Welcome to The Goofy Moose on beautiful Salerno Lake in the Haliburton Highlands.  You'll love the very nature of this country cottage with abundant sunshine and woody ambience sure to make it the perfect family vacation get away.

There's no telling what you'll cook up in the eye-catching kitchen with modern appliances designed for people who like to cook and entertain at the same time.  A warm and welcoming living room features a walk-out to a large deck - ideal for cozy evenings as well as a covered porch for cooler nights - also perfect for morning coffee, fresh country air, and enjoying the sounds of nature.

With 4 bedrooms plus a loft and 3 1/2 bathrooms, this newly constructed cottage presents little problem for accommodating families large or small up to 12-people.  Accented with post & beam, cathedral ceilings, and a loft area overlooking the large sitting room with fireplace, there is room for everyone to find their own special place. 

Salerno Lake is approximately a 2-hour drive from Toronto (Hwy 401 & Hwy 404) and is located 16km East of Kinmount which is about a short 10-minute drive away for groceries, LCBO store, the Highlands Cinema as well as other local attractions and amenities. The villages of Haliburton, Minden, Bobacaygeon, and Fenelon Falls are approximately a 20-to-30 minute scenic drive.

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   Testimonials (read the full list) 

Hi Mike, Thank you very much for renting your cottage to us this week. We loved it. Everything was perfect and as you said it would be. I hope we cleaned the cottage sufficiently and to your standards. Please let me know if there were any issues. The new cover for the pergola on the dock worked out just fine. It was a beautiful week weather wise, so no issues. We removed it and placed it back in the cottage. My family was very appreciative of the size and comfort of your cottage and property. We'll look back on this week fondly. Thanks again and all the best. PS. Please tell me the bottle of wine on the dining table was for us? Regardless it was delicious and much appreciated! Thanks Again!
Tim F. Toronto, ON (Goofy Moose Guests - July 2017)

Hi Mike - I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful vacation. Your cottage is really lovely. Before we left I made sure to go over everything and make sure it was all left as we found it. Thanks Again!
Deborah A. Toronto, ON (Goofy Moose Guests - August 2015)

Hi Mike - Just a quick note to say thanks and let you know we are home. Thanks so much. It is a beautiful place. We did clean the place and removed all garbage and replaced everything to its original place - as best as we could remember. I hope all is well. Let me know. Thanks again for the rental. Let us know for next year. Cheers!
Craig V - Whitby, ON (Goofy Moose Guests - August 2015)

Hey Mike - Thanks we had a great week. Our families just loved the place! I hope we remembered to clean everything it was a bit of a hectic morning! Our lovely dog managed to get hot spots from spending an average of 6 hours per day in the lake!! The people at the Minden animal hospital were great and took care of her :) You have an amazing cottage and we loved spending time there. It made it so much easier having the items there for the boys as well (they loved all the toys!!) Thank you again!!
Laura K. Etobicoke, ON (Goofy Moose Guests - July 2015)

Hi Mike - Our families had a wonderful time, despite the rainy days. The cottage was fantastic for a large group! Hopefully we left the place in great shape, but if you have any questions / comments please feel free to let me know. We had a great time and my son was already demanding on the drive home that we go to a cottage every summer and it HAS to be the same cottage! We've already spread the word about your place to other family members and friends. I am sure that we'll be back too in 2015.
Nancy K. Toronto, ON (Goofy Moose Guests - August 2014)

Hi Mike - Our families had a wonderful time at The Goofy Moose! We spent much of our time at the lake -- swimming, bouncing on splash island, fishing off the dock, riding on the pedal boat and kayaks and enjoying the view with a book and a cold drink. Indoors, we all played lots of card and board games and the kids watched movies, played video games and built forts in the loft. We ate many delicious meals and prep was easy in such a well-equipped kitchen.Thanks very much -- we really enjoyed our stay in your beautiful cottage
Larisa T. Toronto, ON (Goofy Moose Guests - August 2013)

Hi Michael, we are all back home from our week at the Goofy Moose after having a terrific time at your cottage. The whole family enjoyed the wide range of activities we were able to do in the area including kayaking, paddle boating, geocaching, golfing and great swimming - we couldn't possibly have had a better time. If you will be renting again next summer I am sure that we would like to come to the Goofy Moose again. Thanks to you and your wife for letting us enjoy the cottage this year - everything about the cottage and our dealings with you was excellent.
Chris C. Goderich ON, (Goofy Moose Guests - July 2013)

Hi Mike - We are back home and I just wanted to touch base. I trust that you found the cottage in good/excellent condition and, that everything was left as you wished. We had a fantastic time! The cottage was perfect as was the weather. The kids enjoyed catching snails, fishing and jumping time and time again from the dock. One afternoon they were especially pleased... The dragonflies were very friendly and would land on their hands over and over - it truly was amazing! The elders enjoyed reading by the lake and also jumping from the dock! Thank you so much for allowing us to use this very special place we enjoyed every minute and were sad to leave.
Susan F. Pickering, ON (Goofy Moose Guests - July 2013)

Thanks Michael. We miss the Goofy Moose so much! Can't stop talking about it. An absolutely wonderful time was had by all from kids to teen to adults and even the dog Ceilidh! Every minute was filled with fun and enjoyment. My cousins have returned home to Dublin and I just got a facebook message from them to say it was their best vacation ever! Lots of people wanting to go after seeing our pictures, so if we are in need of a huge place for another family bonding adventure we will surely be in touch!
Claire M. Kitchener, ON(Goofy Moose Guests - July 2012)

Michael and Jennifer, Just a quick note to say what an amazing place you have. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Salerno Lake sure is a beautiful place to come and unwind.I have sent u a picture that our friends took at sunrise the week after we were there. It is a beauty. They have posted on their Facebook and are getting lots of comments. Thanks again for all you did.
Rick and Sharon M. Waterdown, ON (Goofy Moose Guests - July 2012)

We recently rented The Goofy Moose with a group of friends that we work out with. We as a group were looking for a quiet lake, and a nice modern type cottage..and we found it at The Goofy Moose. The cottage was in perfect condition with all the amenities. The trees block the neighbouring cottages, so it is private in that sense. We spent most of our time on the dock enjoying the lake. The cottage is located at the end of the lake, so there was little to no water traffic. The cottage itself was big enough to hold our big group and everyone could sleep comfortably. I got an A+ for finding this perfect cottage. We would go back for sure.
W. Allinson (Goofy Moose Guest July 2012)

Hi Mike and Jennifer, Just a quick note to say a big thank you for a great week at the Goofy Moose! Wow - what a beautiful place it is!! We had a fantastic time swimming, paddling, fishing and playing lots of games and of course lots of R and R too! Thanks for the suggestion of furnace falls- we all went body surfing down the rapids and had a lot of fun. Went for fish and chips in Kinmount- great place! and for all the hockey fans in the family went to McKecks in Haliburton. Thanks again!
S. Hincks - Guelph, ON (Goofy Moose Guest August 2011)

Dear Durante Family, Thanks for the lovely vacation. We found your cottage to be well laid out and well equipped. We enjoyed the water craft especially. Thanks Again!
Linda etc. (Goofy Moose Guest July 2011)

Thanks very much for the use of your cottage. It was absolutely lovely. All the baby gear was a definite added bonus - that exersaucer was the bomb! The cottage is huge and easily accommodated all 11 of us. It was a big treat to everyone to stay at such a new and comfortable place. You have a great spot and all the kids lived in the lake the entire week. Our only complaint is those little black flies who seemed to love me best, but I guess that’s all a part going up north :) Take care, we will be definitely considering your cottage again next year and will recommend to our friends and family.
E. Thompson - Guelph, ON (Goofy Moose Guest July 2011)

We had a great time at the cottage. Thank you very much for allowing us to stay. The kids really liked the bunk beds and splash island. The adults really liked the canopy over the dock to have the best of both worlds for sun and shade. The lake is beautiful!.
P. Griffen Hamilton, ON (Goofy Moose Guest August 2010)

Just a quick note to let you know we really enjoyed the stay at Salerno Lake. It was great having such a large space to accomodate 3 families. Hopefully our group can make it back in the future. P.S - thank you for leaving the high chairs and cribs accessible for us !
L. Johansen Toronto, ON (Goofy Moose Guest July 2010)

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