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Yurt hosted by Neil

  1. 5 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. Half-bath
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Camp in comfort & privacy on an off-grid property powered by solar energy and enjoy exclusive use of 50 acres of peaceful woodlands with 4km of nature trails and special features like a SoundForest and meditative walking labyrinth. It’s like having your own private park! There’s even an option ($) to have breakfast brought out. This is a unique place & space; read the detailed listing/photos/captions and scroll back through descriptive reviews to help determine if it's right for you.

The space
NOTE: May-thru-October there are 2 listings (cabin and yurt) available to rent on this property. However, for guest privacy and COVID safety, they are never booked concurrently. As soon as a reservation on one is confirmed, those dates are blocked on the other, assuring you will be the only guests using the property, its features and amenities. (Both cabin & yurt may be booked by the SAME guest group – contact host to arrange.)

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"Large, bright, funky, airy, cozy," are some of the ways guests describe the yurt. It is super-private, down a forest path about 150m east of the host’s house & parking area. (A cart is available to move your gear.) The experience combines the best parts of camping while avoiding those you dislike (like other campers or struggling to put up a tent) and even includes unlimited campfire wood.

YURT AMBIENCE: Yurts, which have their roots in nomadic Mongolia, are round tents sturdy enough for extended deployment and braving the elements but still able to be packed up and moved. This particular yurt, manufactured in Ontario, with a 17′ diameter 6' walls and 10' peak, easily accommodates up to 5 people sleeping with space to spare for hanging out. The outside skin is waterproof breathable fabric and the inside walls are lined with cozy wool felt. The floor is off the ground and made of local maple.

The beauty of any tent, including this yurt, is how it allows you to feel immersed in the natural environment. Fabric walls let through the sounds of the forest and you can hear the ocean-like sound of the breeze travelling through pine trees. Five giant windows (screened, with flaps that may be opened or closed) connect your sight and senses to the forest which surrounds the yurt. A large transparent dome in the ceiling can be opened for ventilation and allows sky-gazing day or night!

CAMPING AMENITIES: The yurt is just steps away from a secluded open-sky area with fire pit and picnic tables. You will also find a small work table sheltered by a tarp in case you need somewhere to cook or prepare food if it is raining.

Water for drinking and washing is provided at the camp area and may be refilled anytime at the house. There is no electricity at the camp area but there is a charging station accessible 24/7 at the house. Ice is available for free, though quantities are limited. Firewood is free, and unlimited.

An outhouse, opposite the yurt, is not an old-style pit privy but instead contains a modern flush-action portable toilet. Featuring aromatic cedar panelling and a window to the forest, you may stay in their longer than you expect ;-)

This sustainable rural homestead is completely off-grid, with no utility connections to the “outside world”. Electricity is generated on-site from solar energy and some clever modern electronics. A sealed well drilled almost 300’ into the bedrock supplies clean, fresh water from an aquifer. And a modern septic system responsibly processes waste water. Heat comes from carbon-neutral firewood all harvested on the property. If you’re interested in how home-based renewable energy works, feel welcome to ask the host for walk-thru of the system!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
2 air mattresses

What this place offers

Park view
Free parking on premises
Private sauna
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Fire pit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada

Off-Grid Retreat is located on the doorstep of a large concentration of natural, cultural and recreational attractions in Grey County and the Bruce Peninsula. Lake Huron's famous sunsets and gentle beaches are a 30 minute drive to Southampton or 45 min to Sauble Beach. The waters of Georgian Bay are as close as 30 minutes just outside Owen Sound, with the farthest point Tobermory and Bruce Peninsula National Park about a 90 minute drive. The spectacular Inglis Falls is only 10 minutes away, one of several falls in the local area. Owen Sound, a 20 minute drive, is a medium-sized town and the hub of Grey-Bruce with most shops, services or amenities you may need.

Hosted by Neil

  1. Joined in July 2014
  • 131 Reviews
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I used to have a conventional house (and conventional life!) in the GTA suburbs. Now I live off-grid and solar-powered, in the country surrounded by 50 acres of woodlands. I enjoy meeting the kinds of interesting people who come to stay at this unique place & space, but I am also sensitive to balance being welcoming & helpful with allowing people the privacy, space & peace they may be seeking.
I used to have a conventional house (and conventional life!) in the GTA suburbs. Now I live off-grid and solar-powered, in the country surrounded by 50 acres of woodlands. I enjoy…

During your stay

It's all about peace, nature, and privacy here. It’s nice to chat with guests and get to know each other a bit, but if what you want to do is seclude yourself and do your own thing that is totally fine too. It’s your time and space to make whatever kind of experience you like. As host & property owner, I am around most of the time if you require assistance or have questions about anything on- or off-property. I have broad knowledge of the local area, from the Beaver Valley all the way up to Tobermory and down to Kincardine, and always happy to recommend routes, suggest activities, eating places, and so on. I have a particular interest in off-the-beaten-track places, and less-touristy experiences, without hordes of people.
It's all about peace, nature, and privacy here. It’s nice to chat with guests and get to know each other a bit, but if what you want to do is seclude yourself and do your own thing…

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House rules

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more
Smoke alarm

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