Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge
Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge

Self-contained Log Cabin

Self-contained log cabinAre you 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 interior fittings,
can be followed in a detailed picture story.

Kitchen and stove on the ground floor Living area on the ground floor Bedroom in the loft

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.

Your stay
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.

Discovering by canoe Chopping wood for a crackling fire Fresh fish for dinner

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 Here.

Lookout point high above the cabin Your neighbour the squirrel Marvellous flora


  • We speak English, French and German.
  • There are no pets and no firearms allowed on our premises.
  • We do not rent the cabin to hunting parties.
  • To plan your stay, pay attention to the Equipment List Cabin.
  • In and around the cabin there is neither internet (Wi-Fi) nor mobile phone coverage. For emergencies our satellite internet system is available.
  • Canadian legislation requires you to sign a release of liability and waiver of claims form prior to the beginning of your visit.
  • 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).

DATES   June – September

The cabin can also be rented in winter. For details, see Winter Openings.

RATES  in 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.

Terms of Participation


  • 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 rod


  • Transportation to Frances Lake and boat transfer to the cabin
  • 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.


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 angling gear $10 CAD + GST (per day)
Bear spray $15 CAD + GST (per stay)
Use of sauna at the main lodge $30 CAD + GST
Guided daytrips on Frances Lake from $250 CAD + GST

Our lodge remains CLOSED until further notice.

We won't take any reservations at this time.
Email and voicemail aren't monitored regularly.