CARIBOU RUN - 2300 sq ft Log Cabin Sleeps 16 Sauna

Entire cabin hosted by Gary & Bev

  1. 16 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 12 beds
  4. 1.5 bathrooms
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Experience the rustic beauty of CARIBOU RUN on Upper Harris Lake north of Pointe au Baril. Located just 2½ hours north of Toronto, and a one minute boat ride from the marina, is a restful oasis of peace. Large spacious rooms with plenty of charm and aesthetic warmth await you in this well appointed cabin. Handcrafted from 8” square logs and chinking, the main kitchen, living and dining area with 10 & 12’ ceilings provides more than ample room for large or multiple families to gather.

The space
Tastefully furnished with numerous vintage and antique pieces, Caribou Run is a uniquely relaxing place to spend your vacation. Enjoy separate living and dining areas inside or on the renovated, fully enclosed porch affording beautiful views of the sparkling lake. The porch dining area has an extendable table that seats a large group, and the round dining table inside seats 6. Use the 7 seater kitchen pine bar for additional table seating or as a spacious buffet bar. The kitchen is well equipped with a waffle iron, slow cooker, rice cooker and other amenities listed elsewhere. As coffee lovers, we have a coffee grinder, coffee maker, Nespresso, press, as well as stainless carafes. Travel mugs keep your beverage of choice hot for the trek to the dock to take in the peace of a sunrise or sunset.

Caribou Run disperses large groups very well, providing numerous spaces for games, visiting or relaxing with a book. None of the bedrooms share a wall, optimal for privacy and children settling quickly at bedtime. Adults can relax with a group game on the porch, a movie or the X Box without disturbing sleeping children who are tired after a day filled with swimming and games.
Our recently added pine lined electric sauna provides a wonderful place to relax followed by a refreshing jump in the lake.
A large dock provides plenty of room for swimming, boating and water sports. Two kayaks and a canoe are provided as well as an aluminum boat and electric trolling motor. There are life jackets on hooks outside the cabin (please make sure they don’t travel home with you by mistake).
PLEASE NOTE: A Pleasure Craft licence is required to operate the boat & motor.
If you are not bringing your own watercraft, you will need to arrange a water taxi with marina staff in advance (cost not included in rental).
Additional watercraft (pontoon boats, canoes, kayaks) are available for rent at the marina (prearrange to ensure availability).

Harris Lake is a beautiful mid size lake that connects with the Magnetawan River through navigable waterways, a 10 minute boat ride from the cabin. The lake provides excellent swimming, boating and fishing (bass, pickerel, pike) and is a ideal place for a peaceful canoe ride. The Magnetawan River is a favourite place to take a boat trip, jump off the cliff rock, or swim in the rapids at the waterfall.


Caribou Run is built on a unique geothermic concept constructed primarily of natural log, wood and rock materials founded on pre-Cambrian cap rock. Some areas of the cottage have natural rock features built into living areas.

Legend has it that the large caribou on the kitchen wall raced down from the north so fast that he came right through the east wall of our log cabin. There he remains to this day. Once you’ve experienced Caribou Run, we think you’ll want to stay a while too.

What this place offers

Lake view
Private sauna
Pets allowed
Free washer – In building
Free dryer – In building
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Pointe au Baril, Ontario, Canada

At Pointe au Baril on Highway 69, you will find two great fish and chip stand options (the one on the West side has ice cream!), and there is an extensive bait store beside the one on the East side. Worms are also available at the Marina.

Turn West at the Fish and Chip stands, to find Pointe au Baril. They have a Home Hardware store with an extensive grocery section, although pricier than in town and water refills are free at the Pointe au Baril Community Center (take the empties with the center white cap).

The Marina also stocks some grocery basics in case you run out.

In Pointe au Baril beside the Community Center, there is a nursing station that is open Mon-Thu 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm, and Fri 8 am-12 noon. Remember your OHIP card! For more serious concerns, the West Parry Sound Hospital is your closest option. In case of a dire emergency, call the Britt ambulance and inform the marina so they can direct the EMTs.

For pet emergencies, there are a couple of vet clinics in Parry Sound.

While in the area, enjoy a 30 minute trip to beautiful Parry Sound, book a ride on the Island Queen cruise on Georgian Bay, and enjoy shopping, dining and golf options. A personal favourite is eating on the patio overlooking Georgian Bay at Tailwinds, where you can see the Island Queen Ferry, as well as planes that are used for flight tours of the area.

We are an hour south of Sudbury, Science North and the Big Nickel. Twenty minutes north of us is a Tim Hortons in a large gas station; the French River Trading Post is a bit beyond that.

Hosted by Gary & Bev

  1. Joined in July 2019
  • 13 Reviews
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Bev and I have lived in Canada, Cambodia and had long stays in Thailand for work. During that time we had the opportunity to travel many exciting places but would rent a cottage each summer for a family reunion where cousins could play and we could all unplug from our daily lives and reconnect. When we returned to life in Canada, we wanted to find a place where we could gather regularly as a family and build lasting memories together. Caribou Run was purchased and furnished to fulfill that dream. As we can’t spend all the time we’d like here, we decided to offer our space to other families to make their own lakeside memories too. Besides swimming and fishing, you’ll find a large variety of family games, movies both for kids and adults, and an XBox 360 with a large variety of games for rainy days and evenings inside. If you are here at the right time, you’ll find a harvest of wild raspberries right outside our door. So check out the photos and see if you can picture your family here.
Bev and I have lived in Canada, Cambodia and had long stays in Thailand for work. During that time we had the opportunity to travel many exciting places but would rent a cottage ea…


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Request Laing parking tag from Marina office. Caribou Run is Dock #26, directly across from the Marina (you should recognize it from the photos).
Self check in with code (see Check-In Instructions under Arrival Details). See driving directions under Post-Booking details. Owners will be available for help or inquiries by AirBNB text.
Request Laing parking tag from Marina office. Caribou Run is Dock #26, directly across from the Marina (you should recognize it from the photos).
Self check in with code (see…
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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Check out: 1:00 pm
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

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