Designed by award-winning Seattle-based architects Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, feast your eyes on this secluded retreat located in the Ontario wilderness. Named ‘The Bear Stand’, the home from home features modern master craftsmanship with traditional elements of Canadian indoor-outdoor cabin living.

Old Meets New at The Bear Stand Retreat in Canada

Located in the wild forests of the eastern Ontario Highlands, The Bear Stand’s streamlined timber and glass structure is a perfect blend of old and new. Clad in cedar siding and blackened fibre cement, the retreat offers a remote and private experience on almost 100 acres of natural beauty.

The two-storey Bear Stand can sleep up to 12 throughout its four bedrooms. A glazed front foyer offers expansive outward views into the forest, while the open plan ‘Great Room’ is arranged around a fireplace made from locally-sourced granite. A custom walnut stairway flanked by a slatted cedar wall leads to a cozy upper den and terrace, guest bedrooms and an expansive master suite with outdoor Japanese-inspired hinoki wood ofuro tub.


Outside, the luxury cabin feel continues with a private sauna, ofuro soaking tub, and hot tub. Cosy up around a roaring fire; relax, dine or recline on our expansive exterior deck; or sit porchside where ceiling-high wood-framed mesh screens, a granite fireplace and overhead heaters mean you’ll keep toasty all year round.


The abode is ideally located to explore the Haliburton Highlands. Explore thousands of pristine lakes and an abundance of trails for hiking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Visit some of Canada’s oldest provincial parks, quaint towns, craft breweries, farmer’s markets and local art studios.

The Bear Stand Retreat is available to book now where prices start at around £475 a night ($850). Head over to The Bear Stand Website for more details.


For some stunning nature a little closer to home, check out our travel guide to Derbyshire and the Peak District.



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