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Entire cottage · Huntsville
Priv. Hot Tub- Romantic Muskoka Get Away for Two.
You have just returned from a great couples hike viewing all the Fall colours in Canada's saught after Muskoka region. You are starting to unwind from the busy life we all have. You and your partner start to prepare that meal you both used to make when life seemed slower. Then you grab your favourite drink and enjoy our private hot tub. It's time to reignite your relationship, you deserve to have this experience at what we call, The Hidden Haven.
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Entire cottage · Utterson
The Rock Pine- Skeleton Lake, Muskoka Ontario
4-season private cottage rental & elopement venue For elopement and intimate wedding bookings, please message us on IG @therockpine for current packages, and preferred vendor lists.
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Entire cottage · Gravenhurst
HOT TUB and SAUNA!The Good Times on Morrison Lake
Welcome to “The Good Times” Cottage! The beautiful 4- season waterfront cottage is located at Morrison Lake, Gravenhurst, Muskoka! Only 2 Hours from Toronto. Our cottage is literally on the lake! The water is shallow sandy entry and deeper swimming off the dock which is perfect for both adults and kids! Hot tub and Sauna! Large windows facing to the lake! Large deck with patio lighting and seating! 2 kayaks and water mat for water fun! BBQ and fire pit! Unlimited wifi! — We have it all!

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JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa14 locals recommend
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Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf32 locals recommend
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Gull Lake Rotary Park14 locals recommend
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Touchstone Resort3 locals recommend
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Muskoka Steamships49 locals recommend
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Kirby's Beach14 locals recommend

Muskoka Lakes cabin rentals

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Entire cabin · Huntsville
Aux Box Muskoka**HOT TUB** Modern Bunkie
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Entire cabin · McKellar
The Love Shack * Boutique Cabin w HotTub
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Entire cabin · Huntsville
A-Frame, Hot Tub, Fireplace and Close to Ski Hill
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Entire cabin · Bala
Cottage Mapleview, Muskoka
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Entire cabin · Washago
Scandinavian Riverfront Cabin near Muskoka
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Entire cabin · Muskoka Lakes
Evergreen
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Entire cabin · Huntsville
Gryffin Ridge The Magic Forest - Pet Friendly
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Entire cabin · Huntsville
Cozy Muskoka Cabin in the Woods
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Entire cabin · Bracebridge
Lovely waterfront cottage in Muskoka
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Entire cabin · Parry Sound
Whispering River Studio Retreat
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Entire cabin · Bracebridge
Cozy Cabin Getaway Muskoka
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Entire cabin · Sprucedale
North Muskoka Hemlock Cabin

Muskoka Lakes vacation rentals

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Dome · Hawkestone
Glamping Eco-Retreat with Luxury Stargazer Dome
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Entire loft · Gravenhurst
Cedar Terrace | By Lake Muskoka | Private Hot Tub
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Tiny home · Gravenhurst
Tiny House Muskoka
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Treehouse · Utterson
The Water’s Edge ** Unique Muskoka Treehouse **
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Entire cottage · Dunchurch
Lakefront Cozy Cottage w/ canoe,kayak, dock, patio
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Entire guest suite · Gravenhurst
Stix N Stones (Light Breakfast & Kayaks)
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Entire cottage · Bracebridge
The Hudson - Riverside Cabin, Bracebridge
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Entire cottage · Gravenhurst
Muskoka cottage with a view
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Entire home · Huntsville
Wolegib Waterfront Retreat in Muskoka- Hot Tub!
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Entire cottage · Baysville
D O C K | NEW Modern Muskoka Waterfront 2+1 bed
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Entire cottage · Tiny
Bluestone
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Entire cottage · Burk's Falls
Lakefront Cottage on Lake Cecebe

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.


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 staying cozy in your cottage or going on 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.