Where to sleep like a log

Where to sleep like a log:
Cabin & houseboat rentals on the rustic frontier

It’s the Northern dream home: a cozy log cabin. You can live that dream, at least for a night or two.

2 Seasons Adventures

2 Seasons Adventures, on the Great Slave Lake beach in Hay River, lets you bunk down in cabins or cool Mongolian-style yurts. 2seasonsadventures.com

Blachford Lake Lodge

Blachford Lake Lodge features a posh main house and five cozy cabins (not to mention a hot tub ideal for Aurora-watching) on a pristine fly-in lake near Great Slave’s East Arm. blachfordlakelodge.com

Det’an Cho Tourist Camp

Det’an Cho Tourist Camp, on the banks of the Little Buffalo River just shy of Fort Resolution, has cabins – plus canoes and paddleboats for rent. (867) 394-4411

Arctic Chalet

Arctic Chalet in Inuvik has the only log-cabin rentals north of the Arctic Circle. They’ve got kitchenettes, and there’s dogsledding on site. arcticchalet.com

Captain’s Cabins

Captain’s Cabins rents sunny timber-frame cottages on the bank of mighty Mackenzie River opposite the town of Fort Providence. ginajala@yahoo.ca

Country Cabins

Country Cabins, with A-frame and chalet-style cottages on the Ingraham Trail east of Yellowknife, boasts hiking trails, boating, swimming and an outdoor fire pit. countrycabinrental.com

Whispering Pines Cottage

Whispering Pines Cottage is an adorable log micro-house (complete with loft bunk!) in the heart of Fort Smith, gateway to Wood Buffalo National Park. whisperingpinescottages.ca

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