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The Secret Retreat offers peace, solitude and comfort on one of the most diverse, pristine and private nature preserves in Ontario.
Enjoy the sandy, shallow, south-facing shoreline that stretches 1,800 ft. Hike in ancient hemlock forests. Lay on a sunny raft in a secluded bay. Visit the many diverse eco-systems.
The lake you'll enjoy is a protected fishery that is home to a thriving population of lake trout. The Secret Retreat's beaver pond is an environmentally protected wetland where you can canoe and kayak with the beaver family, ducks, and herons; and, occasionally, a four legged visitor. Friendly deer, moose, bear, coyotes, wolves, foxes, otters, rabbits and other assorted creatures all come to visit.
The sky at night is stunning. And there's many a spot to enjoy a warm and friendly campfire.
We think you'll love The Secret Retreat.
What We Offer
A comfortable, relaxing immersion in a stunning nature preserve. 143 acres of Pristine Wilderness, surrounded by thousands of acres of crown land, 1,800 feet of shallow, sun-drenched shoreline, wonderful swimming, and great exploring
Two kayaks and a canoe
A dock and swimming raft
Walking, hiking, biking and snowshoeing trails
Small zipline for children
Easy access to Algonquin Park and the Haliburton Forest
Many different environments and habitats spread over a private forest
A gas barbeque
A screeened in gazebo
Hammocks and swings
Fresh, clean drinking water
Outdoor and indoor hot shower
The howling of the wolves, the singing of the frogs, the chirping of the birds and the sound of the breeze.
Waterfront Description & Nearby Activities
We're surrounded by great things…
Algonquin Park. In about half an hour, you can be hiking to a lovely series of waterfalls in one of the world's great national parks. The hike is just a kilometer long. http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/algo.html
Magnificent Hill Farm. Five minutes from the Retreat is one of the friendliest chemical-free farms you'll ever see. Farm-fresh eggs, veggies, herbs, honey, maple syrup, berries, pies, soap and more. Kids and adults love the well-tended animals. www.magnificenthill.ca
Rocks and Minerals. Bancroft, 30 minutes away, is the mineral capital of Canada. The area is full of old, abandoned mines that are open to the public. Rockhounding, as it's known, is a peaceful and rewarding way to relax. There's a good site right in Bancroft, and MacDonald mine is a sure hit. http://www.suburbantourist.ca/2011/05/rockhounding-in-bancroft-ontario.html
The Eagle's Nest in Bancroft offers terrific views of the York River Valley. Defintely worth a visit when you're in Bancroft. http://www.bancroftontario.com/index.cfm?vNavID=1&vSubNavID=3&vSub2NavID=10
Other attractions are listed here: http://www.bancroftontario.com/index.cfm?vNavID=1&vSubNavID=3&vSub2NavID=10
Everything you need is near…
Bancroft (30 mins.) - Grocery stores, Canadian tire, hospital, gas station, beer store, liquor store, restaurants, etc.
Wilberforce (20 mins.) - Grocery store, gas and liquor store.
Cardiff (15 minutes) - Gas and convenience store. Restaurant.
Vacation Rental Websitewww.thesecretretreat.com
Property Amenities & Features
- Linens Provided
- Small Appliances
- Patio Furniture
- BBQ / Grill
- Deck / Porch
- Parking Available
Additional Bedroom Information
Simple, rustic, and comfortable.
The cabins are designed to make you feel immersed in nature. They are perched on the water, with private campfires. These cozy cabins are surrounded by majestic lands that abound with wildlife.
There are three available. They are all approximately 400 square feet. They are open concept, sleep 4, have a queen and bunk beds, and have basic yet functional kitchens that will allow you to prepare delicious meals. Or, if you prefer, cook on the barbeque or over the open fire.
Fees & Deposits
Additional Rate Information
$800 per cabin per week.
$2,000 per week for all three cabins.
Please contact the listing owner for more information about the House Rules.
Please contact the listing owner for more information about the Cancellation Policy.