Superior, with a sandy beach just a short walk away as well.

Guests will enjoy picturesque vistas of the lake right from the cottage's large living room window and deck. Strolling around the grounds of the cottage, they will also find scenic views of Camp Bay, Burnt Island, the Trowbridge Island Lighthouse, and a rugged seaside cliff. Along the way, they may encounter some of the wildlife that frequent the property, such as deer and Canada geese.

The Silver Islet community is situated right next to Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, which, extending northward, covers the rest of the peninsula. Here, guests will find more than 100 kilometers (62 miles) of trails winding through 244 square kilometers (94 square miles) of lowlands, cliffs, valleys, sills, and mesas blanketed in a dense boreal forest. The park is home to an abundance of wildlife, such as white-tailed deer, moose, red foxes, and black bears, as well as a rich variety of plants and birds, including 23 species of orchids, 75 species of birds that nest in the park, and nearly 200 species of birds that have had recorded sightings in the park.

The cottage is about an hour from Thunder Bay, where guests will find a variety of shops and restaurants, as well as the nearest international airport. Read More

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Meditation
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Water sports
  • Winter sports
  • Climbing

Guests will find a variety of outdoor activity options in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, which is adjacent to Silver Islet. Guests can go hiking and snowshoeing on more than 100 kilometers (62 miles) of trails, some of which are open to biking and 50 kilometers (31 miles) of which are groomed for cross-country skiing as well. Guests can also go biking on some of the park's roads, such as Thunder Bay Lookout Road and Marie Louise Drive. Stargazing is amazing in this off-the-grid community.

While exploring the trails, guests will find numerous opportunities for wildlife viewing and birdwatching, with nearly 200 species of bird to keep an eye out for and numerous mammals inhabiting the park, including white-tailed deer, moose, red foxes, and black bears.

For boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing, and kayaking, guests can head to Marie Louise Lake. Guests can rent canoes and kayaks for use on the lake from the park store.

Guests can also go fishing in the smaller lakes that dot the park, most of which are inhabited by northern pike and yellow perch. Some of the larger lakes contain smallmouth bass and walleye.

Other popular areas for swimming are Poundsford Lake and Middlebrun Bay. Of course, with a private stony beach right in front of the cottage and a sandy beach just a short walk away, guests hardly need to go anywhere to enjoy swimming and fishing on Lake Superior.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 04:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

  • You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
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Additional Information

Pets are permitted. Smoking indoors is not allowed.

The minimum night stay is one week.

There is a $300 refundable damage deposit required.

The property manager is in the community and will visit guests to orient them to the area, as well as the cabin/sauna operations. He is the retired Superintendent of the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and is very knowledgeable regarding the area and its amenities. Read more

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