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The Bear Stand: award-winning lakeside 4-season property on 99 acres w/private trails, hottub, sauna

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Modern architecture: your home in the heart of nature - 1/25
Autumnal reflections: and a secret sauna deck. Yours to discover - 2/25
Be outdoors indoors: the Great Room's windows look to the lake; plus two-storey granite fireplace - 3/25
Open plan breakfast bar and gourmet kitchen - for cooking and socialising - 4/25
Cantilevered, glass-sided dining room with panoramic forest and lake views - 5/25
Foodie heaven: fully stocked gourmet kitchen with high end appliances - 6/25
Inside-outside: enjoy our spacious screen room all year round (with fireplace and overhead heaters) - 7/25
Stairs lead to the upper level. A glass wall of windows at the rear offers forest and fire pit views - 8/25
Upper den, with huge flatscreen TV, DVD, PS4, terrace and comfy leather queen sofa bed - 9/25
Master bedroom: granite-clad gas fireplace, lake & forest views, plus cosy cashmere & plaid accents - 10/25
The master bathroom suite has an indulgent freestanding tub with a view - 11/25
Off the master bathroom suite is the ofuro: a super relaxing, Japanese-style outdoor soaking tub - 12/25
Red plaid meets peekaboo window: the spacious upper guest suite - 13/25
Quad bunk room: our full size single beds are perfect for four kids (or adults) - 14/25
Lower guest room: a neutral palette with lake and garden views - 15/25
Lakeside soft tub (open all year round). Enjoy with a morning coffee, a sunset beer or a sauna - 16/25
Playtime anytime: our children's jungle gym on the Point - 17/25
Natural beach and swim raft in our private bay - 18/25
2.5km of private signposted eco-trails, boardwalks, wetlands and lookout points for you to enjoy - 19/25
Canoe dock on our private bay, with a spectacular Fall colours view - 20/25
Start your day with a sunrise paddle, well worth getting up for. Don't forget your camera - 21/25
Evening reflections: a sunset paddle is the perfect end to the day - 22/25
Fabulous in the snow: a winter wonderland with private nature trails perfect for snowshoeing - 23/25
Kilometres of private trails, perfect for snowshoeing. All yours to discover - 24/25
Fave winter pursuit: lakeside hot tub in the snow, followed by a sauna. A roll in the snow, optional - 25/25
$800 - $1350 / night
$800 - $1350 / night
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DESCRIPTION

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Sleeps 12
4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Pets allowed
with
restrictions
Smoking
not allowed
Fireplace
Hot Tub
Waterfront
Ski <25km

EXCITING NEWS! Our award-winning property is featured in the beautiful coffee table book 'Homes For Our Time: Contemporary Houses around the World' by Philip Jodidio, published by Taschen, 2018.

AN ARCHITECTURAL GEM SET IN YOUR OWN PRIVATE WILDERNESS. Luxurious Canadian outback living comes to the heart of the Haliburton Highlands with this international architect-designed gem beautifully situated in the heart of the Canadian Wilderness. Featured in Architectural Digest magazine, and winner of the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) National Housing Award 2018, the AIA Merit Award 2017 (and more!) our beautiful four-season property thoughtfully fuses modern master craftsmanship with indoor-outdoor connectivity. Completed in 2015, the unique hand-crafted wood structure offers floor-to-ceiling windows, wood-burning granite fireplaces (inside and out), a soaring two-storey ceiling, fir beams and heated hardwood floors throughout. The Bear Stand (named after an old hunting stand found on the property) fuses the traditional cabin experience with the best in contemporary design.

Our 3,400 sq ft four-season, four-bedroom, three-bathroom cabin sleeps 12.

Primary Renter age 35 years+; adult-only groups minimum age 30 years.

Location:
The Bear Stand is located on the picturesque, wild and natural Contau Lake near the town of Gooderham in the Haliburton Highlands, 2.5 hrs northeast of Toronto. Our secluded and very private 99-acre waterfront plot is located in its own bay, with 1,300 feet of secluded shoreline and over 5 kms of private groomed hiking trails and boardwalks, perfect for hiking in summer and snowshoeing in winter. The property is accessed by a 500-metre private road (kept accessible summer and winter) and bordered by crown land so enjoys high levels of privacy. It is equidistant from Algonquin Park, the Queen Elizabeth Wildlands, and Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park. Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Centre is a 40-minute drive away.

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AMENITIES AND EQUIPMENT
Bedrooms
4 bedrooms :
- 4 single beds
- 3 King beds
- 1 Sofa bed
- Crib
Kitchen
Coffee maker
Cooktop
Dishes and cutlery
Dishwasher
Freezer
High chair
Microwave oven
Oven
Refrigerator
Stove
Toaster
General
Central vacuum cleaner
Crib
Dryer
Electricity
Fireplace
Gas stove
Linens Provided
Security system
Snow removal
Washer
Wheelchair accessible
Whirl pool bath

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LOCATION

LOCATION

Province: Ontario
Region: Algonquin / Haliburton Highlands
City: Kinmount
Closest ski resort:Sir Sam's Ski Area
Distance from ski resort:Less than 25 km
Nearest Body of Water:Contau Lake
Waterfront: Yes
Other Town/Lake/Area:Gooderham
Note: The cottage is located on the picturesque, wild and natural Contau Lake near the town of Gooderham, 2.5 hrs northeast of Toronto. Our 99-acre plot is located in its own bay, (accessed by a 500-metre private road and bordered by Crown land) so enjoys high levels of privacy. It is equidistant from Algonquin Park, the Queen Elizabeth Wildlands, and Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park. Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Centre is a 40-minute drive away.

AVAILABILITY

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RATES

NightlyWeekend
(Fri & Sat
Night)
WeeklyMonthlyEventMinimum
Stay
SPRING
MAR 17, 2019 TO
APR 18, 2019
$850
$1150
Weekend
Night
$2300$4750--2 Nights
VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND
MAY 17, 2019 TO
MAY 19, 2019
$1300----3 Nights
EARLY SUMMER
MAY 20, 2019 TO
JUN 27, 2019
$1050
$1250
Weekend
Night
$2500$5200--2 Nights
CANADA DAY
JUN 28, 2019 TO
JUL 04, 2019
$1150
$1350
Weekend
Night
$2600$5950--3 Nights
SUMMER
JUL 05, 2019 TO
AUG 29, 2019
--$6650--1 Week
LABOUR DAY WEEKEND
AUG 30, 2019 TO
SEP 01, 2019
$1350----3 Nights
FALL
SEP 02, 2019 TO
OCT 10, 2019
$1050
$1250
Weekend
Night
$2500$5950--2 Nights
THANKSGIVING
OCT 11, 2019 TO
OCT 13, 2019
$1350----3 Nights
FALL
OCT 14, 2019 TO
OCT 31, 2019
$1050
$1250
Weekend
Night
$2500$5950--2 Nights
FALL-WINTER
NOV 01, 2019 TO
NOV 30, 2019
$850
$1150
Weekend
Night
$2300$4850---
WINTER
DEC 01, 2019 TO
DEC 19, 2019
$950
$1150
Weekend
Night
$2300$4950---
CHRISTMAS
DEC 20, 2019 TO
DEC 26, 2019
$1150-$5750--4 Nights
NEW YEAR
DEC 27, 2019 TO
JAN 02, 2020
$1350-$6250--3 Nights
Rates are in Canadian dollars

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Check-in after04:30 PM
Check-out before10:30 AM
Booking Deposit30% due at time of booking (The balance is due 42 days before arrival)
Payments on CottagesInCanadaNo
Cancellation PolicyModerate
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Fees
  • Cleaning fee : $250.00
  • Linens (bedding, sheets, indoor towels) : $200.00

NOTES

All guests must complete The Bear Stand's Booking Application Form/Terms & Conditions Contract, available on request. To secure your reservation, 30% of total fee is due after submission of Booking Application Form; balance of payment is due 6 weeks before commencement of stay. Check in time is 4.30pm, check out time is 10.30am (unless otherwise agreed prior to stay. For weekend stays we can extend checkout providing no other party of guests is due in on the same day. Please contact us for details). Weekly rentals only are available during Summer High Season (July & August). Rest of year, there is a 2-night or 3-night minimum stay. Please check rates table for details.

A refundable damage deposit is required, the fee depends on length of stay, from CAD500-CAD1500. Returnable within 7 days of stay, all being well. Please enquire for more details.

The Bear Stand is accessible through the Winter months: we keep our access road ploughed and clear. However, guests must use an SUV or 4-wheel drive to access our property in snow conditions.

During Spring Thaw no rental will take place (see Calendar for blackout period).

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$800 - $1350 / night
$2300 - $2600 / weekend
$4750 - $6650 / week
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SHARON & JOE
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