2-night minimum booking / 3-night minimum on long weekends
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THE SPACE & PROPERTY
Meet Dashi cabin, our first tiny cabin in Southwestern Ontario. Dashi sits on 75 private acres in a secluded hardwood forest, adjacent to rolling farmland. The cabin is perched above a meandering creek that snakes through the property, offering picturesque views from above. Hike the private trails on site or drive 5-minutes to the public beach for epic sunset vistas and long walks along the icy shore of Lake Huron. This tiny cabin offers a clean, minimalist, rustic and open-concept design and embodies the essence of slow country living.
Please note: There is a steep drop-off next to the cabin. While this creates a wonderful view it may be an issue for young children or pets. Please keep this in mind prior to booking.
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 in their gear.
Please note running water is shut off in late October when temperatures fall below freezing (this means no showers). Drinking and dishwashing water is provided. Winter weather can be challenging. Guests must be comfortable, equipped and acknowledge the inherent risks in staying in this winter backcountry environment.
???? Winter Hike-in: Moderate : Dashi cabin is a 600 Meter hike in with some small hills
This Cabinscape is located in the traditional forests and rolling farmland fields of Southwestern Ontario in Huron County ("Ontario's West Coast"). A short 5-minute drive will take you to the shorelines of Lake Huron where sandy beaches stretch on for miles. Sunsets here are ranked by National Geographic as among the “Top 10 Best in the World.” From the cabin, you are just a short 7-minute drive down country roads to the charming heritage town of Bayfield. Here you'll find anything you might need: groceries, LCBO, cafes, restaurants, pubs, Saturday farmers' markets, galleries, concerts, and activities. Explore the nearby trails at Bannockburn Conservation Area or visit Pinery Provincial Park for 38 kilometres of groomed cross country ski trails.
Conveniently located just over an hour from London, 1.5 from Kitchener and 2.5 from Toronto. *Parking is available for up to 2 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:
• Drive-in Access until snow falls (Winter hike-in Access)
• Fully Insulated / Heated via Propane and thermostat
• 4-burner gas stovetop
• Fridge and freezer
• Outdoor shower (Running water is shut-off Mid-October - Spring Melt/ Early May)
• Indoor composting toilet
• Kitchen accessories and essentials
• Propane BBQ
• Drinkable and running water (Running water is shut-off Mid-October - Spring Melt/ Early May)
• Indoor/outdoor bar
• On site trails
• Fire pit
• Board games, cards and puzzles
NOTE: No running water means NO shower. The composting toilet is fully functional.
THINGS TO DO
• Swim, canoe, fish (Lake Huron - 5 Minute Drive)
• Hike the on-site trails
• Hike the local conservation area trails or Pinery Provincial Park (15-25 minute drive)
• Cycle the local roads
• Visit the historic town of Bayfield (7 minute Drive)
THINGS TO BRING
• Your own towels, sheets, pillows, pillow cases and blankets. In response to Covid-19, for your Health and Safety we are removing ALL bedding and towels from our cabins.
• Firewood (you can also collect deadwood on the property)
• Appropriate clothes, layers, and bug repellent
• Hand sanitizer
PLEASE BE AWARE...
There is NO WIFI access at the cabins. There is good, reliable cell reception for Rogers and Bell customers at the cabin.
There is a wind turbine exactly 300 metres from the cabin. Depending on the season and weather, you may hear a low frequency sound when the turbine is running. If you are very sensitive to sounds, this turbine may affect you and you may want to consider another 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.
Dashi 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 3pm. Check-out is 11 am. The landowner does walk some of the forest trails. You may bump into them (they are friendly) but not near the cabin.
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.
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.
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.