Idylwild Cottage provides a rare opportunity to host large gatherings a mere stone’s throw from the lake, with the ability to sleep up to 19 people, there is plenty of room for your family and friends to come together in this idyllic natural setting.
Nestled beneath the agricultural expanse of Huron County you’ll find Idylwild Cottage, with 450 feet of frontage on the Eighteen Mile River. This cozy 5 bedroom cottage is situated in a rolling grassy valley in a landscape of large mature cedars, providing year round privacy and ample outdoor lounging on several acres. Birch, Willow, Lilac, Ash, Dogwood, Maple and Beech make up the deciduous layers of the canopy here and provide a view of greenery from every window. You’ll love the quiet and clear starry night skies.
Birds are the year round residents of Idylwild; Hawks, Wild turkeys, Turkey vultures, Crows and Robins. King Fishers and Blue Heron make their appearance on the river while Snowy Owls visit surrounding fields in the wintry months. Our stocked bird feeders mean Hummingbirds, Chickadees, Finches, Blue jays, Orioles and Cardinals will join you right on the porch throughout your stay. Frogs and Crickets can be heard throughout the summer when fireflies gather. Deer, Coyote, Fox, Racoon, Rabbit, Squirrels and Chipmunks all grace this land with their presence when we are still enough. Trout can be seen and heard jumping in the river.
5 minutes to a large lakeside municipal parkland and abandoned baseball diamond, where you’ll enjoy a scenic lookout over lake huron and make use of public restrooms for days spent at the beach. A short stroll down a winding road grants you access to a stretch of beautiful, wild and secluded shoreline, a favourite beach among locals. Come to swim away the summer days, enjoy bonfires, and gorgeous sunsets, walk or paddle kilometres of natural shoreline
and watch storms roll across the water on humid summer nights.
Amenities for you to enjoy
Fire Pit and stocked kindling and firewood for year round campfires
Herb and medicine garden for fresh cuttings
In house library, board games and puzzles
The Glass House, a greenhouse turned quiet outdoor sit space in the trees
Clawfoot tub in 3 piece washroom with an adjoining half bath ensuite
Propane barbeque and utensils
Cozy kitchen with stove, fridge/freezer, toaster, coffee maker, french press, kettle, microwave, crock pot, double sink.
Tea, Coffee and Spices, Ample serving and dinnerware, table cloths, geared toward the large group
Indoor Dining Table and 8 chairs
Wifi, Flat Screen TV with ROKU casting, projector with laptop HDMI cable (b.y.o. laptop)
Two living rooms to spread out in, plenty of space to play, practice yoga, or watch movies
Bed and kitchen linens, bath and beach towels
2 picnic tables, 2 harvest tables  with 8 chairs each and a concrete table dining set
Hammocks, chaise loungers and muskoka chairs
croquet set, badminton rackets, frisbees, outdoor games and toys
beach chairs and umbrella,  assortment of life jackets, sand pails and water toys
Yoga mats and props for indoor use
Outdoor blankets and mats to enjoy on the grounds
snow shoes, cross country skiis and nearby snowmobile trails to enjoy in winter months
Ashtrays for outdoor smoking only