Frequently Asked Questions

We have put this list together to cover the most common questions you might have about the Post House and our complete, exclusive-use, private lakeside retreat. If you still have questions after checking this list, please email us.

Booking a Stay

Sixteen bedrooms, providing for up to 32 guests in double occupancy, are available to you in the three 3-bedroom cottages (Maple, Salerno and Eagle), the 2-bedroom Little Hawk Bunkie and 5 bedrooms in the Main Lodge. All buildings are climate controlled for year-round comfort.

Each unique cottage has a full bathroom and a powder room as well as a full kitchen and living/dining area. The Little Hawk Bunkie has two bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom, plus a live/work room with kitchenette. The Main Lodge consists of five bedrooms, two full bathrooms including a fully accessible facility, one powder room, the Great Room, and the Sunroom/Dining room.

The Post House is at 1297 Kashagawigamog Lake Rd. in Minden Hills, Ontario. K0M 2K0 Canada, lakeside in Ontario’s Haliburton Highlands, just over 2-hours’ drive from Toronto, or about 3.5 hours from Hamilton, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, or Ottawa.

The Post House is open year-round for individual cottage bookings but we also cater to exclusive use events on a full-buyout basis, by advanced private booking. We can be booked for holidays, as well as corporate and personal events.

Yes, you can book one of the cottages or the Little Hawk Bunkie for your stay. The Main Lodge can only be booked when you rent out the Post House on a full buyout basis.

The Post House is designed specifically to host all kinds of private corporate, business, and personal events.  Please contact us with details of your event plan including preferred dates, type, and number of guests. 

Arrival time at The Post House is 3:00 pm on the first night of your stay. All guests must check out of their rooms/cottages by 11:00 am on day of departure. If specific earlier or later arrangements are required, such as morning meeting use for a business retreat, or set-up time for a personal celebration, those details can be customized with your booking. 

We will work closely with your group’s representative to understand your specific needs. Your booking will be considered confirmed once the agreement is signed by both parties and a deposit is received by us.  

Once your booking is confirmed and your deposit received, we will send you written confirmation by email.  When you have paid the balance of your booking fee, we will send you a final confirmation and stay reminder. This will include arrival directions and all relevant contact details.

Due to our size and private format, booking deposits are non-refundable. If you must change your arrival, please contact us, or we will reach out to you, to make personalized arrangements.


No,  children are always welcome as a part of your group. Children under 16 are not permitted to use the Fitness Studio, including the sauna. The waterfront and docks are unsupervised. Children swimming or using the water sports equipment must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

IMPORTANT: The Post House does not provide equipment for young children, such as cribs or playpens, . If staying with us, you will need to bring your own. We do have a limited number of booster seats, highchairs and child life jackets.

The Post House asks that guests inform staff in advance of any visitors who come to see guests during their stay.

Upon request, we can accommodate a limited number of well-behaved dogs at the Post House. Dogs must stay off all furniture and you are responsible for cleaning up after your pet. You will be asked to comply with our rules and pay a fee. 

The safety of our guests and team is paramount. We follow all current regional, provincial, and national Public Health regulations and recommendations.



What on-site amenities and activities are there? 
Our waterfront dock and Boathouse is stocked with paddleboards, canoe, and kayaks. Life Jackets must be worn at all times when using these watercrafts.  

You are welcome to bring your own motorized watercraft and dock it at the Post House. There is a boat launch nearby. Boating licensing, insurance and use are solely your responsibility.  

Our Fitness Studio features a Peloton, a water rowing machine, treadmills, ellipticals and a cable crossover machine, as well as a selection of free weights and TRX bands. There is also a dry sauna.
Our back patio and event lawn can also be used for games like Disc Slam,  bean bag toss and croquet. We have a small selection of indoor games as well. Use of any gym, fitness, sauna and non-motorized watersports equipment, areas, or facilities is entirely at the risk of the guest(s).

Food & Drink

Gourmet meals will be provided by Executive Chef Dan Sanders and Sous Chef Amber Husband. For guests renting individual cottages, a meal plan is available. For guests attending the Post House for a group event, such as a wedding or retreat, menus are pre-selected prior to your arrival. The Post House can accommodate any dietary restrictions, with advance notice. Additional special request options, like , pre-arrival fridge or specific stocking, and special BBQs are available. Nespresso Coffee, Tea, Pop and Juices are provided in each cottage.

The Haliburton Post House’s three larger cottages have complete kitchens, and the fourth has a kitchenette. You are welcome to bring your own food, drinks and snacks for personal consumption. We do not offer complete self-catering.


Every building has a smart TV with a satellite feed, HDMI cables are provided so bring your PS4, PS5 or Xbox. Wi-Fi is included and ubiquitous.    

The Post House has been fully enhanced with modern conveniences including keyless entry, Nest thermostats, and EV charging stations. 

Beyond the lake, there is plenty to do including several nearby golf courses, as well as hiking trails and biking routes. Fishing, ice fishing and snowmobiling are also popular pursuits, depending on the season. For more things to do please visit