Private cabins near Hamilton

Canada’s ultimate blue-collar city, “The Hammer” has hundreds of waterfalls and more green space than you can imagine.

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The Pinecone

1 site · Lodging40 acres · Simcoe, ON
Come to the Pinecone to completely relax and disconnect (seriously you will because there is no cell service!). During Summer and much of Spring and Fall, you should be able to drive up to the cabin. Unless your vehicle has especially low clearance. The road/path out to the bunkie started as a well-made tractor path that has held up well over the years but has some rocks and bumps. Once through the gate it’s only a 1-minute drive to where you will park. This road may be a bit muddy! If you are looking for a Winter Bunkie getaway, we would be happy to host you; please note the following: - If there has been a lot of snow the private road from the street to the Bunkie is not plowed. Depending on the type of vehicle you are driving, you may have to park at the gate entrance and walk in (4-5min walk) to get to the Bunkie. - There is a mini wood fireplace in the Bunkie for sleeping but depending on the temperature outside and/or the wind it still may be a little chilly. - There is lots of free wood available for an outside fire but we are sometimes low on small pieces to start fire or use for the mini fireplace. You can bring in your own extra kindling or bring own saw/axe to chop. - Bring your own extra blankets. DETAILS: Sleeping loft accessible by ladder comfortably sleeps 2. You'll have an outdoor fire pit, picnic table and 2 grills (we have lots of wood but you can bring your own charcoal for cooking). Enjoy watching the starts at night by the fire and visits from the abundant wildlife. There is 1 queen size bed in the loft for sleeping which is accessible by ladder. You will melt into the pillow-top mattress, luscious linens and don’t want to wake up heavenly pillows. There is porta potty outhouse that is cleaned, bright and easy to access. There are hanging solar lights that can be turned on as needed. There isn't running water in the bunkie but we are happy to provide you with as much well water that you would like, for cooking/cleaning. Do not drink from well unless you bring your own filtration system. No shower space but sponge/cloth bathing possible. There is a small table for 2 inside the bunkie or you can prep food and eat outside on the picnic table. A small fridge cooler is available to store any perishable food you may have. Bring your own ice. The bunkie has solar lighting for the evenings. If you don’t want to find your own firewood in the forest you can pick it up from locals on your way in for $5/bundle (see stands at the end of driveways). It is a big chunk of land but you can't really get 'lost' on it for any significant period of time. We are bounded by roads so eventually you will find your way. But, if you aren't experienced in the woods you may want to keep your wandering short, to start, as you get familiar with the land. Dog friendly!! We provide: • Bed linens and pillows • Toilet Paper • Small fridge to be used as cooler • Charcoal BBQ • BBQ Utensils • First Aid kit What to bring: • Drinking water • Coal (for grilling) • Food + anything required to prepare/eat your meals • Ice • Bug spray, sunscreen, etc • Garbage bags
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Limehouse

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Erin, ON
Two acres with direct access to the Bruce Trail and the Greenbelt cycling route. We are right across the road from the Limehouse Conservation Area, an access point to the trail, with a loft bunkie and an outhouse for all your glamping needs. Spend your days exploring the trails by foot or the roads by bike and end up back here at the end of the day for an evening by the fire, with sprawling views of rolling pastures and valley lands and the feel of the wind in the pines.
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Camp Willowbrook

6 sites · Lodging95 acres · Amaranth, ON
We purchased this farm in 1998 from the previous farmer who had owned it since 1929. The train line ran right by the gate where the Kota hut now sits and would drop cattle right there to be finished and sold later at the Toronto Stockyards. Our barn was built in 1890 with the old farmhouse located across the creek. Two creeks meet the Grand River on our farm. The bunkie is situated north of the barn and faces Willow creek. During the summer the creek gets quite shallow but there are a couple of pools that work nicely for a float with our river tubes. The river also has a small swimming hole. The bunkie is nestled between 2 hills which creates a natural little valley. Campers can take a walk around the property or use the nearby long walking trail. New this spring, campers will be able to enjoy the firewood sauna, located close to the bunkie and nestled in a private spot near the creek.
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Cabin close to Lake Erie and trails

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Port Colborne, ON
Come stay next to the beach! This beautiful rustic cabin sits on a treed lot with privacy. The cabin includes a double Murphy bed. A Cot is available for a third person. The cabin also has as a small sitting area, fridge, Keurig coffee machine, and fire pit. Fire wood is available for $ 5.00 a bundle. The washroom facilities include a hot shower and composting toilet within steps of the cabin. There is a beach and a public park a couple minute walk from the cabin There is a bike trail 5-minute bike ride from the cabin. We offer the use of bikes, and kayaks when available and weather permitted. Grocery stores, restaurants, and small shops, are all centrally located within ten minutes from cabin. While you are in town you can watch Lakers and Ocean Boats go through the canal. Within 15 minute is Ridgeway and Crystal Beach which offers concerts, beaches and activities. We are centrally located, approximately 25 minutes from Niagara Falls attractions like casino, museums, zip lining, jet boat tours, hiking in the gorge and other major attractions. Horseback riding 17 minutes from the cabin ( Wainfleet). We look forward to hosting you!
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Forest Cabin

1 site · Lodging50 acres · Erin, ON
Welcome to your private cabin with forest trails and stars at night! Privacy and wildlife only an hour from Toronto and less than 45 minutes from Brampton, Orangeville, Guelph, Cambridge, Milton, and Kitchener-Waterloo. The cabin has a queen-size bed and cozy living room. Open-air kitchenette on the covered porch with propane camp stove and basic kitchen supplies. Forest courtyard with fire pit, cooking grill and picnic table. 20-second walk to a VERY clean and private outhouse. Cabin is solar powered. Electricity for lights and phone charging. Firewood and water for drinking and washing all included. The forest cabin has walls made of straw bales covered with plaster. It feels like you're inside an adobe building in southwest USA. Deep window sills with curved corners. Built in 2002, it's one the first straw bale buildings in Ontario. It's as gorgeous today as the day it was built! Our 50-acre slice of heaven has it a bit of everything for your private retreat. Trails, forests, fields, meadows, rolling hills, and panoramic views. We live at the front of the farm property, pretty far from the cabin. So you have privacy, but we're available by text or phone if you need us. Want some quiet time? Looking for a slow down space? Kick back in the cabin or take stroll on the quiet forest trails. Interested in local food? Explore our organic vegetable fields, check out the greenhouses, or hang out with our happy chickens and sheep. Ready for a unique dinner experience? Rent the pizza oven in the courtyard of our little community centre, just a two-minute stroll from your hidden cabin. Looking for local fun and adventure? GoodLot Brewery, Heartwood Cidery, and other local attractions are just a short drive away. We are looking forward to your visit!
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The Bluebird Bunkie- Elora

1 site · Lodging100 acres · Alma, ON
Our family has been farming for over 150 years. We grow, corn soybeans, wheat, lentils and pumpkins along with a large garden (can you tell we love plants!?). Come visit our little piece of paradise. Learn more about this land:Located just 5 minutes north of the historic and picturesque village of Elora (1.5 hours northwest of Toronto), enjoy a stay in our newly built bunkie. Showcasing magnificent sunrises and sunsets, while looking over 500+ acres of picturesque farmland. Full power offers the convenience of lighting, device charging, heat and A/C, a kettle and a mini-fridge. An outdoor fire pit allows for stargazing at night.Welcome to the country! Our family lives on a 100-acre farm, you'll drive past our residence on your way in, park and have a short 150' walk across the lawn and past our veggie garden to your stay. Looking out from our bunkie you'll be treated with a view of acres and acres of farmland, the next closest neighbours are some cows about a kilometre away. Step into our bunkie and enjoy a night in one of the cozy pillow-top queen beds.Beside The Bluebird Bunkie, you will find a detached bathhouse, which hosts a composting toilet, vanity and private outdoor shower under the trees (vanity and outdoor shower are only in warmer months (roughly end of May to mid-October weather permitting).In the cooler months, water can be accessed by a water hydrant, beside the bunkie. PLEASE NOTE AS OF NOV 29, 2021 WATER WILL BE COMPLETELY SHUT OFF FOR THE WINTER, water will be available in spring 2022. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN WATER. There is a fire pit available for your use and all the necessary items to begin a fire in the pit. Inside there is a small mini-fridge, kettle and french press. Plates, cups and cutlery will be provided which can be washed prior to leaving.While visiting the area take in the sights and sounds of historic Elora (5 minutes away), Fergus (10 minutes) and St. Jacob's (25 minutes), all are unique and wonderful towns to enjoy and explore.We have young children and ask that you call or text with any questions or concerns prior to coming to the house, we in turn will do the same before approaching the bunkie.We ask that you please refrain from inviting friends, etc. to our property while you are here. We also ask that you be mindful and respectful of your surroundings and treat our bunkie and property as you would your own (if not better!).This is a pet-free/smoke-free location.As this is a working farm you may (very occasionally), during your stay enjoy seeing tractors and other farm equipment coming and going, please be sure to give a wave! We are always open to questions about what we are growing on our farm- please don’t hesitate to ask!As the weather gets cooler the outdoor vanity/shower will be closed, water is still available at a water hydrant right beside the bunkie for washing etc. While the water is safe to drink, we still recommend bringing your own drinking water. 
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Private cabins near Hamilton guide

Overview

Coming across the Burlington Skyway, crossing the western end of Lake Ontario, most people get one image of this mid-sized city—the roaring industrial production of their steel mills, which produce 60 percent of the nation’s steel. But you’ll find plenty of places to get outdoors here. Divided by the Niagara Escarpment, 120 waterfalls tumble within the city limits, and the 890-kilometre Bruce Trail winds through town, right along the ridge. And they have plenty of waterfront, too. Rent a bike and cruise along the lake at West Harbour, stroll the trails at Confederation Beach Park, or enjoy a concert at the grassy natural amphitheatre at Bayfront Park. Then, take your pick of excellent campgrounds, all within easy driving distance.

Where to go

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Just a few minutes north of town, this park is bisected by the 50-metre-deep Bronte Creek Ravine. Hike along several trails, including the 1.8-kilometre Lookout Ravine Trail, which meanders along the top of the valley. Families love the animals at the Children’s Farm, as well as the Playbarn, a 150-year-old structure that’s been converted into a massive play loft for climbing and jumping.

Rock Point Provincial Park

Stretching out along the shore of Lake Erie, this park has a kilometre-long beach, lined with the remains of a 350-million-year-old coral reef. Climb up to a viewing platform to look out over the sand dunes, or fish for bass and walleye from atop a limestone outcrop. Then hike along the Woodlot Trail, two kilometres through oak savanna.

Selkirk Provincial Park

Where the wetlands of Spring Creek meet the shores of Lake Erie, you can swim at two separate beaches here (beware, the one on the lake side tends to be pebbly). Canoe down the creek, or take a little hike along the boardwalks of Wheeler’s Walk Trail, an easy 1.5 kilometres through the marsh.

Turkey Point Provincial Park

Set on the shores of Long Point Bay, this is a favourite park for families, who love wading out a long way from the two-kilometre beach on the shallow, sandy bottom. There’s also a nine-hole golf course, plus three hiking trails—Lookout Bluff offers really nice views over the water.

When to go

While somewhat moderated by the influence of Lake Ontario, which acts as a sort of inland sea, Hamilton experiences four very distinct seasons. Summer is hot and humid, with July offering the best weather and evenings cooling quickly toward the end of August. The leaves start changing in September, with the peak of fall colours—so much red and gold—usually around Thanksgiving in early-mid October. Beaches and parks are crowded in late June, July, and August, but if you come after Labour Day, you may just have the whole place to yourself.

Know before you go

  • The Queen Elizabeth Way (the QEW) is the main thoroughfare between Toronto and Niagara, and is best avoided on Fridays and Sundays in summer, when it jams up with traffic.
  • You can fly right into Hamilton—the John C. Munro International Airport connects the city with international destinations and other places across Canada.
  • The distinctive green double-decker GO Trains run from Hamilton to Toronto’s Union Station, an easy ride that sometimes skirts the lake.
  • The city is home to several outdoors stores, or you can also cross the Skyway to next-door Burlington to shop at Mountain Equipment Co-op.

Nearby attractions

For an enriching nature retreat, camping near Rockwood Conservation Area is ideal. The Rockwood camping experience combines tranquil forest trails, mesmerizing limestone cliffs, and crystal-clear waters, promising a truly invigorating outdoor adventure.

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