Whether you’re attending a workshop here on the farm or are just looking for a weekend away, we offer a variety of accommodations in our unique off-grid cabins and cottages, nestled within an active permacultural forest farm. Tent sites are also available and come standard for all overnight workshop and course students. All guests have access to solar device charging and wifi.
Our off-grid accommodations include amenities such as solar power, wifi, hot showers, and private kitchen facilities. Cottages are equipped with full kitchens, wood cookstoves, propane stoves, and full bathrooms with hot showers. Cabins are more basic and include small wood stoves, propane stove, privy and bed. In the summer months, baskets of farm-fresh produce are also available. Please contact us for availability.
Food & Cooking
Let us know ahead of time and we can arrange a basket of fresh, seasonal produce, chicken and duck eggs, farm-made goat cheeses (chèvre, feta, cheddar) and other seasonal farm produce.
If you’ve ever prepared a meal with a wood-fired stove, you’ll know what a pleasure they can be to use. Our cottages are equipped with Amish-designed cookstoves with ample cooking surface and capable ovens. All accommodations are equipped with small propane stoves. A cooler is provided along with ice for refrigeration in the warmer months, and there is a solar-powered chest freezer on site as well.
Some guests chuckle at our farm composting toilets but soon see the beauty of restoring their connection to the nutrient cycle! Composted ‘humanure’ is used to enrich flowerbeds and fallow crop areas on the farm.
Some cottages feature hot shower facilities. In the warmer months, bathing is often a swim in nearby Foster Lake. Solar hot water showers are also available by request.
Power, Lighting & Wifi
Snow Lake Keep is a solar-powered community, capable of supporting reasonable day-to-day use including device and laptop charging and lighting. Cabins are outfitted with (warm) LED lighting throughout. For evening outdoor adventures, we recommend you bring a headlamp or flashlight.
Some Snow Lake residents work online and off-grid internet is important to us. A capable wifi network is available on site. The high-speed connection is shared across the farm, and while speed varies with demand, it is generally decent for bandwidth-heavy tasks like video calls and streaming.
A few things to keep in mind
Although our cabins are tucked away in the trees, they are never far from the sights and sounds of farm life — the distant ringing of the bells worn by our goats, rooster calls, and from time to time, small powered machinery. Cabin sites include private outdoor space and your stay can be as private or as engaged in farm activities as you wish.
Wood heat is generally needed during the colder months, from late September to early May. Firewood is provided, as well as a splitting axe for kindling. A knowledge of wood stoves is ideal, but we can accommodate various levels of self-reliance during your stay.
Some of our farm animals roam freely, so unfortunately we don’t allow pets. Smoking and open flames are not permitted indoors, and ashtrays are provided for outdoor use. Due to wood-fired stoves and hard surfaces, the cottage is not suitable for young children. Because of our unconventional buildings, the premises is uninsured, and we ask for your understanding around this and acknowledgement that all activities on the farm are provided on an at-your-own-risk basis.
Explore the magical Bay of Fundy, a five-minute drive down the mountain. We are also within a short drive of historic Annapolis Royal, with shops, restaurants, museums, public gardens, and the beautiful Annapolis Royal farmer’s market every Saturday morning.
Located within a short distance of Kejimkujik Park, a designated Dark Sky Preserve, stargazing is second to none. Local hiking and cycling trails, look-off points, waterfalls, and freshwater swimming lakes are all nearby.
Looking for an ideal location to build your homestead? Affordable building lots are available to folks seeking land to farm and live in harmony with the surrounding environment. All building lots are located on our recovery forest area and are predominantly clearcut forest. This recovery forest needs stewardship to return to health. Contact us for more information or to arrange a site tour.