Janice was introduced to the Haliburton Highlands in 1988 as a tourism marketing specialist, drawn north from Toronto from an advertising agency gig. She traveled the area extensively as she consulted with local resorts, establishing and implementing their marketing programmes. In the process, she fell hopelessly love with the area.
Following her heart, Janice moved to Eagle Lake – a quaint, neighborly community just north of Haliburton – in 1992. Perched beside a lake with a ski hill in her backyard, Janice was convinced she’d found paradise.
Of course, everyone’s looking for paradise – and Janice wasn’t the only one to discover the slice of heaven that is the Haliburton Highlands. The next several years brought huge growth to the region. Once-seasonal cottages were being converted into year round homes, land values skyrocketed, and taxes increased to keep pace. The once-sleepy Haliburton Highlands region was maturing as a tourist destination.
As she watched the growth around her, Janice was struck by a moment of inspiration. After all, cottage owners don’t use their cottages every week – and tourists are always looking for the cozy, homelike accommodation that only a vacation cottage can provide.
All-Season Cottage Rentals opened for business six months later, debuting in the year 2000 with 12 privately owned waterfront cottages in Ontario. By 2012, the company had over 120 vacation cottages on offer. The numbers increase every year, but the same characteristic spirit of personal service defines Janice’s relationship with each cottage owner and vacationer. Today, All-Season Cottage Rentals is known for its well-curated collection of high-end executive waterfront cottages in Ontario, as well as for its superior cottage rental management services.
Janice is a member of the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO), the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA). She’s an avid gardener, plays a mean game of golf, and has two half-written historical romance novels that she intends on finishing someday.