Pack & Prep Suggestions

What to bring? Here is a list with some packing suggestions. This was created for Yurt (camping) guests but will also be useful for cabin guests. If you are staying in the cabin, bedding and towels are provided, as well as a convenience box containing dishes, cutlery, coffee mugs and drinking glasses.

What to do about food and meals? Some outdoorsy guests bring a camp stove or table-top BBQ to cook on and make their meals outside*. In summer, the campfire pit can also be used (there is a grill). But I find that most guests keep it simple and basically pack a cooler of prepared foods, perhaps including some things that can be easily reheated. Remember to bring pots, utensils, etc, but if you find you forgot something please ask!

You also have the option to arrange for breakfast brought out to the cabin/yurt and eat out for some of your meals. There are several eating spots in the local area plus lots of restaurants in Owen Sound. I’ve put together a list of nearby dining, take-out and food sources (also includes gas & convenience stores). This list is also found in the Guest Binder in your accommodation.

If you need a stove for cooking, I can loan you a 2-burner tabletop Coleman stove. You will need to bring your own propane canister (available at any Canadian Tire, Home Hardware, etc – click for sample image)

*Cooking is not permitted inside your accommodation. For outdoor cooking the cabin has a small table under the roof overhang, the yurt has a small work table nearby, sheltered by a tarp.

Advertisement (from Neil at Off Grid Retreat): Need a chest cooler? I have a lovely Igloo Laguna 45 litre cooler, used only once, which was when I found it didn’t fit as expected in my little Teardrop Trailer. Nearly new $10. See this Amazon listing for specs, though mine is blue not red.