ONE BEDROOM HOME- PULLOUT SOFA WITH PRIVACY SCREEN. Welcome to Essonville’s Hippo in a Bird Cage Bed and Breakfast situated a short drive from the world famous Algonquin Park, in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands district of Ontario, Canada and only 15 minutes from the town of Haliburton. If unique is what you seek, this is the bnb for you! Hippo in a Bird Cage is a warm and inviting 800 square foot, one bedroom house situated on 22 forested acres.
“Such an amazing place! It’s perfectly placed at the northwestern edge of the local geocaching tour. But we’d have happily gone out of our way for this gem. The cottage is spacious and eclectically decorated. Exploring the art and collectibles was part of the fun. I just wish the weather had been better so that we could’ve enjoyed the fire pit. Next time!”
Brand new 2 bedroom suite located on a peaceful and quiet forest lot with a pond. Close to many lakes for great fishing, boating and swimming. Come for relaxation or explore the many atv and snowmobile trails nearby.
“My family and dog had a wonderful stay here on a long weekend! It's the first floor of Wayne's house with a separate entrance. Fairly spacious and had everything we needed. It's been recently renovated, so everything was newer and nicer than I expected it to be--the photos don't do it justice. Thoughtful touches like lots of hooks in the bedrooms made it a very comfortable place to stay. There's a DVD player, so I would recommend bringing some DVDs in case of a rainy day--they also had a few board games, which was really nice. The kitchen has everything you need (including salt, pepper, oil, ketchup), but the nearest big grocery store is half an hour away so bring groceries with you. We cooked all our meals while we were there. We drove up to Algonquin to canoe around one day (it's about a 2-hour drive to Canoe Lake) and spent another day exploring the area. The walls are a bit thin, though, and you can faintly hear people walking around and talking upstairs--it isn't a problem unless you're a very light sleeper who wants to sleep early (the people upstairs were considerate and not at all being loud), but if you are a light sleeper you may want to pack some earplugs. All in all, we had a great long weekend here and will be back next summer!”
5 minute drive to the heart of Bancroft, our charming 425 sq. ft. Guest Suite, with view of the front garden, has a queen bed in the bedroom, double bed in the loft ,a fully equipped kitchenette, 3 piece bath, air conditioning and private entrance. Our Guests have full access to the front garden, the lake, the sandy beach front, a dock, diving raft and our non-motorized boats & lake side terrace with BBQ and picnic table. A perfect place for couples or a family. $20 cleaning fee for dogs.
“Lovely space and setting by the lake. Host made good local recommendations. She was helpful without being too intrusive. Fun dogs and I'm not even a dog guy. Would come back. See Hina's guest book entry summarizing our trip. Cheers.”