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"Excellent water front property. Very nice house with plenty to do and places to sleep. We especially enjoyed kayaking and canoeing in the area." (Ken M, September 2023)

"The place was located in an amazing area 3 hours by car from Toronto. The cottage was exactly as described in the web site. It was clean, well equipped and we got all the information in advance. The cottage has a private beach on the lake with water equipment provided by the property. There is also an amazing hot tub. The communication with management team has been perfect. They have replied to any enquiry we had in a timely manner. I am sure we will go back to this cottage! we strongly recommend your staying in this wonderful place" (Jvan G.M, September 2023)

"Our second vacation at Cardinal Pines was as wonderful as last year! The rainy days didn't stop the grandkids from dancing on the deck & reminded me of the lazy, rainy days of my youth.  The location allows for short excursions to Haliburton's sculpture park & fire tower; & Rhubarb Restaurant provided the perfect setting, for a fine dining dinner "date night". Highly recommended for those looking to create family memories that will be cherished for years to come." (Carol J, July 2023)

"The cottage was pristine and is on a lovely private road. The cottage is gorgeous with lots of room. The water near the dock is great for swimming. The deck was beautiful and the hot tub was great. Can’t recommend this space more!" (Stefani V.D, June 2023)

"Had a lovely winter stay at the cottage! So peaceful and spacious with a beautiful view of the lake. Games room was great for the kids, and we all loved the hot tub!" (Danis G, February 2023)

"Eric was a great host! Super communicative, and accommodating for the trip. We appreciate the stay and memories made! Thank you again." (Manar A, November 2022)

"This cottage was exactly like the pictures. Beautiful, very clean and well managed. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone and I look forward to booking here again!!" (Elizabeth C, June 2022)

"Eric’s place was perfect for our two families of ten. We enjoyed a bonfire and sitting around the huge kitchen table while cooking together in the kitchen. The basement was perfect for all ten of us to cozy up by the wood stove. We also enjoyed a wonderful sunny day on the upper deck watching our adult kids throw some horseshoes. We definitely want to come back next spring" (Lynn M, April 2022)

"A fabulous place to stay that meets the needs of any family. From access to a beautiful and swimmable lake, hot tub access & a front lawn available for lots of recreation. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend it." (Naheed D, August 2021)

"The cottage is perfect for larger group of 8 to 10 people. Very clean and well maintained. The view from the deck is amazing, our group was super excited for the morning coffee on the deck, watching the sun coming up and enjoying the silence. The dock is one the largest on this lake, very nice to relax in sun after a swim . As advertised, the cottage was equipped with everything needed for our stay: kitchen fully equipped, canoe, kayak, paddle boat and paddle board, firewood, a lot of patio furniture, games, tv with Shaw (a lot of channels, we were able to watch Olympics) etc. We were lucky to have temperatures around 25C so nights were perfect. But last day and night was really hot so we used the ceiling fan and a couple of fans provided in the cottage and temperature was perfect. So not having AC was not an issue at all. And there is always the option to stay in the family room on lower level and cool down. Property manager is 2 min away in case you need him. Very helpful and friendly.. Overall, we didn't have any complaints...just that the week went too fast. We will definitely return!" (Corina C, August 2021)

"What a lovely cottage that had everything you needed for a get-away. Clean, spacious, comfortable and with a great view of the lake. The time spent in the hot tub and morning yoga time on the huge deck were the best.  Thank you Eric and Leslie for making our renting experience a breeze. We will definitely be back." (Constanta R, May 2021)

"This place is amazing. Photos do no justice, must see for yourself. The lake is crystal clear and few steps from the cottage. Big property with lots of space and very cozy, home like feeling. Comfortably accommodated the whole family. Everything is as it looks like in the pictures, fully equipped to suit your needs and the friendly cottage manager Randy, who made himself available at our disposal and is located close by. 10/10 would recommend to anyone and definitely would come back in the future. P.S. Great fishing at the private dock."  (Raphael D.S, June 2020)

"Eric’s place was even better than the pictures. We thoroughly enjoyed the upstairs deck and all outdoor amenities, including the kayaks, canoe and paddle board. The lake was perfect for cooling off from the 30 degree heat we had all weekend. From the bedrooms to the kitchen, the cottage was outfitted with everything we needed for a large group to spend four days comfortably. Although there is no AC, the host provided a plethora of fans that kept everyone in our group cool in their bedrooms at night. Our group enjoyed this trip and we would book this property again without a doubt!"  (Tetyana P, June 2020)

"Beautiful location and amazing home. We had a great family day weekend snowmobiling and tobogganing."  (Raech E, February 2020)

"We all had a great time at this cottage, it was very clean and Eric was very responsive to any concerns or questions we had. Lots of things to do on the property!"  (Rajbir Ghuman, December 2019)

"We hosted a Women's Wilderness Prayer Retreat at the Cardinal Pines Cottage and the accommodation, the facilities, the grounds, the customer service was beyond amazing. From booking to arrival was a seamless process. Prompt responses to queries and the willingness to accommodate any special request was well received. We will definitely return, making it an annual event. A special thank you to the awesome property managers Suzanne and Randy. They are simply the best. A great couple with such kindness, consideration and sheer welcoming embrace is what anyone needs at our new home away from home. Thank you team. We truly appreciated and enjoyed our stay at the Cardinal Pines. See you soon."  (Allison T, September 2019)

"Amazing place! The whole cottage was very clean when we arrived. Great amenities including hot tub, kayak, canoe, paddle board, paddle boat. Breathtaking view from the dock! The pictures are 100% accurate. The owner (Eric) was very accommodating, very friendly and always quick to respond and help. Also, there was a designated person (Randy) always around for help. Randy is a super nice guy who lives about 5 mins away from the cottage. He was very helpful and came over right away to help when I called. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to visit the area!"  (Ahmed T.Z, September 2019)

"Wonderful waterfront for swimming, paddleboat, canoeing and fishing. Cottage was very clean, well furnished and the kitchen well stocked with everything we needed. We enjoyed lakeside campfires with firewood provided. Games room was a hit with our grandchildren. Loved every minute of our stay at Cardinal Pines - we will be back next year!"  (Lynn Y,  August 2019)

"My family (three grown children and four grandchildren) and extended family (85 year young mother, sister & brother in law) have been renting cottages in ON & QC for several years now and the Cardinal Pines is by far the best we have ever stayed at, in fact it was the first time my family requested that I re-book the same cottage for 2020.  Everything was perfect, from the size, number of bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchen, living room, huge deck, awesome view of Hall Lake, lower level rooms, games, etc.  The location was excellent as it was just a three + hour drive for everyone coming from various parts of ON.  The onsite property manager and his wife were so helpful and made sure that everything was good and there were no issues or concerns.  The price of the cottage is a bit high but the quality, amenities, are all four +, and I understand the kitchen is being renovated for next season, bonus :).  We are currently working to confirm our same dates for 2020."  (William T, June 2019)

"My friends and I have rented a cottage for a 3 nights stay to get away from our daily work routines in Toronto. We were a young group with 5 couples. Well, I can say it was definitely worth it! The cottage was extremely clean with lots of space and beautiful views. The property also had lots of space to eat inside but as we preferred to mostly stay outside there was a big table located at the back of the building with a lake view. We also enjoyed canoeing as well as the jacuzzi on site. The wood was also provided which was much needed for the fire as the nights were very cold. During our stay the weather was also a bit rainy so the football and air hockey table was a great activity for all of us. We did not run into any problems during our stay as described in previous reviews. Definitely would come back to Cardinal Pines!"  (Grygorii M, May 2019)

“The beautiful design of glass wall with natural wood frames adds a rustic and bright feeling into her interior living. This merges along with the natural and lush exterior, presents and fills us with captivating moments and beautiful energy.”  (Virginia & Family, May 2016)


"6 of my friends and I stayed with Cardinal Pines at the beginning of May to celebrate the end of a grueling school year before we all went off to different countries for summer jobs. The cottage was superb, a true home-away from home with all the luxuries, small and large, that truly make a difference during a vacation. It was too cold to use the lake, but the hot tub was perfect and a few us were even able to go out canoeing on halls lake. Would highly recommend for all those looking for a respite from the city."   (Connor L, May 2016)

Rated as one of Haliburton’s best cottage experiences,

Cardinal Pines Cottage is available year-round for your enjoyment.


If you wish to experience this lakefront cottage, vacation rentals are available now!


Inquire today!   Email us at

Contact Information:


Phone:  647-500-0100 (Eric Chan - Cottage Owner)

Mailing Address:

2597028 Ontario Ltd.

1241 Denison Street, Unit 31-33,

Markham, Ontario, L3R 4B4

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