Planning Your Next Holiday? Visit Muskoka!
Welcome to Cottage Country!
Looking to rent a cottage in Muskoka this summer? Or perhaps you are planning a fall getaway to see the magnificent tapestry of colours, or an annual snowmobiling trip? From sandy beaches and clear lakes in summer to fluffy ski paths and pristine snowboarding hills come wintertime, the Muskoka’s and beyond offer amazing holiday experiences all year round, and we are here to accommodate your every cottage vacation need.
Whether you are looking for a cottage with shallow clear water and a sandy beach for the little ones, or a supremely private romantic getaway, we are here to help you find the perfect setting for your next Muskoka retreat. From rustic to modern and cozy to open concept, we offer everything from pet-friendly cabins to air-conditioned luxury lakefront properties fully equipped with all the amenities. Let us do the work in finding you the perfect Muskoka cottage for your family.
Muskoka Region has it all!
Set within a mosaic of pristine waters and surrounded by rocky shorelines and majestic forests, Muskoka is Ontario’s finest four-season vacation destination. With sparkling lakes, clear rivers and more than 4,000 square kilometers of towering pines, the Muskoka region offers an exquisite and serene landscape for families, groups and couples seeking the most memorable of cottage vacations.
In addition to the gorgeous landscape, visitors to Muskoka will fall in love with the region’s heritage communities and thriving urban centres which offer excellent shopping, one-of-a-kind entertainment, local artisan shops, exciting events and engaging attractions. You will find an abundance of diversified culture and endless recreational activities; there is something for every taste and interest. Whatever the season, whatever the budget, Muskoka’s charm and beauty offer a special experience for everyone.
Just a 90-minute drive north of Toronto (Canada’s business capital) the District Municipality of Muskoka is comprised of the following municipalities: Town of Bracebridge, Township of Georgian Bay, Town of Gravenhurst, Town of Huntsville, Township of Lake of Bays, and the Township of Muskoka Lakes.
Read on to learn more about what each of Muskoka’s municipalities has to offer for your next unique and charming Muskoka cottage country experience.
Getting to Muskoka
If you’re coming to Muskoka by car, take Highway 401 to Highway 400 North to Barrie. Follow Highway 401 through Barrie, keep left after the Duckworth exit and follow Highway 11 North towards Orillia. Continue along Highway 11 North and exit to Muskoka at Highway 169 West.
If you’re coming to Muskoka by plane, arrive at Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and drive or take a car or bus service North along the above route. Alternatively, you can book a float plane service to Muskoka out of Buttonville airport.
If you’re coming to Muskoka from the United States, you do not need a travel visa. If you’re coming to Muskoka from any other country, find out if you need a visitor visa for Canada here.
We would be happy to help you with your travel arrangements!
Known as the “Heart of Muskoka”, Bracebridge offers the stunning beauty of serene lakes and tranquil waterfalls. Minutes away from the lakeside cottages lays the town centre steeped in cultural history and loaded with activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Considered by many to be cottage country’s most naturally enchanting area, Georgian Bay is also is rich in human history with strong cultural roots forming the community’s backbone. Georgian Bay’s diverse nature reserves, the famous Park to Park Trail System, plus trademark windswept islands and rock-lined shores inspired many great works by the renowned Group of Seven Artists.
Known for hosting some of the greatest events in the Muskoka region, Gravenhurst offers visitors a vibrant community rich in history, culture and the arts. Not only will the area’s pristine natural beauty capture your heart but you are certain fall in love with the town’s warm hospitality, unique heritage and abundant cultural assets.
Acting as the major gateway from Toronto to Algonquin Provincial Park, makes Huntsville the central hub of Muskoka’s cottage country. The small-town warmth and welcoming appeal of the community combined with its reputation as “Once Discovered, Never Forgotten”. You don’t have to choose between a golf or cottage vacation around here, as a short drive takes you to Deerhurst or Mark O’meara golf courses for a round of 18-holes before heading back for a BBQ at your private cottage rental! For the avid boater, the 4-lake system of Mary Lake, Fairy Lake ,Lake Vernon and Penninsula Lake offers seemingly endless day trips on the water. All this and more makes Huntsville the perfect family getaway destination.
Lake of Bays
The second largest lake in all Muskoka, known for its vast and spectacular natural landscape, Lake of Bays boasts crystal clear waters and sandy beaches; the area is perfect for swimming, fishing and water sports. A year-round favourite destination for sports enthusiasts and recreationists, Lake of Bays’ vast boating options include the ability to boat to the quaint cottage villages of Dorset, Baysville or Dwight for groceries or a meal. Put your clubs in the boat and head to well ronouned Bigwin Island for golf or lunch at their lakeside patio!
The Muskoka Lakes Township is known for vast boating options on “The Big 3” lake system of Lake Muskoka, Lake Joseph and Lake Rosseau. Enjoy boating into the towns of Bala, Port Carling and Rosseau for restaurants, shopping and groceries, as well as spas and golf courses. Experience its wholesome vibe and sophisticated Muskoka charm.