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Lake of Bays cottage rentals

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Top-rated cottage rentals in Lake of Bays

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Cottage in Baysville
Hot Tub, Cottage & Algonquin Park Pass
Enjoy a peaceful & relaxing stay in our warm and inviting cottage located only 40 minutes from Algonquin Park! Our charming home is equipped with a wood-burning fireplace, full service kitchen, hot tub & large fire-pit. Experience a getaway like no other with your attentive Superhosts, Jesse & Susan. Plus, don’t forget the complimentary Algonquin Park pass that accompanies every booking - a perfect way to make your trip even more memorable. We welcome couples, small families of four, and pets!
$258 per night
Cottage in Baysville
Tranquil Muskoka Lake House
New amenities -Unlimited high speed internet -Large, screened in Muskoka Room -Expansive dock Welcome to your private retreat on tranquil Long Line Lake. The perfect blend of modern convenience and traditional cottage character. This cottage is newly renovated throughout and features a new rustic yet modern kitchen and main floor three piece bathroom. With over 1600 square foot of living space and two full bathrooms, this cottage is ideally suited to accommodate multiple families with kids.
$295 per night
Cottage in Lake of Bays,
Summer getaway • Timber frame * Hot Tub * Fire pit
Welcome to Moosehead Lodge! Our beautiful Muskoka living in this spectacular lakefront property. Nestled on 205' of sandy beach on the shores of Rebecca Lake, this post and beam cottage is the vacationer's paradise. A 1,300 SF of living space boasts 3 spacious bedrooms + expansive loft and 2 bathrooms with central air to keep you cool in summer and central heating for those cozy winter nights. Enjoy the privacy while remaining close to the town of Huntsville. **FAMILY COTTAGE - NO PARTIES**
$369 per night

Stay near Lake of Bays's top sights

Photo of Arrowhead Provincial Park
Arrowhead Provincial Park354 locals recommend
Photo of Deerhurst Resort
Deerhurst Resort70 locals recommend
Photo of Lions Lookout
Lions Lookout119 locals recommend
Photo of Dorset Lookout Tower
Dorset Lookout Tower176 locals recommend
Photo of On The Docks Pub
On The Docks Pub134 locals recommend
Photo of Oxtongue River - Ragged Falls Provincial Park
Oxtongue River - Ragged Falls Provincial Park39 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Lake of Bays

Villa in Baysville
Muskoka Escapes - The Lake of Bays Villas
$369 per night
Condo in Huntsville
3 Bedroom Suite on Deerhurst Drive
$70 per night
Cabin in Huntsville
A-Frame Treehouse~ Hot Tub, Close to Lake & Trails
$284 per night
Cottage in Baysville
Cozy 3 bedroom cottage in Lake of Bays!
$295 per night
Cottage in Baysville
Muskoka Lakeside Cottage❤Dock❤Beach❤Paradise❤WIFI
$136 per night
Guest suite in Huntsville
Lassetter Lake Lodge - The Muskoka Experience
$100 per night
Cottage in Baysville
Island View Dickie Lake Cottage
$185 per night
Cottage in Huntsville
Escape North to Muskoka A-Frame | 4-Season Chalet
$165 per night
Cabin in Baysville
3BR Muskoka Lakehouse Wifi100+MB Fireplace Dock
$153 per night
Cottage in Huntsville
Priv. Hot Tub- Romantic Muskoka Get Away for Two.
$134 per night
Cottage in Baysville
Grandview Whispering Pines in Muskoka
$240 per night
Cottage in Baysville
Baysville Cottage with a View
$175 per night

Your guide to Lake of Bays

All About Lake of Bays

The Lake of Bays region in the northeast of Muskoka, Ontario, is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. The township’s 100 lakes have a variety of appealing names — including Blue Chalk Lake, Porcupine Lake, Teapot Lake, and the Lake of Bays itself — and they’re alive with anglers, sailors, stand-up paddleboarders, and an array of local wildlife. In wintertime, the region transforms into a white wonderland for snowmobiling, ice fishing, and other seasonal activities. On land, you’ll discover walking and cycling trails, beaches, and parks to explore. Little hamlets and cottages dotted around the area promise indulgent bakeries and independent stores and restaurants. And if you visit one of the regular farmers’ markets, you’ll surely be able to sample the local maple syrup.

Lake of Bays boasts a thriving creative scene with many art shops and galleries showcasing all manner of crafts, including pottery, photography, painting, and woodturning. The region lies conveniently near several provincial parks to explore, and the Oxtongue River, which has both easy and difficult classes of rapids, is also within easy reach, as is the eco-tourism destination Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lake of Bays?

For sun and warmer temperatures, the best time to visit is between May and September, as the days are pleasant for hanging out on the waters, and the evenings are just cool enough for a sweatshirt or light jacket. But if ice fishing for lake trout or taking fat tire rides on the snowy landscape are your favorite ways to enjoy the freezing temperatures, then you’ll want to opt for a fall or winter trip.

As Lake of Bays is a year-round destination, there’s always something happening in one of the hamlets, villages, or areas of natural beauty. During each weekend in February, the villages hold winter festivals, whereas in August, you can enjoy visits to the artists’ studios. If you’re planning to take the Lake of Bays Scenic Drive, book your Lake of Bays cottage rental in autumn to take in the vibrant colors of the fall leaves.

What are the top things to do in Lake of Bays?

Lake of Bays Scenic Drive

You can enjoy this 50-mile route by car, cycle, boat, or even snowmobile (weather permitting). Baysville, Dwight, and Dorset are a few villages along the way, and each one has a self-guided heritage walk, so you can stretch your legs and discover the local town before taking the scenic route to your next destination.

SS Bigwin

When visitors first started traveling to Lake of Bays over 100 years ago, the main method of enjoying the lakes was on a wooden steamship. Today, one original vessel remains — the SS Bigwin — which was renowned for ferrying international political figures and famous personalities across the waters. The boat was lovingly restored to its former glory in recent years and today offers cruises to the public. Departing from Dorset, you can take in the imposing cliffs and white pines as you glide across the lake in style.

Dorset Lookout Tower

Climb up to the 142-meter high observation deck at the Dorset Lookout Tower for 360-degree views across the incredible Muskoka landscape. The 90-year-old tower originally used as a fire lookout now welcomes visitors to take in the changing colors of the Lake of Bays region. Those with less of an appetite for heights can try the treetop viewing platform or just enjoy the cafe and gift shop on the ground.