About this listing
Welcome to our renovated, log cottage with big, bright windows and breathtaking views to our 2 acres of forest and 400+ feet of private, clear and clean water frontage plus a wood fired sauna! Watch the deer wander by from the window - magic!
A Cottage Retreat on Classic Canadian Lake
Welcome to our renovated, log cottage with big, bright windows and breathtaking views to our private waterfront and forested, rolling hills on a 2 acre property with 400+ feet of private, clear and clean water frontage with a wood fired stove, wood fired outdoor sauna and an outdoor fire pit.
Our retreat is a cabin nestled in a forest, on an aquifer-fed lake with crystal clear lake shores. Deer, beaver, loons, birds, owls and blue herons visit our property daily,
In Spring, Summer and Fall.... We have waterfront docks, a floating raft, and huge rock fire-pit along the water. A canoe and paddle boat are there for those who want to explore the lake. This lake is even stocked with trout for those who want to take a rod with them. We have an outdoor shower for the three seasons except winter.
Inside the Western Cedar Log Cabin:
Ralph Lauren style decor in a 16'x24' cedar log building with loft ceilings, exposed beams and exposed log walls throughout. Open-concept cooking and living area, wood stove, surround sound and flat screen and dvd player. FIrm mattresses, pillows and duvets assure a great night's sleep.
The kitchen is equipped for people who like to cook. Good knives, copper bottom pots, crock pot, sandwich/waffle grill, gas bbq - you name it, we have it!
Cellular service is very good the lake. You can tether your phone to a laptop to work up there.
Set up is for one or two couples or one couple with children. One bedroom with one double and single bunk beds; living room seating converts to a queen bed. There's a huge clawfoot tub in the bathroom and beautiful views from all the windows. Deer hang out on the property throughout the year.
During all seasons except winter, our outside hot shower is one of our guests favourite features. Imagine taking a hot shower after a hot sauna or long hike, while watching the birds fly by! In the winter - it's the wood fired sauna and buckets of water or snow to cool down inside the sauna; or just roll around in the snow outside - you will amazed how warm you feel after heating up in the sauna.
The cabin is on Wenona Lake, near Loon Lake - a 15 min drive from Village of Haliburton with all amenities including spas, groceries and liquor stores, restaurants, shops, bookstores. Many artist studios are in the area. Mountain biking at Sir Sam's resort, Haliburton Forest for tree top and ground hikes in the region.
Note: We do not generally encourage pets but will handle these requests on a case-by-case basis.
Check out time is punctual - due to back-to-back rentals - the cleaners and maintenance folks need to drive in from other parts to do their work.
Note: check in time will be 4 pm - check out is 2 pm.
Interaction with Guests
I am always a cell phone call or text away for questions while you are there, or leading up to your visit to the cabin.
Other Things to Note
Check out time is important - the cleaners and maintenance folks need to drive in from other parts to do their work and they plan their timing according to our 2 pm checkout - so they can get there and clean in the daylight and prepare for the next guest's check-in at 4 pm.
There is no internet however we have cellular connectivity and you can tether your smart phone to your laptop as a mobile wireless solution. Just upgrade your mobile data package for the month if you are planning to use this for a lot of data downloading.
NOTE: Check in and out times must be supported so that our maintenance people can clean and prepare for next guests. These people drive to the cabin at a cost of $25 to drive there, and if they have to return because the guests have not yet left they charge us $25.