Quasi Cabin

From: $241.00

Haliburton, Ontario
Sleeps 4 | 160sq/ft

$241 Weeknight | $256 Weekend | $281 Holiday
 
This remote waterfront cabin is located on Dog Lake, a gorgeous spot in Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve. This cabin is approximately 300 meters away from our Cove Cabin, on its own private lake, 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 after Deer Hunting Season in mid-November, this back-country cabin is hike-in or snowmobile/ATV access only. We provide a sled and snowshoes for the hike-in, but please note, this is a challenging ~2 hour hike on rugged terrain. We recommend the hike-in for experienced adventurers only. However, for an additional fee, guests can opt into our shuttling service from mid-November to May 6th to be shuttled to and from the cabin when they check-in and check-out – no hike required!

 

Access: AWD or 4WD cars strongly recommended or a 3km hike-in | Remoteness: High

Activities at this cabin:

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SELECT THE NIGHTS YOU’D LIKE TO STAY IN THE RESERVATION CALENDAR ABOVE

☼ 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. August bookings are now open. September reservations will open June 1st, 2022.

THIS CABIN INCLUDES: 

1 Queen & 1 Double bed
Outdoor Shower*
Indoor Toilet
Fan and Heat
Stovetop
Sink*
Mini Fridge
Cookware
Drinking Water
Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil, Sugar & Coffee
BBQ
Campfire
Patio Furniture
Canoe & Lifejackets
Mini Library

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


UPDATE: Water has been turned on at Quasi as of May 6, 2022

OFF-GRID BASICS 

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, Swim, Read, Stargaze
    (This cabin is located in a shallow cove. For deep swimming, take out our canoe to the swimming dock located farther from shore)
  • Hike, Bike or Snowmobile in Haliburton Forest Wild Life Reserve
  • 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

BE AWARE

  • 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 area with our Kaya, Willow, Big Rock and Cove cabins. Our Cove and Quasi cabins are approximately 300 metres apart from one another, located on their own very private lots. That said, you may see others guests out on the water.

DRIVE IN / HIKE IN ACCESS 

  • Drive-in Access (May 6-Mid November*)
  • Hike-in/ATV/Snowmobile Access (Nov-May 6) – 3 km or approximately 2 hours on a challenging, rugged trail – we recommend this for experienced adventurers only.
  • Shuttle-in Access (Nov-May 6) – During “hike-in” season, we offer a shuttle service for those that prefer not to hike and haul their gear in. The shuttle runs in 30 minute increments from 1PM-4PM for check-in and 9AM-11:30AM for check out.

*Please note: 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 early-November may mean that you’ll need to hike into your cabin or book our shuttle. If you opt to hike in, we’ll provide you with snowshoes and a sled (or wagon) to haul your gear. Consider it an adventure!

FAQs

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 Quazi 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 is the shuttle service?

From early-December to mid-May this cabin is just over a 3 km hike-in, 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/ATV shuttling service for guests who prefer not to hike in, but do not have access to their own snowmobile/ATV. 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 four 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.

I have a 4×4 with 4WD, can I drive right up to the cabin in the winter?

Guest vehicles are permitted on the property up until the end of Deer Hunting Season (mid-November). After that point, until the Victoria Day long-weekend, no guest vehicles are permitted on-site, and must be left in the guest parking area which is approximately 3 km away from the cabin. We do not make exceptions to this policy. Please refer to the “Drive in/Hike in Access” section above for further clarification.

Can I bring my own ATV or snowmobile to access the cabin?

Yes! Guests are welcome to bring their own snowmobile or ATV to access the cabin in the winter. Please bring proof of ownership and a valid license in the event you encounter Haliburton Forest staff on the trails. Keep in mind, without a valid trail pass, snowmobiles and ATVs can only be used on the cabin access road. If you would like to explore the trails at Haliburton Forest, please register your vehicle and purchase a trail pass at Haliburton Forest Main Office, and launch your vehicle from Base Camp.

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
  • 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.

UPDATE: Water has been turned on at Quasi as of May 6, 2022

Does this cabin have an indoor shower?

No, this cabin does not have an indoor shower. Enjoy showering in our refreshing outdoor shower at the side of the cabin. The shower is equipped with hot water.

Can I bring additional guests?

This cabin can accommodate up to 4 guests. The base rental rate includes 2 guests. Each additional guest is $25/per night. Please check off your additional guests at checkout.

Is there WIFI/Cell Service?

There is NO WIFI access at the cabin. Cell reception is available but may be spotty. Depending on your carrier, you may be without service in certain parts of the property. 

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, sorry, this cabin is not pet friendly. To view available pet friendly cabins, select “pet friendly” while searching for your dates.