COVID NOTICE – PLEASE READ
April 7: STAY AT HOME ORDER
After carefully reviewing the updated Government Guidelines, it is our understanding that we are able to keep our business operational during this period based on the fact that we fall under the category of “Hotels, motels, lodges, cabins, cottages…” (which have been listed as businesses permitted to operate). As such we are honouring our existing bookings.
BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR YOUR VISIT: Please check this page for updates.
We are leaving it to the discretion of our guests to determine whether they are able to travel at this time. 48 hours notice is required for any cancellations, or our standard cancellation policy will apply. Please contact us if you are unable to travel (email@example.com).
Government of Ontario Documentation: SAFETY MEASURES | STAY AT HOME ORDER
To ensure your safety and the safety of the local communities around our cabins, we strongly advise you to gas up and do ALL your shopping BEFORE arriving, and to avoid visiting local establishments during your visit.
Any guests who have traveled outside of Canada in the past 14 days, have been in contact with infected individuals, or who are showing symptoms of the COVID-19 virus must reschedule or cancel their visit. Please contact us if you feel you are at risk for transmission.
We look forward to welcoming you to our cabin! Our cabins are an off grid experience. We highly recommend reviewing our House Manual before your visit to help you best prepare. In addition, all guests must review and sign our liability waiver prior to their visit. Please fill out and sign the below waiver and review all of the below information in detail.
Let us know if you have any questions. If you have any questions during your stay, best to send us a quick text.
Our on-site support number is : (289) 206-1193
Have a great getaway!
Laura and John
Current Access/Weather Conditions (Check back the day you leave): This cabin is currently hike in only. Due to heavy rainfall and snowmelt, our rugged laneway is rutty and muddy in areas. We are not opening our gate to cars until the ground dries out. Please park your car and follow the hike in instructions below.
Cabinscape does not take responsibility for any damages that occur to your vehicle or towing expenses.
Water: Running water is currently turned OFF for the season. We provide 40 litres of water for drinking and washing. Water will be turned back on by May 24th weekend. NOTE No running water means NO shower. The composting toilet is fully functional.
What to 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)
- Flashlight or headlamp
- Firewood (please review the fire advisories for the area before burning)
- Camping chairs
- Bug repellent
- Warm clothing
PENNER CABIN ADDRESS:
NOTE: Penner Cabin does not have a civic number / formal address
You’ll need to Google Minnow Drive, Dysart et al, ON (This will take you to the lane.)
Follow the Cabinscape signs and directions to reach the cabin.
Google Map “Minnow Drive, Dysart et al, ON” or use GPS coordinates: 45.233556, -78.656500 and follow the below directions to your final destination.
STARTING FROM WEST GILFORD:
– Continue along Kennisis Lake Road for 28 km
– Turn right onto Minnow Drive, continue for 1.4km, you will see a bush lane on your left and a Cabinscape sign (on the right side pointing to the bush lane).
– Minnow Drive is bumpy and may be snowy/muddy. Winter tires strongly recommended / Low Clearance vehicles not recommended!
PARKING NOTE: DUE TO MUDDY CONDITIONS WE HAVE MOVED THE PARKING SPOT UP. YOU WILL SEE IT ON YOUR RIGHT JUST OFF MINNOW DRIVE.
PLEASE PARK HERE. THE LANE BEYOND IS VERY MUDDY UNTIL WE ARE ABLE TO DO ROAD REPAIRS. SEE IMAGE:
– Park just off Minnow Drive, there is an available parking spot. You’ll need to hike in from here. Do NOT drive into the bush lane. This is not plowed in the winter and towing is not available.
– You can use the sled and snowshoes to hike into the cabin (which are locked to our gate entrance). LOCK CODE FOR SNOW SHOES AND SLED IS: 1516.
– The cabin lane is on your right about 300 meters in the bush lane. Please note this can be muddy in the spring and fall months.
1) Right turn onto Minnow Drive (See sign at lane)
2) Minnow Drive Entrance
3) Left Turn to Parking Area (See sign on right)
4) Parking area (TEMPORARILY MOVED)
5) Hiking In – Stay right at junction (See Sign at junction)
6) Hiking in – Turn right shortly after junction (See sign on right)
There is a Lock Box beside the door with key inside. When you leave the cabin, please lock the cabin and leave the key inside lock box.
(LOCK BOX CODE IS: 1516)
Maps and Manuals
Please review the below maps and manuals in detail:
You are very close to Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve base camp, which has over 400 km of hiking and mountain biking trails and lakes. During your stay, your group can purchase day-passes from the Main Office at a cost of $8/person, which includes parking and access to the trails. The Main office is open 7-days a week (8am-5pm). For an additional cost, you can also do a Canopy Tour, take a Husky Hike, or visit their Wolf Centre to catch a glimpse of the Forest’s resident wolf pack.
Firewood and kindling can be purchased at Haliburton Forest’s Main Office and Cookhouse/Camp Store. Most gas stations also sell firewood.