2-night minimum booking / 3-night minimum on long weekends
We are currently booking until December 2nd. Please note running water is shut off in late October when temperatures fall below freezing.
THE SPACE & PROPERTY
Meet Mica cabin, our most remote "Cabinscape" to date. This off-grid retreat is located in Eastern Ontario on Rideau Valley Conservation land in beautiful Tay Valley. The cabin overlooks a quiet, protected lake and is surrounded by wilderness with not a cottage in sight. Enjoy evening sunsets from your deck, hiking trails off your doorstep, and pristine paddling on Mills Lake (canoe included).
You'll need 4-wheel drive to access this remote cabin OR strap your gear on your backs and take a short 1KM hike to the cabin (about a 15 minute walk on varied terrain).
Mica cabin offers a clean, minimalist, rustic and open-concept space designed for 1-4 guests. This west-facing, lakeside retreat comes equipped with a 4-burner stove; mini fridge; BBQ; queen & double bed; indoor washroom; and an outdoor shower. Guests looking for an adventure can hike the trails on-site or take our canoe out to the swimming dock and explore Mill's Lake. From the cabin, you are just a short 15-minute drive to the gorgeous heritage town of Perth, Ontario. Here you'll find anything you might need: groceries, LCBO, cafes, restaurants, pubs, Saturday farmers' markets, galleries, concerts, and festivals. Looking for a day trip? Visit Murphy's Point Provincial Park (an 8-miute drive) for groomed trails, a public beach, and tours of Silver Queen Mine (an early 1900s mica mine that plunges 20 metres deep to a subterranean tunnel of jagged, glistening mica minerals).
TAKE NOTE: - Our cabin is on public conservation land. While the cabin is in a remote location, you may hear or encounter other hikers/visitors on the trails and lake.
- Our cabin is in an isolated back-country environment. Guests are responsible for their own safety and are expected to have basic wilderness skills along with a general sense of comfort being alone in nature.
Located just over an hour from Kingston, 1.15 hours from Ottawa and 3.5 hours from Toronto.
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:
• 4-wheel Drive-in Access Only or Hike-In Access)
• Heated (Propane Furnace)
• 4-burner gas stovetop
• Fridge and freezer
• Outdoor shower (Running water is shut-off Mid October - Spring Melt)
• Indoor composting toilet
• Kitchen accessories and essentials
• Propane BBQ
• Drinkable and running water (Running water is shut-off Mid October - Spring Melt)
• Indoor/outdoor bar
• On site trails
• Fire pit
• Board games, cards and puzzles
THINGS TO BRING
• Sheets, pillowcases 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 repellent
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.
Mica 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.
Check in time is 3pm. Check-out is 11 am.
We are always a phone call or text away for any questions or assistance. Our on-call property manager can be available on-site if necessary.
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. No parties or events allowed.
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.