Kaya Cabin

From: $231.00

Haliburton, Ontario
Sleeps 3 | 160sq/ft

$231 Weeknight | $246 Weekend | $271 Holiday


This remote waterfront cabin is located on Duck Lake, a gorgeous and private spot in Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve. This cabin shares the lake with our Willow, Big Rock & Cove cabins, and is the perfect base camp for cyclists, hikers and paddlers wanting a place to relax and unwind after a day of adventuring in the Haliburton Highlands. In the winter guests can take advantage of the snowy conditions of the Algonquin Dome for an ultimate snowmobile & winter ATVing getaway or book a dog sledding tour to experience the pristine wilderness with some furry friends!


As part of our partnership with Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve, our guests have access to 100,000 acres of wilderness for each day of their stay. Enjoy over 400km of hiking & mountain biking trails right outside your door from April through November, or purchase a snowmobile pass once the snow falls to access these unique, professionally groomed trails throughout the winter months.


Please keep in mind that once the snow builds up (typically early-December) this back-country cabin is hike-in or snowmobile access only. We provide a sled and snowshoes for the hike-in. For an additional fee, guests can also opt into our snowmobile shuttling service from early-December to mid-April to be shuttled to the cabin when they check-in and check-out.


Access: AWD or 4WD cars strongly recommended or a 2.5km hike-in | Remoteness: High

Activities at this cabin:



Haliburton Adventures: Winter 2022

Take advantage of everything the Haliburton Highlands has to offer from December to March by adding one of these seasonal adventures to your stay!

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Haliburton Adventures: Spring 2022

Take advantage of everything the Haliburton Highlands has to offer from April to June by adding one of these seasonal adventures to your stay!

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Snowmobile Shuttle (Dec-April)

Add a snowmobile shuttle into the cabin at a designated pickup (1PM-4PM) and drop-off (9AM-11:30AM). This includes space for up to three individuals and one cargo sled of gear. Additional gear trips may incur additional fees.


☼ We require a 2-night minimum stay / 3-nights on long weekends
☼ A $40 cleaning fee will be included in your reservation total
☼ HST will be added on the checkout page

We book up to 4 months in advance and open reservations on a revolving monthly basis. April bookings are now open. May reservations will open February 1st, 2022.


1 Queen/1 Twin Bed
Indoor & Outdoor Shower*
Indoor Toilet
Fan and Heat
Mini Fridge
Drinking Water
Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil, Sugar & Coffee
Patio Furniture
Canoe & Lifejackets
Mini Library

*Running water is shut-off Early October – Mid May


This eco-cabin is completely OFF-GRID. (Don’t let this scare you). Our cabin is modernized and solar powered with electricity and heat. Feel good knowing that you’re choosing a low-carbon, eco-friendly getaway. As an off-grid cabin, energy conservation is key. Drawing too much energy may cause you to lose power, so you’ll need to be mindful of your consumption during your stay. There is a back-up generator when solar power is low.


All garbage and recycling must be packed up and taken home on your departure.


  • Relax, Canoe, Fish, Swim, Read, Stargaze
  • Hike, Bike or Snowmobile in Haliburton Forest Wild Life Reserve (15 minute drive)
  • Take a Canopy Tour or Husky Hike in Haliburton Forest  
  • Visit the Wolf Centre in Haliburton Forest and catch a glimpse of their wolf pack: permanent residents of Haliburton Forest since 1993 
  • Grab a bite at The Cookhouse Restaurant located at the Base Camp of Haliburton Forest 
  • Visit the beautiful waterfront town of Haliburton for shopping, dining and events


  • Only cars with 4WD or AWD can access this remote cabin. The cabin is located on a newly developed lake, accessed only by a gravel logging road. The road is rugged, steep in sections, and not suitable for 2WD or low riding cars.
  • This remote cabin shares the lake with our Willow, Big Rock & Cove cabins. Our Willow and Kaya cabins are approximately 200 metres apart from one another, located on their own very private lots. However, you may see others guests out on the water.


Our laneways are not plowed in the winter months. This means that all our cabins become “hike-in access only” when the snow gets too deep to drive through. Guests visiting us in November should ensure that they have a suitable car equipped with snow tires. Please be aware that early heavy snowfall in November may mean that you’ll need to hike into your cabin. We’ll provide you with snowshoes and a sled to haul your gear.  Consider it an adventure! 


What makes this location awesome? 

This Cabinscape is located in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario, an area best known for their rolling hardwood forests, pristine lakes and extensive wetlands grounded firmly on the Canadian Shield. From Kaya cabin you are just 15-minutes from the main office/lodge at Haliburton Forest with access to their extensive trails, outdoor adventure activities, camp store and restaurant.

When is check-in and check-out?

Entry is by lock-box and key. Check in time is 3 pm. Check-out is 11 am.

What is the snowmobile shuttle service?

From early-December to mid-April this cabin is just over a 3km hike-in or snowmobile access only, as the roads are not plowed and can become dangerous due to snow build up (even with a 4WD vehicle). As a result, we are excited to offer a snowmobile shuttling service for guests who prefer not to hike in. At an additional cost of $75/reservation, all guests and their gear will be transported to their cabin via snowmobile.

The snowmobile service runs in 30 minute increments from 1PM-4PM for check-in and 9AM-11:30AM for check out. Guests are able to select their preferred shuttle time through their welcome page which is sent exactly one week in advance of a given booking.

What if I need assistance during my stay?

We are always a phone call or text away for any questions or assistance. Our on-call property manager lives nearby and can be available on-site when needed.

What should I bring?

  • Your own food & drink
  • Your own towels, sheets, pillows, pillow cases and blankets. (In response to Covid-19, we have removed ALL bedding and towels from our cabins).
  • Firewood 
  • Bug repellent
  • Hand sanitizer

When is running water shut off?

  • Our water is pumped from the lake. Running water is shut off when temperatures dip below freezing. This normally happens mid-October but can vary each year.  When running water is shut off, we provide 40L of water for dish washing and drinking. All taps (including shower taps) are turned off. Water is turned back on before the May Long Weekend.

Can I bring additional guests?

  • This cabin can accommodate up to 3 guests. The base rental rate includes 2 guests. A third guest is an additional $25/per night. Please check off 3 guests at checkout.

Is there WIFI/Cell Service?

  • There is NO WIFI access at this cabin. There is reliable cell reception. However, access to data is slow and spotty. Don’t plan on having a Zoom meeting here.

Are there bugs or critters?!

You bet. Depending on the season, you’ll encounter bugs of all sorts. Bugs, rodents and wildlife are a reality of the wilderness. Guests should come prepared with bug spray and proper protective attire. Ticks have also been a major issue across Ontario. Please do your research ahead of time and learn how to properly check yourself for ticks.

While we do our best to protect our cabins from pesky critters by having them seasonally sprayed, critters can sometimes find their way into the cabin. That’s why it’s important to keep your food sealed and stored. If you’re squeamish around bugs or critters, you may want to consider another kind of getaway.

Is this cabin pet friendly?

No, I am sorry. This cabin is not pup friendly. To view our available pet-friendly cabins, select “pet-friendly” when searching your dates.