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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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Looking through the Great Room to the open plan breakfast bar and gourmet kitchen beyond - 1/40
Be outdoors indoors: the Great Room's windows look to the lake; plus two-storey granite fireplace - 2/40
Modern architecture: your home in the heart of nature - 3/40
Upstairs terrace and a secret sauna deck below. Yours to discover - 4/40
Gourmet chef's kitchen: open plan so great for socialising - 5/40
Foodie heaven: fully stocked gourmet kitchen with high end appliances - 6/40
Cantilevered, glass-sided dining room with panoramic forest and lake views - 7/40
Soaring stone clad fireplace and a mod classic rocking chair. - 8/40
Inside-outside: enjoy our spacious screen room all year round (with fireplace and overhead heaters) - 9/40
Stairs lead to the upper level. A glass wall of windows at the rear offers forest and fire pit views - 10/40
Upper level: with huge flatscreen TV, DVD & PS4, in the den for rainy days - 11/40
Upper den, with terrace and comfy leather sofa - 12/40
Mastersuite corridor: framed by forest views - 13/40
Master bedroom: granite-clad gas fireplace, lake & forest views, plus cosy cashmere & plaid accents - 14/40
The master bathroom suite has an indulgent freestanding tub with a view - 15/40
Off the master bathroom suite is the ofuro: a super relaxing, Japanese-style outdoor soaking tub - 16/40
Red plaid meets peekaboo window: the spacious upper guest suite - 17/40
Quad bunk room: our full size single beds are perfect for four kids (or adults) - 18/40
Downstairs guest suite - glam greys and garden views - 19/40
Entrance door at dusk - 20/40
Gather around the rear firepit; smores optional - 21/40
Lakeside Softub (open all year round). Enjoy with a morning coffee, a sunset beer - and a sauna! - 22/40
Sauna style: perfectly pairs with the Softtub. - 23/40
Canoe dock on our private bay, with a spectacular Fall colours view - 24/40
Playtime anytime: our children's jungle gym on the Point - 25/40
Our red Adirondack chairs are in prime position on the Point - 26/40
Natural beach and swim raft in our private bay - 27/40
Take our two canoes and kayak out to explore the lake and wetlands - 28/40
Start your day with a sunrise paddle, well worth getting up for. Don't forget your camera - 29/40
Evening reflections: a sunset paddle is the perfect end to the day - 30/40
Closer to home: the most spectacular sunsets are viewed from our canoe dock - 31/40
2.5km of private signposted eco-trails, boardwalks, wetlands and lookout points for you to enjoy - 32/40
Hike out to the 2nd lake on our property. - 33/40
Boardwalks and groomed eco-trails take you to our private wetlands - 34/40
Pristine nature: yours to discover on our private eco-trails - 35/40
The Bear Stand is proud to be included in the best-selling 'Homes For Our Time' book by Taschen - 36/40
Fabulous in the snow: a winter wonderland with private nature trails perfect for snowshoeing - 37/40
Winter whites and blues - 38/40
Fave winter pursuit: lakeside hot tub in the snow. - 39/40
Kilometres of private trails, perfect for snowshoeing. All yours to discover - 40/40
$1150 - $1600 / night
$1150 - $1600 / night
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DESCRIPTION

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Sleeps 10
4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Pets allowed
with
restrictions
Smoking
not allowed
Fireplace
Hot Tub
Waterfront
Ski <25km

BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS! We are excited to announce our award-winning property is featured in three beautiful coffee table books. 'Living on Vacation: Contemporary Houses for Tranquil Living' (2020) published by Phaidon; 'Homes For Our Time: Contemporary Houses around the World' (2019) by Philip Jodidio, published by Taschen; and 'Nature View: Perfect Holiday Homes' (2019) published by Lannoo.

AN ARCHITECTURAL GEM SET IN YOUR OWN PRIVATE WILDERNESS. Luxurious Canadian lakeside 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 three years ago, 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 10 (adults and kids).

Primary Renter age 35 years+; adult-only groups (up to 10 people) minimum age 30 years.

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AMENITIES AND EQUIPMENT
Bedrooms
4 bedrooms :
- 4 single beds
- 3 King beds
Kitchen
Coffee maker
Cooktop
Dishes and cutlery
Dishwasher
Freezer
High chair
Microwave oven
Oven
Refrigerator
Stove
Toaster
General
Central vacuum cleaner
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. We are 40 minutes drive from Haliburton. 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.

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RATES

NightlyWeekend
Night
Weekend
(Fri & Sat
Nights)
WeeklyMonthlyEventMinimum
Stay
BASE RATE
$1150------
FALL
Sep 06, 2022 - Oct 06, 2022
Canada's famous Fall colours in all their glory. Ideal hiking weather.
$1450$1550$3100$8200--3 Nights
THANKSGIVING
Oct 07, 2022 - Oct 10, 2022
Getaway in nature with your nearest and dearest
$1600-----3 Nights
FALL
Oct 11, 2022 - Oct 30, 2022
Blue skies, cool temperatures and the last of the Fall colours
$1400$1500$3000$7600--3 Nights
FALL-WINTER
Oct 31, 2022 - Nov 27, 2022
Quieter times at the Lake as Winter draws nearer
$1390$1490$2980$7600--3 Nights
WINTER
Nov 28, 2022 - Dec 20, 2022
Coming up to Christmas. Let the festivities begin
$1390$1490$2980$7600--3 Nights
CHRISTMAS
Dec 21, 2022 - Dec 29, 2022
We wish you a Merry Christmas...
$1600--$8800--4 Nights
NEW YEAR
Dec 30, 2022 - Jan 03, 2023
And a Happy New Year!
$1600-----3 Nights
WINTER
Jan 04, 2023 - Apr 09, 2023
Winter wonderland. Snowshoe, softub & sauna, fireside gatherings
$1450$1550$3100$7800--3 Nights
Rates are in Canadian dollars

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Check-in after04:30 PM
Check-out before10:30 AM
Security Deposit$500 (Security deposit will be refunded within 7 days of check-out)
Booking Deposit30% due at time of booking (The balance is due 60 days before arrival)
Cancellation PolicyModerate
Cottage RulesView
Fees
  • Cleaning fee : $340.00
  • Linens (bedding, sheets, indoor towels) : $280.00

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 (currently 6-nights due to Covid cleaning protocols) only during the Summer High Season (end June, July & August). Rest of year, there is a 3-night minimum stay. Please check Rates page for details.

A refundable damage deposit is required, the fee depends on length of stay, from CAD500-CAD1000. Returnable within 7 days of stay, all being well. Please enquire for more details.

We welcome dogs - they love our trails - subject to completion and approval of The Bear Stand's Dog Owner Liability Form. Please contact us for 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 (mid-April to mid-May) no rental will take place (see Calendar for blackout period).

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