dreaming of spending
some time in a
private log cabin in the wilderness of Canada's north, far away from
civilization? Our cozy self-contained cabin, close to the shore of
pristine Frances Lake and with views in direction of the setting sun
offers relaxation and an authentic nature experience. During your stay,
you may go at your own pace and explore the surroundings by canoe and
on foot. Observe the beavers patrolling the bay or the bald eagles
flying high up in the sky and maybe try catching your dinner from the
lake. Or simply let go and relax with a good book. Experience the
fascinating light during bright summer evenings, marvel at the
brilliant fall colours or gaze completely flabbergasted at the first
northern lights on clear September nights.
Your log cabin
The new rental cabin is located in open spruce and pine forest, close
to the shore with excellent views across sprawling Frances Lake. The
only sign of «civilization» is the nearby lodge on the other side of
the peninsula, about 10 minutes away on foot. Plenty of privacy is
guaranteed, though guests can take comfort in the presence of other
humans close by. The two-storey cabin, which we constructed ourselves
by hand, was completed in summer 2011 and is suitable to accommodate up
to 5 guests.
The entire building process, from felling the trees to installing the
can be followed in a detailed picture story.
The log cabin offers the perfect balance between
rustic living and modern amenities. A wood stove and propane lights
radiate warmth and soft illumination. Comfortable beds with fluffy
quilts guarantee a restful sleep. The kitchenette is equipped with a
propane stove, fridge and running cold water. A covered porch and a
lovely fireplace promise a relaxing, happy experience. The
outhouse is just a few steps away.
Guests bring their own food for preparing meals and plan their own
daily routine as they please. Explore the idyllic lake with its many
bays and islands by canoe, or discover the local fauna and flora on
foot. Take a stroll on our lovingly designed nature-interpretive trail
or try fishing: the lake offers first-class angling for lake trout and
pike. Or simply relax — take your time to read a book or play a game
with your family. Far away from the hustle and bustle of modern-day
city life, the undisturbed silence and vastness of the landscape will
work its magic on you.
Upon prior arrangement and for a surcharge, you can
join us for a daytrip from the main lodge. Excursions available include
a trip by motorboat to the spectacular Frances Lake East Arm with a
visit to the historic Hudson's Bay trading post, a guided angling trip
to the Tyers River Delta or discovering by canoe/kayak other scenic
regions of the lake further away.
A stay in our self-contained log cabin can also be
combined with a multi-day canoe or hiking trip
in our area. The ultimate nature experience!
Location and arrival
The self-contained log cabin is situated on the property of Frances
Lake Wilderness Lodge amidst pristine, untouched wilderness of the
southeast Yukon, 170 km north of Watson Lake. A true wilderness
retreat, it does not have road access and can only be reached by boat
or floatplane. You can travel individually by car/motorhome to Frances
Lake, where we will pick you up at the boat ramp (for a surcharge), or
you may pilot your own boat or canoe over the 20 km journey down the
lake. For an additional charge, we will pick you up in Whitehorse or
Watson Lake, or you can fly in by floatplane. For further details see Getting
THINGS TO KNOW
- We speak English, French and German.
- There are no pets and no firearms allowed on our
- We do not rent the cabin to hunting parties.
- To plan your stay, pay attention to the Equipment
- Canadian legislation requires you to sign a release
of liability and waiver of claims form prior to the beginning of your
- Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge & Tours is
a licensed business under the Yukon Wilderness Tourism Licensing Act
and member of the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon (TIA) and
the Yukon Wilderness Tourism Association (WTAY).
15 to September 20, 2016
The cabin can also be rented in winter. For
details, see Winter Openings.
Canadian dollars (CAD) + 5% GST, per night for 1 – 2 persons
|5 – 7 nights
||$165 CAD + GST
|8 – 10 nights
||$155 CAD + GST
|11 or more nights
||$145 CAD + GST
Any additional person: $10 CAD + GST per night
(maximum 5 persons).
Minimum stay 5 nights.
- Accommodation in private log cabin
- Well-equipped kitchenette, propane, firewood
- Bedding and towels
- Use of one double canoe with paddles and life vests
- Use of one set of angling gear, including fishing
- Transportation to Frances Lake and boat transfer to
- Meals (bring your own food)
- Angling licence (can be purchased at the lodge)
- Personal insurance (trip cancellation, medical
insurance). We strongly recommend our guests arrange for sufficient
insurance coverage before the beginning of their trip.
OPTIONAL SERVICES AND RENTALS
|Boat transfer from the boat
ramp to the cabin (20 km)
||$50 CAD + GST (one-way)
|Additional canoe or kayak
||$20 CAD + GST (per day)
|Additional fishing rod and
||$10 CAD + GST (per day)
||$15 CAD + GST (per stay)
|Use of sauna at the main
||$30 CAD + GST
|Guided daytrips on Frances
||from $250 CAD + GST