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Treetop Loft | Private Hot Tub + Spa | Muskoka Bay
Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Treetop Loft | Private Hot Tub + Spa | Muskoka BaySpacious cottage loft just steps to Muskoka Wharf. Enjoy your private hot tub overlooking your own little slice of the forest. Designed with couples in mind. Stunning kitchen with everything you'll need to wine, dine and unwind. Candlelit spa room with professional massage table, dressed with luxury hotel linens. Curl up next to the fire and enjoy your brand new 50" Smart TV; or throw on your favourite playlist. Seconds from waterfront restaurants, shops, toys and tours. Adult only. No pets

Relaxing 3 bedroom waterfront +1 bedroom apartment
Entire cottage · 8 guests · 5 beds · 2.5 baths

Relaxing 3 bedroom waterfront +1 bedroom apartmentFully equipped 3 bedroom house on the water with full 1 bedroom apartment above garage. Relax on the dock with spacious screened in gazebo with pull down windows for windy cool days. Private treed property on a private road. BBQ and outdoor dining table on deck. Lovely gardens. Close to town for essentials and local restaurants. Canoe, water skimmers and kayak. Bring your own life jacket for proper fit. Pets welcome. NOTE: only 1 small Main floor window a/c unit.

OakLodge | Hot Tub + Wine Cellar | Private Retreat
Entire rental unit · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

OakLodge | Hot Tub + Wine Cellar | Private RetreatOak Lodge is where cozy-cottage and modern-industrial collide. Brand new and available for you to indulge. Enjoy the crackle of an outdoor fire while lounging in your luxury aqua spa. Our ‘Twilight Series’ spa includes 35 therapeutic jets, waterfall and LED. Get cozy in the luxury bedding that exceeds hotel quality. The fireplace and media suite ensure you’ll be entertained when you’re not outdoors - exploring the beauty of Muskoka! Wine, dine and unwind. Adult only. No pets.

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  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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Beautiful Nine Mile Lake
R3,302 ZAR per night
  1. Entire cottage
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Lake Front Cottage
R2,854 ZAR per night
  1. Entire cottage
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Windermere Manor, Lake Rosseau, Muskoka
R5,708 ZAR per night
  1. Entire cabin
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Lakefront Studio Cabin (Cabin 5) in Muskoka
R1,378 ZAR per night
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Gravenhurst
A cosy, relaxing Muskoka get-away close to beach
R1,590 ZAR per night
  1. Entire cabin
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Khushi Kottages - Authentic Log Cabin on the lake with dock and kayak access.
R3,017 ZAR per night
  1. Entire cabin
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One bedroom lake front cottage in Muskoka
R4,760 ZAR per night
  1. Entire cottage
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Waterfront Sunrise Cottage
R8,219 ZAR per night
  1. Entire cottage
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Rockhaven Muskoka
R7,461 ZAR per night
  1. Entire cabin
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Moon River Lodge
R4,159 ZAR per night
  1. Entire cottage
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Moon Rock Cottage
R3,751 ZAR per night
  1. Entire guest suite
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StixNStones (Includes: Breakfast & Kayaks)
R1,370 ZAR per night

Top-rated things to do in Muskoka Lakes

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  • Barney out of the Barn
    For the morning booking: Guests will get to start in the poultry coop where they will be able to interact with the ducks and chickens, and perhaps collect their eggs. They will learn about feed and the mix of different species and their needs. They will open the door and watch the ducks waddle to the pond (seasonally). From there they will enter the paddock where they can interact with the donkeys and the horses and learn each of their stories. Guests will be informed about rescue animals and natural alternate methods of care. The guests will be taught how to clear their thinking in order to allow the animals to do the same and be rewarded by the therapeutic energy of the equine. For the afternoon booking: The poultry will already be free range but the guests will be able to sit by the pond (seasonally) and feed the ducks as well as have the chickens come to them for feed. Other things to note This is a hands on experience with animals. Guests are asked to be calm and allow the animals to come to them. Children must be supervised at all times. One on one (adult to child) is required. There is a good possibility you will get dirty. Hand washing will be available.
    From Price:R400 / person
  • Canoe Fishing Guide
    ***PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR AVAILABILITY. I MAY BE AVAILABLE ON DATES & TIMES THAT ARE NOT SHOWN IN MY CALENDAR*** There are pike, lake trout, smallmouth, and largemouth bass near Huntsville, Ontario. We will fish out of a CANOE, casting or trolling, as I teach you various techniques: wacky-rigging, drop-shotting, top water lures, and more! Fishing will be catch and release only. Join me for a fun time on the water! This experience is best suited for beginner and intermediate anglers. It is a fishing lesson and opportunity to learn tips, tricks, and skills. *Note I am open to lake suggestions in the Huntsville/Algonquin Park/Haliburton/Orillia areas, and KAYAK fishing trips may also be possible - contact me for more details* Other things to note Guests responsible for lost/damaged equipment; must sign waiver form. All trips weather permitting.
    From Price:R857 / person
  • Hike & Yoga with a View
    “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” - Eleanor Roosevelt ​We'll meet at the entrance of the trail and start with brief introductions, a review of the route, safety briefing - and pause to set an intention for the hike. Our trek begins on a wide relatively flat trail, then up along short climb to the crossroads. The trail delves deeper into the forest as it winds its way along the ridge until we reach the deck overlooking the Georgian Peaks Ski Club, showcasing panoramic views of Georgian Bay. On the deck facing our big blue bay, I'll lead a beginner-friendly yoga session* to connect our mind, body and spirit with the land and the lake (AKA Spirit Lake by Ojibway Indians). Afterwards, we'll have time to relax and enjoy the scenery at the summit, spending approximately 1 hour at the lookout. Then we'll continue our hike and loop back through the forest to our car. Throughout the hike, we'll take water breaks and pause for mindful moments... forest bathing. You'll leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated - powered by the beauty of nature. NOTE: No washroom facilities available in or near the park If you do not see a date or time on the calendar that works for you or have a larger group, please contact me to check on availability and possible options.
    From Price:R400 / person
  • Nature Immersion with a Naturalist
    We'll meet at our starting point and begin our 2 hour guided nature immersion walk. You will notice that you begin to slow down and become present. Your senses will awaken, savouring the sounds, sights and smells of the forest. We will identify tracks and scat and discuss the behaviour of the animal. We will walk through apple orchards, meadows, wetlands and visit a pond teaming with organic life. Depending on the season, you are welcome to enjoy the organic apples. Other things to note Our guests should wear proper clothing and footwear for varying weather conditions. Rubber boots are needed for spring. Layered clothing for the winter season.
    From Price:R400 / person
  • Forest Therapy Walk
    The experience, also known as 'Forest Bathing', begins at a designated trailhead where we'll lightly introduce ourselves to each other and begin noticing the land. As we enter the forest, a prompt is given to begin to arrive and settle into the experience some more. A brief introduction to forest therapy, how it works and the health benefits of time spent in nature is given next. Information about the area and a land acknowledgement is included. Participants have the opportunity to introduce themselves more in depth in a first sharing circle before beginning to deepen and nurture nature connections. Throughout the event, several invitations are given that make room for sensory experiences, play, discovery, relaxation, listening, exploring, presence and stillness. These invitations are unique to the participants, time of day and what the forest offers and reveals during the time of the walk. The forest therapy walk ends with a tea ceremony, creating opportunities to enjoy local, sustainably foraged tea plants in circle with self, others and the land. Other things to note - This experience is child and dog friendly, please inform me to be able to adapt - If you have any allergies or mobility issues, please let me know - During the pandemic there are no portable toilets. Using the ‘facili-trees’ will be the only way to 'go'. I carry toilet paper and hand sanitizer with me
    From Price:R685 / person

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.

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