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The Taiga Animal Sanctuary

· East Gwillimbury, York, Ontario
11 acres hosted by Jennifer M.
A little haven of warmth and relaxation.
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East Gwillimbury, 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 Jennifer M.Joined in May 2021
44 ratings · 37 reviews
Niveen S.recommends
June 29, 2023
Treehouse On Animal Sanctuary
Would go back!
The treehouse is so cute! It has a lot of amenities and the property itself is beautiful. I’d definitely recommend and can’t wait to go back. One thing to note - there’s no plumbing so the water is dispensed from a large water dispenser. This didn’t impact us, but I wanted to flag.
Bree B.recommends
February 13, 2023
Treehouse On Animal Sanctuary
Peaceful + Relaxing
This is my second time back at the Taiga’s retreat. Not only is this spot relaxing but it also connects you to nature and all it has to offer. The sauna was a beautiful touch to the spot —I’m sure the host will be seeing me again. 🤭
Biliana G.recommends
January 16, 2023
Treehouse On Animal Sanctuary
Cute treehouse in the forest!
We stayed in the treehouse for one night and it was really nice! You're right in the forest so it's really peaceful and it feels like you're off the grid. We have everything we needed and a BBQ on the porch which was nice to make dinner on. The sauna is a short few steps away from the treehouse so you can easily run over to it in the winter, it was perfect! We were 3 adults and I thought the couch pulled out but it didn't - but the bed is king size so we had no issue fitting all of us on the bed comfortably!
Angelo M.recommends
January 9, 2023
Treehouse On Animal Sanctuary
This treehouse has it all!
I never thought i'd get a chance to stay in a treehouse as an adult and i gotta say it has been one of my favourite time away from the city. Jennifer has done an amazing job outfitting the place, meticulously addressing all your possible needs during your escape from the busy city life! We cannot believe how cozy this spot is, and it has all the amenities you can imagine (and more!). I still cannot believe this sanctuary is a 40 minute drive away from the city. It provides a tranquil place for you to think and just disconnect for a bit. The animals definitely help relieve all the stress for sure! Jennifer has a special place and we are very lucky she has chosen to share it with all of us. I will be back!
Jennifer F.recommends
January 1, 2023
Animal Sanctuary Hottub/Sauna
We had a wonderful weekend stay at The Taiga. The weather was not the greatest so we didn't get to do everything we wanted but we enjoyed the hottub and the trails in the woods. We absolutely loved feeding the animals. It would be nice to return in the summer and stay in one of the tents or the tree house. I would highly recommend staying at The Taiga. Quiet, nature and animals!
Emma K.doesn't recommend
October 8, 2022
The Taiga Tent Luna
Over sold and under delivered
Initially, we thoroughly looking forward to staying at this listing. At 0700 the morning of (oct 6 2022), Jennifer(host) messaged on hipcamp to tell us that the hot tub was not working and would not be available until the 15th of October 2022. A discount for this amenity no longer available was not offered by the host for this inconvenience and we had to fight with her for a 15% discount for letting us know the morning of check-in with an "oh by the way" message. There is no lighting from the "enchanted forest" entrance to the sites or sauna so any late walk to the washrooms is in the dark if you don't bring your own flashlights. The potable water is a garden hose coming from the house stretched across the property to a room directly attached to the cow barn. The kitchen windows vent into the cow pen and there is a door with no handle blocked off with blocks stopping the cows entering the kitchen area. The bathroom... oh goodness this bathroom... taking the term "compostable toilet" to bare bones -- it was a bucket with a toilet seat where you sprinkle wood shavings on top and wash your hands with hand sanitizer... little dollerama lights that barely work and are motion sensored so you end up in the dark, frequently. Our tent looked moldy on the outside, was facing a different direction than the photos, the strings holding the tent up - some were missing. Dollerama lights inside that barely worked. Would not recommend this place.
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