Seldom Scene B&B Retreat near Peterborough Ontario
Seldom Scene B&B Retreat Cavan Peterborough Kawarthas Ontario Bed and Breakfast Cabin Lodgings Accommodations


Host: Gail Heffernan

Guestrooms: 2

Address: 1659  Morton Line, Cavan, Ontario, Canada L0A 1C0

Telephone: 705-750-0188,
Toll Free 1 866 817-0101

Activities/Attractions: Peterborough is located on the Trent-Severn Waterway in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes tourism region (cottage country) within a one hour drive of Canada's largest market (Toronto). The picturesque surroundings of Peterborough & the Kawarthas not only offer a great backdrop for your visit but also provide a terrain that is ideal for outdoor activities. The lakes of Peterborough & the Kawarthas are home to many species of fish including walleye, carp, crappy, bass and muskie that make for exciting tournaments and great recreation. Bring your kayak or canoe with you and face a boundless number of routes passing scenic landscapes and historic sites.

The area offers great hiking, biking and canoe trails that take you through both the lakeland regions and the more urban centres of the region. When the snow falls many of these trails are transformed into cross-county ski trails that provide a tranquil environment for viewing the local wildlife. For a winter activity that the whole family can enjoy, seize a toboggan and head to one of the many local hills for a fun-filled day!

  • Nature Walks within our 50 acre wooded lot or Millbrook Valley Trails
  • Cross Country Bike Tours
  • Downhill Skiing at either Devil’s Elbow or Oshawa Kirbi
  • Bird Watching, many to choose from
  • Fishing, trout in the creek, or Rice Lake only 15 minutes away
  • Kayaking or Canoeing, from Seldom Scene depending on the water depth
  • Horse Shoe Pitch
  • Games available
  • Spa services available
  • Golfing, Key Stone Links
  • Live Theatre, either at the 4th Line theatre in Millbrook, or Capital Theatre in Port Hope
  • Slots just 5 minutes from here, with dining facilities
  • Car and Harness Racing at Kawartha Downs, five minutes from here
  • Many unique stores in the area

"Outstanding in every way Gail - the rewarding product of a tremendous effort on your part and those who assisted. I am sure you have learned much in the endeavour and I wish you much deserved success. By the way, your B&B is in the same league as those 'top of the line' places I saw on a recent trip to Australia and New Zealand!"

"It was nice finding a place where someone has tried (and succeeded) in thinking of everything."

"We rated the cabin as being perfect. The cabin coziness, the nice scenery and the extremely comfortable beds made it fantastic!"


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We have an outdoor kennel for your pet and are children friendly!

Seldom Scene B&B Retreat

Seldom Scene B&B Retreat Kitchen

Seldom Scene B&B Retreat Bedroom

Seldom Scene B&B Retreat Jucuzzi

Seldom Scene B&B Retreat Queen

Seldom Scene B&B Retreat Patio


"One of, if not the best place we've ever stayed. The jacuzzi and the general romantic atmosphere of the cabin was the highlight of our stay."

"Your kindness to Jasmine and Chiqua (our dogs) was most amazing. The overall TLC you give is very, very nice! Great stay! Great spot! Great hosts!"

"Hospitality for Liesl (dog) and my daughter were above my expectations."

General Information: Welcome to Seldom Scene Bed and Breakfast Retreat near Peterborough, Ontario ... and have an unforgettably, unique experience or celebrate a special event in your own private, air conditioned rustic cabin nestled in the woods. The outdoor scenery is breathtaking; the inside is warm and inviting with a state of the art Swiss shower, Jacuzzi tub for two and a cozy wood stove.

Seldom Scene cabin has two comfortable rooms; both have pillow top mattresses and hypo allergenic down duvets. The larger room, the scenic creek room has a queen sized pillow top bed, a television with satellite, clock radio and internet connection in an ensuite office/sitting room. This room has a walkout patio door that looks onto the creek  and outdoor garden area. The smaller room, the scenic woodland room,  has a double sized pillow top bed, a television with satellite and a clock radio.  This room overlooks the surrounding woodland. Other Cabin features include:

  • The cabin setting is relaxing and inviting, with custom draperies and bedding
  • Upon arrival a plate of home baked cookies or muffins and fresh fruit will await you as well as a copy of our local newspaper
  • For your enjoyment, games, movies, music, bubble bath, guest robes and slippers are provided
  • A complete country style breakfast will be delivered to your cabin
  • The kitchenette has a bar fridge, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and electric kettle.  It will be equipped with various teas, hot chocolate, coffee, milk. cream and sugar
  • Spa treatments will be available upon request
  • Living room, with wood stove
  • Dining area to enjoy your breakfast after your morning shower
  • Beautiful jacuzzi and shower, watch the fire and sip wine while you relax
  • Outside screened in sitting area, relax with your coffee in the morning or sip your wine at night while listening to the water only a few feet from your door
  • Children and Pets are welcome

Payment Accepted: Visa or Debit Card.

Rates: (Prices quoted in CAD Dollars).

$200/single person/night
$50/each additional person


"My stay at Seldom Scene was fabulous. The suite is exquisite, the surroundings are serene, and the food, spectacular. I would recommend this sight for any couple wishing romantic surroundings, and for any family desiring tranquil luxury. It will be a great pleasure to stay again."

"The ambience of the cabin was tremendously warm and inviting. We loved every detail! Enjoyed the nature walk. You thought of everything, we couldn't have asked for a more romantic honeymoon get away! Thank you for being an amazing hostess. All the "special" touches will not easily be forgotten, this is an amazing spot, we can't wait to come back!"

"The lodge is beautiful. Exploring Peterborough and watching the Festival of Lights was the highlight of our visit."

"The Hospitality was great, the beds super comfy, and the waffles, shower and jacuzzi were amazing! Thanks so much Gail, and best of luck."