Ontario Getaway features Scandinavian-style cabins with spectacular lake views
A new getaway to Northern Ontario offers modern cabins perched on a bluff overlooking Georgian Bay and the La Cloche Mountains.
Ten Mile Point Accommodations is on Manitoulin Island with four cabins and two more that open in the spring, owners Laura and Blair Hagman told blogTO. Three of the cabins are available for winter rental – so you don’t have to wait until summer for a vacation.
“They are all modern, in style, much like the Scandinavian experience of the North in terms of design,” says Blair.
The design is simple and elegant with huge windows for guests to take in the view. The location is next to the Ten Mile Point lookout, a well-known spot on Manitoulin Island for breathtaking views.
“It’s one of the highest points in Manitoulin overlooking all of Georgian Bay,” says Blair. “And so you’re sort of at a bird’s eye view, basically looking out the windows and decks towards Georgian Bay.”
The three new cabins are named after birds.
The Sandhill sleeps six in two bedrooms and offers sunrise and sunset views from the living room with floor-to-ceiling windows or from the outdoor patio and seating area.
Osprey House has one bedroom with the same beautiful views
The Raven House is a 260 square foot, non-winterized cottage designed by RAW Design of Toronto.
The original cabin on the property – Ten Mile Point Cottage sleeps five people in three bedrooms. Laura and Blair have rented this cottage for two years but came up with the idea of creating modern cottages on the cliff.
“When we built the original chalet, when we bought the property, we had the vision to be able to do what we do,” says Laura.
Laura and Blair met in the Northwest Territories 10 years ago while working as teachers. They decided to return to Ontario to raise their two children closer to home. Laura continues to teach full time in grades 4 and 5 and Blair runs the Manitoulin Brewery Company.
Following trends in modern architecture for cabins around the world, Laura and Blair decided they wanted a clean design that emphasized the natural surroundings.
“We love their modern look and… that kind of simplistic design, but also the main thing is to have large windows to enhance the view.”
Each cabin has a fire pit to sit and enjoy the view and stargazing at night.
For those who want to take a drive, Manitoulin Island has many natural attractions such as Bridal Veil Falls, which freeze over during the winter and visitors can walk underneath, as well as the Cup and Saucer Trail.