Secluded Cabin on Your Own Private Lake Nestled Among 350 Wooded Acres
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Haliburton cottage description
Secluded Cabin on Your Own Private Lake Nestled Among 350 Wooded Acres. (Don't Be Disappointed, Reserve Your Spot Now for 2014)
Keywords: Private, Secluded, Private Lake, Cabin, Cottage, Nature Lover's, Wilderness, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing, Mountain Bike, Trails, Hiking, ATV, Snowshoeing, Snowmobile, Cross Country Skiing, Borders 1000's of Additional Acres and Lakes to Explore, Nature, Wildlife, Campfires, Drive to, Easy Access, Close to Town, Shopping, Hospital Nearby, Only 2 Hours from Toronto
- 600 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Wood Stove
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
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Visitors from Michigan
Visitors from Michigan
Our vacation began when Wayne met us at the road to Claypack Lake where he warmly greeted us and led us on a gorgeous ride up his lane to the cabin. The weather was perfect and the leaves on the sugar maples, oaks, birches, and others were stunning. Wayne gave us a thorough tour and left goodies for us to enjoy for our week at Claypack. The cabin was rustic but well-appointed. Our desire for seclusion, quiet, and a week of "unplugging" was fulfilled in this magical place. We hiked, fished, canoed, relaxed, read books, enjoyed the sauna, and the list goes on. I don't think we've ever seen Fall colours as spectacular as we did at Claypack. The peace and solitude were just what we needed and Wayne's goal was accomplished - we will hopefully be back! Thanks Wayne!
- Guest Doctorklop (Michigan)
- Date of stay 09/26/13
- Review Submitted 10/07/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Owner response: Jay, Nancy and Alexa, I strive to reach my goal, which was for you to like your vacation at Claypack Lake/Cabin and Property so much, that you would want to return. It is always rewarding when my mission is accomplished. It will be my pleasure to see you back soon. Good luck on your move. Wayne
A Spa for Mind, Body, Spirit
A Spa for Mind, Body, Spirit
We both agree that the advertisement for Claypack Lake cannot prepare you for the absolutely therapeutic tranquility you will experience. First of all, Wayne's one hour to 90 minute “tour” of his family's cabin sets the tone for your stay with his gentle respect and awe for not only their home away from home but also the nature surrounding their home. The first thing Wayne helps you notice is the quiet. For a solid week all we heard was wind, birds, and water. (unless we used the CD player – and talk about good taste in music!) Before we arrived we had planned to drive into Haliburton (only about 15-20 minutes away) to see a movie or go to dinner, once at the cabin we didn't want to leave – so we made sure we had everything we could want so that we didn't need to leave. We hiked, swam, fished, cooked, played cards, read, used the sauna (wonderful!), showered in the outside shower (how freeing). Being alone with just the two of us and NO distractions was rejuevenating. This vacation, different from any we have taken before was just what the doctor ordered. Anthony even noticed his breathing slowed. We slept through the night (unusual for me) on the very comfortable queen size mattress. Speaking of comfort: the furniture and attention to detail throughout the cabin speaks to nothing but relaxation. Although I was personally dreading the outhouse (and bears), the overwhelming peace we felt at the cabin overrode any fears. The outhouse was actually the best outhouse we've ever used........with again - attention to detail. :) and we never witnessed a bear (pawprints – yes; the actual animal – no) The respect shown to guests is evident when you realize the personal belongings left behind by the family. Mi casa es su casa (My house is your house) is the overall feeling you have while at the cabin at Claypack Lake. Thank you, Wayne, for the grape preserves – delicious – even more so after we met and spoke with the couple who makes the preserves. You obviously attract warm, generous, trusting people. Thank you for trusting us with your home; we highly recommend this experience, which will be difficult to duplicate anywhere else.
- Guest Deborah (Connecticut)
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 09/24/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: Deb and Anthony, Comments like yours make me feel that sharing my special place with other like minding folks such as yourselves is all worthwhile. Hope to see you back. Best Regards, Wayne
My husband and I have just returned from our week at claypack cottage the words magical serene and wonderful are the only way to describe our week. The property is amazing, spotless and completely private never laid eyes on another person until we ventured into town.The owner Wayne was kind enough to allow us to bring our 2 large dogs and needless to say if they could speak they would have thanked us many times over.It was a great feeling coming from the city to watch our dogs have so much fun walking on the trails rowing them in the boat and swimming in the lake no leashes no restrictions.The outdoor facilities turned into a wonderful adventure viewing the forest and lake while having a shower was quite a change and I thoroughly enjoyed it water was always hot and like the property spotless.We were hoping that we would have luck fishing we both enjoy spincasting and we were not disappointed large mouth bass all between 2 to 4 pounds and a couple of sunfish .We would recommend this cottage to anyone. Thankyou Wayne for a great week
- Guest Madie (Dundas Ontario)
- Date of stay 09/07/13
- Review Submitted 09/17/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, pet owners.
Owner response: Vance and Sherri, I am so glad that Claypack Cabin and Property turned out to be everything that you were looking for. I hope that some of the magic stays with you for a long time to come. I hope to see you both back next year. Regards, Wayne
A piece of paradise
A piece of paradise
Theres nothing I could possibly say that could describe being able to stay in such a natural setting within a 6 hour drive from home. My wife and I have been to quite alot of northern camps, private cottages, and this one ..by far was the best place we have been ..very relaxing. Wayne surely knows his stuff when it comes to making you feel right at home , from the beginning tour to the wild grape preserve, and the awesome maple sirup everything was perfect and really i can only thank wayne for renting out such an awesome plot of nature and keeping things simple.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 09/01/13
- Review Submitted 09/10/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, pet owners.
Owner response: Dan It was my pleasure to help you and Sharon find a place where you could truly relax. Your compliments suggest that your 6 hour drive from Windsor area was well worth it. I look forward to having you back annually for a "time out" in Nature's Paradise. Wayne
Claypack Cabin - The Ultimate Getaway Experience
Claypack Cabin - The Ultimate Getaway Experience
It was our first time to the Claypack cabin and we were met by Wayne when we arrived. He gave us a review of the amenities and walked us around the property for our initial orientation. The cottage had everything we needed, from kitchen to bedroom. The dock was the perfect place for our morning coffee, afternoon sunbathe or simply relaxing with a good book. In the daytime we hiked the trails, took the canoe out and spent quite a bit of time fishing which was excellent. The campfire is a "MUST" in the evening with all the firewood you could ever use. The night sky was beautiful offering excellent stars stargazing! We walked the trails every morning with our boxer dog "Nuna". We think she loved the place as much as we did! The peacefulness in the morning was amazing with the occasional loon greeting us. We have never been to an up north getaway that was so private though it is only a 15-20 minutes drive to Haliburton for a top up of supplies. Thanks Wayne for the wild berry jam, it was delicious along with your maple syrup we brought back with us. Wayne has put his heart and soul into the cabin as it felt like home and not simply an "income property". Thanks for a great “away from it all” experience and hope to be back again next year. Toomie and Robert
- Guest Toomie and Robert (Toronto)
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/27/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, pet owners.
Owner response: Toomie and Robert, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Claypack Cabin and Property. Your kind words epitomize the very reasons that I decided to share my special place with like minded folks such as youselves who "get it". Looking forward to your return next year. Best, Wayne
Rented for a week in July . 4 people total - 2 adults, 2 children. A wonderful escape - the boys had a super time exploring the woods, canoeing and kayaking, and ofcourse lots of fishing. We have never caight so many fish in one week! Be prepared for remote wilderness, and we recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get in and out of the property. If you are wanting to do alot of swimming this property is not for you - it is my only complaint. The lake is shallow and muddy. We had campfires, hikes and shelter building competitions! A fox visited us right on the deck every evening. Phesants trucking quietly up and down the trail to the cabin was majestic to see. The cabin itself is very clean, well equipped and functional. Although it sleeps 6 I don't recommend more than the 4 we had. The outdoor shower was a hit with all of us. I saw more stars at night than at any other cottage I have ever rented. Outdoor bathroom was only an issue for the kids at night but we managed just fine. Although it was the hottest week of the summer, we were always cool at the cabin. The washroom faciclities were clean and comfy (for an outhouse!) Lots to see and do in the area. Kids loved visiting the Haliburton Wolf Centre. Wayne was always available to us if we needed something and the perfect "hands off" host. We will definately return to this hidden wilderness oasis! We were glad that we decided not to take our dogs at the last minute because there were lots of animals around at night!
- Guest Lillian Price (-)
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 08/23/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Owner response: Lillian, Thank you for such a nice review. I am so glad that all of you found so much to treasure at my cabin and property. You guys certainly set the record for the number of fish caught in one week. When you return, the road will be in much better shape, as I am having some major work done to it this fall. See you at the lake. Wayne
Better Than Meditation.
Better Than Meditation.
If you've been finding your chi a bit out of whack recently, the Claypack cabin is an ideal getaway spot to restore some of the long lost emotional balance. Provided, of course, you have the willpower to cut the cord and leave your arsenal of wireless communication devices at home :) It offers complete serenity and seclusion, with [nearly] all the creature comforts of a typical urban dwelling. Also, should you find yourself running low on consumables, the fridge re-supply depot (a.k.a. Minden Foodland) is only a short drive away. The surrounding area is absolutely gorgeous; trees, water, and an abundance of speedy chipmunks. The fire pit is placed perfectly for watching sunsets while polishing off hot, juicy sausages. An added benefit of spending time near the water is the exponential drop in mosquito attacks. The dock is an excellent spot for catching up on your favourite novel, solving a crossword puzzle, or simply having a cup of tea and taking in the sights...which include some pretty acrobatic fish! In the 1st week of July (2013), the water was warm enough to swim in. We also employed the kayaks for some exploratory trips though the water lilies, while the row boat contributed its mid-lake sunbathing services. The cabin itself has a rustic exterior design with quality wooden finishes on the inside. At night, the warm flickering glow of gas flames dances across honey coloured walls. Electric lights (also available), don't even come close to offering the same ambiance. Word of caution - on hot, humid summers remember to bring a plentiful supply of insect repellent and potentially a mosquito head-net if venturing out on a hike. The cabin deck comes outfitted with a large screen shelter, so that breezy outdoor meals remain an option even in the most buggy weather.
- Guest Joanna (Mississauga, ON)
- Date of stay 06/29/13
- Review Submitted 07/18/13
Owner response: Joanna, It was a pleasure to have you and your parents as guests. I hope that some of the "magic" that you found at Claypack Lake will stay with you until you can find the time to return again. Regards, Wayne
Nature at it's best!
Nature at it's best!
There's something about stepping down to the dock the first time you're there and just seeing how tranquil and secluded it really is. I think we must have spent half an hour just standing and looking out onto the water before getting unpacked. The cottage was clean, organized and there really is all the fire wood you could ever want at your fingertips. It was beyond any of our expectations. We even had a chance one night around the campfire where a fox came by and said hello for an hour. The fishing was great, pretty much caught a few nice Largemouth each time we hit the dock or went out in the boat! This is a place you can't miss. Thank you Wayne for taking care of us. We'll be back next year!
- Guest Jon (Toronto)
- Date of stay 07/07/13
- Review Submitted 07/14/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Owner response: Jon and Friends, It was a pleasure to have you as guests. I hope that you can return for a longer stay next year.
Everything we wanted!
Everything we wanted!
Our stay last week was simply incredible...early morning coffee on the dock with the loon, rowing on the peaceful lake, swimming in the clear, cool water, beautiful hikes, and the daily visit from the little doe with her tiny fawn. Our 12 and 15 year old girls were sad to leave as was our jack russell. The cabin felt like home from day one and the nearby town of Haliburton was quaint and friendly. We couldn't have had a more wonderful break from our fast paced lives.
- Guest Jennifer (Kettering, OH, USA)
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 07/02/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, pet owners.
Owner response: Chris and Jennifer It was a pleasure to have you as guests, and I am glad to know that you had such a rewarding experience, especially the teenage/pre-teenage girls. I am looking forward to your return.
We just spent a week at Claypack lake and had a great experience! It's like a little piece of heaven which makes it very hard to leave at the end of the week. From hiking through the trails, dirtbiking, kayaking, canoeing, portaging, enjoying the wildlife, the sauna and just relaxing by the water you definitely don't run out of things to do. The quietness and peaceful lake is truly amazing to wake up to each morning. We loved being so secluded and felt very relaxed once we left. It was everything we expected and were not disappointed at all. We are looking forward to returning next year! Thanks Wayne for a wonderful stay!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 06/24/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children.
May and October $1395/week, June and September $1495/week,July and August $1895/wk Any 2 or 3 night weekend, $895, Paypal Accepted There is no extra charge for cleaning...As long as you leave the cabin and property in the same condition as you found them. Guests will be provided with a complimentary orientation tour upon arrival, this ensures your stay is comfortable and meaningful. I look forward to seeing you at the lake. Your Host, Wayne
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- Nearest Airport: Stanhope at 3 Miles
- Nearest Beach: beach at 2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: I love to play in the outdoors. My favourite activities include hiking, mtn. biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, snowshoeing, bird watching, trail riding and making maple syrup. all of which I do on this property. I am 60 and sell real estate in Haliburton. Finding the perfect getaway for my clients is very satisfying to me. You can see more of my profile at urbancottager dot com.
Why the Owner Chose Haliburton:
My connection with the Haliburton Highlands goes back 50 years. I went to several summer camps as a child in this area, and fell in love with the lakes and forests. This was fostered by many canoe trips throughout the area. This property is very special to me, as it affords one all the benefits gained from undisturbed wilderness, while maintaining most creature comforts. There are no interruptions from neighbours. You will not hear jet skiis going by, or any other loud annoying activities. Just the call of the loon along with the calls of countless other species of birds and animals. Although the cabin and lake are secluded, you are only 10 minutes from the village of West Guilford which includes groceries and liquor stores, and 15 minutes from the town of Haliburton, which has all the amenities one could need. This includes a state of the art hospital for emergencies.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Watching Mother Nature without any interruptions. Living in a Cabin constructed out of, trees from the property. This all wood sustainable construction feels ecologically sound and healthy. Listening for and sighting exotic species of birds, and viewing wild game animals in their natural habitats. Fishing on my own lake, and never getting 'skunked' (catch and release please). Snowshoeing, and breaking trail up to the lookout, where you can get a view of 3 lakes from one spot. ATVing and snowmobiling on my own trails. Making my own Maple Syrup. Watching for the annual return of the great blue herons at our heron rookery. Taking a sauna in one of the best saunas I have experienced, and then rinsing off in the outdoor shower, (hot and cold water). Canoeing and portaging to the next chain of lakes. Knowing that I am the custodian of this wonderful place for generations to come.
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View of the Swimming Raft and Boat Dock. Cabin in Background is waiting for you
Sit Back and Relax
Fully Equipped Kitchen. Romantic Dining Room Table with a View to the Outside
Listen to the Call of The Loon
Fly Fishing For Bass Off The Dock
12 KM. of Well Marked Trails for Hiking, Biking, Skiing, ATV, Snowmobiling
A River Runs Through It Too!
Hike or ATV up to The Lookout. You Can See For Miles from here.
All to Yourself
Your Own Cabin in the Woods, Just the Sounds of Nature, No One Else Around
Relax Inside and Gaze into Mother Nature Outside
Ahhhhh, Complete Peace and Quiet, No One Else Around
Happy Trails.......See Nature in Confidence with Your Detailed Trail Map
Relax in the Sauna and Then a Shower, Either Inside or Outside (w/hot water)
Bring Your ATV, Miles of Marked Trails
Snowshoe or Hike to the Sugar Shack. Attention Artists, it makes a Great Studio.
Watch Nature's Show From Your Deck
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