Had an amazing getaway to The Pines on Boshkung! Went for a last minute 2 nights midweek getaway with little expectations and was treated with great hospitality from Terry and Chris. Of course it helped that we had amazing weather, late spring after a long winter, and recent flooding in the Minden,Haliburton area. Our cottage was just right with a barbecue outside and a fireplace outside to sit by while gazing at the stars. A lovely sundeck to watch the beautiful sunset and the stillness of the tranquil Boshkung lake. We took advantage of the kayak and the second day used their row boat for a trip to Buttermilk falls, aww breathtaking. Terry and Chef Chris are the owners of a wonderful restaurant, 20 minute drive from the cottages, in Eagle Lake, Rhubarb. Quite an amazing dinner, with a beautiful view with floor to ceiling window of natural scenery.
The meal was simply delicious, just perfect. We started off with warm bread with a lovely artichoke and feta spread,loved the fresh snipped dill , shared an appetizer of a crabcake and shrimp with romesco sauce, light and delicious. My entree was Pickerel with lemon, chive butter just gorgeous a and delight to my tastebuds. Chris' beef tenderloin with broiled shrimp was devine, he barely let me have any. We waited a bit before dessert to savour the lasting flavours on our palate, Yum! For dessert I had molten,chocolate cake with delicious vanilla ice cream with drizzled maple syrup, no sharing with Chris and he had the maple ,pear crème brûlée. The coffee was splendid as well.
My only worry is too many people will discover this gem and wonderful hosts that the serenity, calmness, and solitude will be foresaken for there being more people to take that away, but they deserve the accolades, and success of loyal guests like ourselves who will be returning and spreading the word to others. Thanks Terry and Chris ,we had an unforgettable getaway, good luck but when you get solid booked , please don't forget us, as we will always remember! Cheers, Helena and Chris
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming waterfront cottages on gorgeous Boshkung Lake. Enjoy fully equipped cottages and view spectacular sunsets. Boating, swimming, 4 season resort. ... more less