Highland Flings: The Best Luxury Haliburton Cottage Rentals 2023

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Guest Contributor Laura Jewell shares her list of the best Luxury Haliburton Cottage Rentals for 2023


Are you looking for the perfect Ontario getaway experience? A place where you can create lasting memories or even new traditions with your family this year? Or are you trying to find the perfect ‘experience gift’ to share with a loved one? Do you dream of escaping away without the busyness of some of the typical tourist regions in Ontario, to truly get away from it all for a few days?

If this sounds like you, then a luxury Haliburton cottage rental may be just what you need. Whether you’re planning to jump right in for a healing and invigorating wilderness escape for a few weeks, or are only wanting to enjoy a quick nature refresh for a couple of days escape from the city, Haliburton has an impressive number of options that just may surprise you.

From one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure activities to cozy cottage rentals in Haliburton that are guaranteed to provide a fun “home away from home” experience, there’s plenty of great reasons to experience this lovely part of Ontario’s cottage country.

Find your perfect vacation getaway with our list of the very best luxury Haliburton cottage rentals for 2023.


Luxury Haliburton Cottage Rentals


H2H Cottage Co. on Kennisis Lake & Bitter Lake
H2h Cottage Co. on Kennisis Lake luxury Haliburton cottage rentals living area with real fireplace
The H2h Cottage on Kennisis Lake offers superb views and a warm, welcoming interior (Photo courtesy H2H Cottage Co)


Hoping to find a Haliburton rental cottage with private serene natural surroundings but also with lots of fun activities to experience, and all within 10 – 30-minutes’ drive? H2H Cottage Co.’s luxury Haliburton cottage rentals are perfect for couples and families looking for quiet relaxation and opportunities for adventure.

H2H Cottages offers two private rustic luxury cottages to choose from. An elevated 2500 sq ft luxury treehouse cabin with spectacular views over Kennisis Lake, and a cozy upgraded traditional cottage on Bitter Lake nestled amongst the trees. Cottage guests often return year after year, creating new memories and forging new family traditions.

Both cottages are finished in a traditional rustic and contemporary hybrid style and were designed and prepared with guests’ needs in mind, ensuring you’ll immediately feel right at home. Cozy beds are ready made for you, and towels and basic amenities provided in your clean cottage. Fresh drinking water and high-speed internet are also provided, and all you need to do is arrive and settle in to enjoy your well-deserved holiday at the lake.

H2h Cottage Co. on Kennisis Lake lwith kayaks and doc on lake
Kayaks add to the fun on the lake when you stay at an H2h Haliburton cottage (Photo: Laura Jewell)


Fancy some fun on the water? Each cottage has its own private waterfront area with two kayaks and two paddleboards available for guest use.

Want to explore the area? These cottages are only a short drive or snowmobile ride from the popular Haliburton Forest Wildlife reserve where year-round adventures await. Other great places to visit in Haliburton include Winterdance Dogsledding Tours and Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike, each around 30-minutes’ drive away depending which cottage you are staying at.

Kennisis Lake Marina is also just 10 minutes away and features an ice-cream and coffee bar, souvenir shopping, pickleball courts, and an adorable outdoor diner. Boat rentals are offered at the marina, too.

For further details, including rates and reservations for these top luxury Haliburton cottage rentals, visit the H2H Cottage Co. website at https://h2hcottageco.com.


Birchwood Cottage on Redstone Lake
Birchwood Cottage on Redstone Lake one of the best luxury cottage rentals in Haliburton.jpg
Birchwood Cottage on Redstone Lake is one of the best luxury cottage rentals in Haliburton (Photo courtesy Birchwood Cottage)


Birchwood Cottage is a truly stunning boutique cottage located in the heart of Haliburton. This cottage is a scenic 2.5-hour drive from Toronto and is newly renovated with luxury finishes throughout. It’s positioned facing northwest on the clear and pristine waters of Redstone Lake, enabling you to take advantage of the gorgeous lake views.

Set on just over four acres, an enchanting set of steps lead you past exposed rock faces to 200ft of private water front with dock and decking area for diving, swimming, and relaxing.

A perfect couples retreat or family vacation destination, this classy Haliburton cottage is stylish and trendy with designer touches throughout. The hosts are friendly and accommodating and work hard to anticipate their guests’ every need… and it shows.

To learn more about Birchwood Cottage you can check them out on Airbnb.


Sandhaven Cottage on Lake Kashagawigamog
sandhaven offers superb sunset views from its wide shoreline
Sandhaven Cottage boasts superb sunset views from its peaceful shoreline (Photo courtesy Sandhaven Cottage)


You’ll find beautiful Sandhaven Cottage on Lake Kashagawigamog in the Haliburton Highlands. This 2,800 sq ft rustic and cozy vacation home boasts four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a bunkie, and a huge 1,400 sq ft cedar deck with a hot tub for your relaxation.

You’ll experience exceptional swimming, boating, and even fishing while staying on this five-lake chain. There’s plenty to do nearby, too. including six golf courses, miles of hiking / biking trails, skiing, snowmobiling, ATV trails, and more.

You can find out more about Sandhaven cottage on their website at www.sandhavan.ca.




Guest Contributor Laura Jewell is a writer for h2hcottageco.com and a lover of animals, all things nature, and Haliburton, and loves educating others about the many great reasons to visit this beautiful area of Ontario.

Special thanks to  wellnesstravelled.com for their use of the main feature image of the glorious Haliburton Highlands sunsrise that accompanies this article.