About this listing
Charming cabin on a private 2.2 acre island on Lake of the Woods, ON. It is 20 miles by boat from the nearest road, but near the East Track between Kenora and Sioux Narrows, ON. The rustic, but comfortable cabin has hot water, solar power, gas fridge, stove and range, cell service and satellite Internet/WiFi. It is located in prime fishing grounds in a beautiful and remote part of the lake offers countless other opportunities for canoeing, camping, swimming, sailing, other water sports and more.
Fishing cabin and camp sites on a remote island in Lake of the Woods
Charming recreational cabin on a remote 2.2 acre island located on Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada. It is 20 miles by boat from the nearest road, but adjacent to the buoyed East Track between Kenora and Sioux Narrows, ON, which makes it relatively easy to find in the maze of surrounding islands. The rustic, but comfortable cabin has hot water, solar power, gas fridge, stove and range, cell service and satellite Internet/WiFi. It is located in prime fishing grounds in a beautiful and remote part of the photogenic lake and the landscape offers countless other opportunities for canoeing, camping, swimming, sailing, other water sports and more.
Despite a few scattered neighbors and periodic passing boats, it offers profound solitude surrounded by a vast, untamed boreal environment. It is perfect for adventurous people with a background of camping or backpacking who would enjoy a similar experience with many of the comforts of home. Renters must provide/rent their own boat and be comfortable navigating a buoyed track on the lake.
There are 2 bedrooms with 4 beds (King, queen and 2 twins) plus a futon in the living room at this time. Additionally there are beautiful tent sites scattered across the island and the cabin and kitchen are big enough to feed and serve up to ten people, with a spacious living room centered around a hearty wood stove. This is the first time this cabin has been offered for rent and it is a work in progress. It has every element for a perfect vacation for experienced outdoor travelers but it is not the perfect place for everyone. Good communication with the owners is important before booking.
Other things to note
Back in the 1930's Dave Wiltsie grew up spending every summer in a cabin his parents owned on a lake in Algonquin Provincial Park, pursing a tradition his own father's parents had enjoyed since the late 1800's. Dave began taking his own family there when Gordon was very young and wished for a place of his own. By happy accident, the trailer towing the family boat back to California from Algonquin broke down in Kenora, Ontario at the end of summer 1968 and he had to he launch the boat into Lake of the Woods in order to facilitate repairs. He, Pat and Gordon, then age 17, headed out to explore. To everyone's surprise the lake and its environs offered not only everything they loved about Algonquin, but even more and on a much grander scale. After several subsequent seasons of searching they finally find a perfect island with a sheltered harbor, far from any crowds, and set about building rustic but comfortable lodging in a place that the family has long considered to be paradise.
- Renters must provide/rent their own boat and be comfortable navigating a buoyed track on the lake.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.