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Log Cabin Christmas

Log Cabin Christmas

$860+HST/person
4 Days 3 Nights Accommodation All Meals Guided Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing Excursions

Christmas Celeberations on Algonquin Park's northwest corner

Hang your stocking, sip home-made eggnog in front of the huge, stone fireplace. This 3-night Special Algonquin Log Cabin Christmas Adventure offers a sample of winter adventures including backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and skating on Surprise Lake. Our Algonquin Log Cabin offers intimate comfort: enjoy a wood-fired sauna and a hot shower, and the delights of our creative home-cooked Canadian feasts, such as fresh baked bread, wild salmon and a festive champagne Christmas brunch.

BEST CHRISTMAS PACKAGE IN ONTARIO as selected by Ontario Tourism and the Canadian Tourism Commission.

A Winter Dream

Far from the electrified noise, Christmas at the Algonquin Log cabin is a true winter dream. Quiet, peaceful, a fire burning- this is your gift. Snowshoe, ski, take in the stars. Unwind. Be as active as you like.

Festive Meals

Sip Eggnog, roast chestnuts on the open fire. Christmas Day brunch and Feast with all the classics. Cozy Log Cabin comfort. "Hygge".

What's included

Everything including 3 nights Log Cabin accommodation, festive meals and guided snowshoe and ski excursions

Winter Wonderland

Just enough active fun to blend perfectly with a Christmas celebration in the Algonquin wilderness. Snowsoe forest trails. Ski frozen lakes and Kitche Island.

No Experience Necessary

It is recommended that you can be active at a walking pace for up to 4 hours at a time.

Festive Meals

Christmas is a special celebration at the Algonquin log cabin with a festive menu that includes Christmas Eve special dinner, Christmas day brunch and a classic Christmas feast with all the trimmings.

All Equipment Included

Snowshoes, skis, poles and much more. You bring all your personal items such as clothing, toiletries and a book.

Dates and Rates

Availability

 

December 24-27, 2020 

 

 

Pricing & Options

Algonquin Dog Sled Ski & Snowshoe Adventure
Regular Season
$815+HST/person
  • 2 Nights Log Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Guided Dog Sledding, Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing Excursions
  • Wood-Fired Sauna
  • Services of a Wilderness Guide
  • Winter Equipment
Algonquin Log Cabin Christmas
Dec 24-27
$860+HST/person
  • 3 Nights Log Cabin Accommodation
  • All Festive Holidays Meals
  • Guided Excursions including Back Country Skiing, Snowshoeing and Broom Ball
  • Winter Equipment and Wood-Fired Sauna
  • Services of Wilderness Guides
  • Optional Dog Sled Excursion Available for Additional Rate
Algonquin New Years Eve Log Cabin Adventure
Dec 31-Jan 2
$675+HST/person
  • 2 Nights Log Cabin Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Guided Backcountry Skiing and Snowshoeing Adventure
  • New Year Celebrations
  • Services of Wilderness Guides
  • Option to add on Dogsledding Excursion

Trip Itinerary

Here's what you can expect on an average 4 Day Private Log Cabin Christmas. This is just an example; exact programming is subject to weather and guest preferences.

December 24 – Christmas Eve
Rendezvous at the Algonquin Log Cabin for a hearty bowl of soup and fresh baked bread at 12:30pm. After a tasty lunch, snowshoe to a forest lookout. Look for wildlife tracks and learn about Algonquin in winter. Christmas Eve includes our homemade “habitant” eggnog, wild salmon dinner, hanging of stockings, a moon lit bonfire, and a torch-lit ice skate.
December 25 – Christmas Day
Champagne Christmas brunch before departing for a backcountry ski across Surprise Lake and through the Kitchie Island forest. Warm up in the sauna and then enjoy a Christmas feast of turkey, Kawawaymog (Yorkshire) pudding and world famous Ontario ice wine. Relax after dinner in front of the massive Rumford fireplace.
December 26 – Boxing Day
More opportunities to back-country ski, snowshoe, toboggan, and enjoy the winter splendor.
December 27
“Harnesses”, “gee” and “ha”, “gang lines!” These are just a few of the expressions you learn in the dog sled orientation before mushing your own team of huskies on a dog sled day trip. Return to the dog yard around lunch time to unhook your team. Enjoy a hearty lunch from Sherri’s Diner for a taste of South River hospitality before your departure.

Client Testimonials

” It was an amazing experience in every way. The families we share the 4 days with were all lovely, the surroundings were beautiful, the activities were excellent, the food was unbelievable and the staff topped it all. I can’t recommend this enough.”

GZ 

 The team made sure this Christmas holiday was truly special: our cook Sage prepared delicious and healthy meals, Laramie taught us nordic skiing and took us on the frozen lake for beautiful hikes, Mauricio taught us how to walk with snowshoes so we could take walks in the snow in the forest, and was also our wildlife guide. Team, thank you for the wonderful memories we’ll cherish for a long time.

Isabelle 

FAQs for Algonquin Log Cabin

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.

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 was fitted with an electric pump on solar power to  offer solid water pressure. 

No.  There is no electricity and no Wifi.   There is  a cell phone repeater tower  within a 5 minute drive where you can get service.  

Yes you can drive right to the Log Cabin and the roads are plowed and are considered “snow roads”. Snow roads mean they are plowed into packed down snow which you are able to drive on! Snow tires are recommended. 

Voyageur Quest’s guides are skilled outdoor professionals who ensure your 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. 

You only need to bring your personal items: clothing, toiletries, and cameras. A complete list of what to bring will be emailed to you after booking.

Due to COVID-19 all Log Cabin trips during the pandemic will be considered private trips and no groups will be mixed.

Pre-COVID-19: There are as many as 12 guests on each trip and three staff members. Our guests range in age and nationality. 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 more specialty diets such as dairy free, vegan or gluten there is an additional charge.  Please be sure to describe your requirement in detail when making your booking. For severe allergies, it is recommended that you bring 2 EpiPens with you. 

Absolutely!   (and enjoy responsibly!)

Bring whatever you wish. Best advise 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

Are you ready? Book your adventure today!

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