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Remote Wilderness Island with Comfy Fishing Cabin
Remote Wilderness Island with Comfy Fishing Cabin

Entire home/apt

7 guests

2 bedrooms

5 beds
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.


The space
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Check In: Flexible
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 141
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is flexible

- Renters must provide/rent their own boat and be comfortable navigating a buoyed track on the lake.


Cancellations

Flexible

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.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
7 nights minimum stay

1 Review

Martin User Profile
June 2017
This place is incredible! We had a fantastic time on the island, it's gorgeous and serene out so far on the lake, and the fishing is amazing. It's a totally off-the-grid cabin on a remote small, forested island with an additional large room above the boathouse. The cabin is well stocked and has nice fireplace, hammock, propane appliances, solar power, hot running water, shower and satellite internet with a grill and firepit just outside along the water. The room above the boathouse is basic. Comfortable with a large balcony, there is an additional composting toilet but there is no power or running water (only in the cabin itself). The docks are sheltered, sunny and relaxing to hang out. The surrounding area has a lot to explore, including several beaches on the nearest island, forested islands, wildlife and endless varied fishing terrain. It's truly a unique experience. However it's not the place for everyone, for many of the same reasons that make it such a unique place. It's remote - far away from town - (about 20 miles by boat from Kenora) with very few if any other people or boats around. It requires you to be self-reliant, well-prepared and comfortable by yourselves in the remote location. A trip to town for additional groceries, supplies or gas could take 1/2 a day. It also requires decent marine navigational skills to get out there, even following the buoys can be tricky at times. It would be best to be familiar with the area and experienced at reading marine charts. I would recommend a marine gps if possible. It really is a remote wilderness experience with a comfortable backcountry cabin to separate you from the elements. The cabin is clean as far as cabins go, but there is some dirt and wear from years of use - which we expected. The cabin is well-equipped for being so remote, but everything is limited, the solar power is mainly for lights and charging small devices, the internet is through a satellite, usable but slow at times and can stop working during storms. We had decent phone service and usually used our phones instead. The water is filtered lake water and the toilets are composting units. Overall we had an incredible experience and wish we had spent longer out there!

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