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My husband and I visited Doug and Orla's yurt to celebrate his birthday, and we could not have been happier with our experience! The yurt is extremely cozy. It is well-furnished, very warm from the wood stove, and perfectly secluded. The bed was very comfortable and we were well rested both nights of our stay. We snowshoed around the perimeter of the lake, which was stunningly beautiful and private. They mentioned there was a fire pit by the water that we were welcome to dig out if we wanted to try, which we successfully did! The property is a short drive from Algonquin, where we hiked the Track & Tower Trail. We can't wait to come back in the warm season to further explore their absolutely magical property!
Our team booked Sandra’s cottage for our yearly winter retreat and could not have asked for a more comfortable, welcoming, enjoyable experience. We had a total of 15 guests attend (on and off) throughout our 5-night stay and each arrived with astonishment/bewilderment at how spacious and amenity-filled the property was - inside and out.
With multiple levels throughout, and bedrooms on each floor, the property can easily accommodate large groups at varying levels of privacy, noise, etc. Even with our large group we ended up having a few bedrooms unused, and at times, entire apartments worth of space to single guests.
As far as amenities go, everything was easily accessible and well-kept including: the beautiful hot-tub and rustic wooden sauna (both of which worked wonderfully to stay warm outdoors during the peak of winter weather), the four and half bathrooms well dispersed around the home, the grand living room with it’s lovely gas-powered fireplace that kept everyone toasty through the trip, each of the beds with more than enough linens and blankets, and every kitchen appliance/cookware item we could need.
Surrounded by peaceful Muskoka forests and at the shore of a beautiful lake, to call this cottage a private sanctuary is an understatement. We even had a fellow come clear all the driveway and walkways of snow multiple nights, ensuring that the storm the night before left only positive impact.
As you can probably tell, we were thoroughly impressed with every aspect of the cottage and were only perturbed by the unfortunate necessity of having to eventually end our trip and leave such a wonderful, relaxing experience. We definitely plan on coming back again next winter, and can only hope someone else hasn’t booked up our dates before then. Ten out of ten, definitely worth the price.