Cottagecore vibes are strong at Ontario’s Kabin Tapoke, the first outpost of hospitality company Wild Kabins, located in the Minden Hills.
Wild Kabins Co launched the new-built timber hideaway earlier this year, with two more cabins scheduled to launch in Haliburton in spring 2023 and early 2024. Kabin Tapoke is around two hours drive from downtown Toronto and is built within the trees, high above the shore of Moore Lake.
Rustic vibes get a contemporary twist inside the cottage – think floor-to-ceiling glass, pitched timber ceilings, black steel accents and modern furniture. A massive fieldstone fireplace takes pride of place in the living room, and there is a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces, each with its own character.
Kabin Tapoke sleeps up to 10 guests and is available to rent via Airbnb for $989 per night. It’s envisaged as a year-round retreat that adapts to the seasons, with a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces, including a 60-ft-long terrace and screened porch for hammocking. Steps lead down to the waterfront from the rear of the house, where there’s another deck with big Muskoka chairs – and a floating deck on the lake for swimming and kayaking along the shoreline.
During colder months, views are best enjoyed from the huge picture windows or while drinking hot apple cider in the outdoor hot tub. Kabin Tapoke also has a sauna and a fire pit for cosy nights spent stargazing and toasting s’mores.