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Private Ontario Cottage for Rent located just outside Maynooth,Ontario
and overlooking Papineau Creek ~ complete with a lovely waterfall!
* Weekend Cottage Rental $300 / Week Long Cottage Rental $600 (plus gst)
BOOKING NOW FOR WINTER COTTAGE RENTALS 2007
(An Ontario Cottage for Rent that is affordable and close to a variety of great activities)
Come and experience the
natural beauty of Canada! This cozy rental home is available for all
Ontario's lovely seasons, is surrounded by thousands of acres of crown land, and it's just a stones' throw from the
wilderness of Algonquin Provincial Park. Enjoy the scent of the pine forest surrounding the cottage, or let the
lovely waterfall below the cottage sing you to sleep at night!
rental cottage is located in the
finest part of Central Ontario's wilderness,
and best of all, it's a private location! That means no
tourist filled rows of cottages and no noise except for
birds and breezes. Just peace and quiet. Maynooth,
Ontario is a charming little hamlet, five minutes from
the cottage, and has a variety of stores and shops for
your convenience. For day trips, we are in the heart
of the Ottawa Valley, just a short drive from Bancroft,
Barry's Bay, Lake St. Peter and Algonquin Park.
The rental cottage is
situated on three acres of land, so there's lots of room
to roam. The Hastings Heritage Trail crosses the laneway, so you are close
to major Ontario trail networks for lots of fun outdoor activities! If you'd
prefer a guided tour, our main farm is located on the next concession.
Our tourism business is open year round, so if you choose to, you may participate in
horseback riding, dogsledding, or snowmobiling activities at the farm, one road from cottage.
Other local activities you can try in the area include hiking, biking, walking, photography,
fishing, swimming, canoeing, boating, horseback riding, atv'ing, flying (plane) tours, snowmobiling,
cross country and downhill skiing, snow shoeing, ice fishing, dogsledding, and lots of other great
stuff throughout the year. Being this close to Algonquin Park, Ontario's greatest natural wonder,
is a vacation advantage!
bath towel and a pillow!
This cozy rental unit comes with all
appliances & utilities for your stay.
(See the list below for details)
Perfect for families, outdoor enthusiasts,
snowmobilers, atv'ers and horseback riders
(see details on use of barns below) the cottage
is available for rent year round. We pride
ourselves on offering a clean, warm and
cozy cottage that is practical and close to
some really great tourist areas for your
vacation in North Central Ontario.
Here's what it has for your convenience,
and don't be afraid to email us with any
questions about Cottage Rentalamenities!
- 720 sq ft two story cottage rental with stucco exterior on a private road
- full sized three piece bath with h/c running water
- fridge, stove, coffee maker, microwave, bbq, DVD & TV and Radio
- excellent local cell service (bell mobility) from Bancroft to Algonquin Park
- all kitchen dishes and cooking utensils provided
- carpeted bedroom & den, vinyl floored kitchen/bath
- upper floor bedroom loft and den sleeps up to seven people
- one queen, two twins and double futon plus a couch for overflow
- linens, blankets & spreads supplied
- situated on three acres overlooking a waterfall with a great view!
- plenty of parking, lawns, barns and paddocks for horses
- oil furnace, with outdoor fireplace, and firewood available
- screened porch and two patio chairs
- central location between Bancroft, Barry's Bay and Algonquin Park Gates
(you'll need items such as salt & pepper, coffee & tea, toilet paper & dishsoap)
This photo shows the kitchen and bedroom areas of the rental cottage
We ourselves have animals,
so pets are welcome, provided cottagers are responsible for their
pet and clean up after them. Please see our rental cottage cancellation and damages page for
details on client responsibilities, particularly those with pets. Smokers can enjoy the screen porch.
Click for further info on cottage rental prices, or for additional queries about the rental cottage.
There are many things to do in the Algonquin Park area, so we thought we would provide you some
images of our lovely northern countryside. Every photo on this website were taken near the rental
cottage or on trails nearby.
Have you ever seen a Beaver Dam?
There's plenty of HIKING
and we'll point you in the right direction for
the best sights to see. Algonquin Park hosts
many fine trails for all levels of hikers. At
your request, we can provide maps to some of
our local hiking trails, so you can enjoy a romp
right from your doorstep.
This beaver dam is a masterpiece on one of our horseback trails (on our all day ride)
Do you love the art of photography?
Central Ontario is a PHOTOGRAPHERS'
with rich landscapes and natural beauty waiting to be
captured on film. Many of these lovely photos on the
website were taken right from the many trails that
dot the area, so access is simply a matter of parking
your car and putting on your hiking boots.
Pictured is a swamp on one of our favorite trails
Are you an animal lover?
Algonquin Park is
home to many different types of
WILDLIFE and the only way to see them is to get out there!
Quiet walks along wooded trails will often produce some of the
most incredible sightings. Moose, deer, elk, foxes and the snowshoe
hare, fishers, pine martens, ruffed grouse....they're there, and all
it takes is a bit of patience to see them. The beauty of nature
is the act of SLOWING down and actually taking the time to look!
This female moose had a calf with her, and we surprised her just a mile from the cottage.
Love a Lakeside seat?
The Hastings Highlands area
hundreds of FRESHWATER LAKES
for your pleasure. No need to drive far,
there's a new one around every corner.
Check out the map at the cottage to pick
the 'lake of the day' and pack yourself
a picnic. Bring your swimsuit, or your swim
trunks. Andon those lazy days, try a dip
in the lovely lake near the cottage,
where a beautiful swim hole awaits.
This was an early May photo taken while watching two male loons fighting over a female.
Are you the type that likes to 'flog the water'?
You could fish on a new lake every day for your entire visit at the cottage!
With thousands of acres of crown land in the Algonquin area, your FISHING
OPPORTUNITIES are endless. Our numerous lakes and streams are home to
bass, trout of all varieties, pan fish pike and pickerel. And every one is close and
most have easily accessed boat launches.
Matt might be holding them, but I caught the big one.
Are you an
Upland Game Hunter?
Bring your favorite hunting dog and Matt will point you to some
of our favorite HUNTING hotspots. There are grouse and hares
aplenty, and the trails are an easy walk with some really fabulous
scenery along the way. What better way to enjoy a nice fall day in the
Highlands with your four footed friend? Of course, your dog is
welcome at the rental cottage, provided he behaves himself. If he's
an outdoor dog, bring your crate, there's lots of room on the porch.
Matt and his favorite springer spaniel 'Flex' out looking for grouse.
prefer a paddle?
The still waters of our area lakes and
rivers, and the proximity of Algonquin
Park's canoe routes will mean lots of
great CANOEADVENTURES at hand
- and no long drives! In fact, you can put
your canoe in at the bottom of the laneway,
and explore Papineau creek to the north,
and Williams Lake. Or, if canoe rentals
are necessary, you can head right to Maynooth
and get one at the Algonquin Backpackers
for your convenience!
Three of the quality canoes we often rent from Maynooth (Algonquin Backpackers)
If you are a larger boat
owner, and want a nice day out water-skiing or touring around,
there are several very large lakes within minutes - Paudash Lake and Baptiste Lake to
the south, and Aylen Lake, Kaminiskeg Lake (and river), Papineau and Bark Lakes to the north.
These lakes have exceptionally good boat launches, beaches, and picnic areas onshore.
They're very large expanses and you can spend an entire day exploring the many bays and inlets.
Are you a HORSE OWNER?
The cottage for rent hosts a riding
paddock (pictured) with two brightly lit
newer barns, complete with two box stalls
and thirteen tie stalls. There are turnout
paddocks (electric fencing) and the Hastings
Heritage trail crosses the driveway, for
excellent access to our extensive trail system.
- why not book a holiday for you AND your horse?
Pictured are paddock, garage and barn behind the cottage - a great plus for horse owners.
looking for a great place to bring your ATV?
Our area boasts some of the finest Ontario ATV trails, with easy
trails for those who simply want to tour, and trails loaded with
mud holes and obstacles for those who want to get DIRTY. Maps
of our trail system are provided, and you can ride for a few hours,
or ALL DAY on the loops that leave right from the cottage. The
trails are dotted with restaurants and pubs for your rest stops, with
plenty of on trail gas stations. Best of all, there is a barn available
for use, and ARTIC CAT, BOMBARDIER, and POLARIS dealerships
right in Bancroft, (not to mention Canadian Tire!) should you need parts.
(IMAGE COURTESY OF POLARIS)
Have you ever REALLY experienced a cottage rental in winter ??
Just one of the many picturesque Spruce Bogs you can see from our trails
There's no brown snow here
- JUST WHITE! Our area doesn't do the long winter huddle
- we're all for WINTER HOLIDAYS! There is no greater experience than getting out into
the powder to play. Our area is a hotspot in the winter months, with snowmobiling, skiing,
ice fishing, cross country skiing, tubing, dogsledding, and horseback riding all at your fingertips.
When was the last time you warmed your hands by a fire, with rosy cheeks aglow from a fresh day
in the good outdoors? Our cottage for rent is warm and cozy and has a fabulous view, where you
can cuddle down, relax & enjoy the solitude....or get dressed and get outside for some fun in the fluffy
stuff! A stay at our cottage rental near Algonquin Park guarantees just that!
Do you love Snowmobiling?
Algonquin is a SNOWMOBILERS PARADISE!
because of the mountainous terrain, we have
snow even when the rest of Ontario is going
without. The cottage is fully equipped to
handle a group of snowmobilers, with plenty
of parking, a gas station in nearby Maynooth, and
the main trunk of the snowmobile system
crossing the laneway. The best trails are at your fingertips,
with many resorts and fuel depots along trails.
One group of sledders that took a tour - this photo was taken on our trails at the farm.
Bancroft boasts a
Canadian Tire, plus Ski Doo, Polaris and Arctic Cat dealerships close
at hand. Trail maps are available from Highland Wilderness Tours (that's us!) and
of course, if you want to give it a whirl, there are guided snowmobile tours
available leaving from the farm . Our trails are groomed and maintained by our home
club, the Maple Leaf Snowskimmers, and thanks to them, we feel we have some of the
best trails in Ontario!
Have you ever tried dogsledding?
The Central Ontario
corridor is home to many
DOGSLEDDING OUTFITTERS and dogteams are a
common sight on our trails. In fact, you can dogsled right
at the farm, should you choose to add that to your list of
winter activities. This is a unique sport that is fun for the
whole family, and anyone can try it! Where else can you
find a Cottage Rental with dogsledding at your fingertips?
A traveler from Denmark joined us in January for a week at the cottage and tried some of our activities.
Need something to do on a rainy day?
Take the twenty minute
drive to THE ALGONQUIN
PARK VISITORS CENTRE. The amazing displays will
tell you all about the park and it's inhabitants, from past to
present. These are really high quality exhibits that will
entertain your family - the visitors centre is open all year.
click for more info on the Algonquin Park Visitors Centre, near Whitney, Ontario
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For more details on various activities and attractions near our Ontario Cottage for Rent
There is always something neat to do while renting our cottage!
Matt & Penny Nicol
Email us with questions about if you want to Rent our Cottage
Our Ontario Cottage for Rent is Located just 3 hrs
North of Toronto and 3 hrs West of Ottawa
outside the charming little hamlet of Maynooth,
just ten minutes south of Lake St. Peter,
fifteen minutes north of Bancroft,
and very close to Barry's Bay and Combermere
...and only a stone's throw from Algonquin Park!
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