Welcome to our farmstay retreat!
The LINNK at Missing Link Adventure Tours is a year-round retreat in a peaceful, rural setting on an active organic farm. It’s truly a place to get away.
Situated on an old Finnish homestead, on the traditional lands of the Anishinabek and Mississauga Nations, the property is a mix of old field, wetland and forest, along with our one acre market garden which can be seen along our main trail. We built the LINNK between 2019 and 2022 with the goal of providing a clean, open and comfortable space. Sustainability is at the heart of what we do. We sought out the most environmentally friendly products we could while staying within the commercial building code to help conserve energy, reduce waste and reduce indoor off-gassing. Wherever possible, we re-purposed furniture and brought in good quality items we already had, such as dishes and cookware.
Gallery Tour of the LINNK…
Inside the LINNK
The LINNK is a two storey building with bedrooms and bathrooms on the upper floor and the kitchen, dining and living room space on the main floor.
The bunk beds are handmade for adults and are very solid. The mattresses are certified organic, and all bedding is sustainably produced.
Bedroom One – sleeps 5
- One double/single bunk
- One single/single bunk
Bedroom Two – sleeps 5
- One double/single bunk
- One single/single bunk
Bedroom Three – sleeps 2
- Queen-sized bed
There are two bathrooms across the hall from the bedrooms. Each bathroom is equipped with a shower, toilet and sink.
There is a washer and dryer in the large bathroom for use at an extra cost. If you need to use the laundry, please ask in advance, and we’ll get you set up. We will provide the laundry detergent.
The kitchen, dining room and living room space are on the main floor and all in one space.
The kitchen serves as our commercial kitchen for the farm and for special events we host when we have no guests. We have a good assortment of pots and pans, along with other functional kitchen items like bakeware, measuring cups, spoons, graters, citrus juicer, etc. The stove is a gas top with an electric oven. Because it’s a commercial kitchen, there are numerous sinks.
Please note the sinks are deep, and you need to bend over more for washing dishes. We can share a washing tip with you when you arrive to help make it more comfortable.
Off the main area, there’s a large screened-in porch that can be used in warmer weather. There is a picnic table on the porch that sits 12 and Muskoka chairs for lounging.
On The House
- Complimentary tea and fair trade/organic coffee
- Basic cooking supplies like salt, pepper, cooking oil and sugar, along with a few spices that have been grown and dried on-site
- Eco-friendly and septic friendly dish soap, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner and bodywash
- A small selection of books to read and a few board games, along with crayons and pencil crayons
Outside The LINNK
- Bike racks
- Bike wash station
2023 Rate: $425/night + HST
2-night minimum stay, except for Ontario Long Weekends which are 3-night minimum stay.
The LINNK sleeps up to 10 people
Note On Wifi
We are currently working on having wifi installed. High-speed is not an option in our location. It is not recommended for downloading music, movies, etc. If there is something specific you need during your stay, we recommend downloading it prior to your visit.
What To Bring
Footwear – slippers or sandals for indoors and sturdy walking shoes or rubber boots for outdoors.
A swimsuit in the summer! We are close to two public beaches on Big Doe and Middle Doe.
We are situated between two small towns, Burk’s Falls and Sprucedale, with basic amenities. If there are specific items you’d like, please bring them with you.
We are in bug country! Please be aware that we have blackflies, mosquitoes and deerflies in the spring and summer. We have bug jackets reserved for guests, and the large screened-in porch allows you to relax outside. We have worked outside on the farm for years without using bug spray and can provide a few tips related to time of day and clothing that can help you enjoy the outdoors.
Guests will have access to the full guesthouse, aside from a few rooms that are used for storage/utility. On the property, we ask that you stay on our main trails, which loops around a large portion of the acreage.
We live close to the guesthouse (treed for privacy), and we are usually home or around the farm. We won’t come into the guesthouse unless you need us to (or if we are cooking for you), but you will likely see us walking along the main trail or while you are out, as the guesthouse is situated between our house and our working vegetable farm. We have a large and very friendly dog that is usually by our side. We will respect your privacy but are on-site if you need anything!
- 10 guests max
- Check-in: after 2pm
- Check-out: 11am
- No pets
- No smoking within the building or outside within 20 feet of the building
We’ll provide further guidelines in a house manual in regards to the commercial kitchen and our septic system. Most products used in daily life are not good for septic systems. We encourage you to leave your regular products at home and use the soaps, shampoo and conditioner (both septic and earth friendly).
Optional Food Packages
When you stay with us, you have the option of adding on food packages created with what is seasonally available and tasty! All of our dishes are based on using whole, nutritious foods. We use as many vegetables, fruits, and herbs from our farm as possible and other local products, such as honey, maple syrup, wild-crafted goods, and more. We purchase organically produced goods first, if available.
Food packages may be season dependent and need to be arranged prior to arrival.
The Veggie Load – Available Spring, Summer & Fall
One week ahead of your stay, select which vegetables you’d like to have us harvest and have ready for you in the fridge! The variety of produce we offer will vary according to season. Prices will vary as the seasons change. We’ll provide you with a produce price list in advance.
Easy Days – Available All-season
Choose from our selection of prepared side dishes to simplify your meals, and we’ll have them ready for you in your fridge! Examples of side dishes include a variety of salads, vegetable side dishes, spreads and desserts, with a focus on what’s in season. Selection and pricing will be available upon booking.
Farm Porch Dinners – Available Summer & Fall
Let us make dinner for you one night of your stay! We make dinner for you in the kitchen and serve it family style on the screened in porch. We can accommodate most dietary preferences. Pricing is $55/person + HST with a minimum of 4 guests.
Retreat Cycling Packages – Available Summer, Fall & Winter
For group cycling retreats, we can design a meal package for your group during your stay. Contact us in advance to arrange specifics. Information on cycling retreats is available here.