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Vacation rentals in Lake of Bays

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Treehouse in Huntsville
Charming A-Frame Treehouse | HotTub + Pet-Friendly
Experience an enchanting stay in the Muskokas in our beautiful, updated 1970s A-Frame cabin! You will be high up, tucked in the trees - this is the perfect destination to unplug, relax, and enjoy the beauty around you! Enjoy the natural beauty and serenity around you, or walk a short distance to Penn Lake for swimming, hiking, and biking trails! *Hot tub open year-round *Floor-to-ceiling windows *Beautiful, picturesque views *Cozy, stylish decor *Pets are welcome 📷 Check us out @door25stays
$300 per night
Home in Baysville
Lily's Lake House - Luxury Lakefront in Muskoka
Welcome to Lily's Lake House! Positioned high in the trees, Lily's Lake House is a luxurious lakefront retreat nestled in the heart of the beautiful Muskoka region. With its stunning views of Lake of Bays and surrounding forests, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage offers a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Only 2.5 hours from the GTA, nearby to Baysville, Huntsville and Bracebridge, the conveniences of the city are still within reach. The perfect getaway any time of year!
$259 per night
Cabin in Baysville
3BR Muskoka Lakehouse Wifi100+MB Fireplace Dock
"The Echo" is a beautiful lakefront cottage in Muskoka, Ontario. It boasts a stunning vaulted ceiling through the open concept living room and kitchen making you feel at one with nature. The lakefront views and gently sloping lot are perfect for families of all ages. You'll also have your own private lakefront access to Echo Lake with a dock. This cottage has ample space inside the cottage and around the private property. Come enjoy this hidden gem. "The Echo" is calling!
$239 per night

Stay near Lake of Bays's top sights

Arrowhead Provincial Park354 locals recommend
Deerhurst Resort70 locals recommend
Lions Lookout119 locals recommend
Dorset Lookout Tower176 locals recommend
Oxtongue River - Ragged Falls Provincial Park39 locals recommend
Dwight Beach38 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Lake of Bays

Cottage in Huntsville
Cabin in Muskoka for 2, Pri. HotTub. Close to Lake
$177 per night
Cabin in Lake of Bays
Cozy Waterfront Muskoka Cabin
$262 per night
Cottage in Baysville
Tranquil Muskoka Lake House
$370 per night
Cabin in Huntsville
Otter Haven*Stylish Lakefront Cottage*Firepit*Dock
$152 per night
Cottage in Baysville
Muskoka Waterfront Cottage w/ Hot Tub, Wi-Fi & AC
$306 per night
Home in Huntsville
Modern Waterfront Retreat in Muskoka
$482 per night
Cabin in Baysville
Eco-cabin escape off the grid in Muskoka
$225 per night
Cabin in Huntsville
Aux Box Muskoka**HOT TUB** Modern Bunkie
$223 per night
Treehouse in Dorset
Raven's Roost- private luxury treehouse with sauna
$284 per night
Cottage in Huntsville
Escape North to Muskoka A-Frame | 4-Season Chalet
$189 per night
Cottage in Baysville
The Mallard Muskoka
$269 per night
Cottage in Huntsville
Lakeview Cottage on Peninsula Lake
$257 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.

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.

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.