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River Haven Retreat

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Area: Haliburton Highlands
  • Town: Kinmount
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Type: 4 Season
  • Water: Burnt River

About This Cottage

This is an ideal location on the Burnt River in the Haliburton Highlands, for nature lovers and those who want to while away their vacation canoeing, fishing or simply being idle on the river.

The Burnt River is a meandering stretch of water that wends its way through the Haliburton Highlands. A well kept secret, the riverbank is dotted with cottages whose owners value the peace and tranquillity this area is known for. No incessant buzzing of seadoos here as the only watercraft you are likely to see are canoes and kayaks and perhaps the occasional pedalboat. Avid canoeists and kayakers will enjoy the day-long trips which can start anywhere from the north end of Lake Kashawigamog through several portages and leading eventually to Canning Lake and the Drag River down to the dam in the town of Kinmount. Swimmers are well catered for with a big dock for lounging and swimming from, and a small, shallow walk-in area.

The chalet-style cottage is attractively decorated with a blue and yellow colour scheme; together with the comfortable furnishings, framed prints and marine collectables, there's a beach house feel about the cottage that we particularly liked.  The splash of scatter rugs on colourful laminated floors throughout the home adds to the “coziness factor” of this cottage.

The Great Room spans the width of the cottage overlooking the front lawn and provides a broad view of the riverfront.  This room is dividing into two sections – an entertainment area on one side and a play or lounge area on the other side. The kitchen and dining area are an open concept design where the rooms are together, yet separate, and can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people at the table. A large four-piece bathroom is conveniently located off the main hallway leading to the dining and kitchen areas, as is one of the three bedrooms..

Upstairs, the master bedroom opens up into the loft area which overlooks the living room while providing a panoramic view of the river.  This area is a great spot to curl up with a book or to just sit back and enjoy the scenery through the floor- to- ceiling windows. A small bathroom and a second bedroom with a captain's bed is tucked away on the back half of the cottage.  This is a great set-up for families with small children who want to be within earshot of their bedroom.

Overall this is a great location that previous guests have enjoyed so much they keep coming back!

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Rate and Rental Information

  • Please note that bookings less than 7 days in advance are subject to confirmation of availability with owner
  • This property rents Saturday to Saturday in High Season


Rate Table
Please note that a $84.75 (including tax) booking fee applies to all bookings
Please note that a $7.91 per day (including tax) Accidental Damage Waiver applies to all bookings
High Season: June 26 - September 7, December 18 - January 3
Weekly (Saturday to Saturday) $1,875.00
Low Season: September 8 - December 17, January 6 - June 25
Weekly $1,025.00
Weekends/Short Stays (Minimum 2 Nights) $650.00
Extra Nights (after 2) - $75.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
Holiday Weekends (3 Nights)
Thanksgiving, Victoria Day, Easter, Family Day $950.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $75.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies
New Years, Christmas $1,250.00
Extra Nights (after 3) - $155.00
Note - after 7th night, pro-rated weekly price applies

Inside the Cottage

  • Sleeps 8 (Maximum 6 Adults)
  • 3 bedrooms (1 double, 1 double with single bunk over, 1 with single captain's bed. There is also a pull out couch in the deck room. )
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with portable dishwasher
  • Loft area with chairs overlooking river
  • 4-piece bathroom on main floor
  • 2-piece bathroom on the upper floor
  • Double/Queen Pullout couch
  • Enclosed patio area
  • Portable AC unit
  • 2 large screen Satellite TVs
  • Unlimited wireless internet

Outside the Cottage

  • Propane Barbeque
  • Firepit
  • Beautiful river frontage
  • Designated canoe route
  • Canoe & 2 youth kayaks
  • Swim Raft

Things you need to know:

  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome at this property
  • Linens and indoor towels are provided, but please bring your own outdoor towels
  • A post-rental cleaning service is included for all rentals; however, the cottage is to be left in a tidy condition
  • The cottage has a south-easterly exposure
  • The lower level TV/family room is accessed from the lower deck area. Access to the deck is from the front door and via the side of the cottage
  • The swing set & slide shown in the listing photographs has been removed and is no longer available


There is grass to the shoreline. A shallow section allows for wading out into the water which is clean and clear, then deepens for great swimming.


The cottage is adjacent to the Victoria Rail Trail, which is an 85 kilometer trail with corridors linking Kinmount to Bethany, through Lindsay. This public trail is open year round for recreational uses including walking, hiking, cycling, fishing, horseback riding, dog sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and, subject to possession of a valid trail permit, snowmobiling and ATV-ing.


August 2019
We loved the property. The floating dock was a great feature. The dishwasher was a nice touch. The view was beautiful. My son enjoyed trying a kayak for the first time. This was our dogs first vacation and he had a blast. We even got our daughter out of the cottage. Thank you for the memories.
August 2019
Cottage: Overall we liked the cottage. It was close to Toronto, and right on the river. Swimming was good and the dock was very nice. Good BBQ for grilling. There are cottages on either side so not much privacy but the neighbours were nice. We felt it was good value for the money. The one improvement that could be made is to replace some of the mattresses. Location: Great location, about 2.5 hours from Toronto. About 5 minutes to Kinmount and less than 20 minutes to Minden and Kawartha Dairy!!
October 2018
This cozy cottage was the perfect getaway. The hosts were very accommodating, as we booked very last-minute when the weather turned on our camping trip. We were able to still enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and had a great time at the River Haven!

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  • BBQ Grill
  • Screened sunroom
  • Dishwasher
  • Firepit
  • Dock
  • Kayak
  • Canoe
  • Waterfront
  • 3D Walkthrough
  • Summer: Sat-Sat only
  • MaxAdults
  • WiFi Unlimited
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi
  • Winter Rentals