Modern, remote, and completely immersed in nature, The Bear Stand Retreat is everything you want in a rural getaway. The house is located on a 100-acre site along the shores of Ontario's Contau Lake. Clad in cedar siding and blackened fiber cement, the contemporary residence blends into the surrounding forest. The fir-lined interior covers sleeping for 12 throughout the four bedrooms while an open living room is arranged around a fireplace made from locally-sourced granite. On the exterior, private sauna, ofuro soaking tub, and hot tub offer a place to relax after a long hike of the property's private network of trails.
Photos: Nic Lehoux