Sleeps 2 | 160sq/ft | Guests age 6+ suggested
$169 Weeknight | $189 Weekend | $209 Holiday
Cress tent is located on a magnificent 230 acre property that includes access to a sparkling blue, spring-fed lake (the result of a former limestone quarry). This incredible otherworldly landscape is just 1.5 hours from Toronto and is the site of our long-awaited Cabinscape Camp: Kawarthas.
By June 2022, this unique property will be home to five lake-side cabins and six canvas tents located in the thick of the forest, each on its own beautiful, shaded and secluded lot – encompassed by greenery and foliage. All tents share a communal lake access with paddle board rentals available, so all guests can take advantage of this truly epic location. More cabins will be added to the meadows and forested grounds in autumn 2022, and a sheltered lakeside pavilion will be added in 2023 for meals and gatherings.
Cress is the second tent in our growing Kawartha fleet! All tents will be identical in design and come with their own fire pit & grill, outdoor twinkle lights, a picnic table, two Muskoka chairs, and share a communal space at the water’s edge. Paddleboards can be rented on-site for an additional fee.
Due to the realities of this site and the safety risks involved, we do not recommend this tent for families with children under the age of 6. Pets are also not permitted here. See the “Be Aware” section below for more detail.
Access: Drive-in Access Remoteness: Low
Activities at this cabin:
SELECT THE NIGHTS YOU’D LIKE TO STAY IN THE RESERVATION CALENDAR ABOVE
☼ We require a 2-night minimum stay / 3-nights on long weekends
☼ A $40 cleaning fee will be included in your reservation total
☼ HST will be added on the checkout page
We book up to 4 months in advance and open reservations on a revolving monthly basis. October bookings are now open. November reservations will open August 1st, 2022.
THIS TENT INCLUDES:– 1 Queen bed
– String lights
– 2 Bedside table lamps
– 1 Indoor wooden storage box
– 1 Outdoor food storage container
– 40L of drinking water
– 1 Campfire pit & grill
– An indoor bistro set (with 2 chairs)
– Some board games and playing cards
– 2 outdoor Muskoka chairs
– Biodegradable dish soap, shampoo, body wash and conditioner
LEAVE NO TRACE
All garbage and recycling must be packed up and taken home on your departure.
ABOUT CABINSCAPE CAMP
Our vision with Cabinscape Camp is to create the very first series of “off-grid tiny cabin campgrounds” in Canada. These environmentally-conscious “Camps” are geared to guests wanting a more communal and accessible wilderness experience. Multiple tiny cabins will be available to guests around a central lake and there are glamping tents available in the forest – a perfect option for those post-COVID getaways with family and friends.
This year we are launching additional accommodations at our two Cabinscape Camp developments, one in the Kawarthas and one in Muskoka. Beginning late-summer 2022, both of these locations will feature several group-based retreats and à la carte programs focused on adventure & wellness (sprinkled with summer camp vibes). Join our newsletter to be informed when we officially launch our Cabinscape Camp program.
THINGS TO DO
- Paddle the Trent Severn Waterway
- Explore extensive on-road cycling routes
- Visit local villages & towns in Kawartha Lakes
- 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 tent is drive-in for all vehicle types.
There are various safety hazards at this site that 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. This location is not recommended for children under 6 years of age, please take heed when bringing your little ones to this site. Pets are also not permitted for these reasons.
What makes this location awesome?
This Cabinscape is located on Kirkfield Lake, a body of water sustained by 3 underground fresh water 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 tents?
Each tent is approximately 75-250 meters away from it’s neighbouring tent(s). Our tents have been strategically placed to provide as much privacy as possible amongst the trees, however you will likely hear others out and about on the trails, lake and surrounding property. Sites are big, beautiful and protected, neighbouring guests are not permitted on your private site.
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 have a support line for any questions or assistance. Our on-call property manager lives nearby and can be available on-site if needed.
What should I bring?
- Your own food/drink, dishware, cutlery & pots/pans for cooking (tents include a fire top grill, but guests should bring their own camp stove if preferred)
- Your own towels, sheets, pillows, pillow cases and blankets
- Bug repellent
- Hand sanitizer
Does this cabin have running water or a shower?
Our tents do not have running water. Guests are provided 40L of potable water for drinking, cooking, etc. There is a shared comfort station on site with two outdoor showers and two outdoor toilets.
Can I bring additional guests?
No. This tent 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 can be slow. 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.
Why are children under 6 not recommended here?
This location may pose several safety hazards for young children, including steep cliff faces without barriers, rocky pathways, and deep water. Unfortunately, this can be a dangerous site for young children. Parents must take full responsibility for their little ones at all times when outdoors at this site.
Is this cabin pup friendly?
In order to keep noise levels to a minimum and to consider all our guests on-site, we do not allow pets at any Cabinscape Camp developments. If you can’t bear to leave your pup at home, consider booking one of our pup-friendly cabins.