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Far & Wide: Spend The Weekend In A Luxury Eco-Cabin

Spend the weekend in a luxury eco cabin on High Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba. Take a hike out to your cabin and disconnect as you enjoy the luxurious side to eco-living at Falcon Trails Resort on High Lake. With only six cabins on the lake, you will feel basically alone as you sit back and relax in nature, talk about a great way to de-stress! Enjoy stories by the fire, home-cooked dinner and a warm sauna to end the night. Learn more about these cabins at Falcon Trails Resort in the video below.

 

Everything You Need To Know To Go

Where is High Lake:

High Lake is a remote wilderness lake located 2.5 km from the Falcon Trails Resort welcome centre on Falcon Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba. There are only six outpost luxury eco-cabins on High Lake which you have to go on a short hike to get to (and don’t worry they bring your bags to the cabin). Three of the cabins were built using alternative building techniques by the daughters of the owner (and all the daughters, Emily, Caleigh and Brooke Christie, are under 30 years old) talk about #LifeGoals.

Where to stay:

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Of the High Lake cabins at Falcon Trails Resort, the Kingfisher cabin is the newest luxury eco cabin for rent, which opened in summer 2016. The structure is built around a white-pine post-and-beam frame featuring ‘live-edge’ Manitoba bur oak elements and fits four people comfortably. The cabin has a private dock, a complimentary canoe with lifejackets and paddles, a wood burning fireplace, a full kitchen and a BBQ to make sure you have the best time out in the woods.

How to rent the cabin:

The Kingfisher cabin sleeps four people and costs $215 – $245 a night depending on the time of year. The other High Lake eco cabins sleep anywhere from two to six people dependent on your cabin choice.

For most of the year, there is a minimum two-night stay. On long weekends it is a three-night minimum, and in July and August, the cabins are rented for week-long stays (seven nights) only.

What to bring:

The cabins are off the grid, so be sure to bring in all the food you need, extra clothing layers and a swimsuit!

Far & Wide: The Best Of Glamping In Ontario

When you’re glamping, there’s no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no fire to build. It’s being in the wild… without having to do all that ‘stuff’ that comes along with it. Glamping is the perfect alternative to camping for those city folk that don’t own a tent and have no interest in buying one. It is the perfect adventure for those of you not into ‘roughing it’, but who still want to get outside and enjoy the benefits of camping.

If you agree with what we are sayin’ well we have the list for you. Check out the ultimate list of places to go glamping in Ontario below:

What:

Glamping at its finest. These prospector tents avail you with a large amount of space to ensure you have the best glamping experience possible. Relax in a robe on the deck while you stare out into nature and think about how awesome you are at camping.

Where:

Oakwood Escape – Dunnville, ON

Wild Exodus – Timmins, ON

Thousands Island National Park – Thousands Island National Park, ON

White Pine Ancient Forest – Toronto, ON

Northern Edge – Algonquin Provincial Park, ON

Outdoor Hotel – Renfrew, ON

Price:

Prospector tents start from around $150.00 per night.

 

What:

A blend of cabin comfort and excellent food tucked inside the spectacular wilderness. Visit a wilderness lodge if you want to totally relax. Often the price includes all your meals and each cabin has wilderness amenities free for you to use i.e. canoes, kayaks, and board games.

Where:

Killarney Lodge – Algonquin Provincial Park, ON

Haliburton Forest – Haliburton, ON

Smoothwater – Temagami, ON

Bartlett Lodge – Algonquin Provincial Park, ON

Price:

Starting from $110 a night for one person.

 

What:

Eco-friendly pods. Talk about #GramWorthyAccommodation. These cute sustainable pods are not only photogenic but totally relaxing and fit for the perfect weekend getaway.

Where: 

Long Point Eco Adventures – Long Point, ON

Chippawa Resort – Madawaska Valley, ON

Madawaska River Rentals – Quadeville, ON

Price:

Wilderness pods are $75 – $129 a night dependent on the time of the season.

 

What:

An authentic tipi with a twist… queen size beds. These upgraded tipis will give you a one-of-a-kind experience you can brag to all your friends about #TipiDreamin.

Where: 

Gordon’s Park – Tehkummah, ON

OutPost Company – Toronto, ON

Moonlight Glamping – Elora, ON

Glamping Hub Secluded Private Island – Roseneath, ON

Price:

Tipi Glamping starts from $100 per night.

 

What:

Glamping wherever you want it. Headed to a music festival? Or a friends campout and aren’t into normal camping? Rent yourself the ultimate glamping trailer. Fit for up to four people, these small and easy to manoeuvre trailers can be towed with any vehicle. Not only are they retro glamping chic they also have modern comforts like IPhone docks and sound systems.

Where: 

Happy Camper – Windsor, ON

Motorhome Travel – Bolton, ON

Price:

Rentals start at $65 per weeknight and $75 for weekend and holiday nights.

 

What:

Yurts are round tent-like structures that merge the worlds of tents, huts and houses… aka the ultimate glamping accommodations. Modern yurts are typically permanently built on a wooden platform and use modern materials and are often insulated. Not only does the circular shape offer awesome visuals it creates a huge amount of living space to get your glamp on.

Where: 

Bruce Penninsula National Park – Bruce Penninsula National Park, ON

Nature’s Harmony – Mattawan, ON

Glamping Hub Luxury Yurt – Markstay, ON

Price: 

Yurts range from $85 to $120 a night.