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Muskoka Lakes cottage rentals

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Cottage · Dunchurch
Lakefront Cozy Cottage w/ canoe,kayak, dock, patio
→ Private/large deck w/ propane BBQ + seating (covered in the summer) → Fully equipped + stocked kitchen → Extremely safe neighborhood → Included: canoe, kayak, paddle boat, snowshoes, life jackets → Guidebook with list of activities provided upon reservation → Fireplace/Woodstove → East-facing living room (morning light) → Private dock to the lake → Pets welcomed!
Mar 26 – Apr 2
$104 per night
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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.
Jan 9 – 16
$221 per night
Cottage · Gravenhurst
One bedroom lake front cottage in Muskoka
This cosy warm one bedroom space is a great location for a couple looking to get away and relax. Lovely log home feel, with newer appliances and central heating and air conditioning. The large deck has separate seating/dining areas and offers a lovely view of the lake. The lakefront is available exclusively for your enjoyment. Sit on the dock and soak up some rays or enjoy a star gaze. Please bring queen sheets, pillows, comforter and towels. .
Dec 16 – 23
$138 per night
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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 Steamships50 locals recommend
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Kirby's Beach14 locals recommend

Muskoka Lakes cabin rentals

Cabin · Huntsville
Aux Box Muskoka**HOT TUB** Modern Bunkie
Jun 26 – Jul 3
$256 per night
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Cabin · McKellar
The Love Shack * Boutique Cabin w HotTub
May 28 – Jun 4
$115 per night
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Cabin · Parry Sound
Whispering River Studio Retreat
Aug 8 – 15
$93 per night
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Cabin · Sprucedale
North Muskoka Hemlock Cabin
Mar 17 – 24
$107 per night
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Cabin · Parry Sound
Pine Cabin at Bardo Cabins
Oct 25 – Nov 1
$133 per night
Cabin · Washago
Scandinavian Riverfront Cabin near Muskoka
Oct 31 – Nov 7
$222 per night
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Cabin · Bracebridge
Cozy Cabin Getaway Muskoka
Nov 18 – 25
$111 per night
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Cabin · Dorset
Private Cozy Cabin 2 min drive to great swimming!
Jan 4 – 11
$90 per night
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Cabin · Torrance
Studio Lakefront Cabin 5 Black Lake Cabins Muskoka
Jun 14 – 21
$110 per night
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Cabin · Kearney
Cozy Creek-Side Cabin
Jan 14 – 21
$62 per night
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Cabin · Huntsville
Cozy Muskoka Cabin in the Woods
Nov 10 – 17
$124 per night
Cabin · Huntsville
A-Frame, Hot Tub, Fireplace and Close to Ski Hill
Jan 19 – 26
$288 per night

Muskoka Lakes vacation rentals

Guest suite · Gravenhurst
Stix N Stones (Light Breakfast & Kayaks)
Apr 3 – 10
$106 per night
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Home · Huntsville
Wolegib Waterfront Retreat in Muskoka- Hot Tub!
May 17 – 24
$675 per night
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Treehouse · Utterson
The Water’s Edge ** Unique Muskoka Treehouse **
Jan 12 – 19
$492 per night
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Tiny home · Baysville
Grandview Lake Tiny Home, Muskoka
May 21 – 28
$137 per night
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Cottage · Port Carling
Cider Haus on Brandy Lake
Mar 28 – Apr 4
$229 per night
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Tiny home · Gravenhurst
Tiny House Muskoka
Mar 19 – 26
$220 per night
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Dome · Hawkestone
Glamping Eco-Retreat with Luxury Stargazer Dome
Jul 31 – Aug 7
$292 per night
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Tiny home · Waubaushene
Unique Tiny Home
Nov 3 – 10
$110 per night
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Private room · Huntsville
Holistic Oasis- Queen size bed.
Jan 13 – 20
$53 per night
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Place to stay · Huntsville
Charming Boathouse on Fairy Lake
Nov 20 – 27
$191 per night
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Cottage · Torrance
Muskoka 2 Bedroom Cottage With Hot Tub
Sep 26 – Oct 3
$168 per night
Cottage · Torrance
Beautiful Nine Mile Lake
Dec 11 – 18
$162 per night
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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.