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Auburn cabin offers a cozy, comfortable and private retreat in the woods complete with modern amenities, deck, indoor/outdoor bar, private dock, and a sunset view overlooking a quiet, motor-free lake.
Winter Disclaimer: This cabin is a hike-in cabin when the snow becomes too difficult to drive through. Guests are provided with snow-shoes and a sled to haul their gear. Running water is turned off in November when the lake begins to freeze. Drinking and dish washing water is provided. Winter weather can be challenging. Guests must be comfortable, equipped and acknowledge the inherent risks in staying at this backcountry cabin.
Affectionately named after the small, rural village where she was built, Auburn cabin sits surrounded by tall oak, maple and cedar trees, perched above a quiet lake. A short stroll down a meandering pathway leads you to your private dock in a secluded part of the bay. Enjoy evening sunsets and campfires under the stars. Swim, fish or explore the extensive network of trails in parks and conservation areas in the surrounding area. Auburn cabin offers a clean, minimalist, rustic and open-concept design with lots of windows and light to bring the natural beauty of the outside in.
This Cabinscape is located in the heart of the Land O’ Lakes Region in Central Frontenac, Ontario, an area known for its rugged Canadian Shield terrain, rolling hills, winding roads, pristine lakes, and outdoor adventure activities. A short 10-minute drive to the quaint village of Sharbot Lake is where you'll find anything you might need: groceries, LCBO, Beer Store, cafe, mini golf, restaurants, a public beach, Saturday farmers' markets, local events, concerts and activities. If you're up for the exercise and adventure, you can also hike or cycle to town via the K & P Trail.
Conveniently located just over an hour from Kingston, 1.5 from Ottawa and 3 from Toronto. *Parking is available for up to 3 cars
Our cabin is completely OFF-GRID. (Don't let this scare you). The cabin is modernized and solar powered with the following amenities and features in the Fall, Summer and Spring:
• Drive-in Access until snow falls (Winter hike-in Access)
• 4-burner gas stovetop
• Fridge and freezer
• Indoor shower (Running water is shut-off November - Spring Melt/May 1st)
• Indoor composting toilet
• Kitchen accessories and essentials
• Propane BBQ
• Drinkable and running water (Running water is shut-off November - Spring Melt/May 1st)
• Indoor/outdoor bar
• Outdoor shower
• West-facing lakefront view
• Private lakeside dock
• Cabin and lakeside fire pits
• Canoe, paddles and life jackets
• Board games, cards and puzzles
WINTER CABIN INFO (NOVEMBER – SPRING MELT) Auburn Cabin is the perfect winter getaway for outdoor adventure seekers. Imagine having an entire lake to yourself with private access to quiet pathways for hiking, sledding and snow-shoeing. Hunker down and cozy up in our fully insulated cabin (heated via propane). Prepare some hearty home-cooked meals on our four-burner stove, or get adventurous and cook over our cabin-side fire pit or BBQ.
WINTER CABIN ACCESS (MID NOVEMBER – SPRING MELT) Auburn cabin is a hike-in destination after the snow falls. Our 800-meter laneway is not plowed in winter months. This means that guests access our cabin by snowshoe when the snow is too deep to drive through (about a 10-15 minute walk from your car). There is a plowed lot at the entrance of our laneway to park your car. You’ll be provided with two pairs of snow-shoes and a sled to haul your gear to the cabin. Running water is turned off in November when our lake begins to freeze. When our water is shut off, guests are supplied with 40L of drinking and dish washing water during their stay.
*WINTER RENTALS – HIKE IN ONLY* • Snowshoe/Snowmobile/ Cross-Country-Ski Access (10-15 minute walk down our wintery lane) • Fully Insulated / Heated via Propane and thermostat • 4-burner gas stovetop • Fridge and freezer • Drinking water and washing water provided • No running water / shower water in winter months • Indoor composting toilet • Kitchen accessories and essentials • Indoor/outdoor bar • Fire pit
*hike difficulty level: moderate (i.e. two steep hills)
THINGS TO DO
• Swim, canoe, fish
• Hike or Bike the K&P Trail
• Visit Sharbot Lake Provincial Park for rugged hiking (11 minute drive)
• Visit historic Perth village (36 minute drive)
THINGS TO BRING
• Sheets, pillow cases and towels. (Each bed comes with a clean fitted sheet, two pillows and a comforter.) You are welcome to bring extra blankets or sleeping bags.
• Firewood (you can also collect deadwood on the property)
• Appropriate clothes, layers, and bug repellant * Note: Our lake is a relatively shallow lake with a muddy bottom. (Wear swim shoes if mud makes you feel icky.) For deeper swimming, paddle out to our swimming dock!
PLEASE BE AWARE... WIFI/CELL SERVICE
There is NO WIFI access at the cabins. There is good, reliable cell reception for Rogers and Bell customers at the cabin.
You are more than welcome to bring along your pup. 1 dog per booking is permitted. You will need to add your dog as an “additional guest” when booking. Additional guest/pet fee is $25/per night.
Auburn cabin can accommodate up to 4 guests. The daily rate includes 2 guests. Additional guest fee is $25/per night.
Children 12 and under are FREE. Do not bother checking off your child(ren) as additional guests when booking. Please just let us know in your notes. The cabin can accommodate a maximum of 4 guests, plus 1 dog.
Guests will have full access to the cabin and surrounding property. Entry is by lock-box and key. Note: Check in time is 4 pm. Check-out is 12 pm.
We are always a phone call or text away for any questions or assistance. Our wonderful on-call property manager lives nearby and can be available on-site if need be.
No smoking No parties or events May not be suitable for children (2-12 years) May not be suitable for infants (under 2 years) Pets allowed
ENERGY CONSUMPTION: As an off-grid, solar powered cabin, energy conservation is key. Please turn off lights when not in use, especially when you are outside of the cabin. Drawing too much energy may cause you to lose power, so please be mindful of your consumption. There is a back-up generator if needed.
NOISE LEVELS: Please keep your evening noise levels to within reason. There are only a few other cottages on the lake (most are far off and hidden out of eyesight or closed for the winter). But noise carries over water. Help us to promote a quiet and tranquil setting for everyone.
GARBAGE: All garbage and recycling must be packed up and taken home on your departure. There is a local dump that you can stop at on your way home.
CHILDREN: Every family is different. Some might feel the step-ladders, compact living space and rugged outdoor terrain less than ideal for young children. Others might be game for an adventure! We leave it up to you to decide what's best for your family.
PETS: You are more than welcome to bring along your dogs. We ask that you please keep them off the beds and couch cushions. Due to common allergies, cats must be kept at home.
ALTERNATIVE TRANSIT: Bike K&P Trail/Trans Canada Trail: Need the perfect base camp along your trek? Hop off the trail and take some time out. Our tiny cabin in the woods is sure to relax and recharge you for your journey ahead.
PUBLIC TRANSIT: Greyhound Canada runs a daily stop to Sharbot Lake from Toronto and Ottawa. Contact us to coordinate a car service to your cabin or opt to cycle instead. Cancellation Policy