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“A little pricey but the cabins are great!” 4 of 5 stars
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Safe Haven Cottage Resort
1190 North Shore Road, Algonquin Highlands, Ontario K0M 1J1, Canada   |  
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“A little pricey but the cabins are great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We only stayed one night but were very impressed with the cabins. Very clean. The beach is nice too. The owners will make sure you have a great stay. It's pricier than a hotel but on the low end of renting a cottage. If privacy is a high priority you'll want to rent a cottage as there are about 5 cabins all beside each other. But other than that, the place is great!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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safehavenresort, Owner at Safe Haven Cottage Resort, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Thank you for your review and for staying at Safe Haven.
We have enjoyed taking care of our guests needs and love to see them relax and unwind in our accommodations. Safe Haven is a cottage resort and like many resorts the cabins are laid out together. Our property is well taken care of and is priced based on the area and is very competitive with all the local resorts. We have designed our cabins to reflect our desire to make them home from home.
Once again thanks to you and your family for staying at our resort. We hope you can come for a longer stay next time, and enjoy all that our resort and the area has to offer.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Halls Lake, Ontario
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We visited your lovely resort on "Open House" day, June 14th, 2014. You have done a great job renovating cottages and landscaping, and the cottages were neat clean and beautifully furnished. Lovely beach, docks etc. Families will thoroughly enjoy themselves and will return many times. We wish you continued success in your venture.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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safehavenresort, Owner at Safe Haven Cottage Resort, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind comments.
The Grand Opening was amazing we were so blessed by all the people that attended from near and far.
The atmosphere was wonderful and it was great watching everyone enjoy each others company, and just relax and soak in the surroundings.
Thank you again for attending and we hope to see you again. Please pass the word along.
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Whitby, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My daughter and were in Haliburton for the Ontario Cup Mountain Bike Race this past weekend at Sir Sam's Ski and Bike and needed a place to stay. After looking on-line at many options we decided to try Safe Haven Cottages. We were impressed the moment we set foot on the property. The cabins have been completely renovated and were immaculately clean. The owners Deborah and David were very helpful and wanted to ensure we had everything we needed.

I would recommend this location to anyone visiting the Haliburton area

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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safehavenresort, Owner at Safe Haven Cottage Resort, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
It was lovely meeting you both. We thank you for your review, hope to see you again sometime.
David and Deborah
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Midland, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

What a great place! Beautiful setting, Lovely cottages.
We stayed in a 3 bedroom cottage, very clean, comfortable, had everything we needed, cozy and warm with a lovely fireplace, considering there was lots of snow outside. The hosts Dave and Debora Lloyd were great.
Can't wait to go back in the summer with the Family.
Would highly recomend Safe Haven Cottage Resort to anyone.
Thumbs up, 5 star, well done.
Rich and Sue Bodsworth

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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safehavenresort, Owner at Safe Haven Cottage Resort, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
Another happy guest. Thank you for taking the time to share your Safe Haven experience. We have spent a lot of time in the designing of our cabins both with décor and layout. It is great that it is paying off and that our guests enjoy them as much as we do.
Hope to see you soon you are always welcome at our little piece of heaven Safe Haven.....
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Barrie, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Our family decided to enjoy all winter and the family day weekend had to offer by trying out Safe Haven Cottage Resort and were not disappointed. The newly renovated cottages are fully stocked, exceptionally clean and comfortable with plenty of space to move around. The owners are so friendly and accommodating, it felt like we had known them for years. This resort is situated by a beautiful lake, snowmobile trails, as well as close to some alpine skiing. The snowshoeing is also amazing, you can make it as easy or challenging as you desire. Our two bedroom cabin could comfortably fit four people, and although spacious, was still very cozy with a beautiful gas fireplace to warm up next to after a day of outside activity.
Although a strict no pet policy may deter some, others may very well appreciate it.
I would love to come back and see how beautiful Safe Haven Cottage Resort is in the summer, probably one of the nicest area's in cottage country.

Room Tip: Studio room is so very beautiful, tastefully decorated and private. Highly recommended for a two p...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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safehavenresort, Owner at Safe Haven Cottage Resort, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Thank you for your review. It was a delight to have you stay at Safe Haven. It is our mission to make people feel at home as much as we can and your review reflects this.The winters are a great time of year but as you had mentioned summer will come and it is even more beautiful , so please visit us again.
We do have a no pet policy but there is a "Minden Pet Resort" that takes great care in looking after your treasured pets so please check out their website.
Thank you again and we look forward to meeting many more wonderful guests at Safe Haven Cottage Resort....
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Barrie, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We enjoy our 'family times' together and are always looking forward to our next adventure!

We have taken our girls to many places...Disney World, Marine Land, Great Wolf Lodge, Canada's Wonderland, Santa's Village, camping trips.....too many to list.

Our experience at Safe Haven Resort over the Family Day long weekend was nothing short of spectacular. The accommodations where great and the hosts Dave, Debra and Mitchell treated us like royality.

In fact, this was the first time that my wife and I can recall our girls out of all our adventures, upon leaving, were truly sad and made us promise to take them back to Safe Haven.

Well done Safe Haven....we look forward to keeping our promise to our girls and seeing you again soon!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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safehavenresort, Owner at Safe Haven Cottage Resort, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
It was a pleasure to have your family stay at Safe haven. What a wonderful comment about your children, they are very cute and a delight to have here at the resort. Over the past few months meeting all types of people from different countries and backgrounds it has made us feel very privileged to be able to meet and to take care of their needs as they relax and enjoy... Children are very special and quality time spent with them is so important, and to see that happening here is awesome. So thanks to you and your lovely wife for coming and sharing Family Weekend with us you are welcome anytime........
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Our family was fortunate to have stumbled upon Safe Haven cottage resort for a long weekend retreat of skiing and winter outdoor activities. We fell in love with both our gorgeous three bedroom cabin and our incredibly warm and welcoming hosts. The cabin was stunning, with modern decorating and all the ammenities we could ask for. The owners and hosts, Deborah and Dave ensured we had everything we needed and made us feel right at home. I would recommend Save Haven Resort to friends and family and can't wait to come back in the summer!

Room Tip: The 3-bedroom cabins are quite large, and have plenty of room for 2 adults, 2 kids and all our ski g...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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safehavenresort, Owner at Safe Haven Cottage Resort, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Thank you for your kind review it was a pleasure to host you and your family and watch as your children roasted marshmallows. All the reviews I have read so far has blessed us and they are all the reasons we want to continue to develop our resort into a real family orientated vacation destination, not only for families to reconnect with each other, but for families to connect to The Safe Haven Resort family!!!!!!!
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Additional Information about Safe Haven Cottage Resort

Address: 1190 North Shore Road, Algonquin Highlands, Ontario K0M 1J1, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Algonquin Highlands
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Algonquin Highlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is a beautiful resort on the quiet Beech Lake in Algonquin Highlands. It is under new management and was completely renovated in 2013 with chic décor that will please the eyes and create a place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of your busy lives. All the cabins have their own decks and gas fireplaces and have all you need for a perfect holiday. ... more   less 
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