Cabin Rental

A simple indulgence, off-grid and out of sight, nestled among an old stand of forest in Prince Edward County along the shores of Lake Ontario, The Nook is a secluded cabin ideal for couples who are looking for the perfect escape. Part retreat, part refuge, it features a private sandy-pebbled beach, a fully-equipped propane-powered kitchen (fridge, freezer, oven, water heater and lights) and three-piece bathroom, complete with claw-foot bathtub. The instructions manual offers easy step-by step explanations of how things work at the Nook.

Though only ten minutes east of Picton along Adolphus Reach, The Nook could be a million miles from nowhere. It offers the calm of languid days and the comfort of tranquil nights, whether you’re lounging on the screened-in porch or surveying the shoreline. In short, it’s funky, unfussy and blissful.

Unfortunately (or not), The Nook is unsuitable for children and only good dogs are allowed, with permission. Cell phones will get a signal, though wireless Internet is a maybe/maybe not proposition. Guests are also expected to bring their own bedding (e.g. sheets, pillowcases, duvets), with Ruth supplying the blankets and pillows. And for those so inclined, you can read more about The Nook in the press section, The Cottage Unplugged, from May 2001 edition of Cottage Life.

Intrigued? Then please contact Ruth Gangbar at for more information. And while you’re at it, check the seasonal rates below, and see what’s cooking on Ruth’s Blog.

The Nook

1119 County Rd 7
Picton ON K0K 2T0


$150 per night, minimum 4 night booking.

• Based on double occupancy for maximum 2 adults
• Dogs allowed, with permission only
• Linens NOT supplied
• $300 damage deposit
• $300 rental deposit to secure booking
• Payment by paypal, business cheques or cash

Contact Ruth for bookings.