Lakeside cabins will soon be open for overnight guests in Hamilton


Published February 2, 2023 at 3:02 pm

Valens Lake in Hamilton, long a place to sleep under the stars, will soon have a bit of that Muskokas vibe year-round.

The Drumlin Cabins, which are a first-of-the-kind offering from the Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA), will be available for booking on Wednesday.

The HCA says the cabins are available in three unique layouts and have occupancy for one to six people. They offer a view of Valens Lake and vast conservation lands.

“The cabin concept to construction has been a long journey,” Gord Costie, HCA’s director of conservation area services, says. “And HCA is thrilled to reveal our first-ever roofed accommodation in a conservation area. We fully anticipate great interest and high demand for year-round cabin occupancy.”

Online reservations open at 7 a.m. on Feb. 8 — on a first-come, first-served basis.

The HCA adds that the cabins are built with pine walls, ceilings, and log furniture “for that authentic feel of being in the great outdoors.” The cabins’ amenities and furniture include beds, a kitchenette (with sink and fridge), a two-piece washroom, dining table, and baseboard heat. The exterior includes a propane barbeque, firepit, and two picnic tables.

The minimum stay is two nights, and the maximum is two weeks (14 nights). They can be made up to six months before arrival.

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(Cover photo: Hamilton Conservation Authority.)

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