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2016 Winter Vacation Location Haliburton Ontario

Rent #5 - Cottage Vacations Winter HolidaysResort Holidays Family Reunions - The Loralea Country Inn Resort - your winter weekend getaway in Ontario for family vacations 2016, snowmobile holidays or group reunions in the Haliburton Highlands of central Ontario.

Close to an abundance of downhill skiing and cross-country skiing, dogsledding adventure tours, ice fishing on Halls Lake and the excitement of snowmobiling in Ontario Canada.

Bring your ice skates for the rink on the lake or try our toboggan hill.

After a day of outdoor fun and excitement why not just cozy up and relax in front of your own fireplace at this winter resort for holidays, Christmas vacations and your romantic winter getaways.


Your Winter Break 2016 Family Reunions Location

Winter cottage picturesWinter Cottages and Where We Are

We are located on Halls Lake in the Haliburton Highlands, Central Ontario between Minden and Huntsville on highway #35. Approx. 2 1/2 hours from Toronto.

The resort is comprised of two cottages and five studio cabins, most with fireplaces.

Well treed four acre lot with a great tobogganing hill.... winter fun for the kids. Yes the parents enjoy it too, its just the walk back up to the top, sorry no chair lift.


Our Winter Pictures of Cottages and Studio Cabins


Watch Video - Toboggan Hill Right to the Lake

Trouble viewing video above see Toboggan for Winter Fun

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Snowmobiling for your Winter Getaways in Ontario

Your relaxing getaway destination - Snowmobiling in CanadaThis winter resort offers winterized housekeeping cottages and studio cabins for rent while you come to snowmobile the Haliburton trails or ski the nearby slopes.

Snowmobiling in Ontario has been one of the popular winter activities for many years. Have fun on the hundreds of miles of groomed OFSC snowmobile trails for you to explore and discover on your winter holidays.

Haliburton County Snowmobile Association (HCSA) and Tall Pines Snowmobile Club (TPSC) in Dorset are your guides for snowmobiling in the Haliburton and Muskoka area.

For detailed snowmobile holiday break information and Haliburton Ont maps of trails click here Snowmobiling in Canada

If you have your own machines or are willing to rent them from a local supplier then we have access from the resort to trail #15. Snowmobile rentals are available in the area and we have trailer parking on site.

If your a novice snowmobilier and don't have snowmobile machines then we suggest you consider the Haliburton Forest for this resource. Snowmobiling the Haliburton Forest is the only privately owned snowmobiling operation in the world. Its 60,000 acres of forest wilderness with 50 lakes and numerous ponds and creeks make it a snowmobiling wonderland.

It was recently rated by "Supertrax" as one of the top-10 snowmobiling destinations in North America. What's good about this for the novice rider is that you get everything you need from one place to enjoy this winter sport.

Just give us a call 800 461-6557 or E-mail Us and will help set this up for you or answer any questions.

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Family Cross Country Skiing on Your Weekend Holidays

Haliburton Family Resorts - Cross country skiingCross-country skiing is available nearby from this Resort at these trails, Moosewoods Trails, Leslie Frost Centre and Main Trail System. Map trails are available upon request. For cross country skiing information see family resorts cross country skiing

We suggest for great cross country skiing for your family is at the Ski for Friends just 7 minutes away from us and for a warm up you can ski the lake.

For great cross-country skiing visit the Leslie Frost Nordic Ski Centre on Ontario's Haliburton Highlands - Muskoka border. Seven stacked loops of trails provide access to a winter wonderland that features rugged terrain, mixed hardwood forests, majestic stands of white pine and hemlock, cliff top lookouts and frozen waterfalls.

You will find 25 km of trails groomed for classic skiing and two warm-up huts. The Haliburton Highlands Water Trails across Hwy. 35 from Leslie Frost Centre will be offering snowshoe and ski rentals and hot drinks open from 10 am to 3 PM daily. Trail fees are very reasonable and season passes are available. We have daily passes at the resort.

Just give us a call 800 461-6557 or E-mail Us and will help set this up for you or answer any questions.

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Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

Downhill Skiing at Sir SamsDownhill skiing is another popular sport for your winter holiday breaks and family vacations on weekends.

Sir Sam's is the closest to us - 1/2 hour drive

  • 2 Quad Chair Lifts
  • 2 Double Chair Lifts
  • 1 T-Bar lift
  • 1 Pony Tow lift
  • 12 Groomed runs every level of ability
  • Rental Shop
  • ProShop
  • Snow School
  • Ski & Snowboarding
  • CADS Program for disabled skiers
  • First class Ski Patrol


Sir Sam's is noted for their downhill skiing but they do offer much more for all seasons, Snowshoeing, Snow School,Snow Boarding, Mountain Biking and Pony Rides - See our blog >>> Winter Ski

For more ski information see from cottage rentals to downhill skiing

Ice Fishing Halls Lake

Ice fishing on Halls LakeYour family winter cottage getaway at this resort can be sitting in a warm hut, sheltered from the cold wind and blowing snow, a world that is peaceful, it's like watching a fire but no flames, all you have is your tip-ups stationed near you and the dream of the big one (Lake Trout).

After the days adventure its back to the resort for a homecooked meal and a sit down by the fireplace with a good book.

Try your luck or test your skills at ice fishing for lake trout on Halls Lake, one of the deepest lakes in Ontario.

Sorry but we do not have ice huts out for insurance reasons. You can bring your own portable huts and fish the lake at no cost or we can make arrangements for you on the next lake for ice huts.

For more information see Ontario Ice Fishing on Halls Lake

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Dogsledding Haliburton - Canadian Cottage Holiday Adventures

Want a new adventure, try this out, a day with a Haliburton dogsledding team, back to the family resort for a homecooked meal and finishing in front of the fireplace in your cottage rental. Guaranteed you'll sleep that night.Take a ride with the Winterdance team

Winterdance is a dog sled tour company that operates out of Highlands and is owned and operated by husband and wife team Hank DeBruin and Tanya McCready-DeBruin.

They have one-hour tours, half-day tours, full day tours and many other options. You'll get the basics of dog sledding, enjoy Haliburton dogsledding from the basket of the sled, novices are welcome, as you will be given complete instructions on rudimentary dogsledding skills.

See more information see Winter Cottage for Rent or Dogsledding

The Haliburton Forest also has Dogsledding Adventures. The Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd consists of 60.000 acres of forested, rolling hills interspersed with more than 50 lakes and hundreds of wetlands.

Winding through the forest are more than 300 kilometers of groomed trails making this a dogsledders paradise. Quests will not require prior dogsledding experience their professional guides will introduce you to the basics of dogsledding in order to ensure that you will have a safe and enjoyable dogsledding excursion.


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Sleigh Rides

Looking for a breath taking adventure whether it is for a magical romantic outing for two or a fun time family adventure, a good old fashion sleigh ride will be an experience one won't soon forget.

In the Haliburton Highlands there are two locations nearby that you can enjoy a winter sleigh ride adventure.


Snowshoeing in Haliburton HighlandsSnowshoeing has been around for thousands of years, one of the earliest forms of transportation

  • Winter sport anyone can do
  • If you can walk you can do it
  • One of the fastest growing winter sports in the world
  • The sport is easy to learn, inexpensive, little risk of injury and is a great way to exercise in the winter months
  • Many of our resort guests put on the snowshoes and hike the lake, very relaxing on a nice sunny day

There are plenty of spots for enjoying snowshoeing, one is Sir Sam's, another is the Frost Centre and many more - see our blog post >>> Snowshoeing in Haliburton

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Snowboarding fun on our hillSnowboarding is a growing winter sport and it's only a thirty minute drive from the resort. Sir Sam's with twelve downhill skiing runs and one snowboarding run and six lifts.

Snowboarding can be done on the resort grounds as seen in the picture where the kids built there own jumps and enjoyed endless hours of fun. The hill is great for small kids learning to snowboard or get out the toboggans and GT's.



Great Weekend Getaway Ontario Location for Fun in the Snow

Watch Video of Winter Pictures of Resort

Trouble viewing video above see Loralea in Wintertime

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Our Winterized Cottages and Cabins

  • Two cottages - 4 bedroom and a 2 bedroom 20 feet from lake
  • Five studio cabins
  • Toboggan Hill and Skating Rink
  • Ice Fishing
  • Fishing for lake trout and small mouth bass
  • Take the chill off the night with wood burning, electric and propane fireplaces
  • Cross Country Skiing at the Frost Centre
  • Downhill Ski at Sir Sam's
  • Dogsledding at Winterdance or Haliburton Forest
  • We're Not Overcrowded, relaxing getaway we like, excessive loud parties we don't
  • Your Own BBQ's, yes will still cook the steaks in the cold

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Call Us at 800-461-6557 or Email us for Information on Our Accommodations




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Loralea Country Inn Resort
Halls Lake 17560 Highway #35
Algonquin Highlands Ontario Canada
K0M 1J2

Servicing the Haliburton Highlands
Haliburton, Minden and Dorset Ontario

Local Phone (705) 489-2048
Toll Free (800) 461-6557

This page was updated on May 22, 2017

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