Paddler's Paradise on the Oxtongue River - Dwight
A True Algonquin Cabin Experience
Very private location surrounded by crown land with a small, cozy, clean and fully equipped older cabin with 2 bedrooms and sleeping accommodations for 4 people. Kitchen with 4 burner stove & oven, fridge with freezer, microwave, toaster, blender, popcorn maker, electric wok, coffee maker, dining area with table and seating for 4, living room with couch, 2 chairs and coffee table, 3 piece bathroom with shower and 2 bedrooms with double beds are included. Rental comes with 2 canoes, 2 kayaks, 4 adult life jackets and paddles. Canoe the Oxtongue River to the largest falls in the area, Ragged Falls or explore Oxtongue Lake which is a five minute paddle away. 10 km from the west gate of Algonquin Park. Lots of hiking trails close by. Twenty minute walk to trails in Ragged Falls Provincial Park. Five minute drive to Algonquin Highlands Beetle Lake trail head. Screened porch with chairs and table for comfortable outdoor dining, picnic table, outdoor fire pit, wood burning stove inside with glass door, BBQ, small TV with DVD/VCR and stereo with Bluetooth connectivity. There is a floating swim raft with a ladder for swimming. The river is great for swimming although the drop off is quick and the bottom is somewhat rocky / muddy (hence the raft) and not suitable for small children.
Bedroom / Bathroom Description
Both bedrooms are equipped with double beds and dressers. Bathroom has toilet, sink and shower with hot running water.
Oxtongue River / Lake Close to Huntsville (several grocery stores, hospital, Beer Store, LCBO, Shopper's Drug Mart, Walmart etc.), Dorset (Scenic Lookout Tower,Robinson's General Store, Dorset Heritage Museum, LCBO, Trading Bay Dining Company restaurant, SS Bigwin steamboat tours of Lake of Bays), The Tower Bistro, Dwight (Henrietta's Bakery, Erika's Bakery and Coffee Shop, The Moose Cafe, Route 35 Steakhouse and Burgers N' Brews LCBO) and Algonquin Park. Fishing, hiking, swimming, golf, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking and more.
Checkin - Check Out Policy
We rent by the week from Saturday to Saturday. Check-in is any time after 4 PM and check out time is 11am as we must ready the cabin for incoming guests.
To confirm a reservation a refundable damage / security deposit of $250.00 is required at the time of booking. The rental fee is due in full 4 weeks in advance of the rental along with a signed rental agreement. The $250 deposit is returned after the cabin has been checked.
High Season July 1 to August 31 - $975 / week
Low Season $675 / week
Because of the small nature of our business, cancellations affect us significantly. A last minute cancellation gives us little chance of filling the space due to our remote location. For these reasons, we uphold a strict cancellation policy. If cancellation is made more than 4 weeks prior to your arrival date, your refundable deposit less a 25% accounting fee of $62.50 will be returned. If the cancellation is made less than 4 weeks before rental period, the full $250 deposit is retained. A RESERVATION is a firm contract and no allowance will be made for late arrival or early departure.
Payment can be made by:
Pets are welcome
Stove / Oven
Fridge / Freezer
Dishes / Utensils
Canoe x 2
Kayak x 2
Dock / Swim raft
Deck / Patio
Life Jackets x 4
BBQ / Grill
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THINGS TO DO (Please call ahead for current operating hours)
The essence of Algonquin is in its vast interior of maple hills, rocky ridges, and thousands of lakes. The only way to explore the interior of this park is by canoe or on foot. There is also a second Algonquin - along the 56 kilometre stretch of Highway 60. Here you can enjoy camping at one of eight campgrounds, hike one of 14 trails, take part in extensive Natural Heritage Education programs, and visit Algonquin’s exceptional Visitor Centre, Logging Museum and Art Centre. For over 50 years, each Thursday in August, park staff have offered the “Public Wolf Howl”, a highly engaging program on wolf ecology that includes howling for wolves. Weather and wildlife dependent. Check for details on park events.
Excellent trout fishing, particularly in the month of May
Amazing moose viewing opportunities along Highway 60 as the moose are attracted to roadside salt left after the winter sanding operations
Spring also features outstanding birding opportunities throughout the park with spring arrivals and migrants
With a breathtaking 360 degree view, the observation deck of this historic tower stands 142 metres (465 feet) above Lake of Bays. Click on "Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower" for more information.
The Dorset Museum features exhibits of early pioneer life, local settlers, traditional logging practices, and historic information about the pioneer settlement of the Dorset area.
Click on "Dorset Heritage Museum for more information.
Click here for more information on Oxtongue Lake and area.
Click here for more information on Oxtongue Lake and area.
Lots of free hiking trails within driving distance including the Beetle Lake Trail with access just off Hwy 60. Click on "Hiking Trails" for more information and maps.
The Dorset Recreation Centre is a fully appointed facility with an air-conditioned squash court and fitness room and free Wifi. (There is also free Wifi at The Oxtongue Lake Community Centre which can be accessed in the parking lot.)
Voted "Canada's Best Country Store", this famous general store is a "must-see" for anyone visiting the Muskoka or Haliburton area. Located by the bridge on Main Street in Dorset, the store has been owned and operated by the same family since 1921, and now sprawls over 14,000 sq.ft. of retail space.
Huntsville Shopping, Arts & Culture
Huntsville is a magnet for and home to many acclaimed visual artists. Famed Canadian artists Tom Thomson and his successors, the Group of Seven painted here frequently. Huntsville boasts a Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery with over 40 outdoor murals celebrating the work of these Canadian heroes. Local community visual arts group The Huntsville Art Society hosts many annual shows, exhibits & skills-sharing workshops throughout the year.
Huntsville supports a number of arts festivals, including Huntsville Festival of the Arts. Other arts activities include the annual Muskoka Novel Marathon; the Film North - Huntsville International Film Festival which had its inaugural year in 2010, and most recently Nuit Blanche North, produced by the Huntsville Festival of the Arts and Edge of the Woods Theatre. There are also many new arts organizations and associations. The Huntsville Art Society is a not-for-profit membership of local visual artists. They recently opened up a new art gallery called 'The Art Space'. Edge of the Woods Theatre presents artistic works for, with and by the community in Huntsville. They produce an annual traveling outdoor theatre event, as well as facilitating many different community and arts education projects with local seniors and youth.
The town has a new municipal centre and performing arts theatre, the Algonquin Theatre. The theatre provides space for local dance, music, and school activities. For profit venues are also scheduled, and most of the labour is provided by local volunteers.
July 16, 2011 Thank you for a second year of fun, relaxation and enjoyment. Your wonderful little cottage has been the perfect retreat for our family. Fishing, swimming, hiking and close to the park. Excellent location. Thanks again Joe and Melissa. The Winterburns