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The Rustic Shack in the Wood's

· Mount Albert, York, Ontario
113 acres hosted by Cathy B.
1 lodging site
All to yourself
100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Cathy is a Star Host
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Please read to the END! For full details :) If you are looking to escape the noise of everyday life, this is the place for you! Come enjoy the peaceful tranquility of our rustic little Shack on the 113 acre farm of rolling hills + open fields set by the edge of the forest. Previously used as the hot chocolate shack for our tree farm business which has finished after a 30 year run. The Shack is completely "OFF GRID" and you can get a feel for staying amongst the sounds of nature and possibly find yourself shutting off your phone and really enjoying the quiet peaceful escape. Sitting by a bon-fire at night, with the stars bright in the dark sky. Enjoying a good book or a walk on the property looking out for Wild Turkey's, Coyotes, Raccoons, Ground hogs and a variety of Bird's. Take an evening walk to the top of the hill to catch a beautiful farm sunset over the corn fields. Local businesses nearby are Brooks Farm Playground and Market 2 min up the road. Rose Family Farm with fresh cut fries 4 min away. Musselman's Lake is a 6 min drive to enjoy the fabulous Fishbone on the Lake, casual outdoor dining. In nearby Stouffville find Timber Creek Mini Golf, Gallucci Winery, Willow Springs Winery + Tree top trekking at Bruce's Mill. With many hiking trails in the area including Eldred King Woodlands, Vivian forest Trails, Durham Regional Forest and almost directly across the road and slightly south of our property new York Region Forest walking/hiking trails can be accessed. Nearby restaurants are the Coach House Pub, Country Stop and Crupi's Pizza located in Ballantrae. In the quaint little town of Mt. Albert 5 min up the road you'll find Twisted Fork, The Wing House, The Pub and Chen's Chinese. Mt. Albert has a local Foodland with an LCBO in it open till 8pm daily. Ballantrae Ultramar 6 min away also has an LCBO open till 11 pm daily. Uxbridge is nearby and a large variety of restaurants and shopping with a local outdoor venue, Winery + vineyard called Slabtown Cider + co. making fabulous ciders + wines . Lots to check out in the area, or simply stay put at The Shack and enjoy cooking a meal on the BBQ in the outdoor kitchen area (propane included) and relaxing by the bonfire (wood included). The Shack is equipped with some cooking items, pots + pans, BBQ and utensils, knives, cutlery, plates, coffee cups, bowls, glasses + (wine glasses) cutting board, tray, kettle and a small chest cooler to keep your food and drinks cold (you will need to bring the ice) Dish washing rack is provided, as well as large jugs of clean potable water for cooking/drinking and doing the dishes. Please bring your garbage bags! Extra cooler is also provided. The Shack sleeps 3 people comfortably, with 2 bunks and 1 single size sofa-bed. Pillows and Bedding ARE NOT included. Plenty of room to set up additional tents for the additional per person nightly rate if more than 3 people. **2 Outhouses on premises. **Bonfire wood is provided - Large chunks - split your own - Axe is provided. You can leave any recyclables. Recycle containers are provided, but you must **Please Take Garbage Away at checkout!!! **Things you need to bring: -lanterns or flashlights -garbage bags -toilet paper -bedding and pillows -food and drinks, ice for coolers If you will need lights: **Generator including 1 full tank of gas can be provided for a small additional fee if you choose to add it on. Payable in cash at check in please. Hope you will come enjoy our peaceful little hideaway and give Shack Life a try! Cheers! ~CathyThe Rustic Shack sleeps 3 is off grid camping with a bonfire + wood supplied. An outdoor covered kitchen with a BBQ with side burner (propane included) some pots and pans + plenty of cooking utensils provided. Dishes, cutlery and glasses provided for 4 people. You will be the only campers at the very private soundings, with peaceful tranquility + nature on our farm property. Woods, farm fields and wildlife. Plenty of room for additional guests in tents (bring your own tent). Hiking trails nearby and plenty of exploring on the property. Lake Simcoe Conservation area 30min away. Musselman's Lake 7 min away. Brook's Farm 3min away. The Shack sleeps 3 comfortably, if you are adding additional guests there is room to pitch tents outside. **Please be sure to bring all bedding and pillows as linen is not included. **Please read the Overview for full details!!
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23 ratings · 19 reviews
Zachary Z.recommends
October 22, 2023
The Rustic Shack in the Wood's
Friday the 13th with the Lads!
This place exceeded our expectations! This place was right in the middle of big farm filed with lots of logs to chop and use for a campfire. Very quite and remote, great place for a Boyz weekend. Cathy was a great host, and always willing to be on standby for fire wood for the cabin stove. Or, in our case, bring an additional wood splitting axe for all the fire wood we chopped. There is also a big forest on the property that Cathy let us explore (granted it was after when all the crops were harvested in the fields). One tiny issue we ran in the shack was, their is no way to lock/unlock the doors. You have to lock the doors from either the inside or outside. We ran into this problem in the night, when people wanted to go for a midnight stroll or the washroom and ended up locking the people inside to keep the heat in. It would be nice to have the door properly close so we do not have to "lock" the door from the outside. Regardless, this is a great location for a weekend getaway/ disconnect from all the hustle and bustle from city life. Highly would recommend this place for future visits!!!
Ms. Genevieve A.recommends
October 10, 2023
The Rustic Shack in the Wood's
That Cabin Life
Great starter place for those wanting to experience an off-grid lifestyle, self-sustainability, and quietude.
Kamil L.recommends
September 18, 2023
The Rustic Shack in the Wood's
Great private spot
If you're looking for a private spot, this is the one, Cathy is super friendly and keeps her shack clean and stocked, had a blast and looking forward to coming back.
Justin J.recommends
September 1, 2023
The Rustic Shack in the Wood's
The privacy is the best… no one around to upset with whatever unknown theatrics are gonna present themselves on a fire night out
Maria C.recommends
August 9, 2023
The Rustic Shack in the Wood's
It was an amazing stay at the Hipcamp! Cathy was very helpful and easy to communicate with. The place itself is very secluded and private which me and my group enjoyed. We loved the morning views and waking up to a beautiful sunrise as well as the campfire during sunset. It was also partly raining during our stay but we still had an amazing time. The place had everything we needed. Cathy was also helpful in disposing our garbages and recycle by the end of our stay. Overall, an amazing experience and looking forward to coming back next summer!
Andre M.recommends
June 10, 2023
The Rustic Shack in the Wood's
Cathy’s a wonderful host. Site and “shack” are clean, well kept, and have everything you could need. The location of the site couldn’t be better. A short hike up a hill provides a beautiful lookout to watch the sun set before returning to build a fire under the stars. Highly recommended.
Mount Albert, York, Ontario, CanadaTraditional, ancestral territory of Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Wendake-Nionwentsïo, Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga (Haudenosaunee), and Mississauga First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Cathy B.Joined in July 2022
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