Where: Lake Esson, Haliburton, Ontario
What: A three-bedroom cottage with a bunkie that includes a front porch equipped with a propane barbecue. Guests can enjoy beautiful lake views from the large deck that runs the length of the cottage and from the dock.
Who it’s good for: A family looking to escape the city for a peaceful weekend in nature surrounded by water views and lush greenery.
Nightly rate starting from: $222
Bathrooms: 1 full bathroom
How many people: Up to six guests
Extras: A screened-in six-seater hot tub, flat screen TV with an extensive DVD collection, two fire pits, lounge chairs on the expansive dock.
An exterior shot of Gold Trout Cottage. Lake Esson is well-known for its fishing—particularly lake and rainbow trout, rock bass, perch, and the rare Haliburton Gold Trout.
Unwind in the cottage’s screened-in hot tub.
Whether you’re up for fishing, going for a swim, or just relaxing by the water with a book, this large dock makes for a great chill spot.
A snapshot of the cottage’s cozy and rustic interior.
Grill something delicious and eat it outdoors on the deck.
Take a walk down to the dock with this beautiful view just ahead.
Spend some time on the deck and take in the fresh air and lovely views. It’s also a great spot if you’re watching little ones in the hot tub.