The Yurt and its grounds lie in Mattawa, Ontario- accessible by car from Toronto (about a 4hr drive north) or plane via the North Bay airport. The town sits at the meeting place of the Mattawa and Ottawa Rivers. Our Yurt is tucked away and out of site on our idyllic 500 acre Buffalo Farm which makes for intimate experiences with nature. Our custom built 23ft Yurt sits on a beautiful PRIVATE lazy river with PRIVATE white sand beaches. Our farm is located on the historic highway 630 which is one of the few northern access points for Algonquin Provincial Park. We are 15min drive to the entrance and minutes from the Bonfield/ Mattawa snowmobile/ ATV trail.
The land on which the yurt is located plays host to vast fields and forests full of horses,cattle and bison. There is 10Km of groomed trails, 4Km of river frontage which holds 5 white sand beaches. There is an on site horse sanctuary for rescued horses and bison tours are available as of summer 2016.
What To Expect: Our Yurt sits in a very private and secluded part of the property right on the banks of the Amable Du Fond river with two of its own sand beaches and access to explore the 500 acre farm. There is a notched wooden cabana, fire pit, diving platform with dock, cedar strip canoe, small herb garden and a traditional sweat lodge. Parking is provided at main house and guests are transported to site in various ways depending on the season. If you have 4wheel drive vehicle you can drive yourself to the site or hike in as well.
We provide our guests with a walkie talkie to enable easy communication for safety and transport services. Seasons Spring/Summer: - Maple syrup collection - Pick your own garden -Horse sanctuary tours and horseback riding -Bison tours -ATVing -Fishing -Swimming -Canoeing/Kayaking -Lazy river ride -Hiking -Wildlife photography -Yoga retreats -Traditional sweat lodge -Indigenous art gallery Fall/Winter: -Majestic fall colours -Hiking -Wildlife photography -Horse sanctuary tours -Bison tours -Snowshoeing -Cross country skiing -Downhill skiing -Snowmobiling -Dog sledding -Ice fishing -Traditional sweat lodge -Indigenous art gallery
The experience on the grounds centers around minimalism and sustainability. In fact 80% of the furniture in the Yurt and the floor was built from scratch using wood collected from the forest. There is an attached bathroom with compost toilet. A wood stove provides heat year round. We deliver pristine water from an aquifer to site for drinking and cooking. Accommodates: 8 Bathrooms: 1 Bedrooms: 1 Beds: 4 Essentials: -Towels -Bedding -Soap/Shampoo -Torches -Toilet paper -First Aid kit -Cast iron pans -Grill set -Firewood
Pet friendly and Free parking on site