1 Loft Queen Bed | 128sq/ft | Pup-Friendly
Hike-In: 1km (Winter only – snowshoes & sled provided)
| Remoteness: Low
Activities at this cabin:
☼ We require a 2-night minimum stay / 3-nights on long weekends
☼ A $40 cleaning fee for tents & a $50 cleaning fee for cabins will be included in your reservation total
☼ HST will be added on the checkout page
We book up to 5 months in advance and open reservations on a revolving monthly basis. October 2023 dates NOW OPEN! November dates open July 1st.
THIS CABIN INCLUDES:1 Queen Loft Bed
Fan and Heat
Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil, Sugar & Coffee
*There is NO running water or shower at this cabin. Public showers are available at the comfort stations nearby
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.
LEAVE NO TRACE
All garbage and recycling must be packed up and taken home on your departure.
THINGS TO DO
- Hit the trails in Haliburton Forest Wild Life Reserve with your Trail Pass!
- Fish or Swim at the public lake access areas on site
- Take a Canopy Tour or Husky Hike in Haliburton Forest (additional cost)
- Visit the Wolf Centre in Haliburton Forest and catch a glimpse of their wolf pack: permanent residents of Haliburton Forest since 1993 (additional cost)
- 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 (25-minute drive)
- Hike-in Access (Nov-May) – 1.2 km or approximately 20 minutes
- Snowmobile/ATV Access (Early December-Mid March) *Once trails are groomed and operational. For the latest trail conditions check out https://www.haliburtonforest.com/trail-conditions/
- Drive-in Access (May-November)
This cabin is located along Haliburton Forest’s North Road, which is a main thoroughfare for snowmobiles in the winter time. Guests should be advised that there is no hiking along this road during the snowmobile season, and their may be noise from snowmobiles passing through.
SNOWMOBILING & RENTALS
In the winter months, our Micro Cabins are only drive in accessible by snowmobile or ATV. Hiking to the cabin is also permitted. Once inside the property, guests may hike or snowshoe the many frozen lakes onsite or along the snowshoe-only trails, but most trails are dedicated to exclusively to snowmobiles. Haliburton Forest’s unique location at the top of the Algonquin Dome makes it the ultimate destination for winter ATVing conditions!
The snowmobile season typically runs early December until mid-March but this ultimately depends on weather conditions. Snowmobile passes are included in the nightly rate, so guests are welcome to bring their own snowmobiles or ATVs or rent them directly from Haliburton Forest. Snowmobile rental rates start at $274 per snowmobile per day. To learn more or to book a snowmobile for your stay, call Haliburton Forest at 1-800-631-2198 or go to: https://www.haliburtonforest.com/book-online/book-snowmobile-rental/.
We do not guarantee snowmobile rental availability. If you intend to rent a snowmobile during your stay, we highly recommend reaching out to Haliburton Forest to inquire about rental availability shortly after booking your Cabinscape stay.
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. Our micro cabins are located right within Haliburton Forest’s Base Camp, giving you access to their extensive trail system; delicious meals at their Cookhouse Restaurant; Camp Store; and much more. The picturesque waterfront town of Haliburton is a 25-minute drive away. Take a day trip for great shopping, cafes, restaurants and events.
When is check-in and check-out?
Entry is by lock-box and key. Check in time is 4 pm. Check-out is 12 pm.
What is the shuttle service?
From mid-November to mid-May this cabin is just over a 1km hike-in, as the road is closed to accommodate ATVs and snowmobiles on the trails. As a result, we are excited to offer a ATV shuttling service for guests who prefer not to hike in, but do not have access to their own snowmobile/ATV. This shuttle service is only available from mid- November until the road closes to snowmobiles in mid-March. At an additional cost of $75/reservation, guests and their gear will be transported to their cabin via snowmobile or ATV. Please note: the fee includes space for up to two individuals and one cargo sled of gear. Additional guest/gear trips may incur additional fees.
The 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
- Bug repellent
- Hand sanitizer
Does this cabin have running water or a shower?
No. Our Micro cabins do not have running water. We provide 40L of water for dish washing and drinking. Public showers are available in the comfort stations at Base Camp.
Can I bring additional guests?
No. This cabin can only accommodate up to 2 guests plus 1 pup. The base rental rate includes 2 guests. If you’re bringing a pup, please select the “Pet Pal” option 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.
What electronics can I use at the cabin?
There is one outlet in the kitchen for charging your phone and laptop but charging multiple phones / laptops will drain the cabin’s battery quickly. We DO NOT recommend using the outlet for high voltage items like hairdryers, coffee makers, kitchen appliances, etc. This is a low voltage outlet and power outages will result. Health-related items like CPAP machines cannot be accommodated at our cabins. Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification on what machines/electronics can be used at our cabins.
Do you provide canoe rentals?
Canoe rentals are available from the Main Office at Haliburton Forest for $25-$35/per day. Canoes can be picked up from the Main Office. They do not deliver these items to cabins. Guests must transport canoes themselves to whatever lake they want to paddle: they provide all gear including paddles, personal flotation devices (pfds), safety kits as well as ropes and foams to tie canoes on to vehicles.
Fore more info or to book your canoe, visit the Haliburton Forest Website here.
Can I bring my own snowmobile or ATV?
For guests with access to their own snowmobile or ATV’s, a valid drivers license (or Motorized Snow Vehicle Operator’s License) is required. Ownership and insurance per vehicle must also be presented to Haliburton Forest staff in the Main Office upon check in. (Side-by-side vehicles are not permitted in the forest.). ATV’s are only permitted in the winter.
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?
Yes! This cabin is pup friendly, but please keep in mind that during the snowmobile season this is a high traffic area and we recommend that you leave your pup at home. For those that just can’t part with their furry companions, please keep them on leash at all times when outside the cabin. Pups are not allowed to walk on the snowmobile trails; they must be transported via snowmobile.