2-night minimum booking / 3-night minimum on long weekends
This temporary outpost will only be here for the winter season until our newest tiny cabin is moved into place. Enjoy Hideaway Camp while it lasts!
Welcome to Hideaway Camp, a rustic retreat for two tucked away in a secluded forest of old growth pines, just 5-minutes from the village of Sharbot Lake.
Hideaway Camp offers everything you need to winter camp in style and relative comfort. We provide you with two pairs of snowshoes and a sled to haul your gear to camp. A short five-minute hike through the woods leads you to a spacious prospector-syle tent on a private backcountry plot, overlooking a secluded and undeveloped lake.
Inside your tent, you'll find a comfy queen bed, a dresser, a table and chairs milled from lumber on site, a wood stove, and plenty of firewood to keep you toasty. The tent is modestly outfitted with a string of battery-powered lights. Fall asleep to the sound of wildlife and ice cracking on the lake. Wake up with a hot cup of coffee and watch the sunrise out your door.
Winter Disclaimer: This outpost is a hike-in location. Guests are provided with snow-shoes and a sled to haul their gear. Water is not provided and you will need to hike in your own supplies. Come prepared. Guests must be capable, equipped and understand the inherent risks of backcountry winter camping. Be prepared to keep your wood stove stoked throughout the night to maintain heat. Temperatures can drop to -20C to -30C in this area. Guests must be prepared to weather the winter environment during their stay.
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Hideaway Camp sits surrounded by towering pine trees on a quiet lake. The waterfront offers a panoramic vista with sunrise views (also great for stargazing). Ice fish, snow shoe or explore the network of trails in nearby parks and conservation areas.
Hideaway Camp 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 5-minute drive to the quaint village of Sharbot Lake is where you'll find anything you might need: groceries, LCBO, Beer Store, cafe, restaurants, a public beach, etc.
Conveniently located just over an hour from Kingston, 1.5 from Ottawa and 3 from Toronto.
Hideaway Camp offers the following amenities and features:
• Hike-in access (5-minute hike from your car)
• Snowshoes and sled provided
• Wood stove (suitable for cooking)
• One queen bed
• Extra blankets / two pillows
• Outhouse vented composting toilet (cleaned before your visit)
• Interior battery-powered lights (no power outlets or chargers on site)
• East-facing lakefront view
• Outdoor table and stools
• Dish Washing Bin
THINGS TO BRING
• Sleeping bags (rated below 0, -10 or lower recommended)
• Sheets and pillow cases
• Warm clothing and extra blankets
• Lighter and matches!
• Flashlights and headlamps
• Water for drinking and dishwashing (20L recommended for two-nights)
• Kitchen accessories (Pots, Pans, Plates, Cups, Bowls, Utensils, etc)
• Food and food storage bags
• Dish soap, Dish rags, Towels
• Books, games, cards, activities to pass the time
• Appropriate clothing is important! Bring multiple layers, multiple pairs of warm socks, gloves, hats, scarves, etc. The tent can be cozy but it is still winter and temperatures can drop as low as -30C.
THINGS TO DO
• Snow Shoe, Ice Fish, Stargaze, Have a Campfire
• Visit Meisel Woods Conservation Area (20-minute drive)
The Meisel Woods Conservation Area is 130-acres of excellent Precambrian Shield land. Explore 5km of backcountry trails around Bass Lake. (Open year-round)
• Visit Sharbot Lake Provincial Park (8-minute drive)
The park offers two different nature trails. (Facilities are open May 11-Sep 23. But you are allowed to park your car at the entrance and use park/trails at your own risk in the off-season.)
• The K&P Trail (5-minute drive)
The K&P Trail is a historic, converted rail trail that runs from Kingston to Pembrook. Start in Sharbot Lake village (park your car at the public beach) and venture onto the trail for a flat-level hike. The trail is used by both hikers and snowmobilers.
PLEASE BE AWARE...
There is good, reliable cell reception for Rogers and Bell customers at the cabin. There is NO WIFI access.
You are more than welcome to bring along your pup. 1 dog per booking is permitted. Please select the "pet pals" option when booking your reservation.
Hideaway camp can accommodate up to 2 guests. We do not permit additional guests or tenting on the property.
Guests will have full access to the tent and immediate surrounding property (the forest around the tent is private property). Note: Check in time is 3 pm. Check-out is 11 am.
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 inside the tent
No parties or events
May not be suitable for children
Lighting in the tent is powered by solar batteries. Energy conservation is key. Please turn off lights when not in use, especially when you are outside of the tent or you may lose power.
Please keep your evening noise levels to within reason. There are only a couple other people 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.
All food, 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.
You are more than welcome to bring along your dogs. We ask that you please keep them off the beds and cushions. Due to common allergies, cats must be kept at home.