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Less “Things,” More “Doing Things” Together.

Updated: Apr 14, 2019

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Show your love for one another in #myhaliburtonhighlands

This is a call to couples celebrating their lives together. A call to action that doesn’t require a holiday or anniversary to break away from your routine, pack the car, and head north to the Haliburton Highlands.

Partners that do things together tend to become more closely connected. So, strip back to the basics of the “you” and “me.” Give yourselves a chance to do away with the noise and distraction that can envelop daily life and catch yourselves in the glow of a lakeside sunset instead. These experiences that we have together give us something in common and initiate better communication and intimacy.

So, pack the car and head north. What awaits you is a lakeside cottage, bustling with nature, with endless opportunities for play and adventure. Better still, lakeside cottaging provides an opportunity to disconnect from the “things” in your life and reconnect with the people in it.

Decide together

With over 80 cottages for families big and small, Team CCR has curated you a list of cottages to suit a set of two.

Big Hawk Lake Hawks Rest

Find your perfect sunsets here. Western exposure views from your large deck off the living-room or down at the dock with sizeable platform. At the lake you will enjoy deep clean swimming with plenty of dock space to soak up the all-day sun. For more water enjoyment and exploration of Big Hawk Lake, you will have access to a canoe and two kayaks!

The cottage is situated in stand of tall evergreens and birch trees which means ample privacy for you and your partner.

Canning Lake Angela’s Cottage

You will feel at ease here. Get creative together in your 3-station kitchen, extending out to the wonderful and private wrap-around deck with BBQ and outdoor dining area. This quaint and cozy cottage is perched on a secluded section of Canning Lake and a canoe is provided for your use! Wake up to an early morning swim, jog or just laze with your coffee at the dock or lakeside picnic table. Everything you need to relax is here.

Allen Lake Grand View

Treat yourselves to a luxurious vacation here. Start with detoxification in your Finnish wood-burning sauna then find refreshment at the water's edge with a dip off the large dock into deep clean water. Or, take to the water by canoe or kayak. With south-east facing exposure, you will enjoy all-day sun and beautiful sunrise and sunsets from the front deck overlooking the lake, equipped with a large hot tub and comfortable outdoor dining area!

Unwind in the evening in one of the many rooms for quiet reflection or engage in surround-sound entertainment. Enjoy the theatre room, state-of-the-art sound system, vinyl player (with extensive vinyl collection), and connection to internet radio. You and your dancing partner can swing the night away at Allen Lake Grand View.

Big Bob Lake Summersby

A traditional cottage experience is found here. This quaint cottage abode speaks to what matters most - expansive south-facing views on a clean lake, privacy, and a well-maintained, relaxing cottage ambiance. A very large dock awaits you at water’s edge with swim raft, paddle boat, and row boat. The dining room opens to a deck facing the lake with BBQ and patio set; ready for grilling, chilling, and refreshments. A traditional and comfortable lakeside cottage experience for just the two of you.

Stop. Collaborate and listen

Searching for an opportunity to express your desire to experience new things together? Here’s a few ideas to ignite the spark.

From Big Hawk Lake

  • Access 3 fabulous hiking trails that offer history, glorious lookouts, and nature at its best. See Log Chute Trail, Crest of Kennisis, and Circuit of 5 Viewpoints in the Ridge Trail Hiking Network.

  • Get a different perspective… on horseback at Abbey Gardens during one of their Pony Trekking guided hikes.

From Canning Lake

From Allen Lake

From Big Bob Lake

  • Lace up each others hiking shoes and find peace and quiet on the trail. Big Bob Lake is situated perfectly between 6 unique walking/hiking experiences. See Minden Boardwalk, Minden Riverwalk, Harrington Park & Wild Water Preserve, Snowdon Park, Dahl Forest, and Ganaraska Hiking Trail in the Township of Minden Hills hiking section.

  • Contact one of our Experience Providers on a Sip, Swill, and Savour Brewery tour!

In a world bogged down by “stuff” and disconnect from living presently in the moment, it is more important than ever to give our loved ones much deserved time and attention. So, why not this week in Ontario Cottage Country?

Cottage Care Rentals invites you and your loved one to join us in the Haliburton Highlands! Go ahead and visit our website for an extensive list of lakeside cottages that would love to host you.

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