[mk_page_section bg_image=”https://porterlake.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/05/cabine-night-screen.jpg” bg_position=”center center” bg_stretch=”true” video_color_mask=”#000000″ video_opacity=”0″ full_width=”true” full_height=”true” skip_arrow=”true” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”39″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1622690730835{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Porter Lake Wilderness Retreat, your natural getaway in the quiet calm of an off-grid cabin on an undisturbed private lake. Located in the unorganized Patterson township 3 1/2  hours North of Toronto.

Your turn could be next.

Stretch out in front of the wood stove or on the screened-in porch to enjoy the view across the lake at windswept pines, hemlocks, and cedars. Better yet, jump in or wet a paddle in Porter Lake, a spring-fed back-country jewel on the outer edge of the French River water basin.

Access to the cabin is via a floating corduroy road, viable for a four-by-four vehicle three months of the year, but we recommend walking the mile back through long-abandoned homesteads and the farm fields of your host Peter Learn, a seasoned traveller who takes pride in his guests’ enjoyment.

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  • Restoule, Ontario, Patterson Township, Parry Sound District
  • Latitude:  45° 59′ 52.7″ (45.998°) north
  • Longitude:  79° 47′ 15.4″ (79.7876°) west
  • Elevation:  260 metres (853 feet)
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      Second time on the lake, love this place!

    thumb Mike
    3/08/2020

      This was our third trip to this fantastic cabin. The location is perfect for the winter, on a private lake that is quiet and scenic. The ice fishing and cross country skiing is fantastic. The cotrage itself is perfectly rustic, with all you need for a winter adventure.

    thumb Martin
    3/01/2020

      This is an absolutely beautiful place and if you love quiet, privacy and solitude, look no further. We spent three nights there at peak autumn leaves and it was absolutely stunning!
    It should be noted though that a high-clearance vehicle, preferably with 4 wheel drive is needed to get to the cabin. It adds to the experience an makes the place all the more private, but don't show up in a hatchback!

    thumb Derek
    10/07/2019

      Our third year at Porter lake was another restful and peaceful time. Anyone looking for a place to get away, and who isn't opposed to "glamping" should definitely check this place out.

    thumb Kristina
    9/08/2020
[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”HISTORY” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1622690853360{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]It was 1988 when a red Forerunner bounced Greg Cromwell’s heart into this remote corner of Northern Ontario bush and left it there. At the time there was no cabin, barely a clearing and a road carved through the gravel banks of the granite ridge.

Through fast friendships, rugby bulldog determination, focus from his bride Alison and inspiration from Porter herself, the cabin and trails took hold on the old homestead parcel of land. Coming in the road the remains of the original homestead log barn can clearly be seen atop a hill overlooking the sawmill site where only the pond to power it remains.

Today Alison and Greg call Australia home allowing others to retreat to Porter Lake where their friend of nearly 30 years, Peter Learn greets them at the neighbouring family farm.

Born and raised on a farm with thousands of acres of bush for a backyard, a more seasoned guide than Pete won’t be found in the area.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”AMENITIES” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1622690925610{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]We are proud to offer new mattresses and box springs to make sure you don’t miss a wink of sleep in the off-grid cabin. The washroom is outside but it’s civilized, we promise.

A wood heating stove compliments the propane cooking stove in the kitchen with gravity-fed water and propane lights. Or try baking a pie on the screened-in front porch barbecue. Better yet do it on the campfire, we dare you.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”ACTIVITIES” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1622690972579{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Swimming, kayaking, canoeing, skiing, fishing, hiking, bird watching, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, trail riding, snowmobiling, yoga and of course just relaxing. If there’s something specific you’d like a hand with, give us some notice and we’d be happy to see what we can do.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_contact_info title=”Get in Touch” phone=”+1 (705) 493-2311″ email=”[email protected]” address=”506 Hawthorne Drive, Restoule, Ontario” person=”Peter Learn and Greg Cromwell” company=”Porter Lake Inc.”][vc_gmaps link=”#E-8_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”][mk_contact_form title=”Contact Us” email=”[email protected]” phone=”true” el_class=”Address”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/e_yRRCUBHcM”][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/loUIvVVAYgg”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][/vc_row]