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Modern Waterfront Retreat in Muskoka
Experience modern waterfront living. Located on the Muskoka River, you are a short boat ride to the large Mary Lake or take the locks right into Huntsville. Minutes from downtown Huntsville which features great shopping and restaurants. In the summer, soak in up the sun on your private dock with a spot for your boat. Calm & clear water great for swimming is 30 steps from your front door. Enjoy the snow with skiing at Hidden Valley or check out a variety of winter activities at Arrowhead Park.
G$101,250 GYD per night
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Escape North to Muskoka A-Frame | 4-Season Chalet
Welcome to Muskoka A-frame, the perfect couple’s getaway or solo retreat, nestled in beautiful Hidden Valley. This classic 70’s A-frame has been re-imagined for the modern world. Wake up to swaying treetops, make gourmet meals & relax by the fire, with 2-story forest views. Hide away or make it your base for 4 seasons of adventure: 3 min to the private beach, skiing & snowboarding. Hike, canoe or ice skate at Arrowhead & Algonquin Parks. And visit Huntsville for local charm, just minutes away.
G$39,456 GYD per night
Cottage in Huntsville
The Rock Lodge, At Mary Lake (+ Hot Tub)
A charming little “Old meets New”cottage in the heart of Port Sydney, Muskoka. less than 5 min walk away from Mary Lake where you can enjoy the beach, have a picnic or even Launch your Water vessels into the lake for a relaxing day. Across the beach you can find a community centre with a play ground and basket ball court perfect for our younger guests. 2 km away from North granite ridge Golf Club; Our area is surrounded by preserved woodlands perfect for scenic hikes and spotting wildlife! ✨
G$38,879 GYD per night

Stay near Muskoka Lakes's top sights

Torrance Barrens Dark-Sky Preserve89 locals recommend
JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa21 locals recommend
Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf58 locals recommend
Six Mile Lake Provincial Park13 locals recommend
The KEE to Bala95 locals recommend
Big Chute Marine Railway22 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Muskoka Lakes

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The Hudson - Riverside Cabin, Bracebridge
G$45,737 GYD per night
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2 Bd Modern Rustic Cottage on 8 acres forest
G$51,230 GYD per night
Cottage in Tiny
G$29,871 GYD per night
Cabin in Washago
Scandinavian Riverfront Cabin Muskoka
G$48,589 GYD per night
Treehouse in Utterson
The Water’s Edge * * Unique Muskoka Treehouse * *
G$148,262 GYD per night
Cottage in Gravenhurst
One bedroom lake front cottage in Muskoka
G$41,426 GYD per night
Condo in Huntsville
Lakeside in Muskoka
G$38,581 GYD per night
Cottage in Gravenhurst
Gravenhurst Oasis: Hot Tub, Sauna & Nature Retreat
G$77,578 GYD per night
Cottage in Port Carling
Cider Haus on Brandy Lake
G$61,274 GYD per night
Cottage in Torrance
Beautiful Nine Mile Lake
G$38,296 GYD per night
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Lakeview Cottage on Peninsula Lake
G$51,426 GYD per night
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The Lake House
G$46,766 GYD 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.

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.

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.