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Quiet Cabin with Lake Access @ Wild Woods Hideaway

SuperhostKenora, Ontario, Canada
Entire cabin hosted by Peter And Kristine
5 guests1 bedroom3 bedsHalf-bath
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Set into the forest and near the trail-head, this rustic cabin is our most secluded. It has a cathedral ceiling with a sleeping loft, indoor kitchenette, outdoor porch and picnic area with fire-pit. Rental includes access to a 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 is part of a small eco-resort that has the feel of a wilderness getaway yet is less than 15 minutes from downtown Kenora.

The space
Whether you are looking for rest or adventure, this cabin is the ideal home away from home! Built with timbers from a local sawmill this cozy dove-tail log cabin is set back into the forest part way up a small hill and is our most private accommodation. We named this cabin Nettle, after the prolific, healing wild herb that grows in our rich bottomlands and we hope your stay will be healing for you as well. (For those familiar with nettle’s stinging nature, rest assured there is no actual nettle growing near the cabin!)

The main floor of Nettle 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 small porch, a picnic area and a fire-pit. A cedar shower, wood-fired sauna and dock are available a short walk away.

The kitchenette includes a camp cooler, 2-burner propane cook top, 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 Nettle does not have running water. Hot showers are available in a separate cedar pay shower that is located a short walk away. 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 paddleboards (life-jackets included), hiking trails, wood-fired sauna and a cedar pay shower. Because Nettle is more secluded than our other rentals it is a bit further from the shower, sauna and dock, though still less than a 10 minute walk from everything. Nettle is also our only dog-friendly unit and is located next to the trailhead for the Mink Bay trails.

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 small porch and private picnic area with a fire-pit . Additionally you will have access to all the shared amenities of the eco-resort including a wood-fired sauna, 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 Nettle 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.)
Set into the forest and near the trail-head, this rustic cabin is our most secluded. It has a cathedral ceiling with a sleeping loft, indoor kitchenette, outdoor porch and picnic area with fire-pit. Rental includes access to a 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 is part of a small eco-resort that has the feel of a wilderness getaway yet is less than 15 minutes from downtown Kenora.

The space
Whether you are looking for rest or adventure, this cabin is the ideal home away from home! Built…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

Amenities

Fire extinguisher
Laptop-friendly workspace
Smoke alarm
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Private entrance
Carbon monoxide alarm

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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 tucked into the forest and along the 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 with 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. The bay is known as a Muskie hot spot and there are a wide variety of other fish as well.

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 are an additional 90 acres of environmentally protected forest with hiking trails. 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. Keewatin Beach which includes a dock and play structure is a 5 minute drive away while additional shops, restaurants, beaches and a Farmer’s Market are less than 15 minutes 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 tucked into the forest and along the shores of Mink Bay, near Kenora, Ontario. Ideally located for those…

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: 3:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm