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Canning Lake Nicholson Lookout

Original log cottage in 160 acres of forest with big sky views

  • 1-The Lookout Cottage
  • 2-Side view
  • 3-The Gathering Room
  • 4-The Gathering Room view 2
  • 5-Gathering Room view to Screened Room
  • 6-Screened Room
  • 7-Screened Room view 2
  • 8-Kitchen view 1
  • 9-Kitchen view 2
  • 10-Bedroom 1 with Double
  • 11-Bedroom 2 with Double
  • 12-Bedroom 3 with single Bunks
  • 13-Washroom
  • 14-View from Cabin
  • 15-View of the grounds
  • 16-Shoreline
  • 17-Dock


  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom(s)
  • Pets
  • No Wifi
  • Max. Adults 4

One of the most fabulous original cottage experiences in this region! The Lookout is an original log cottage that has had modern amenities very gracefully incorporated to make your private vacation relaxing and nostalgic.

Perched high above the South/East end of Canning Lake on 160 acres of forested land, the star-filled nights are amazing, as are the quiet natural surroundings offering complete privacy at the cottage.

The aged, welcoming presence of the log cabin as you approach it, draws you to want to know its history. Upon entering you are not disappointed with the solid log construction of the area's pioneers who built it.

The open area kitchen table and living room with 30' bracing logs from side to side and a log constructed open loft hallway leading to 2 bedrooms upstairs is pretty cool. The living room is complete with TV/DVD/Stereo entertainment with an adjacent large screened-in porch for lots of relaxation room. The kitchen provides all the basic amenities, the bathroom is a 3 piece with shower stall.

There are two bedrooms with doubled beds the third bedroom with single bunks. All 3 bedrooms are complete with closets/cabinets. Max 5 adults. Outside there is a very spacious grassy area where you will find a fire pit and the Owner supplies wood. It is from here that you want to enjoy sun filled days and by night, star gaze, light a campfire, play the guitar and sing, toast marshmallows or just listen and wonder at the sound of nature in this gently used acreage.

From The Lookout there is approx ½ kilometer road through the tall white spruce trees to a private dock and swimming area that has a gradual walk-in of hard sand and granite. There is a 12' Aluminum rowboat for your use.

Canning Lake is part of Haliburton's signature 5-lake chain for endless hours of boating. There are many varieties of fish including Muskie, S&L Mouth Bass, and Pickerel.

Nearby Activities Water toy rentals and boat launch are available just 15 minutes away. If you want to seek out attractions, there are restaurants, local art and culture, hiking trails and scenic lookouts near by. Excellent golf is within 20 minutes. For more extensive shopping needs and groceries, Minden is a 10 minutes drive, and picturesque Haliburton, with its summer festivals, concerts, fairs, and shopping, is approx 20 minutes. For details, please visit Experience the beautiful fall colours in the Haliburton Highlands. Enjoy hiking at the Hike Haliburton Festival Discover where and how over 30 artists and artisans live and work during the Haliburton Fall Studio Tour


General Overview

  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Pillows and Blankets Provided
  • Starter Supply of Paper Products


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Fridge and Stove
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Pots and Pans
  • Toaster
  • Utensils


Bedroom 1

  • Double Bed(s) (1)

Bedroom 2 Loft

  • Double Bed(s) (1)

Bedroom 3 Loft

  • Single/Single Bunk (1)


3pc with shower stall

Indoor Entertainment

  • Board Games
  • DVD Player (1)
  • Stereo Player (1)
  • Television without HDMI (1)

Outdoor Amenities

  • BBQ (Refillable Propane)
  • Dock
  • Fire Pit
  • Parking Spaces (4)
  • Patio Furniture
  • Picnic Bench
  • Screened Room/Gazebo

Water Toys

  • Row Boat (1)

Other Notes


Important guest information:

  • Pillows and blankets are provided.
  • Bed, bath and kitchen linens are not provided - you will need to bring your own, unless otherwise arranged during the booking process.
  • A starter supply of tissue, paper towel and toilet paper is provided - please replenish what you use.
  • You will need to clean the cottage and grounds as well as remove the garbage when you check out. 
  • BBQ Gas is provided

A Welcome Book, located on the kitchen table, contains important guest information - please ensure you familiarize yourself with its contents, such as:

  • Garbage information
  • Location of cleaning supplies
  • Power failure instructions
  • Primary contact information

The waterfront is approx 1/2 km walk from the Lookout down to the lake. The small road down is totally private and is part of the 160 acres that this cottage sits on.

Please note the loft railing is very low and not safe for small children.

Should we have to do an emergency clean and/or remove any garbage, fees will be applied per the Terms and Conditions you agreed to.

All of our cottages are checked in between each group of Guests to confirm that everything is in order for your arrival.

  • Check in time is 4pm and check out is at 12pm.

You will need to bring proper size life jackets for everyone participating in water activities.

The Owner appreciates you enjoying the cottage and we all hope you have a wonderful vacation. 


The waterfront is approx 1/2 km walk from the lookout down to the lake. The small road down is totally private and is part of the 160 acres that this cottage sits on.

Please note the loft railing is very low and not safe for small children.


  • Region: Algonquin/Haliburton Highlands
  • Closest Town: Minden
  • Lake: Canning Lake
  • Exposure: North East



*There is an Service Fee of $88.50 + $11.50 HST = $100.00 with every booking. This helps us run our platform and provide services such as 7/24 support on your trip.
Rental Type Dates Nightly Weekly Minimum Stay
2018-06-23 to 2018-09-16
N/A$850 *1 Weeks


There is a deposit required of 30% of the rental rate plus the Agency Fee and HST upon booking and we will use your VISA, MC or Discover card for that.

The balance is due 30 days in advance of your arrival by email transfer, post-dated cheque or credit card.

Thank you for choosing us to create your cottage memories!

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