About this listing
Our spacious 4 bedroom family cottage w/ steam sauna is only 90 minutes from Toronto in the Kawarthas. Roost Cottage sits on expansive Moore Lake with a view, clean water, good fishing, swimming and rare beach front appreciated by small children.
The large cottage is an open concept bungalow with vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. There is large deck looking looking out to the lake and the property is surrounded by tall trees and a private 120 footage of lake front.
The cottage is located in a calm cove on private land. The lake is fantaskic for swimming, fishing and canoeing. From Moore Lake you have access to a vast area of connected lakes in the Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands.
There is a large front deck that with BBQ that looks onto the lake and is accessible through the balcony sliding doors from the kitchen. The living room is open concept with an L-shape sofa for relaxing and taking in evening movie nights in front of the large screen TV. The bedrooms and kitchen is large and there are two bathrooms. Note: There is an open flight of stairs into the basement that should be noted for those travelling with small children and toddlers.
Canoe, and two kayaks available to use for exploring the lake and river systems.
There is a large outdoor fire pit for cook-outs and roasting marshmallows. And a floating dock for sliding and diving. You'll find a screened in Gazebo with a couple of rocking chairs in it that makes for a nice evening escape at the water's edge.
o Large Dining Room with Seating for 6 Comfortably
o Walkout to Outdoor Deck from Kitchen
o Wood Burning Fireplace
o 50" Flat Screen Apple TV (some technical understanding is required to operate the computer TV)
o High Speed Internet and WiFi
o Bedroom #1 - 1 Queen Bed w/Shared En suite Bathroom
o Bedroom #2 - 1 Double Bed w/Shared En suite Bathroom
o Bedroom #3 - 2 Single Beds w/Adjacent Bathroom
o Bedroom #4 - 1 Single Loft Bed w/Adjacent Bathroom
o Bathroom #1 - En suite with Shower & Steam Room
o Bathroom #2 - Three Piece with Bathtub
o Modern Fully Equipped Kitchen
o Espresso Machine
o Stainless Steel Fridge
o Ceramic Flat Top Stove
o Bar-B-Q (Access from Kitchen Balcony)
o Outdoor Gazebo
o 2 Kayaks
o 1 Large Canoe
o Badminton Net
o PingPong Table and English Darts in The Basement
o Linens Provided
There is a $90 cleaning fee + $350 refundable damage deposit.
The village of Norland is 10 minutes south for a few restaurants and cafés, the town of Minden is 20 minutes north for quaint shops, a traditional butcher and well stocked grocery and hardware stores. The famous Kinmount movie theatre and museum is 20 minutes away. Haliburton village is 30 mins away for spas, restaurants and shopping.
Nearby you can explore the beautiful Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands trails. You'll find Algonquin Park within 50 mins for glorious forests, motorbike riding and hiking. We are in the heart of the Ganaraska Trails area which is also perfect for hiking and dirt bike riding. Trails are accessible 5 mins by car. Tourism info and brochures of the area available when you arrive.
The area is great for motorcycle enthusiasts with some of Ontario's greatest motorcycle roads and dirt bike trails in the Ganaraska to explore. Search "EatSleepRIDE" for the best motorcycle roads nearby.
We have a large yard and forest with neighbouring cottages on both sides some distance away. There is ample parking available on the property.
Interaction with Guests
Due to high demand, we may not be able to accept every reservation request. Please be sure to complete your profile with a photo and description before making a booking request. When you arrive, we look forward to welcoming you in person or providing you with a lock box code prior to your check-in.
Moore Lake is an expansive fresh water lake in Moore Falls. You'll see a lot of nature here. Eagles, hawks, even wild turkey roaming around. You can enjoy our beach or pack a lunch and paddle through to additional lakes then hike into the Queen Elizabeth II Park. We are near the little town of Norland which is on the Gull River and just south of Minden and Haliburton in the Kawartha Lakes. From here you have access to the Ganaraska Trails as well as access to the Minden White Water Reserve, for organized kayaking and rafting adventures. Check the Guide Book for all the things to do in the area.
For the best hiking trails nearby search "Scrabble Mountain" in Moore Falls, accessible within a 4 minute drive or 15 minute walk from the cottage.
For experienced Trippers, discover the Queen Elizabeth II Park from the lake or access trails. The park is 33,505 hectares in size and is one of the largest and least developed natural areas south of Algonquin Park. The park has a low rolling topography which is characterized by numerous rock ridges, including scenic cliffs and gorges, separating dozens of small lakes, rivers and streams. This vast area was once covered with forest and deeper soils prior to the logging era.
The best way to get around is by car and paddle boat.
Other Things to Note
Linens are provided with a minimum of essentials. Please bring your own beach towels and all the toiletries you'll need. Welcome and we hope you have a great time!
Be sure to review the house rules before booking.
Dogs and cats must be approved.
There is strictly no smoking in the cottage.
The cottage sewage system operates on a septic. Do not flush anything other than human waste and use toilet paper sparingly. Sanitary products, diapers and anything else you wouldn't flush at home can not be flushed here.
Guests are required to remove their garbage and recycling when they leave. There is no garbage pick up. Info on garbage dumps nearby is available in the house manual one you make your reservation.
Two 5-gallon bottles of drinking water good for 6 people for 1 week is provided. Guests are required to refill what they use on departure. Drinking water can be filled at Cobickonk Home Hardware on Monk Road for $4 per 5-gallon.
Please strip the linens off only the beds you used prior to check-out. This helps the cleaner know which beds where used and cuts down on unnecessary laundry.
Please leave the cottage tidy. The cleaning fee covers major cleaning including vacuuming, washing of the surfaces, floors, bathrooms and linen laundry.
When leaving, outdoor furniture, hammocks and boats (canoe, kayak, paddles, lifejackets, etc.) must be stored away neatly as you found them.
Fire wood is not provided. Bring what you burn.
Thanks for your help in preserving Roost Cottage and enjoy your vacation!
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016 the minimum stay is 6 nights.