We read about it but these days it’s hard to find. A quiet chalet surrounded by Canada’s natural beauty, the lake on both sides of the peninsula and lots of forest trails to explore on foot or bicycle. This retreat is situated in Ontario’s, Presqu’ile Provincial Park, an easy one-and-a-half-hour drive east of Toronto and west to Kingston.
The nearest town is Brighton, 10 minutes away with its antique store, Waddington's Auction House and Mrs. B's Old Fashioned Candy Store and more. Cobourg and Belleville are only 40 minutes away. There is plenty of natural inspiration for any painter, photographer or writer. Birders are known to come far and wide to see nature’s splendor. Come and find your uplifting motivation.
We are not a drop in Bed and Breakfast open to the public. We are a retreat taking reservations from amateur and professional artists, writers, photographers; birders are always welcome. We provide a quiet, smoke-free and child-free, inspiring haven for you to work on your unfinished manuscript, paint or photograph in the park or just rejuvenate by relaxing on one of the many park beaches or on the back deck.
CCLA Art and Lit Fest
discount to exhibitors during the festival
Kim is the Property Manager for a cottage on the lake.
See Huge Acorn Cottage.
House For Rent
Writer, Artist Paradise!
We have our house up for rent for 4 months - November 1 to March 1
Pets and children are welcome – no indoor smokers!
$1,200.00 per month, plus utilities.
The house is two stories with three bedrooms, a full basement, though the basement is a basic utilitarian set up with laundry and workshop. There is a basement entrance to back yard - ski out the back door into the provincial park. The basement office will not be part of the rental. The two bedrooms upstairs share a two piece bathroom - see pictures above.
The first floor has a large master bedroom in the front of the house - almost 20 X 20 feet. There is a large kitchen, dining room, living room that looks through picture windows past the large deck to Presqu'ile Provincial Park. There is a wood stove with a glass front door and a wide screen LCD TV with DVD and antenna. (The Brighton library has movie loans for free.)
The road is fully ploughed all winter as a school bus and mail delivery route.
Hmm, what else should we tell you about the house? Email us with questions.