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Stunning Log Cottage on an Island in Muskoka

This stunning new log cottage is set on a private island in the heart of Muskoka. Just 1.5 hours from Toronto. Enjoy all of what Muskoka has to offer on a mid size lake perfect for relaxing, swimming, watersports and entertaining. The cottage is ideally situated just 10 meters from your private sundrenched dock and waterside deck.

$274 per night
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Lake Front Cottage

Our cottage is a all-season, lakefront cottage that is close to the amenities of the towns of Gravenhurst and Bala, and is central to the many town activities that Muskoka hosts all summer-long.

$200 per night
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Beautiful Nine Mile Lake

Beautiful Muskoka getaway! Newly renovated 4 season waterfront cottage! Stunning views! Located on picturesque Nine Mile Lake. Over 70% of the lake is crown land. Perfect for kayaking and canoeing to enjoy all the beauty Muskoka is known for. We have kayaks a canoe and a paddle board for you to enjoy. Plenty of sun exposure on the dock you can swim all day long. Close to hiking and snowmobile trails. May 15-Oct 2 Minimum 6 nights with a Sunday check in.

$277 per night

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One bedroom lake front cottage in Muskoka
$167 per night
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Cozy Cabin is Lake Muskoka
$322 per night
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4 Bedroom Classic Muskoka Cottage + Bunkie
$338 per night
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Lakefront Studio Cabin (Cabin 5) in Muskoka
$120 per night
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Private Cabin Port Carling Lake Muskoka
$218 per night
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Beautiful Muskoka Island Cottage
$283 per night
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Luxury Boathouse on Lake Muskoka
$272 per night
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The Loon Muskoka (Lakefront) - TeaLakeCottages
$354 per night
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Privacy in the Pines with Hot Tub
$416 per night
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Dragonfly Cottage / Six Mile Lake / Muskoka
$211 per night
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Westcliff
$136 per night
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2-bedroom Cabin #1 at Black Lake Cabins in Muskoka
$164 per night

Vacation rentals in Muskoka Lakes

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Muskoka 2 Bedroom Cottage With Hot Tub
$171 per night
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The Willow | Private Hot Tub • Spa • Yoga • Arcade
$244 per night
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Waterfront Guest Cabin in Muskoka
$182 per night
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Charming Lakefront Bala Cottage
$317 per night
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Trenanthia "Cahoots" Cottage: HotTub,Sauna,GamesRm
$396 per night
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Lakefront Muskokan Log Cabin
$178 per night
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Lake Joseph. 4 Bedroom. Lakeside at Rocky Crest.
$194 per night
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Bala Waterfront Cottage-Take me to the Moon!
$336 per night
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Crayfish Cove Cottage-Rustic Charm
$272 per night
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Fabulous Retreat at Rocky Crest Golf Resort
$214 per night
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Treetop Loft | Private Hot Tub + Spa | Muskoka Bay
$275 per night
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Stix 'N' Stones (Incl: Light Breakfast & Kayaks)
$86 per night

Your guide to Muskoka Lakes

Welcome to Muskoka Lakes

The Muskoka Lakes region is one of Ontario’s favorite waterfront retreats, with historic villages like Bala and Port Carling welcoming weekenders here for more than a century. North of sprawling Toronto, you’ll find clusters of 19th-century cabins, contemporary mansions, and celebrity-owned second homes dotting the shores of these 80 or so glacier-carved lakes. In fact, Torontonians colloquially refer to this chain of lakes as cottage country due to its popularity as a cool, peaceful getaway.

It’s popular partly because it makes for a convenient trip away from the city — and because you really do feel away from it all in this wild setting. Coming here is an annual tradition for many families and groups of friends, who spend time on the three big lakes of Muskoka, Rosseau, and Joseph, each ringed with forests, beaches, and parks. There’s plenty to do, on the water and off: boating, paddling, swimming, fishing, water skiing, hiking, golfing the numerous courses, or simply kicking it on one of the peaceful docks.


How do I get around Muskoka Lakes?

It’s less than a three-hour drive to Muskoka Lakes from Toronto and about 4.5 hours from Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. While the small Muskoka Airport (YQA) is technically the closest, it’s mostly used by private charters and air taxis, with limited commercial service. You’re more likely to fly into Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), where you can rent a car for the journey to the lakes. Public transportation options are practically nonexistent in this sparsely populated corner of Ontario; you’ll need a car to get out and explore.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Muskoka Lakes?

Summer is the peak season for splashing in the water, boating, or hitting one of the many trails. From June through August, expect warm weather and sunny days. Colors transform the foliage in fall, when it might be too cold to swim but is typically perfect for a hike through the changing forests. Off-season festivals such as the Bala Cranberry Festival in late fall and Port Carling Winterfest in February show off the region’s small-town character. While winter may be a relatively sleepy season here, it’s prime time for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.


What are the top things to do in Muskoka Lakes?

Torrance Barrens

Outcroppings of granite, scattered forests, and wetlands define the distinct landscapes in Torrance Barrens, a conservation area popular with hikers and mountain bikers. But when the sun sets, that’s when the real show begins. In 1999, Torrance Barrens was named the nation’s first dark-sky preserve by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada; the lack of light pollution makes this an exceptional spot to gaze into the cosmos on a clear night, watching for shooting stars and pondering the big questions.

Port Carling Wall

From a distance, this mural on the side of an old building on Port Carling’s main drag resembles the historical art visible in many small communities. In this case, the image depicts an early-20th-century scene of a steamship passing by the lakeside town. But as you get closer, you’ll notice the mural is actually a photo mosaic comprising more than 9,000 historical images, each telling one small part of the larger history of the region.

Huckleberry Rock Lookout

Follow this easy 1.8-mile (2.89-km) loop trail, which climbs a big rock formation, and at the top, you’ll be greeted with panoramic views of the lakes, forests, and wilderness for miles beyond. It’s an especially pleasant trek at sunset. Keep in mind the trail becomes quite slippery when it rains and inaccessible to most hikers when it snows.