When renting a cottage in Ontario, it is traditional to bring your own sheets, pillow cases, towels, dish cloths and tea towels. In addition, you are expected to bring anything you will consume. This would include non-perishable products such as paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, soap, and dish detergent. Most Haliburton cottage rentals are also used frequently by their owners so you'll find a lot of extras at the cottage that will add to your comfort but it's a good idea to bring the items that are most important to you.
Here are some suggestions on items you can bring that will make your Haliburton cottage rental experience more comfortable. If you're looking forward to gourmet family meals at your Haliburton cottage rental, think about your kitchen tools. Sharp knives, your favourite vegetable peelers, garlic press and "go to" frying pan can make all the difference. Spices that you always use are easy to pack and will save you from having to buy extra. Haliburton cottage owners endeavor to supply basic spices but it's a good idea to bring the more specialized spices with you.
Lastly, consider bringing any specialty items needed for personal comfort. For some people, their favourite lounger to relax by the lake is a must and for others, their own pillow can make all the difference for a good night's sleep. If there is something you use daily and it's portable, you might consider packing it. The advantage of a "drive-to" vacation destination is that you don't need to limit your packing to a suitcase