1 Loft Queen Bed | 105sq/ft | Pup-Friendly
Due to the realities near the quarry at this site and the safety risks involved, we recommend parents of small children take extreme caution when visiting the lake. Pups are also only permitted on specific “pet-friendly” sites. See the “Be Aware” section below for more detail.
Access: Drive-in Access Remoteness: Low
Activities at this cabin:
☼ We require a 2-night minimum stay / 3-nights on long weekends
☼ A $40 cleaning fee for tents & a $50 cleaning fee for cabins will be included in your reservation total
☼ HST will be added on the checkout page
We book up to 5 months in advance and open reservations on a revolving monthly basis. January 2023 dates NOW OPEN! February dates open October 1st.
THIS CABIN INCLUDES:1 Queen Loft Bed
Fan and Heat
Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil, Sugar & Coffee
*There is NO running water at this cabin.
This eco-cabin is completely OFF-GRID. (Don’t let this scare you). Our cabin is modernized and solar powered with electricity and heat. Feel good knowing that you’re choosing a low-carbon, eco-friendly getaway. As an off-grid cabin, energy conservation is key. Drawing too much energy may cause you to lose power, so you’ll need to be mindful of your consumption during your stay. There is a back-up generator when solar power is low.
LEAVE NO TRACE
All garbage and recycling must be packed up and taken home on your departure.
THINGS TO DO
- Swimming (at our communal lake access area/dock)
- Paddleboard/Canoe Rentals
- Cross-country skiing
- Snowshoeing (2 adult pairs of snowshoes provided in winter)
- Experience local culinary sites
- Visit Balsam Lake Provincial Park – 17 minutes
- Birdwatch at Carden Plain Important Bird Area (IBA) – 11 minutes
- Visit the Kirkfield Lift Lock (second highest lift locks in the world) – 3 minutes
DRIVE IN ACCESS
This cabin is a year-round drive-in cabin. The lanes accessing the cabin will be plowed throughout the winter. However, we strongly recommend 4WD or AWD drive vehicles with snow tires during the winter as country roads and plowed lanes can be difficult to navigate with low riding or 2WD vehicles.
There are various safety hazards at the quarry that can make it unsafe for small children. Deep water, steep stairs, cliff faces without barriers and rocky pathways could pose risks for children without parental supervision. While this cabin is not lakefront and is located safely in the meadows, it is not recommended to bring children under 6 years of age to the quarry lake. Please take heed when bringing your little ones lakefront at this site. Pets are also only permitted at certain sites for these reasons.
What makes this location awesome?
This Cabinscape location is near Kirkfield Lake, a body of water sustained by 3 underground freshwater springs. This gorgeous lake is clean and crystal clear with a blueness seldom seen anywhere in Ontario.
This geologically unique property (the site of a former limestone quarry) offers ample opportunities to connect with nature. Snowshoe, hike or run the trails on-site that meander through forests and wildflower meadows. Swim, paddleboard, snorkel or get out and cycle the roads and rail trails in the area.
Our property is adjacent to the Trent Severn Waterway system which connects to several larger lakes in the Kawartha Lakes region, making it an excellent basecamp for day-long expeditions on the water.
How far apart are the cabins?
Our Kawarthas meadow cabins have been strategically placed to provide as much privacy as possible. While you should be prepared to see neighboring cabins, each site has it’s own private outdoor space, fire pit and deck area. Sites are big, beautiful and comfortably situated within a meadow of wildflowers. The four cabins in this section of the property are all approximately 150 to 200 meters from each other.
When is check-in and check-out?
Entry is by lock-box and key. Check in time is 3 pm. Check-out is 11 am.
What if I need assistance during my stay?
We are always a phone call or text away for any questions or assistance. Our on-call property manager lives nearby and can be available on-site when needed.
What should I bring?
- Your own food & drink
- Your own towels, sheets, pillows, pillow cases and blankets
- Bug repellent
- Hand sanitizer
Does this cabin have running water or a shower?
Our Micro cabins do not have running water. We provide 40L of water for dish washing and drinking.
Can I bring additional guests?
No. This cabin can only accommodate up to 2 guests.
Is there WIFI/Cell Service?
There is NO WIFI access at this cabin. There is reliable cell reception. However, access to data is slow and spotty. Don’t plan on having a Zoom meeting here.
Are there bugs or critters?!
You bet. Depending on the season, you’ll encounter bugs of all sorts. Bugs, rodents and wildlife are a reality of the wilderness. Guests should come prepared with bug spray and proper protective attire. Ticks have also been a major issue across Ontario. Please do your research ahead of time and learn how to properly check yourself for ticks.
While we do our best to protect our cabins from pesky critters by having them seasonally sprayed, critters can sometimes find their way into the cabin. That’s why it’s important to keep your food sealed and stored. If you’re squeamish around bugs or critters, you may want to consider another kind of getaway.
Is this cabin pup friendly?
Yes! You are more than welcome to bring your furry friend for an extra fee of $25/per night. Select the “Pet Pal” option at checkout. Up to two dogs per booking is permitted. (We do not make exceptions to this rule).
What electronics can I use at the cabin?
There is one outlet in the kitchen for charging your phone and laptop but charging multiple phones / laptops will drain the cabin’s battery quickly. We DO NOT recommend using the outlet for high voltage items like hairdryers, coffee makers, kitchen appliances, etc. This is a low voltage outlet and power outages will result. Health-related items like CPAP machines cannot be accommodated at our cabins. Feel free to reach out to email@example.com for clarification on what machines/electronics can be used at our cabins.