It’s time to share with you another cosy tiny cabin getaway! This summer has been all about going in search of unique stays close to nature and this time, I booked this place in Glen Huron, Ontario.
Since Sam was away visiting family in New Brunswick, I decided to invite my sister Arielle for a fun weekend out in the woods.
The cabin I rented was located about 1 hour and 40 minutes north of Toronto, and we purposely took the scenic way there. Sure, we could’ve hopped on the highway and been there in no time, but we opted for country roads lined with farms, pastures, and lots of cows and sheep.
Cosy Tiny Cabin Getaway in Glen Huron
The place I chose was this custom-built tiny cabin, which is actually located on the same property as The Glen Huron Inn. We just had to drive down a grassy field, past a Christmas tree farm, and our place was tucked in the forest like something out of a tale.
This place was super cute and whimsical. As we drove up, the first thing I noticed was the colourful birdhouses in all shapes and sizes, the sparkly Christmas ornaments hanging from the branches, and the fairy lights strung along the trees. I kind of felt like I had stumbled upon Hansel and Gretel’s gingerbread house all covered in candy and frosting.
This tiny cabin getaway was what Canadian cottage dreams are made of! The interior had lots of natural wood, red-and-black plaid, and more fairy lights.
On the ground floor, we had the living area, a cosy dining nook (which could easily double as an office), and a bathroom with a compost toilet and a shower! I repeat, A SHOWER!
I did a lot of tiny house stays this summer, and this was the one and only time I encountered a shower – quite the luxury, if you ask me! There was also an outhouse, so two toilets to choose from.
Then, there was a step ladder that led up to this tiny loft where the bed was located. I was pleasantly surprised that the ceiling was high enough to sit upright (as long as you were in between the beams). It was also nice having a big horizontal window to enjoy the views; I felt like I was staring out into a postcard.
The outdoor patio was super charming with a nice seating area for four. It had been raining just before our arrival, so we didn’t get to enjoy it, but can you imagine this place in autumn with the changing foliage and a nice cup of hot chocolate in hand?!
Hiking in Ontario
Soon after our arrival, my sister and I decided to make tacos as a late lunch / early dinner. We were lucky enough to have cooked the meat at home because once we arrived at the tiny cabin, we realized we only had a toaster oven and a grill to work with, so thankfully that worked out. It’s best to plan simple meals for these getaways!
Later that afternoon we attempted to hike the trail at our doorstep. Now, I will say that summer in Ontario, isn’t the best time to venture out into nature. We put on long pants, long sleeves, and covered ourselves in repellant, but the mosquitoes decided our faces and ears were prime locations for their attack. Hence, we probably lasted a grand total of 2 minutes on the trail before we had to turn around and run back to the cabin!
We just visited at the wrong time of year, however, if you plan your trip right, you might be able to enjoy the deer, rabbits, and wild turkeys that live in the nearby woods.
Nearby Places To Visit
Another reason to stay in this cosy tiny cabin is that it’s located right next to Devil’s Glen Provincial Park, which connects to the Bruce Trail. The Bruce Trail is Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath, and it stretches 900 kilometres from the Niagara River to the tip of Tobermory.
That evening, we opted to have a movie night in the cabin. We watched Night at the Museum 2 for something fun and lighthearted and then Alice in Wonderland, which was a darker fantasy than I expected.
And then we called it a night!
The following morning, was a very big day! My sister and Arielle and I drove over to my other sister Ashley’s house, where we met her newborn baby. This is the first nephew in the family, so we were beyond excited to meet little Sebastian who is just the cutest. You’ll catch the emotional meeting at the end of the video.
So that was our cosy cabin getaway in Glen Huron. If you’d like to see some of the other Ontario tiny houses we’ve stayed in so far, you can check out this off-grid cabin and this tiny container home.
See you soon with some more fun, local adventures around Ontario!