Algonquin Manitou Cottage
Relax in a comfortable cottage and canoe and hike right from your door! Relax in your comfortable cottage Take your first dip of the year and heat up in the floating sauna.
Join us on an Algonquin Park Log Cabin Adventure to howl for wolves, hike the Pathways of the Algonquin, canoe through the mist. Finish the day relaxing on the dock, in the sauna or in front of the fireplace. On top of the accommodation and meals, this Algonquin Park 3 day Log Cabin package features 3 fully-guided days of canoeing, hiking and interpretation of the Algonquin flora and fauna.
Monday- Wednesday & Friday-Sunday
“What an amazing place!! You will not be disappointed if you are looking for a weekend of hiking, plenty of canoeing and the most wonderful food!”
“One of the most amazing trips I have been on in the Canadian wilderness. We had great guides who were very knowledgeable about Canadian wildlife. The Log Cabin we stayed in was very beautiful, clean and felt like home. The food there was exceptional.”
It means that our cabin is not hooked up to grid electricity. We operate without the need for electricity aside from filling our water cisterns from our well, for which we use a generator.
Depending on your provider, you might receive one or two bars of service on your phone. There is no electricity and no Wifi. It is a 20 minute drive to the town of Trout Creek, where there is service.
There are two indoor bathrooms for the guests to use in the Log Cabin with flushing toilets. All of the water in the building comes from our well and is filtered for drinking before reaching the faucet.
There is a shower in the shower/sauna house which has been fitted with an electric pump on solar power to increase the water pressure.
Voyageur Quest’s guides are skilled outdoor professionals who ensure your canoe or cabin trip is an adventure of a lifetime. On top of being well versed in the natural and cultural history of Algonquin Park, our guides are warm, personable, and service-oriented. Most are graduates of post-secondary programs related to outdoor adventure and all possess industry certification in wilderness first aid, life-guarding, and canoe instruction.
You only need to bring your personal items: clothing, toiletries, and cameras. A complete list of what to bring will be emailed to your after booking.
Solo travelers are welcome! Our groups have up to 12 guests per trip. Everyone becomes fast friends while canoeing and hiking!
There are as many as 12 guests on each trip and three staff members. Our guests range in age and nationality, with the majority visiting from Europe. We do our best to sort our guests into like-demographics (ie: families together; adults together). It’s not unusual for guests to be trading emails at the end of their trips – it’s easy to make friends when you’re having so much fun!
You do not require any prior experience. We host a range of guests from first-timers to grizzled outdoors people every week. Our pace is relaxed and the objective is to have fun, slow down, and leave plenty of time to explore the beauty of the Algonquin area.
You should be able to be active for up to four hours (walking pace) at a time. While travelling in the backcountry, we make frequent stops for snacks, hydration, toilet, and to admire the gorgeous views!
We provide fresh and mostly whole-foods meals that are prepared with care and skill. Whether you are in the backcountry or in our Algonquin Log Cabin, you will be served appetizers, main courses, and desserts. Our guests are consistently impressed with our elevated cuisine. Please explain in detail any special dietary needs or allergies you might have during your booking. Kid-friendly foods are added to Family Trips.
We are happy to accommodate dietary requirements. For speciality diets such as vegan, dairy free or gluten free there is an additional cost. Please be sure to describe your requirement in detail when making your booking. For severe allergies, it is recommended that you bring two EpiPens with you.
Absolutely! (and enjoy responsibly!) Bring whatever you wish. Best advice is to bring a bag of ice with you as well. Remember: we are off grid – that means no fridge! We can provide you with a cooler to use for your stay.
Nearest locations to buy alcohol:
-Voyageur Quest’s Broken Patio. Located at Algonquin Park Access Point #1
-Magnetewan Distillery. Locally made craft spirits. Located in Sundridge
-Highlander Brewery. Locally made craft beers. Located in South River. Products sold in most local LCBOs and BeerStores
-LCBO and BeerStore. South River
-General Store. Trout Creek. Small selection
Specializing in Algonquin Park Canoe Trips, Lodge-Based Adventure Trips, and Private Cottage Rentals.