Ontario Winter Weekend Getaway at Pinestone Resort Haliburton

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Planning an Ontario Winter getaway? Have you explored the Haliburton Highlands region?  During my winter stay in Haliburton, I was fortunate to stay at the Pinestone Resort which proved to be the perfect location for our Ontario winter weekend getaway.

Pinestone Resort Haliburton in Winter

Pinestone Resort and Conference Centre Haliburton

Waking up to a winter snowfall I breathed a sigh of relief knowing that everywhere I would be driving was nearby. The town of Haliburton was a 4-minute drive, our dog sledding adventure a 45-minute drive away and our snowshoeing trail a mere 15-minute drive.

Snowmobiles parked outside cabins at Pinestone Resort Haliburton in Winter

The Snowmobilers all staying at the resort also agreed. The Pinestone is located along the Ontario snowmobile trail making it accessible for those on snowmobile trips.

Double room at Pinestone Resort Haliburton

The Pinestone Double Room

We had a standard room in the main building of the hotel. Two queen-sized beds, a table with two chairs and a chaise lounge. Very cozy room with a great view of the hotel grounds including the pond that was frozen over and covered in fresh snow. Quite beautiful!

Breakfast buffet at Pinestone Resort Haliburton

Dining at Pinestone Resort Haliburton

We enjoyed a breakfast buffet in the morning which included eggs, bacon, fresh pastries, yogurt and cereal, served in the main dining area of the hotel.

Dinner at Pinestone Resort Haliburton

We also had dinner in the dining room at dusk. The location is perfect for a romantic couples getaway in Ontario.

Main building at Pinestone Resort Haliburton

Rent a Cabin or a Room

The Pinestone Resort features some cottages on the property if you want a winter cottage experience. Many of the cottages were filled up with snowmobile enthusiasts and those attending the annual dogsled races were held on the Pintestone resorts grounds. The hotel is very dog-friendly!

Indoor pool at Pinestone Resort Haliburton

The only unfortunate part of this hotel is that it does not sit on a lake or body of water. The grounds are beautiful, and there is an indoor and outdoor pool, nice trails to walk or cross country ski and a golf course for warmer months.

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In the passenger seat of a dog sled on a sunny winter day

More from Our Haliburton Winter Weekend Getaway

For more trip-planning ideas see these posts from our Haliburton Weekend experience.

Are you looking for more Ontario Winter Getaway ideas?

Check out these posts, on more Ontario winter getaways and experiences we have taken.

Table looking out to snow covered grounds at Pinestone Resort

Travel assistance was provided by Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization on a media FAM trip.



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  • [email protected]
    March 21, 2019

    I still need to do a winter getaway – Ontario looks lovely in the winter but I will bring my thick down jacket!

    • Sharon Mendelaoui
      March 22, 2019

      Yes in the heart of winter you will need a good jacket! Once you have the right winter clothes its a dream!

  • Johanes
    March 7, 2019

    I loved reading about your experience in Ontario. Your descriptions really made it come alive for me. The breakfast buffet looks absolutely delicious! Amazing pictures as well. Happy travels!

  • Mary Calculated Traveller
    January 20, 2015

    The cottages look really cute and I like the fact that you are in a more intimate private space yet you are still part of the main hotel so that you can eat in the dining room and use the facilities…

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Ontario Winter Weekend Getaway at Pinestone Resort Haliburton