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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 more popular tourist destinations 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 are 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 2024.


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
H2H’s Kennisis Lake cottage boasts a luxury experience year-round (Photo courtesy H2H Cottage Co.) 

Hoping to find a peaceful and cozy Haliburton rental cottage escape with well-treed privacy and serene natural surroundings but also with lots of fun activities to experience, and all within a 10 to 30-minute drive? H2H Cottage Co.’s luxury Haliburton cottage rentals are perfect for couples and families looking for quiet relaxation and opportunities for adventure. And great news, they are also pet-friendly for well-behaved furry family members to enjoy as well!

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 are 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
H2H Cottage Co. provides plenty of reasons to get out on the lake and explore (Photo courtesy H2H Cottage Co.)


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 a 30-minute drive away depending on 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


360 Peninsula Oasis, Koshlong Lake
360 Peninsula Oasis, Koshlong Lake aeriel view
360 Peninsula Oasis on Koshlong Lake  is especially lovely in the fall  (Photo courtesy 360 Peninsula Oasis)

Located between Minden and Haliburton in the Kawartha Lakes region, this newly renovated 6-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom cottage offers an idyllic retreat. Situated on a stunning peninsula overlooking Koshlong Lake, privacy and panoramic views are guaranteed. With 3.5 acres and 840 feet of shoreline, this oasis invites exploration, all just a 2-hour drive from Toronto and the GTA.

Inside, enjoy modern amenities and spacious bedrooms for effortless relaxation. Outdoors, find lounge areas, a fire pit, and water activities like kayaking. Summer brings private boat launches and scenic trails. Indoors, entertainment options include a 65″ TV and game room. Winter offers nearby ski slopes and snowshoeing.

Essentials are provided for a seamless stay, ensuring cherished memories in this lakeside haven. Responsive hosts are ready to address any inquiries, making your experience exceptional.

Find out more about this luxury Haliburton cottage on Airbnb.


Chernet Chalet, Dysart
Chernet Chalet, Dysart exterior in red of one of the best luxury cottage rentals in Haliburton
Chernet Chalet in Dysart is a popular Halliburton cottage rental (Photo courtesy Chernet Chalet)

Escape to the serene Cabernet Chalet, nestled in a natural forest offering year-round activities like skiing, skating, ATV, and more. Just a 2-minute drive to a beautiful beach and amenities, this chalet boasts stunning Haliburton Highlands views and ample outdoor space.

Relax in the Crown Marquis Hot Tub or Cedar Barrel Outdoor Sauna, and enjoy high-speed connectivity throughout. Inside, the chalet features an open concept with vaulted ceilings, a granite fireplace, and modern comforts. The kitchen island seats 10, perfect for family gatherings.

With three levels, including a ski-in/ski-out basement, there’s plenty of space for everyone. Enjoy arcade games, a game room, and outdoor activities in the large yard. Modern features like Keurig coffee makers and Canadian-made mattresses ensure a comfortable stay.

Explore nearby attractions like Sir Sams Ski / Ride, Haliburton Village, and Algonquin Provincial Park. With space for 12 guests and ample parking, Cabernet Chalet promises an unforgettable retreat.

Visit Chernet Chalet for more details.




Guest Contributor Laura Jewell is a writer for 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.