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Our Lanark Winter Adventure Guide

Our Guide to Winter in Lanark County

Spend some cozy time away from the city and adventure to Lanark County this winter!

Touted as the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario, Lanark County is located in Eastern Ontario. With charming towns to explore and thrilling outdoor activities to experience, it’s where cozy, tiny cabin memories are sure to be made. This is our guide to the Top 5 Things to Do in Lanark County during your Cabinscape stay.

Enjoy them from our Mason, Mica, Rhya, Juniper, Joni and Ember cabins.


There is something to be said for leaving behind the hustle and bustle and enjoying a slower pace. Disconnect from the city, turn off your phone and hibernate in our cozy cabins. Stargaze where the sky is unpolluted by light, play a board game or enjoy a snowy winter campfire. So many yummy eats and crafty recipes to try between the provided year-round BBQ, campfire and gas stovetop.

Settle in and unwind. It’s amazing how connected we can feel when we truly take time to disconnect and enjoy the little things.


The best thing about a Cabinscape cabin getaway is that you never really have to leave! For those wanting to stay close to home base, many of our Lanark County cabins have conservation areas, massive properties or trails to experience on-site or very close to your cabin!

Each cabin lives in its own unique environment, with trails varying from meandering creek walks to rugged bush walks with lookouts of the Ottawa Valley. Grab your snowshoes (2 adult-sized pairs included with every Cabinscape booking) and explore them all at your leisure!


An 8 minute drive from our  Mica and Rhya cabins is Murphy’s Point Provincial Park. This 1,239-hectare park is part of the historic Rideau Waterway (named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007) and boasts many historical features like the popular Silver Queen Mica Mine. There is 20 km of groomed trails for skiing, including 4 km for skate-skiing, 14 km for classic skiing and 8 km for backcountry skiing.

Hike or snowshoe the Rideau Valley Trail system, a 387 km network of hiking trails between the City of Kingston and the City of Ottawa.

A further drive will land you at Frontenac Provincial Park for more challenging hiking and snowshoeing experiences. You’ll find over 100km of great trails in this park all year round! Ice fishing and free winter camping workshops are also available here in the colder months.

There are many other trails to enjoy including the Tay-Havelock trail (walking distance from our Juniper and Ember cabins) or Meisel Woods Conservation Area. Discover them all during your stay!


Some say Perth is considered the prettiest town in Ontario and with its untouched nature and rich heritage, it’s hard to disagree! Located just 15-minutes away from our Mica and Rhya cabins (and 20-ish from Juniper and Ember cabins), Perth sits at the heart of Lanark County – a region which encompasses several small towns, including Almonte, Smiths Falls, and Carleton Place. You could spend days exploring all they have to offer!

Some highlights include a walk along the Tay River, visiting the classic stone buildings and iconic Perth Town Hall. Not to mention the many local shops, cafes, and restaurants to choose from. There is also sure to be a fun event happening any time of year you visit.


Cold days call for hot meals and Lanark County is the place to be! Perth alone is peppered with 23 restaurants and 18 distinct patio experiences. Between gastropub fare, casual dining and ethnic cuisine, there is something for every taste bud. If restaurants are closed due to restrictions during your stay, consider continuing to support small business and having a winter picnic at a nearby park!

While at our Joni cabin in Pakenham, grab a coffee at North Market Cafe in the heart of downtown Almonte where you can also try sizzling, hot, and delicious meals. On Saturdays, visit Temple’s Sugar Bush, famous for its maple syrup and sugar bush, nature trail and breakfast options including pancakes! For spicy food lovers, check out Sagar Indian Cuisine in downtown Carleton Place and choose your spice levels (mild, medium, and hot hot HOT).

For the craft beer enthusiast, visit Andre at Cartwright Springs Brewery situated right on our Joni cabin grounds. A one-hour tour explores the facilities, from the beer vats to the natural spring. Each tour ends with an ice-cream float: beer ice cream in a glass of Crème Brûlée Stout. (Cost: $30 for two guests. Tours must be arranged in advance.)

Once you are filled up on Lanark County’s delicious offerings, don’t forget to stop by Perth Chocolate Works for one of their famous sweet treats including artisan chocolates, barks and bars, and unique confectionery creations! YUM.

Our Lanark County Cabins

  • Rhya Cabin
    Rhya Cabin
    From: $189.00
  • Mason Cabin
    Mason Cabin
    From: $179.00
  • Mica Cabin
    Mica Cabin
    From: $189.00
  • Juniper Cabin
    Juniper Cabin
    From: $179.00
  • Ember Cabin
    Ember Cabin
    From: $179.00
  • Joni Cabin
    Joni Cabin
    From: $169.00

Photo Credits:
Foodie Header – IG @northmarket.almonte
Perth Header -IG @matthewliteplo
Murphy’s Point Skiing – Ontario Parks

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Cabin Chaser Package

Cabin Chaser Package

Are you ready for an adventure? Cabin Chaser is a two-night mystery road trip and cabin hopping experience designed specifically for two guests and small families! Explore local hidden gems, foodie favourites, and fun outdoor activities on route to your tiny cabin.

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Things to bring

Your Cabinscape Essential Packing List 

How to prepare for a tiny cabin adventure?

Sometimes the most difficult part of taking a trip is knowing what to pack. At Cabinscape, we make the process of packing for your adventure as simple as possible.

Read on for our essential packing list for your tiny cabin travels!


Your favourite food & drink

Our tiny cabins in the woods come equipped with everything you’ll need to prepare your own home-cooked meals. All kitchens include a gas stovetop, mini-fridge, stovetop toaster, kettle and french press. There’s also a propane BBQ and fire pit outside available for year-round use.

No need to bring any cookware. We provide all the essentials – cutlery, cups, plates, pots, pans, cooking utensils, and some handy extras like a corkscrew and can opener.

We also provide food basics like tea, coffee, sugar, flour, salt, pepper and olive oil. All you need to bring is your favourite food and drink!

If you’re feeling fancy, consider adding-on one of our locally-crafted food kits to your stay.


Did you know an average washing cycle of 10 kg consumes at least 50 litres of water and about 1.2 kWh of electricity? As a low-impact, off-grid and ecologically-sound cabin, we ask guests to bring their own towels, sheets, pillows, pillowcases and blankets.

Flashlight or headlamp

Our cabins are located in off-the-beaten-path locations with little to no artificial light. While cabins are outfitted with indoor and outdoor solar-powered lights, bringing an extra flashlight or headlamp can really come in handy – especially when building a fire or navigating our property at night.


A cabin getaway isn’t complete without a campfire. Firewood can be purchased at most local gas stations and grocery stores en route. We provide an axe at all our cabins; guests are welcome to collect and chop any deadwood lying around.


Lighters are a camping staple and useful for starting campfires, gas stovetops, and providing light when needed! We keep lighters on hand in our cabins but sometimes these little guys go missing. To be safe, bring your own fire starter.

Bug repellent

Depending on the season, you’re bound to encounter bugs of all sorts in the wilderness. Guests should come prepared with bug spray and proper protective attire.

Practical clothing

Good hiking boots and warm clothing are essential for a Canadian winter but consider warm clothing for summer trips, too. Be sure to bring some warmer items like comfy sweaters, socks, hats and slippers – you’ll be thankful you did.

In need of essential cozy cabin attire? Consider sporting one of our Cabinscape hoodies and toques for your stay!

Photo Credits:
First & Last – IG @vanhallawild  
Fire photo -IG @deanheliotis