Sleeps 3 | 160sq/ft| Pup-Friendly
Hike-In: 300 Meters (Summer AWD & 4WD Drive-In beginning mid-May) | Remoteness: Medium
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. January 2023 dates NOW OPEN! February dates open October 1st.
THIS CABIN INCLUDES:1 Queen/1 Twin Bed
Indoor & Outdoor Shower*
Fan and Heat
Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil, Sugar & Coffee
Canoe & Lifejackets
*Running water is shut-off October 15th – 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.
LEAVE NO TRACE
All garbage and recycling must be packed up and taken home on your departure.
THINGS TO DO
- Relax, Canoe, Fish, Read, Stargaze
(Our cabin is located in a wild part of the lake. Visit Halliburton Forest’s public beach for swimming.)
- Hike, Bike or Snowmobile in Haliburton Forest Wild Life Reserve
- Take a Canopy Tour or Husky Hike at Haliburton Forest Base Camp (20 minute drive)
- 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 (45 minute drive)
- This cabin is in an isolated back-country environment. Guests are responsible for their own safety and are expected to have basic wilderness skills along with a general sense of comfort being alone in nature.
- From early-December* to mid-March most Haliburton Forest trails are open to snowmobiles only. There are a few snowshoe trails available directly at the parking lot at Base Camp.
- Haliburton Forest’s unique location at the top of the Algonquin Dome makes it the ultimate destination for winter snowmobiling and ATVing! Rent a snowmobile through Haliburton Forest to make the most out of your adventure: https://www.haliburtonforest.com/book-online/book-snowmobile-rental/
*Once snowmobile trails are groomed and operational. For the latest trail conditions check out https://www.haliburtonforest.com/trail-conditions/
DRIVE IN / HIKE IN ACCESS
- Drive-in Access – AWD & 4WD only (Mid-May-Mid November)
- Hike-in Access (Mid-November-Mid-May*) – 300m hike from the parking area
*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 Penner cabin you are just 20-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 4 pm. Check-out is 12 pm.
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
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.
Please note that running water will be shut off on October 15th.
Can I bring additional guests?
This cabin can accommodate up to 3 guests plus 2 pups. The base rental rate includes 2 guests. A third guest is an additional $25/per night. Please check off 3 guests at checkout. If you’re bringing a pup (or two), 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.
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! You are more than welcome to bring your furry friend for an extra fee of $25/per night. Select the “Pet Pal” option at checkout. Up to two dogs per booking are permitted. (We do not make exceptions to this rule).