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Beyond the Giant Nature Retreats

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Our cabin was right on the shore of Black Bay, Lake Superior. Although we drove right to the cabin, there was no visisble sign of any nearby human activity or habitation other than the driveway. We stayed in the cabin called Eagle's nest. The resort is completely off the grid. Brenda's meals (included in the romantic getaway package) were delicious.

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1 Thank Bob V
Illinois
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Small retreat with only three cabins which are spaced nicely for privacy. Truly "off the grid" with wood stove heat and propane appliances, yet had everything we needed for a comfortable visit. Including a hot shower which was much appreciated after a long day of hiking. We were able to launch our kayaks into Black Bay (Lake Superior) and take... More 

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1 Thank SharonJKBL
Melbourne, Australia
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380 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Amazing time spent in Mystic. Literally right on Lake Superior. Off-the-grid living restored the soul. Bruce and Brenda were excellent hosts and full of stories and great suggestions. Don't rush the time with them though, they love to chat :-) Highly recommended IF available

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2 Thank itsBG
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2014

My husband and I live in Thunder Bay. We had three relatives visiting from Toronto and booked this cabin, as my sis in law from Toronto wanted very badly to hike up to the top of the Sleeping Giant. Hubby and I were slightly apprehensive as we are not accustomed to a holiday like this. Four or three star hotels... More 

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1 Thank 28Tbaygirl
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013

PROS: Beautiful setting , scenery and cabin. Friendly management. CONS: Not enough signage,too tall toilet,limited power.one 12 volt battery solar panel.Unablle to use my breathing machines.Would we go again? In a heartbeat!!11

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2 Thank Patricia66823
Duluth
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2013

So perfect. So peaceful. My family stayed "Beyond the Giant" for a few days in February. If braving winter, just remember you are truly off the grid: There was only a tiny wood stove to heat the cabin Mystic. Bruce--the ultimate host--already had it going by the time we arrived. It was definitely enough to keep us toasty, but you'll... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2012

If there is one thing that you should add to the top of your bucket list, its Beyond the Giant. Just returned from 8 amazing nights. Both Brenda and Bruce have done an outstanding job here in making sure that there is peace, tranquility, privacy, amenities and comfort...all the rest is supplied by nature. From Moonrise to Sunrise, how you... More 

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1 Thank J H
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2012

We stayed here for a week and were very pleased with the log cabin lodgings and hospitality. The hosts saw to our every need and were generous with local's tips. The cabin was beautiful, both rusty and comfy - well stocked with a full kitchen. We were kept well stocked with supplies (water, wood, etc.). Sunrise across the lake was... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2012 via mobile

I stayed with my husband, brother & sister in the Mystic cabin which had more than enough room. Love that they are Eco friendly & very private! The cabins have everything you would need for a comfortable stay. It is located on a beautiful inlet with gorgeous views. The owners are very friendly and make you feel at home. I... More 

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Winnipeg
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2012

Neither adventurous nor a risk-taker, I’m an anxious traveler. I like to know what I’m getting myself into before going anywhere. So it surprised me when I uncharacteristically booked a week stay at one of the eco-cabins at Beyond the Giant Retreat (http://www.beyondthegiant.ca) after only viewing the images and information on their website. However, although I’m an anxious, cautious traveler,... More 

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Additional Information about Beyond the Giant Nature Retreats

Address: Portage Dr, Shuniah, Ontario P0T 2M0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Shuniah
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Beyond The Giant Nature Retreats Ontario/Shuniah, Canada
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“Didnt see any of the other cabins, but would recommend Mystic regardless.”
 of 5 bubbles 28Tbaygirl, 31 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Ask about power availability”
 of 5 bubbles Patricia66823, 2 Sep 2013 | Read review
“I peeked in all of the cabins and they were equally beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles owlcrazy, 20 Mar 2013 | Read review
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