Part of the experience at Heather Lodge is enjoying the property facilities, which are included in the package price.
With over 270 feet of pristine waterfront on Twelve Mile Lake on a property with no more than 24 guests at a time, the experience is both intimate and relaxing. After decending the beautiful pine stairs from the upper main lodge, you will find a spacious dock equipped with chairs, loungers, and a picnic table where there is plenty of room to find both shade or sun. A safe rock and sandy beach offers a gradual slope to the swimming area, with a ladder on the first boat slip if you prefer to “dive right in” to the fresh waters. Waterfront activities include canoes, kayaks, and a paddle boat with all safety equipment for your use. Don’t be surprised to discover a loon or blue heron, as they are frequent visitors as well.
In winter, get outdoors! The lodge offers experiences to our guests with snowshoe and cross country ski equipment included in your package (with the exception of local trail pass fees). The property is covered with a winter wonderland just waiting for you to make your mark….along with other prints on land and on the 3 feet of ice on the lake…a spectacular experience.
Another unique experience at the lodge is the use of the indoor hot tub and sauna room. Because the property is so small and intimate, we offer exclusive use of the room at a "first come first serve" basis, where you don’t have to soak in a tub with other guests. We allocate one hour per couple, bathrobes can be used from your room but it is equipped with showers, towels and soap. The best part of the hot tub room is the view from both inside through the patio doors or outside on the deck…during sunset is the best time to enjoy as the room fills up with the warm glow of the sun.
We highly suggest being “unplugged” for your stay, but understand the need for our guests for WIFI, so we offer this throughout the property. This includes the rooms, the lounge, and even the waterfront. This is included in your package. We do ask, however, refraining from use in our dining room (pictures are ok) so as to not disturb the other guests. The lounge offers a great venue for catching up on emails etc.
For an extra charge, we also offer fishing boat rentals of our 15 ft aluminum boat with a 9.9hp motor. Twelve Mile Lake is known for the fishing. As there is a three lake chain up to Boshkung Lake, you can spend the day travelling to the best destination points to pull out a Small Mouth Bass or Pickerel. Security deposit and both a valid fishing license and boaters license required in advance.
Need some pampering? Relax your worries away with RMT
While you are at Heather Lodge, why not enjoy relaxation spa services right on property? Sylvia Holland is a proud owner of Wind in the Willows Spa, which is the top local spa in Haliburton Highlands. Wind in the Willows offers a wide variety of professional services, which are brought right here in the Hot Tub Room overlooking Twelve Mile Lake. Begin with a pre-soak in the hot tub or a relaxing sweat in the sauna to melt away your worries. Follow this with a one hour full body massage from our very best Jim Sandford (RMT), who knows just how to take away the tensions of life, for a rate of $110.00 per person, plus applicable tax (must be booked in advance). For other services at the Haliburton location, such as pedicures, reflexology, facials, and more, please visit www.haliburton-spa.com or call them directly at 705-457-3380.