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1200 Square Foot Log Cabin for Two on 90 Forested Acres in Beautiful Muskoka

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxurious Log Cabin, Fabulous Gourmet Kitchen, Quiet Peaceful Setting

Newsflash!!! Our cabin was one of two locations shortlisted for a major motion picture. We had blocked off much of the summer into fall to ensure its availability. Filming has been pushed back to next year so we've opened up all of the previously blocked dates!

Looking for a peaceful, cozy get-away-from-the-hustle-of-the-city-kind-of-place? Legacy Log Cabin is where you want to be. 1200 square feet of private space for up to two people, in a stunning log cabin. Set back from a quiet, year-round and paved municipal road, it's located at the entrance of Legacy Maple Farm, a 90 acre, single-forest, producer of 100% pure maple syrup.

Nestled against a stunning rock face and surrounded by predominately maple forest. When you first walk in, the massive hand-hewn round logs and cathedral ceiling create a dramatic, yet warm feeling, and the over-sized windows ensure an abundance of natural light, as well as great views. A spacious loft master bedroom features a statement-piece queen bed, triple-sheeted with luxurious high end linens. You also have the choice of fluffy down or hypo-allergenic pillows and duvet/blankets. Under the loft, the large country kitchen, made of maple cabinetry, surrounding a centerpiece antique butcher block, is outfitted with all the appliances, tools, and basic pantry supplies necessary to satisfy both the 'throw together a meal' and 'gourmet foodie' types. The main floor bathroom has 'in-room control' heated slate flooring for use in cooler weather, and a generously-sized custom two person shower (with 2 shower heads). Outside, on the wrap-around deck, the barbecue area overlooks the maple syrup 'sugar house' and has a close-up view of the property's signature rock face.

At the cabin there is a different flow to things. It is just far enough away from busy town life - a 15 minute drive, and more private than the cottage 'subdivisions' that line many of the lakes in the area. You can breath deeply here, enjoy a star-filled dark sky, listen to the hauntingly beautiful call of distant wolves late into the night, and watch deer from the front window.

Note on Occupancy: The cabin is available for rental year-round, however we do cap the overall monthly occupancy rate to 50% (averaged over the year). Once we reach our target occupancy, the balance of the days are blocked. Our 2018 monthly calendars are now all open, booking early will ensure you get your preferred dates.

Once settled in, you may wish to explore a little. If one of the owner's is on the property during your stay, you could ask for a private tour of the maple syrup 'sugar house' to learn about the making of this 'liquid gold'. If your stay is during 'sap' season (anywhere from February 15 to the end of April, essentially whenever mother nature decides), you could see the maple sap run, the wood-fired evaporator in action, sample maple sap right out of the tree and of course, taste the freshest, and most delicious, maple syrup you have ever had.

If you love outdoor pursuits, you may want to explore some of the private trails that weave through the 90 acres. Here you have the ability to begin adventures right outside your door, during all four seasons (hiking during the spring, summer & fall, cross country skiing, tobogganing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling in winter..

Want to do your adventuring off property? The area is full of opportunities. In spring, summer, or fall, explore hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails, canoe or kayak on countless lakes and rivers, enjoy world class fishing, ride the mountain biking trails, climb some Muskoka rock, go zip lining, to name a few. In winter, you may want to cross country or down hill ski, snowshoe, or rent a snowmobile and ride some of the well maintained network of snowmobiling trails.

Looking for something more leisurely to do? You might want to go on a boat tour, check out the trendy shops in Huntsville and surrounding communities, go antique shopping, attend one of the local festivals, explore amazing local artisan shops, check out the Heritage Centre (for a pioneer experience), indulge in the food culture, enjoy the very active local music scene or watch a live theatre production. You will not be disappointed. Contact the owners and let them know what your interests are, and they can help you plan your perfect getaway!

Why choose our Log Cabin over other vacation rentals?

1. 1200 square feet of private space, built with over-sized logs, for a maximum of two people

2. 90 acres of private forest

3. High-end queen mattress and luxurious bedding

4. Huge gourmet kitchen with antique butcher block island and pantry cabinet

5. Custom-built large two-person shower

6. Heated slate floor in bathroom with adjustable controls

7. Cabin is accessed from a paved road with year-round municipal services

8. Close to Huntsville

9. Close to area beaches, trails, and boat launches

10. On property winter activities of snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing. Close to skating and downhill skiing venues

11. Very quiet nights with dark skies, perfect for stargazing

12. Front of cabin features vaulted ceiling with large upper & lower windows (southwest facing for watching sunsets)

13. View of forest or rock cliffs from all windows

14. Immaculately clean

15. Wraparound deck with BBQ (two propane tanks) and custom-made 'log' swing

16. Fire pit nestled beneath stunning rock face

17. Heated in winter by forced air furnace

18. Air conditioner and ceiling fans with remotes - Your choice, your control

19. Emergency back-up power system for comfort and security

20. Windows on all four sides of cabin open for cooling cross breezes in summer

21. Stainless steel dishwasher, range/oven, built-in microwave, refrigerator

22. Dining table featuring Muskoka map for planning your adventures

23. Hardwood flooring on main floor and loft / slate flooring throughout kitchen and bathroom

24. Lots of personal storage (double walk-in closet and dresser)

25. Tons of extra amenities (see below)

* High thread count linens included for queen-sized bed

* Choice of down or down alternative pillows

* Extra blankets

* Spa quality towels

* 'Coffee Station' with regular coffee maker, coffee grinder, coffee press, Italian coffee maker

* Toaster, kettle, slow cooker, hand mixer, magic bullet mixer

*Pat & pans with lids, frying pans, skillet with lid, roasting pan with lid, mixing bowls, measuring cups & spoons, spatulas, cooking spoons, whisks, pasta lifter, flippers, mortar & pestle, slotted spoon, ladle, tongs, cheese grater, colanders, veggie peeler, potato masher, ice cream scoop, scissors, cutting boards, cake pan, muffin pans, loaf pans, baking racks, cookie sheets, serving basket & platters, knife set, carving fork, steak knives

* Cutlery, plates, bowls, coffee mugs, water glasses, wine glasses

* Drying mat, dish washing pad & brush, dish towels, oven mitts, pot holders

* Over 20 spices & herbs, baking powder, baking soda, corn starch, cream of tartar, all purpose flour, white sugar, brown sugar, hot chocolate, Coffeemate, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, rice vinegar, coffee filters, variety of tea

* Free WiFi

* 'Smart' flat screen television & blueray DVD player

* Large selection of DVD movies for you to watch

* Board games available for guest use

* Private library of books & magazines for guests to enjoy

* BBQ tool set

* Two camp chairs for sitting around the Fire pit + 2 stadium chairs if you want to sit on the rocks by the fire

* Telescope

* Battery operated lantern

* Day pack, insulated lunch box, freezer pack

* Netted Bug Hats

* Two Yoga Mats

* Snowshoes & poles available for guest use in winter (please arrange prior to your arrival)

* First Aid Kit

* Sewing Kit

* Iron and ironing pad

* Fire extinguisher

Plus More!!!

Whether it's springtime with all the maple syrup activities, summer with its land and water pursuits, the stunning colours of fall as leaves ready to drop, or a winter wonderland of fun, the Legacy Log Cabin is ideally set-up as your home base.

Note on Privacy: The cabin has two private suites. The main cabin, with it's loft bedroom, is self-contained and completely private with it's own driveway and entrance. The lower suite is used by Bill and Carolyn (it's walkout lower level entrance and driveway are located on the opposite side of the cabin). It is never rented out. The massive log walls and structurally substantial flooring support act as excellent sound buffers. Our guests often comment on how quiet and peaceful it is in the cabin.

Note on Rates: Nightly rate is listed in CDN $ if using Homeaway.ca. The rate will default to US $ if using Homeway.com or VRBO.com

For more Information and pictures check out our Facebook Pages:

Legacy Log Cabin in Muskoka

Legacy Maple Farm in Muskoka

More Details

Owner
Carolyn Long
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Carolyn Long

Bill's roots run deep in Ontario. His paternal great great grandfather pioneered an acreage about an hour and a half north of Toronto. As a child, Bill's family moved to a farm five miles from the cabin. Both of his sons were born and raised in Huntsville. And although he lived in western Canada for almost 20 years, Muskoka and Huntsville were still home. Bill had experience with the production of maple syrup while growing up. His family had 60 trees tapped on their 188 acre farm. He has also done logging, design and building of homes and renovations. Bill is a Master Electrician by trade, which comes in handy on a property like this.

Carolyn spent many happy summer days as a child, escaping Toronto on family vacations for the rock and water of Muskoka. She too moved away to the west, which is where they met and married. She cut her teeth in design, marketing and sales in her 20s, using her arts background. Then moved into administration for large companies, until her independent streak could not be contained. She has run or managed small businesses ever since.

What has tied all of their experience together is a love of travel and meeting new people. Both preferring alternative accommodations, they have experienced the best and the worst of the vacation rental industry. Their favourite VR's are the inspiration for the cabin and the property. Their goal, affordable luxury and great service.

Carolyn Long purchased this cabin in 2016

Why Carolyn Long chose Huntsville

Bill and Carolyn Long had been planning to move to Vancouver Island to purchase some property and develop a business, while still pursuing their passions of hiking, skiing, and kayaking. That all changed in the fall of 2016 when, on a visit back to Bill's hometown of Huntsville, Ontario, they stumbled across a log cabin for sale, on 90 acres of maple forest with an existing, small maple syrup business. It was their habit to look at real estate whenever they visited a new place, and discuss what the possibilities might be. This trip was different, for many reasons. Before they even set foot in the cabin, they walked the property. It was late fall, so all the leaves were off the trees and you could see for quite a distance. They talked about how they could manage and conserve this forest. Something just clicked and they knew this was where they wanted to be.

What makes this cabin unique

Very quiet location

Modern gourmet kitchen with more amenities than most guests would need (for cooking, baking, and barbecuing)

In-floor heating in the Washroom

Large two person shower (with two shower heads)

90 acres with private trails meandering through it (for hiking in the summer / snowshoeing in the winter)

'Owner's Tour' of maple syrup producing sugarhouse (request ahead of stay to ensure availability)

Fresh maple syrup, from the farm, available for purchase

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Huntsville in Muskoka District Municipality

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No fires allowed in firepit if fire rating is high or extreme, see: ----------------
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Custom Two Person Shower with dual Shower Heads
  • Heated slate floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Breathable Dormeo Octaspring Mattress with Memory Coils
  • Large loft, open concept with expansive forest/rock cliff views.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Included at the cabin, for your convenience, is a guest binder covering a multitude of options and opportunities in the area.

Reviews

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1200 Square Foot Log Cabin for Two on 90 Forested Acres in Beautiful Muskoka
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We were so thrilled the second we walked in the door. It is so cozy, spacious, and all the details are looked after. And more - the owners thought of everything. The bed was so comfortable and we had the absolutely perfect relaxing weekend we were hoping for. Can’t wait to come back and enjoy this place again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

If your looking for a cozy log cabin, look no further! A beautiful log cabin with all the comforts of home. A true hidden gem nestled in the woods! Peaceful, spacious and clean with all the amenities you need. The owners were beyond accommodating and gracious!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tara, Thank you so much for not only choosing Legacy Log Cabin, but for your kind review to help other travelers know what to expect. We are glad we had such a positive impact on your getaway and hope to see you again. In the meantime, thank you for telling others about us!
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5

Our mid-winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided that we needed a relaxing time away from work and the bustle of life itself. While most would choose white sands in a tropical getaway, we chose white snow and seclusion. This was the perfect spot to just wind down and do nothing at all. The cottage offered the perfect kitchen to allow us to prepare the gourmet meals that we normally wouldn't have time for. The view from the cottage was serene with fresh white snow falling daily. It's actually quite difficult to explain just how much enjoyment we got from doing practically nothing, however, we did get the chance to relearn backgammon after 20 years of absence.

With all the trees and surrounding landscape, we've already decided to save up for a fall trip in the future.

No pool, No hot tub, No spa, No beach, No problem....this was the place for us.

Tom/Sue

P.S...Next time we visit, I'll be sure to leave the wife's chocolate chip recipe behind...mmm good!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom & Sue, thank you for the lovely review. It's true that one of the things we specialize in is serenity! Sue's chocolate chip recipe... Bill's looking forward to it! If you want to visit in the fall (my favourite time of the year on the property, btw) it would be a good idea to look at dates now. We're already getting bookings for October.
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Idyllic Muskoka cottage for the couple that enjoy the amenities of home.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Well equipped EVERYTHING for those that enjoy self-catering accommodation. We were unfortunate with the weather yet thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cozy log cabin nestled in the woods. A sense of seclusion yet only 10 minutes from Huntsville.

Very clean, tastefully appointed and stunning features. Recommended for a romantic get away and/or an environment to unwind and de-stress.

Bill and Carolyn couldn't have been more helpful.

Keith & Cindy Stetka

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again.
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5

A lovely place to spend time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend in the cabin - it is larger than it appears in the photos, is so tastefully put together and very well thought-through in terms of how things are organized, decor etc.. It is very unique in that respect - modern furnishings, but still feeling rustic and appropriate for the wonderful surroundings. The kitchen is well-stocked with much more than what I would consider basics, making it so easy to visit and make a few great meals without half of one's pantry from home in tow! We also loved the fireplace and getting out into the forest for a bit of a hike.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We always love to hear that our guests enjoyed the kitchen. And we hope you'll think of the cabin the next time you need to get away from it all.
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5

Lovely log cabin with a fabulous kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

We spent five days in this beautiful cabin. It is truly a luxury experience with an unbelievably comfortable bed and a fully equipped kitchen if you love to cook. We chose to take advantage of that but the cabin is also in close proximity to some great local restaurants if you prefer to eat out.

The host/owner Bill lives in the lower level of the cottage so was available on site to answer our questions about the cabin and to make sure we had everything we needed during our stay. He provided us with great information about local sites and hikes and we had a lot of fun exploring the area. We also took him up on the offer to take a tour of his sugar shack and we hope to stop by next spring when he is bottling maple syrup!

All in all a lovely experience!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don & Heather, I'm so sorry I did not get an alert that your review posted so I could reply in a timely fashion. Nonetheless, THANK YOU for not only choosing Legacy Log Cabin but for leaving this awesome review with so much detail. Bill enjoyed meeting you both and giving you a tour of the sugar shack. We were glad to be part of your 'transition' into retirement. Next visit give us a call so you can take advantage of our soon to be released 'Guest Loyalty Discount'.
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Nearest Airport
222 Kilometres
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
11.6 Kilometres
Highway 11
Nearest Ski
22 Kilometres
Hidden Valley Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Ilfracombe Park
Car: necessary

Along with winery tours, Muskoka several craft breweries which offer tours... and it's own craft Roastery.

Take a float plane our for a bird's eye view of the area.

In winter, there is ice climbing or dog sledding tours.

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Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £55.77
Damage Deposit £278.85

PLEASE NOTE: If you are using VRBO.com or homeaway.com, currency rates will default to U.S. dollars. The “Instant Quote” or “Detailed Price” features, are also quoted in U.S. dollars. To see the quote in Canadian dollars, click on the ‘Rates’ tab and, on the right hand side, change the “Rental Rates quoted in” to CAD currency. If you are on the homeaway.ca site, the listed rate and quotes default to Canadian dollars.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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