Cabin rentals near Toronto are at their peak of desirability in the fall. Is there anything better than hanging around by a fire in a secluded log building? These places typically offer great scenery and wilderness by day, and plenty of opportunities to cozy up at night. They're the ultimate autumn getaway.
Here are 10 cozy cabins to rent near Toronto.
Modern comfort meets rustic charm
Located about an hour away from Toronto in New Tecumseth, this cabin retreat blends the rustic charm of cabin living with modern design sensibility. It's not secluded in the middle of nowhere (yay for a cell signal), but once inside, you'll think you you're far away from everything. $129 per night.
The classic log cabin
Located just north of Algonquin Park, this classic log cabin has a great elevated view of the lake and is surround by mature tree stands, which means it's absolutely stunning during the peak of fall colours. It's rustic, to be sure, but if you don't mind a brief jaunt outdoors to get to the (modern) washroom, you'll be ok. $96 per night.
A Scandinavian log home in the woods
This Northern Frontenac log cabin is a skier's paradise with slops just a stone's throw away from the front door, but it also shines in fall, when the surrounding hills come alive with colour. The entire building is decked out in wood and the central wood burning stove keeps things cozy before and after outdoor activities. $250 per night.
A retreat on the river
This spacious Haliburton retreat is accommodates seven. It's located on a cliff above a river, which is the ideal setting to take in the fall colours. Also noteworthy is the interior, which look exactly like you might expect a rustic but large cabin to look like. $199 per night.
A true northern getaway
You'll have to drive far north (near Nipissing) to get to this secluded cabin, but it's worth it for the unique design and decorative touches throughout. This is the type of place to bring your culinary ambitions, where you might braise short ribs for a few hours while reading a good book as the kitchen wood stove crackles. $99 per night.
A chalet near Algonquin
There's a retro charm to this chalet north of Huntsville. It doesn't have the design touches of some of the other cabins on this list, but it looks immensely comfortable, and that's important for a getaway in which you plan most of your time to be sitting by the fire and drinking wine. It's an open concept design in the living room and bedroom, so you can go to sleep by the fire. $250 per night.
A Prince Edward County Carriage House
If your ideal fall getaway doesn't involve seclusion in the woods, but rather trips to wineries, antique hunting missions, and golden rural fields, this Prince Edward County carriage house is the ticket. It still has a fireplace to cozy up in front of, but it's design is more modern than rustic. $220 per night.
The unplugged experience
For those who fancy the idea of an unplugged, completely rustic experience, this small cabin near Gananoque is the ticket. It's got a fully stocked kitchen, but no running water or electricity. The idea here is to get back to basic. If that sounds enticing, the added bonus is that it's wonderfully cheap. $65 per night.
A cabin resort in Muskoka
Cedar Grove Lodge is a longstanding Muskoka resort that's all about the cozy, fireplace-centred cabins. There are 19 in total to choose from ranging from standard to deluxe offerings. Don't go here if you're dream is to spend fall and winter days cooking. Meals are included in the rates and take place in the main lodge. $350-$400 per night with meals.
A cottage in the city
If you're craving a cabin getaway but have no means to get out of the city, this cottage-style apartment in the heart of Toronto will let you pretend that you're in the middle of the woods somewhere. It has a wood burning fireplace, loft for sleep, and a yoga space, making it an ideal spot to unwind without leaving town. $75 a night.
Know of a great cabin rental within a few hours of Toronto? Let us know in the comments.
by Derek Flack via blogTO