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Freija Forest Loft - Nature & Stargazing Sanctuary

SuperhostDesboro, Ontario, Canada
Barn hosted by Valentine
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the barn to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
Clean and tidy
13 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Cancellation policy
Cancel before 2:00 PM on Sep. 10 and get a 50% refund, minus the first night and service fee. Get details
Explore some of the most breathtaking old-growth hardwood and cedar forest in Ontario. Red pine, cedar, jack pine, untouched Canadian wilderness and stunning fall foliage. Deer, porcupine, foxes, blue jays, cardinals, chipmunks, hummingbirds, heron.

Our forest loft is located in the middle of a large thousand-acre forest, overlooking a valley, surrounded by tall cedars and maples.

Two clear ponds are a 10-minute walk away from the barn and are great for swimming during the summer months.

The space
Freija is an extremely private 100 acre bird, wildlife, and stargazing sanctuary bordering a 350-acre conservation area. Endless maintained trails on varying terrain both on property and adjacent forest.

Our forest loft features everything needed for a comfortable stay, including an Amish-made queen-size bed, large harvest table, shower, composting toilet, hot water, Wi-Fi and a small kitchenette with utensils.

You will also find everything you need for your outdoor adventure: an outdoor fire pit, firewood, a powerful propane Weber BBQ, equipment like walking sticks, snowshoes, bicycles, your own basketball court and net and more.

For a full outdoor experience you can open up the walls during the warmer months and enjoy your dinner under the stars.

Bring your friends (pets allowed) and spend time hiking, birdwatching, canoeing on the pond and enjoying Canadian and Ontario nature in it's purest, most magical form. Follow iamfreija on Instagram for latest updates and more photos.

Hosts live on the property in a house located next door and are available as needed.

Guest access
You have access to the loft, nearby trails, ponds and canoe. An outdoor fire pit is available for you to use outside, along with the adventure equipment and two bicycles.

Other things to note
Designated as an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI), Kinghurst Forest is a special place that offers a rare glimpse into Ontario’s natural past.

Adjacent 371-hectare (916 acres) Kinghurst Forest Nature Reserve contains a remarkable, mature maple-beech forest that is a rare example of pre-settlement woodlands in southern Ontario.

Here you can see some of the most breathtaking old-growth hardwood forest in Ontario (only one of seven remaining outside of Algonquin Park). My forest is abundant with wildlife including deer, porcupine, foxes, blue jays, cardinals, chipmunks, hummingbirds, heron and others.

The upland forest is dominated by sugar maple, with patches of beech, cedar and hemlock throughout. Endless trails on varying terrain offer plentiful opportunities for birdwatching, camping, canoeing on the ponds.

Many of the trees are 250 to 300 years old, tower over 30 meters high, and clearly show the vertical stratification characteristic of a true, old-growth forest. A spectacular show of wildflowers greets visitors in the spring, as do provincially rare plants such as Hart’s-tongue fern.

A simple act of taking a walk in a forest like this one is good for you! A form of preventative therapy called “forest bathing” or Shinrin-yoku has proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost the immune system, and improve overall feelings of wellbeing.

Founded in 2016, Freija is locally-owned and operated by a Canadian adventure company specializing in personalized retreats and unique experiences with emphasis on science education and nature conservation.

Visit our website or Instagram for more details.
Explore some of the most breathtaking old-growth hardwood and cedar forest in Ontario. Red pine, cedar, jack pine, untouched Canadian wilderness and stunning fall foliage. Deer, porcupine, foxes, blue jays, cardinals, chipmunks, hummingbirds, heron.

Our forest loft is located in the middle of a large thousand-acre forest, overlooking a valley, surrounded by tall cedars and maples.

Two clear ponds are a 10-minute walk away from the barn and are great for swimming during the summer months.

The space
Freija is an extremely private 100 acre bird, wildlife, and stargazing sanctuary…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 queen beds

Amenities

Indoor fireplace
Carbon monoxide alarm
Free parking on premises
Room-darkening shades
Kitchen
Private entrance
Smoke alarm
Hangers
Laptop-friendly workspace
First aid kit

Accessibility

Getting inside

No stairs or steps to enter

Moving around the space

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide hallways

2 nights in Desboro

Sep 10, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020
Check-in
2020-09-10
Checkout
2020-09-12

4.91 out of 5 stars from 45 reviews

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Location

Desboro, Ontario, Canada

Explore the beautiful and historical West Grey county. Historical sites and towns, mills, waterfalls, local and seasonal organic produce, antique shops, crafts, canoe and hiking trails and farms, Amish neighbourhood, local baking, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling.

Area offers unparalleled stargazing opportunities as one of darkest Ontario regions, especially in colder months of the year.

Located 1.5 hours from the Tobermory and the world-famous Grotto, and 1 hour away from Collingwood (Blue Mountain) location offers plenty of great opportunities for day trips.
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Hosted by Valentine

Joined in February 2015
  • 124 Reviews
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Designer, armchair futurist, an avid traveller, PADI-certified diver, organic gardener and photographer.
Co-hosts
  • Ghazal
During your stay
Hosts live on the property in a house located next door. They are available as needed to provide additional firewood, assistance and friendly advice, otherwise you are on your own to enjoy the forest.
Valentine is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Русский, Українська
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Climbing or play structure