Nordic Skiing

Enjoy this beautiful winter wonderland with the network of well-groomed classic and skate trails in the Haliburton Highlands, a short drive from our retreat.

The Haliburton Highlands Nordic Trails provide access to over 36 kilometers at four unique and beautiful groomed areas.

Or you can step into your skis from right outside the door of the retreat and glide for miles across serene Twelve Mile Lake.

Woman on cross-country skiis
Two women atop ski hill

Downhill Skiing

Downhill ski enthusiasts can enjoy lots of powder on the runs at Sir Sam’s Ski/Ride, close to the retreat.

Downhill ski equipment rental and lessons are available at Sir Sam’s Ski/Ride.

After your day of skiing, relax by the fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate or unwind in the soothing hot tub surrounded by tall pines and blue skies.

We provide secure indoor, heated storage for your ski equipment.

The majority of our guests are passionate skiers and prefer the confidence and comfort of their own gear, therefore the retreat does not provide ski equipment.

Winter cottage scene