Yurt Experience in Northern Ontario

The Space

The Yurt Experience in Northern Ontario gives what urban living starves us for – a deep swig of wilderness, getting disentangled and entirely out of touch, inspiration to delight in life and in each other, feeling human again. Hidden in a secluded river bend, the handmade structure is quaintly reminiscent of fairy tale dwellings deep in the forest. Inside you are embraced by a lattice cocoon of locally-collected balsam saplings. Cosy wood burning stove in winter. Screened cabana in summer.

Hidden out of sight, our 25-ft handcrafted yurt sits on a beautiful, PRIVATE lazy river in the middle of a 500-acre farm on the northern cusp of Algonquin Park. The beauty of the natural world is all-encompassing. Winter, one of our most glorious seasons, has finally arrived with its amazing beauty and outdoor activities for our guests to enjoy.

Perfect for couple getaways, solo retreats or small groups up to four adults, the yurt is tucked in a very secluded bend of the Amable du Fond River and surrounded by the majestic forest. It is entree to a classic Canadian wilderness experience . Now that it’s winter, return from enjoying the whitest of wonderlands to cosy warmth beside the wood burning stove wrapped in an insulating wool felt shell – plenty warm even on the coldest winter nights. See below for lots of winter activities on The Buffalo Farm and its surrounding vicinity.

This accommodation is suitable for individual guests or groups up to four adults. A tent can be pitched beside the yurt to accommodate larger numbers. PLEASE NOTE that the yurt is reserved for groups of two or more and a minimum of two days on weekends from June through September. The price listed on the Airbnb calendar is for the first adult guest and children under 2. There is an extra charge for all additional guests. Prices as listed include HST.

Things to do

A stay at the Buffalo Suite is a unique adventure in the heart of the Canadian wilderness. No matter the weather, there are endless ways to enjoy Northern Ontario both within the property and the surrounding area!

  • Algonquin Park (campsite, canoe trips, kayak trips, swimming, and fishing)
  • Algonquin North Outfitters (kayak and canoe rentals, for guided trips call: 705-744-3265)
  • Lake Kioshkowi (fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking)
  • Samuel De Champlain Provincial Park (great hiking trails with stunning scenic views!)

Winter offers an amazing silence under its pearl-white blanket. Snuggle in with a cup of hot cocoa and stay warm with the wood-burning stove, insulated wood floor and inside insulated shell. You will be warm at night with the upkeep of the wood stove, under quality sheets and cozy duvets. Take excursions to the local parks with snowshoes, 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.

  • Snow shoes for Rent here! Explore the Property!
  • Ice fishing – Big Moose Camp ( call 705-752-3738)
  • Ice fishing/Ice bungalows ( call 1-888-461-5017)

In any season, take a curated excursion to our animal sanctuary. Get up-close and personal with our rescued horses and young Buffalo. Learn about these inspiring animals and their individual stories to overcome the abuse they experienced before coming under our care. Many guests cite this excursion as a really moving part of their visit to The Buffalo Farm. A donation of $30 per adult per hour is requested for the upkeep of the animals. Please book upon arrival.


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