We stayed there for two nights August of 2016. We were in the dark sky preserve in the cabin that was outside of the actual viewing area. We simply walked to the large viewing area to get the full effect. Very nice views. No astronomer when we were there, but that was fine. Hardly anyone was in the dark sky area then so it was very quiet and peaceful.
In addition to the beds, the cabin included its own BBQ, outhouse , several large jugs of water, a propane stove, and propane lights. It had no running water but had a sink so we could use the water they supplied and heat it on the stove so we could clean our dishes. Adding a propane fridge would have been a nice touch as well. There were lots of ants in the cabin, unfortunately, so we ensured that we kept everything locked away. This is common in the country and I do not think they could do anything about it.
We did find it to be a bit confusing figuring out how to get to our cabin, especially at first, but after a while we figured it out.
Not an issue with the park itself but a testament to its remote location: we were having some issues with our cooler at the time and so we had to make a run for supplies and ice. I would suggest that people ensure that they are well stocked up on their supplies for the trip because the nearest town was not exactly close and the local stores we attempted to go to were basically empty or had no food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in Nature, Gordon's Park on Manitoulin Island has a B&B, camping sites, Tipis and Cabins available. We have an Educational Nature Centre and Hiking trails + an extensive summertime calendar of events. We're just 15 minutes from the ferry docks. ... more less