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Cozy Lakeview Log Cabin at Wild Woods Hideaway

SuperhostKenora, Ontario, Canada
Entire cabin hosted by Peter And Kristine
5 guests1 bedroom3 bedsHalf-bath
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Located on a hilltop with large windows overlooking the lake, this rustic cabin has a cathedral ceiling with a sleeping loft, indoor kitchenette, outdoor porch and picnic area with fire-pit. Rental includes access to shared wood-fired sauna, dock, hiking trails and use of canoes, kayaks and SUPs. Located on 15 acres of mixed forest along the shores of Mink Bay this cabin has the feel of a wilderness getaway yet is less than 15 minutes from the shops and restaurants of downtown Kenora.

The space
The ideal home base to venture out from and explore the surrounding land and lake! Built with timbers from a local sawmill and named after the fragrant wild Hawthorne tree, this cosy dove-tail log cabin sits on a hilltop above a feral apple orchard and overlooks the lake with beautiful sunset views.

The main floor of Hawthorne is furnished with a woodstove, queen-size futon with comfortable mattress, a well-equipped kitchenette and a small washroom with a sawdust composting toilet. Upstairs there is one bedroom with a platform queen bed and an additional twin mattress that can be pulled out to accommodate a fifth guest. Outside the cabin has a large porch, a picnic area and a fire-pit overlooking the lake. It is a short walk down to the dock and an even shorter walk to get to the cedar shower and wood-fired sauna.

The kitchenette includes a bar-fridge, 2-burner hot-plate, dishes and cookware including a French press coffee maker, dishpan and soap, drinking water and wash water. There is also a 2-burner propane stove on the porch and a grill for the fire-pit.

Filtered drinking water and wash water in 5 gallon camping jugs are included with the rental as Hawthorne does not have running water. Hot showers are available in a separate cedar pay shower that is a short walk from the cabin. The cost is $1 for 5 minutes and we can make change for you if needed.

The cabin is part of Wild Woods Hideaway, a rustic eco-resort tucked into the forest and along the shores of Mink Bay, near Kenora, Ontario. In addition to cabin-specific features, your rental includes access to several shared amenities including a dock to sit on, swim and watch the sun set from, use of canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle-boards (life-jackets included), hiking trails, wood-fired sauna and a cedar pay shower.

The head of Mink Bay has been designated a provincially significant wetland and many birds and other animals either make their homes along its shores or stop in during their seasonal migrations. Depending on the time of year you can expect to see a variety of songbirds, waterfowl including pelicans and loons, eagles, partridge, deer, rabbits, turtles and beavers. We have also seen river otters, mink, wolves, foxes, herons, owls and bears. There is also a great diversity of plant life growing along Mink Bay with an incredible array of wildflowers that change with the seasons.

Guest access
You will have access to the entire cabin including a private picnic area with a fire-pit overlooking the lake. Additionally you will have access to all the shared amenities of the eco-resort including a wood-fired sauna near the cabin, a cedar pay-shower with hot water, dock and use of canoes, kayaks and sups, hiking trails, play structure and several shared picnic areas with fire-pits.

Other things to note
Firewood for indoor heating is included with your rental. Wood for outdoor bonfires is available to purchase separately for $10/bag.

If you need towels, pillows and bedding it can be provided for a one time charge of $45.

We welcome families with young children to stay with us but please note the upstairs bedroom in Hawthorne is accessed by a steep open staircase and there is a balcony, not a wall that separates the loft from the main floor. There is no additional charge for children under 16. (Please do not mention children as guests when booking or you will be charged by Airbnb for them. Just mention them to us in a message so we know how many people to expect.)
Located on a hilltop with large windows overlooking the lake, this rustic cabin has a cathedral ceiling with a sleeping loft, indoor kitchenette, outdoor porch and picnic area with fire-pit. Rental includes access to shared wood-fired sauna, dock, hiking trails and use of canoes, kayaks and SUPs. Located on 15 acres of mixed forest along the shores of Mink Bay this cabin has the feel of a wilderness getaway yet is l…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Fire extinguisher
Private entrance
Laptop-friendly workspace
Carbon monoxide alarm
Heating
Smoke alarm
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
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Kenora, Ontario, Canada

This cabin is one of seven accommodations available to rent at Wild Woods Hideaway, a rustic eco-resort hidden along the rugged shores of Mink Bay, near Kenora, Ontario. Ideally located for those looking for a wilderness vacation experience combined with the convenience of being located just minutes from downtown Kenora, Wild Woods Hideaway exists to make camping available and enjoyable to everyone.

The resort is located on 15 acres of mixed forest that time has reclaimed from a history of logging and farming. It includes a long stretch of rocky shoreline along Mink Bay, a small lake connected to the Winnipeg River which includes a protected wetland at the eastern side. We are currently the only dock on the lake and provide canoes, kayaks and paddleboards for our guests to explore the lake. The fishing is especially good in spring and the bay is known as a Muskie hot spot.

In the summer the dock is a great place to swim from and the lake is quiet in terms of boat traffic as it is bordered by a train track on one side that limits access to the Winnipeg River through a tunnel beneath the tracks making it difficult for motor boats to enter.

Bordering the resort there is an additional 90 acres of environmentally protected forest with hiking trails. The forest is a mix of natural re-growth, human planting and garden plants gone wild. If you look closely in places you can see the remains of old stone fences built from the shale that lines the shore. The trails include several overlooks, a small waterfall as well as foot access to the neighborhood of Keewatin on the western edge of Kenora.

It is possible to walk from our cabins to some of the best restaurants in town or to pick up whatever you forgot to pack at the local grocery store. Additional shops, restaurants, beaches on Lake of the Woods and a Farmer’s Market are a 15 minute drive away in downtown Kenora. For avid hikers looking for additional trails, the Tunnel Island Trails and Vernon Nature Trails are located less than 10 minutes by car.
This cabin is one of seven accommodations available to rent at Wild Woods Hideaway, a rustic eco-resort hidden along the rugged shores of Mink Bay, near Kenora, Ontario. Ideally located for those looking for a…

Hosted by Peter And Kristine

Joined in July 2017
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We are a couple with a young family. We are reasonably well traveled but have now settled down to raise our kids in a little homestead in the woods on a small lake near Kenora Ontario where we created a small rustic eco resort.
During your stay
We live at the end of the property so are available if you need us. When you check in we will greet you and orient you to the cabin and resort, after that we will do our best to give you your privacy and will be available on an as-needed basis. We can be reached through airbnb messaging as well as by text or phone if you need to reach us during your stay
We live at the end of the property so are available if you need us. When you check in we will greet you and orient you to the cabin and resort, after that we will do our best to gi…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm