Perhaps the most unique feature of Kashaga Lodge is the inclusion of an off-site 2-bedroom cottage on its own 40 acre property. This property is a 20 min drive south of Haliburton just 1 1/2 km from the village of Gooderham. This cottage is situated on the Irondale River and with the IB&O rail trail passing right through it. This recreational trail is connected to both the snowmobile Club, and the ATV Club trail systems.
cottage itself is quite remote, sitting in a clearing in the forest at the end of the 250 yard driveway. It sleeps up to 6 comfortably. Hydro is on a generator and heat is by woodstove. There is a huge screened-in deck allowing mosquito-free access to the outdoors after the sun goes down in the summer.
Winter is magical on the property. Wildlife is abundant, and the solitude is inspirational. The property is surrounded by snowmobile trails, but it's the cross-country skiers and the snow-shoers who have the best opportunity to appreciate what winter in Haliburton County is really like. And don't figure on seeing any designated ski-club trails on the property. This cottage provides a unique opportunity to make your own trails.
Gooderham is a relatively small village in Haliburton County, but happens to be a trailhead to south-central Ontario's most vast Crown land trail system known as "The 5-Points."
In fact, four different Ontario Snowmobile Clubs converge within only a few kms of Gooderham: Haliburton County Snowmobile Ass'n, Paudash Trailblazers Ass'n, Buckhorn District Snowmobile Ass'n, and Twin Mountains Snowmobile Ass'n all converge within a few kms of Gooderham. There is definitely no lack of sledding opportunities within this vast network of Crown land trails.
These same trails are managed during the non-winter months by the two largest ATV Clubs in Ontario; the Kawartha ATV Ass'n, KATVA, and the Haliburton ATV Ass'n, HATVA.
But Gooderham trails are by no means limited to motorized vehicles. This same region is known as, "The Geocaching Capital of Canada." This is one of Ontario's favourite destinations during the summer months for hikers, using their GPS's, to make an adventure out of geocaching, one of Ontario's fastest-growing outdoor activities.
An attached screened-in deck, with barbecue and lawn chairs is the place to be after dark early in the summer for those who don't like to use mosquito repellent. An 12' X 16' open deck, picnic table and firepit are located just outside the deck.
The spacious interior has open concept living and dining area.
One bedroom has a double and a single bed; the other has a double and a set of single bunk beds. There is also a daybed in the very large living room, as well as a pullout and full-sized sofa.