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Muskoka 2 Bedroom Cottage With Hot Tub

This Muskoka cottage is a perfect getaway. It has a stylish, clean, airy decor. Small hot tub off the back deck. Good distance from neighbours for privacy. Suitable for couples, small families (max 5 people). Situated 60 m from Lake Muskoka with direct access to public dock, boat launch, sunset views, and fishing. Water access is a one minute stroll to the dock. Cottage has a partial view of the lake from the cottage porch. Primary guest must be a responsible adult based on reviews.

G$35,647 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.

G$38,192 per night
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  2. Bala
Rockview Muskoka Cottage

The property is located on the Moon River just outside the town of Bala.

G$46,757 per night

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  2. Gravenhurst
One bedroom lake front cottage in Muskoka
G$36,086 per night
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  2. Torrance
Lakefront Studio Cabin (Cabin 5) in Muskoka
G$21,017 per night
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  2. Bala
Cottage Mapleview, Muskoka
G$21,690 per night
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  2. Torrance
2-bedroom cabin #9 at Black Lake Cabins in Muskoka
G$29,537 per night
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  2. Bracebridge
Muskoka 4 season escape for friends & family
G$28,009 per night
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  2. Muskoka Lakes
Westcliff
G$27,430 per night
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  2. Windermere
Muskoka Quaint Cabin - Spring Summer 2022
G$16,898 per night
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  2. Torrance
2-bedroom Cabin #1 at Black Lake Cabins in Muskoka
G$31,651 per night
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Privacy in the Pines
G$62,128 per night
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  2. Port Carling
Lesney House, Lake Rosseau
G$57,058 per night
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  2. Gravenhurst
3 Bedroom Cottage Lantern Bay Resort Muskoka
G$43,748 per night
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  2. Port Carling
Private Cabin Port Carling Lake Muskoka
G$45,369 per night

Vacation rentals in Muskoka Lakes

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  2. Minett
The Tamarack
G$38,309 per night
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  2. Gravenhurst
StixNStones (Includes Light Breakfast & Kayaks)
G$17,801 per night
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  2. Port Carling
Comfortable guest flat in village of Minett
G$36,457 per night
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  2. Utterson
Lakefront Muskokan Log Cabin
G$35,971 per night
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  2. Seguin
Lakeside at Rocky Crest
G$18,634 per night
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  2. Windermere
Lake Rosseau Boathouse Getaway for 2
G$64,813 per night
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  2. Gravenhurst
Stunning Log Cottage on an Island in Muskoka
G$74,534 per night
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  2. Gravenhurst
The Hudson Loft | Muskoka Bay
G$51,155 per night
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  2. Gravenhurst
Private 3BR Lakeside Muskoka Cottage PipersLanding
G$58,887 per night
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  2. Utterson
The Rock Pine- Skeleton Lake
G$74,534 per night
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  2. Gravenhurst
Waterfront Guest Cabin in Muskoka
G$32,406 per night
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  2. Torrance
Lakefront One bedroom cabin #8 in Muskoka
G$25,541 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.