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Situated just off the main road, The Ridge Retreat offers you the privacy and beauty of 6 unspoiled acres. Follow the gravel walkway/road down (5 min walk) to your amazing private dock situated on Howes Lake, Verona Ontario. Deep, clean water for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, etc. 

 This property provides privacy and solitude for nature lovers. The designated RV par

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Situated just off the main road, The Ridge Retreat offers you the privacy and beauty of 6 unspoiled acres. Follow the gravel walkway/road down (5 min walk) to your amazing private dock situated on Howes Lake, Verona Ontario. Deep, clean water for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, etc. 

 This property provides privacy and solitude for nature lovers. The designated RV parking spot is up near the main road along with a very nice outhouse but if you decide to tent camp, there are a few choices that would bring you closer to the water's edge. 

 The terrain just before you reach the open area (with fire pit) at the lakeside, is somewhat steep so is not recommended for anyone with mobility concerns.  Be sure to wear proper running/hiking shoes as you walk down to the water.  Grocery shopping, nature trails, etc are just a few minutes away. The scenic town of Westport is a 30 min drive away with amazing shops and a local winery.

Please be sure to add a bundle of wood at checkout if you are planning on having a campfire.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 34 feet allowed
Back-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Sandra a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Activities

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Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Ridge Retreat, Verona , Ontario in Ontario.

Forest

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Hipcamper John

Beautiful but challenging

John G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 3rd, 2022

Ridge is right.... The property is beautiful and the shoreline is private and scenic but the pathway down to the water is a challenge to navigate for a fit person with good footwear and likely impossible for anyone with any kind of mobility impairment or who didn't bring appropriate shoes/boots. I wouldn't be interested in using the property if I was not going to enjoy the waterfront but if you like rugged forested landscapes the bulk (95%) of the property is a real gem. I would stay again because of the positive attributes and just make sure that I was prepared for the physical challenges that the geographical features present. I appreciate that the owners are likely looking to develop the property further as time and finances permit so perhaps they already have a plan to make the descent to the lakeshore (with a wonderful dock and camping area) a bit more manageable. The host was very communicative and really wanted to make sure our stay was pleasant so that was another big positive for us.

Hipcamper William

Beautiful nature

William B.
recommends this listing.
September 15th, 2022

A great spot. Lots of room. Very natural. Wonderful fire pit and dock on the lake. Sandra was easy to coordinate with.

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Hipcamper Sandra
Response from Sandra, the Host, on September 16th, 2022

Thanks William! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Come again when you can enjoy the lake longer. Sandi

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Hipcamper Paul

Camping labour day weekend

Paul H.
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September 5th, 2022

3 options / places to camp, up on top, a pad just before the decline and down by the water was perfect. We camped in the middle pad, easy access to the water. The hill down to the water is somewhat steep but manageable. We packed our lunch and supper and stayed down at the water all day. We cooked over the fire and had plenty of wood. We dishes, swam, and chatted with local boaters passing by. Also had an afternoon snooze in the hammock. Sunsets were relaxing,, morning coffee was even better.

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Hipcamper Sandra
Response from Sandra, the Host, on September 8th, 2022

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay Paul! We are working on an “easy street” trail as an option when people get to the steep incline down by the water…hopefully in place by next spring opening! Terry enjoyed his visit…come again anytime. Sandi

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Hipcamper Maddison

Gorgeous views!

Maddison D.
recommends this listing.
August 26th, 2022

We loved our little getaway! A little steep getting to the water but now we know for next time! Sandra was a great host and even allowed us to stay a little later! Next time we will bring the truck so we could get as close as possible! Thank you so much for everything!

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Hipcamper Sandra
Response from Sandra, the Host, on September 7th, 2022

Thanks Maddison! We would love to welcome you back!

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Hipcamper Erika

Solo camp with dogs

Erika J.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2022

I enjoyed every second of my time at the ridge retreat! We camped at the top of the hill and spent our days down at the water soaking up the sun! The hill was a bit steeper than i pictured but it helped to tire the dogs out for bed time!

The water is a nice temperature and a quiet lake with mainly fishing boats not causing to much disruption to the peaceful corner.

Access to the site was easy and marked well :) we cant wait to be back again!

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Hipcamper Sandra
Response from Sandra, the Host, on August 15th, 2022

Erika you and your dogs are welcome back ANYTIME :) so glad you enjoyed your time !

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Hipcamper Shawna
Shawna M.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2022

We loved our stay here! It was quiet, private, and just perfect for our dogs. The walk back up to the tent trailer site is definitely a work out, and certainly not an incline/decline for those with mobility issues! The outside was clean, and virtually odourless. The site is partially shaded, which we enjoyed very much on the weekend we experienced a major heat warning! The lake was great to swim in, we spent most of our time swimming, floating, and playing with the dogs in the water. We will definitely be booking again in the future!

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Hipcamper Sandra
Response from Sandra, the Host, on August 13th, 2022

Thanks Shawna! We hope to see you again :)

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Hipcamper Elysabeth

Little paradise

Elysabeth M.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2022

A little piece of paradise. really quiet and perfect to get away from the city. the fishing is good, we caught huge hachigan of at least 1 foot.
The dogs loved it too.
This is a fabulous place, we were able to fall asleep to the calls of the loons and wake up to the sounds of the owls. We met 4 river otters which was really impressive!
The only thing we didn't like was the steepness of the slope, it was very long and exhausting to climb. We already knew that the terrain would be steep because Sandra took the time to contact me to make sure that we would be ok since I am pregnant (something I really appreciated).
I didn't suffer from the descent or the ascent but I can't say the same for my spouse who had to take care of getting all our equipment up and down hhaha
I really recommend the place and give a 10/10 to Sandra as a host, she even offered to leave later the day we left since there was no one after us. We will definitely be back in the next few years!

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Hipcamper Sandra
Response from Sandra, the Host, on August 13th, 2022

So glad you enjoyed your stay Elysabeth. We truly appreciate your review :)

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Hipcamper Shuying
Shuying C.
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July 25th, 2022

This is a hidden gem. The sunset is absolutely beautiful and in the early morning and evening, you get to see some wildlife. Washroom is super clean and supplied with sanitizer as well. If there’s a downside, it would be the road from parking to the lake. It’s quite steep. If you decide to camp by the lake, pack light and bring lots of bug spray. Otherwise, it’s a beautiful place and Sandi is also very friendly and understanding.

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Hipcamper Sandra
Response from Sandra, the Host, on August 13th, 2022

Yes the bug spray is a good idea :) We feel the same way about the sunsets…come again!

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Hipcamper Bob
Bob B.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2022

Beautiful site with lots of room. Wow, the outhouses were immaculate and well stocked! And it was so great to have another one closer to the waterfront. Very peaceful and quiet with nice mixture of nature sounds. The waterfront was so nice and secluded and relaxing. We will definitely being coming back here as soon as we can make it happen!!

Hipcamper Sandra
Response from Sandra, the Host, on July 19th, 2022

Thanks Bob! You definitely left the woodpile better than you found it…tarped! That was a thoughtful gesture :) We look forward to welcoming you back in the future .

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