9 More Glamping Getaways in Hastings County

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Last year, I wrote about 5 gorgeous spots to glamp in Hastings County, but those are by no means the only off-grid escapes here. From a tiny house on the Madawaska River to a Mongolian yurt just north of Deseronto, here are 9 more glamping retreats in Hastings County redefining the meaning of roughing it.

Riverside Tiny House | Madawaska River

If you’ve ever wanted to experience tiny-house living, this secluded forested oasis near the mighty Madawaska is a great choice. Ideal for one or two people, the wood-paneled interior has a wood-burning fireplace, one mattress in the tiny loft, a second mattress downstairs that doubles as a couch, a composting toilet, and a small kitchen with a gas stove and sink. Outside is the shower, firepit, hammock, and outdoor dining area. The Madawaska is just a short trail walk away, where you’ll only find one other cabin across the river.      

An aerial view of the off-grid tiny house nestled in the forest.

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A-Frame Near Algonquin Park | Little McGarry Lake

This small A-frame with high ceilings sits on a peaceful lakeside property west of Maynooth. It sleeps two people and comes with a propane fireplace, small loft space, deck with a barbecue, and firepit. The modern washrooms are a short walk down a trail, as is the private dock on 1600 feet of waterfront. A canoe is available for free during the summer, while complimentary snowshoes are offered in the winter. Twenty-eight acres of hiking trails and hundreds of hectares of crownland are always at the ready.       

An interior shot of the bedroom in the A-frame house, complete with wood paneled walls and a wood stove.

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Cabin in the Trees | Musclow

No doubt you’ll become one with the forest at this 10-acre property near Bancroft, especially after a night in the top-floor bedroom of the newly-built cabin. Perfect for one or two people, the off-grid abode features a woodstove, wraparound deck, outdoor shower, outhouse, and a screened-in space with the kitchen and dining area. The two-person hammock is the perfect spot to stare off into the canopy and breathe deep.       

The exterior view of the cabin in the trees, built on a platform with stairs leading up to a wrap-around deck.

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Eco Forest Cabin | Albion Lake

Here is another forester’s paradise located near Bancroft, where you also get access to beautiful Albion Lake. The small, modern cabin has a loft, sleeps three, and is outfitted with a porch that’s perfect for birdwatching. There is a barbecue and washing station outside, as well as a firepit, outdoor tap for drinking water, and outhouse. You’ll be sharing the property with a cottage, but you’ll have full access to the lake, including a canoe that’s available to rent for $20/day.

An interior shot of the Eco Forest Cabin  showing the kitchen and a ladder leading to the loft.

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Solar-Powered Compound | Gilmour

There are actually three places to lay your head at this gorgeous 13-acre lakeside property: a main cabin, a yurt, and a bunky. Sleeping eight people in total, all of the dwellings are solar-powered. The main cabin has running and drinkable water, a fridge/freezer, a propane stove, an outdoor shower, and an outhouse with a compositing toilet. The yurt has a kitchenette and an indoor bathroom with a composting toilet, while the bunky has an outhouse. With lots of deck space and a big dock, this is the perfect spot for a unique group adventure.   

The exterior of the off-grid Solar-Powered Compound, a rectangular wood paneled building with a peaked roof over the entrance and a metal chimney.

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Tenting at Stoco Lake Lodge | Tweed

From hotel rooms to campsites, Stoco Lake Lodge is known for having accommodation options for everyone. Now that also includes glampers. Lakeside bell tents are clustered throughout the property and come with a deck, firepit, queen-sized bed, and fine linens, towels, and robes. The sandy beach is the big draw here, but there is also a restaurant and bar onsite, as well as a spa. Fishing boats, Sea-Doos, kayaks, and paddle boats are available to rent.        

A view of the stairs leading up to a platform on which a glamping tent rests with a view of the lake in the background.


Riverfront Egg Camper | Moira River

Go retro in a 1970s trailer located on a private beach in the pines. Though small, the yellow egg has everything two people need for an elevated off-grid camping experience, including a double bed and a kitchen. There is a firepit and outhouse here as well, plus a hammock and screened dining tent with a cooler. The propane barbecue is sufficient for a feast, but just make sure you take a load off afterwards in the Adirondack chairs with the river lapping around your ankles. 

The Riverfront Egg Camper is mustard yellow, surrounded by trees in a secluded area, with a door opening to a colourful outdoor rug.

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Glamping on the River | Moira River

Not far from the egg camper sits another glamping option on the Moira River. This one is a 16-by-16-foot canvas tent situated on a large property with several kilometres of wooded nature trails. The tent comes with a double bed, but you can add two available camp cots. The rest of the site has an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue and coolers, as well as a bathroom with a hot shower and a chemical toilet. The river area is a short walk away, but you’ll find a table, chairs, and barbecue there so that you can just chill riverside all day long.

An interior shot of the interior of a glamping tent furnished in a bohemian style with netting over the bed and cushions on the floor around a small table.

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Meditative Yurt Retreat | Lonsdale

This authentic and handcrafted Mongolian yurt is found north of Deseronto on a limestone ridge surrounded by mature forest. The simple off-grid setup includes a double bed, single bed, woodstove, firepit, and outhouse — just what’s needed for a mindful escape to nature. The nearby Salmon River, which is a 15-minute hike away, should help bring the Zen too.

An exterior shot of the yurt in the forest. The yurt is white and has a door covered in colourful mosaic designs.

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Quinn's of Tweed

345 Victoria St. North Tweed, Ontario K0K 3J0

Visitors often ask about the building and it’s name, Quinn’s of Tweed. In fact, tradition dictates that we keep, with honour,  the name Quinn’s of Tweed, the original name of the store and building. The Quinn’s of Tweed building is one of the town’s oldest and most beautiful historic stone structures, dating back to the 1880s. The twelve foot walls allow us to hang paintings in the traditional French salon style. You’ll marvel at the craftmanship of the ash and maple staircase, the old bookeeper’s office, and the stained glass that brings one back to an era when a handshake and promise were as good as gold – today, we still believe in those principles.

gaylord hardwood flooring

228 Victoria St N, Tweed, ON K0K 3J0

Charles Frederick McGowan sold the lot in 1907 to William James Lawrence for $600.00. Shortly thereafter Mr. Lawrence erected the building which still stands there today. He conducted a furniture business until 1912, when he sold the property to the Traders’ Bank of Canada, which within the year, was taken over by the Royal Bank of Canada. It operated out of the building until 1942, when the war forced consolidations and closures due to a lack of tellers (men). The property changed hands a couple more times before local Tweed family, Gaylord Forest Products secured the property in 2003. Since then, they have evolved every inch of the interior into an experience. Each room throughout the building is a real life ‘showroom’ from top to bottom; you simply have to see it to believe it. The stairwell in particular holds a lot of history!

Marmora and Lake Inn

Come as strangers. Leave as friends.

29 Bursthall St, Marmora, ON K0K 2M0

Experience the charm of our 1906 mansion, nestled in the village of Marmora, Ontario, an historic town celebrating 200 years in 2021. The large and stately home was built by Ed Shannon for lumber baron Henry Reginald Pearce (known as “Reginald”) and his family, who purchased the lot for $200. It remained a private family dwelling for many decades and eventually was converted to a Bed and Breakfast by Chris and Lilly Boldly.

It now operates as Marmora And Lake Inn B&B and boasts beautiful, spacious bedrooms with quaint old-world craftsmanship for a luxurious stay. Onsite amenities include an exceptional indoor swimming pool, bubbler tub, infrared sauna, large screen SMART TV’s in each room, wireless internet access throughout, and generous sized gathering rooms. And being a small town, the pool is open to the community and friends for a nominal fee (pre-booking is required).

Our guests enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast including locally baked breads and pastries, yogurt and fresh fruit, an extensive beverage and tea/coffee bar featuring a wide variety of flavours and blends. Great outdoor patio area for fair-weather relaxation and large private events.

Whether planning a romantic weekend for two, a small wedding, a family reunion or a week-long visit to bask in the natural beauty of the region, the Marmora And Lake Inn B&B will help make it a time to remember. (Please note that all bedrooms are on the upper levels and we don’t yet have accessibility assist.)