The birth of a dream

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Dream with us

Welcome to The Hideout. It’s a few days after summer solstice, so the light is long and gorgeous in the gardens. Around us, goldfinches and hummingbirds dart through the trees, and the bright purple lupins have burst into luscious colour. The time of year when the riches of the earth and the turn of the season remind us that we are part of something much larger and more profound than ourselves. 

Spring winds into summer, and many of us are planning our summer adventures. For us, this turn to summer marks the advent of a very special dream, one we are so pleased to share with each of you. For the past few years, we’ve been dreaming of opening a special hideaway, a rural retreat on Prince Edward Island that might serve as a home base for folks seeking a place to recharge, nourish, and enjoy the spectacular rhythms and special adventures of Island life. 

We found that magic in The Hideout.

It’s our getaway on the artsy, eclectic, up-and-coming south shore region of Prince Edward Island. Known as Red Sands Shore, the south shore is home to artists, organic farmers, scores of antique shops, the eclectic enclave of Victoria-by-the-Sea, and some of the best kayaking, cycling, and hiking trails on PEI. It’s a hidden secret just beginning to take its well-deserved turn in the Island spotlight. 

It’s hard to travel anywhere on Prince Edward Island without coming face to face with gorgeous seaside views, tasty local cafes and restaurants, and bustling artisan shops. But there’s something particularly special about the south shore, with its red shore beaches and rolling hills. It's a place that’s just slightly off the beaten track, a refuge for those who value privacy and tranquility, but close enough to everything to make it home base for your Island adventures.

The floating bridge over Lord's Pond, part of the watershed trail system..

The floating bridge over Lord's Pond, part of the watershed trail system..

Our many commitments mean we spend part of the year in Toronto, so retreating to The Hideout offers us a place to charge the batteries, dream big, and stimulate the part of ourselves where the creativity and dreaming lie. We love the wild native gardens, taking our coffee on the dock of Lord’s Pond, wandering the nature trails of the protected Tryon River watershed, and simply sitting on the patio watching the sunset, communing with the cows across the field, or listening to the birds and the frogs.

We want this place to feel like home for you, too. Whether you’re a writer or artist seeking a place to retreat, a solo adventure traveller, a couple looking for a romantic getaway, or a frequent visitor to the Island looking for a high-quality, budget-friendly home base, we welcome you to our home. May it provide you with inspiration, revelation, nourishment. We are proud to offer you two options for your stay: our signature Hideout Cottage, and The Tryon Suite. Both are available for short-term rental from late spring to early fall. Visit our reservations page to find out more. 

Spectacular big sky sunsets from The Hideout's back patio.

Spectacular big sky sunsets from The Hideout's back patio.

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