Having stayed here twice now I can say without a doubt that a visit to Nature's Harmony is a unique experience. We stayed in the Mayan Chalet in the winter both times. Once you park your car at the main lodge it is a 5 minute walk to the Chalet with the option of having your gear brought in by snowmobile. Very peaceful and secluded!
The chalet is huge. Could easily sleep several couples or a group. Note that there is no plumbing in the chalet. There is an indoor composting toilet and spring water via blue jugs for drinking and dishes. As long as u keep the wood stove stoked you will be nice and warm but be prepared to get up once during the night when it is cold out.
We went for a beautiful snowshoe along the Harmony Ridge trail, returning along the road. The xc ski trails were well signed and had more of a backcountry feel with limited grooming and some steep hills. This gives more of a feeling of exploring which we loved.
The woodfired sauna was a great way to relax our muscles and the owners are very welcoming and aim to please.
We will be going back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nature's Harmony is an Ecolodge situated on 485 acres overlooking the Laurentian Mountains and Ottawa River. We offer an extensive trail system with activities for all seasons including hiking, biking, swimming and canoeing in the summer months and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating, and tube tobogganing in the winter months. As our guest, it is our mission to provide you with an opportunity to slow down, connect with nature and enjoy life’s simple pleasures while demonstrating the values of a sustainable lifestyle. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Nature's Harmony Ecolodge Mattawa, Ontario