Cottage country in autumn means the end of water skiing and sunbathing on the dock, but it also means apple picking, pumpkin-flavoured everything, and watching the leaves turn burnt orange, deep red, and golden yellow. If you don’t have a spot in cottage country (and you’re not the camping type), book a retreat in the north. This Airbnb rental is located in Powassan, Ont., a small town tucked outside the northwest corner of Algonquin Park, and would be the perfect home base for taking in Ontario’s autumn colours.
The small cabin is nestled on 100 acres, and guests can roam the property’s fields and trails, hike in the forest, and spot wildlife. The cabin itself has a quaint kitchen with vintage (yet perfectly working) appliances, a cozy living room, a screened-in porch, and a second floor bedroom with a queen-sized bed plus a sleeping nook. When a wool blanket and a hot toddy won’t do the trick, the wood burning stove will keep you warm on cool October nights.