Tipi Experience in Northern Ontario
The Buffalo Farm is a gorgeous eco-farm situated on 500 of the most beautiful acres imaginable directly on the northern cusp of Algonquin Park near Mattawa, Ontario. The Amable du Fond River winds its way back and forth for two kilometres across the most remote part of the farm. Spaced out along the river are three unique, hand-crafted structures available for rent – The Buffalo Farm Tipi, The Algonquin Yurt and the Little Algonquin Tiny Home. The farm is a sanctuary for rescued buffalo and a cornucopia of wild creatures.
Winter time offers an amazing silence under its pearl-white blanket. Snuggle in with a cup of hot cocoa and stay perfectly warm inside the tipi’s insulated shell. You will be plenty warm at night under flannel sheets and cozy duvets. Take excursions to the local parks, to the picturesque nearby town of Mattawa with its Mount Antoine (Ontario’s second-highest ski hill) or to some of the best ice fishing anywhere.
Fall is also a very special time with its tapestry of brilliant colour as far as the eye can see. It is a favorite time for nature photography, bird watching, hiking and canoeing. A crisp early-morning canoe on the river is an absolute must as the rising sun gradually dispels the night’s lingering fog.
Mostly you will enjoy cooking outside over an open fire. You will find cooking grills, cast iron pots, a tea kettle, French press, cutlery and crockery, an antique wash basin and a generous supply of wood for cooking and warmth. But, by all means, please do bring any special cooking utensils you may need. (Please note that while COVID regulations are in effect we are temporarily not allowed to provide these cooking implements, nor bedding and pillows.)
All in all, The Buffalo Farm Tipi is the ideal escape – perfect for meditating, reflecting, connecting with nature, reading, writing, art and music making, napping, holding ceremony, deepening your relationship with spouse, family or friends.