Cabin 3Br/indoor and outdoor facilities with no electricity and no running water suitable for 4 people maximum.
Mature adults, nature lovers and quiet people only. No parties please!
Only 2 cars please allowed per booking!!
Dogs are considered. Please ask before you make your reservation.
Please ask for any additional guest before making your reservation.
Deer Lake is a private 700 sq ft waterfront cabin situated on the Magnetawan river. Just 20 minutes North from the historical town of Huntsville and 20 minutes West from the gateway of world renown Algonquin Park.
The rental is completely detached from the main house close by, and has its own driveway with a delightful walk through the trees. See lots of wildlife including deers, beavers, birds, rabbits, minks, otters, turtles and fish. Other than a brief orientation upon arrival, you will not need to interact with anyone throughout your stay if you wish. Also, you will have access to a beautiful trail on the property along the river.
This is an upscale camping environment in an ‘Algonquinesque’ setting. Without electricity and running water in the cabin, the rental is perfect for a back- to-nature experience.
Find yourself in a comfortable cabin and enjoy an upscale ‘camping experience’. Get water from the Magnetawan river nearby for bathing/cooking. Outdoor (outhouse) and indoor (humanure composting toilet) facilities for toilet. Inside shower stall. Cooler available onsite. There is a power bar inside the cabin linked to the main house to recharge your laptop or cellphone and there is one light in the cabin. Some blankets and pillows are available. Dishes, pots and cutlery are provided.
Picnic table with a standard gas barbecue to cook up your meals outside and a fire pit to enjoy stars at night. Lots of wood available for chopping on the property for the fire pit and the wood-burning stove. Inside there is a bedroom with a queen-size bed, a bedroom with a double-size bed and a smaller bedroom with a single-bed.
Enjoy fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing, wildlife, and relaxing lifestyle. Listen to the soothing sound of the majestic Magnetawan river nearby. A canoe is available onsite. Enjoy swimming and the spectacular scenery all year round in Brooks falls park near by.
What to bring: Bring your towels, sheets, pillow cases and everything you need as for camping except beds, dishes and BBQ! Do bring blankets and pillows if you wish but I do have some too. Bring food and ice for cooler, drinkable water, flashlights, bug repellent and life jackets or snow shoes during winter time.
Things to do around Almaguin & Muskoka
From your rental base here at Deer Lake, it’s a comfortable country drive to:
Huntsville, Burk’s Falls, Kearney, Sprucedale, Katrine, Magnetawan
Parry Sound, Sundridge, South River
Algonquin Park, Arrowhead Park, Ragged Falls Park, Mikisew Park
Summer/Spring/Fall Active Adventures
Horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking, birding and nature viewing, nature photography, golfing, fishing, boating, lake & river swimming, hiking, cycling, geo-caching, Treetop Trekking
Winter Active Adventures
Dog sledding, snowshoeing, down hill skiing, cross country skiing, snow tubing, horse-drawn sleigh riding, snowmobiling, tobogganing, ice skating trail
Swimming and Boat Access
Free public swimming at sandy beaches, in deep drop-off lakes and in rushing rivers throughout the region. We know where the best spots are and will give you a map and directions. Some of our favourites include: Doe Lake, Clear Lake, Long Lake, Buck Lake, Round Lake, Magnetawan River, Big East River
The Seguin / Park-to-Park Recreation. Locally and regionally, there are the Discovery Routes Trails, Algonquin Park day trails and Arrowhead Park day trails.
Sights of Interest
Brook’s Falls, Screaming Heads, Dyer Memorial, Lion’s Lookout, scenic spots, municipal parks, fall colours
Events, Arts & Culture
Small town Fall Fairs, Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery, Kearney Dogsled Races, Huntsville Half-Marathon Band on the Run, Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville Festival of the Arts, Nuit Blanche North, Huntsville’s Girlfriends Getaway Weekend, Comics on the Rocks, Muskoka Heritage Place pioneer village and railway, antique shops, yard and barn sales, gift and craft shops, art studios and tours
in Huntsville: 3 Guys and a Stove, The Cottage Waterfront Grill, The Mill on Main, On the Docks Pub, Muskoka on the Rocks, Tall Trees, West Side Fish & Chips, big chains and fast food
in the Almaguin Highlands: Danny’s Justa Pasta (Sundridge), Iron Skillet and Suds on Main (Kearney), Dee’s Bistro and The Village Pub (Burk’s Falls)
We arrived after looking at the property online and booking. We felt a little deceived not advertised as being next door to owners house. We went for total privacy. The Wood stove didn't work properly and after trying to keep it warm every time we closed the door with the damp we on the fire went out. It was like the building was just put there on blocks. The last rustic cabin we rented she had books and the fire was going when we got there. We left disappointed.
This property was such a wonderful getaway from it all and my sons, partner and I feel so refreshed after our weekend at Carine's little oasis. Should you wish to evade every day life (however temporary), I definitely recommend.
I never have so much peace, you sleep with the sound of the river and the birds. The river is only 20 seconds walking and you can take a bath if you want. Very recommendable, I'll go again.
We had a great stay. Carine was a great host in that she was there to greet us and show us around when she got there, and then we were given complete privacy for the entire stay.
Her house is directly next door, but you would never know it. The campfire site and bbq area is a perfect place to spend the evenings, and totally secluded.
The cabin was nice and clean, the bed was comfy, and sleeping with the river sounds was the most relaxing thing.
We spent our days lazing in the river, either sitting on the rocks out in the middle, or tying off some tubes to float in. Fell in love with that river! Would definitely go again.
I stayed in this cabin for a little winter retreat between Christmas and New Years. The property is beautiful, and the sound of the rushing river is serene and relaxing. The cabin itself is remarkably spacious and comfortable. It took a few hours for the wood stove to heat the cabin to a comfortable level, but once it was warm I was comfortable for the remainder of my stay (with lots of wood, of course). As there was a good amount of snow during my stay, I enjoyed snowshoeing in a nearby park (about a 15 minute walk from the cabin). For my purpose--to go somewhere remote and read/write with my dog in tow--this was an exemplary experience. It's rustic (no running water, compost toilet, no power except for a ceiling light in the kitchen, cooking on the wood stove), but that's exactly what I wanted! I am sure it is equally delightful in the summer!
Spent the Labour Day weekend at this “Upscale Camp”
Actually It was a nice cosy well kept cabin with lots of area to play and walk around, the sound of the river was very relaxing and calming, the cabin is surrounded with so much trees there is lots to explore.
Cooking is out door, don’t forget to take flash lights and a few candles (a MUST), this place is not for the fainthearted (Washroom is not what a city folk are used to LOL).
A visit to Brook falls is a must (10 minutes walk) for a nice picnic, for a horseback riding adventure we visited Stewart Coughlin Riding Ranch, Night sky view and shooting stars is something that you should not miss.
Carine was very helpful and a good host, we really enjoyed our stay and got to spend a lot of quality family time.