Sydenham, ON | 1 Queen Bed I 1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 3
$169 Weeknight | $179 Weekend | $196 Long Weekend
PENNER IS MOVING: As of June 1st Penner will be in a new Wilderness location. We will notify any guests booked after June 1st of our new location once it's confirmed.
2-night minimum booking / 3-night minimum on long weekends
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This cozy adventure retreat is just minutes away from the entrance of Frontenac Provincial Park offering canoe routes through 22 lakes and over 100 km of looped backpacking and hiking trails. The cabin is perched above a small lake on a rocky outcrop and comes complete with modern amenities, a private deck, sunrise views, lake-side dock and picnic area. Just 30-minutes north of the historic city of Kingston, Ontario.
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. 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: Easy : Penner cabin is a level 300 Meter hike in
Named after our favourite Canadian kids' TV show in the 90's: Fred Penner's Place, this cheery and vibrant wilderness retreat is located in South Frontenac, Ontario, on the southern edge of the Canadian Shield. The cabin overlooks a small paddling lake that offers expansive east-facing views. Watch the sunrise as you enjoy your morning coffee off your private deck. Afterward, pack your lunch and head to the lake. A short stroll down a gently sloping pathway will lead you to a shared dock and shady picnic area. Swim, fish, canoe, kayak or stand up paddle-board on-site, or get out and explore Frontenac Provincial Park's extensive canoe routes and hiking trails. All your paddling needs can be serviced on-site by Frontenac Outfitters Canoe & Kayak Centre who operate on the main road and are the owners of this beautiful and rugged property.
A short 10-minute drive to the little village of Sydenham is where you'll find anything you might need: bank, groceries, gas, LCBO, Beer Store, organic fine dining, pharmacy, delicious brunch, and Canada's oldest general store w/ local crafts, treats, etc.
Conveniently located 30-minutes from Kingston, 2 hours from Ottawa and 3 hours from Toronto. *Parking is available for up to two 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
• Indoor 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
• Outdoor shower
• East-facing lakefront view
• Lakeside dock and picnic area
• Cabin and lakeside fire pits
• Canoe/Kayak/SUP rentals on site
• Board games, cards and puzzles
• 1 queen bed (ground floor) / 1 twin bed (bunk)
• Queen bed converts to c-shaped couch
NOTE: No running water means NO shower. The composting toilet is fully functional.
THINGS TO DO
• Lounge, relax, unplug, unwind, enjoy doing nothing
• Swim, fish, ice skate
• Canoe, Kayak or SUP (Daily rentals are available on-site at Frontenac Outfitters).
• Visit Frontenac Provincial Park for over 100 km of looped hiking trails, groomed cross country ski trails, and canoe routes through 22 pristine lakes (4 minute drive to park entrance)
• Take a day trip to the historic city of Kingston, Ontario for quality restaurants, museums, tours, theatre, etc. (30 minute drive)
THINGS TO BRING
• Sheets, pillow cases and towels. (Each bed comes with a clean fitted sheet, pillows and a comforter.) You are welcome to bring your own blankets or sleeping bags. • Firewood (you can also collect deadwood on the property) • Appropriate clothes, layers, and bug repellant
PLEASE BE AWARE... SHARED SPACES
Our lake, picnic and dock-area is a shared space between our guests, the owners and customers of Frontenac Outfitters. There is a separate launching dock around the lake (out of sight) where their paddling customers launch from. On the lake you may encounter their customers test-paddling their boats or enjoying a kayak or canoe lesson. Don't be shy... get out on the water and have some fun too! Or sign-up for a lesson yourself.
There are four small, private campsites that the Canoe & Kayak Centre operate on the property. These campsites are out of sight from Penner cabin (about 200-300 metres behind the cabin). These are NOT public campsites. These campsites are sometimes used by their customers who are travelling a long distance to take a workshop or purchase a boat. They are not used on a regular basis. We ask that our guests please respect the privacy of these guests while also respecting that our dock and picnic area is a shared space and may be used by these guests occasionally. NOTE: If you are looking for a completely private cabin experience, please consider booking our Mason or Auburn cabins.
There is NO WIFI access at the cabin, but WIFI can be accessed from Frontenac Outfitters near the main road. There is good, reliable cell reception for Rogers customers at the cabin. Unfortunately, there is NO cell reception for Bell customers but reception can be accessed 2-minutes down the road (by car).
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.
Penner cabin can accommodate up to 3 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.
Guests will have full access to the cabin and surrounding property. Entry is by lock-box and key. 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 managers are the owners of the Frontenac Canoe & Kayak Centre. They live on the main road and can be made available if need be.
No smoking No parties or events 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. 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.
PETS: You are more than welcome to bring along your dogs. We ask that you please keep them off the bed. Due to common allergies, cats must be kept at home. Cancellation Policy