Log out and get logged in at Cabin on the 9, a teeny gem for two just under an hour outside of Toronto. With a private pond for skating or swimming, an A-frame loft bedroom, an unobstructed view of the stars, and a wood stove for chilly nights, this custom-built log cabin is pure magic no matter the season.
It's an ideal rental for a couple's retreat (especially if you're a dog owner — Cabin on the 9 is pet friendly) or a girlfriends' getaway for two. Go for a hike on the 15-acre property, BYO swan for a float on the water on a summer afternoon, cozy up with a blanket and a book on the deck or by the fire Sound idyllic? It totally is.
THE NITTY GRITTY
- Room for two
- Open year-round
- Rates start at $300ish per night
- No running water, but lots of charm
Heads up: the cabin is super rustic and doesn't have running water. Buuuuut the Airbnb owners have a Victorian house nearby and guests are welcome to use the washroom and kitchen facilities, if they so desire. Or go the glamping route (more romantic). There's a small fridge, microwave, Nespresso coffee maker (+1) and a kettle, so you're not going to starve. And bonus: breakkie (assortment of cereals, eggs, yogurt and etc.) is included.
What else should you know? Access to the sleeping loft — where you'll find a queen-size orthopedic foam mattress and plenty of natural light —is by ladder. No WiFi; use the opportunity to disconnect (but bring your phone, 'cause you're going to want photo evidence of this place). If you're coming in the winter, you'll have sleds, snowshoes and hockey gear at your disposal.
Photography by Cody Turner