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Algonquin Log Cabin and Cottage Outpost

Surprise Lake, Kawawaymog Lake, Ontario P0A 1X0 Canada
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Voyageur Quest operates 3 unique lodge properties at Algonquin Park's northwest corner: The Algonquin Log Cabin, The Algonquin Cottage Outpost and The Algonquin Island Retreat. The Algonquin Log Cabin offers 3-5 day adventures combining canoeing, hiking and wildlife interpretation. In the winter snowshoeing, back-country skiing and dogsledding. It is ideal for people looking for active adventure with rustic accommodation. Feast on tasty home-cooked meals, and relax with a sauna or in front of the fireplace. Our attention to service and learning is exceptional. Adventure enthusiasts can join a scheduled trip or book the Log Cabin exclusively for a group. The Algonquin Cottage Outpost features 3 solar-powered cottages and a menu of unique year-round adventures including the Adventure-for-Two and the Eco-Adventures. The Algonquin Cottage Outpost is booked as a whole in the summer season - ideal for large family vacations. Book accommodation only and do your own thing or add on guided excursions and/or meals. The Algonquin Island Retreat offers the perfect couples-only adventure vacation. A short paddle from the mainland, the island offers stunning views, the perfect setting for romance. Custom adventures are designed for special events at all properties.
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Free parking
Sauna
Canoeing
Hiking
Fishing
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
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Private beach
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Non-smoking rooms
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Surprise Lake, Kawawaymog Lake, Ontario P0A 1X0 Canada
Algonquin Log Cabin and Cottage Outpost
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North Bay Airport
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Charles R wrote a review Apr 9
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It was fabulous. The guides were super conscientious when taking us out on excursions. They were flexible with the activity and scheduling. The food was very well prepared. Voyageurquest accommodated special dietary requirements. A great weekend.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Markus S wrote a review Feb 2024
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We did a Winter adventure trip with friends organized by Voyageur Quest. It was perfectly organized and we had amazing guides. The activities, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, dog sledding, polar bear dip, were excellent. The cabin was quite luxurious and the guides prepared delicious food. We had an amazing time, also for our teenage kids. The head guide Mauricio was outstanding, well informed about nature background facts.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Chayash wrote a review Jan 2024
Miami, Florida1 contribution
That was one of the best weekends we have had in the past few years. The team was unbelievably helpful. Mauricio, Andrew, Mason, Baris, and Emily made these few days so memorable. The food was amazing even for the vegetarian guys. They knew how to navigate between the different people in the group and how to get the kids engaged. Do not give up the polar bear dip!! it is the best
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Henry F wrote a review Aug 2023
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What a great vacation on Hondoo Island with three teens! The cottage is spectacular - with lake vistas from every room. Lying in bed at night, you can hear the water lapping on the shore and the loons calling. Rooms are nicely decorated and very lake luxurious. I haven't slept so well in months! The high vaulted ceilings mean you can see the sky from in the cottage which we loved. Perfect for a family or a gang of friends - ample room for everyone to find a cozy place to read. The dining room with screened windows was also the site of a few family board games, one indoor dinner when it was raining and some work calls - internet was perfect for video calls - but this is to be discouraged given the beautiful environment to relax (a few of the rooms have desks - for those wanting to work from home for a week - this is the place to do it - you won't want to return to your bricks and cement views!!) The deck has a couch to curl up on while watching the sunset (if you're not on the dock roasting marshmallows on the fire pit) and we ate as many meals as possible on the large outdoor table, fit with candles and an awning. The sunsets are spectacular. The lake is quiet - people here mostly like the SUP, canoeing and sailing - you are not in the middle of a motor parade at all - only a few jet-skis on the lake; mostly pontoon boats for quiet evening cruising. We appreciate this and it makes it worth the extra hour north of Muskoka. Those who like to fish will love the island as this is where the bass were hanging out when we were there! Literally at the water's edge. Lots of excitement when there was something on the line. Kids used the SUP, kayak, and canoes. They also went for a hike (Moose Mountain - one of many Forgotten Trails Association hikes within 15 minutes of the parking lot where you leave your car) . The trails are well marked. The owners made the floating sauna across the bay available to us which was a bonus. A nice paddle over, jump in the lake and then sweat in the sauna! We had a morning swim every day we were there - swimming from the dock in this lake is divine. The water is clear and clean. The kitchen was very well equipped - home made pizzas, breakfast muffins, BBQs, morning coffees on the dock, and microwave popcorn were on the menu. While we didn't use the washing machine, it was nice to be able to dry the towels in the dryer on the 1 rainy day we had. But the sun and breeze on the lake nicely dried everything on the line most days. We spent most of the time outside enjoying beautiful summer days but decided this would be a fabulous place to gather in the fall to watch the seasons change! Tom Thomson apparently liked to paint on this lake. I'm not surprised. The skies here are expressive and expansive, frequently dotted with herons and hawks! It feels miles and miles from the city. But in reality, its an easy drive straight north from Toronto. Staff are very helpful. Worried about solar power? don't be - if you follow basic conservation rules, you will not notice. All the amenities including the Wifi - worked well. We would rent this place again in a flash, with family or perhaps some friends for an adult get-away weekend. Thanks for making it available to us. Blair from Toronto
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Cheryl wrote a review Mar 2023
Toronto, Canada4 contributions7 helpful votes
Our three-day company (16 people) offsite was fantastic. We were in the main cabin and the outer cabin, both accommodations were cozy and comfortable. The food was plentiful and delicious, and they are more than willing to accommodate special dietary needs. The guides are incredibly knowledgeable and very flexible to our schedule and wishes. This was a wonderful experience, and I would recommend it for company gatherings where the group is willing and able to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful Algonquin surroundings.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Glucky1976 wrote a review Jan 2022
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
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Our 3 generation family of 16 spent 4 blissful winter days off the grid at the log cabin between Christmas and New Years. The staff- Beris, Pablo, Kiera and Paul- were engaging, accommodating, fun and made our experience there top notch. Outdoor activities included Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, skating, “winter games,” nighttime broom ball, sled luging, and, not for the faint of heart, polar plunging! All is this was planned and organized by the excellent crew of staff. The cabin is cozy and rustic and the meals were exactly the type of nourishing comfort food you like to have after a day outdoors. Thank you Voyageur Quest!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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ashleygluck wrote a review Jan 2022
Hilton Head, South Carolina7 contributions2 helpful votes
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Our 3 generation family of 16 stayed at Voyager Quest cabin for 4 amazing days after Christmas. It was a magical holiday, off the grid retreat filled with lots of winter fun, cozy accommodations, fantastic service and great staff/guides! Barris was a great guide and led our family with various activities ensuring our safety, our fun and educating us along the way. Kiera was a rock star with 8 kids ages 4-12 and quickly earned the title of camp counselor and coach as she made every activity with the kids fun and exciting. Pablo was a super friendly guide who also ensured our family had fun and was entertained. And Paul was great in the kitchen preparing all our meals and offering a diverse menu of food during our stay. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend quality time with family in the beautiful Canadian wilderness. It was an experience we won’t forget and has left us with memories for a lifetime! Thank you team Voyager Quest!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Richard L wrote a review Jan 2019
Hobart, Australia11 contributions
This was a return trip to VoyageurQuest. We had been there in the summer of 2013, and spent a great deal of time on the lake and in the sauna (simultaneously). The kids were 5 years older (16 and 18), and were hesitant about missing the warm Australian summer holiday to spend with their parents in a cold Canadian winter. What an amazing time. After our initial consternation about driving in Canadian winter conditions and problems finding the place - we thought we knew where we were going again - Emily from VQ tracked our vehicle down from the sound of it on the road, and then invited us back to our "shack" with a warm fire, and hot drinks - before quickly giving us time to put on the skis and snowshoes she had set out, for a trek across the lake (Kawawaywog). Next day we again donned the skis and snowshoes to enjoy the snow at our own pace, and in unforgettable winter conditions. Emily generously dipped into one of her Christmas presents to fortify our coffee before going out in the afternoon, and then had cheese, pickles and charcuterie, and cocktails on our return. After which we proceeded to the sauna, and did what only comes natural by rotating between jumping in the snow, and running back into the heat. The next day involved dog-sledding, and I keep thinking that I thought I was in shape, until I spent the day doing that, followed by another sauna. It was another unforgettable experience which we were grateful to have been able to do. As we left on the final day, the comments from the backseat of the car I recall included: "This place keeps exceeding my expectations." and "Somehow, I think I'll be back here." Thanks to Emily, John and the team for their hospitality.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Taylorandcompany wrote a review Dec 2018
London, United Kingdom15 contributions2 helpful votes
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This was our family’s fifth year at the winter log cabin, and 9 years since our first summer trip with VQ. Every time it’s been a highlight of our year. The winter cabin in particular is magical — a rustic winter wonderland, with delicious food, excellent guides and total disconnection from civilisation and city life. (Although warm and cosy, bear in mind there is no electricity!) Marc-Andre, Heather and Emily were a particularly wonderful team in 2018. We can’t wait to continue the tradition!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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LightPacker583941 wrote a review Oct 2018
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Accompanied my son and friends who outfitted for a canoe trip to Lake Manitou. I stayed behind to explore the area and to photograph autumn colours. I was delighted with the friendly reception of the staff, an extremely comfortable and well-equipped cottage for a one night stay, and delicious meals. Fortunately I had access to a car to explore the back roads and lakes in pursuit of the bounty of colour. The moose remained elusive but I will be returning in the spring to try again to photograph loons and moose.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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algonquin cottage outpost and the algonquin log cabin hotel algonquin park
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Algonquin Log Cabin Lodge
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CanadaOntarioNortheastern OntarioKawawaymog Lake
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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What are some of the property amenities at Algonquin Log Cabin and Cottage Outpost?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a sauna, and barbeque facilities.
What food & drink options are available at Algonquin Log Cabin and Cottage Outpost?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Algonquin Log Cabin and Cottage Outpost?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Algonquin Log Cabin and Cottage Outpost?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Algonquin Log Cabin and Cottage Outpost located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Kawawaymog Lake.