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Cottage in 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!
$268 per night
Cottage in Gravenhurst
Welcome to BELLA LOON-A on Beautiful Loon Lake
This peaceful cottage situated on 200 feet of sunny south-facing granite shore boasts a gradual sandy walk-in, plus dock, lakeside firepit and stunning sunsets. The 3 bedroom, 2 bath, year-round home has a large kitchen /dining / living room area, plus sunny Muskoka Room. Walkouts to the deck from the living room and Muskoka room give access to the bbq and outdoor dining area, surrounded by glass railings giving an unobstructed view. Canoe and paddle boat included. Only 7 mins to town.
$93 per night
Cottage in Torrance
Beautiful Nine Mile Lake
Beautiful Muskoka getaway! Newly renovated 4 season waterfront cottage! Stunning views! Located on picturesque Nine Mile Lake. Over 70% of the lake is crown land. Perfect for kayaking and canoeing to enjoy all the beauty Muskoka is known for. We have kayaks a canoe and a paddle board for you to enjoy. Plenty of sun exposure on the dock you can swim all day long. Close to hiking and snowmobile trails. May 15-Oct 2 Minimum 6 nights with a Sunday check in.
$143 per night

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Stay near Muskoka Lakes's top sights

Photo of Sawdust City Brewing
Sawdust City Brewing134 locals recommend
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Touchstone Resort7 locals recommend
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Windsor Park6 locals recommend
Photo of Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf
Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf58 locals recommend
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Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site34 locals recommend
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Muskoka Steamships90 locals recommend

Cabin rentals in Muskoka Lakes

Cabin in Huntsville
Aux Box Muskoka**HOT TUB** Modern Bunkie
$205 per night
Cabin in Bracebridge
Muskoka Hideaway-hot tub/private trails/wood stove
$219 per night
Cabin in Huntsville
The Doma Lodge - Cozy Muskoka Cabin in the Woods
$151 per night
Cabin in Muskoka Lakes
$103 per night
Cabin in Huntsville
Pet friendly - Gryffin Ridge the Magic Forest
$138 per night
Cabin in Bracebridge
Cozy Cabin Getaway Muskoka
$117 per night
Cabin in Windermere
Muskoka Quaint Cabin - Spring Summer 2023
$56 per night
Cabin in Port Carling
Icicle Valley
$795 per night
Cabin in Coldwater
The Wood House Muskoka
$355 per night
Cabin in Windermere
Mossy Rock Cabins
$148 per night
Cabin in Bracebridge
#1 Cabin on 60 acres on the south Muskoka River
$100 per night
Cabin in Bracebridge
Waterflow Cabin on Muskoka River
$401 per night

Vacation rentals in Muskoka Lakes

Treehouse in Utterson
The Water’s Edge * * Unique Muskoka Treehouse * *
$541 per night
Tiny home in Gravenhurst
Tiny House Muskoka
$109 per night
Home in Huntsville
Wolegib Waterfront Retreat in Muskoka- Hot Tub!
$354 per night
Loft in Gravenhurst
Cedar Terrace | By Lake Muskoka | Private Hot Tub
$263 per night
Farm stay in Gravenhurst
Stix N Stones (Light Breakfast & Snowshoes)
$72 per night
Cottage in Bracebridge
* HOT TUB *2 Bd Modern Rustic Cottage on 8 acre
$165 per night
Place to stay in Huntsville
Charming Boathouse on Fairy Lake
$69 per night
Cottage in Gravenhurst
Stunning Log Cottage on an Island in Muskoka
$152 per night
Cottage in Huntsville
The Rock Lodge, At Mary Lake (+ Hot Tub)
$194 per night
Cottage in MacTier
Granite Hill Cottage | Hot Tub | Muskoka Lakes
$159 per night
Cottage in Port Carling
Lake Muskoka Luxury Cottage w/ Hot Tub
$271 per night
Cottage in Bracebridge
The Hudson - Riverside Cabin, Bracebridge
$201 per night

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.