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Tipi Experience in Northern Ontario

Teepee hosted by The Buffalo Farm Accomodations
4 guests1 bedroom2 bedsHalf-bath

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Entire home
You’ll have the tipi to yourself.
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The Buffalo Farm Accomodations has received 5-star ratings from 95% of recent guests.
House rules
This place isn’t suitable for infants (0–2 yrs) and the host doesn’t allow smoking.
It’s pretty much the minimum between you and wilderness. Our Tipi Experience in Northern Ontario is paired down, rich in spirit over luxury, a probe into wanting less. The 18-foot tipi sits on a beautifully-private switch-back of the Amable du Fond River flowing out of Algonquin Park. It welcomes you to explore the surrounding wilderness whether by foot or by canoe. Perfect for immersing in fall's glorious colours. Firewood, hibachi, sand beach. Special prices during the week.

The space
COVID 19 NEW regulations and policy
We will no longer be supplying any bedding or kitchenware until covid 19 improves significantly. Please pack as if you’re going camping. This is a safety measure that we must enforce. All garbage must leave with you when checking out.

PLEASE NOTE: The property is not available for any commercial purposes without prior consent. All photography, movie/film, wedding, elopements, photography sessions, engagement sessions must be discussed with The Buffalo Farm owners prior to staying. We do not give anyone permission to use our property without discussing the details with us and then paying a location fee.


The Buffalo Farm is a gorgeous eco-farm situated on 500 of the most beautiful acres imaginable directly on the northern cusp of Algonquin Park near Mattawa, Ontario. The Amable du Fond River winds its way back and forth for two kilometres across the most remote part of the farm. Spaced along the river are three unique, hand-crafted structures available for rent. The farm is also a sanctuary for buffalo and the many wilderness creatures that make this place their home.

Our 18-foot, custom-built tipi sits right at the edge of the Amable du Fond River as it flows north out of Algonquin Park. Backed by fields of grazing buffalo and surrounded by the majestic forest, it offers a truly wonderful Canadian wilderness experience.

PLEASE NOTE: The Buffalo Farm Tipi is best suited for two adults and up to two children (four adults in a squeeze). Tents can be pitched beside the tipi to accommodate larger numbers. Prices listed on Airbnb are for one person and children under two. There is an extra charge for each additional guest. This is the only way we can make this work as a small family business. Please be sure to account for all extra guests when booking. Prices as listed include HST.
PLEASE NOTE: This accommodation is closed from November through April 15. There is no heat source inside the tipi. Late September/October it is likely to be very cold. In this period, it should be treated as a winter camping experience.
PLEASE NOTE: This property is not available for any commercial purpose without prior consent.

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Step out the front door of The Buffalo Farm Tipi and you are just feet from the lovely Amable du Fond River, generally a lazy-flowing river with white sand beaches offering very private spots for summertime picnicking, swimming or setting out in canoes (available to rent). Trails in the wider area but very close to us (Eau Claire Gorge, Algonquin Park, Samuel de Champlain Park) offer many options for hikes long and short - hiking boots in warmer weather and snow shoes in winter.

Visit Algonquin Park/ Kioshkowi Lake where you can enjoy a day paddle on the lake or a swim at the beach! Only a few minute drive from us - this is an incredible starting point for exploring the interior of Algonquin Park.
In all seasons expect to see wild birds and small mammals, stunning sunsets shimmering on the river, and a canopy of brilliant stars at night.
Things to do in the area
- Algonquin Park ( campsite, canoe trips, kayak trips, swimming, fishing)
- Algonquin North Outfitters ( kayak & canoe rentals/ guided trips: call
705-744-3265
- Lake Kioshkowi ( fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking)
- Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park - great hiking trails with scenic views (outstanding fall colours)


Fall is a very special time with its tapestry of brilliant colour as far as the eye can see. It is a favourite time for nature photography, bird watching, hiking and canoeing. A crisp early-morning canoe on the river is an absolute must as the rising sun gradually dispels the night’s lingering fog.

All in all, The Buffalo Farm Tipi is the ideal escape – perfect for meditating, reflecting, connecting with nature, reading, writing, art and music making, napping, holding ceremony, deepening your relationship with spouse, family or friends.

Guest access
Address: 2137 Highway 630, Mattawa, Ontario P0H 1V0. From Highway 17 travel 9 kilometres south on Highway 630. Passing Adams Road on the right, our laneway is nearly another kilometer on the right. An all-weather road allows you to drive right up to and park at the yurt. You will have access to all 500 farm acres plus thousands of hectares of wilderness in surrounding parks and Crown Land property. No wifi is available although cell phones will function. Emergency services respond quickly. The Mattawa General Hospital is only minutes away.

Other things to note
It is important to read through all of the information provided in our listing. We offer a rustic experience and want to make sure you are well aware of this before signing up. We are situated in a very rural context, working with nature through all kinds of weather conditions. Our accommodations are off the grid. A fire pit and Hibachi cover your cooking needs. This offers everyone a chance to be creative with meals.

The tipi closes the end of October and opens again in April. There is no heat source in the tipi. During COVID we are not allowed to provide you with bedding and pillows or with cutlery and crockery or other kitchenware. We apologize for this. It is not our usual style.

Things we provide:

1) We provide firewood. We need to ask an extra charge if you use too much firewood. We usually have kindling and charcoal.
2) All the pure, clean water you will need. Please do not bring bottled water.
3) Floor mattresses for extra guests or children
6)Toilet paper
It’s pretty much the minimum between you and wilderness. Our Tipi Experience in Northern Ontario is paired down, rich in spirit over luxury, a probe into wanting less. The 18-foot tipi sits on a beautifully-private switch-back of the Amable du Fond River flowing out of Algonquin Park. It welcomes you to explore the surrounding wilderness whether by foot or by canoe. Perfect for immersing in fall's glorious colours.… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
2 floor mattresses

Amenities

First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Essentials
Free parking on premises
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Mattawa, Ontario, Canada

Our neighbourhood is a patchwork of picturesque farms and huge swaths of pristine wilderness. The farm is minutes away from the Eau Claire Gorge, Algonquin Park, Samuel de Champlain Park, the Talon Chutes, Mount Antoine Ski Hill, and the towns of Mattawa and North Bay.

For groceries, basics and or emergencies: Mattawa is approximately 20 minutes from the property and North Bay is about 40 minutes.
Our neighbourhood is a patchwork of picturesque farms and huge swaths of pristine wilderness. The farm is minutes away from the Eau Claire Gorge, Algonquin Park, Samuel de Champlain Park, the Talon Chutes, Moun…

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During your stay
We check in all of our guests personally. We take the time to introduce ourselves and provide a brief orientation. During this time guests can rent a canoe and also hear about some of the other activities in the area. We are available by cell phone should our guests need anything. Other than this, we totally honour your privacy.
We check in all of our guests personally. We take the time to introduce ourselves and provide a brief orientation. During this time guests can rent a canoe and also hear about some…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported. Learn more
Smoke alarm not reported. Learn more
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