Come join us at the Gaylin Farms – home to two friendly goats, Newfoundland ponies, a horse, Chanticler chickens, three dogs and a cat. Stay at our completely private cabin (sleeps 2 comfortably) isolated within the centre of a gorgeous 25-acre forest with a private groomed c. 1.5 km walking/biking trail. The cabin is a 5-minute walk from the Trans Canada RailTrail which gra
Come join us at the Gaylin Farms – home to two friendly goats, Newfoundland ponies, a horse, Chanticler chickens, three dogs and a cat. Stay at our completely private cabin (sleeps 2 comfortably) isolated within the centre of a gorgeous 25-acre forest with a private groomed c. 1.5 km walking/biking trail. The cabin is a 5-minute walk from the Trans Canada RailTrail which grants easy access for longer bike rides, runs, hikes, and four-wheeler adventures. There is a large farm pond (10ft deep) on the property for swimming, kayaking and zip-lining. Enjoy access to locally-sourced food, firewood, drinking water, a private firepit, gas BBQ (bring your own gas!), and our old-fashioned wood-fired cook stove. There is no electricity or running water (but we provide ample drinking water). Bring your pets and enjoy a private retreat. The max capacity of the cabin is two people. If you come with two or three additional friends or children, there is a tent site available for an additional fee. An outhouse with double-duty bag and second luggable loo are available for all guests.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
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Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Paws Crossing Woods Retreat
Lasagna from local bake shop
Enjoy a piping hot vegetarian or vegan lasagna from our local shop "Ketchup w...Read more
Tent site - add-on
The cabin sleeps two people max, so if you are bringing additional friends or...Read more
Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your c...Read more
Mac n' Cheese from local bake shop
We will deliver a piping hot Mac n' Cheese (feeds three pp) to your cabin or ...Read more
Enjoy farm fresh eggs from a local farmer who is located just 1km from our pr...Read more
Tent rental (4pp tent fits two pp)
This pop-up 4pp tent fits two campers with gear comfortably. There are three ...Read more
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
The Canada Rail Trail is minutes from the woods and from your cabin. Bike, walk and ride to your heart's content.
Natural features you'll find at Paws Crossing Woods Retreat in New Brunswick.
Our farm pond (10 ft deep) provides ample space for swimming, short kayak paddles, and ziplining. For a larger swimming and pad...Read more
Places to see near GayLin Farms - Paws Crossing
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Amazing corner of heaven on earth
My wife, Marilyn, and I returned home yesterday from our first two-day stay at Paws Crossing Woods Retreat. The faint scent of forest and wood fire smoke still lingers in my hair! Last night as I lay in bed at home, I found myself longing to look out of the Paws cabin window and see twinkling stars and the comforting silhouettes of trees standing watch around us all night.
No photograph or words can possibly describe the joy and wonder this woodland retreat evokes. For each guest this experience will be different, because it is all about the intimate relationship each person forms with the natural surroundings.
We parked the car near the farm house and were greeted by Gayle and Linda who loaded our gear into the Side-by-Side. After a brief hello to the goats and a salute to the three dogs watching from the house window, Gayle transported our stuff to the site while Linda walked down with us. The meandering meadow and forest path led us gradually from the outside world of people, work, and responsibilities into the enchantment and quiet calm of the woodland world.
The site is nestled deep in a forest of mixed trees, plants, mosses, mushrooms, and wild flowers which thrive in rich, loamy soil. They are blessed to exist in a place where they are treated with love and respect.
The cabin was built by Gayle and every bit of it reveals her love of the beauty of natural wood, and her artistic and creative energy. It is a comfortable dwelling place for humans with minimal impact on the surroundings. Small details such as the ingenious ways doors are fastened, the stout tree trunk which supports a beam, the slimmer trunks which provide convenient grab bars as dwellers climb stairs to the loft, and well-screened windows and doors make this cabin a joyful eco-friendly abode.
The sleeping spaces are flexible. A tent nearby & the cabin loft create possibilities for various combinations of sleeping bags, air mattresses, foam rolls & camp cots.
The outdoor shower created entirely from trees blends perfectly into the surrounding forest. The swaying-in-the-breeze artistic "shower curtain" is also a wind chime of metal tubing, sounding wood and lengths of rope.
There is a great peeing and pooping system, easy to use, and consistent with Gayle's concern to keep the site uncontaminated and clean. The garbage system is compliant with local separation regulations.
Two small portable battery-powered lights were helpful because the solar light battery needed replacing. Once that is working again, that light, plus the many candles is a perfect energy-efficient lighting and ambiance combination.
The forest partners with Gayle's cutting, chopping and sawing generously supplying dry firepit wood, for a beautiful campfire each night! Glad we ordered extra kindling as the second night the temperature plunged unexpectedly to 7C! I arose at 6:00 and soon had a good campfire blazing. Got my dad's camp coffee perc going, toasted a bun over the fire, heaped peanut butter into it, and thought I'd died and gone to heaven!
Ketchup With That Kitchen Mac 'n Cheese and a dozen fresh eggs ordered in advance from a nearby farm were fantastic!
We took two swims in the clean spring-fed pond, nestled among rushes and wild flowers -- a delicious thing to do on lazy summer afternoons. Floating on my back and gazing at the blue sky, I wondered how Gayle and Linda managed to leave the farm to go to work! The cabana at the edge, whimsical and comfy to sit in and read, also functions as a changing room. I looked at the zip line and wished I were 10 again!
We are 79 and 85 -- not spring chickens! Rustic camp life is not as easy as it was when we were younger, but I am glad Paws Crossing exists because it provides enough comfort to make it possible for us. My iPhone worked fine so we were not cut off should we need help. (Alert! Bring a recharging stick.)
We enjoyed exploring the trails, gorgeous in this late summer season. The fall colours here will be absolutely breathtaking.
This is a city kid's paradise, with ponies and horses, hilarious goats, hens, and dogs. Zeus, the young American Shepherd, loves to ride with Gayle in the Sidecar, and is a highly intelligent, beautifully mannered dog. (The pet dogs are always kept under control).
We will return! Thank you, Gayle and Linda, for sharing with us your Amazing Corner of Heaven on Earth.
They are very creative with nature!
My seven year old son and I had the privilege of being the first guests at Paws Crossing Woods Retreat! We had a fantastic experience.
When we arrived we were pleasantly greeted with the gorgeous landscape of the farm where the cabin resides. Complete with barns, a pond, kayaks, and animals. When we exited the vehicle we were met by Gary and Betty, two of the goats on the farm they made us feel welcome coming right up to meet us. Gayle and Linda our hosts soon appeared to welcome us and help us load our bags into their side by side for the trip to the cabin. As we departed my son told me he could not wait to get in the pond. Which we would spend many hours.
As we travel thought the groomed trails to the cabin, perfect for walks and exploring and finding all sorts of bugs and rocks (a highlight for my son). They would be ideal for winter cross country skiing or snowshoeing adventure.
Upon arriving at the cabin we were amazed at the grounds of the cabin. The cabin was complete with a loft for sleeping, a wood fired indoor stove, BBQ, outdoor shower, and generous fire pit. The fire pit is an important part for my son and I. Everything was built by Paws Crossing Woods Retreat owners, Gayle and Linda. It was simply amazing. After our hosts departed and explained how everything worked my son and I set out exploring. He remarked after a short time. "Wow dad, they are very creative with nature, I love this place! How many nights are we staying?"
The next two days we enjoyed exploring the woods, swimming, kayaking, fishing, meeting the various farm animals, and spending time together.
The cabin is truly a wilderness experience. Complete with an outdoor shower, Something I suggest everyone experience. We thank our hosts, we will be returning many times.
Thank you for your creativity in nature.
Shawn and Robbie
FYI, there was hardly any mosquitoes. Pack rubber boots. and put your cell phone down. Its a time to recharge and reconnect.