The Cookhouse


Dine in service is by reservation only.  Contact the Cookhouse directly at 705-754-1729.  Take out is available.  If you’d like to eat your take out here in our shady pines, we have a small licensed area for your enjoyment.

Located at the Base Camp of Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd., The Cookhouse is open year round.  Operating as a licensed restaurant by A.G.C.O. (the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario). Over the years, The Cookhouse has catered to a wide array of customers, including visitors to the Forest and participants of our group experiences.

Pop-up hot lunch service will be available at some of our shelter cabins over the winter on select dates. Warm up and grab a bite to eat without having the get off the trails! Cash only.

The Cookhouse is also very experienced in hosting special events such as celebrations for special occasions and weddings. Whatever your culinary needs are, The Cookhouse will meet and exceed your expectations.

Let us plan your next special occasion for you.


  • Wedding Receptions
  • School Groups
  • Elderhostel Groups
  • Corporate Groups
  • Hog Roasts
  • Christmas Celebrations
  • Birthday Parties
  • Outdoor Barbeques
  • Benefit Dinners
  • Halloween Parties
  • Special Events
  • Thanksgiving Dinners

New Lunch and Dinner menus launched October 1, 2020.  Enjoy!

Hours of Operation

Operating Hours: Please note that in the spring and fall hours are reduced. When in doubt please call ahead.

** The kitchen will close daily for 30 minutes between Lunch and Dinner.  The dining room and store will remain open during this time.**

Wednesday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Sunday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Monday and Tuesdays CLOSED

Take out only. We encourage calling ahead to place your order. Curb side/Contactless pick up is available with payment on the phone. AMEX/VISA/MC – Cash & Debit for in house pick up only (Cash payments are discouraged).

Will be open 7 days in snowmobiling season.


The Cookhouse at Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve Ltd
1095 Redkenn Road
Haliburton, ON, K0M 1S0

Phone: 1-800-631-2198 ext. 150
Out of Country Phone: 1-705-754-1729