WINTER at KASHAGA LODGE |
WINTER at KASHAGA LODGE
FIRST WALLEYE OF THE 2013 HARDWATER SEASON:
Iced Thurs Dec. 13, 2012 in 19 fow on 4" of black ice, just 400 yards from the cottages
Dec 26, 2012
Iced Wednesday Dec. 26, 2012 in 25 fow on 8" of ice, about 600 yards from the cottages. BTW, Han and his Korean friends (with their brand new Marcum LX5 flasher) also iced a 25 incher in 35 fow, but no photo yet unless he emails it to me. C'mon Han, you promised! Where the hell is it?
Dec 28, 2012
Iced Wednesday Dec. 28, 2012 in 16 fow on 8" of ice, about 300 yards from the cottages.
Jan 4, 2013
Iced Fri, Jan 4, 2013 in 27 fow on 8" of ice, about 250 yards from the cottages. Actually, the first weekend of the new year was not particularly rewarding for Kashaga Lodge ice fishermen, but Chris and his 3 buds managed to ice (and release, thank you very much) this 4 lb 9 ouncer just a stone's throw from the cottages. And surprisingly, this walleye was actually iced at 11:00 am. Apparently, Mr. Walleye had slept in and missed his usual sunrise feed (as did most of the "so-called" ice fishermen on the property.)
Haliburton County’s ONLY hardwater Walleye operation!
ONLY $25 pp hut fee!
Some huts ONLY 100 to 500 yards fom cottages!
Cottages ONLY 4 km from town!
Season open till Mar. 15
Ride from your cottage!
The closest cottage resort to the village of Haliburton!
Park your trucks, trailers, and sleds right at your cottage!
Free use of helmet cam and/or radar gun!
See more info below!
Access to WINTER ATV trails!
No trailpasses required!
Fully-equipped garage on site for repairs!
Ride from your cottage!
See more info below!
OTHER WINTER TRAILS
Cross Country Ski Trails
Horsedrawn Sleigh Rides
See WINTER page for more!
The Haliburton County Snowmobile Association snowmobile trail system< is second to none in the province, and
Kashaga Lodge is right on the L. Kashagawigamog Trail, a 5 minute sled ride from the village of Haliburton. Haliburton is not only the hub of the HCSA trail system, but also the heart of the County's commerce.
Click on any of the attached photos for a better view of winter at Kashaga Lodge. And for specific info on their sledding package, click on the link at the bottom of the page.
Lake Kashagawigamog is one of the most popular and productive lakes for hardwater walleye within 2 1/2 hours of the GTA, and
Kashaga Lodge offers a somewhat unique ice fishing package. Some of the huts are within 200 yds of the cottages, and all are within a 10 minute walk on a plowed trail. Click the Ice Fishing link below for details.
The spectacular scenery of the Highlands affords X-country skiing that's as
good as it gets anywhere. And Kashaga Lodge is literally surrounded by the groomed trails
of the Haliburton Nordic Trail Association.
Sir Sam's Ski & Bike is only 20 minutes away for the downhillers and snowboarders,and vouchers are available for $15 off daily lift passes for guests of Kashaga Lodge.
See the LINKS page of this website for links to both the Cross-Country Association as well as to Sir Sam's Ski & Bike downhill ski facility.
Another popular winter activity for which guests of Kashaga Lodge receive discounted rates is a horsedrawn sleigh ride pulled by a prize-winning team of magnificent Belgians through Haliburton's unique Canadian Shield countryside. These tours provide wonderful winter memories for young and old alike, and the starting point is only a five minute drive from Kashaga Lodge. Sleighrides can be arranged for couples, or for groups of up to about 15. Dress warmly and don't forget your cameras and an apple or two for the horses !!
Haliburton is also one of the few destinations in Ontario where visitors not only have all of the above recreational activities at their doorstep, but also Ontario's newest and most unique winter experience. Dogsled tours along silent trails in a remote part of Haliburton County just a 15 minute drive from Kashaga Lodge can be arranged through the lodge. Yes, after being introduced to your team of purebred Siberian huskies, and participating in a brief course in "mushing," you drive your own team. Tours are available lasting for two hour, half-day, full-day, moonlight, and even overnight. Be sure to book your adventure in advance.
Dogsled Tours link on the Links page of this website for more info on this unique activity provided by Hank DeBruin, owner of Winterdance Dogsled Tours. Hank ain't just any dogsled tour operator; remarkably, Hank and his dogs have competed in, and finished, North America's two most gruelling sled-dog races during the last two winters: the infamous Iditarod out of Anchorage Alaska and the equally challenging Yukon Quest, both over 1000 miles of extraordinary adventure and commitment.
HALIBURTON or MINDEN HOCKEY TOURNAMENTS:
ICE FISHING PACKAGE SKIING PACKAGE
The Highland Storm Hockey Ass'n is renowned in Ontario for its passion for promoting Canada's national sport and also for its reputation for helping develop talented sportsmanlike hockey players.
Every winter, Haliburton Storm hosts several regional Minor Hockey tournaments, as well as OMHA's prestigious "Silver Stick."
Cody Hodgson (Buffalo Sabres) and Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche) went to school together in Haliburton, played hockey together in Haliburton, and for the 2009 IIHF World Juniors, and both were NHL first round draft picks. And each sponsors a hockey tournament each winter in Haliburton.
Kashaga Lodge offers a unique accommodation package for out of town hockey teams participating in these various Haliburton hockey tournaments. The team 'base' would be the lakeside 6-bedroom cottage. This large cottage includes 6 doubles and 5 singles in the 6 bedrooms, but also includes a large fully-equipped kitchen 3 bathrooms, 12 place dining table, and a sunroom with propane BBQ overlooking the lake. In addition, there's a common room with 42" TV on cable, and a games room with digital projector for game reviews from your video camera, laptop or DVD player.
Adjacent to the 6-bedroom cottage is a 2-bedroom cottage with 2 doubles and 4 singles (including an upper bunk.) This cottage also has its own kitchen and living room and walkout to deck with BBQ.
More often than not, there tends to be at least one or two rooms in the lodge (with double and single) also available during tournament weekends.
The off-season rate for the 6-bedroom cottage is $960 FOR THE WEEKEND (not per night) including a free Thursday night, and no check-out time on Sunday. The rate for the 2-bedroom cottage is $475 for the weekend. Hockey teams renting both cottages qualify for a 10% discount.
Kashaga Lodge is on the road between Haliburton and Minden, and is 4 1/2 km from Haliburton's A.J. LaRue Arena.